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‘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 »»

Let freedom ring

July 4, 2015 Across our great nation, the Fourth of July weekend will be a time for fireworks, parades and barbecues. more »»

John F. Kennedy Memorial Park

June 28, 2015 In 1958 the citizens of Webster County voted to establish a County Conservation Board to provide more recreational opportunities. more »»

Saying farewell to Bohemian Hall

June 21, 2015 The 73-year-old landmark is finally being laid to rest after being destroyed by fire Aug. 3, 2012. The hall had so many good memories that will always be remembered by so many. more »»

Does your child need an annual physical?

June 21, 2015 Have you ever wondered why your child needs an annual physical? A lot can change in a child’s or teen’s health within a year’s time. more »»

Building a partnership of excellence

June 7, 2015 We have all been told “practice makes perfect” and while experts debate the number of hours necessary or the type of practice that is best, one thing is clear: training improves performance. more »»

Lighting of the Luminaries is June 11

May 31, 2015 The Paula J. Baber Hospice Home and Trinity Foundation will host the inaugural Lighting of the Luminaries on June 11 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Paula J. more »»

Spring into Fort Dodge is May 27

May 17, 2015 As the Greater Fort Dodge Region continues to grow and prosper, many new professionals are relocating to the area and are calling the region home. more »»

Strokes require a quick response

May 17, 2015 May is National Stroke Awareness Month — the perfect time to learn stroke risk factors and what to do if you see or experience warning signs of a stroke. more »»

How HF 583 became a law

May 17, 2015 On May 1, Gov. Terry Branstad signed into law HF 583, a bill that regulates the control of effluent from animal truck wash facilities. This is a bill that I authored and managed on the House floor. more »»

Iowa Central will offer summer camps

May 10, 2015 Iowa Central Community College plans to offer numerous free academic camps again this summer. more »»

FD Community Foundation is recognized

May 3, 2015 On March 16, the Fort Dodge Community Foundation was notified that it has received reaccreditation with the nation’s highest standard for philanthropic excellence. National Standards for U.S. more »»

Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers face special challenges

May 3, 2015 Being a caregiver of a loved one with dementia doesn’t come with an instruction manual, but there are local resources available to help. more »»

Beacon of Hope is a huge asset for FD

April 26, 2015 The Beacon of Hope Shelter has always been about creating new lives, now it’s also in the business of creating beauty. “I am always searching for our niche ... more »»

Choosing Iowa Central can be a smart decision

April 19, 2015 We know that choosing which college to attend can be a daunting task, especially considering college costs are on the rise which puts a huge burden on familie. more »»



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