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Fortune names Marco among top workplaces

October 12, 2014 Fortune Magazine announced in its October edition that Marco Inc. is among the 50 Best Small & Medium Workplaces in the nation. The company has a major regional office in Fort Dodge. more »»

Chance purchase secures family’s heritage

October 12, 2014 RANDALL — A farm that has been owned by someone in the same family for 158 years, by the slimest of chances, appears likely to remain in the family for years to come. more »»

Webster County Extension slates Nov. 12 health insurance workshop

October 12, 2014 Iowa State University Extension will offer a free, Smart Choice health insurance workshop from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 12. The Health Insurance Marketplace opens on Nov. more »»

Cobblestone Inn & Suites opens in FD

October 5, 2014 Visitors to Fort Dodge have a new lodging choice. Cobblestone Inn & Suites, on the corner of Fifth Avenue South and Kirkberg Boulevard, began welcoming guests Aug. 24. more »»

Webster County youth to celebrate National 4-H Week Oct. 5 to Oct. 11

October 5, 2014 More than 6 million young people across the country will celebrate National 4-H Week, an annual celebration of 4-H during the first full week of Octobe. more »»

Engineering agriculture’s future

October 5, 2014 AMES — Students and faculty who are developing tomorrow’s solutions for farm machinery, renewable energy, field robotics and systems to protect Iowa’s air and water quality are hard at work today in... more »»

Retail job fair is Tuesday at Iowa Central

October 5, 2014 A retail job fair will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Iowa Central Community College Bioscience and Health Sciences Building, 1 Triton Circle. more »»

Creative Signs & Graphics is on the move

September 21, 2014 Sending messages visually is a standard feature of 21st-century life. Merchants help customers locate their place of business and learn the nature of the enterprise with distinctive sign. more »»

Winery grows into an events center

September 21, 2014 HUMBOLDT — Growth sometimes unfolds in unanticipated ways. more »»

Growing grandpa’s corn, sort of

September 21, 2014 LUTHER — Want to grow corn like grandpa did? It’s still possible. According to Dr. more »»

Pheasant numbers growing

September 21, 2014 AKRON — Joe Cain, of Akron, said he thinks of himself as being in “pheasant farming. more »»

Pizza Ranch launches in Fort Dodge

September 14, 2014 On Labor Day, the culinary options on the Corridor of Commerce — Fifth Avenue South expanded. A Pizza Ranch opened just north of Menards. more »»

Benefits of Twin 20 rows

September 14, 2014 BOONE — Harry Stine, the founder and president of Stine Seed Co., based in Adel, has been a leading proponent for pushing yield potential of corn to its absolute maximu. more »»

Iowa Corn endorses 75

September 14, 2014 JOHNSTON — Iowa Corn’s political action committee defended its candidate endorsement process Monday afternoon after being criticized and questioned by its membership in how the committee went about... more »»

The Iowa Outdoors Store expands

September 7, 2014 The Iowa Outdoors Store, 1597 Third Ave. N.W., has been serving hunting and fishing enthusiasts for a bit more than three years. This summer it has undergone a more than 6,500-square-foot expansion. more »»

Seven tractors, one Century Farm story

September 7, 2014 LAURENS — Every party needs a symbol. more »»

Uncertainty rules farm land prices

September 7, 2014 SIOUX CITY — Uncertainty, said Mike Duffy, professor emeritus of economics at Iowa State University, is the watch word for farm land price expectations. Duffy was in Sioux City on Au. more »»

Sew what?

August 31, 2014 Tricia Helmers is the new owner of A Stitch Above the Rest, 15 S. First St. She became the proprietor of the long-established Fort Dodge embroidery shop in June. more »»

Looking over FC Co-op’s test plots

August 31, 2014 FARNHAMVILLE — No matter the price that corn sells for, it’s still a bushels market. more »»

UnityPoint Clinic revamps record system

August 24, 2014 A change in the electronic recordkeeping system at UnityPoint Clinic — Fort Dodge was implemented early this month starting on Aug. . more »»



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