News and Events

Leadership Fort Dodge begins a new year

Friday, September 08, 2017

Chad Thompson By CHAD THOMPSON cthompson@messengernews.net Leadership Fort Dodge is one of the best programs developed by the Chamber of Commerce before it merged with the Greater Fort...
The Messenger announces new publisher

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Jane Curtis Larry Bushman, the publisher of The Messenger, has announced that he will retire on Sept. 30. Bushman, 75, has been in the newspaper business for...
UnityPoint at Home is moving

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Terrence Dwyer   -Messenger photo by Hans Madsen UnityPoint at Home executive director Jennifer Crimmins, at right, along with Jensen Builders project manager Taylor Pedersen, look over...
Main Street Iowa is a go

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Chad Thompson Fort Dodge has been designated as a Main Street Iowa community, Debi Durham, director of the Iowa Economic Development Authority, announced Wednesday. Main Street Iowa...
MidAmerican is moving to Decker Industrial Park

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Joe Sutter   -Submitted graphic This artist’s rendering submitted to the Fort Dodge Board of Adjustment shows the proposed MidAmerican Energy Fort Dodge Service Center, to be...
Fit This hosts monthly walk

Friday, July 28, 2017

Peter Kaspari A new Fort Dodge business is providing an opportunity for people to get fit with a monthly run/walk. Fit This, which opened in April at...
Australian artist selected for FD silo

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Chad Thompson An Australian artist was selected by the Fort Dodge Public Art Committee to design and paint an unused grain elevator along Hawkeye Avenue, Maggie...