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Mediacom blames county gravel truck

June 1, 2016 Thousands of Mediacom Communications customers in four area counties were left without internet, phone and cable television service for much of the day Tuesday after a fiber-optic cable was broken i... more »»

Preparing for the future

June 1, 2016 Webster County has another tool for future development, such as road projects, after the Board of Supervisors formally increased the county’s economic development area. more »»

GIS system gets update

June 1, 2016 How close is “close enough?” The answer depends on what you’re trying to do. more »»

VDMC, Webster City clinic agree to combine

June 1, 2016 WEBSTER CITY — Van Diest Medical Center announced Tuesday that it expects Webster City Medical Clinic to become a part of its health service as early as this year. more »»

Tuesday rains cause few problems

June 1, 2016 Rainy weather early Tuesday afternoon didn’t cause many problems for the residents of Fort Dodge and Webster Count. more »»

Webster County remembers its fallen

May 31, 2016 The names of Webster County soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines who died fighting for their country in places like hallowed Civil War battlefields and nameless tracts of desert will be forgotten... more »»

­­New acquisition

May 31, 2016 WEBSTER?CITY?— Officials with Peoples Credit Union in Webster City today announced the acquisition of Frontier Community Credit Union, 13 S. Third St., Fort Dodge. more »»

Memorial day scenes from around the area

May 31, 2016 Memorial Day ceremonies in Eagle Grove and Dayton ... more »»

League of their own

May 30, 2016 WEBSTER CITY — A new adult soccer league debuted in Webster City Sunday. Narcisco Gutierrez started the Webster City League Latino to offer a family friendly activity for the community. more »»

Memorial Day section delayed

May 30, 2016 For those of you looking for The Messenger's Memorial Day section, it will appear in Tuesday's paper. God bless our veterans, those who are alive and those who have passed. We are in your deb. more »»

Two injured in motorcycle crash Sunday

May 30, 2016 LEHIGH — Two men are injured after crashing their motorcycles into a ditch near Lehigh, according to Trooper Blaine Kamp, of the Iowa State Patrol. The crash occurred at approximately 3:30 p.m. more »»

Sheriff’s deputy works to keep community safe

May 30, 2016 Deputy Derek Christie’s main reason for going into law enforcement was a simple one: to protect his communit. more »»


May 29, 2016 WEBSTER CITY – Arch Foster was an undertaker who couldn’t prevent the grief he witnessed again and again, but he found a way to soothe it. The solution was Babyland. more »»

Frontier Days are almost here

May 29, 2016 The annual Frontier Days has come together in spite of tragedy this yea. more »»

JJ Bonnell Memorial Ride

May 29, 2016 The ninth annual Sgt. JJ Bonnell’s Memorial Ride featured stops in Manson, Rockwell City, Gowrie, Lehigh and Duncombe before ending back in Fort Dodge. Proceeds from the event go to the Sgt. more »»

“Run to Honor” 5K

May 29, 2016 It Gets Better Fort Dodge and Beyond's second annual “Run to Honor” 5K was held Saturday afternoon. more »»

Last day of class

May 28, 2016 St. Edmond Catholic School’s last day started with rain, but by noon students in green were outside for an afternoon of fun activities and ice cream sandwiches. more »»

To Harcourt with anticipation

May 27, 2016 HARCOURT — Three girls, a world away from their homes, have been living on the same block in a small town in Iowa for nine months. more »»

Three want to be sheriff

May 27, 2016 WEBSTER CITY — More than 100 people attended a candidate forum Thursday night hosted by The Daily Freeman-Journal. It featured five candidates who are on the June 7 primary ballot in Hamilton Count. more »»



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