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Miles Soft Water opens in FD

April 12, 2015 John Miles has been in the water treatment industry for more than a quarter century and part of that business sector locally since 2010. more »»

IFA names top Iowa lenders

April 12, 2015 The Iowa Finance Authority has recognized the top Iowa lenders from throughout the state for their efforts in advancing affordable homeownership through the Iowa Finance Authority’s programs in... more »»

A giant step in wind generation?

April 12, 2015 For Kevin Friesth, of Fort Dodge, working as a young man in his grandfather’s machine shop, building better mouse traps could not challenge his mechanical engineering mind enough. But wind energy did. more »»

Nielsen Financial Management launches

April 5, 2015 Just about everybody realizes that planning carefully for future financial needs is a wise course of action. more »»

Corn Belt annual meeting set for Wednesday in FD

April 5, 2015 HUMBOLDT — “Retooled and Ready” is the theme for the 68th Corn Belt Power Cooperative annual meeting Wednesday at the Best Western Starlite Village Inn and Suites, Fort Dodg. more »»

Grandview Health Center receives quality award

April 5, 2015 DAYTON — Grandview Health Care Center, 508 Second St. N.E., was awarded the Providigm Embracing Quality Award for 2015 for exceptional achievement in customer satisfaction. more »»

DMWW has ‘fantasy lawsuit’

April 5, 2015 CLARION — Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, called it “a fantasy lawsuit.” “It” is the Des Moines Waters Works’ suit against three Iowa counties for having excessive nitrates from farm tile. more »»

Weather outlook

April 5, 2015 If the current neutral-to-El Nino weather pattern holds, U.S. farmers can anticipate a national corn yield average of between 162.3 bushels per acre to 171 bpa. more »»

Nancy Ferrell ends 53-year career

March 29, 2015 For more than a half century, anyone who has shopped for furniture in Fort Dodge is likely to have encountered Nancy Ferrell. more »»

Town & Country does well on United Fire Group ‘scorecard’

March 29, 2015 Town & Country Insurance has been named a Platinum Partner by United Fire Group, recognizing the agency as one of the highest-performing UFG agencies in the country. more »»

Better keep your off-farm jobs

March 29, 2015 EMMETSBURG — Alejandro Plastina, an Iowa State University Extension economist, told attendees at the Feb. more »»

Baby Barn opens on Central Avenue

March 22, 2015 Baby Barn is the latest addition to the growing collection of specialty stores that are giving downtown Fort Dodge a growing reputation as a truly distinctive shopping destinatio. more »»

Negligible nitrates

March 22, 2015 ELLSWORTH — A relatively inexpensive water quality practice in Hamilton County appears to have been successful in keeping 142 pounds of nitrates from reaching a creek that empties into the South... more »»

Auto Image offers many options

March 15, 2015 Vehicles straight from the manufacturer don’t always precisely meet a customer’s needs or tastes. That’s why an array of aftermarket shops exist. Auto Image Window Tinting & Auto Accessories, 35 S. more »»

WCCT annual meeting is Tuesday in Gowrie

March 15, 2015 GOWRIE — The 61st annual meeting of the members of Webster-Calhoun Cooperative Telephone Association is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday in the gymnasium of the Southeast Valley High School in Gowrie. more »»

On center stage

March 15, 2015 DES MOINES — What are Iowans looking for in the next president of the United States? A strong leader who understands agriculture, as evidenced by the nearly 1,000 people who attended the first-ever... more »»

Faiferlick Martial Arts is for everybody

March 8, 2015 Justin and Deann Faiferlick have created a martial arts school — Faiferlick TaeKwonDo, Martial Arts, Fitness and Self Defense LLC — that has enrolled as students a broad cross-section of area... more »»

Boosting 2015 bean yields

March 8, 2015 Strategies for managing soybeans, the new concept of planting multi-hybrids and how to transition soils from a horizontal environment to a vertical were on the Pioneer’s agenda Feb. 19. more »»

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 »»



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