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Ron Prestage weighs in

July 24, 2016 To the editor: Since announcing our desire to build a pork processing plant in Wright County, we have received several questions and want to provide the public with answers. more »»

Supports Prestage Foods

July 24, 2016 To the editor: As a longtime resident and business owner of Eagle Grove, Iowa, I would like to express my support for the proposed Prestage Foods plant. more »»

Thank you, FD school board

July 24, 2016 To the editor: I feel such joy when I drive by our new middle school and see the innovative use of prairie grass in landscaping. It brings back a bit of history of the prairies of Iowa. more »»

Welcoming Prestage Foods

July 24, 2016 To the editor: When Prestage Foods of Iowa announced plans to build a $240 million state-of-the-art pork processing facility in Iowa, it was the kind of good news agriculture has been longing for. more »»

A caution from Mason City

July 24, 2016 To the editor: It seems every community that starts to deal with Prestage believes that it does not affect other counties and communities and they have no right interfering with their decision. more »»

Swing for a Cure succeeds

July 22, 2016 To the editor: The 11th annual Swing for a Cure golf outing was held on June 24 this year at the Fort Dodge County Club. The weather was picture-perfect with 22 teams enjoying the fun-filled da. more »»

‘Move forward — together’

July 22, 2016 To the editor: As I was recently driving home from a meeting, I couldn’t help but admire the scenery of rural Iowa. more »»

Tour of Gardens succeeds

July 19, 2016 To the editor: The Fort Dodge Federated Garden Club expresses appreciation and thanks to all who supported our recent 15th annual Tour of Gardens. more »»

Opportunity is ‘knocking’

July 19, 2016 To the editor: As a young farmer, I would not have had the opportunity to return home to the farm, if it were not for off-farm opportunities in agribusiness. more »»

Grassley shows up for work

July 19, 2016 To the editor: Our U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley has an outstanding work record. He hasn’t missed a vote since 1993. Even then, he was home touring flood ravaged areas in Iowa. more »»


July 18, 2016 To the editor: I am a fourth generation farmer, businessman and community volunteer in Humboldt County, but the most fulfilling job is being a dad. more »»

Flower show is a success

July 18, 2016 To the editor: The Federated Garden Clubs of Iowa recently held their state flower show, “Small but Mighty,” and 88th annual meeting in Fort Dodge. more »»

Thanks for the support

July 18, 2016 To the editor: Graham Tire would like to thank all of the businesses that donated items and to all of our customers and everyone else who came in and bid on the items for our eighth annual benefit... more »»

Opposes Hillary Clinton

July 15, 2016 To the editor: With utter disregard for the security of sensitive classified information Hillary Clinton decided for “convenience” to have a personal server. more »»

Sees gun control hypocrisy

July 15, 2016 To the editor: Is John Lewis a terrorist? Congressman John Lewis was, and may still be, on the no-fly list. more »»

Celebration was a success

July 14, 2016 To the editor: What a celebration, On behalf of the Fort Dodge Fireworks Committee, I would like to thank all who attended and helped with the Fort Dodge Fireworks Celebration on July 2 at Fort... more »»

Support is appreciated

July 14, 2016 To the editor: We would like to thank everyone who participated in the 5k run on May 28 to raise money to send Vietnam veterans to Washington, D.C., on the Honor Flight. more »»

Flying the Confederate flag

July 14, 2016 To the editor: When I drive to Fort Dodge or visit Clare I see a Confederate flag flying full mast. more »»

Event is a success

July 11, 2016 To the editor: On June 5, It Gets Better FD & Beyond held its fourth annual fishing tournament at Kennedy Park. We had over 100 registered participants with many others observing. more »»

Let’s support Project Blue Light

July 11, 2016 To the editor: Last fall I organized a Project Blue Light event in Fort Dodge and we had an amazing amount of support from the community. more »»

Opposes packing plant

July 11, 2016 To the editor: I have lived in Wright County most of my life and I choose to raise my family here because of the quality of life, values, honesty, and integrity. more »»


“Where the Lilies Bloom” July 24, 2016

ROWAN — The Iowa River Players will present “Where the Lilies Bloom” at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Iowa River Players Theater. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children/students. more »

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