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Dennis Plautz expects more growth in FD

December 14, 2014 Throughout downtown Fort Dodge, storefronts that were vacant a year or two ago have been filled with a growing number of specialty shops. more »»

 
 
 
Downtown offers shoppers unique gift choices

December 14, 2014 Business owners in downtown Fort Dodge are offering unique gifts this holiday season. Christmas cactuses are popular this year at Lilly’s Floral & Gifts, said Alice Schmidt, the store’s owne. more »»

Iowa Specialty Hospital honored

December 14, 2014 CLARION — Iowa Specialty Hospital has been named a 2014 Guardian of Excellence Award winner by Press Ganey Associates Inc. more »»

NEW Co-op named Ag Retailer of Year

December 14, 2014 NEW Cooperative was named the Agricultural Retailers Association Retailer of the Year for 2014. The award was presented to NEW Cooperative Director of Operations Frank Huseman on Dec. more »»

Crop Advantage Series to provide latest crop production information

December 14, 2014 AMES — Iowa State University Extension will present the 2015 Crop Advantage Series from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Jan. more »»

‘All About Fort Dodge’ helps sell town, area

December 7, 2014 The Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance has a crucial mission: ensuring that there is a prosperous future for Fort Dodge and Webster County. more »»

Shopko foundation to help local schools

December 7, 2014 HUMBOLDT — This holiday season, as shoppers seek the ideal gift for their loved ones, Shopko Hometown Foundation is giving back to the communities it serves. more »»

Holding back field tile water

December 7, 2014 STANHOPE — One year it’s too dry, the next too wet, the next it’s too wet then turns too dry. It plays havoc with a field’s water table, not to mention the farmer’s nerves. more »»

Sassy Strawberry is about desserts

November 30, 2014 Fort Dodge’s eastside commercial district added a new business early this month that is certain to please anyone who loves desserts. Sassy Strawberry, 2913 Fifth Ave. . more »»

Four cowboys making rodeo history

November 30, 2014 HUMBOLDT — Although Iowa is not known as a hot-bed of professional-grade rodeo talent, four of its native cowboys are making state history by qualifying for the Wrangler National Rodeo Finals, in La... more »»

Engineered tobacco finding place in Ebola treatment

November 30, 2014 Perhaps it’s agriculture to the rescue. Researchers in the U.S. are now looking at a relative of tobacco, Nicotiana benthamiana, as part of a cure in treating Ebola. more »»

U.S. Cellular opens new FD store

November 23, 2014 U.S. Cellular has moved into a brand new, bigger location it hopes will give customers a better shopping experience. more »»

The Bon-Ton Stores announce dividend

November 23, 2014 The Bon-Ton Stores Inc. more »»

Thanksgiving: Round two

November 23, 2014 AMES — For anyone lucky enough to have leftovers after Thanksgiving, the feast doesn’t have to end. more »»

‘How It’s Made’ to bring fame to braid

November 16, 2014 WEST BEND — For anyone who’s ever purchased a Country Maid’s Butter Braid brand braided pastry to support some fundraising effort and wondered how the braids got there, the answer will be soon be... more »»

Aldi reopens FD store

November 16, 2014 Aldi, the discount food store, celebrated its years in Fort Dodge at a grand reopening ceremony Thursday. The store had been closed for three weeks of renovations. “Aldi wants to be relevant. more »»

Ag’s future, markets topics for ag show

November 16, 2014 How to manage markets in 2015, the future of agriculture and farming application for better water quality are three of the seven topics to be explored during the Farm News’ 13th annual ag show on Dec. more »»

ILF sets Nov. 19 cover crop workshop

November 16, 2014 KANAWHA — Iowa Learning Farms and Practical Farmers of Iowa, as part of the Iowa Cover Crops Working Group, will host a cover crop workshop from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.. more »»

FD businesses will honor veterans

November 9, 2014 Veterans Day is a time for memories. Across America, solemn ceremonies will honor those who served in the nation’s armed forces. more »»

ALDI reopens Fort Dodge store

November 9, 2014 ALDI will offer grocery shoppers an assortment of discounted products starting Thursday when the grocer reopens its expanded Fort Dodge store Thursday. The local ALDI is at 2736 First Ave. . more »»

Farm News’ 13th Ag Show set Dec. 3-4

November 9, 2014 The 13th annual Farm News Ag Show is set for Dec. 3 and Dec. 4 in Fort Dodge. The show will be held at Iowa Central Community College’s east campus at 2031 Quail Ave. more »»

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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