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State drops charge against Grell

March 28, 2015 The first-degree theft charge against former landfill director Michael Grell was dismissed Friday. more »»

Foster pleads to attempted murder

March 28, 2015 Billy Foster has pleaded guilty to trying to kill a woman while she was out running on a Fort Dodge trail last fall. more »»

Miller honored by Hoover Foundation

March 28, 2015 State Rep. Helen Miller has been honored by a foundation dedicated to promoting the humanitarian legacy of former President Herbert Hoover. more »»

Academic sharing moves forward

March 28, 2015 POCAHONTAS — Leaders of the Laurens-Marathon and Pocahontas Area school districts continue to work on a proposed academic sharing agreement that could be in place for the next school year. more »»

$100k gift propels Algona restoration

March 28, 2015 ALGONA — Work continues on the restoration of Algona’s Carnegie Library building. The 1905 building, constructed using a Carnegie Cor. more »»

Square deal

March 27, 2015 ROCKWELL CITY — The short four-block drive around the Calhoun County Courthouse can be a bumpy ride, what with potholes, patches and poor drainage that leaves water standing when it rains. more »»

Foster pleads guilty to attempted murder

March 27, 2015 Billy Foster has admitted that he tried to kill a woman who was running on the Snell-Crawford Park Trail in October. more »»

Grell theft charge dismissed

March 27, 2015 A first-degree theft charge against former local landfill director has been dismisse. more »»

The Cellar closes its doors

March 27, 2015 The Cellar Restaurant and Lounge, a fixture on the local dining scene for decades, has closed and the former Fort Dodge Country Club building that housed it is for sal. more »»

Man’s hobby puts small tractors to the test

March 27, 2015 FARNHAMVILLE — Bill Vote loves a good tractor pull. The roar of the engines and the sight of a machine struggling to drag a tremendous load down a track appeal to the Farnhamville man. more »»

The essentials of etiquette

March 27, 2015 Members of the Fort Dodge Young Professionals learned some fine-dining etiquette from Kathy Moe Thursday night at The Cellar. more »»

Essay winners speak

March 27, 2015 The five winners of Fort Dodge Noon Sertoma’s “What Freedom Means to Me” annual essay contest were honored at a luncheon at Fort Dodge Public Library Thursday. more »»

Building a foundation

March 26, 2015 Go Big, Go Dodgers is the theme of the Fort Dodge Community Schools Foundation’s 2015 fundraiser. more »»

Future of Oleson Park Zoo remains undecided

March 26, 2015 Some fundamental issues still must be addressed before any effort to improve the Oleson Park Zoo in Fort Dodge can get underway, a public input session Wednesday afternoon revealed. more »»

Locals push ag park, airport issues

March 26, 2015 Efforts to further develop the ag industrial park west of Fort Dodge were outlined for members of Iowa’s congressional delegation when a group of local leaders spent Wednesday on Capitol Hill. more »»

Porter: ‘You don’t sue your friends’

March 26, 2015 DAYTON — Dayton Rodeo Founder Allen Porter didn’t wanted to sue the rodeo he helped to start, he said. He only objected to the placement of the marching band and the drummers. more »»

Some Rosedale Rapids rates raised

March 26, 2015 Some of the prices for the aquatic center in Fort Dodge are going up as a result of action by the city’s Parks, Recreation and Forestry Commission on Wednesda. more »»

Border named top Iowa middle school volunteer

March 26, 2015 Morgan Border, a seventh-grader at St. Edmond Catholic School, was recognized as the top middle school volunteer in Iowa Wednesday. more »»

Heroes among us

March 25, 2015 Not all heroes wear capes and appear in comic books or the movies. Some of them — like those recognized Tuesday afternoon by the American Red Cross as Heroes of the Heartland — wear other outfits. more »»

Robbery suspects sought by FDPD

March 25, 2015 Two suspects are being sought in a Monday night robbery in Fort Dodge. The victim, Max Breon, of Boone, told officers that he was in the 300 block of South 16th Street around 9:54 p.m. more »»



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