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Protecting our most precious cargo

September 16, 2012 Children are precious cargo. Keeping children safe while riding in the car cannot be left to chance. It is the law. more »»

‘We’re Up on Fort Dodge’

September 9, 2012 As a community, do we have a glass-is-half-full or a glass-is-half-empty attitude? In other words, are we positive and optimistic about our community or do we harbor a negative attitude? We have the... more »»

Domestic/Sexual Assault Outreach Center is changing

September 2, 2012 Some of you may have heard the Domestic/Sexual Assault Outreach Center is facing a restructuring scheduled to take place July 1, 2013. more »»

Classes set to resume at Iowa Central

August 26, 2012 Every year at this time I ask myself the same question “Where did the summer go”? This year is no different as today is the start of another exciting year at Iowa Central Community Colleg. more »»

Direct care work force makes a vital contribution

August 19, 2012 “It’s women’s work?” More than 90 percent of the direct care work force is female. The men who are in these jobs are equally capable and committed, but there are few of the. more »»

It’s almost time for school to begin again

August 12, 2012 In just a few short days the Fort Dodge Community School District will be opening its doors to the start of another school year. Each year is like another chapter in the story of our schools. more »»

Thrive helps young folks learn to live healthy lives

August 5, 2012 Summer break is almost over and the Thrive Instructors are making plans for another great year of helping Fort Dodge area youths. Thrive is part of Trinity’s Healthy Living Departmen. more »»

The looming challenge of the eye in the hall

July 29, 2012 Sixteen security cameras coming to Storm Lake High School? It’s a sign of the times. more »»

Trimark Urgent Care will open this summer

July 22, 2012 Trimark Physicians Group is excited to announce that we are opening an urgent care clinic later this summe. more »»

Community helps softball tournament succeed

July 22, 2012 The Iowa Girls High School State Softball Championship has been held in Fort Dodge since 1971 and it is an honor for Fort Dodge to host it. more »»

Local farmer weighs in against ‘smear campaign’

July 8, 2012 If your friend was drinking too many glasses of Jack and Coke, what would you do? Take away the Coke? That’s the crazy logic behind the smear campaign against a crop that anti-biotech activists have... more »»

With change comes opportunity

June 24, 2012 When First Federal Savings & Loan of Fort Dodge was created in 1954, its mission was to serve the Fort Dodge community by providing home loans to families pursuing home ownership. more »»

Every Option, Every Hope campaign succeeds

June 24, 2012 Every Option, Every Hope — four words that mean so much to individuals and families who are fighting cancer in Webster County and the surrounding area. more »»

Webster County Relay For Life is Friday

June 17, 2012 On Friday at 6 p.m. more »»

The Key on Central is not an ordinary store

June 10, 2012 We all love thrift stores and secondhand treasures, but many of you may not know about or have shopped at the Key on Central located at 1030 Central Ave. in Fort Dodg. more »»

Market on Central 2012 kicks off Saturday

June 3, 2012 As you drive into Fort Dodge you probably have noticed the new banners hanging from our bridges and along Fifth Avenue South announcing the 2012 Market on Central season. more »»

Frontier Days 2012 starts Friday

May 27, 2012 The long-standing tradition of Frontier Days is once again upon us. This will be the 38th year for this annual event. It again will bring fun for the whole family to take in and enjoy. more »»

The 2012 legislative session in review

May 20, 2012 Students, veterans and job creation efforts were the big winners in 2012 session of the Iowa Legislature. more »»

Iowa’s future: ethanol, wind ... and nukes?

May 13, 2012 It is surely a tribute to the improved technology of nuclear energy plants that amid the radioactive debate in the Statehouse to allow MidAmerican Energy to build a nuke plant somewhere in the heart... more »»

An open letter to the community

April 29, 2012 Recently a handful of incidents have brought to light potential and real issues that directly involved our department and staf. more »»



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