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NEW Cooperative holds annual meeting

December 27, 2015 The 43rd annual meeting of NEW Cooperative Inc. was held Dec. 8 at the Webster County Fairgrounds. More than 350 members turned out for the dinner event. more »»

Longtime FD accounting firm has moved

December 20, 2015 The accounting firm Mark Thompson launched in the mid-1980s has moved from its longtime headquarters in the Snell Building in downtown Fort Dodge to new offices at 1099 Kenyon Road. more »»

Iowa farmland values drop 3.9 percent

December 20, 2015 The rainy, gloomy weather starting off the week did little to brighter Monday’s land value survey report released in Ames. more »»

Producers expected price decline

December 20, 2015 STORM LAKE — Dennis Reyman, a farm manager and appraiser with Stalcup Agriculture, in Storm Lake, said Monday’s agland value report was not a surprise to the majority of rural lands owners. more »»

2016 Iowa Pork Congress set Jan. 27-28

December 20, 2015 DES MOINES — The Iowa Pork Producers Association announces that the 2016 Iowa Pork Congress will be held on Jan. 27 and 28 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines. more »»

An era is ending in downtown FD

December 13, 2015 Downtown Fort Dodge in the 1950s was a very different place from the commercial district at the heart of the city in the 21st century. Jim’s Service Inc. more »»

Barn in continuous use since 1935

December 13, 2015 TITONKA — Kevin Gray lives west of Titonka in Kossuth County on the farm purchased by his grandparents, Henry and Grace Gray, in 192. more »»

Real estate office has a new look

December 6, 2015 After three years in Fort Dodge, Neighborhood Realty now owns its own office, which celebrated its grand opening on Thursday. The new office, at 1725 First Ave. . more »»

Iowa moving up in water quality efforts

December 6, 2015 Using a series of seven conservation practices, Iowa farmers have: • Lowered the erosion rate of their fields by 26 percent since 1982. more »»

USG supports Lord’s Cupboard

December 6, 2015 The Fort Dodge plant of United States Gypsum Co. has donated 1,586 pounds of food to the Lord’s Cupboard. more »»

Hy-Vee expands online presence

November 29, 2015 Hy-Vee has expanded its online presence to provide opportunities for both delivery and in-store pickup of grocerie. more »»

McClure, JFSCO merge

November 29, 2015 McClure Engineering Company has announced it will merge with JFSCO Engineering of Red Oak. more »»

Hart: Expect low grain margins in 2016, 2017

November 29, 2015 The bad news is grain and livestock markets are no better now than a year ago, and, barring a weather catastrophe, are likely to remain so through 2016 and possibly 2017. more »»

Plastina: There’s not enough income, especially from rented acres

November 29, 2015 Alejandro Plastina, an Extension economist, told farmers and ag lenders that farmers who own their own land are seeing diminished income flows. more »»

What’s in a name?

November 22, 2015 The Peking Garden is back in Fort Dodge. Of course, it never really went anywhere, but for years the Chinese restaurant and buffet at 2510 Fifth Ave. S. was known as Chef’s Kitchen. more »»

Syngenta touts new soybean genetic process

November 22, 2015 AMES — Syngenta’s new operational research and advanced analytics program is touted to speed up, with more accuracy and less research cost, soybean genetic developments. Left unexplained during a Nov. more »»

Growing with the community

November 15, 2015 CSBank is remodeling. Like the community it represents, the Fort Dodge bank has grown over recent years. more »»

Saving Squaw Creek

November 15, 2015 STRATFORD — Cover crops, prairie buffers and wetlands are in-field and edge-of-field land practices designed to hold nitrogen and phosphorus out of surface waters. more »»

At Crossroads Mall for 50 years

November 8, 2015 The launch of the Crossroads Mall in the mid-1960s was a major enhancement of the options for shoppers in Webster County and throughout central Iowa. more »»

Feeding for tastier pork

November 8, 2015 WEBSTER CITY — Cindy McCollough tells her mill manager, George Sweazey Jr., of Webster City, a batch of organic goat feed was required that day, then turns her attention to the question she was asked. more »»



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