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Moose for kids

While the annual Easter Egg hunt in Dodger Stadium might be one of the most visible service projects conducted by Fort Dodge Moose Lodge 806 and the Fort Dodge Women of the Moose Auxiliary 590 — it’s far from the only one. Jeff Jenkins, administrator of the Lodge, is also quite proud ...

In Fort Dodge, Andrew Yang makes the case for universal basic income

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang told a Fort Dodge crowd Saturday morning that the United States is going through the greatest economic transformation in the history of the country. “It’s what experts are calling the fourth industrial revolution,” Yang said at ShinyTop ...

Sparking a love for learning

MANSON — Amidst the literal sparks flying and the ear-piercing whir of the equipment that makes the sparks, it might seem ironic that for some students, the industrial technology classroom is the only place they can actually concentrate on their work. “Sorry it’s so loud,” teacher ...

‘She received a standing ovation from the whole room’

Mark Cady, the late Iowa Supreme Court chief justice, was honored Thursday for his efforts to make sure everyone had access to justice and the legal system in the state. Mark Campbell, chairman of the Webster County Board of Supervisors, named Cady the recipient of the Friend of the County ...

Humboldt superintendent on extended admin leave until June 30

HUMBOLDT — Humboldt Community School District Superintendent Greg Darling has been placed on paid administrative leave through June 30, 2020, which is the date of his accepted early retirement and resignation. Darling was initially placed on paid administrative leave pending an ...

My College Journey: Tyrnan Lara

Name: Tyrnan Lara Hometown: Fort Dodge Age: 19 What is your major or specific area of interest at Iowa Central? Right now I am studying business. Why did you choose to attend Iowa Central? I chose Iowa Central because I received a scholarship to play baseball and it is close to ...

Hog wild for culinary careers

The area high school students visiting Iowa Central Community College Thursday for the annual Culinary Career Discovery Day had no idea what they were going to get to see as they were filing into the department’s auditorium. Chef Michael Hirst, director of the Culinary Arts Program, gave ...

Humboldt superintendent on extended admin leave until June 30

HUMBOLDT — Humboldt Community School District Superintendent Greg Darling has been placed on paid administrative leave through June 30, 2020, which is the date of his accepted early retirement and resignation. Darling was initially placed on paid administrative leave pending an ...

Starting from scratch

MANSON — It’s been over two months since the doors closed on Manson’s last remaining grocery store, but the dust still hasn’t settled. The closure of Heartland Market’s locations in Manson and Rockwell City at the end of 2019 made most of Calhoun County a food desert, leaving the ...

Fort Dodge man arrested for growing marijuana

Eric Gambill Jr., 26, of Fort Dodge, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for parole violation shortly after police responded to a welfare check at approximately 9:43 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Fort Dodge Police Department. Officers went to Gambill’s home at 1428 Fourth Ave. N., ...

Dakota City man sentenced for gun crime

DAKOTA CITY — A Dakota City man who unlawfully possessed a gun and fired it dangerously close to a school bus while hunting pheasants was sentenced on Thursday to more than six years in federal prison, according to the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of ...

Go and Do: Jan. 31, 2020

In Fort Dodge FORT DODGE — Stage Door Productions presents “Forever Plaid” at 7 p.m. TODAY and SATURDAY and 2 p.m. SATURDAY at the Opera House, One Museum Road. Tickets are $15 per person and are available at The Fort Museum and Frontier Village. Doors open at 6 p.m. for cocktail hour ...

Gowrie Grocery LLC reaches goal

GOWRIE — A passionate January meeting in Gowrie has yielded results: Gowrie Grocery LLC managed to raise $250,000 in 10 days to purchase Jamboree Foods, the town’s only grocery store, averting an impending closure. Jamboree Foods, a location in the small Heartland Market chain, watched ...

Prairie Lakes selects new chief admin

The Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency announced on Monday that its board of directors have selected a new chief administrator, who will take over after current chief Jeff Herzberg steps back at the end of June. Dr. Susie Meade, superintendent for the Winterset Community School District ...

FD man arrested for growing marijuana

Eric Gambill Jr., 26, of Fort Dodge, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for parole violation shortly after police responded to a welfare check at approximately 9:43 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Fort Dodge Police Department. Officers went to Gambill's home at 1428 Fourth Ave. N., where ...

Hands of time move forward

Webster County Supervisors unanimously approved a previously tabled bid on Tuesday for the county courthouse’s clock tower and roof restoration project. The winning bid from Neumann Brothers Inc., of Des Moines, came in as the only bid last week for $6.19 million, over $1 million more ...

Looking for leaders

Nominations for the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance’s Catalyst Award are open now through noon on Feb. 14. The award celebrates the “inspiration, charity, wisdom, unifier and the breath of life” of a professional in the Fort Dodge community. It will be presented during the Growth ...