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Let’s take special care on the roads

May 27, 2016 All across the Hawkeye State, people will be taking advantage of this holiday weekend to pursue fun summer activities. more »»

 
 
 
Support veterans — buy a poppy

May 26, 2016 The men and women who have served this nation in times of war should have a place in our hearts at all times, but most especially as the Memorial Day weekend approaches. more »»

US should proceed with great caution

May 25, 2016 One can almost picture Islamic State terrorists in Libya, rubbing their hands together in glee at the thought of restocking their arsenal with advanced weaponry, courtesy of the United States. more »»

Is your family’s farm eligible?

May 24, 2016 It’s been more than 180 years since land that is now the state of Iowa was opened for settlers. more »»

Both major parties have problems

May 23, 2016 Just a few weeks ago, Hillary Clinton and other Democratic Party leaders were chortling with glee at what they called disarray in the Republican Party. more »»

Graduates are a source of pride

May 22, 2016 All across Iowa, this is the time of year when high schools celebrate with commencement exercises an important milestone in the lives of seniors. Graduation from high school is a key benchmark even. more »»

Area heroes deserve strong praise

May 21, 2016 People whose positive actions go far beyond the ordinary warrant particular praise. more »»

It’s EMS Week all across America

May 20, 2016 In Webster County and all across America, teams of dedicated professionals stand ready to render medical assistance in emergencies. For some this is their career. more »»

PICA celebrates a major milestone

May 19, 2016 Some people who reach their retirement years lose interest in community involvement. more »»

Iowa leads nation in egg production

May 18, 2016 Egg production is big business in Iowa. The Hawkeye State has more than 50 major egg producers. The state’s nearly 60 million layers generate a remarkable 1. more »»

No apology should be made by US

May 17, 2016 President Barack Obama’s aides insist his planned visit to Hiroshima, Japan, will not include a U.S. apology for dropping an atomic bomb on that city in 1945. Good. more »»

Developing tomorrow’s community leaders

May 16, 2016 Leadership Fort Dodge has an ambitious mission. It seeks to develop community leaders “who are informed, dynamic, qualified and motivated. more »»

Iowa Central is an educational treasure

May 15, 2016 Iowa Central Community College is an enormous asset to all of north central Iowa. more »»

Congress should stop this nonsense

May 14, 2016 Some employers have very good reasons for rejecting job applicants with criminal histories. For example, you probably don’t want your local police department offering jobs to convicted felons. more »»

Teachers deserve our praise, support

May 13, 2016 Along with the enormous rewards enjoyed by good school teachers comes terrible frustration. Many wish they could do more for their students. more »»

Move ahead with extreme caution

May 12, 2016 We Americans have big hearts. They go out to people forced from their homes by vicious terrorists, including the Islamic State. But we have wide-open eyes and ears too. more »»

Subway woes in D.C. warrant action

May 11, 2016 Because terrorists have targeted subways several times in the past, security officials often pay special attention to that mode of transportation. more »»

Too little force can be disastrous

May 10, 2016 We have warned that feeding U.S. troops into Iraq and Syria in relatively small units risks a massacre of them by Islamic State terrorists. A U.S. more »»

John Kasich should be Trump’s pick

May 9, 2016 Ohio Gov. John Kasich fought the good fight for his fellow Americans. He should be given the opportunity to continue doing so — and should take it. more »»

Mothers deserve our thanks

May 8, 2016 If you think that Mother’s Day is one of those holidays created by the greeting card industry, you may be in for a surprise. more »»

This appointment should be opposed

May 7, 2016 Whether they refuse to even consider him or hold hearings on his nomination, U.S. senators should not place federal Judge Merrick Garland on the Supreme Court. more »»

 
 

Fort Museum and Frontier Village May 27, 2016

FORT DODGE — Fort Museum and Frontier Village, 1 Museum Road, is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: Adults $7, veterans $5, college students with ID, $5 children ages 5-17 $3, children age 4 and younger free. more »

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