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Annie’s Bridal and Dress Shoppe opens

March 1, 2015 Few life events are more important than weddings. Increasingly in 21st-century America these iconic affairs have come to require much advance thought and careful planning. more »»

Farmers ‘bale out’ to ethanol

March 1, 2015 EMMETSBURG — Stover buyers from POET-DSM in Emmetsburg are no longer pounding the pavement to fill orders for 2015. Those contracts have been completed, according to B.J. more »»

Mattress Firm is a bedding specialist

February 22, 2015 Buying bedding can be confusing. Prices vary widely. The array of brands and the options within each of them can be intimidating. more »»

Speed networking event is Thursday at The Cellar

February 22, 2015 As the economic boom in Webster County continues, even people who long have been part of the community are discovering that they are encountering many new faces. more »»

Northwest Bank gets USDA recognition

February 22, 2015 The USDA Rural Development recognized Northwest Bank as one of Iowa’s most active mortgage lenders in loan originating and loan writing in 2014. more »»

Iowa’s Best Burger contest is underway

February 22, 2015 AMES — Iowa’s cattle producers are asking their fellow Iowans to help them find Iowa’s Best Burger in 2015. more »»

Marketing Hoops

February 22, 2015 DAKOTA CITY — Brian Hoops said he doesn’t see the market is all “doom and gloom” during the 2015-2016 marketing season, but farmers will have to manage their risks. more »»

Hit safely in first corn market venture

February 22, 2015 HUMBOLDT — In the world of grain marketing, Reed Burres, 19, a freshman ag student at Iowa State University, said he knows some people hit home runs, but even more strike ou. more »»

Something Unique Safe Keeps opens in FD

February 15, 2015 The section of downtown Fort Dodge near the intersection of Central Avenue and 12th Street has become the home to an assortment of specialty stores with an artistic focu. more »»

Corn Belt Power Cooperative honors employees for service

February 15, 2015 HUMBOLDT — Nineteen employees of Corn Belt Power Cooperative, headquartered in Humboldt, were honored for service to the cooperative and received awards at the company holiday party Jan. more »»

Mmmm, Mmmm good

February 15, 2015 ROCKWELL CITY— While soup is often considered little more than a prelude to something bigger, that’s not the case at the Rockwell City Fire Department. more »»

Apply now for Heritage, Century Farm status

February 15, 2015 DES MOINES —Iowa Secretary of Agriculture, Bill Northey today encouraged eligible farm owners to apply for the 2015 Century and Heritage Farm Progra. more »»

ILF webinar focuses on forage crops, grazing

February 15, 2015 AMES — The Iowa Learning Farms is set to host a webinar focusing on forage, crops, and grazing at 1 p.m. Wednesday, featuring Joe Sellers, a beef specialist with Iowa State University Extension. more »»

The Caboose Candle Shop opens in FD

February 8, 2015 Beth Smith launched The Caboose Candle Shop in her home in Boone on Nov. 24, 2014. She opened a second site in Fort Dodge a few days later on Dec. 1, 2014. Smith has a twofold mission. more »»

Shopko donates $2,000 to Humboldt CSD

February 8, 2015 HUMBOLDT — This past holiday season, Shopko Hometown collected signatures from customers as part of its Help Us Give Back initiative, a program that was run in all 178 store locations across the... more »»

One machine, many uses

February 8, 2015 DES MOINES — After completely revamping its STS self-propelled sprayer in 2014, Hagie Manufacturing, based in Clarion, received the 2014 CropLife IRON Product of the Year award in December. more »»

Kopperud: It’s producers’ fault

February 8, 2015 DES MOINES — Steve Kopperud, executive vice president of Policy Directions Inc., based in Washington, D.C., took a direct approach with 50 farmers on Jan. 29 at the Iowa Pork Congress. more »»

Coldwell Banker in FD has a new owner

February 1, 2015 Chris Parker, longtime head of Coldwell Banker Associated Realtors, 1728 Central Ave., Suite 1, has sold the brokerage and franchise to Troy Anderson. more »»

Eagle Grove shop expands, moves to new site

February 1, 2015 EAGLE GROVE — After having only been in business for about two weeks, Heavenly Consignment in Eagle Grove has expanded and moved to 214 W. Broadway St. more »»

Iowa Specialty Hospital joins ACO consortium

February 1, 2015 Iowa Specialty Hospital & Clinics — with campuses in Clarion and Belmond — has agreed to participate in the National Rural Accountable Care Organization Consortium — an initiative intended to improv... more »»



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