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Unite to Fight

August 11, 2015 A charity dinner supporting the Backpack Buddies program is set for 6 p.m. Friday at Fort Frenzy. more »»

Council launches sewer upgrades

August 11, 2015 A project designed to eliminate sewage backups into homes across much of southern Fort Dodge was launched by the City Council on Monday. more »»

Dogs show their agility

August 10, 2015 Dogs from across the Midwest had the chance to show their skills at the Fort Dodge Kennel Club dog show over the weekend. more »»

One dead in gyrocopter crash

August 10, 2015 DAKOTA CITY - One man was killed and another injured after a gyrocopter crashed Sunday night just outside of Dakota City. more »»

Greenfield serves at Second Chance

August 10, 2015 At the Second Chance thrift shop is a volunteer who works to brighten everyone’s day. more »»

Heavy rains flood Otho

August 10, 2015 OTHO — Otho residents spent Sunday cleaning out their basements after 7 inches of overnight rain flooded the town. more »»

Former state facility patients scattered around Iowa

August 10, 2015 DES MOINES (AP) — Former residents at a state-run mental health facility that closed this year are now scattered throughout Iowa, with some living in nursing homes that are considered below average... more »»

The Land

August 9, 2015 ROCKWELL CITY — A non-jury trial pitting Dakota Access LLC against Calhoun County that had been scheduled to take place Tuesday has been pushed back by more than a month. The new date is 9 a.m. more »»

City Council election season begins in Fort Dodge

August 9, 2015 Fort Dodge voters will pick five members of the seven-person City Council during this year’s election. Council candidates can begin filing their nominating petitions on Monday. more »»

Enter the dragons

August 9, 2015 Samantha Hau, of Cedar Rapids, has an important job when she races with Da’ Dragons dragon boat team during the CJ Bio America Badger Lake Dragon Boat Bash in John F. Kennedy Memorial Par. more »»

Rick Perry touts his record

August 9, 2015 ROCKWELL CITY — Republican Presidential candidate former Texas Gov. Rick Perry made a campaign stop Saturday at the Rockwell City Community Center where he was met by a crowd of about 80 people. more »»

At Settler’s Day, luck eludes queen

August 9, 2015 FARNHAMVILLE — Norma Morgan, of Farnhamville, wasn’t having much luck Saturday afternoon as bingo card after bingo card failed to yield her a win during the bingo game at the annual Old Settler’s Da... more »»


August 8, 2015 As the 19th annual CJ Bio America Badger Lake Dragon Boat Bash kicked off Friday night, teams made offerings to the dragon. more »»

Jefferson’s casino gets governor’s touch

August 8, 2015 JEFFERSON — The Wild Rose Casino & Resort celebrated its grand opening Friday, after more than two years of planning and a year after breaking ground. more »»

New telco streams local stations

August 8, 2015 GOWRIE — Local TV channels are now available through the Webster-Calhoun Cooperative Telephone Association, for a lower cost than traditional cable or satellite channels. more »»

In Gowrie, something’s up

August 8, 2015 GOWRIE — According to Gowrie Fire Chief Greg Benson, there’s a very good reason for the department to replace its small aging fire station that dates from 1970. “We’re out of space,” he said. more »»

O’Malley campaigns in FD

August 8, 2015 Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, a Democrat, stood on a chair at Bloomers on Central Friday morning to speak to an audience of nearly 70 as part of his presidential campaign. more »»


August 7, 2015 ALGONA — LeAnn Wempen, of Lu Verne, was beaming with pride Thursday morning as she watched her granddaughter, Rilyn Tuttle, 3, also of Lu Verne, lead her goat kid, Anabelle, into the show ring at th... more »»

Calhoun measure draws Dakota Access ire

August 7, 2015 ROCKWELL CITY — A company seeking to build an oil pipeline across Iowa filed a lawsuit seeking an injunction against Calhoun County, arguing a resolution adopted by the county was “clearly a shot at... more »»

Coleman sewer dispute simmers

August 7, 2015 Some Coleman District residents disagreed sharply Thursday evening over a perceived lack of activity by their sewer board. more »»



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