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Generations of faith

June 13, 2016 STRATFORD — When the First Baptist Church in Stratford began its ministry in 1856, the Civil War hadn’t yet taken place and Iowa was granted statehood just a decade prior. more »»

Still drivin’

June 13, 2016 GOWRIE — For 50 years Dave Hoover has been safely transporting kids to and from school as a bus driver for Prairie Valley Schools. He said a lot has changed since he first began his routes in 19. more »»

Giving back

June 12, 2016 Give Back Greater Fort Dodge is back for a second year. The volunteer challenge program, sponsored by the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance, made its return June 1 and will run through Aug. 31. more »»

Insurance CEO urges people to ask questions

June 12, 2016 The chief executive officer of one of the companies now managing Iowa’s Medicaid program has some advice for anyone feeling bewildered by the system’s recent transformation. more »»

FD council to consider zoo plan

June 12, 2016 The possibility of creating a masterplan for the Oleson Park Zoo will be considered by the Fort Dodge City Council on Monday. more »»

Guilty as charged

June 11, 2016 ROCKWELL CITY — Freddy Crisp was convicted of first-degree murder Friday afternoon, just over an hour after jurors began deliberating his fate in the death of Dale Potter. more »»

Upgrading Equipment

June 11, 2016 Cooper Elementary is upgrading its playground. A new piece of equipment has long needed replacing, Bruce Hartley, school principal, sai. more »»

A new square

June 11, 2016 ROCKWELL CITY — Once the dust settles in late September or early October, residents of Rockwell City and their visitors will be able to enjoy brand new streets and sidewalks on the square... more »»

Truck hits home

June 11, 2016 A truck smashed into a house Friday night, leaving an impressive hole in the foundation. It appeared that only the driver was hurt, according to Fort Dodge Police Officer Evan Thompso. more »»

Crisp: ‘I was confused’

June 10, 2016 ROCKWELL CITY — Freddy Crisp admitted in court that his initial account to law enforcement the morning he shot Dale Potter was untrue. more »»

Crisp convicted

June 10, 2016 Freddy Crisp has been convicted of first degree murder. more »»

In Webster City, improving processes, reducing waste

June 10, 2016 WEBSTER CITY — A world-renowned expert in manufacturing practices and lean production visited Webster City last week. Ritsuo Shingo spent two days working with Vantec Inc. more »»

Body cams coming

June 10, 2016 Webster County sheriff’s deputies will be wearing body cameras by Augus. more »»

Humboldt council considers tax incentive plan for building

June 10, 2016 HUMBOLDT — The Humboldt City Council on Monday agreed to consider front-loading tax incentives for a building up for sale by the Humboldt County Development Association in the Humboldt Business Par. more »»

FDFD Safety Village canceled

June 10, 2016 The Fort Dodge Fire Department Safety Village has been canceled for this year. more »»

Last day

June 9, 2016 As the school day ended, a celebratory atmosphere filled each Fort Dodge school building. more »»

Crisp tells more than one version of night of shooting

June 9, 2016 ROCKWELL CITY — Freddy Crisp’s account of what happened when he shot Dale Potter was different between two interviews with an investigator. more »»

Testimony ends in Crisp trial

June 9, 2016 Prosecution and defense have rested in the trial of Freddy Crisp, who was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Dale Potter. Closing arguments are expected tomorrow. more »»

OHV park effort wins national honor

June 9, 2016 Big tracts of land south of Fort Dodge where gypsum was mined for decades were transformed over several years to become a place where people can ride their ATVs on trails surrounded by natural beauty. more »»

Former Iowa Central professor victim of social media harassment

June 9, 2016 A former Iowa Central Community College professor was recently the victim of harassment via social media after being mistaken for another woman with the same name. more »»



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