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A buzz in the garden

August 21, 2016 Driven by a variety of factors — including the loss of habitat and species diversity, exposure to chemicals and various other factors such as fungi — recent years have seen a decline in a number of... more »»


August 20, 2016 RIO DE JANEIRO — Usain Bolt kneeled down and gave the track one final kiss, then flattened his hand, reached down and slapped the white number “3’’ painted at the starting lin. more »»

Kruger named IC women’s coach

August 20, 2016 Kelly Kruger has been tabbed as the new Iowa Central head women’s basketball coach. more »»

Louk is new FDSH girls golf coach

August 19, 2016 David Louk will be teeing off for the first time as a varsity girls golf coach this spring. That doesn’t mean Louk is a newcomer to the game, or to coaching in general. more »»

FD, SE scrimmages both set for Friday

August 18, 2016 Fort Dodge and St. Edmond will both hold their annual fall sports drink scrimmages on Friday. The Fort Dodge Athletic Booster Club will host its sports drink scrimmage fundraiser at Dodger Stadiu. more »»

Huseman moves on at U.S. Am

August 17, 2016 BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Following 36 holes of intense golf, Andrew Huseman was able to relax a little Tuesday night. But not for very long. more »»

Huseman cards 69 at U.S. Am

August 16, 2016 BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. — Andrew Huseman is tied for 31st with 19 others after the opening round of the 116th U.S. Amateur Championship here Monday at Oakland Hills Country Club. more »»

Kolacia earns all-state honors

August 10, 2016 Fort Dodge’s Sam Kolacia was one of six Messenger-area standouts to be named to the 2016 Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association all-state teams, which were announced on Tuesday. more »»

Seasoned by the seasons

August 5, 2016 Let me preface this by saying I am in no way, shape or form marginalizing the efforts and accomplishments of high school students who participate in just one sport. more »»


August 5, 2016 RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — With fireworks forming the word “Rio” in the sky and supermodel Gisele Bundchen shimmering to the tune of “The Girl from Ipanema,” Rio de Janiero welcomed the world to the firs... more »»

A diamond mainstay

August 5, 2016 Jason Setterdahl was a steady performer throughout his St. Edmond baseball career, but he definitely saved his best for last. more »»

Lofty goals for Panthers

August 5, 2016 CEDAR FALLS — The Northern Iowa football team has a set of goals in mind for this season. First up is capturing the Missouri Valley Conference, which placed the Panthers second in the preseason pol. more »»

Favre wonders if he belongs in Hall

August 5, 2016 CANTON, Ohio — Brett Favre seemed a bit surprised by the question. Asked if he ever imagined himself wearing a gold jacket in Canton, Favre quickly responded: “Absolutely no. more »»

Valentine's powerlifting talent grows

August 4, 2016 Powerlifting has quickly become a way of life for William Valentine. more »»

No quit in Kampen

August 3, 2016 It didn’t take long for Kole Kampen to embrace his new role with the Fort Dodge baseball team. Tommy John surgery sidelined the Dodgers’ all-state pitcher in June. more »»

FD's Hiracheta, area players are all-stars

August 3, 2016 MASON CITY — Fort Dodge’s Cainen Hiracheta, Humboldt’s Brady Shelgren and Bishop Garrigan’s Zac Kibby will each participate in the 2016 Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association All-Star Senior... more »»

St. Edmond's Setterdahl an INA all-stater

August 2, 2016 St. Edmond senior Jason Setterdahl led a group of five Messenger-area baseball players to be placed on the Iowa Newspaper Association all-state teams. more »»

Local studens pack Academic All-State teams

August 2, 2016 Of the 44 student-athletes named Academic All-State recipients by the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association this week, five recently received degrees from Fort Dodge’s local high schools. S. more »»

Hamilton Co. champs crowned

August 2, 2016 WEBSTER CITY — Five drivers had their names etched into history forever when they earned track championships at the Hamilton County Speedway on Saturday. more »»

Ten Dodgers honored

July 30, 2016 On the heels of a second straight state softball appearance, Fort Dodge received 10 selections on the all-CIC Northern Division teams. more »»



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