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Drug Take Back is on Sept. 25

September 18, 2015 Anyone with old prescription medication in their homes will have an opportunity to get rid of it next Friday as the Webster County Sheriff’s Department holds its annual drug Take Back event. more »»

Eager for honor

September 18, 2015 Eight veterans of World War II will be among the 98 total veterans traveling to see the memorials in Washington, D.C., this weekend on the Brushy Creek Area Honor Flight. more »»

Branstad visits centenarians

September 17, 2015 For those who make it to the century mark, George W. Clarke would have been the governor of Iowa when they were born. A Republican, he served from Jan. 16, 1913, to Jan. 11, 1917. more »»

Pipeline company drops injunction request

September 17, 2015 A company seeking to build an oil pipeline across Iowa has dropped its motion for an injunction against Calhoun Count. more »»

Governor applauds Wright County’s connectedness

September 17, 2015 EAGLE GROVE — Gov. Terry Branstad recognized Wright County on Wednesday as the 20th certified Connected Community in Iowa. more »»

This is a drill

September 17, 2015 BADGER — Several agencies practiced responding to a simulated accident involving a fuel tanker and two cars in Badger on Wednesday. more »»

IUB accepts staff report

September 17, 2015 The Iowa Utilities Board officially took administrative notice Wednesday of a staff report that questioned the route of a proposed pipeline in Iowa. more »»

Riverside takes on Challenge

September 17, 2015 Kindness and inclusivity are important qualities to instill at an early ag. more »»

Commission hears Oleson, Snell-Crawford parks plans

September 17, 2015 The Fort Dodge Parks, Recreation and Forestry Commission got an update on two park projects at its monthly meeting Wednesda. more »»

Backing car hits woman

September 17, 2015 -Messenger photo by Peter Kaspari Paramedics from Trinity Regional Medical Center and Fort Dodge firefighters tend to a woman who was hit by a car Wednesday morning. more »»

The flakes will be refurbished

September 17, 2015 The Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance asked for help deciding which snowflakes to use this winter and the public responded. more »»

A common enemy

September 16, 2015 Colorful bags bearing messages of hope and the names of loved ones dotted the yard of the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility Tuesday. more »»

IUB staff suggests pipeline route modifications

September 16, 2015 Iowa Utilities Board staff are questioning why a Texas company seeking to build a pipeline through Iowa couldn’t slightly change its route to reduce the number of parcels that would be affected. more »»

Landfill moves forward on big projects

September 16, 2015 Three major projects at the regional landfill and recycling center will cost about $161,000 less than expected. About $1. more »»

New voting machines will cost county $325K

September 16, 2015 Democracy isn’t free. Webster County will spend $325,000 for new voting machines this year ahead of the 2016 presidential election. more »»

Help with the healing process

September 16, 2015 Divorce hurts. It hurts the couple, it hurts the children, sometimes even friends and relatives. more »»

’Bugs are back

September 16, 2015 WEBSTER CITY — Those familiar red scooters will once again buzz around the Hamilton County Fairgrounds this week as the Doodle Bug Club of America hosts its annual reunion. more »»

Zoo pond may shrink

September 15, 2015 The pond in the Oleson Park Zoo may be shrinking in the near future. The Fort Dodge City Council is considering a plan to reduce the size of the pond as a way to improve the quality of its water. more »»

Voters likely to face bond issue for school

September 15, 2015 A time line was proposed Monday for a special vote on a general obligation bond for a new building to replace Duncombe Elementary, which was closed in August due to structural concerns. more »»

Council addresses zoning violation

September 15, 2015 A deal that would bring a recently built house into compliance with the Fort Dodge zoning rules was approved by the City Council on Monday. It requires the property owner, Brick Enterprises Ltd. more »»



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