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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 »»

Market club focusing on crop strategies, insurance decisions

January 19, 2014 FORT DODGE — The Webster County Extension office will host an Ag Marketing Club meeting at 12:30 p.m. on Feb. 13. Registration prior to the club meeting begins at 12:30 p.m. more »»

4-H’ers may register for Feb. 17 Better Homes’ test kitchen tour

January 19, 2014 DES MOINES — 4-H’ers from Boone, Hardin, Marshall and Story counties interested in food and nutrition, marketing, careers in the food industry, or food photography may explore these career fields o... more »»

Confinement site manure training set

January 19, 2014 SAC CITY — Confinement site manure applicators should plan to attend a two-hour workshop at 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 4 at the Sac County Extension office in Sac City. more »»

Verschoor joins Crossroads Mall team

January 12, 2014 There’s a new addition to the management team at Crossroads Mall. Melissa Verschoor, who spent seven years in a variety of roles the local Sears store, was named marketing director in October. more »»

She’s leading out loud

January 12, 2014 DAYTON — Some say each action in a person’s relationships with others is like a brick. Each brick can either be used to build a foundation or a wall. more »»

Tips for managing tight crop margins during 2014

January 12, 2014 It’s time to plan ahead for 2014 crop production, input buying decisions and estimating potential crop profit margins. more »»

Crop Advantage meeting focus on resistant weeds, crop management topics

January 12, 2014 Registration is now open for the 2014 Crop Advantage Series meeting in Webster County. Sponsored by Iowa State University Extension the meeting will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Jan. more »»

Everything’s looking up at Marco’s Pizza

January 5, 2014 Gathering with family members or friends to view a rented movie and consume fresh pizza can be a pleasant way to spend an afternoon or evening. more »»



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