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Building his future through FFA

February 16, 2014 LAKE VIEW — An opportunity to attend an FFA state convention during his middle school years inspired a Sac County teen to accomplish what only a selected few FFA’ers get to achieve. more »»

Former ag show designed for broader audience

February 16, 2014 DAYTON — The Dayton Expo: it’s not just about agriculture anymore. more »»

Memories in Focus moves downtown

February 9, 2014 Memories in Focus has joined the renaissance in downtown Fort Dodge. Troy and Lisa Schroeder launched a photographic business in their home in July 2008. Troy Schroeder is the photographer. more »»

Old recipe in new hands

February 9, 2014 WEBSTER CITY — The tradition of the farm cook is in the good hands of the Richardson household a few miles south of Webster City. more »»

Keeping trade open

February 9, 2014 As in all business relationships, sometimes the road to trading goods can get rocky. more »»

Bergers take the helm at H & R Block

February 2, 2014 At this time of year, just about everyone is thinking about income taxes or soon will be. more »»

Manure applicators workshop set

February 2, 2014 Confinement site manure applicators should plan to attend a two-hour workshop offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to maintain or rene... more »»

Schnurr completes peer review

February 2, 2014 Schnurr & Company, LLP a has completed a rigorous peer review of its accounting and auditing practice. more »»

Kohl’s Cares offers kids scholarships

February 2, 2014 The Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program is accepting nominations for kids ages 6 to 18 now through March 14 at, and nominators must be 21 years or older. more »»

Extension will provide financial course for women

February 2, 2014 “Money Talk: A Financial Course for Women,” will be offered in Fort Dodge beginning Feb. 18, sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. The series will continue weekly from 6 to 8 p. more »»

Educating one motorist at a time

February 2, 2014 Jason Stauffer, of Manson, said he was humbled on Jan. more »»

IFBF sets 2014 swine market tour to China

February 2, 2014 WEST DES MOINES — China, home to the world’s fastest-growing middle class, holds the key to market demand of Iowa’s corn, soybeans and pork. more »»

NEW offers scholarships

February 2, 2014 FORT DODGE — The NEW Cooperative Foundation announced Monday its 2014 scholarship program will award at least five $2,000 scholarships to area students. more »»

Simply Clean and Restoration offers many options

January 26, 2014 The experienced and certified professionals at Simply Clean and Restoration, 2474 170th St., are ready to handle just about any imaginable cleaning or restoration requiremen. more »»

Here’s a new farm tool

January 26, 2014 MANSON — Kevin Butts, an ag instructor at Ellsworth Community College, asked and answered his own question. “Are drones in your farming future? Yes,” Butts said, during a Jan. more »»

Emergency loans available

January 26, 2014 Webster County was declared a primary disaster area due to drought and heat using the streamlined Secretarial Disaster Designation process. more »»

Back with a new look

January 19, 2014 Wendy’s has been reborn. After being closed since October, the Fort Dodge Wendy’s has been serving customers since Dec. 19, 2013, from a new home at the same address as before. more »»

Northwest Bank recognized for homeownership

January 19, 2014 The Iowa Finance Authority recently recognized Northwest Bank as one of 27 outstanding lenders from throughout the state for its efforts in advancing affordable homeownership through the Iowa... more »»

Cooking reflects farm life

January 19, 2014 ALGONA — Many years ago Cletus and Darlene Zweifel farmed near Burt, a town in Kossuth County north of Algona. They were the parents of five children – two daughters, a son and two more daughters. more »»

USDA: Surprise! Corn market looking better

January 19, 2014 The Jan. 10 crop report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture ended with numbers that were bullish for corn, neutral for soybeans and bearish on wheat stocks. more »»



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