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Road Trip makes FD stop

July 22, 2014 Kids on Monday took off into outer space for an adventure with superheroes, princesses and scientists, and they did it all without picking up a video game or watching TV. more »»

Ice cream social honors ‘Rosa Parks of Iowa’

July 22, 2014 An ice cream social at Fort Dodge city square Monday celebrated diversity and honored the life of Edna Griffi. more »»

Lehigh city clerk suspended

July 22, 2014 LEHIGH — Lehigh City Clerk Wanda Ganeff has been suspended — though city officials declined to say why Monday. “To my knowledge she was suspended today,” said Lehigh Mayor Mark Johnson. more »»

State auditor speaks in FD

July 22, 2014 A property tax cut approved in 2013 will force the state government to spend an increasing amount of money every year to compensate cities and school districts, according to Auditor of State Mary... more »»

Bicyclists descend on Emmetsburg Monday

July 22, 2014 EMMETSBURG — The streets of Emmetsburg were filled with bicyclists Monday evening as riders from across the state stopped in town during RAGBRA. more »»

Celebrating a milestone

July 20, 2014 GOWRIE — With a few puffs into a paper bag, a swipe of his hand and the uttering of the word “abracadabra,” magician Michael Oz was able to restore a popped balloon animal back to its intact state... more »»

Razing a barn, raising a teepee

July 20, 2014 PALMER — When Leonard Olson’s barn was blown over by strong winds during a storm last month, he was wondering what he should do about the structure. more »»

Camp Algona marks a decade

July 20, 2014 ALGONA — Generations of Iowans have seen the Nativity scene in Algona that was made by German prisoners near the end of World War II. more »»

Mosquitoes thrive after rainfall

July 20, 2014 The heavy rains that caused flooding and road closures over the past month have now led to another nuisance in north central Iowa: mosquitoe. more »»

DAZEd and amused

July 20, 2014 LIVERMORE — Miranda Barnett, of LuVerne, helped pass an important lesson onto her daughters Jordann Barnett, 8, and Kylie Barnett, 9, Saturday morning as they were getting ready to enjoy the parade... more »»

Following another calling

July 20, 2014 Despite feeling a calling at a young age, Allan Redenius’ journey to the clergy was a long one. For nearly 40 years, Redenius worked as a certified public accountant. more »»

Celebrate Laurens! has wine, Superwoman

July 20, 2014 LAURENS — Tim Leith, of Laurens, was enjoying a sample of mead — a wine made with honey — at the Wine Festival portion of Celebrate Laurens! Leith, was one of the individuals who had journeyed to... more »»

No injuries in POET fire

July 20, 2014 EMMETSBURG — A fire at POET Biorefining was extinguished Saturday shortly after being reported to the fire department. The fire in the biomass stackyard was reported shortly before 11 p.m. more »»

Science of spuds

July 19, 2014 ROCKWELL CITY — This is a unique farm cropping story, with a pair of unique farmers. more »»

Man posing as roofer arrested in FD

July 19, 2014 A man posing as a roofer is in jail and his companion is wanted after a vigilant Fort Dodge homeowner became suspicious of two people who wanted to fix her roof. Fort Dodge police arrested Alan J. more »»

New space puts college classes on front burner

July 19, 2014 Iowa Central Community College has completed the expansion of its culinary arts school. Formerly held at Willow Ridge Golf Course, culinary arts will now meet at the college’s Hanson Center. more »»

Youths, animals focus of Pocahontas County Fair

July 19, 2014 POCAHONTAS — In a corral at the Pocahontas County Fairgrounds, Alyssa Hamre was astride her horse, Katie, Friday morning as the two prepared for upcoming horse shows. more »»

20,000 houseguests

July 19, 2014 EMMETSBURG — Preparing for a few overnight guests can be a nerve-wracking experience — just ask anyone who’s had to accommodate a few relatives for a weekend. more »»

Cosgrove: No need to spend a lot for deeds

July 19, 2014 A company is contacting homeowners across Iowa asking if they want a copy of their deed and property assessment. Webster County Recorder Judy Cosgrove said people should be cautious of this. more »»

Wind and roads

July 18, 2014 Drivers south of Fort Dodge will continue to see extra long, extra heavy loads as wind turbine parts keep rolling into Webster County. more »»

 
 

 

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