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Webster County addresses changes in Medicaid

September 30, 2015 While changes to Medicaid may take time to sort out, there’s no reason to think services will be disrupted for those who need them, Supervisor Clark Fletcher told the Webster County Board of... more »»

The zoo

September 29, 2015 The pond in the Oleson Park Zoo will be drained, and a nine-member committee will be named to advise the Fort Dodge City Council on what to do with it. more »»

Council orders demolition of fire-damaged house

September 29, 2015 The charred remains of a house that was the scene of a deadly February fire will be knocked down on the orders of the Fort Dodge City Counci. more »»

Trucker survives wreck near Moorland

September 29, 2015 MOORLAND — A semitrailer driver from Pennsylvania was injured Monday afternoon when his truck crossed a highway and crashed into a ravine. The accident was reported shortly after 2 p.m. more »»

FDCSD board hears grading report

September 29, 2015 At Fort Dodge Senior High, students are being evaluated using standards-based grading. SGB favors detailed feedback on specific skills and goals rather than overall letter grades. more »»

TIF deal for Ampride approved

September 29, 2015 A deal that would provide up to $20,000 for some changes at the Ampride store property was approved by the Fort Dodge City Council on a 6-1 vote Monda. more »»

Sups hear of campaign spending decree

September 29, 2015 DAKOTA CITY — The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors learned of a proposed resolution to set limits on campaign expenses at Monday’s board meeting. more »»

Growing up to wear the badge

September 28, 2015 CLARION — Jason Schluttenhofer knew he wanted to be a law enforcement officer from a very young age. more »»

Sanders touts wealth equality

September 28, 2015 U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders visited his Webster County supporters Sunday. more »»

Truck crash in Webster County

September 28, 2015 Rescuers and law enforcement personnel are on the scene of a crash near U.S. Highway 20 and Webster County road P29. more »»


September 27, 2015 ALGONA —As a 16-year-old swimmer was rushed to the hospital after a dirt bike accident last June, she was not concerned about her own health. more »»

Palmer woman fights for her garden

September 27, 2015 PALMER — Nancy Lyon’s home on a quiet street in Palmer is surrounded by hundreds of flowers growing in a variety of pots, containers and even an old wash tub. more »»

Experts give marching bands new perspective

September 27, 2015 Mike Eckerty, director of bands at Simpson College, was in his element Saturday morning as he led a clinic on the field at the Fort Dodge Middle School. more »»

Beer, brats, polka and Hairball at Oktoberfest

September 27, 2015 After making his way around the wooden dance floor to the polka music of the Wendinger Band at the seventh annual Oktoberfest in Oleson Park, Larry Frohwein, of Ankeny, was quick to give credit to... more »»


September 26, 2015 Even a helmet couldn’t hide the big smile on Dan Kleen’s face Friday afternoon as he took his side by side for a spin along the newly laid trails at the Gypsum City OHV Park. more »»

Quick-thinking neighbor douses Coalville fire

September 26, 2015 COALVILLE — A quick-thinking neighbor doused a fire caused by wiring Friday that left a Coalville home with mainly smoke damage. There were no injuries. more »»

FDSH ramps up its CAD lab

September 26, 2015 The Fort Dodge Senior High CAD lab has new computers. The new computers were provided through federal Perkins funds, which go toward career and technical education. more »»


September 25, 2015 GOWRIE — When John Nelson served his first volley over the net at the Gowrie courts on a recent weekend, his game might have looked a little strange to anyone expecting tennis. more »»



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