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This is Sunshine Week

March 19, 2015 This is Sunshine Week, a week when many news organizations and First Amendment advocates will talk and write about open government. more »»

Compassionate Friends comes to FD

March 15, 2015 When volunteers step up to take action and address a need, our community benefits greatl. more »»

E.G. farmer wants to see trust fully funded

March 8, 2015 As a lifelong farmer, I understand that agriculture is an integral part of our economy. more »»

Progress on North Central Career Academy

March 8, 2015 The North Central Career Academy, located in Eagle Grove, continues to take form as renovations to the former National Guard Armory continue through the winter and into the spring. more »»

One man’s journey with colon cancer

March 1, 2015 When you receive a diagnosis of cancer, it’s devastating. You’re in total shoc. more »»

Hunger March Saturday benefits Lord’s Cupboard

March 1, 2015 Now in existence for 41 years the Lord’s Cupboard is Webster County’s largest source of help for the food insecure. more »»

Almost Home outlines shelter plans

February 26, 2015 The Almost Home Board of Directors is putting together a solid business plan to meet the demand of the homeless pets in Fort Dodge and the surrounding area find their forever homes. more »»

Just one donkey

February 22, 2015 One of our donkeys recently became ill, and when it was clear that he would not recover, a kindly vet came and released Tommy from his pain. more »»

Sweetheart Gala is March 7 at Fort Frenzy

February 22, 2015 Join us for one of the community’s most anticipated annual events: The Webster County American Heart Association’s Sweetheart Gala This is the perfect opportunity to shake off your winter blues, don... more »»

Financial aid filing season is here

February 15, 2015 It is the height of financial aid filing season and deadlines are quickly approaching. Financial aid can be overwhelming and intimidating. more »»

Open enrollment deadline is Feb. 15

February 8, 2015 The Affordable Care Act and many of its major components, including the Health Insurance Marketplace (Marketplace), will continue to face challenges in 2015, including recent reports of Americans’... more »»

Scouting — always fun, full of adventure

February 8, 2015 Have you ever imagined or thought of hiking the wilderness trails that were trampled by moccasin-clad feet hundreds of years ago? Can you see the vision of Indian canoes being paddled silently down... more »»

Pay attention to your heart this month

February 1, 2015 February is an important month. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner; a holiday celebrating the love and romance we enjoy with those special people in our live. more »»

SWG: Investing in our children’s/our school’s future

February 1, 2015 As the new superintendent of Southeast Webster-Grand Community School District and in a district that is in the initial year of a Whole Grade Sharing (WGS) agreement with our neighbors to the west... more »»

This is Catholic Schools Week across the U.S.

January 25, 2015 Catholic Schools Week is the annual opportunity for St. Edmond Catholic Schools to showcase our talents, our students, our faculty and staff, our diversity and most importantly our faith. more »»

Thankful for the thaw

January 18, 2015 Are there any sweeter words in Iowa this time of year than “the January thaw?” For the first time in weeks, possibly months, I wore plain, old shoes to work — not riding (a.k.a. more »»

Plan to attend Hospice Ball on Feb. 7

January 18, 2015 Today, hospice is considered the model for quality, compassionate care for people facing a life-limiting illness. more »»

We need to fill the Iowa job skills gap

January 11, 2015 As the 2015 Iowa Legislative session is set to convene on Monday, we thought it would be appropriate to give a snapshot of what Iowa Central and our sister community colleges have been doing to help... more »»

We should all test our homes for radon

January 4, 2015 When it comes to reducing your cancer risk, one important step could be right under your nose, or below your feet. more »»

It can always get better

December 28, 2014 A just-released Associated Press poll says Americans are feeling optimistic about 2015. Nearly half think that the coming year will be better for them than the current one has been. more »»



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