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Spreading the word

January 13, 2016 The need for a new elementary school building in Fort Dodge was explained at the Webster County Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday. more »»

Veal to remain in jail

January 13, 2016 A Fort Dodge man accused of committing sexual abuse on a teenager will remain in jail following a bond review Monday. more »»

Sheriff hopes for change in gun permit renewal process

January 13, 2016 Thanks to new laws passed five years ago, gun permit renewals are high this year. But the process can be confusing. more »»

Duncombe possibilities

January 12, 2016 Preliminary designs for a new Duncombe Elementary building were presented to the Fort Dodge Community School District board Monday. more »»

Carson floats college debt ideas

January 12, 2016 Saying colleges need more “skin in the game,” Dr. Ben Carson mulled the idea of making colleges responsible for the interest on student loans at a town hall meeting Monday morning at Fort Frenzy. more »»

FD police to get body cameras

January 12, 2016 Fort Dodge police officers will begin using body cameras within the next year. A roughly $3. more »»

Trash day changes coming to FD

January 12, 2016 Many Fort Dodge residents will be rolling out their garbage containers on different days starting next month because the city’s sanitation collection routes are being revised. more »»

Airport budget includes GA ramp

January 12, 2016 The Fort Dodge Regional Airport Commission approved its fiscal year 2016-2017 budget at a meeting on Monday that includes $700,000 to go towards a reconstructed general aviation ramp. more »»

Humboldt County Supervisors get hospital update

January 12, 2016 DAKOTA CITY — The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors was updated on activities at the Humboldt County Memorial Hospital at Monday’s meeting. more »»

FD City Council buys car lot

January 12, 2016 The property of a used car dealership was purchased by the Fort Dodge City Council on Monday to prepare for eventually widening the intersection of First Avenue South and 15th Stree. more »»

‘We Got Next’

January 11, 2016 Athletics for Education and Success held its second basketball tournament at the new Martin Luther King Recreation Center on Sunday, hosting three teams from Carroll for the third- and fourth-grade... more »»

Working to change school culture

January 11, 2016 Heather Cochrane is a data analyst and teacher coach at Fort Dodge Middle School. more »»

Merit badge school

January 10, 2016 Eight of the Boy Scouts attending the Twin Lakes District Merit Badge College found themselves in court Saturday morning with Magistrate Steve Kersten presiding over the proceedings. more »»

Sexton to propose IUB reform

January 10, 2016 The ability of the Iowa Utilities Board to grant the power of eminent domain for a controversial oil pipeline has inspired a local lawmaker to propose some changes to the agency. State Rep. more »»

Driver ejected, hit by vehicle in crash

January 10, 2016 WEBSTER CITY — A driver thrown from his SUV when it rolled Friday was run over by traffic on U.S. Highway 20 near Webster City. more »»

New trash collection routes to be introduced

January 10, 2016 Some Fort Dodge residents would have their garbage picked up on a different day under a plan to be considered by the Fort Dodge City Council on Monday. more »»

Local lawmakers anticipate budget struggle

January 10, 2016 Lawmakers serving Webster County expect to begin the 2016 legislative session Monday facing lots of government needs, but without a lot of additional money to meet those needs. more »»

Studying education

January 9, 2016 U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, joined area and state educators for an education roundtable hosted at Iowa Central Community College’s Triton Cafe. Participating were Mary Gibb, St. more »»

Four charged in assault case

January 9, 2016 Four young men are facing various charges after an alleged assault Thursday night. The incident was reported to the Fort Dodge Police Department at 6:39 p.m. more »»

Simulated training

January 8, 2016 The Iowa Central Foundation and Trinity Foundation hosted the William G. Smith Simulation Center Open House on Thursday to recognize the donors that helped make the new center possible. more »»



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