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Flattery joins Schnurr and Company

Business Briefs

Neil Flattery, a Fort Dodge native, recently returned to the city to work for Schnurr and Company. Flattery graduated from St. Edmond High School in 2012. He double majored in accounting and finance from the University of Iowa and graduated there in May of 2016. Flattery worked for ...

CCS to perform Christmas Cantata

Education Briefs

Community Christian School will present “Child of Promise,” a mini-cantata, on Thursday at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. in the school chapel. Kindergarten through eighth-grade students will perform the 30-minute program of nine songs that anticipate the birth of Christ, welcome the Christ child ...

Reynolds to speak at Employer and Reentry roundtable

Local News

ROCKWELL CITY — Opportunities that await inmates when they reenter the workforce and the companies that could employ them will be discussed during a breakfast roundtable at the North Central Correctional Facility on Thursday. The Employer and Reentry Breakfast Roundtable is hosted by the ...

Fort Dodge council to tackle plans, projects

Local News

Park plans, Municipal Building renovations and preparations for the 2020-2021 budget all await Fort Dodge City Council members on Monday. The council will start its efforts at 5:30 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 819 First Ave. S., with a workshop on plans for the future of Expo Park on North ...

Dial barn remains in use for more than a century

Local Business

LAKE CITY — When Hugh Sharkey built a new barn around 1904-05 on his farm northeast of Lake City, he probably never imagined it would remain in continuous use for more than 100 years. “The barn was in good shape when my late wife, Jane, and I moved here in the fall of 1977,” said ...

Peterson Transportation Inc. honored with Iowa Venture Award

Business Briefs

MANSON — Peterson Transportation Inc. was a recipient of an Iowa Venture Award. Peterson Transportation of rural Manson is a long-distance hauler focusing on flat-bed delivery of steel and wood. The 20-year-old company has grown to a fleet of 45 semi-trucks and 125 trailers. Peterson ...

Festive art support

Local News

The Blanden Memorial Art Museum will be filled with warm festive music, delicious foods and plenty of holiday spirit on Saturday during its annual Holiday Open House from 3 to 6 p.m. Museum Director Eric Anderson is excited about the event, which helps raise funds for the Blanden’s art ...

Agriculture Every Day

Local Business

A new curriculum for educators who are wanting to incorporate agriculture and how it is involved in every day human life is now available through Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Maya Hayslett crop sciences youth education specialist, worked with Amy Powell, with the department ...

‘Every act of giving has a story behind it’

Local News

The Trinity Foundation is the fundraising arm of the UnityPoint Health — Trinity Regional Medical Center organization, according to Carol Grannon, senior director of development for the foundation. And she believes every donation has a story behind it. “I think every act of giving ...

Enjoying the season

Local News

It’s that time of year again — the most wonderful time of the year. The annual Fort Dodge tradition Holiday on Central means that the holiday season will officially be in full swing beginning at 5 p.m. Monday. Families can see Santa arrive down Central Avenue leading to City Square Park ...

Williamson to perform 15th Christmas concert at St. Paul

Local Religion

A musical holiday tradition will return to Fort Dodge when Christian music singer Jennie Williamson performs Dec. 15 at St. Paul Lutheran Church. The free show will begin at 4 p.m. at the church, 400 S. 13th St. ‘‘Every single person is welcome,’’ Williamson said in a phone ...

‘We need to bump up our minimum wage’

Local News

When retired U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Mike Franken was 16 years old, he could afford a $400 unexpected expense. “I paid for my college working at a hog kill plant,” said Franken, of Sioux City, a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate. “It gave me enough money to pay for college and ...