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Skills and jobs

October 4, 2014 CLARION — According to Dave Maxheimer, Hagie Manufacturing Co. Human Resources director, there’s a big difference between how the public perceives jobs in the manufacturing sector and reality. more »»

Schools, districts tagged ‘in need of assistance’

October 4, 2014 A state report card for No Child Left Behind released by the Iowa Department of Education in September shows several area districts and schools are struggling to meet annual yearly progress... more »»

Rolfe to continue tree-planting tradition

October 4, 2014 ROLFE—A partnership that has resulted in the planting of more than 1 million trees in Iowa is working on its second million. more »»

Grandpa’s stuff

October 3, 2014 Among the old objects John Bonner brought to his presentation Thursday at the Fort Dodge Public Library, not one is actually called a whatchamacallit or thingamabo. more »»

Injured Dayton Rodeo founder sues

October 3, 2014 DAYTON — Dayton Rodeo founder Allen Porter is suing the rodeo organization over his fall from a buggy during the Dayton Rodeo parade in 2012. Porter, 96, was grand marshal of the parade on Sept. more »»

Butler kids learn about ag

October 3, 2014 Butler Elementary’s second-grade students learned about the importance of agriculture Friday. more »»

Dodger Stadium rules for children changed

October 3, 2014 Changes are being implemented at Dodger Stadiu. more »»

Menner: Ag wealth transfer can bolster communities

October 3, 2014 Iowa’s rural communities can be better served if they fortify community betterment foundations, and there is a plan to make that happen. Bill Menner, state director for the U.S. more »»

Eight seconds of muddy glory

October 3, 2014 Neither a little rain — nor a little mud — will stop a rodeo. Not even, as was the case Thursday at the Triton Stampede Rodeo on the Webster County Fairgrounds, a lot of rain and mud. more »»

In Sac City, Porktoberfest’s a way to say thanks

October 3, 2014 SAC CITY — Sac City businesses celebrated their customers Thursday with the annual Porktoberfest. The highlight of Porktoberfest is always the pork burger. more »»

Never forgotten

October 2, 2014 For Becky McCuddin, there isn’t a day that goes by without thoughts of her daughter, Lisa McCuddin. “I wake up every day thinking of her, and I go to bed thinking of her,” Becky McCuddin said. more »»

Veterans Bridge reopens

October 2, 2014 Veterans Bridge in Fort Dodge reopened to traffic Wednesday morning after being closed for four weeks. more »»

CIS uses NFL woes to discuss violence

October 2, 2014 GOWRIE — Crisis Intervention Services is working to fight all kinds of domestic abuse — and part of that means educating the younger generatio. more »»

CIS serves Webster County

October 2, 2014 Ever since October 2013, Crisis Intervention Services has been helping both adult and child victims of domestic violence or sexual assault in Webster County. more »»

Sign law can’t be enforced

October 2, 2014 A bumper crop of signs bearing the names of people running for everything from Congress to county recorder has sprouted throughout Fort Dodge. more »»

Pate seeks to be secretary of stateRepublican held the office in late 1990s

October 2, 2014 When Iowans head to the polls, they should find it easy to vote and hard to cheat, according to Paul Pate, the Republican nominee for Iowa secretary of state. more »»

Help sought for injured firefighter

October 2, 2014 LEHIGH — Lehigh firefighters will raise money this weekend and next for one of their own who suffered a serious head injury at his workplace Tuesday. more »»

Audit: Funds misused at conservation district

October 2, 2014 DES MOINES (AP)?— An audit of an office responsible for managing soil and water conservation programs in Mahaska County shows more than $279,000 was improperly taken and cash not properly deposited... more »»

New flagpole marks Freedom Rock site

October 1, 2014 A new 30-foot tall flagpole now towers over the stone that will become the Webster County version of the Freedom Rock. more »»

Telecom board could see changes

October 1, 2014 A new budgeting method would pave the way for improvements to the county’s emergency telecommunications system, Supervisor Merrill Leffler told the Webster County Board of Supervisors Tuesday. more »»



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