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Manson Messenger courier delivers holiday message

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MANSON — Messenger subscribers got a little more than their paper for Christmas from courier Dave Johnston. Johnston and his partner, Leo Poppen, hand made Christmas cards to give out with the paper here. Johnston drew a Christmas candle on the front of the card and Poppen wrote a poem for ...

Spreading Christmas cheer

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For families who are fleeing domestic violence, it may seem unlikely that they’ll get to experience a traditional Christmas, with presents and a tree. But the Domestic/Sexual Assault Outreach Center makes sure that those who are seeking their services have a merry Christmas by providing ...

From our files

From Our Files

10 Years ago: Dec. 24, 2008 NEWS: Students at Community Christian School raised $1,500 for World Vision to help people in Haiti. SPORTS: Humboldt beat Clarion-Goldfield, 57-53, in boys basketball. 25 Years ago: Dec. 24, 1993 NEWS: Mike and Jody McClintock, of Fort Dodge, hung their ...

For Natte, family and community come first

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What is important to you? The two things which are most important to me are my family and my community. It seems that everything I become involved in centers around them. How do you balance your work and family life? I have been retired for the last few years, so my time is spent ...

12 Days of Christmas

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The Messenger’s 12 Days of Christmas continues with this display at 1624 N. 27th St. in Fort Dodge and features a bright collection of illuminated orbs and cheerful snowmen. To nominate a display call 573-2141 ext. 472 or email hmadsen@messengernews.net

Off to the races

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Drivers steer their cars through the course from an elevated platform at the Tony Bacon Racing League in the Crossroads Mall. The day’s races, “Carpet Brawl in the Mall,” is part of the winter championship series. Club races are held Wednesday nights with warmups at 4 p.m. and races ...

Exceptional promise

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When Miftar Pozhari looked at his surroundings as a boy growing up in Gjakova, Kosovo, he didn’t see much of a reason for optimism. “I grew up in an environment in a developing country where I had nothing,” Pozhari, 18, an international exchange student at Iowa Central Community ...

Kwik Star is booming

Local Business

Kwik Star has increased its presence in Fort Dodge by adding three convenience stores in the area within the past year. In February, a Kwik Trip Express was added at the corner of Second Avenue North and 15th Street. The name was later changed to Tobacco Outlet Plus Grocery, but ownership ...

From our files: Dec. 23, 2018

From Our Files

10 Years ago: Dec. 23, 2008 NEWS: Sarah Smith left the Webster County Attorney’s Office to join the Bennett, Crimmins, Ostrander law firm. SPORTS: Rockwell City-Lytton beat Laurens-Marathon 52-29 in girls basketball. 25 Years ago: Dec. 23, 1993 NEWS: Myrtle Swedlund, 87, had no plans ...

Bemrich: I found IXP

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During what was likely the most contentious meeting in its history, the usually little noticed Webster County Telecommunications Board voted on Nov. 29 to move ahead with hiring IXP to manage the day-to-day 911 dispatching operations. The decision to enter contract talks with the Princeton, ...

Santa and the Grinch

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Santa had an unusual visitor Saturday at the Crossroads Mall. He’s green, he’s mean, he wants to steal Christmas and he’s really good at grossly overloading a sleigh. He is the Grinch. The Grinch is actually Amanda Peart, who painted her face and donned her Grinchy attire for her ...

Farm News Ag Show winners announced

Local Business

Rich Arndorfer, of Bancroft, was the winner of the Kubota two-piece, 19-drawer toolbox that is valued at more than $2,400. Arndorfer, a corn and soybean farmer, said the new toolbox will be a welcomed addition to his farm. “It’s a nice toolbox — it will work well,” he said. “I am ...

2019 Farm Bill is ‘good news’

Local Business

Some didn’t think it would happen this soon, but the United States Congress has managed to pull together enough bipartisan support to pass an $867 billion farm bill. The U.S. House of Representatives approved the bill with a 386-47 vote, which allocated billions of dollars in subsidies to ...

Economic espionage

Local Business

DES MOINES — Ask a farmer about the crux of the U.S.-China trade war, and the answer is likely “soybeans.” Ask the chief agricultural negotiator with the U.S. Trade Representative’s office, and the answer is “intellectual property theft.” “This is the trade issue of our era,” ...

Getting the word out

Local News

Day care is a need that is not going away in the Fort Dodge area. According to a First Children’s Finance report completed in 2016, an estimated 3,239 children ages 0-12 living in Fort Dodge need some form of child care while their parents are working. But there are only 1,601 year-round ...

From our files: Dec. 22, 2018

From Our Files

10 Years ago: Dec. 22, 2008 NEWS: Natalie Martinson and Efrain Molina were featured in Character Corner. SPORTS: The Tennessee Titans beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-14. 25 Years ago: Dec. 22, 1993 NEWS: The Fort Dodge Regional Airport reached the 10,000-passenger level for the second ...

News of Record: Dec. 22, 2018

News of record

Police log FORT DODGE Thursday An accident was reported in the 1500 block of Eighth Avenue South An unattended death was reported. A theft was reported in the 300 block of Meriwether Drive An assault was reported in the 1500 block of 27th Avenue North. A hit and run was ...