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‘Year of Mercy’

August 25, 2015 St. Edmond Catholic School began its “Year of Mercy” Monday. The Catholic school’s theme for 2015-16 is based on a recent declaration by Pope Francis, Mary Gibb, St. Edmond president, said. more »»

FD appoints female firefighter

August 25, 2015 The band of brothers in the Fort Dodge Fire Department now has a sister. Meghan Spears was appointed to the department by the City Council Monday, becoming the community’s first female firefighter. more »»

Council launches industrial park with contract

August 25, 2015 The roads and pipelines needed for an industrial park on the east side of Fort Dodge that may someday be the site of hundreds of new jobs will be built under a contract awarded Monday night by the... more »»

Robbers still sought

August 25, 2015 Investigators are continuing to seek information on the identification of suspects in three robberies at different Casey’s locations this month. more »»

Van Zyl to double as principal

August 25, 2015 Doug Van Zyl, Fort Dodge community schools superintendent, will serve as the interim administrator for Fort Dodge Senior High this year. more »»

Serving small towns

August 25, 2015 DAKOTA CITY — Humboldt County Sheriff Dean Kruger asked the Board of Supervisors at Monday’s board meeting to consider entering into law enforcement agreements with small cities. more »»

Man arrested for FD shooting

August 25, 2015 A week after a man was shot in Fort Dodge, the suspect in that case has been arrested. more »»

Prison puppies provide light for the blind

August 24, 2015 Inmates at Fort Dodge Correctional Facility were called heroes Sunday for their work in training Future Leader Dogs. more »»

Competing in the Ag Commodity Carnival

August 24, 2015 DES MOINES — The carnival is a big part of the Iowa State Fair experience. But this year there’s more than just one carnival for youngsters to enjoy. more »»

Barkmeier serves at Trinity for 27 years

August 24, 2015 Volunteer Arlys Barkmeier has been a familiar face at UnityPoint — Trinity Regional Medical Center for 27 years. more »»

Gowrie youth restores Maytag washer

August 24, 2015 DES MOINES — There are many different types of exhibits 4-H and FFA members work on throughout the year to have featured at the Iowa State Fair. more »»

Watching out for bees

August 24, 2015 DES MOINES — Mice, mites, beetles and moths are just the tip of the iceberg of dangers posed to a bee hive. more »»

It’s back to class

August 23, 2015 Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad in April signed a bill into law stating Iowa’s schools could start no earlier than Aug. 23. more »»

At the helm

August 23, 2015 There’s a new executive director at the Domestic/Sexual Assault Outreach Center of Fort Dodge. But even though Brenda McBride is new to the job, she’s not new to the regional shelte. more »»

Another local Casey’s robbed

August 23, 2015 For the second time in about 48 hours, a Casey’s store in Fort Dodge has been robbed. According to the Fort Dodge Police Department, the robbery happened at about 6:20 a.m. more »»

FD to add first female firefighter

August 23, 2015 Some development projects are on the agenda for the Fort Dodge City Council on Monday. The council is also expected to hire the city’s first female firefighter during that meeting. more »»

City: Plastic bags wrong for recycling

August 23, 2015 After a shopping trip, wadding up the plastic bags and tossing them in the recycling container may seem like the right thing to do. more »»


August 23, 2015 HOMER — Part way through a wagonload full of oats, the two volunteers forking into a vintage threshing machine at the 15th annual West Central Region Cockshutt & Co-Op Club threshing bee, got a break. more »»

Ready for school

August 22, 2015 LAKE CITY — Three months after a tornado blew the roof off South Central Calhoun High School, repairs to the building are nearly complete as students prepare for their first day of school. more »»

Utilities board releases pipeline report

August 22, 2015 The Iowa Utilities Board on Friday issued a review of a company’s plan to build a pipeline across Iowa, offering several recommendations for Dakota Access LLC. more »»



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