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Supporting the troops

February 12, 2016 For a group of employers, family members and government officials who attended an Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Center of Influence event at both the 133rd Iowa Air National Guard and th... more »»

More pipeline meetings ahead for IUB

February 12, 2016 DES MOINES — The Iowa Utilities Board will meet Feb. 19, and March 9 and 10 for further deliberations on the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline. more »»

Sadler to leave Webster City for new job

February 12, 2016 WEBSTER CITY — Webster City’s city manager has accepted a job as the Sidney, Nebraska, city manager. Ed Sadler’s contract was approved Tuesday night. He was one of three finalists for the job. more »»

Special Olympics basketball rocks skills in FD

February 12, 2016 The Special Olympics’ North Central Area Basketball Skills contest took over Butler Elementary’s gym Thursday. more »»

Iowa 175 culvert work slated

February 12, 2016 DAYTON — The Iowa Department of Transportation held a public information meeting Thursday to discuss the proposed culvert installation on Iowa Highway 175 over Skillet Creek at the south limits of... more »»

Iowa Lakes bond referendum passes

February 12, 2016 EMMETSBURG — For the first time in the 50-year history of Iowa Lakes Community College, voters were asked to consider a bond referendum. That bond referendum passed Tuesday by more than 60-percent. more »»

Blessed ash

February 11, 2016 In the continuation of a tradition that dates back to the first few centuries of Christianity, worshippers gathered for Ash Wednesday Mass to receive a cross-shaped mark made from the ashes of burne... more »»

Committee says halve pond at Oleson

February 11, 2016 Only about half of the pond in Oleson Park should be refilled with water, and people should be able to get a bit closer to it, according to a panel named to make a recommendation on the site’s future. more »»

Iowa Central sees slight decline in numbers

February 11, 2016 Iowa Central Community College’s spring head count is down 2.2 percent from 2015, and its credit hours are down 3.3 percent. more »»

Pipeline decision may come today

February 11, 2016 DES MOINES — The Iowa Utilities board went parcel by parcel through some of the land to be crossed by a proposed pipeline for the second day Wednesday. more »»

It’s yes to Duncombe

February 10, 2016 Both general obligation bonds passed in Tuesday’s special referendum. Only 60 percent support was needed for each ballot question to pass. more »»

Two fire investigations:

February 10, 2016 Investigators have wrapped up their probe of the Jan. 18 blaze at a tire warehouse without being able to determine how it started, according to the Fort Dodge Fire Department. more »»

Courthouse will get cameras

February 10, 2016 Security cameras and access control doors will be installed in the Webster County Courthouse as part of the next phase of courthouse security improvements. The county will pay $7,268. more »»

Has the paper of record been chosen?

February 10, 2016 A two-month-long battle between small-town newspapers may be over — for now — but confusion remains. more »»

Regional planning underway for area parks

February 10, 2016 Input is being sought on how to best move forward with the park systems in a tri-county area that includes Boone, Hamilton and Webster counties. more »»

Shelter from the storm

February 10, 2016 WEBSTER CITY — Kent Johnson didn’t expect to spend his Monday night at the Webster City Fire Station. more »»

P & Z Commission member pushes for changes

February 10, 2016 A member of the Fort Dodge Plan and Zoning Commission is pressing for an overhaul of rules that he says impede development in the city. more »»


February 9, 2016 Motorists were told to avoid travel Monday as high winds caused blowing and drifting snow across north central Iowa. more »»

Public supports both FDCSD bonds

February 9, 2016 Both general obligation bonds passed in Tuesday’s special referendum. Only 60 percent support was needed for each ballot question to pass. more »»

Wilson denied post-conviction relief

February 9, 2016 A judge has denied post-conviction relief for a man serving a life sentence for murder. The ruling denying relief for Mark Wilson, 57, was issued Monday. more »»

Seven saves

February 9, 2016 Two of them were being poisoned by an odorless gas. Four of them were in a blazing house. One of them suffered a near fatal heart attac. more »»



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