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An Estherville man was injured after his vehicle struck a light pole. The Estherville Police department said just before noon Tuesday, 18-year old Shyloh Elmore was turning from Central Avenue north onto 9th Street, when his steering wheel locked, causing the 1986 chevy Celebrity to strike a light pole.
Tue May 21, 2013
Police: Suspect in Iowa abduction killed himself
Dozens of federal, state and local law enforcement are searching by air, land and water for 15-year-old Kathlynn Shepard.
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Hamilton County Speedway packs 80 cars in for racing
An enthusiastic crowd was in the grandstand Saturday evening at the Hamilton County Speedway for weekly racing as the speedway continues to celebrate its 75th year of race events on the historic half-mile track.
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Worker injured in Iowa grain elevator flash fire
Webster County Sheriff Jim Stubbs tells the Fort Dodge Messenger that the worker was taking apart equipment with a torch at the top of the elevator the fire occurred.
Sun May 19, 2013
Van Zyl is Cedar Falls finalist
Doug Van Zyl, superintendent of the Fort Dodge Community School District, is one of four finalists for the post of superintendent of the Cedar Falls Community School District.
Council to mull combined agency
The Fort Dodge City Council will consider permanently consolidating two local government departments under the leadership of City Engineer Chad Schaeffer.
Program focuses on Women in Agriculture
Women managing their own farming operations now have the chance to connect with other women through a course designed to empower them to take control of their operations through Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
FDSH's Washington 7th in 200
The Fort Dodge sophomore placed seventh in the Class 4A boys 200 finals Saturday at the state track meet, clocking a 22.67 on the blue oval inside Drake Stadium.
Sat May 18, 2013
Bring your lederhosen - but also a pair of bell bottoms for later on. After a day of beer, football, and polka dancing, this year's Oktoberfest will feature the Fab Four, the "ultimate tribute band," as the headliner.
Thu May 16, 2013
Joann Ruddy 1933-2013
Josephine Ann Douglas was born Oct. 13, 1933, at Cylinder. She was the daughter of George and Annie Douglas.
The case of a man who went missing Tuesday and was found safely hours later demonstrated the way in which Fort Dodge police help find adults who have disappeared.
Wed May 15, 2013
FD planners approve road build waiver
A developer seeking to construct a handful of houses in northeast Fort Dodge should be allowed to do so without building a road, the city's Plan and Zoning Commission recommended Tuesday.
Supervisors approve proposal for...
Andy McGill, data processing manager for Webster County, presented two proposals from Frontier and NetINS to the board.
Gibb takes over as Country Club pro
The Fort Dodge Senior High graduate was recently named the new head professional at the Fort Dodge Country Club, effective June 1. "If it wasn't the Fort Dodge Country Club, I wouldn't be doing this," Gibb said.
Councilman Alstott holds sparsely attended Q & A session
Parking concerns emerged Tuesday evening when Fort Dodge City Councilman Kim Alstott had a chat with eight residents during a question and answer session.
Tue May 14, 2013
James Ollenburg, 71, of Baxter, Iowa formerly of Fort Dodge, died Monday, May 13, 2013 at the Baxter Healthcare Center in Baxter.
Safety camp is set
Avoiding trouble on the Internet and preventing fires are some of things local elementary school students will learn to do during the second annual safety camp to be held during June in Fort Dodge.
Missing man found
A Fort Dodge man with health conditions who had been missing since about 3:30 a.m. has been located by Fort Dodge Police.
FD girls 5th in own invite
Kylie Kuiper , Payton Christy , Angie Ellendson , Ciara Sturm , Jozlynn Porter and Alex Hays all competed for FDSH.