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Reaching 250

Local News

Last year’s Community Christmas turned out to be a success. Under the leadership of Athletics For Education and Success, the program, formerly Operation Christmas, served more than 250 children in the community. This is the second year AFES has volunteered to run the ...

Applications being accepted for heating help

News Brief

The 2019-2020 Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) has been established to help qualifying low income Iowa homeowners and renters pay for a portion of their primary heating costs for the winter heating season. Applications are being accepted now and will be taken until April 30, ...

Students in the Arts recognizes students

Education

The Students in the Arts Foundation has announced its list of students that were recognized for the fall term. Students in kindergarten through 12th grade were chosen by their instructor for excelling in the performing and visual arts programs. The are as follows: Elementary St. Edmond ...

Honor Flight expands to peacetime veterans

Local News

Veterans who served their country during times of peace in between World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War are now eligible to take part in the Brushy Creek Area Honor Flight. “These peacetime veterans deserve the right to go,” said Ron Newsum, the chairman of the board that ...

FD students honored by Belin-Blank

Education

Seven Fort Dodge Community School District middle and high school students were among the 700 students from Iowa and throughout the nation who were recently invited to be honored at The University of Iowa Belin–Blank Center’s Recognition Ceremony. Additionally, recognized students were ...

Sunday blaze claims Fort Dodge garage

Local News

A two-car garage was destroyed in a blaze Sunday afternoon in Fort Dodge. No one was injured, and firefighters stopped the flames from spreading into a nearby house. The fire was caused by a candle that was left burning while no one was around, according to Fire Department Lt. Nathan ...

Late night fire strikes FD home

Local News

Fire ripped through a Fort Dodge home late Sunday night, sending flames up to 50 feet in the air. The fire at 934 S. 27th St. was reported at about 11:45 p.m. The fire destroyed an attached two-car garage, severely damaged the house and damaged a camper trailer parked next to the ...

A pillar of excellence

Local News

As chief justice of the Iowa Supreme Court, Mark Cady’s dedication to law was unwavering. As a husband, father and grandfather, he was loyal, loving and supportive. As a friend, he was honest and a good listener. As a member of the Fort Dodge community, Cady was active and committed. As a ...

Burger King has a new look

Local Business

When customers sit down to enjoy their next Whopper at Burger King in Fort Dodge, they’ll notice a redesigned dining area with an open concept and wood tone floors, tables and chairs. The restaurant, which is operated by the Tasty King franchise, underwent an extensive remodel in recent ...

Halligan and Moser complete Commercial Lending School

Business Briefs

Heartland Bank employees Tommy Halligan and Braden Moser have successfully completed the 2019 Iowa Bankers Association’s Commercial Lending School. The school is an intense one-week program sponsored by the Iowa Bankers Association. The purpose of the IBA Commercial Lending School is to ...

Our son, officially

Local News

WEBSTER CITY — Billie Long, of Moorland, sat at a table in the courtroom at the Hamilton County Courthouse Saturday morning holding her son, Samuel, 1, looking up toward the bench at District Associate Judge Joseph Tofilon. Next to her, husband David and two of her other children, Skye, ...

Leibold to speak at Farm News Ag Show

Local Business

Kelvin Leibold, farm and ag businesses management specialist at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, will provide an overview of the 2018 Farm Bill at the Farm News Ag Show on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 11 a.m. Leibold said the program will also include information on specific areas that ...

Schreder wins women’s business award

Business Briefs

Lynn Schreder was recently received the National Association of Women Business Owner’s Hall of Fame Legacy Award. The award is is presented to women who are respected for their commitment to leadership and excellence not only in their business, but also their industry, community and through ...

The youth have their say

Local News

Seventeen-year-old Landon Stone, a senior at Manson Northwest Webster, said his mood improved and he was an overall happier person during a year-and-a-half timespan where he did not have a smartphone. “The year and a half that I did not have my phone, I was happier than I ever was,” ...

VanSickler earns McKenzie Institute Certification

Business Briefs

Dr. Cindy VanSickler recently earned her MDT Certification from The McKenzie Institute USA Center for postgraduate study in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy. VanSickler, who practices at Calisesi Chiropractic Clinic, is one of two chiropractors in the state of Iowa that is certified in MDT. ...

Beards for a cause

Local News

Some teachers at Fort Dodge Senior High School have responded to a challenge to see who can grow the most impressive beard and collect the most food items during No Shave November. The idea started with TAG and journalism teacher John McBride, who was having a conversation with Erik ...

Woodruff recognized as Outstanding Alumnus

Business Briefs

Don Woodruff recently received the 2019 College of Engineering and Science Outstanding Alumnus in Engineering Award from his alma mater, Florida Institute of Technology. Woodruff is a design-build professional and president of Woodruff Construction LLC, with four offices in Iowa. He has ...