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Yesterday | The Messenger

Ice cream social honors - Rosa Parks of Iowa'

"Edna Griffin is also known as the Rosa Parks of Iowa," Anderson said. "She is a significant person in history not a lot of people know about."

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Related Topix: Life, Dessert, Food, Ice Cream, Fort Dodge, IA, Family, Kids

Sun Jul 20, 2014

The Messenger

Mosquitoes thrive after rainfall

The heavy rains that caused flooding and road closures over the past month have now led to another nuisance in north central Iowa: mosquitoes.

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Related Topix: Weather, Entomology, Science

KIMT

Michael Swanson

A man spending life in prison for the murders of two north Iowa convenience store workers wants to have his case heard again.

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Related Topix: Algona, IA, Humboldt, IA

The Messenger

Raising turbines

MidAmerican Energy's new wind farm in Webster County is well underway with 21 of the company's planned 107 turbines standing across southern Webster County.

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Related Topix: Lundgren, IA, Fort Madison, IA, Fort Dodge, IA

Fri Jul 18, 2014

The Messenger

Coleman residents still angry over stench

For some residents of the Coleman District, there is simply no question: The pumping of dirty water from the landfill has to stop as soon as possible.

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Related Topix: Fort Dodge, IA

The Messenger

McCarville wants GOP to support candidacy

McCarville, an attorney with the Webster County public defender's office, previously made a bid for the Democratic nomination.

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Related Topix: Fort Dodge, IA

The Messenger

Wind and roads

Drivers south of Fort Dodge will continue to see extra long, extra heavy loads as wind turbine parts keep rolling into Webster County.

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Related Topix: Fort Dodge, IA, Lundgren, IA, Otho, IA, Callender, IA, Lehigh, IA

Wed Jul 16, 2014

The Messenger

Webster, Calhoun drainage dispute put to rest

A dispute over how to pay drainage attorneys has apparently been resolved by the Webster and Calhoun County boards of supervisors.

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Related Topix: Calhoun County, IA, Somers, IA

Mon Jul 14, 2014

The Messenger

Two dead in - freak accident'

Jordan Ulicki, 21, and Sadie Foreman, 20, pronounced dead at scene after tree falls on four-wheeler on South River Road near FD Sunday The two victims, who were riding on a four-wheeler, were killed around 5 p.m. Sunday after a tree fell onto their vehicle.

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Related Topix: Fort Dodge, IA

KWWL-TV Waterloo

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The Iowa State Patrol says a man and woman from Fort Dodge were killed when a tree fell and hit their all-terrain vehicle.

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Related Topix: Fort Dodge, IA

Sat Jul 12, 2014

The Messenger

Showing at the fair

Koester was taken away by ambulance from the livestock arena. The injuries were not serious, Linda Cline, Webster County 4-H youth coordinator said, and Koester is expected to recover.

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Related Topix: Iowa State University, Family, Kids

Thu Jul 10, 2014

The Messenger

DCA seeks input on arts, history, music needs

Cultural amenities like concerts, museums, public art and history are a big factor in a community's quality of life, according to organizers of a "community conversation" coming to Fort Dodge on Monday.

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Related Topix: Fort Dodge, IA, Iowa Government, Iowa

WHO-TV

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Tour Highlights County Fairs

Iowa Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey is going to the fair this week. It's not yet time for the Iowa State Fair, but it is time for Iowa's county fairs.

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Related Topix: Iowa, Agriculture, Science, Eagle Grove, IA, Fort Dodge, IA, Calhoun County, IA

The Messenger

Webster County 4-H archers are on-target

Sadie Lewman, of Fort Dodge, a participant in the 4-H Shooting Sports Archery Program, can do that one better if asked why she hasn't practiced with her bow much.

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Related Topix: Fort Dodge, IA

The Messenger

Fair royalty crowned

Jacob Lewandowski and Rebecca Nellis were crowned the 2014 Webster County Fair king and queen at the annual ceremony Wednesday night.

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Related Topix: Fort Dodge, IA

Wed Jul 09, 2014

The Messenger

Easements move crosstown connector forward

Several temporary easements to enable work on Fort Dodge's crosstown connector project were approved by the Webster County Board of Supervisors Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Fort Dodge, IA, Decorah, IA

The Messenger

Webster County Fair kicks off

After carefully looking over 4-H'er Mady Jaeschke's tray of fudge filled chocolate bars at the Webster County Fair Tuesday morning, Open Class Judge Mary Schroeder was able to tell her something that brought a smile to both of their faces.

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Related Topix: Manson, IA, Fort Dodge, IA

Fri Jul 04, 2014

The Messenger

Gowrie proves it's a great place to be independent

Of the many things needed for a truly great Independence Day celebration, at least one person must dress up as Uncle Sam - whether waving from a float, walking the parade or simply watching.

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Related Topix: Gowrie, IA, Callender, IA, Fire, Paton, IA

Thu Jul 03, 2014

The Messenger

UDMO says thanks for grant

Upper Des Moines Opportunity Inc. would like to thank Fort Dodge Community Foundation and United Way for the recent Community Impact Grant in the amount of $3,900.

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Related Topix: Fort Dodge, IA

The Messenger

Otho loses mayor, council member

Mayor Joe Hayes' resignation letter was received earlier this week, but it did not give any reason, said City Clerk Glenda Rasmussen.

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Related Topix: Otho, IA

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