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West Bend welcomes police chief

April 7, 2014 WEST BEND — As a one-man police force, Anthony Laubenthal has a lot to do. more »»

Healing memories

April 7, 2014 After a tragedy, vital memories of a loved one can stay vivid through photographs. “After Jamie died, I started going through pictures,” Dan Buenting said. more »»

FD faces busy street season

April 5, 2014 Orange barrels and barricades will likely be a common sight for anyone driving throughout Fort Dodge during this year’s construction seaso. more »»

Packaging food for others

April 5, 2014 During the week, thousands of meals are eaten in the cafeteria at the Fort Dodge Middle School. On Saturday, several hundred students and volunteers from the community turned that around. more »»

Everybody’s got the fever

April 5, 2014 Betty Heideman, a resident of the Friendship Haven Townhomes, had a different sort of obstacle to deal with Saturday as she played through all 18 holes of golf at the annual Cabin Fever Classic... more »»

Dilley admits to killing Fisher

April 4, 2014 Ronald Dilley pleaded guilty Friday morning to murdering Steven Fisher by hitting him four times in the head with a hatchet. more »»

Dilley murdered Fisher

April 4, 2014 Ronald Dilley pleaded guilty Friday morning to murdering Steven Fisher by hitting him four times in the head with a hatchet. more »»

‘Unsung heroes’ keep 225th largest city running

April 4, 2014 A nod of appreciation to often-overlooked employees was made by Jim McKinney when the Iowa Board of Corrections met Friday morning at the Fort Dodge Residential Corrections Facility. more »»

Officer Ali

April 4, 2014 CLARION — A four-legged member of the Wright County sheriff’s department received top recognition for her work during an annual certification event late last Month. more »»

Humboldt CSD eager for ’14-15

April 4, 2014 HUMBOLDT — Humboldt Community School District is readying to apply its Iowa Teacher Leadership and Compensation System funds for the 2014-15 year. more »»

Hearing from Hoiberg

April 3, 2014 By his own admission, Iowa State University head basketball coach Fred Hoiberg would rather not have been in Fort Dodge Wednesday. more »»

Spreading the joy

April 3, 2014 The joy of reading continues to spread in Fort Dodge. Second-grade students from Cooper Elementary visited Riverside Early Learning Center to read to its preschoolers Thursday. more »»

Kennedy to have ‘playscape’

April 3, 2014 Plans for a natural playscape at John F. Kennedy Memorial Park are nearly complete, and construction may begin this fall, according to Webster County Naturalist Karen Hanse. more »»

Grassley wind credits OK’d by panel

April 3, 2014 Wind energy tax incentives championed by U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley were approved by the Senate Finance Committee Thursday. more »»

Bemrich weighs in on C.R. casino proposal

April 3, 2014 Fort Dodge Mayor Matt Bemrich was among those who spoke against the possibility of awarding a casino license to Cedar Rapids Thursday. more »»

Talking art

April 3, 2014 POCAHONTAS — Someday in the future a piece of art in a public place may become symbolic of Pocahontas and draw people to the community just to see it. more »»

‘Growing Saints for Christ’ dinner, auction is ‘for the kids’

April 3, 2014 St. Paul Lutheran School’s seventh annual Growing Saints for Christ dinner and auction Saturday is “for the kids,” according to Lee Dreyer, event committee member. more »»

Farm fire

April 2, 2014 By JOE SUTTER GALT — Thousands of chickens were killed when a barn was destroyed by fire Sunday afternoon at Centrum Valley Farms’ operation in Gal. more »»



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