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County officials prep emergency operations

July 21, 2015 Emergency operations were coordinated across Webster County Monday for RAGBRAI. As many as 25,000 visitors were expected for the event, Kari Prescott, Webster County Health Department director, sai. more »»

Lt. Gov. Reynolds visits region Monday

July 21, 2015 POCAHONTAS — Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds learned about a planned fiber optic installation and a couple of other projects during a walking tour of downtown Pocahontas Monday evening. more »»

Manson, Clare welcome RAGBRAI riders Monday

July 21, 2015 MANSON — RAGBRAI is a chance for people from all over the world to come together for a unique bike trip. For Manson, it was also a good chance to kick-start a town project. more »»

Somersfest is about community

July 20, 2015 SOMERS — The little town of Somers offered family games, a car show and camaraderie at its annual summer celebration Sunday. more »»

Ready for RAGBRAI?

July 20, 2015 The Webster County engineer has announced special traffic routes during RAGBRAI. Today, from approximately 8 a.m. to 6 p.. more »»

Marine’s next act: Joining the FD Police Dept.

July 20, 2015 Over the past year, the Fort Dodge Police Department has seen a number of new faces join their ranks as five officers have joined the department. more »»

Livermore Daze

July 19, 2015 LIVERMORE — The annual Livermore Daze has a problem many small communities would be proud to call their own — as the first few floats approach the intersection of Fourth Street and Fourth Avenue —... more »»

Mud volleyball is cool at Fun Day in Lohrville

July 19, 2015 LOHRVILLE — The annual Lohrville Fun Day seems to be aptly named. On Saturday afternoon, there were plenty of things for visitors to take part in or watch that would let them do just that. more »»

Visitors see 10 gardens in tour

July 19, 2015 Flowers and sunshine filled the day for those on the Fort Dodge Federated Garden Club’s annual garden tour Saturday. more »»

Small tractors put on pulling show in FD

July 19, 2015 Gray smoke billowed from the spinning wheels and screaming engine of a tractor Saturday morning as it struggled to pull a heavy load down a trac. more »»

Urban ag academy

July 18, 2015 Georgia state Rep. Earnest Williams looked across the Iowa countryside Friday and said that he was impressed by the acre upon acre of cropland mixed with towering wind turbines. more »»

Making connections

July 18, 2015 By DAWN BLISS dbliss@messengernews.net LAURENS — Line up a row of shiny, polished vehicles and people tend to congregate. more »»

FD chase ends in arrests

July 18, 2015 A chase involving a stolen vehicle ended in Fort Dodge Thursday night with the arrest of a Mason City man. James Lee Beam, 18, is facing multiple charges, according to Fort Dodge police. more »»

Rubio heats up in FD

July 18, 2015 U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., visited Fort Dodge Friday, his campaign stopping at Decker Truck Line. more »»

Getting there

July 17, 2015 The new gym building being constructed for Athletics For Education and Success is a busy place. In one room, a crew is taping drywall. more »»

Senate may lower age for interstate truckers

July 17, 2015 Drivers as young as 18 could be operating big trucks on journeys across state lines under a proposal before the United States Senate. more »»

Two sups rebuke drainage claims

July 17, 2015 Webster County Supervisors Mark Campbell and Keith Dencklau Thursday disputed the claims made by Tom Laufersweiler, Drainage District 96 trustee, at Tuesday’s supervisors meeting. more »»

Going before the judges

July 17, 2015 POCAHONTAS — Marilee Kleespies, of Rolfe, who was helping judge entries Thursday morning at the Pocahontas County Fair, knows a thing or two about pie. more »»

Algae at Twin Lakes prompts swimming advisory

July 17, 2015 TWIN LAKES — Word as to whether swimming will again be advisable at a beach at Twin Lakes in Calhoun County is expected today from the Iowa Department of Natural Resource. more »»

 
 
 

 

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