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Editorial

Floyd of Rosedale will be a beacon for football fans

A huge hog honors a fascinating piece of Fort Dodge history and is sure to help put Fort Dodge on the map in a positive way. We are referring, of course, to Floyd of Rosedale. Or to be more precise, the 14-foot tall, 3,000 pound steel sculpture of Floyd that now graces the intersection of ...

Americans unite behind veterans today

How fortuitous it is that today, while the attention of millions of Americans seems focused on controversy, we take time out to honor those about whom we are in complete agreement: veterans of military service. No matter how we view politics, we are united in revering the men and women who ...

Iowa rolls out the welcome mat again

Somewhere, Robert Ray is smiling. The late Iowa governor was a leader in the 1970s in opening the state’s doors to refugees from war-torn Southeast Asia. He responded to a call from President Gerald Ford, asking states to provide new homes to people who were looking for a safe place to ...

Reynolds moves to help employers rebound

It’s no secret that Iowa is experiencing a severe shortage of would-be employees to fill our state’s numerous job openings. Most of us see almost daily evidence that available jobs are plentiful. Drive through just about any Iowa business district and you will see “help wanted” or ...

Savor the sweets at It’s a Chocolate Thing

A tasty way to support local women recovering from addiction will be available Saturday, It is called It’s a Chocolate Thing, and it features scrumptious, perhaps even decadent, sweets plus hot chocolate. And while feasting on all that good stuff, attendees will be supporting Gateway to ...

Used book sale offers good reading for a great cause

The weather is colder and every day it gets darker just a little bit earlier. When it is chilly and dark outside, it is a perfect time to relax inside with a good book. The Friends of the Fort Dodge Public Library is now offering a good opportunity for everyone to expand their collection of ...