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Judicial retention election — what is it?

October 23, 2016 Iowa voters often wonder how they should vote when they see the names of state judges on the ballot. more »»

Early detection is the key

October 16, 2016 Breast cancer is a terrible disease that unfortunately many of us are too familiar wit. more »»

Looking ahead to the 2017 legislative session

October 9, 2016 As the campaign season heats up we thought it would be good to give voters and taxpayers a comparison on how state funding for Iowa’s community colleges has been provided versus local school... more »»

What would Walt Stevens think?

October 9, 2016 In the 60 years he served as managing editor, editor and editor emeritus of The Messenger, my dad — Walter B. more »»

Meet Bev and Greg Baedke

October 2, 2016 High school romances rarely last after graduation, they say. Spouses working together in their own business often leads to conflicts and should be avoided, they say. Then there’s Bev and Greg Baedk. more »»

Partners in workforce development

September 25, 2016 The Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance recognizes that workforce is a critical component to our existing industry and also plays a major role in attracting new companies to our regio. more »»

Discover the healing possibilities

September 18, 2016 UnityPoint Health — Trinity Wound Healing Center has once again been recognized as a top performer amongst the nation’s wound centers. more »»

Iowa Central gets ready for tomorrow

September 11, 2016 During the past year we have celebrated 50 years of providing service to our region. more »»

why not Heed the call to help?

September 8, 2016 With the first couple of weeks of school behind us, the students are now settling into a routine. more »»

‘Thank you for your service!’

September 4, 2016 For Jim Gill, it happened in 2004 when he walked into the VA Hospital in Des Moines, just diagnosed with cancer caused by Agent Orange. more »»

Fort Dodge Fine Arts Association is thriving

August 28, 2016 The Fort Dodge Fine Arts Association has expanded almost exponentially. In January 2015, it had 11 members. Today it has 34 members, six supporting artists (i.e., for profit members) and four patrons. more »»

Providing quality health care from a distance

August 21, 2016 There is a severe shortage of practicing psychiatrists in the state of Iowa which makes it difficult to ensure that Iowans get the services they nee. more »»

We’re expanding student success

August 14, 2016 Iowa Central Community College takes pride in its curriculum standards and capacity to offer high levels of academic and personal support for students. more »»

Dapper has built a career in advertising

August 7, 2016 August is a big month for Dallas advertising executive Steve Dapper. more »»

It’s the time of year to get physicals

July 31, 2016 Have you ever wondered why your child needs an annual physical? It’s because a lot can change in a child’s or teen’s health within a year’s time. more »»

Palliative care initiative needs legislative support

July 24, 2016 If you have watched, as I have, someone suffer with a serious, chronic illness, you know how challenging it can be. more »»

Trinity Ambulance Service is ready to serve

July 17, 2016 In May, UnityPoint Health — Trinity Regional Medical Center was named one of iVantage Health Analytics’ Top 100 Rural and Community Hospitals in the U.S. more »»

There’s something new at Iowa Central

July 10, 2016 On June 24, the federal Department of Education announced that 67 colleges and universities were selected to participate in a new Second Chance Pell pilot program to offer high-quality education... more »»

Here’s some advice to help you stay healthy

July 3, 2016 You’ve probably seen plenty of people whose daily routine includes a plastic bottle containing a metal mixing ball. more »»

Partnering with area high schools

June 26, 2016 There are many aspects in the way that Iowa Central Community College reaches out to communities in its nine-county service area. more »»

Happy Father’s Day, Dad

June 19, 2016 “Of all the rocks upon which we build our lives, we are reminded today that family is the most important. And we are called to recognize and honor how critical every father is to that foundation. more »»


Brown Bag Briefings: “It’s All About The Music” October 27, 2016

Brown Bag Briefings will be held from noon to 1 p.m. each Thursday in October in the large meeting room of the Fort Dodge Public Library, 424 Central Ave. The programs are sponsored by Friends of the Fort Dodge Public Library. Bring a sack lunch to this free public program. Coffee will be provided. more »

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