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Palliative care initiative needs legislative support

July 24, 2016 If you have watched, as I have, someone suffer with a serious, chronic illness, you know how challenging it can be. more »»

Trinity Ambulance Service is ready to serve

July 17, 2016 In May, UnityPoint Health — Trinity Regional Medical Center was named one of iVantage Health Analytics’ Top 100 Rural and Community Hospitals in the U.S. more »»

There’s something new at Iowa Central

July 10, 2016 On June 24, the federal Department of Education announced that 67 colleges and universities were selected to participate in a new Second Chance Pell pilot program to offer high-quality education... more »»

Here’s some advice to help you stay healthy

July 3, 2016 You’ve probably seen plenty of people whose daily routine includes a plastic bottle containing a metal mixing ball. more »»

Partnering with area high schools

June 26, 2016 There are many aspects in the way that Iowa Central Community College reaches out to communities in its nine-county service area. more »»

Happy Father’s Day, Dad

June 19, 2016 “Of all the rocks upon which we build our lives, we are reminded today that family is the most important. And we are called to recognize and honor how critical every father is to that foundation. more »»

A celebration of parks

June 19, 2016 On Aug. 25, the National Park Service will celebrate its 100th birthday. more »»

Sexton reports on 2016 legislative session

June 5, 2016 I’m proud that for both years I have been here and the sixth consecutive year we were able pass a responsible, balanced budget. more »»

Memorial Day weekend kicks off summer

May 29, 2016 Memorial Day is the official unofficial kickoff weekend for summer. This is the holiday that we meet with family and friends to enjoy what summer has yet to offer us. more »»

Area legislators report on the 2016 session

May 22, 2016 We recently concluded the 2016 Legislative session. Although it was a fiscally challenging year, I feel we addressed issues in a fair and nonpartisan manner. more »»

Area legislators report on the 2016 session

May 22, 2016 After over a week of overtime, we wrapped up the 2016 legislative session with some progress having been made toward helping working families. more »»

Data is important at Iowa Central

May 8, 2016 An important component of Iowa Central Community College is data. We collect data from multiple sources and work to evaluate each piece and base our decisions off what the data tells us. more »»

Are you at risk for having a stroke?

May 1, 2016 “Numbness and tingling sensation started annoying my left arm, so I tried to move my fingers and hands to relieve the feelin. more »»

Medicaid in our state has changed

April 24, 2016 Iowa modernized its Medicaid program on April 1, and has experienced no major systemic issues with this important transition. more »»

Promoting youth literacy is vital

April 17, 2016 One of the most important things parents, schools and communities can do is help their youths become good readers. It can be the difference between a child’s success or failure. more »»

Going to college can be expensive

April 10, 2016 Applying for financial aid can be an overwhelming undertaking for students and parents, especially if it’s your first time applying. more »»

Fulfilling a vital community role

April 3, 2016 The Domestic/Sexual Assault Outreach Center — D/SAOC — is the Crisis Based Shelter for 20 north central Iowa counties — Boone, Butler, Cerro Gordo, Floyd, Franklin, Greene, Grundy, Hamilton, Hancock... more »»

Learn about colorectal cancer

March 29, 2016 What is colorectal cancer? Colorectal cancer develops in the tissues of the colon and/or rectum. more »»

Chicken wing contest kicks off Relay season

March 27, 2016 Fort Dodge Ford Toyota will be hosting its sixth annual American Cancer Society “Wing It for Relay” kickoff event on Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. to support the fight for a cancer-free world. more »»

A free press must be preserved

March 20, 2016 During the week that ended Saturday as we were celebrating the free press in the United States — “Sunshine Week: Your right to know” — the formerly free, secular and constitutional Turkish governmen... more »»

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 »»



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