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Otho firefighters finish stair climb

March 17, 2014 DES MOINES — Rushing up the stairs of a skyscraper in full fire gear is not an easy fundraiser. “Your legs burn and your lungs burn, and you’re just drenched,” said Otho Fire Chief Marty Smith. more »»

Going for the green

March 15, 2014 EMMETSBURG — To keep warm while watching the St. more »»

Cement truck overturns

March 14, 2014 Crews from Tony's Tire, Truck and Auto Center, from Webster City hook up chains to upright a full cement truck that overturned on Fifth Avenue South early Friday morning. more »»

FD firefighter dies Friday

March 14, 2014 Fort Dodge firefighter Tom Peart has died. He was president of the local firefighters union. Services are pending. more »»

Heavy load rolls

March 14, 2014 A concrete truck that rolled over Friday morning stopped traffic from both directions in the 3400 block of Fifth Avenue South. more »»

Peart death stuns FDFD, friends

March 14, 2014 A veteran Fort Dodge firefighter known for his sense of humor and his union work on behalf of his colleagues died suddenly Friday mornin. more »»

Candidates now know their competition

March 14, 2014 State Rep. Helen Miller will apparently be unopposed as she seeks her seventh term in the Iowa House of Representatives this year. more »»

U.S. 20 to skirt site of artifacts

March 14, 2014 CORRECTIONVILLE — Despite concerns regarding future funding, money for the next phase of the U.S. Highway 20 is in hand, according to an Iowa Department of Transportation official. more »»

Iowa Highway 196’s days may be numbered

March 14, 2014 CORRECTIONVILLE — After nearly 80 years of existence, Iowa Highway 196’s days may be numbered. A major reconstruction of the highway, which runs approximately 10 miles between U.S. Highway 20 and U.S. more »»

State cultural leader gets a tour of Fort Dodge

March 14, 2014 As director of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, Mary Cownie gets to see plenty of museums and historic sites. more »»

Swapping pieces and parts

March 14, 2014 HUMBOLDT — Doug McGuire, of Hills, Minn., is the proud new owner of a 1963 Cushman Highlander scooter that, as soon as he sat on it, lost a part that fell off and rattled onto the floo. more »»

FDCSD students complete their Iowa Assessments

March 14, 2014 Fort Dodge Community School District students finished their Iowa Assessments tests on Wednesday. Testing began on March 4. more »»

Back to normal

March 13, 2014 DAYTON — Matt Johnson, owner of the Iron Saddle Saloon, got some good news Wednesday morning just a bit before 11 a.m. more »»

Words to live by

March 13, 2014 Iowa Central Community College, with the Iowa Department of Education, hosted a Diversity Conference at its Bioscience and Health Sciences Building Thursday. more »»

FD estimates $52M budget for 2014-15 school year

March 13, 2014 The Fort Dodge Community School District approved its 2014-15 year budget estimate Monday. The district anticipates having $52,710,435 in revenue and $52,706,065 in expenditures. more »»


March 13, 2014 SAC CITY — A giant auditorium from the early 20th century has succeeded in gaining Sac City national recognition. more »»

Fire destroys grain elevator

March 13, 2014 LUVERNE — A 1950s-era wooden grain elevator was destroyed by fire early Wednesday morning at the NEW Cooperative complex in LuVerne. more »»

Joelson abruptly leaves Laurens- Marathon

March 13, 2014 LAURENS — The Laurens-Marathon school district finds itself without a superintendent. more »»

Agencies ready for sTEP

March 13, 2014 Local law enforcement agencies are preparing to step up their patrols for an exercise that aims to both stop accidents and educate drivers. more »»



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