State softball returns to Fort Dodge


This annual state tournament is a highlight of the summer season One of summer’s most enjoyable events gets underway today. The Girls State Softball Tournament will be the highlight of the season for the teams that made it to state-level competition, including the Fort Dodge Dodgers and St. ...

Matt Cosgrove deserves nature center honor


For nearly a decade, Matt Cosgrove has been the person most closely associated with the drive to create a new nature center in Webster County. Now, his name will be associated with it forever. The county Board of Supervisors surprised the conservation director earlier this month by ...

Uniting our organization through our values

Local Columns

Caring for people — it’s what we do best. And it starts on the inside. We’ve created a culture that values every aspect of our team members’ lives. From a strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, robust professional development opportunities, encouraging regular feedback ...

Be sure to attend the Webster County Fair


Times change. Even so there are a few constants in life. One is the pleasure provided by the county fairs that continue to be a highlight of summer in the Hawkeye State. The Webster County Fair begins today and continues through Sunday on the fairgrounds at 22770 Old Highway 169. It will ...

Salutes Messenger team’s efforts

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: My first attendance at a Major League Baseball game, August 1971, with parents and brothers featuring the great Harmon Killebrew, got me hooked on baseball. After all of the games I have attended, I have cut out the box score from the city I was visiting or The Messenger when I ...