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Voices from the past

June 29, 2015 LAURENS — The annual Laurens Cemetery Tours took area residents on a trip through time Sunda. more »»

Fort Dodge woman wins Miss Nationwide

June 29, 2015 Katie Cole won the Miss Nationwide title in Houston, Texas, earlier this month and plans to use the title to raise awareness about domestic and sexual assault. more »»

Lake City pool to open Friday

June 29, 2015 LAKE CITY — After six years of planning, the newly-renovated Lake City Pool is set to reopen on Frida. more »»

Celebrating the crater

June 28, 2015 MANSON — Gary Schultz, of Redding, California, comes back to Manson every year during the annual Manson Greater Crater Days celebration to see old friends and reconnect with the town he grew up in. more »»

Letting in the light

June 28, 2015 OTHO — For John and Linda Hallgren, of Fort Dodge, coming out to help clear trees at the Webster County Conservation Camp WaNoKi Education Center grounds on Saturday was something of a homecoming. more »»

Pocahontas marks town heritage

June 28, 2015 POCAHONTAS — Courtney Orwig, 12, of Pocahontas was one of dozens of children who got cooled off, and drenched, Saturday afternoon as they played in a sprinkler-like water wall set up by the... more »»

Sheriff’s office receives body cam grant

June 27, 2015 The Webster County Sheriff’s Department will be purchasing a body camera thanks to a federal grant. more »»

19th century skills are revived at Fort Museum

June 27, 2015 Long before factories mass-produced just about everything, Americans relied on people like Catherine and Tom Latane to make the items they needed for everyday life. more »»

Thousands converge to hear rock from iconic East Coast band

June 27, 2015 Boston’s concert at Shellabration Friday night was on track to be the most well-attended in the concert’s history. more »»

Rosedale

June 26, 2015 Scott Groat, maintenance supervisor at Rosedale Rapids Aquatic Center, has a wide selection of tools at his disposal when he needs to fix something such as a broken step on a ladder. more »»

Bird flu workers pack local hotels

June 26, 2015 Finding a room at Fort Dodge hotels this year is more difficult than usual, thanks in part to the bird flu. “We are sold out almost every day,” said Paresh Bhatt, owner of Comfort Inn of Fort Dodg. more »»

Two firms top list of FD donors

June 26, 2015 A pair of Fort Dodge construction companies, joined by about 20 other businesses, groups and individuals, has donated the money needed to pay for fireworks during the community’s Independence Day... more »»

Contract awarded for airport paving

June 26, 2015 As work to resurface a runway at Fort Dodge Regional Airport progresses, another paving job there is about to start. The airport commission on Thursday hired Fort Dodge Asphalt Co. more »»

After the storm

June 25, 2015 CLARION — Gov. Terry Branstad has issued a disaster proclamation for Wright and Humboldt counties after severe weather passed through on Monday. Branstad issued the proclamation Tuesday. more »»

Search begins for Keane replacement

June 25, 2015 The Fort Dodge Community School board hopes to have a new principal in place for senior high by early August. more »»

Fence hit after suspects ditch car

June 25, 2015 A report of gunshots being fired ended Tuesday night with a vehicle crashing into a fence. No suspects have been arrested in the case, according to Fort Dodge Police Chief Kevin Doty. more »»

Iowa universities can’t be sued for unpaid state fees

June 25, 2015 IOWA CITY — Iowa’s three public universities cannot be sued for allegedly refusing to pay their share into a state program that subsidizes insurance for Iowa residents who have health risks, the Iow... more »»

‘Chasing Butterflies’ for support

June 25, 2015 The Chasing Butterflies Walk for Turner syndrome is Saturday at 11 a.m. at Loomis Park. more »»

Humboldt Council approves increases

June 25, 2015 HUMBOLDT — The Humboldt City Council approved increases in water, sanitary sewer and sanitation fees during a special meeting Wednesday. Sanitary sewer rates will be increased by 5 percen. more »»

Shoring up the banks

June 24, 2015 The steep bank on the south side of Snell-Crawford Park will see big changes later this year, as a city project moves Soldier Creek about 50 feet to the north. more »»

 
 
 

 

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