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Coalville home invasion is still being investigated

July 25, 2014 COALVILLE — Webster County sheriff’s deputies continue to investigate a home invasion in Coalville during which the homeowner scared off the intruder with her gun. more »»

Five area counties given presidential disaster status

July 25, 2014 Five area counties will receive federal money to pay for repairing damage that June storms inflicted on roads, drainage ditches and other public property as a result of a newly issued presidential... more »»

Almost Home is readying its new dog park

July 25, 2014 Fort Dodge will have its own dog park soon, courtesy of Almost Home Humane Society of North Central Iowa. According to Tanya Elliott, shelter director, the project began years ago with Marlys Smith. more »»

At summer school

July 24, 2014 Summer school began Monday at Butler Elementary School. For the next three weeks, Fort Dodge elementary students will work toward improving their skills. more »»

Woman uses gun to scare Coalville intruder

July 24, 2014 COALVILLE — A woman who was the victim of a Coalville home invasion Wednesday fired a gun, causing the intruder to flee. The unidentified suspect got away and is still at large. more »»

Grell faces theft charge over landfill

July 24, 2014 Former Webster County landfill Director Mike Grell was arrested Tuesday and charged with theft by misappropriation of landfill resources. more »»

Former county attorney returns to prosecution

July 24, 2014 More than a year after stepping down as Webster County attorney, Ricki Osborn Stubbs has returned to being a prosecutor on a part-time basi. more »»

Beating the heat

July 23, 2014 With temperatures around 90 degrees Tuesday, Rosedale Rapids Aquatic Center was full of people trying to beat the heat. “We’ve been close to capacity,” said Jerry Ellendson, pool supervisor. more »»

Former landfill director charged

July 23, 2014 Former Webster County landfill Director Mike Grell was arrested Tuesday and charged with theft by misappropriation of landfill resources. more »»

Blanden, ICCC to consider partnership

July 23, 2014 A potential partnership between the Blanden Memorial Art Museum and Iowa Central Community College is being considere. more »»

Former landfill director charged with theft

July 23, 2014 Michael Grell has been charged with theft by misappropriation in connection with his time as director of the North Central Iowa Regional Solid Waste Agency. more »»

Shots fired in Coalville incident

July 23, 2014 A victim of a Coalville home invasion fired her gun at an intruder around noon Wednesday. The intruder is described as a bald white man with a stocky build. He was wearing a white tank top. more »»

Lehigh clerk still at work

July 23, 2014 LEHIGH — City Clerk Wanda Ganeff has gone back to work and, in spite of earlier reports, one council member said that she had never been suspended. more »»

Otho names Groat mayor

July 23, 2014 OTHO — Former Otho Mayor Mark Groat was appointed to the position of mayor again at a special council meeting Tuesday night. The appointment comes after Joe Hayes resigned as mayor July 1. more »»

FDCSD registration deadline Tuesday

July 23, 2014 Student registration for the upcoming school year is underway at the Fort Dodge community schools. Registration packets were mailed to parents and guardians at the beginning of the month. more »»

Algona is first U.S. small community Blue Zone

July 23, 2014 ALGONA — Algona has become the first small community in the United States to be designated a Blue Zones community. more »»

Coloring outside the lines at Iowa Central

July 23, 2014 One of the things that students at the Iowa Central Community College Middle School Art Camp Tuesday learned is that not only is it okay to make a mistake — there really, when creating a drawing,... more »»

Road Trip makes FD stop

July 22, 2014 Kids on Monday took off into outer space for an adventure with superheroes, princesses and scientists, and they did it all without picking up a video game or watching TV. more »»

Ice cream social honors ‘Rosa Parks of Iowa’

July 22, 2014 An ice cream social at Fort Dodge city square Monday celebrated diversity and honored the life of Edna Griffi. more »»

Lehigh city clerk suspended

July 22, 2014 LEHIGH — Lehigh City Clerk Wanda Ganeff has been suspended — though city officials declined to say why Monday. “To my knowledge she was suspended today,” said Lehigh Mayor Mark Johnson. more »»



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