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A different kind of display

When students at Fort Dodge Middle School returned for class on Aug. 24 , they received a welcome they probably didn’t expect. The welcome came in the form of a decorative yard sign that displayed the words ‘welcome back FDMS.’ It was provided by Tailored Yard Signs, a sign rental ...

Bringing out the blades

There’s a place downtown where one can eat pizza, drink cold craft beers and throw axes at targets on the wall. Axe throwing, which has become a popular form of recreation across the U.S. in recent years, is the newest addition to ShinyTop Brewing, 520 Central Ave. The brewery, which ...

Go forth and retire

Fast, accurate and friendly. You could describe Ted Hugghins with these three words. “His wife Cathy told us once that they would leave work at the same time from the same location, and when she got home he would be there already, in his recliner dozing when she walked in the door,” ...

Farm to Fork postponed

Main Street Fort Dodge has decided to postpone their Farm to Fork event which was to be held tomorrow, Saturday August 28. According to a post of the Main Street Fort Dodge Facebook page, “Due to rising health concerns for public gatherings, our Board of Directors and Sponsor decided to ...

Copperhead Saloon snaps back

STRATFORD — When the original owners opened Copperhead Saloon & Grill, 802 Iowa Highway175, they surely didn’t envision a global pandemic, a burglary and a fire impacting the business. But over the course of one year, each of those unfortunate events became reality. Jeff Bergman and ...

Olde Boston’s reopens

First it was the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Then in the spring of 2021 it was a water leak. The past couple of years have been less than ideal for Olde Boston’s Restaurant & Pub, 809 Central Ave., a longtime staple of downtown Fort Dodge. “COVID was obviously tough,” said ...