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Pocahontas marks town heritage

June 28, 2015 POCAHONTAS — Courtney Orwig, 12, of Pocahontas was one of dozens of children who got cooled off, and drenched, Saturday afternoon as they played in a sprinkler-like water wall set up by the... more »»

Sheriff’s office receives body cam grant

June 27, 2015 The Webster County Sheriff’s Department will be purchasing a body camera thanks to a federal grant. more »»

19th century skills are revived at Fort Museum

June 27, 2015 Long before factories mass-produced just about everything, Americans relied on people like Catherine and Tom Latane to make the items they needed for everyday life. more »»

Thousands converge to hear rock from iconic East Coast band

June 27, 2015 Boston’s concert at Shellabration Friday night was on track to be the most well-attended in the concert’s history. more »»


June 26, 2015 Scott Groat, maintenance supervisor at Rosedale Rapids Aquatic Center, has a wide selection of tools at his disposal when he needs to fix something such as a broken step on a ladder. more »»

Bird flu workers pack local hotels

June 26, 2015 Finding a room at Fort Dodge hotels this year is more difficult than usual, thanks in part to the bird flu. “We are sold out almost every day,” said Paresh Bhatt, owner of Comfort Inn of Fort Dodg. more »»

Two firms top list of FD donors

June 26, 2015 A pair of Fort Dodge construction companies, joined by about 20 other businesses, groups and individuals, has donated the money needed to pay for fireworks during the community’s Independence Day... more »»

Contract awarded for airport paving

June 26, 2015 As work to resurface a runway at Fort Dodge Regional Airport progresses, another paving job there is about to start. The airport commission on Thursday hired Fort Dodge Asphalt Co. more »»

After the storm

June 25, 2015 CLARION — Gov. Terry Branstad has issued a disaster proclamation for Wright and Humboldt counties after severe weather passed through on Monday. Branstad issued the proclamation Tuesday. more »»

Search begins for Keane replacement

June 25, 2015 The Fort Dodge Community School board hopes to have a new principal in place for senior high by early August. more »»

Fence hit after suspects ditch car

June 25, 2015 A report of gunshots being fired ended Tuesday night with a vehicle crashing into a fence. No suspects have been arrested in the case, according to Fort Dodge Police Chief Kevin Doty. more »»

Iowa universities can’t be sued for unpaid state fees

June 25, 2015 IOWA CITY — Iowa’s three public universities cannot be sued for allegedly refusing to pay their share into a state program that subsidizes insurance for Iowa residents who have health risks, the Iow... more »»

‘Chasing Butterflies’ for support

June 25, 2015 The Chasing Butterflies Walk for Turner syndrome is Saturday at 11 a.m. at Loomis Park. more »»

Humboldt Council approves increases

June 25, 2015 HUMBOLDT — The Humboldt City Council approved increases in water, sanitary sewer and sanitation fees during a special meeting Wednesday. Sanitary sewer rates will be increased by 5 percen. more »»

Shoring up the banks

June 24, 2015 The steep bank on the south side of Snell-Crawford Park will see big changes later this year, as a city project moves Soldier Creek about 50 feet to the north. more »»

Power outage hits FD

June 24, 2015 About 2,000 MidAmerican Energy customers in Fort Dodge lost electrical service Wednesday afternoon. The power outage was weather-related, according to Ashton Newman, a spokeswoman for the utility. more »»

Enduro dates set for 2015

June 24, 2015 The Dayton Enduro will be held again this year Aug. 15 and 16 near Lehigh. The Webster County Board of Supervisors approved temporary closing of 8 miles of county roads for the even. more »»

Senior High principal headed to Burlington

June 24, 2015 Fort Dodge Senior High School Principal David Keane is poised to take a similiar job in Burlington. more »»

Goedken to lead CCS

June 24, 2015 A school administrator from Waterloo has been appointed to serve in that same role at Community Christian School. more »»

Joy of Reading set to unveil JoyMobile

June 24, 2015 Books will be getting into the hands of Fort Dodge children even easier with the Joy of Reading program’s new JoyMobile. Katie Averill, program founder, hopes to unveil the customized van this summer. more »»



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