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The awful legacy of Sandy Hook

December 23, 2012 What is wrong with us as a society? As if the deaths at the Sandy Hook Elementary School was not horrible enough, our reaction to it has been shameful. more »»

How about a little appreciation?

December 21, 2012 There are things you come to expect with the first winter storm of the season. People, even native-born Iowans, initially seem to forget how to drive on ice- and snow-covered streets. more »»

Excuses, excuses, excuses

December 16, 2012 “Methinks the letter writer doth protest too muc. more »»

Putting bullies in their place

December 16, 2012 Have you ever had that feeling — the one way down in your stomach that says you don’t quite fit in? The one that whispers in your ear while you’re busy pretending everything is fine? That feeling... more »»

Things change

December 9, 2012 Priorities change. That point was recently driven home for me when I needed a pair of gloves. more »»

A foundation for our community

December 9, 2012 Many people are familiar with foundations that serve colleges and universities, private schools, hospitals, museums and other institutions of this kind. more »»

The end of a $587.5 million dream

December 2, 2012 The magic of the Powerball millions lasted just a bit longer for me than for most people who don’t live in Missouri or Arizona where the two winning tickets were sold. more »»

Making a difference for 3-year-old Ava

December 2, 2012 At 3 years old, Ava Myers is a shining example of the power of love, determination, technology and teamwork. She isn’t able to stand up or keep her head up without assistance. more »»

‘Meeting people where they are’

November 25, 2012 I am a palliative care physician. Daily I am asked to define and describe what exactly that is — palliative care. more »»

November is Plan Your Giving Iowa Month

November 25, 2012 Gov. Terry Branstad signed a proclamation declaring November as Plan Your Giving Iowa Month. The declaration marked the beginning of an initiative which could dramatically impact communities. more »»

Great progress is being on trail system

November 18, 2012 In 2005, community leaders from the Webster County Development Corporation Board held a meeting to discuss quality of life issues in Fort Dodge and Webster County. more »»

Great American Smokeout is Thursday

November 11, 2012 Does the air seem clearer to you than it did when you were very young? It should. The percentage of Americans who smoke has dropped drastically over the last few decades. more »»

Silver Bells in the City 2012

November 11, 2012 This holiday season, a number of organizations are working together to provide special holiday events for all different sort of interests. more »»

‘A New Weigh of Life’ — Stop Diabetes

October 28, 2012 Twelve years ago my father was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. He just sent his oldest daughter to college. more »»

The education world is changing very fast

October 21, 2012 We have seen this coming, and yet we are ill prepared. Students in Iowa this fall are beginning to be educated without schools — potentially receiving their entire K12 education online. more »»

Greater FD Growth Alliance is off and running

October 14, 2012 It has been approximately nine months since the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance was formed by merging the Fort Dodge Area Chamber of Commerce and the Development Corporation of Fort Dodge and... more »»

Former justices support David Wiggins

October 14, 2012 Iowa justices are required to take an oath to uphold the Constitution of the state of Iowa. Yet, once again, a justice of the Iowa Supreme Court is being targeted for doing just that. more »»

Character Counts Week is Oct. 21-27

October 7, 2012 Every year, the U.S. president, U.S. Senate and officials around the world proclaim the third week in October Character Counts Week. Last year, 8 million kids in 54 countries participated. more »»

Olympic gold medalist coming to Fort Dodge

September 30, 2012 Fort Dodge Swim Club is hosting an Olympic swim clinic for the local swimmers in Fort Dodge Nov. 3 at the high school pool. more »»

Choose wisely to achieve good health

September 23, 2012 Motivation is the core of all action. We all need to be motivated to act. more »»



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