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Webster County Democrats to meet

February 25, 2015 The Webster County Democratic Party will hold its off-year caucus/organizational meeting on Saturday at the Lion’s Den, 731 Exposition Drive. There will be a potluck dinner starting at 5:30 p.m. more »»

State tree nursery closing proposed

February 25, 2015 WEBSTER CITY — Owners of commercial nurseries and landowners who purchase trees from the state forestry nursery in Ames will gather at 2 p.m. more »»

Small fire burns chicken coop

February 25, 2015 A chicken coop caught fire in Fort Dodge Tuesday night. The fire at 933 S. 24th St. ruined the chicken coop and melted the vinyl siding on a nearby garage. more »»

Credit union land sale on FD agenda

February 22, 2015 A real estate sale that will lead to the construction of a new credit union building is on Monday’s agenda for the Fort Dodge City Council. The council meeting will begin at 6 p.m. more »»

‘Back to School Gardens’ webinar in W.C.

February 20, 2015 WEBSTER CITY — Hamilton County ISU Extension will host a webinar on “Local Foods: Back to School Gardens,” which will focus on the role of Master Gardeners partnering with school gardens. more »»

Two-car accident

February 19, 2015 Two cars that collided sit at the intersection of Fifth Avenue North and North 16th Street Wednesday morning. more »»

Panel approves broadband expansion bill

February 19, 2015 DES MOINES (AP) — A House panel has approved a bill aimed at expanding broadband in Iowa, a step needed to advance one of Gov. Terry Branstad’s top legislation priorities this session. more »»

Woman dies in Waterloo house fire

February 19, 2015 WATERLOO (AP) — Authorities have confirmed that one person died following a house fire in Waterloo. more »»

Bills on minimum wage, wage theft OK’d

February 19, 2015 DES MOINES (AP) — A Senate committee has approved bills that would increase Iowa’s minimum wage and create a more detailed system for preventing wage theft. more »»

Operation Christmas seeks space

February 15, 2015 Operation Christmas needs storage space for equipment, new clothing and toys. The space should be approximately 1,000 square feet. It can be cool, but must be above freezing. more »»

Former Messenger employee earns honor

February 14, 2015 Larry Peterson, sportswriter for the Creston News Advertiser and former employee of The Messenger, received a Distinguished Service Award from the Iowa Newspaper Association Feb. more »»

Larson wins writing awards

February 14, 2015 Dana Larsen, editor of the Pilot-Tribune in Storm Lake and a former employee of The Messenger, earned Master Columnist and Excellence in Editorial Writing honors, as well as a Harrison “Skip” Weber... more »»

Holiday closings

February 14, 2015 What’s closed or open for Presidents Day? Financial Citizens – Closed CS Bank — Closed First American — Open First State Bank — Open Great Western – Open United Bank of Iowa — Closed Wells Fargo —... more »»

Free radon test kits nearly gone in FD

February 13, 2015 The Webster County Health Department is on track to be out of free radon test kits by this morning. more »»

Gargano honored with INA award

February 11, 2015 HUMBOLDT — James Gargano, publisher of the Humboldt Independent newspaper, was named as one of two Master Editor-Publishers during the 2015 Iowa Newspaper Association convention awards banquet. more »»

Growth Alliance award nominations due

February 11, 2015 Nominations for the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance’s Small Business of the Year Award and Rookie of the Year Award are due by Friday. more »»

Rockwell City boil advisory lifted

February 11, 2015 ROCKWELL CITY — The boil advisory for Rockwell City has been lifted, and it is no longer necessary to boil water before use. more »»

Rockwell City boil advisory lifted

February 10, 2015 ROCKWELL CITY — The boil advisory for Rockwell City has been lifted, and it is no longer necessary to boil water before use. more »»

City Council to act on support for BIVI

February 8, 2015 A development deal that would provide up to $1.5 million to Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. will be considered by the Fort Dodge City Council on Monday. The council meeting will begin at 6 p.m. more »»

Rockwell City is under boil advisory

February 8, 2015 ROCKWELL CITY — Residents of Rockwell City were told Saturday to boil their water before drinking or find an alternate source following a water main break. more »»



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