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That’s a wrap

Local News

Downtown Fort Dodge’s summer Market on Central series will have its final event of the season on Thursday. The market will run from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Central Avenue between Seventh and Ninth streets in downtown Fort Dodge. Lydia Schuur, communications specialist for the Greater Fort ...

Catigbe earns blue ribbons at State Fair

News Brief

Nanette Catigbe took home four ribbons at the Iowa State Fair on Monday. Catigbe, of Fort Dodge, makes specialty cakes including portrait cakes through her business called Mucchio di Bella Pastries and Art. She was featured in The Messenger on July 28. Catigbe competed in the Cake ...

News of record: Aug. 5, 2019

News of record

Magistrate Court WEBSTER COUNTY Monday Fifth-degree theft — Kellie Elaine Landero, 39, 223 K St., $320 plus restitution. Public intoxication — Richard Lee Anderson, 54, 1403 Third Ave. S., $161.25. Possession of drug paraphernalia — Edwin Melena Ochoa, 26, Perry, ...

New bike ride honors Doyle’s memory

Local News

Two years after his passing, Josh Doyle’s generosity has managed to find its way back to the heart of Fort Dodge. “I wanted to do something with a purpose,” said Bruce Breeser, one of the organizers putting together Prairie Rivers Trail Ride to bring bicyclists together in honor of ...

FD police continue investigation into weekend shootings

Local News

The search continues as Fort Dodge police look for answers to two separate shootings on Saturday and Sunday, one of which wounded a 16-year-old boy. Capt. Ryan Gruenberg said investigators are working to explore every possibility and compile leads to understand what led to each of the ...

UnityPoint to close OB unit in Marshalltown

Local News

The obstetrics unit and Women’s Health Clinic will close Sept. 30 because of a decrease in births, UnityPoint Health — Marshalltown officials announced Monday. “There simply aren’t enough women choosing to deliver locally,” said Jennifer Friedly, president of UnityPoint Health — ...

No average cat lady

Local News

SAINTE GENEVIEVE, Mo. — Joeli Koenig is spending much of her summer with three cats. But these are not just your normal, everyday household felines. Koenig, a graduate of St. Edmond, recently completed her junior year at Iowa State University. She was selected for an internship with ...

Registration open for Community Christian preschool

Education Briefs

Community Christian School has limited space available for the 3- and 4-year-old preschool programs for the 2019-20 school year. Four-year-old preschool is free due to the Iowa preschool program grant. Scholarships are available for the 3-year-old program if needed. The preschool ...

Local officials react to mass shootings

Local News

After two mass shootings occurred in the U.S. in less than 24 hours, local officials and legislators reacted to the recent events. “Any kind of gun violence is a sad day for America. We have a great country built on freedom, but sometimes those freedoms cause pain. It’s hard to figure ...

Police continue shooting investigation

Local News

The 16-year-old boy who suffered gunshot wounds to his leg in a Saturday afternoon shooting has since been treated and released from the hospital, according to officials. Meanwhile investigators with the Fort Dodge Police Department continue to follow up on the shooting where 20 shots were ...

Truck sprayed with bullets on south side

Local News

When Fort Dodge police arrived near the intersection of Sixth Avenue South and South 14th Street Sunday night, they found a red Ford pickup truck that was struck with at least three bullets, including one that cracked the windshield and another that popped a tire, according to Sgt. Zach ...

Building for success

Local News

Fort Dodge will soon see one of the most visible elements of a new building on Iowa Central Community College’s campus. The new walls of the Greehey Family Student Success Center are in the process of being put up now, according to Angie Martin, vice president of finance and operations ...

FDPD to be topic at Lunch & Learn

News Brief

Two Fort Dodge police officers will talk about the Police Department’s operations during a Lunch & Learn event on Wednesday. Capt. Ryan Gruenberg and School/Community Resource Officer Joelyn Johnson will be the guest speakers at the lunch. Lunch & Learn will be from 11:30 a.m. to ...

Brown’s Shoe Fit adds options

Local Business

Helping customers find shoes that fit perfectly and meet their unique requirements has been the mission of Brown’s Shoe Fit, 210 S. 25th St, since the enterprise opened for business locally in July 1996. Craig Jarrard, the Fort Dodge store’s owner-manager, said being focused ...

UnityPoint Clinic welcomes Dr. Ilceski

Business Briefs

UnityPoint Clinic OB/GYN is proud to welcome Dr. David Ilceski, to our team of experienced and dedicated physicians. Ilceski received his undergraduate degree from Brock University, Ontario, Canada, and went on to receive his medical degree from St. George’s University, St. George’s, ...