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Quilters wrap more veterans in the warmth of gratitude

Local News

Army veteran Jon Olmstead, of Fort Dodge, can be seen at almost every Brushy Creek Area Honor Flight, where he sits, holding a large American flag, greeting the veterans as they arrive at the airport. On Saturday, he was presented with something that will help him keep warm the next time ...

A trip to Timbukbru

Local Business

CLARION — A group of friends who worked together at Hagie Manufacturing decided one day that they wanted to experiment with a new kind of business — a brewery. “The six of us love craft beer and one of us brewed at home, so we just figured, ‘what the heck,’” Willie Lancaster ...

One Vision hires Brad Klug to lead Fort Dodge area services

Business Briefs

Brad Klug, former CEO of Rabiner Treatment Center, recently joined the One Vision executive leadership team as director of Region IV. Klug started in his new role in late August. Klug’s career in human services spans 36 years, starting in 1982 at Hillcrest Family Services in Dubuque. ...

Managing grain bins key to success in 2018

Local Business

EMMETSBURG — With low prices and on-farm bins that await a new year’s crop, grain management will be as important as ever this year, according to one expert. Kris Kohl, Iowa State University Extension field engineer, said natural corn dry-down can be estimated at four points per week ...

Walding honored as a top Wealth Advisor

Business Briefs

Cierra Walding, CFP, MS, CLU, APMA, a financial advisor with Ameriprise Financial in Fort Dodge, was named to the list of “2018 Working Mother Top Wealth Advisor Moms” list published by Working Mother Magazine. The list recognizes women financial advisors with children in the home under ...

Where and when to vote? Here are some answers

Local News

The mid-term elections are rapidly approaching, leaving some people asking: Where do I vote? Here is a guide that can help. The Webster County auditor’s office will be open two Saturdays ahead of the election for the purpose of early voting and voter registration. The office will be ...

Powerfully Pink

Local News

January 8, 2009. I remember lying on a cold examination table, waiting for the diagnosis I was 99 percent sure I was going to hear. The radiologist came in, I gripped my husband’s hand tightly, and listened as I was told that, yes, I did almost certainly have cancer. In my recollection, a ...

License station closed Wednesday

News Brief

The state Department of Transportation drivers license station at 2313 First Ave. S. will be closed Wednesday for employee training, according to an announcement from the department.

Housing grants awarded to area agencies

News Brief

Three local agencies that help people in need of shelter have received grants from the Iowa Finance Authority. Upper Des Moines Opportunity Inc. was awarded a $158,400 Emergency Solutions Grant. Those grants are intended to help people quickly get back into permanent housing through ...

Schmoker Adult Day Service offers meals

News Brief

Schmoker Adult Day Service at Friendship Haven offers breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack through the federally funded CACFP. The program does not discriminate against any individual because of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. The meals offered are available at no ...

Prottsman earns accredited estate planner designation

Business Briefs

Steven Prottsman, CFP, CAP, AEP, a financial advisor with Ascendant Wealth Management Group, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. in Fort Dodge, has earned the accredited estate planner AEP professional designation from the National Association of Estate ...

From our Files — Oct. 14, 2018

From Our Files

10 Years ago: Oct. 14, 2008 NEWS: The Fort Dodge City Council purchased several properties along Fifth Avenue South for the purpose of demolishing them to make room for new construction. SPORTS: Corwith-Wesley-Lu Verne beat Janesville 41-6 in football. 25 Years ago: Oct. 14, 1993 NEWS: ...

Sailor killed at Pearl Harbor is returning home

Local News

LAKE CITY—It was the telegram no family wanted to receive: “The Navy Department deeply regrets to inform you that your son Bernard Vincent Doyle, seaman second class, U.S. Navy, is missing following action in the performance of his duty and in service of his country.” The ...

From our files: Oct. 13, 2018

From Our Files

10 Years ago: Oct. 13, 2008 NEWS: TAG teacher Diane Pratt was named president-elect of the Iowa Talented and Gifted Association. SPORTS: Iowa Central beat William Penn JV 35-0 in football. 25 Years ago: Oct. 13, 1993 NEWS: Audrienne Swedlund, of Stratford, was elected district director ...

Registration open for CrossWay Church Perspectives class

Religion Briefs

Registration is open for a Perspectives class that will be offered this winter at CrossWay Church. The class, which is open to the public, will feature teaching, learning activities, prayer, and snacks. It is taught by 15 different instructors who walk participants through the ...

Staying fire safe

Local News

The fourth grade students at Cooper Elementary School ended up having a special affinity for one of the tools used by firefighters during a fire safety demonstration Friday by members of the Fort Dodge Fire Department. It’s a device used to pry open doors and otherwise break things. It ...

News of Record: Oct. 13, 2018

News of record

Police Log FORT DODGE Thursday Criminal mischief was reported in the 200 block of Avenue M West. A theft was reported in the 2900 block of Fifth Avenue South. A theft was reported in the 10 block of North 25th Street. A counterfeit was reported in the 10 block of South 15th ...

Pork tenderloin supper is today in Callender

Religion Briefs

CALLENDER — The 10th annual hand-breaded pork tenderloin supper will be held from 4:30 to 7:00 pm today at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 504 James Street., Callender. The cost is $8 for adults, $5 for fifth-grade children and younger (1/2 sandwich). Carry-outs will be available. ...

Strikes and spares

Local News

Tanner Hammersland, 16, of Fort Dodge had his very own cheering section backing him up Thursday morning as he bowled in the Special Olympics North Central Area bowling competition at Ridgewood Lanes in Fort Dodge: his parents, David and Michelle Hammersland, and his great-grandmother, Ruby ...