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Editorial

Help The Salvation Army by ringing bells

Like Christmas trees and turkey dinners, the red kettles and bell ringers of The Salvation Army are a traditional element of the holiday season. Just about everyone has seen the kettles and heard the jingling bells over the years. And hopefully, just about everyone has put some donations in ...

It’s American Education Week

Since the earliest days in our state’s history, Iowans have understood that schools are important to the proper development of youngsters to help ready them to assist in building a bright future for their communities and state. Not long after farmsteads began to fill Iowa’s landscape, they ...

Airport gateway gets new look

There appears to be a shiny steel aircraft taking off right next to the entrance to Fort Dodge Regional Airport. No, some hotshot pilot did not decide to use the airport’s parking lot and driveway as a runway. The big metal structure is the centerpiece for what will soon be a new entrance ...

Solar project brings more renewable energy to Webster County

Iowa is typically not a place people would consider to be a hotbed of solar energy production. That seems like a better description of sunny Arizona, not Iowa. But some experts who work in the solar energy field have calculated that the sunlight that shines down on our state can indeed be ...

Loss of coral reefs is grim news for world’s oceans

Most people have a vague awareness that huge swaths of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil are either on fire or being clear-cut by farming and lumber industries. We also know that much of the scrubbing of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere is accomplished by that same massive rainforest, a ...

New energy resonates in downtown Fort Dodge

Numbers tell an interesting and encouraging story about downtown Fort Dodge. Kris Patrick, the executive director of Main Street Fort Dodge, has lots of those numbers that show growth in several different ways that she can sum up in one sentence. ‘‘There’s really a resurgence of ...