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Speedy scouts hit the track

March 31, 2014 Tiger Scouts Sam Myer and Royce Pederson brought important tools to the Pinewood Derby this year — smartphones and iPods. more »»

At the library

March 31, 2014 When patrons come to visit the Fort Dodge Public Library, it’s likely the first people they see are the ones behind the circulation desk, who are either greeting guests or helping someone check out... more »»

Messenger awards scholarships for 2014-2015

March 31, 2014 The Messenger has named five area students as Iowa Central Community College scholarship winners for the 2014-2015 academic year. more »»

Feelhaver, Prairie Valley H.S. chosen as PBIS Honor Schools

March 31, 2014 Feelhaver Elementary in Fort Dodge and Prairie Valley Junior/Senior High School in Gowrie have been selected by the state as PBIS Honor Schools. more »»

New housing development planned for Clarion

March 31, 2014 CLARION — Bidding is expected to begin later this week for lots in a new housing development planned for Clarion. more »»

PRIA’s mission: Stop RICL

March 29, 2014 WEBB — What Jerry Crew, 72, enjoys every morning is looking out his windows onto his 160-acre field in Clay County made mellow from three decades of no-till farmin. more »»

Coins galore draw collectors to the mall

March 29, 2014 Don Heck, of Fort Dodge, was spending a fair amount of his day Saturday hunched over tables covered with albums full of coins — magnifying loupe in hand — looking for specimens to add to his... more »»

Here’s the beef

March 28, 2014 Anyone searching for a superb burger need look no farther than Rides Bar & Grill, 723 S. 31st St. more »»

Farnhamville has a new chief

March 28, 2014 FARNHAMVILLE — Patrick Monaghan, the new police chief in Farnhamville, is happy to be getting to know the residents of the town he is working to serv. more »»

Area 4-H’ers to take Iowa to D.C.

March 28, 2014 Four area 4-H members are traveling to Washington, D.C., to represent Iowa at the National 4-H Conference April 5-1. more »»

Gowrie gathers to hear about local progress

March 28, 2014 GOWRIE — The upcoming debut of a new car dealership and progress on the construction of a fire station were described Friday evening during the annual spring banquet of the Gowrie Development... more »»

New shelter planned for E.G.

March 28, 2014 EAGLE GROVE — Visitors to Eagle Grove’s Greenwood Park will soon be able to have a more usable shelter after the construction of a new facility this summer. more »»

Arrest made in 2009 Sac City murder

March 27, 2014 SAC CITY — Sixteen months after human bones were found in a Sac City home, a man who had once lived with the victim has been arrested and charged in the case. John D. Green, 54, of Blairsville, Ga. more »»

Local group takes issues to D.C.

March 27, 2014 Airline service and the Renewable Fuels Standard were among the topics discussed when a group of Fort Dodge leaders met with members of Congress Wednesday in Washington. more »»

Job hunting

March 27, 2014 Nathan Lane, of Fort Dodge, had a good reason to attend the 2014 Business & Industry Career Fair at Iowa Central Community College Wednesday. “I’m trying to find a job,” he said. more »»

Five Dems seek county recorder job

March 27, 2014 Five Democrats want to represent their party in the race for Webster County recorder this year. They will face off in the June 3 primary. more »»

Former lawmaker seeks seat

March 27, 2014 Rod Halvorson, who represented Fort Dodge in the Iowa Legislature for 20 years, is attempting a political comeback by running for the Webster County Board of Supervisors. more »»

Sign-ups underway in region

March 27, 2014 The staff of Children & Families of Iowa is trying to enroll about 1,000 young people throughout the Fort Dodge region in a new free health care program that begins Tuesday. more »»

Dilley plea hearing scheduled

March 27, 2014 Ronald Dilley, 29, the man accused of killing Steven Fisher, of Fort Dodge, last summer, has indicated that he will change his plea at a hearing next week. Dilley's hearing is on April 4 at 10:30 a.m. more »»

Serving the poor

March 27, 2014 New opportunities are opening up for the Beacon of Hope to serve the poor in Fort Dodge. Two buildings were recently donated to the local men’s shelte. more »»



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