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An airborne thank you

Local News

Army veteran Ronald Johnson, of Laurens, and his wife, Rosie, have adopted one of the younger generation’s rituals before traveling that simply didn’t exist in their own youth. They took a cell phone selfie Saturday morning before he boarded the 19th Brushy Creek Area Honor Flight to ...

FD council to discuss Warden project

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The Fort Dodge City Council will receive an update on efforts to renovate the Warden Plaza when it meets Monday. The council will start its efforts with a workshop at 5 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 819 First Ave. S., regarding the plan to convert the vacant downtown structure into ...

New Starr finds a home

Local Business

There was a time when Azzi Bukhari had little money to speak of when he began working in Fort Dodge. “I had no money, believe me,” Bukhari said from inside his new store called New Starr, located at 704 Ave. C. Pakistan-born Bukhari began as a worker in 2015 at New Star Liquor and ...

UnityPoint welcomes Thacker

Business Briefs

UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine – Kenyon Road is proud to welcome Bobbi Thacker, advanced registered nurse practitioner, to our team of experienced and dedicated providers. Thacker has been a part of the UnityPoint Health – Fort Dodge team since 2012. She started as a registered nurse ...

FD officials head to sister city of Gjakova

Local News

Fort Dodge and the city of Gjakova in the European nation of Kosovo came together across the globe to form a new bond as sister cities a little more than three years ago. Today, four representatives of the local community are traveling to the Balkans to renew that bond. And while they’re in ...

Iowa Central to host Goldman Sachs event

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Iowa Central Community College will host a Goldman Sachs informational event for the next cohort of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program. The event is 4 p.m. on Wednesday Todd McCubbin, co-owner of ShinyTop Brewing, will be a guest speaker. He is a graduate of the program. ...

Leading the way for women in ag and beyond

Local Business

AMES — It took some convincing, but Madeline Schultz finally decided to add to her job duties at Iowa State Extension and Outreach 11 years ago. Schultz, who is program manager with the ISU Department of Economics and member of the ISU Extension and Outreach farm management team, added the ...

Northwest Bank earns top workplaces award

Business Briefs

Northwest Bank has been awarded a 2019 Top Workplaces honor by the Des Moines Register. The Top Workplaces are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by Energage, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace ...

‘The camp was amazing’

Local News

Four local high school students had the opportunity of a lifetime to visit Fort Dodge’s “sister city” of Gjakova, Kosovo, during the summer. Fort Dodge Senior High sophomores Cayci Bidleman, Isabel Gruver and Caden Elliott, as well as St. Edmond High School freshman Emma Alstott, ...

New Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic better serves clients

Local Business

AMES — As a less than desirable growing season continues, if you happen to come upon an insect or diseased plant and are having troubles making a diagnosis, look no further than to the Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic on the Iowa State University Campus in Ames for help. Ed Zaworski, ...

Hawley joins LifeWorks Board

Business Briefs

MaKenzie Hawley has joined the LifeWorks Community Services Board of Directors. As a board member, Hawley will provide oversight to LifeWorks’ paid leadership as they fulfill the organization’s mission. The mission of LifeWorks Charitable Foundation is to provide financial support ...

The places they’ve been

Local News

Corky Banwell, a member of the Fort Dodge Senior High class of 1954, has helped to ensure that her classmates stay in touch. And with the help of Banwell, the class celebrated again on Saturday with its 65-year reunion held at Zakeer’s. “It (organizing) started out with just a ...

Ronald McDonald House receives $5,000 from Hy-Vee

Business Briefs

DES MOINES — Ronald McDonald House recently received a $5,000 donation from Hy-Vee, Inc. to provide Home Away From Homes for out of town families with critically ill children. Families travel to Des Moines to seek the medical care needed to treat and manage their child’s illness. ...

Emmetsburg woman dies in head-on collision near Pocahontas

Local News

POCAHONTAS — An Emmetsburg woman died after two vehicles collided head-on, north of Pocahontas Friday morning, according to the Iowa State Patrol. Sgt. Wes Niles, of the Iowa State Patrol, identified the deceased woman as Kendra Myers, 52. The crash was reported at 9:50 a.m. According ...

Afro-Latino Festival is Tuesday

Local News

The inaugural Afro-Latino Festival is being held Tuesday from 8 a.m. to noon in the Student Resource Center on Iowa Central’s main campus. The event is open to the public. Admission is free. There will be dozens of tables representing different Latin American and Caribbean countries, ...

‘Chronicle’ upright

Local News

As the crane from McGough Construction gingerly swung the new sculpture “Chronicle” into place on its concrete pad east of the Municipal Building Friday morning, its creator, Waterloo artist Dan Perry, was seeing it in a way he’d never seen it before. “This is the first time I’ve ...