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Gathering to give thanks

November 28, 2014 With an offer of a free plate of food, hundreds packed into the showroom at Fort Dodge Ford Toyota to celebrate Thanksgiving together. more »»

Salvation Army provides fellowship

November 28, 2014 Serving hundreds of people is not an easy task, but that’s what the Salvation Army did Thursday. It continued its tradition and served more than 600 peopl. more »»

Key on Central marks Christmas

November 28, 2014 Gently used trees and wreaths are given second life at the Key on Central secondhand store, bringing help to women who have gone through hard times. more »»

Fort Dodge Police continue to investigate Wednesday incident

November 28, 2014 The Fort Dodge Police Department is continuing to investigate a report of gunfire that took place Wednesday after an accident near the Fort Dodge Middle School. more »»

Snowflake replacement effort begins in FD

November 27, 2014 Giant lighted snowflakes have adorned the bridges of Fort Dodge during the holiday season for nearly 20 years. more »»

Exploring highway history

November 27, 2014 For decades, people have gotten their kicks on Route 66. That highway, which once wound from Chicago to L.A., draws hundreds of road-tripping tourists each year. Though defunct since 1985, U.S. more »»

Beacon to see gift match

November 27, 2014 The Beacon of Hope is getting some help again to make it through the winter. more »»

Guido gets probation, 30 days in jail in plea deal

November 27, 2014 CLARION — Diana Guido will serve 30 days in jail and be placed on probation after accepting a plea agreement in her case. more »»

ICCC hosts Career Day

November 26, 2014 The Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance held a Career Day for local and area high school students at Iowa Central Community College Tuesda. more »»

FDPD investigates report of gunshots following accident

November 26, 2014 Officers were investigating a reported shooting Wednesday afternoon after an accident happened near the Fort Dodge Middle School. more »»

Downtown businesses offer ‘Black Wednesday’

November 26, 2014 While larger stores are offering deals for holiday shoppers on Friday, downtown Fort Dodge businesses hosting Black Wednesday today. more »»

Webster County to be a Home Base Community

November 26, 2014 County officials did their part in a community effort to recruit more veterans to the area Tuesday. more »»

Three-part landfill project declared complete

November 26, 2014 A major improvement project at the regional landfill south of Fort Dodge, including a new cell to hold waste, has been declared complete. more »»

Road work ahead

November 25, 2014 While workers combat winter weather to wrap up street projects that started months ago, Fort Dodge officials are working on plans for road improvements to be done next year. A $1. more »»

Rhone gets five years for shooting

November 25, 2014 A teen who admitted firing a gun at a house over the summer has been sentenced to prison. more »»

Johnson gets 15 years for jail escape

November 25, 2014 A man who admitted escaping from the Webster County Jail in August was sentenced to 15 years in prison Monday. more »»

Sewer rate increase advances

November 25, 2014 A sanitary sewer fee increase and support for an expanding local business were advanced by the Fort Dodge City Council on Monday. more »»

Home Base Iowa incentives introduced

November 25, 2014 Fort Dodge community leaders are hoping to recruit former soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines to take key roles in the work force and the community. more »»

FDCSD receives two grants for school culture, climate

November 25, 2014 The Fort Dodge Community School District has received two grants aimed at improving school culture and climate. more »»

Helgevold provides range of local assistance to area

November 24, 2014 A typical workload for Shirley Helgevold includes writing codes for five different communities, preparing housing grant applications for another seven towns and overseeing five previously awarded... more »»

Local law enforcement prepares for Santa Cops

November 24, 2014 As the holiday season approaches, members of the Fort Dodge Police Department are making plans to help area children in need by providing them an opportunity to shop for Christmas presents. more »»


Santa Claus Day in Algona November 28, 2014

ALGONA — Santa arrives at his home at the State 5 Theatre at 10:30 a.m. Visit with Santa from 10:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 2:30 p.. more »

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