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Marking a half century of progress

March 13, 2016 In 1965. there were three junior colleges in the area — Fort Dodge, Webster City and Eagle Grove. more »»

Preparing young women for the future

March 6, 2016 I’ve been a chief executive officer for just over two months, but I’ve been a parent for nearly a decad. more »»

Courtesy — Service — Protection

February 28, 2016 The Iowa State Patrol has always been an historic and tradition-rich organization. We take great pride in, not only who we are, but where we bega. more »»

Sweetheart Gala 2016 is March 5

February 21, 2016 Join us for one of the community’s most anticipated annual events: The Webster County American Heart Association’s Sweetheart Gala. more »»

A look into a woman’s heart

February 14, 2016 Heart disease is often thought of as a man’s disease, but did you know more women die of heart disease per year than any other cause of death, including breast cancer? Each year, 455,000 women die o... more »»

2016 Career Fair will be Feb. 26

February 7, 2016 The Iowa Central Career Services office will host its spring 2016 Career Fair on Feb. 26, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Career Education Building on the main campus. more »»

Duncombe strong!

January 31, 2016 It has been a tremendous honor to serve the Fort Dodge Community School District as an administrator for almost 14 years, with the past 6 1/2 spent as the principal of Duncombe Elementary. more »»

‘Go Red Day’ is Friday

January 31, 2016 We are a special breed, us women. Some may call us complicated. I like to think of us as complex and intricate works of art. more »»

Who will love the United States?

January 24, 2016 On a day back in the middle of the 1920s, a man traveling by train in China looked down at his boy, who was probably 5 at the time, and said: “Son, you can serve God or you can serve mammon, but you... more »»

Attend 2016 Hospice Ball on Feb. 6

January 24, 2016 As the 2016 Hospice Ball co-chairs, we invite you to come out for a night of great food, dancing, and entertainment. Join us on Feb. more »»

I had a dream

January 17, 2016 I am not merely borrowing from the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. when I say I had a dream, though I must say first and foremost that my dream was heavily influenced by his. more »»

Habitat for Humanity — our story

January 17, 2016 Habitat for Humanity is a Christian housing ministry seeking to put God’s love into action. more »»

50 years of theater at Iowa Central

January 10, 2016 Iowa Central rings in the new year with a landmark anniversary — our 50th year of educating students and offering the community a wide range of fine art venues. more »»

More progress lies ahead in 2016

January 3, 2016 2015 was another year of exciting changes in Fort Dodge, but also brought challenges to our fair city. more »»

Dale and Donna Decker leave a legacy

December 27, 2015 Dale D. Decker, former owner of Decker Truck Line Inc. and his wife of more than 70 years, Donnabelle, were always generous and active supporters of the Fort Dodge community during their lifetimes. more »»

Healthy Weight 4 Life can help you

December 20, 2015 People often start a diet after the holidays or make a New Year’s resolution to start eating healthier in the new year. more »»

We’re helping students succeed

December 6, 2015 The majority of students in K-12 public education attend schools defined by traditional notions of teaching and learning that involve attending school for a set number of hours each day and... more »»

Celebrate the season in downtown FD

November 29, 2015 The Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance is excited to be continuing the holiday tradition with Holiday on Central and including a new event called Shopping on Centra. more »»

It’s time to talk about men’s health

November 22, 2015 It’s that time of year again — Movember. Clean-shaven men begin to look scruffy, and bearded men reach for their razors. Movember is a light-hearted way to raise awareness for some serious issues. more »»

Great American Smokeout is Thursday

November 15, 2015 The American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout on Thursday is the perfect time to quit smoking. more »»



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