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Officials Searching for Escaped Inmate
Law enforcement continue to search for a man who escaped from the Webster County Jail in Fort Dodge Thursday night.
14 hrs ago
The privilege to serve'
Fort Dodge Police Chief Tim Carmody said had he been able to find time to write a farewell letter to the community he has served for four years, he would have titled it "the privilege to serve."
14 hrs ago
Betty Jane (Phillips) Lunn
Betty Jane Lunn, age 96 of Rockwall, TX, passed away August 17, 2014. She was born October 29, 1917 in Webster County, IA.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Webster County engineer's office gets vehicle monitoring
New vehicle monitoring equipment should help the Webster County engineer's office reduce costs and improve safety, the Board of Supervisors heard Tuesday.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
McElroy, 28, is accused of shooting Brandyn Preston, 19, in the neck at a bonfire party on May 8, 2011.
Fort Dodge man accused of robbery, fraud, theft
The Messenger says Kearie Patterson is accused of writing more than $14,500 in fraudulent checks and robbing a man at gunpoint last month.
Beall vows to keep working for vets
State Sen. Daryl Beall pledged Sunday to keep working in a bipartisan way on things like job training and support for veterans during a fourth term in office.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
Riders christen FD trails
Children on bicycles decorated with streamers and balloons joined adults on 10-speed bikes Friday evening for a ride on parts of the Fort Dodge trail system.
Hazardous materials site proposed
To handle those chemicals, local officials want to build a household hazardous materials collection site at the North Central Iowa Regional Solid Waste Agency south of Fort Dodge.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
Three witnesses testified Wednesday that Brandyn Preston may have been shot and subsequently died as part of an ongoing feud between two gangs in Fort Dodge.
Back to School Bash succeeds
Upper Des Moines Opportunity would like to express our appreciation to all who were involved in this year's Back to School Bash.
OHV park phase II to open in Sept.
The off-highway vehicle park south of Fort Dodge will hold a grand opening early next month, the Webster County Board of Supervisors heard Tuesday.
Tue Aug 12, 2014
McElroy jury seated Tuesday afternoon
McElroy, 28, of Fort Dodge, is accused of shooting Brandyn Preston, 19, of Fort Dodge, in the neck at a bonfire party on May 8, 2011, which was Mother's Day.
Trott's statement allowed in court
A judge ruled Monday the statement made by Corey A. Trott, the Rockwell City man accused of killing a Rockwell City police officer, after his arrest can be used in court.
Former FD landfill director's trial date set
Michael Grell's jury trial has been scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. on Sept. 30. Grell has filed a not guilty plea in the Iowa District Court for Webster County.
Sun Aug 10, 2014
McElroy trial begins Tuesday
The trial of a man accused of shooting a Fort Dodge teen at a bonfire party, who later died from his injuries, will begin Tuesday in Fort Dodge.
Sat Aug 09, 2014
Appreciating the trails
Officials with the city and county are seeking to develop an increased appreciation and awareness of the pathways and routes that comprise the Fort Dodge Trail System by organizing the Celebration of Trails event set for Friday at the former Sunkissed Meadows golf course along the Des Moines River.
Downtown Fort Dodge experiencing phone outage
Phone lines in central Fort Dodge ceased working Saturday afternoon. That includes the phone lines to The Messenger.
Fri Aug 08, 2014
Judge deciding if man's confession OK for trial
A judge is deciding whether jurors will hear the confession of an Iowa man accused of killing a Rockwell City police officer last year.
Children & Families of Iowa recently completed our summer Youth Employment Program and we would like to thank local businesses and professionals who helped us make this program a success.