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The Lubbers legacy

WEBSTER CITY — The people who knew Dick Lubbers knew a man of great kindness and integrity. Some of them gathered recently around a bench in West Twin Park in Webster City that pays homage to the man and two of his many legacies: Lubbers Clothing Store and The Pantry. Back when ...

Collecting hobby turns into business venture

Lane Leisher has been collecting sports memorabilia for as long as he can remember, he says. That passion has now turned into a new business venture. After moving to Fort Dodge from Oklahoma recently, Leisher decided to open up a card and collectable shop. He is launching his new store, ...

Midwest Fence & Gate ‘pride in providing exceptional service’

Since its establishment in 1993, Midwest Fence & Gate has been a leader in delivering top-notch industrial and residential fences, gates, access control systems, and unique design fencing and gate services. With a comprehensive range of offerings, the company places customer satisfaction ...

Sweet Snax

Liz Watnem admitted she had never thought about opening a business. She just loved to bake and create. But once people started tasting the sweet treats she concocted, she really didn’t have much of a choice. Watnem moved to Iowa from Arizona in 2019 and planned to be a stay-at-home ...

Hair history

Peggy Bunker, the former owner of Peggy’s Plaza Salon and The Hair Receiver Salon, has a neatly filled binder with pictures of the many stylists she worked with, grand opening ribbon cuttings and something a lot less colorful, but very interesting. The floor plan for a remodeling of ...

Tuneups to customs

When Nolan Cook was looking for a name for his custom motorcycle business, he didn’t have to look very far. He simply adopted the nickname he’d been given. “It was a joke,” Cook said. “When I worked at Troy Waller everyone starting calling me too broke. I even have it on my ...