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Fostering a lifelong love of learning

March 24, 2014 As an assistant at Fort Dodge Public Library, Rachel Lavender is instrumental in helping foster a lifelong love of learning in the community’s children. Lavender’s duties at the library are many. more »»

Defining the leaders of tomorrow

March 24, 2014 GOWRIE — The leaders of tomorrow developed a better understanding of what it takes to be effective leaders Thursday during the annual Twin Lakes Conference Leadership Day at Prairie Valley High... more »»

St. Edmond to offer three new diplomas starting 2014-15

March 24, 2014 By BRANDON L. SUMMERS bsummers@ St. Edmond Catholic School is offering three new diplomas for its high school students starting with the 2014-15 year. more »»

Fleet of miniatures

March 22, 2014 Steve Johnson, of Castana, is the owner of a 200-plus fleet of trucks and trailers, each of which — whether orange, red, blue or green — is for sale. more »»

Bullying, gas tax lead issues discussion

March 22, 2014 Just how much the state government should do about bullying that extends beyond the schoolyard and even into cyberspace was debated by lawmakers Saturday morning in Fort Dodge. State Sen. more »»

D.C. trip to tout FD, county

March 22, 2014 Members of Iowa’s congressional delegation and other federal officials will get an update on developments in Webster County this week from local leaders who will travel to Washington, D.. more »»

Dunkin’ Donuts may be coming to FD

March 22, 2014 Another new business project along Fifth Avenue South will come before the Fort Dodge City Council on Monday. more »»

St. Edmond is eliminating class rank in 2014-15

March 22, 2014 St. Edmond Catholic School will no longer use class rank starting with the 2014-15 year. The graduating class of 2014 will be the last to receive class ranks. more »»

Rescued from the ice

March 21, 2014 Two boys who became marooned on ice in the Des Moines River near the Hydroelectric Dam were rescued by Fort Dodge firefighters Thursday afternoon. more »»

Robbery suspect arrested in South Dakota

March 21, 2014 Nathaniel Altman, who was being sought on robbery and theft charges in Fort Dodge, has been captured in South Dakota. more »»

Taylor’s legacy

March 21, 2014 A recent $50,000 donation to the Almost Home Humane Society of North Central Iowa will help meet the cost of taking care of the dozens of dogs and cats that make the shelter their temporary home. more »»

Robbery suspect arrested in South Dakota

March 21, 2014 A man wanted for committing an armed robbery in Fort Dodge late Sunday is facing new charges after being arrested in South Dakota Thursday. Nathaniel L. more »»

SCC going to the Aloha state

March 21, 2014 LAKE CITY — South Central Calhoun High School’s academic decathlon team will compete in Hawaii in April. The team advanced from the state competition held in Johnston on March 7 and 8. more »»

Trott trial removed from calendar

March 20, 2014 ROCKWELL CITY - Corey Trott's trial has been taken off the calendar pending the results of a competency evaluation. Trott, 33, of Rockwell City, was scheduled to stand trial beginning April 21. more »»

Concrete mixer rolls over on highway

March 20, 2014 OTHO — Traffic on the highway near Otho was slowed for about three hours Thursday morning as crews worked to remove a concrete mixer that turned over on its side. more »»

Cosgrove leaving county position

March 20, 2014 Webster County Recorder Judy Cosgrove announced Thursday that she will not seek re-election in 2014 and will retire at the end of her term on Dec. 3. more »»

PV, SWG Jaguars show their colors

March 20, 2014 GOWRIE — Two teams became one Thursday. more »»

‘He was a special breed’

March 20, 2014 A legacy of service, courage and good humor was celebrated Wednesday when the Fort Dodge community paid its final respects to firefighter Tom Pear. more »»

FD Airport leaders call for rejecting bids

March 20, 2014 Leaders of the Fort Dodge Regional Airport are asking federal officials to reject the bids from two airlines hoping to serve the community and seek new proposal. more »»

Firefighters make ice rescue

March 20, 2014 Two boys who became marooned on ice in the middle of the Des Moines River Thursday afternoon were rescued by Fort Dodge firefighters. more »»



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