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Beating the heat

July 23, 2014 With temperatures around 90 degrees Tuesday, Rosedale Rapids Aquatic Center was full of people trying to beat the heat. “We’ve been close to capacity,” said Jerry Ellendson, pool supervisor. more »»

Blanden, ICCC to consider partnership

July 23, 2014 A potential partnership between the Blanden Memorial Art Museum and Iowa Central Community College is being considere. more »»

Lehigh clerk still at work

July 23, 2014 LEHIGH — City Clerk Wanda Ganeff has gone back to work and, in spite of earlier reports, one council member said that she had never been suspended. more »»

Otho names Groat mayor

July 23, 2014 OTHO — Former Otho Mayor Mark Groat was appointed to the position of mayor again at a special council meeting Tuesday night. The appointment comes after Joe Hayes resigned as mayor July 1. more »»

Algona is first U.S. small community Blue Zone

July 23, 2014 ALGONA — Algona has become the first small community in the United States to be designated a Blue Zones community. more »»

Coloring outside the lines at Iowa Central

July 23, 2014 One of the things that students at the Iowa Central Community College Middle School Art Camp Tuesday learned is that not only is it okay to make a mistake — there really, when creating a drawing,... more »»

Road Trip makes FD stop

July 22, 2014 Kids on Monday took off into outer space for an adventure with superheroes, princesses and scientists, and they did it all without picking up a video game or watching TV. more »»

Ice cream social honors ‘Rosa Parks of Iowa’

July 22, 2014 An ice cream social at Fort Dodge city square Monday celebrated diversity and honored the life of Edna Griffi. more »»

Lehigh city clerk suspended

July 22, 2014 LEHIGH — Lehigh City Clerk Wanda Ganeff has been suspended — though city officials declined to say why Monday. “To my knowledge she was suspended today,” said Lehigh Mayor Mark Johnson. more »»

State auditor speaks in FD

July 22, 2014 A property tax cut approved in 2013 will force the state government to spend an increasing amount of money every year to compensate cities and school districts, according to Auditor of State Mary... more »»

Bicyclists descend on Emmetsburg Monday

July 22, 2014 EMMETSBURG — The streets of Emmetsburg were filled with bicyclists Monday evening as riders from across the state stopped in town during RAGBRA. more »»

Celebrating a milestone

July 20, 2014 GOWRIE — With a few puffs into a paper bag, a swipe of his hand and the uttering of the word “abracadabra,” magician Michael Oz was able to restore a popped balloon animal back to its intact state... more »»

Razing a barn, raising a teepee

July 20, 2014 PALMER — When Leonard Olson’s barn was blown over by strong winds during a storm last month, he was wondering what he should do about the structure. more »»

Camp Algona marks a decade

July 20, 2014 ALGONA — Generations of Iowans have seen the Nativity scene in Algona that was made by German prisoners near the end of World War II. more »»

Mosquitoes thrive after rainfall

July 20, 2014 The heavy rains that caused flooding and road closures over the past month have now led to another nuisance in north central Iowa: mosquitoe. more »»

DAZEd and amused

July 20, 2014 LIVERMORE — Miranda Barnett, of LuVerne, helped pass an important lesson onto her daughters Jordann Barnett, 8, and Kylie Barnett, 9, Saturday morning as they were getting ready to enjoy the parade... more »»

Following another calling

July 20, 2014 Despite feeling a calling at a young age, Allan Redenius’ journey to the clergy was a long one. For nearly 40 years, Redenius worked as a certified public accountant. more »»

Celebrate Laurens! has wine, Superwoman

July 20, 2014 LAURENS — Tim Leith, of Laurens, was enjoying a sample of mead — a wine made with honey — at the Wine Festival portion of Celebrate Laurens! Leith, was one of the individuals who had journeyed to... more »»

No injuries in POET fire

July 20, 2014 EMMETSBURG — A fire at POET Biorefining was extinguished Saturday shortly after being reported to the fire department. The fire in the biomass stackyard was reported shortly before 11 p.m. more »»

Science of spuds

July 19, 2014 ROCKWELL CITY — This is a unique farm cropping story, with a pair of unique farmers. more »»

Man posing as roofer arrested in FD

July 19, 2014 A man posing as a roofer is in jail and his companion is wanted after a vigilant Fort Dodge homeowner became suspicious of two people who wanted to fix her roof. Fort Dodge police arrested Alan J. more »»


Humboldt County Fair July 23, 2014

7:00 a.m. 4-H Food Stand Open9 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Hewitt Hall 4-H Exhibit Bldg. Open9:00 a.m. 4-H/FFA Horse & Pony Show in ArenaNoon Clover Kids & Jr. more »

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