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Sweetheart Singers holding fundraiser

January 29, 2015 The Community Christian School Sweetheart Singers are raising money for the school’s music department to purchase instruments and music. more »»

Christie, Walker make get well calls

January 29, 2015 DES MOINES (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad is getting get-well calls from presidential hopefuls as he recovers from the flu. Spokesman Jimmy Centers said Wednesday that New Jersey Go. more »»

No clear opening date for new prison

January 29, 2015 DES MOINES (AP) — The head of Iowa’s corrections department said he still doesn’t know when the long-delayed Iowa State Penitentiary will ope. more »»

House panel to revisit inmate divorce bill

January 29, 2015 DES MOINES (AP) — Members of a House panel said they will revisit a bill that would help a person divorce an imprisoned spouse. more »»

Slain cousins case heads to Virginia

January 29, 2015 EVANSDALE (AP) — Iowa investigators have gone to Virginia to consult national experts on the unsolved 2012 abduction and killing of two young cousins. more »»

Council dismisses volunteer firefighters

January 29, 2015 SHELBY (AP) — The City Council in western Iowa’s Shelby has dismissed the town’s volunteer firefighters. The council decided on Monday to dismiss all but one member of the 12-person department. more »»

System to determine safe speeds tested

January 29, 2015 DES MOINES (AP) — The Iowa Transportation Department is testing a new system that could help motorists drive more safely on icy roadways. more »»

Annexation, streets on council agenda

January 25, 2015 The Fort Dodge City Council will consider annexing some property and awarding a major street paving contract when it meets Monday. more »»

FD school board meets Monday

January 25, 2015 The Fort Dodge Community School District board will have a meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at Duncombe Elementary, 615 N. 16th St. more »»

RAGBRAI route will pass through Fort Dodge

January 24, 2015 The 2015 route for RAGBRAI was announced Saturday evening. more »»

Wright supervisors to discuss security

January 23, 2015 CLARION — The Wright County Board of Supervisors will meet today with Judge Paul Ahlers to discuss courthouse security. more »»

Kickoff to Webster County Fair is Feb. 1

January 22, 2015 A fundraiser pancake breakfast will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Feb. 1 at the Webster County Fairgrounds. The breakfast will include pancakes, sausages, eggs and a drink for a freewill offerin. more »»

FDSH to host jazz band festival

January 22, 2015 Fort Dodge Senior High will host an Iowa High School Music Association State Jazz Band Festival Monday, beginning at 5 p.m. more »»

Pope removes priest accused of abuse

January 22, 2015 DES MOINES (AP) — Pope Francis has permanently removed a veteran Iowa pastor from the priesthood after an investigation found he sexually abused a minor decades ago, the Diocese of Des Moines... more »»

Candidates invited to agricultural summit

January 22, 2015 DES MOINES (AP) — A major Iowa agriculture entrepreneur is inviting presidential hopefuls to a summit that will focus on industry issues such as renewable fuels and modern farming techniques. more »»

Man sentenced after trading dog for gun

January 22, 2015 CEDAR RAPIDS (AP) — Authorities said a Mason City man has been sentenced to 21 years in federal prison without parole after trading his dog for a gun he intended to use to shoot his so. more »»

House panel OKs school spending increase

January 22, 2015 DES MOINES (AP) — Lawmakers in the Republican-majority Iowa House granted committee-level approval to a small funding increase for schools Wednesday, but leaders in the Democratic-controlled Senate... more »»

State sends school start date guidelines

January 22, 2015 DES MOINES (AP) — The Iowa Department of Education said school districts seeking permission to start classes earlier in the summer must prove that academic achievement is at ris. more »»

Marshalltown homicide suspect arrested

January 22, 2015 MARSHALLTOWN (AP) — Authorities said they have arrested the man thought to be responsible for a fatal Marshalltown shooting following a four-day search. more »»

Man suspected of injuring 4-month-old

January 22, 2015 COLUMBUS JUNCTION (AP) — Officials have arrested a man in connection to the discovery of a severely injured 4-month-old girl in southeastern Iowa. more »»



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