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It’s time to talk about men’s health

November 22, 2015 It’s that time of year again — Movember. Clean-shaven men begin to look scruffy, and bearded men reach for their razors. Movember is a light-hearted way to raise awareness for some serious issues. more »»

Great American Smokeout is Thursday

November 15, 2015 The American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout on Thursday is the perfect time to quit smoking. more »»

Cellulosic ethanol is good for Iowa

November 15, 2015 Iowa is widely known for our first-rate hospitality, first-in-the-nation presidential caucuses and first-class production of corn, soybeans, pork and eggs. more »»

Iowa Central is an enormous asset

November 8, 2015 Earlier this year, Iowa Central Community College made the decision to have an impact study conducted on the region we serve and engaged Dr. Ernie Goss of Goss and Associates to conduct the stud. more »»

YouthNet — helping students thrive

November 1, 2015 YouthNet is an innovative partnership with the Fort Dodge Community Schools and St. Edmond Catholic Schools and the Fort Dodge Community Foundation and United Wa. more »»

‘Building Hope — Changing Lives’

October 25, 2015 Let’s take a moment and put ourselves in a place where hundreds of children in our community are today. Picture yourself born into a family in poverty. You only have a mother. more »»

A brief history of breast cancer

October 18, 2015 Approximately 2.8 million women in U.S. have a history of breast cancer. While some of them are still actively receiving treatment, many have finished treatment and are living full lives. more »»

Gov. Terry Branstad visits FD Wednesday

October 11, 2015 Iowa Central Community College is happy to host Gov. Terry Branstad for a town hall meeting at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Triton Cafe Conference Room. more »»

‘She tried to escape’

October 11, 2015 There was a woman named Mrs. Thatcher. In 1857, she was kidnapped, along with three other women, near Spirit Lake. more »»

Gypsum City OHV Park is a huge asset

October 4, 2015 This past week I was in Chicago with Gov. Terry Branstad and a representative from the Iowa Economic Development Authority visiting the corporate headquarters of United States Gypsum. more »»

A $4.2 billion change is a big deal

September 27, 2015 Any time an entity decides to do something different with something worth $4.2 billion, that’s a big deal. more »»

Iowa Central launches new search tool

September 13, 2015 Iowa Central Community College is pleased to announce that it has launched Career Coach, a free online tool that allows students and community members to explore potential careers. more »»

Let’s all stay safe this holiday weekend

September 6, 2015 This Labor Day weekend signifies the winding down of summer. Children and young adults return to their respective schools or venture off to new buildings and surroundings. more »»

Drama at the rodeo

September 6, 2015 DAYTON — The Dayton Rodeo got off to a dramatic start Saturday evening when the second cowboy out of the chute, A.J. more »»

Streets near school become one-way

September 6, 2015 Two streets near the former Fair Oaks Middle School have been converted to one-way traffic, according to the Fort Dodge city engineering staff. more »»

Lost, then found

September 6, 2015 Bryan has received a homecoming three years in the making. Lost in 2012, the black and tan dog was reunited with his family last week after a microchip proved his identity. more »»

Buses to service Marian Home dedication

September 6, 2015 Bishop R. Walker Nickless will dedicate the renovation and expansion of the Marian Home & Village during a Wednesday morning ceremony. more »»

Their reasons for running

September 6, 2015 Four will be elected to the Fort Dodge Community School District board Tuesday. Board members Bill Kent, Matt Wagner and Steve Springer filed for re-election. more »»

Polka Fest

September 6, 2015 HUMBOLDT — You can’t have a proper Polka Fest without a bit of royalty to liven up the action on the dance floors. more »»

Welcome to the merry-go-round

August 30, 2015 Welcome to the world, little blue eyes. It can be a crazy merry-go-round ride, but I do hope it treats you well. By well, I don’t mean a life that comes easy, or is filled with excess. more »»


2nd Annual Algona Rotary Turkey Trot November 26, 2015

What: 5k or 1 mile fun run/walk When: Thanksgiving morning, 8:00 am registration, 8:30 am start – No rain date Where: Veteran’s Park Shelter House in Algona Registration Fee: Registration is a free-will donation to the Kossuth County Food Pantry T-Shirts: T-shirts are optional for $16-$18... more »

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