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KYL preschool storytime is Wednesday

WEBSTER CITY — Kendall Young Library will hold preschool storytime from 10:05 to 10:35 a.m. Wednesday at the library for children ages 3 to 5 years old.

Steve King splasher sentenced for assault

SIOUX CITY — The man who assaulted U.S. Congressman Steve King at a Fort Dodge restaurant was sentenced Thursday in federal court to two years of probation. Blake Gibbins, 27, of Lafayette, Colorado, received the sentence after pleading guilty to one count of assaulting a member of Congress ...

Area players pack all-TLC teams

To say the basketball season started out rough for Kolson Kruse would be an understatement. But the Southeast Valley sophomore overcame and thrived, helping the Jaguars win 17 games and reach a Class 2A district championship. For his efforts, Kruse was named first team all-Twin Lakes ...

Garrigan boys qualify for state tourney

SPENCER — Cade Winkel was not going to let Saturday night’s Class 1A substate final be his last time in a Bishop Garrigan uniform. The senior scored a team-high 17 points, lifting the Golden Bears to a 68-48 victory over South O’Brien here and into the state tournament for a second ...

Fort Dodge VA Clinic seeking new location

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is searching for a new space for both its Fort Dodge outpatient and mental health clinics. An advertisement placed in January sought a new location in Fort Dodge with about 15,000 square feet and 70 parking spaces for the community-based outpatient ...

Dodger boys survive and advance

SIOUX CITY — The Fort Dodge boys basketball team made a frustrating regular season nothing more than a distant memory on Monday, as the Dodgers took full advantage of wiping the slate clean on their 2019-20 campaign with a 65-60 Class 4A substate quarterfinal victory over Sioux City ...

SUBSTATE BASKETBALL: Dodger boys at SC West

THE TIP: Action for a Class 4A substate quarterfinal between the Dodgers and Sioux City West is set to tip at 7 p.m. in Sioux City. PROBABLES: Fort Dodge (2-19 overall): Brycen Bell, sr., 1.6; Drake Callon, so., 3.2; Carson Peterson, so., 5.8; Tysen Kershaw, sr., 11.7; Dayson Clayton, jr., ...

Dodgers head to WDM Valley in makeup contest

THE TIP: Action begins in the twinbill with the girls contest at 5 p.m. in West Des Moines. The boys will tip at 6:30 p.m. Both games were postponed from this past Friday night. GIRLS PROBABLES: Fort Dodge (3-8): Tory Bennett, so., 11.0; Aleaha Pommer, so., 7.0; Cheyenne Miller-Hameed, jr., ...

DODGER WRESTLING PREVIEW: Clear Lake Invitational

NEXT UP: Wrestling will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the Clear Lake High School gym. Joining Fort Dodge in the field will be the host, Clear Lake, along with Algona, Charles City, Creston/O-M, Emmetsburg, Forest City, North Butler/Clarksville, Okoboji/HMS, Saint Ansgar and West Fork. PROBABLE LINEUP: ...

Wagner enters Hall of Honor

Raegan (Schultz) Wagner was never alone when she stepped on the track. In fact her best friend was always by her side while competing in high school and college. Wagner and her twin sister, Lindsay, are 2000 Manson Northwest Webster graduates who continued their careers with the Central ...

The Russian conspiracy that won’t die

The Mueller report accomplished nothing. Whether you thought that the two-year, $32 million investigation was warranted or not, the report promised to establish a factual record that both sides could accept, especially on the explosive charge that Donald Trump had conspired with the Russians ...

Rebuilding after betrayal

Dear Annie: I read “Dear Annie” now, just as I read “Ask Ann Landers” and “Dear Abby” starting in the 1950s. I hope you can give me some advice. My husband, “Fred,” and I have been married for 58 years. We met when we were both working in Washington, D.C. We were 18 years old. ...

Republicans’ impeachment strategy a tribute to Jackson Pollock

Maybe you’re a fan of Jackson Pollock’s paint-splatter stuff. That’s cool. My only point is that when you flick paint at a canvas, nobody expects the result to look like a tree, a person or a bowl of fruit. Similarly, in politics, when you throw everything against the wall to see what ...

Career concerns overwhelming for student

Dear Annie: I’m in my last year of a pre-university study program and need to choose a university program in a couple of months. The problem is that I haven’t the slightest idea of what I want to do. This decision is going to affect the rest of my life, and I feel incredibly unprepared. Of ...

Billionaires fear loss of their anti-capitalist advantages

Billionaires are wailing that Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders’s wealth tax proposals are attacks on free-market capitalism. Warren “vilifies successful people,” says Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase. Rubbish. There are basically only five ways to accumulate a billion dollars, and ...

Understanding narcissism

Dear Annie: I am writing in response to the letter from “Concerned Care-Daughter,” who said she was approaching caregiver burnout. It sounds to me like she is very empathic, and her older sister may have some narcissist traits. Narcissistic traits include being dismissive of other ...

The two parties’ very different fields of candidates

  Have you noticed that the two parties’ fields of presidential candidates have, in the past two election cycles, grown enormously larger than (if not necessarily superior to) those in past years? Where parties used to have two to five serious candidates to choose from, Republicans had 17 ...

Wandering eye worrying wife

Dear Annie: I would love to hear your comments on my situation. My husband, “Craig,” is an attentive, considerate and truly loving partner. The one quality that causes me to lose sleep is this: He is in his late 70s, yet he enjoys the attention of young women, ranging in age from their 20s ...

Pelosi ambushes Republicans on impeachment vote

WASHINGTON — House Republicans, in their efforts to short-circuit the Democratic impeachment of President Trump, have for months railed against a closed “process” of hearing witnesses and demanding other evidence of his misbehavior. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has now called their bluff ...

Run from abusive relationships

Dear Readers: I am printing these two letters together to remind anyone who is in an abusive relationship to leave as soon as possible. Take yourself, your children and pets with you. There are many resources available for you. Dear Annie: Thank you for telling Depressed and Confused to walk ...