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Corporate giants help area thrive

June 29, 2014 The economy in Webster County is beginning to boo. more »»

Century Farms celebrate history

June 28, 2014 It’s more than 180 years since land that is now the state of Iowa was opened for settlers. more »»

A ‘thank you’ is in order

June 27, 2014 June has been a difficult month. At midmonth, a bystander was wounded in a Fort Dodge residential neighborhood and two suspects were arrested and charged with attempted murder. more »»

Planting trees ought to be strongly backed

June 25, 2014 Nature Conservancy scientists are collaborating with Dow Chemical Co. to develop a plan that would help solve several environmental problems with one effort — plant more tree. more »»

Iraq must not become a terrorist state

June 24, 2014 Iraq, where nearly 4,500 Americans died in what appears to have been a futile attempt to change the very culture of that violence-torn region, may be about to fall to a radically militant Islamic... more »»

Ag trade is bright spot for U.S.

June 22, 2014 The United States buys far more products from abroad than it exports. In 2013, for example, the U.S. trade deficit was nearly $475 billion according a report published in May by The Associated Pres. more »»

The past lives again

June 20, 2014 If this month’s Frontier Days festivities rekindled your interest in the early history of Fort Dodge, you won’t want to miss the 11th annual Oakland Cemetery Walk to be held Saturday and Sunday. more »»

Schools are out — drive safely

June 19, 2014 Commencement exercises are over and area schools for the most part have closed their doors for summer vacatio. more »»

Youth Shelter Care honors Dee Krueger

June 18, 2014 Youth Shelter Care was established June 17, 1979, to serve as a community resource for “youth and families through a diversity of services. more »»

Job picture is still troubling

June 16, 2014 Some young Americans unable to find jobs after they graduate from college, simply stay on campus, working toward advanced degrees. more »»

It’s time to honor our fathers

June 15, 2014 Father’s Day is upon us once again. That’s good news for the greeting card vendors. In recent years, they have sold upwards of 100 million cards to Americans intent on paying tribute to good old da. more »»

Today is Flag Day

June 14, 2014 More than two centuries ago, on June 14, 1777, the Continental Congress of the newly established United States of America adopted a resolution making an early version of the stars and stripes our... more »»

Space program needs revision

June 13, 2014 At one time, Americans would have been able to laugh off a thinly veiled threat recently by Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin. No more. more »»

Congress should intervene

June 13, 2014 A health insurance company that notified one-fourth of its customers their rates might go up or they might not get coverage at all because of an in-office mistake with records might well pay the... more »»

EPA’s action may prove costly

June 12, 2014 The announcement that the Environmental Protection Agency is coming down hard on existing coal-fired power plants raises literally hundreds of question. more »»

Mental health issues require more attention

June 10, 2014 Nearly all the mass murders that have occurred in the United States during recent years have been committed by deeply disturbed people who “fell through the cracks” of laws intended to keep them fro... more »»

VA scandal requires more forceful action

June 9, 2014 At Veterans Affairs medical centers throughout the country, lying, cheating bureaucrats are hoping the buck stops with former VA?Secretary Eric Shinseki. It should not. more »»

Keep Iowa’s roads safe

June 8, 2014 Spring is a time when slow-moving farm vehicles begin to reappear on roadways dominated by faster-paced traffic. That shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone who lives in farm country. more »»

Frontier Days kicks off summer

June 6, 2014 Warm weather returned to our area somewhat later this year than most of us would have preferred. more »»

This deal is a wake-up call

June 4, 2014 A major new natural gas contract will do more than keep tens of millions of Chinese warm. It also will thaw relations between their government and Russia. Meanwhile, U.S. more »»



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