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Housing effort starts in Gowrie

GOWRIE — Five new homes are going up on the east side of Gowrie as community leaders work with a developer to alleviate a housing shortage. Construction of three of the homes along Sunrise Drive is underway. “It is going to have a major impact,” said Kevin Black, a member of the ...

Man charged in fatal November crash

A man tested positive for alcohol, cocaine and the active ingredient in marijuana shortly after a fatal November crash he is accused of causing, according to court records. Logan A. Christensen, 38, of Eagle Grove, now faces multiple criminal charges in connection with the crash that ...

Lawyer tried to remove judge in Ricke case

ALGONA — An attorney for the man accused of killing an Algona police officer last fall unsuccessfully tried to get a judge to remove herself from the case. Attorney Matthew L. Pittenger dropped his request for a hearing to consider the competency of Kyle L. Ricke, 43, of Algona. Ricke ...

Make It OK

When a person gets physically ill, they seek care without worrying if someone will find out that they went to the doctor. That’s often not the case with mental illnesses. Mental health professionals know there are people who avoid seeking care because of the stigma surrounding it. ...

Iowa Central honors Class of 2024 nursing graduates

Iowa Central Community College honored its Class of 2024 nursing graduates with pinning ceremonies May 9 at Decker Auditorium on the Iowa Central Fort Dodge campus. Dr. Jesse Ulrich, Iowa Central president, welcomed and congratulated the graduates on their achievements and encouraged them to ...