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Comfort Inn of FD offers free stay

November 23, 2013 The Comfort Inn of Fort Dodge is offering a free night’s stay on Thanksgiving Day to travelers visiting family members having to spend the holiday in local nursing homes, hospitals and treatment... more »»

Salvation Army seeks bell ringers

November 15, 2013 The Salvation Army is seeking individuals and community groups to volunteer to ring bells in support of its general funds monetary campaign. more »»

FDCSD to hold garage sale Monday

November 13, 2013 The Fort Dodge Community School District will hold a garage sale Monday at the former Phillips Middle School, 1015 Fifth Ave. N. The public may arrive to view and purchase items from 8 a.m. to 7 p.. more »»

FD explosion’s cause is likely fireworks

November 11, 2013 A commercial-grade fireworks mortar was the likely cause of an explosion Saturday afternoon at 1433 First Ave. N. more »»

‘Where were you?’ JFK stories sought

November 11, 2013 Millions of Americans, including thousands of The Messenger’s readers, recall exactly where they were when they heard that President John F. Kennedy was shot and killed on Nov. 22, 1963. more »»

FDCSD to honor students, staff Monday

November 10, 2013 The Fort Dodge Community School District Board of Education will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the district’s Central Administration Building, 104 S. 17th St. more »»

Free rides for veterans

November 9, 2013 Veterans can ride the DART route bus service or Para-Transit service for free on Monday. In the MIDAS county system, veterans also can ride in town for free on Monday. more »»

LIHEAP offers heating assistance

November 9, 2013 The Low-Income Energy Assistance Program has been established to help qualifying low-income Iowa homeowners and renters pay for a portion of their primary heating costs for the 2013 to 2014 winter... more »»

Food drive set to benefit D/SAOC

November 3, 2013 Non-perishable food items are being collected at the Ameriprise Financial office, 1400 Central Ave., Fort Dodge, Tuesday through Nov. more »»

Two vehicles destroyed in FD fire

November 2, 2013 Two cars were destroyed and a garage damaged in an early Friday morning fire at 1417 Seventh Ave. N. more »»

Loretta Lynn concert postponed

October 29, 2013 The Loretta Lynn concert scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m. at the Clay County Regional Events Center in Spencer has been postponed. A rescheduled date has yet to be announced. more »»

FD school board to meet Monday

October 27, 2013 The Fort Dodge Community School District Board of Education will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the boardroom of the district’s Central Administration Building, 104 S. 17th St. more »»

Van Zyl, Hughes to hold ‘Coffee Conversation’

October 27, 2013 Fort Dodge Community School District Superintendent Doug Van Zyl and Assistant Superintendent Rob Hughes will hold a “Coffee Conversation” from 7 to 8 a.m. Thursday at the ISU Extension Office, 217 S. more »»

Webster County burn ban lifted

October 25, 2013 A countywide burn ban will be lifted this morning, almost two months after it was issued. The burn ban will be lifted at 7 a.m. more »»

FD woman wins ‘Double Dollar’

October 21, 2013 A Fort Dodge woman has won a $100,000 lottery prize. Keely Grell claimed the fourth of eight top prizes of $100,000 available in the Iowa Lottery’s “Double Dollar Fortune” instant-scratch gam. more »»

FD council forums set Thursday, Oct. 29

October 20, 2013 Candidates for the Fort Dodge City Council will answer questions from the public during two upcoming forums to be conducted by the Well-Informed Webster People. The first forum will begin at 6:30 p.m. more »»

School board to hold four sessions

October 20, 2013 The Fort Dodge Community School District Board of Education will meet in four separate closed sessions Monday to discuss the possibility of suspending or expelling four student. more »»

Clare Library hosts paranormal program

October 20, 2013 CLARE — The Clare Public Library will host a paranormal program today at 1 p.m. with the Paranormal Researchers of Iow. more »»

DNR seeks Brushy cabin rental input

October 19, 2013 The Iowa Department of Natural Resources wants input on proposed cabin fees for the two new one-bedroom cabins that will be built at Brushy Creek State Recreation Area in 2014. more »»

Absentee ballots for election available

October 18, 2013 Absentee ballots for the regular city elections to be held on Nov. 5 are now available in the Webster County auditor’s office. more »»



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