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This tragedy might have been prevented

September 30, 2013 Aaron Alexis, who slaughtered 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard, was a mentally ill man with a grudge against the Navy. more »»

Grassley raises important issues

September 29, 2013 Domestically manufactured biofuels are important to the future of the nation. The Hawkeye State is one of our country’s principal producers of ethanol and biodiesel. more »»

Show will go on for Meridians

September 27, 2013 Small-town singing groups are a common slice of Americana. more »»

St. Edmond students serve the community

September 26, 2013 The need for service knows no season. Traditionally held in the spring, St. more »»

FD council listens and learns

September 25, 2013 It’s popular these days when politicians change their stance on an issue to accuse them of flip-flopping. Sometimes, however, a change of course is exactly what’s needed. more »»

Corridor of Commerce is booming in FD

September 24, 2013 Few projects have generated as much controversy as the Corridor of Commerce in recent Fort Dodge history. more »»

Soybeans are big business in Iowa

September 22, 2013 Nobody knows exactly how long humans have cultivated the soybean, but agricultural historians are quite certain its domestication as a crop in China dates back three millennia. more »»

Watch where you’re going

September 21, 2013 The opening of the new Fort Dodge Middle School prompted changes to the traffic pattern in the northeastern area of the city. more »»

Safety improvements will serve area well

September 20, 2013 When tragedy strikes, a well-trained response team can mean the difference between life and death. more »»

DOT plan could benefit Iowa travellers

September 19, 2013 Travelers along Iowa’s interstate highways may soon see new signage. The Iowa Department of Transportation is selling sponsorships of the state’s rest areas as a way to raise money. more »»

Lamenting the loss of Jamie Buenting

September 18, 2013 The shooting death of Rockwell City Police Officer Jamie Buenting Friday underscores the fact that any day can be a law enforcement officer’s last. more »»

AFES program warrants support

September 17, 2013 For the past nine years, Athletics For Education and Success has worked to fulfill the mission of providing safe and affordable recreational and extracurricular activities while focusing on the... more »»

Lauding the leaders of tomorrow

September 16, 2013 On Sunday, dozens of the most outstanding high school seniors in the region were honored during the 21st Annual Youth Salute Recognition Ceremony. more »»

Let’s keep our farms safe

September 15, 2013 Iowa Farm Safety and Health Week begins today. It coincides with National Farm Safety and Health Week. more »»

Pet ordinance is boneheaded

September 14, 2013 One of the letter writers on today’s editorial page has it right when it comes to the new animal ordinance passed Monday by the Fort Dodge City Council. more »»

Charles Grassley does it again

September 13, 2013 Keeping promises is important. Sadly, all too many candidates seem rather casual about the pledges they make to voters. Fortunately, U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley is not that kind of politician. more »»

What message was sent Tuesday?

September 12, 2013 Congratulations are obviously due to Fort Dodge Community School District incumbent board members Stu Cochrane and Brian Forsythe on being re-elected and to Lisa Shimkat, who will be serving her... more »»

A day for memories and fierce resolve

September 11, 2013 Sept. 11, 2001, is a day etched in the memories of Americans. Recollections of 9/11 remain vivid, though less so as time passes. more »»

Weigh this vote very carefully

September 10, 2013 President Barack Obama finally has submitted the decision on war with Syria to Congress. more »»

School board elections shape tomorrow

September 9, 2013 Voters here in Fort Dodge and elsewhere in Iowa go to the polls Tuesday to select school board members. Some voters may be tempted to regard these local contests as low priority. They aren’t. more »»

 
 

 

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