News and Events

Mikos and Matt reopens

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Chad Thompson   -Messenger photo by Chad Thompson John Mikos, owner of Mikos and Matt Furniture, left, stands with his son, Justin Mikos, store manager, inside the...
National Gypsum is digging new quarry

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Joe Sutter In a few more years, the rock in National Gypsum’s quarry northeast of Fort Dodge will be gone. Today the company is hard at work...
CJ Bio proposes $51M expansion

Friday, November 10, 2017

Joe Sutter CJ Bio America may be bringing a $51 million expansion project to its Fort Dodge location to build a new manufacturing facility. This major expansion...
Ady talks workforce, growth at reception

Friday, November 10, 2017

Chad Thompson Fort Dodge is not alone in trying to address its workforce issues, according to Janet Ady, president and CEO of Ady Advantage, headquartered in...
2017 Farm News Ag Show planned

Sunday, November 05, 2017

Farm News is hosting its 16th annual Ag Show from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 6 and from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec....
Resources for meeting the need

Sunday, October 29, 2017

  Kelly Halsted Editor’s note: This is the final of a Sunday series focusing on manufacturing and the employment in the region. When it comes to finding a...
Plautz, Lutz stand firm for FD, Iowa at forum

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Chad Thompson During a forum aimed at discussing ways to revitalize rural Iowa communities, Dennis Plautz, the chief executive officer of the Greater Fort Dodge Growth...
Growth highlights workforce needs

Sunday, October 08, 2017

Joe Sutter It’s a time of growth in the Fort Dodge region. But according to the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance, as companies keep growing here, they’re...
FD team to use Super Crewzer in Fireball Run

Monday, September 25, 2017

Hans Madsen Those who come to downtown Fort Dodge Wednesday afternoon to welcome the participants in the Fireball Run Adventurally race shouldn’t have any trouble picking...
Air Choice One adds to its fleet

Friday, September 15, 2017

Chad Thompson Air Choice One, the airline that provides commercial flights to the Fort Dodge Regional Airport, has added to its fleet with the addition of...
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...
Career Day focuses on social media behavior

Friday, October 20, 2017

Chad Thompson Samantha Harms, work-based learning coordinator at Iowa Central Community College, is advising both high school and college students to be selective about what they...
Main Street

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Chad Thompson Downtowns are a place where people generally like to feel enclosed, according to Tim Reinders, design specialist for Main Street Iowa. Reinders was on hand...