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Road department prepares for new construction, potential revenue

January 29, 2016 The 2015 gas tax increase has brought about $800,000 in new revenue into the Webster County roads department. “That’s basically what that dime did,” County Engineer Randy Will said. more »»

One arrested near Wells Fargo

January 29, 2016 A suspect has been taken into custody after a bank robbery was reported Friday morning. Scanner traffic indicated a bank robbery at Great Western Bank at 201 S. 25th St. more »»

Robbery suspect named

January 29, 2016 Fort Dodge police have identified the suspect arrested in connection with a bank robbery Friday morning. more »»

Budget compromise

January 29, 2016 Five attorneys will continue to work at the Webster County attorney’s office, but civil cases will now be handled by a private attorney, allowing the county attorney more time for criminal... more »»

Bryson pleads guilty to drug, gun counts

January 29, 2016 A Fort Dodge man has pleaded guilty to charges he had already been facing, as well as a newly filed charge Thursday. more »»

Supervisors vote no raises for themselves in fiscal year 2017

January 29, 2016 No raises are planned in next year’s budget for the Webster County Board of Supervisors. The supervisors decided Thursday not to give themselves raises. more »»

Back to Iowa

January 28, 2016 HUMBOLDT — New Humboldt City Administrator Travis Goedken wants to draw on his previous experiences to better the community. more »»

County workers to get 2 percent

January 28, 2016 Salary increases for nonunion county workers will be held to 2 percent in the next fiscal year, as the Webster County Board of Supervisors warns budget problems may hit in the following year. more »»

Sheriff, auditor, conservation departments report budgets

January 28, 2016 The Webster County Board of Supervisors approved a full-time office manager in the county conservation department, which before was filled by a part-time secretary. more »»

Tipsy training

January 27, 2016 To some, the thought of getting drunk in the early afternoon might seem fun. But the six volunteers who began drinking around 1 p.m. more »»

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 »»

 
 
 

 

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