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Editorial

Adam Gregg to lead his peers

More than a century ago, in 1908, the governors of the nation’s states and territories established a bipartisan trade association — the National Governors Association. The goal was to create a forum where there could be dialogue about common problems and a sharing of ideas regarding ...

Dragon boats to come roaring back

The sights and sounds of long dragon boats slicing through the water of Badger Lake will return this weekend. This will be the 25th anniversary of the Badger Lake Dragon Boat Bash. It will be a two-day event on Friday and Saturday featuring a concert by Band K, fireworks and lots of racing ...

Nothing compares to the Iowa State Fair

Believe it or not, it is time for the Iowa State Fair. What may well be the grandest of our nation’s state agricultural festivities – the Iowa State Fair – will begin Wednesday and run through Aug. 21. Iowans gathered in Fairfield for the first state fair in 1854 – just eight years ...

New sculpture at Terry Moehnke Veterans Memorial Park deserves support

The boy holds an American flag above his head at an angle, with one hand on the flagpole and the other beneath the red and white stripes. Just behind him, a girl stands with one arm outstretched. That’s the sight that will soon greet visitors to Terry Moehnke Veterans Memorial Park north of ...

Iowa Sales Tax Holiday starts Friday

It’s hard to believe, but area families are already beginning to think about the items that will be needed to send young folks back to school properly equipped and looking good. According to the National Retail Federation, a typical family with children in school will spend about $864 on ...

River cleanup effort will be fun opportunity

Would you like to get out on the water on a hot summer day? And would you like to be part of an effort that will clean up the Des Moines River in Fort Dodge? An event this Saturday will give people an opportunity to do both of those things. And as an added bonus, some participants will get to ...