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Editorial

Fort Dodge school system is making the right move to enhance safety

Many of us remember a time when school safety largely consisted of monthly fire drills and a tornado shelter drill in the spring. Those remain very important. But, unfortunately, the number of potential safety threats facing students today goes beyond fires and tornadoes to scary things that ...

Brushy Creek Area Honor Flight is back

When a 737 roars into the sky above Fort Dodge Regional Airport just as the sun begins to brighten the horizon this morning, one of the most unique and heartfelt tributes to area veterans will be back in action. There will be about 130 veterans aboard that plane. They will be going to ...

Nurses remain dedicated to caring for all

There is perhaps no profession that is so intertwined with an individual’s life as nursing is. Nurses are there to help bring new life into the world. They administer the vaccines, and help people get through all the various illnesses and injuries of a lifetime. And at the very end, nurses ...

It is time to stop the violence

Fort Dodge has a problem. It is a deadly problem. The problem we are talking about is ongoing senseless violence that is taking the lives of too many young adults. That violence is also leaving others with physical scars that will last a lifetime, while the survivors of those whose lives ...

Good reading for a good cause

There is still time to get some good reading material at excellent prices. The Friends of the Fort Dodge Public Library is now offering a good opportunity for everyone to expand their collection of books. That group is now conducting the spring version of its twice yearly used book sale. ...

May is Beef Month in Iowa

As we enter the month of May, it is worth noting that it is a time to celebrate an important meat product. May is Beef Month. For many of us, every month is a time to partake of a food that ranks high on the list of culinary favorites. It’s no secret that Americans have a love affair with ...