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Editorial

A Time for Angels helps those who mourn

The death of a loved one is the emotional equivalent of getting hit by a train. There’s almost nothing that can create the bewildering range of emotions that the death of a loved one can generate. The range of emotions can include anger, fear, sadness, loneliness and other feelings that ...

Lights at Kennedy makes season festive

As Christmas approaches, the campground at John F. Kennedy Memorial Park is once again being transformed into a holiday wonderland. The 19th annual Lights at Kennedy will help make the season more festive for area residents and visitors. Additionally, the event raises money to support the ...

Sign up to ring bells for The Salvation Army

People going in and out of the major Fort Dodge stores recently may have noticed that something usually found near the entrance at this time of year is missing. During the Christmas season a red kettle and someone ringing a bell greets those going in and out of stores. The kettles and the ...

Today is Small Business Saturday

Shoppers, including many who hit the big box stores in an early morning frenzy Friday, are encouraged to spend today checking out the unique things offered by our community’s small shops. In Fort Dodge, many of those small shops are downtown. And those coming downtown today to do some ...

Shared Thanksgiving is fine tradition

Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday that features family, food, and yes, the occasional football game. In the spirit of the holiday, thousands of people in the Fort Dodge region gathered around tables with relatives and friends for a traditional feast on Thursday. Dining room tables ...

Let us give thanks

Sometimes in America, it seems as if we actually enjoy advertising our trials and difficulties. And, yes, we have had plenty of them this year. There really were trying times in the early days of our nation also. That is why America’s first formal Thanksgiving observance had far more ...