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August 9, 2015 ROCKWELL CITY — A non-jury trial pitting Dakota Access LLC against Calhoun County that had been scheduled to take place Tuesday has been pushed back by more than a month. The new date is 9 a.m. more »»

City Council election season begins in Fort Dodge

August 9, 2015 Fort Dodge voters will pick five members of the seven-person City Council during this year’s election. Council candidates can begin filing their nominating petitions on Monday. more »»

Enter the dragons

August 9, 2015 Samantha Hau, of Cedar Rapids, has an important job when she races with Da’ Dragons dragon boat team during the CJ Bio America Badger Lake Dragon Boat Bash in John F. Kennedy Memorial Par. more »»

Rick Perry touts his record

August 9, 2015 ROCKWELL CITY — Republican Presidential candidate former Texas Gov. Rick Perry made a campaign stop Saturday at the Rockwell City Community Center where he was met by a crowd of about 80 people. more »»

At Settler’s Day, luck eludes queen

August 9, 2015 FARNHAMVILLE — Norma Morgan, of Farnhamville, wasn’t having much luck Saturday afternoon as bingo card after bingo card failed to yield her a win during the bingo game at the annual Old Settler’s Da... more »»


August 8, 2015 As the 19th annual CJ Bio America Badger Lake Dragon Boat Bash kicked off Friday night, teams made offerings to the dragon. more »»

Jefferson’s casino gets governor’s touch

August 8, 2015 JEFFERSON — The Wild Rose Casino & Resort celebrated its grand opening Friday, after more than two years of planning and a year after breaking ground. more »»

New telco streams local stations

August 8, 2015 GOWRIE — Local TV channels are now available through the Webster-Calhoun Cooperative Telephone Association, for a lower cost than traditional cable or satellite channels. more »»

In Gowrie, something’s up

August 8, 2015 GOWRIE — According to Gowrie Fire Chief Greg Benson, there’s a very good reason for the department to replace its small aging fire station that dates from 1970. “We’re out of space,” he said. more »»

O’Malley campaigns in FD

August 8, 2015 Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, a Democrat, stood on a chair at Bloomers on Central Friday morning to speak to an audience of nearly 70 as part of his presidential campaign. more »»


August 7, 2015 ALGONA — LeAnn Wempen, of Lu Verne, was beaming with pride Thursday morning as she watched her granddaughter, Rilyn Tuttle, 3, also of Lu Verne, lead her goat kid, Anabelle, into the show ring at th... more »»

Calhoun measure draws Dakota Access ire

August 7, 2015 ROCKWELL CITY — A company seeking to build an oil pipeline across Iowa filed a lawsuit seeking an injunction against Calhoun County, arguing a resolution adopted by the county was “clearly a shot at... more »»

Coleman sewer dispute simmers

August 7, 2015 Some Coleman District residents disagreed sharply Thursday evening over a perceived lack of activity by their sewer board. more »»

Sales tax holiday will give Iowans relief

August 6, 2015 The annual opportunity to buy some clothing and shoes without paying any sales taxes is at hand. What the state Department of Revenue calls the Iowa Sales Tax Holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. more »»

50 years

August 6, 2015 The Foster Grandparents celebrated 50 years of volunteerism and helping students Wednesday, with more than 275 volunteers from across the state gathering at Fort Frenzy’s Cardiff Center. more »»

FDPD seeks armed Casey’s robber

August 6, 2015 An armed robber is being sought by the Fort Dodge Police Department after an incident at Casey’s General Store early Wednesday mornin. more »»

In Guns N’ Hoses, FD police, fire will face off on field

August 6, 2015 Fort Dodge police officers and firefighters will go head to head Sunday in a new event designed to raise money for a local monument. more »»

Bus stop

August 6, 2015 -Messenger photo by Hans Madsen Donald Trump campaign worker Chris Hupke, of Larchwood, talks to a group of potential voters and caucus attendees Wednesday afternoon when he stopped with one of the... more »»

Volunteers needed for dragon bash, races

August 6, 2015 The Badger Lake Dragonboat Association is still looking for volunteers to help out during the Badger Lake Dragonboat Bash this weekend. more »»

Coming together

August 5, 2015 As the summer winds down, the Fort Dodge and Webster County community came together to celebrate being together. more »»



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