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Dream come true

Emma Dighton struggled to put into words just what Wednesday’s semifinal victory over Winterset meant to her and her Boone teammates. Dighton pitched the Toreadors to a 4-2 victory over the top-ranked and defending state champion Huskies, who now face Western Dubuque in the Class 4A title ...

Hy-Vee to host second “Best of Local Brands”

WEST DES MOINES— Hy-Vee, Inc. has announced it will host its second “Best of Local Brands” summit in May to expand and enhance the product offerings at its more than 275 retail stores in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin. The first ...

Briggs Woods Park area rich with history

WEBSTER CITY — There are several amenities to enjoy while visiting Briggs Woods Park near Webster City in Hamilton County: camping, golfing, kayaking and exploring trails. There is also an opportunity to take a step back in time and enjoy a piece of history. The barn shelter at Briggs ...

New ownership

After 24 years of working in the steel manufacturing business his father started, James Works was ready to branch out and run his own operation. “My dad started a business (B&W Trailer Hitches, headquartered in Humboldt, Kansas) in 1987,” Works said. “I started working for him ...

Investing in Fort Dodge

Koch Fertilizer will invest about $140 million to increase production capacity at its ammonia plant east of Fort Dodge, company officials announced in November. The upgrades will boost yearly production by 85,000 tons, the company reported. Work is set to begin this year and be ...