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December 31, 2011 New Year’s resolutions. We all make at least one, whether we like it or not. “I’m going to exercise more” or “I’m going to finally take that trip. more »»

Lawmakers will soon head back to Des Moines

December 31, 2011 The 2012 session of the Iowa General Assembly will commence Jan. 9. This will be my 10th year as your voice, advocate and senator. more »»

Big changes are ahead for FD Regional Airport

December 17, 2011 “The globe will be linked by flights, and nations so knit together that they grow to be next-door neighbors. ... What railways have done for nations, airways will do for the world. more »»

Hope and support during the holidays

December 10, 2011 The holidays are a time when we gather with friends and loved ones, celebrating the season and counting our blessings. more »»

Annual Holiday Lighting event is Monday

November 27, 2011 2011 is nearing its completion. So much transpires during a year, some good, some bad. We never know what each day will bring, let alone each year. more »»

You can make a difference in a child’s life

November 20, 2011 If you are like me, every morning you roll out of bed, sit at your kitchen table and have a warm cup of coffee. more »»

Stopping diabetes is the goal of the ADA

November 20, 2011 Members from the community of Fort Dodge can attest — diabetes education works. You have the service at your fingertips, it is in your backyard, but it does not work unless you use it. more »»

YWCA Holiday Showcase starts Friday

November 13, 2011 I really love Christmas. I mean I love it because it’s Christ’s birthday and my faith is affirmed by that knowledge. more »»

American Education Week celebrates schools

November 13, 2011 This week, today through Saturday, is the 90th American Education Week. Sponsored by the National Education Association. more »»

Cuts in Social Security and Medicare opposed

November 13, 2011 On Jan. 3, 2012, Iowa Republicans will be the first voters in the nation to choose who should be their party nominee for president. more »»

Help us ‘Bridge the Gap’ in Fort Dodge

November 6, 2011 The Fort Dodge Community Foundation and United Way recently launched the Community Connections Volunteer Center. more »»

Great American Smokeout encourages smokers to quit

November 6, 2011 The 36th annual Great American Smokeout is Nov. 17. This will be the perfect day to make a plan to quit smoking for good. more »»

‘I’m glad I was distracted when I signed up’

October 30, 2011 Just this once, I’m glad I was distracted when I signed up for something. Normally, I’m a bit cautious about committing to anything that requires me to show up more than onc. more »»

FD Public Library just keeps getting better

October 30, 2011 Not many people can say they slept in City Hall, but in Klemme, Iowa, in the 1960s, City Hall was in my bedroom. more »»


October 30, 2011 Survivor: Somebody who remains alive despite being exposed to life-threatening danger. Someone with great powers of endurance. Someone who overcomes traumatic experiences. more »»

A local ‘Field of Dreams’ takes shape

October 23, 2011 Most of us remember the famous quote in the wonderful movie “Field of Dreams” — “if you build it, they will come.” The same can be said for the Fort Dodge-Webster County Trail System. more »»

There is an alternative treatment for sinusitis

October 16, 2011 Sinusitis is one of the most common chronic health problems in the U.S., afflicting 37 million Americans each year. Patients suffer headaches, congestion, fatigue and other symptoms. more »»

Character Counts Week 2011 is Oct. 16-22

October 9, 2011 Mayor Matt Bemrich will be proclaiming Character Counts Week in Fort Dodge at the Monday City Council meeting and asking all citizens to help support our troops by donating much needed items. more »»

Start Somewhere Walks are Friday in Iowa

October 2, 2011 What’s being billed as the largest event of its kind in Iowa’s history will take place at noon on Friday at hundreds of locations across the state. more »»

Moving our community from good to great

October 2, 2011 This Thursday at 6 p.m., the public is invited to a community forum, “On the Fort Dodge Horizon” that will be held in the new Bioscience and Health Sciences Building at Iowa Central Community College. more »»



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