Girls softball returns to Fort Dodge


One of summer’s most enjoyable events gets underway today. The Girls State Softball Tournament will be the highlight of the season for the teams that made it to state-level competition. All the teams are outstanding. Making it to this final event of the season means that none will have any ...

Elanco to continue proud animal health tradition in Fort Dodge


When people all over the United States take their pets to the veterinarian’s office. there’s a pretty good chance they will see a something there with the name Elanco on it. Thousands of the dogs and cats across the country are protected by vaccines made by Elanco Animal Health in Fort ...

Vision for long-term care regulations needs new focus

Local Columns

Look through my eyes Shakespeare taught us, “The eyes are the window to your soul.” What happens when our vision is cloudy? Can we “see” each other? I’m certainly no Shakespeare, nor would I ever pretend to be. What I will offer, however, is when something is taken away, we certainly ...

The price isn’t right under Biden policies

Local Columns

President Biden’s economic policies are causing nationwide sticker shock. The price of nearly everything is higher today than it has been since Biden was last in the White House. The cost of consumer goods has gone up every month since January and the mark-up in prices over the past year is ...

Fort Dodge remains home of state softball


The excitement, the crowds, the cheers and even the tears that are part of the Iowa state softball tournament will continue in Fort Dodge through at least 2025. The City Council and the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union have agreed on a five-year contract extension. That means the ...

Says Twilight tour was wonderful experience

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: After attending the annual Fort Dodge Federated Garden Club Twilight Tour last night (July 9), I wanted to thank those who were willing to share their lovely yards and gardens with the rest of us. The threat of bad weather held off, and it was a wonderful experience to share in ...