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Power of persuasion

Fourth graders at Feelhaver Elementary School have spent recent weeks advocating for animals in need of forever homes. The students recently read the book “Because of Winn-Dixie,” a novel by author Kate DiCamillo that follows the story of 10-year-old Opal who adopts a stray dog whom ...

Fort Dodge City Council sets priorities

An expanded security camera system, continued improvements to Third Avenue Northwest and a new skateboard park are all on the wish list for Fort Dodge City Council members. During a nearly three-hour workshop Wednesday evening, the elected officials zeroed in on some of the projects they ...

Make It OK Walk will support mental health awareness

Taking a walk is great for a person’s physical health and there’s growing evidence that getting out for a stroll is good for mental well-being as well. An event Friday will enable people to walk for their own health while calling attention to the need for combatting the stigma ...

No one hurt in early morning fire

No injuries were reported as a result of a fire early Wednesday morning that severely damaged a house on the south side of Fort Dodge. The fire at 1126 S. 21st St. was reported at 3:45 a.m. When firefighters arrived there were flames coming out of windows on the first and second floors. ...

Kids to Parks Day is Saturday

This weekend, with mild temperatures in the forecast, will be a popular time for local families to check out their local city, county and state parks. Saturday is National Kids to Parks Day, an annual celebration to encourage play that connects kids and families with parks. Each year, Fort ...

1 seriously injured in Sac County wreck

SAC CITY — A Sac City woman was seriously injured when she struck another vehicle at a stop sign in rural Sac County on Sunday afternoon. According to the Sac County Sheriff’s Office, Jayne Barekas, 71, of Sac City, was driving a 1983 Chevrolet Caprice Classic when she struck the back of ...