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Detector blitz likely saved family

January 27, 2016 Smoke detectors are being credited with saving the lives of a Fort Dodge family after their home burned Monday night. The cause and origin of the fire is still under investigation. more »»

AFES is collecting water to send to Flint

January 27, 2016 Athletics for Education and Success is collecting water to send to Flint, Michigan, where drinking water has been contaminated by lead. more »»

Benson proposes increase in office staffing

January 27, 2016 The Webster County attorney made her pitch for six total attorneys in her office at budget meetings Tuesday. Usually the office has five attorneys. more »»

Dayton papers still vying for official status

January 27, 2016 Two weekly papers in Dayton continue to vie for the title of an official paper of record for Webster County. more »»

Well Informed group hears FDCSD bond issues

January 27, 2016 By BRANDON L. SUMMERS bsummers@messengernews.net Fort Dodge Community School District administrators and board members spoke at a Well Informed Webster People forum Tuesday. more »»

Coming down

January 26, 2016 Exactly one week after a fire destroyed a tire warehouse in Fort Dodge, a construction crew began the process of demolishing the buildin. more »»

Fire ravages FD house

January 26, 2016 A Fort Dodge family and their cat escaped from a Monday night fire that ravaged their house. The fire at 717 Riverside St. N.W. was reported at 9:45 p.m. James Pallos, of 807 Riverside St. N.. more »»

Fletcher won’t seek re-election

January 26, 2016 Webster County Supervisor Clark Fletcher has announced he won’t seek re-election in 2016. more »»

FD city property tax rate to drop

January 26, 2016 The Fort Dodge property tax rate would drop by about 53 cents under a proposed 2016-2017 plan reviewed by the City Council Monday night. The proposed property tax levy of $20. more »»

Recycling deal adds plastic bags to the mix

January 26, 2016 Fort Dodge residents will be able to put plastic bags in their recycling bins for the first time as the city switches to a new processing contract that will save more than $2,000 a month. more »»

Seven stores fail compliance stop

January 26, 2016 A team effort between the Fort Dodge Police Department and a state agency has led to tobacco compliance checks in Webster Count. more »»

Planning, zoning changes ahead

January 26, 2016 A revamped zoning plan is in the future for Webster County. more »»

Emergency Management budget sees increase with vehicle

January 26, 2016 The proposed Emergency Management budget increased about 7 percent for next year, partly due to the new EM vehicle. more »»

Commercial rollback, declining farm values may cause budget woes

January 26, 2016 Webster County Supervisors will look closely at salaries and spending this year, anticipating budget shortfalls in fiscal year 2018. more »»

FDCSD board approves roof replacement

January 26, 2016 Fort Dodge Senior High is nearly up-to-date on its roof replacements. more »»

Catching a new vision

January 25, 2016 For the first time in over half a century a doctor named Whittlesey is not practicing optometry in Humboldt. Dr. Bryan Larson took over the reins on Jan. more »»

Fort Dodge public and parochial to dismiss at 2:15 p.m.

January 25, 2016 Fort Dodge public and parochial schools will be dismissing classes at 2:15 p.m. today due to the weather. more »»

Ewing douses flames for Otho community

January 25, 2016 OTHO — Linda Ewing used to wake up every time her volunteer firefighter husband’s pager would go off in the middle of the night. more »»

Huckabee

January 24, 2016 Nearly 11 years as the governor of Arkansas helped to prepare him to be president of the United States, Mike Huckabee told a group of Fort Dodge supporters Saturday. more »»

 
 
 

 

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