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‘She tried to escape’

October 11, 2015 There was a woman named Mrs. Thatcher. In 1857, she was kidnapped, along with three other women, near Spirit Lake. more »»

Gypsum City OHV Park is a huge asset

October 4, 2015 This past week I was in Chicago with Gov. Terry Branstad and a representative from the Iowa Economic Development Authority visiting the corporate headquarters of United States Gypsum. more »»

A $4.2 billion change is a big deal

September 27, 2015 Any time an entity decides to do something different with something worth $4.2 billion, that’s a big deal. more »»

Iowa Central launches new search tool

September 13, 2015 Iowa Central Community College is pleased to announce that it has launched Career Coach, a free online tool that allows students and community members to explore potential careers. more »»

Let’s all stay safe this holiday weekend

September 6, 2015 This Labor Day weekend signifies the winding down of summer. Children and young adults return to their respective schools or venture off to new buildings and surroundings. more »»

Drama at the rodeo

September 6, 2015 DAYTON — The Dayton Rodeo got off to a dramatic start Saturday evening when the second cowboy out of the chute, A.J. more »»

Streets near school become one-way

September 6, 2015 Two streets near the former Fair Oaks Middle School have been converted to one-way traffic, according to the Fort Dodge city engineering staff. more »»

Lost, then found

September 6, 2015 Bryan has received a homecoming three years in the making. Lost in 2012, the black and tan dog was reunited with his family last week after a microchip proved his identity. more »»

Buses to service Marian Home dedication

September 6, 2015 Bishop R. Walker Nickless will dedicate the renovation and expansion of the Marian Home & Village during a Wednesday morning ceremony. more »»

Their reasons for running

September 6, 2015 Four will be elected to the Fort Dodge Community School District board Tuesday. Board members Bill Kent, Matt Wagner and Steve Springer filed for re-election. more »»

Polka Fest

September 6, 2015 HUMBOLDT — You can’t have a proper Polka Fest without a bit of royalty to liven up the action on the dance floors. more »»

Welcome to the merry-go-round

August 30, 2015 Welcome to the world, little blue eyes. It can be a crazy merry-go-round ride, but I do hope it treats you well. By well, I don’t mean a life that comes easy, or is filled with excess. more »»

We’re going places in Fort Dodge

August 23, 2015 Recently, we completed a week in Fort Dodge that brought activity and visitors to the communit. more »»

‘Once again ... meeting people where they are’

August 16, 2015 I am a palliative medicine physician. Daily I am asked to define and describe what exactly that is. Simply, palliative medicine is the practice of meeting people where they are at. more »»

Iowa Central is truly extraordinary

August 9, 2015 Iowa Central is not your ordinary community college. This is echoed by the students and families who step foot on campus and convey that it has a university look and feel. more »»

Where you go for care matters

August 2, 2015 Each year, millions of Americans visit the Emergency Room for nonemergency conditions, including minor injuries, sprains and strains and upper respiratory infections. more »»

The Blanden is more than a museum

July 26, 2015 The Blanden Memorial Art Museum, has been a landmark institution of fine arts and learning in the state of Iowa and Fort Dodge for 83 years. more »»

Financing Iowa Central Community College

July 19, 2015 The Iowa Legislature adjourned, and the governor vetoed a section of the budget bill that includes community college funding. The bill had provided for one-time funding of $2. more »»

The long race for the White House

July 12, 2015 With only 485 shopping days remaining until the presidential election, it’s on like Donkey Kong. more »»



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