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They are up and running

November 17, 2013 There is good economic news in Webster County. Earlier this month two major manufacturing plants in the agricultural industrial park just west of Fort Dodge both moved closer to full operation. more »»

Veterans deserve better than this

November 16, 2013 When our nation needed them, veterans of the armed forces responded quickly and decisively. more »»

St. Edmond gets a powerful boost

November 15, 2013 Catholic education has been an important part of life in Fort Dodge almost since the town was founded. The first Catholic school got underway in 1862. more »»

Prompt action is needed

November 13, 2013 Millions of Americans already have received notices that, because of Obamacare, the health insurance policies they have will not be renewed. more »»

Today we honor our veterans

November 11, 2013 More than nine decades have passed since the guns fell silent in the war then known as the Great War — the one we now call World War I. more »»

Anti-fraud effort is achieving results

November 10, 2013 Many government programs address important societal or community needs. People disagree about precisely which initiatives have merit and how much financial support they should receive. more »»

This law is like a runaway train

November 9, 2013 The new national health insurance law, known popularly as “Obamacare,” has become something like a runaway locomotive — doing an enormous amount of damage but with no one willing — or able — to ease... more »»

FD welcomes runners

November 8, 2013 An important athletic event will take place in Fort Dodge Saturday. Iowa Central Community College is hosting the National Junior College Athletic Association’s Cross Country National Championships. more »»

Now it’s time to govern

November 7, 2013 The composition of the Fort Dodge City Council for the next two years is now set, and features two new members. more »»

Common sense is badly needed

November 5, 2013 Action by a school district in Ohio may make reasonable people wonder where anti-gun hysteria will end. more »»

Choose wisely on Tuesday

November 3, 2013 It’s time to weigh in on the future of Fort Dodge. While the national economy as a whole is still far from booming, the agricultural sector is doing quite well. more »»

Heroic stance pays off

November 2, 2013 When the heavy hand of the Environmental Protection Agency falls on most small business people, they submit to the agency’s dictates. more »»

Honoring Tom and Norma Schmoker

November 1, 2013 Friendship Haven has been an important part of Fort Dodge for more than six decades. It offers a variety of living options for seniors. more »»

More trouble is ahead

October 31, 2013 Don’t give up on the “Obamacare” website, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has urged. more »»

Have a safe Halloween

October 30, 2013 Unlike most holidays, Halloween really has no serious purpose. It’s primarily an opportunity for harmless, child-oriented fu. more »»

Accountability is in short supply

October 28, 2013 Former president Harry Truman was famous for insisting that anything that went wrong in federal government was his responsibility. “The buck stops here,” he realized. more »»

Good news from China

October 27, 2013 International trade is a critical contributor to economic prosperity in Iowa. Many Iowa companies sell products and services abroad. more »»

Treading water on job creation

October 26, 2013 President Barack Obama likes to boast that trillions of dollars in “stimulus” spending of various types has put more Americans back to work. It has not. more »»

Not a cause for alarm

October 25, 2013 You may remember that for a couple of years, severe heat waves, strong hurricanes and vicious tornadoes plagued some regions of the country. “Climate change” was to blame, some said. more »»

Let’s look into this

October 21, 2013 During the partial shutdown of the government, there wasn’t enough money to keep national parks open, but federal wildlife areas were opened to waterfowl hunting. more »»

 
 

 

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