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On being properly Irish

March 16, 2014 My mother’s family is Irish. We are descended from the Shannons and the O’Flahertys; it’s hard to get more Irish. more »»

This is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March 16, 2014 Colorectal cancer is the second leading killer among cancers that affect both men and women in the U.S. more »»

Regional Career Academy set to launch in fall

March 9, 2014 With increased academic demands placed on the high school curriculum as well as shrinking dollars, it is becoming increasingly more difficult for school districts to offer career-oriented programs. more »»

Are cell phones on airplanes a good idea?

March 2, 2014 Read the other day that the Federal Communications Commission is working on a plan to let people use their cell phones on passenger airline flights. more »»

The blizzard bogeyman

February 23, 2014 We were all ready for it. We battened down the hatches, raised the red flags, made emergency runs to the grocery stores and kept the young ’uns safely indoors. more »»

Hunger March is March 8

February 23, 2014 Now in existence for 40 years, the Lord’s Cupboard is Webster County’s largest source of help for the food insecure. more »»

Sweetheart Gala 2014 is Saturday in FD

February 23, 2014 March, and hopefully spring, is around the corner, which means it’s time for an annual favorite, the Webster County American Heart Association’s Sweetheart Gala. more »»

What would Martin Luther King Jr. think?

February 16, 2014 I wonder what Martin Luther King would think of what we have wrought in his name? A day off work for postal carriers and some federal employees? I doubt if he would have cared much about that. more »»

Culinary Arts program is achieving its goals

February 9, 2014 Seven years ago, in the spring of 2007, a close family friend, Don Decker, called me with an interesting proposal that, in hindsight, would prove to be a life-changing conversatio. more »»

Better You Luncheon is Friday at Iowa Central

February 2, 2014 This year Trinity Healthy Living decided to try a new venue for our annual women’s heart event. more »»

What’s a library without books?

January 26, 2014 San Antonio, Texas, is touting its latest technological innovation — a bookless librar. more »»

Trinity’s Hospice Ball is Saturday

January 26, 2014 Twenty-two years ago when the idea of having a hospice ball to raise awareness for our local hospice program was suggested, most people only understood that the word “hospice” had something to do... more »»

About the sentences Iowa’s courts impose

January 19, 2014 The court sentence is the bane of the career for every honest journalist (yes, both of ‘em). I want you to make me a promise. Don’t listen to a thing we tell you about them. more »»

New regulations produce pilot shortage

January 19, 2014 The challenges facing the small regional carriers are daunting, affecting more than just Great Lakes Airlines out of Fort Dodge. more »»

Iowa Central resumes classes Tuesday

January 12, 2014 The fall 2013 semester came to a wonderful end as we officially opened the doors of our new cafeteria, the Triton Cafe, on Nov. . more »»

United Way Community Campaign: Better Together

January 5, 2014 When it comes to charitable giving, there are many important and wonderful causes and organizations to support. more »»

Let’s make some healthy New Year’s resolutions

December 29, 2013 People often make New Year’s resolutions that they are unable to stick with for very long. A person needs to be ready to make a change and be invested in i. more »»

Blanden Memorial Art Museum is a FD treasure

December 22, 2013 Sometimes it’s easy to forget what treasures we have in Fort Dodge. It is no one’s fault. Life is busy. It gets away from you in the blink of an eye. more »»

Giving patients ‘the gift of honesty’

December 15, 2013 Thinking of others. It is that time of year when our thoughts, regardless of age, gender, race, religion, orientation, sickness or health, turn toward what is, what has been and what shall be. more »»

More tools in the work-force training toolbox

December 8, 2013 Iowa Central Community College serves a population of just over 130,000 in north central and northwest Iowa. Our college is the engine for economic development and growth in our region. more »»



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