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New owner has big plans

April 6, 2014 Curves in Fort Dodge has a new owner. When Angela Jessen took the helm of the Fort Dodge Curves franchise on Nov. 1, 2013, she became part of an entrepreneurial success story. more »»

Mobile apps growing for farm use

April 6, 2014 CLARION — Farmers have an ever-growing number of mobile apps to help them in their daily work plans. more »»

Growing local economies through food

April 6, 2014 ANKENY — If Iowa’s food producers, processors and preparers are looking for a recipe to improve agritourism they must: • Provide visitors with something interesting to eat. more »»

When it comes to liquidation sales, Tyre and Cook offer Helping Hands

March 30, 2014 After years — or even a lifetime — of serving as a family home there comes a time in the history of just about every house when the assorted furniture, housewares, collectibles and other belongings... more »»

Local SBDC earns SBA’s state award

March 30, 2014 The North Central Iowa Small Business Development Center, Fort Dodge, has earned the 2014 Small Business Development Center Excellence and Innovation Award from the U. S. more »»

Lake City hospital creates impact

March 30, 2014 LAKE CITY — Stewart Memorial Community Hospital generates 257 jobs that add $18,000,945 to Calhoun County’s economy, according to the latest study by the Iowa Hospital Association. more »»

Staying PED-free

March 30, 2014 EMMETSBURG — According to Dave Stender, an Iowa State University swine specialist based out of the Clay County Extension office, owner/operators of their own swine herds have the best chance to keep... more »»

Webster City Federal changes name, logo

March 30, 2014 WEBSTER?CITY?—Webster City Federal Savings Bank has announced today that Monday, it will change its name to WCF Financial Bank. more »»

Corn Belt annual meeting will be Wednesday in Fort Dodge

March 30, 2014 HUMBOLDT — “Enhancing Quality of Life” is the theme for the 67th Corn Belt Power Cooperative Annual Meeting Wednesday at the Best Western Starlite Village Inn and Suites, Fort Dodge. more »»

Best Western is looking good

March 16, 2014 Just about anyone who has spent appreciable time in Fort Dodge is familiar with the pleasures and conveniences afforded by the Best Western Starlite Village Inn & Suites, 1518 Third Ave., N.W. more »»

Hora offers input on pork

March 16, 2014 Gregg Hora, a farmer from Fort Dodge, served as a delegate to the Pork Act Delegate assembly March 6-8 in Kansas City, Mo. Hora was appointed as a delegate by U.S. more »»

Farming, racing and railroading

March 16, 2014 ALGONA — Farming, racing and trains are the three areas of interests that are unique to the new Kossuth Museum in Algona, all three tied uniquely to Kossuth County. more »»

Town & Country, IMT Group offer grants

March 16, 2014 Town & Country Insurance and the IMT Group will provide $500 grants to towns or organizations in need of funds, through the IMT Group’s Community Contest. more »»

Earl May supports local food pantry

March 16, 2014 Earl May Nursery and Garden Center has partnered with the Holy Trinity Food Pantry for its Earl May Cares Community Event. Earl May, 168 S. 25th St. more »»

Apps for farmers workshop set

March 16, 2014 CLARION — Micah Smidt, Iowa State University Extension associate, will discuss new smart phone applications for farmers at a workshop from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. more »»

ISU offers certified handlers program

March 16, 2014 Webster County will offer the Certified Handlers Continuing Instructional Course March 26. more »»

Disney Institute to come to ICCC

March 16, 2014 A one-day Disney Institute is being offered on April 24 at Iowa Central Community College. For more than 80 years, The Walt Disney Co. more »»

Martin’s Flag has a new owner

March 9, 2014 A prominent feature of the Fort Dodge commercial world since 1895, Martin’s Flag Co., 1210 First Ave. N., has a new owner. Brett Biggins is now the sole owner. more »»

First American expects smooth transition

March 9, 2014 More than 15 years ago, Tom Schnurr said the transition to his then-new position as president and chief executive officer of First American Bank and Stark Bank Group — where he succeeded Thomas J. more »»

Maurices to conduct clothing drive

March 9, 2014 Maurices, located in the Crossroads Mall, is conducting a clothing drive through March 23. For every three items donated, shoppers will receive a coupon for 20 percent off one regular-priced item. more »»



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