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FD group is Powerball near miss
A Fort Dodge group that buys tickets together was just one number away from having a share of Saturday's record Powerball jackpot and ended up winning a $10,000 prize.
Fri May 24, 2013
Search Continues For Missing Teen
Authorities are scaling back their search for a missing Iowa teenager abducted from a rural school bus stop earlier this week.
WOI-TV West Des Moines
Searching for Hope in Dayton
Friday marks the fifth day of the search for 15-year-old Kathlynn Shepard. The girl has been missing since police say 42-year-old Michael Klunder abducted her on Monday.
Support veterans - buy a poppy
The men and women who have served this nation in times of war should have a place in our hearts at all times, but most especially as the Memorial Day weekend approaches.
Gift from India' $10K recipient...
One of Fort Dodge's newest businesses will get a boost in its start up thanks to the help of a local businessman.
City debt is within legal limits
The city of Fort Dodge is about $108 million in debt, but homeowners won't be paying all of that off with their property taxes, according to the local government's fiscal officer.
FD Civitan gets HOPE Award
President Pat Scheer and Candy Box Chairperson Vern Janssen said they are honored.
Thu May 23, 2013
Howard L. Smith
Howard L. Smith, 95, of Fairbank, Iowa, died Tuesday morning, May 21, 2013, at Parkview Assisted Living Center in Fairbank, Iowa.
Search area Thursday focuses on river area
Teams combed an area in southern Webster County and northern Boone County Thursday in the third day of the search for 15-year-old Kathlynn Shepard.
Raymond L. Kesterson
Funeral Mass for Raymond Kesterson is 11 a.m. today, Thursday, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Emmetsburg.
Pica Volunteers: Keeping Ft. Dodge Beautiful
If you happen to be around Fort Dodge Thursday you might just see a group of people in blue shirts.
Wed May 22, 2013
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.
The Daily Freeman-Journal
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.
WHBF-TV Rock Island
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.