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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 »»

Holiday closings

November 24, 2014 What’s closed or open for Thanksgiving ? Financial Citizens — Closed Thursday. CS Bank — Closed Thursday. First American — Closed Thursday. First State Bank — Closed Thursda. more »»

Holiday on Central

November 23, 2014 Fort Dodge will soon celebrate the season with carols, games, Santa Claus and more than 10,000 lights on the big tree at Ninth Street and Central Avenue. more »»

State Patrol now has Tasers

November 23, 2014 Troopers with the Iowa State Patrol are now armed with Tasers. It’s the first time troopers have used them, according to Sgt. more »»

Master’s Cup draws poultry fanciers

November 23, 2014 WEBSTER CITY — Roger Meyer, of Goodell, attended the American Poultry Association Master’s Cup Poultry Show at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds with few of his prize winning chickens. more »»

FD council to address business, veterans issues

November 23, 2014 An expanding local business, veterans and a proposed monthly increase in sanitary sewer bills will command the attention of the Fort Dodge City Council on Monday. more »»

A new monument

November 22, 2014 A planned new feature at Veterans Memorial Park will honor all the Webster County residents who were killed fighting for their country, beginning with the Spanish-American War of 1898. more »»

Robbery case sent to District Court

November 22, 2014 Four men charged in connection with a robbery at Iowa Central Community College are expected to make their pleas after their cases were sent to Webster County District Court Friday. more »»

Farm bill experts: ARC or PLC? Choose wisely

November 22, 2014 It’s complicated. It’ll take several hours of decision-making and visits to a county Farm Service Agency office. But it’s not impossible for farmers to choose a farm bill program. more »»

FDCSD seeks extra spending authority

November 22, 2014 The Fort Dodge Community School District submitted its yearly application to the School Budget Review Committee. more »»

Ripley named to economic posts in Pocahontas

November 22, 2014 POCAHONTAS — The leader of the chamber of commerce in Sac City will become an economic development official in Pocahontas next month. more »»

The ‘Love’ stamp

November 21, 2014 Corita Kent was celebrated by Google on her birthday Thursday with a Google Doodle on the website’s main page. more »»

Robbery case sent to District Court

November 21, 2014 The cases of four men charged in an Iowa Central Community College robbery have been sent to Webster County District Court. more »»



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