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Showing at the fair

July 12, 2014 The Webster County Fair beef exhibition ended with shocked silence and tears of concern Friday. more »»

YWCA in FD celebrates 100 years

July 12, 2014 The YWCA celebrated its building’s 100-year anniversary Friday. more »»

FD street projects moving along

July 12, 2014 Contractors rebuilding a section of First Avenue North in downtown Fort Dodge continue to make progress despite recent heavy rains. more »»

Mayor’s hike offers natural wonders, history

July 12, 2014 ALGONA — Nestled along the East Fork of the Des Moines River near Algona is an area of trees, grass, ponds and wildlife that’s rarely seen by most area resident. more »»

POW museum to mark a decade

July 12, 2014 ALGONA — The 10th anniversary of the Camp Algona POW Museum will be celebrated Thursday. more »»

At the Wright County Fair, wool is in

July 12, 2014 EAGLE GROVE — Acelia Watts, 10, of the Dayton Lake 4-H Club, was pretty confident Friday afternoon that Flopsy — her alpaca — and herself would do well in competition at the Wright County Fair. more »»

Reptiles at the fair

July 11, 2014 Pella Wildlife Co. of Des Moines brought with it exotic reptiles to the Webster County Fair Thursday. more »»

Ground broken for Jefferson casino

July 11, 2014 JEFFERSON — With champagne, roses, a brass band and hundreds of green balloons, officials and Greene County residents gathered to celebrate the work beginning on the new Jefferson casino. more »»

Pipeline may pass through Webster, Calhoun

July 11, 2014 DES MOINES — A Texas company wants to build an 1,100-mile pipeline that would cut diagonally across Iowa from northwest to southeast and carry millions of gallons of crude oil a day extracted from... more »»

In Greene County, kids rule the Olympics

July 11, 2014 JEFFERSON — While their older siblings compete in the fair ring with hogs, cattle and sheep, younger kids also are looking for ways to be involved at the fair. more »»

Fair royalty crowned

July 10, 2014 Jacob Lewandowski and Rebecca Nellis were crowned the 2014 Webster County Fair king and queen at the annual ceremony Wednesday nigh. more »»

Webster County 4-H archers are on-target

July 10, 2014 Everybody has probably, at one time or another, heard the excuse about the dog eating the homework. more »»

DCA seeks input on arts, history, music needs

July 10, 2014 Cultural amenities like concerts, museums, public art and history are a big factor in a community’s quality of life, according to organizers of a “community conversation” coming to Fort Dodge on... more »»

Police search home of Richter’s mother

July 10, 2014 IOWA CITY — Authorities have seized a computer and flash drives from the home of a woman whose daughter was convicted of a high-profile murder, based on a search warrant alleging the two worked... more »»

New principal at St. Paul

July 10, 2014 Julie Mann started her first term as St. Paul Lutheran School principal this week. Mann was named to the position in January. more »»

Elementary program a success

July 10, 2014 The Academic Behavior Collaboration program helped Fort Dodge elementary students overcome academic and behavioral challenges last year. more »»

Report disputes Branstad smaller government claims

July 10, 2014 DES MOINES — A new report from a nonpartisan state agency questions Go. more »»

Webster County Fair kicks off

July 9, 2014 After carefully looking over 4-H’er Mady Jaeschke’s tray of fudge filled chocolate bars at the Webster County Fair Tuesday morning, Open Class Judge Mary Schroeder was able to tell her something... more »»

Skove makes abrupt departure from Blanden

July 9, 2014 Margaret Skove, the director of the Blanden Memorial Art Museum in Fort Dodge, unexpectedly resigned, city officials said Tuesday, Saturday was her last day on the job. more »»

Otho appoints Rob Ewing to City Council

July 9, 2014 OTHO — Rob Ewing was appointed to fill a vacancy on the Otho City Council Tuesday night. The council also scheduled a special meeting for 7 p.m. July 22 to appoint a new mayo. more »»



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