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June 19, 2015 For the organizers of Hoopla, the annual Pleasant Valley event is more than just a basketball tournament. It’s also a time for celebrating family and friend. more »»

Branstad: Bird flu could leave 1,500 jobless

June 19, 2015 Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad’s federal disaster declaration request is welcome news in Wright County, where an estimated 6 million birds have fallen victim to bird flu. more »»

Juvenile charged with attempted murder

June 19, 2015 A juvenile is facing an attempted murder charge more than a week after he allegedly shot at two men in Fort Dodge. more »»

Proposed Bakken oil pipeline now has time line

June 19, 2015 A time line for the proposed Bakken oil pipeline is coming together, with a formal hearing on the issue tentatively scheduled for November. The pipeline cuts through Iowa from northwest to southeast. more »»

Courtroom completed

June 18, 2015 Major changes are now complete at the Webster County district associate courtroom. more »»

Juvenile charged with attempted murder

June 18, 2015 A juvenile has been charged with attempted murder following a shooting in Fort Dodge last week. more »»

St. Edmond needs you to play musical chairs

June 18, 2015 St. Edmond Catholic School’s music students need new chairs. The school’s music boosters have started a “Musical Chairs” fundraiser to purchase chairs and chair carts for its band and choir program. more »»

Pledging purple

June 17, 2015 The Alzheimer’s Association wants you to take the purple pledge. June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, and the nonprofit organization has several events and programs taking place. more »»

FD businesses give back

June 17, 2015 Firms in and around Fort Dodge volunteered a combined 1,500 hours in May as part of the Give Back Greater Fort Dodge program sponsored by the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance. more »»

Corwith school building will be razed

June 17, 2015 CORWITH — Emotions ran high as the Corwith-Wesley School Board unanimously voted Tuesday to demolish the district’s middle and high school building. more »»

Railroad donates $150K

June 17, 2015 The Salvation Army received a $150,000 donation Tuesday to help in its efforts to assist those less fortunate in Fort Dodge. more »»

Leachate line construction coming this year

June 17, 2015 A new hazardous materials site should break ground in September, and a new force main for the regional landfill south of Fort Dodge should be let by August, landfill officials said Tuesday. more »»

Land, $150K donated for YSS clinic

June 17, 2015 WEBSTER?CITY — A capital campaign to raise funds for a new Youth and Family Center was kicked off Tuesday with the announcement that a Webster City couple had donated a piece of land for the project... more »»

Jensen awarded VDMC clinic contract

June 17, 2015 WEBSTER?CITY — Jensen Builders, Fort Dodge, was awarded the contract for the first bid package for the construction of the new clinic building at Van Diest Medical Center. more »»

Grant to pay for body camera

June 17, 2015 The Webster County Board of Supervisors approved updated contracts and employee roles at its regular meeting Tuesday. more »»

Riding in any weather

June 16, 2015 Richard Simpson may have wished for a drier day for the 14th annual KGLO tractor ride. The rainy weather took some of the shine away from his rather unusual tracto. more »»

Corwith-Wesley MS/HS to be demolished

June 16, 2015 The Corwith-Wesley School Board voted Tuesday to demolish the district's middle and high school building. The board unanimously agreed to demolish the building after an emotional public hearing. more »»

Safe at Home meeting held Monday

June 16, 2015 Webster County officials, victim advocates and Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate discussed Monday how the Safe at Home act would be implemented in January 201. more »»

Gowrie hires clerk, plans for audit

June 16, 2015 GOWRIE — Impassable sidewalks and a lack of sidewalk ramps are making it hard for at least one Gowrie resident to get around. more »»

Humboldt School Board discusses budget shortfall

June 16, 2015 DAKOTA CITY — The Humboldt Community School Board discussed a looming budget shortfall at Monday’s board meeting. With an estimated 1.2 percent allowable growth by the state and a 3. more »»



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