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Day care facilities get quality rating

February 19, 2015 Two child care providers in the Linking Families and Communities region received ratings through the quality rating system. more »»

Branstad: More resources needed

February 19, 2015 WEBSTER CITY — Gov. Terry Branstad said state highways, county roads, city streets and bridges need additional resources during a visit to Webster City Wednesday. more »»

Expressing concern

February 19, 2015 DES MOINES (AP) — Nursing students from southeast Iowa protesting the closing of a state mental health facility in Mount Pleasant took their complaints to the Capitol on Wednesday, meeting with... more »»

Boston will headline Shellabration 2015

February 18, 2015 Shellabration organizers have more than a feeling about the success of this year’s summer concer. more »»

Planning for RAGBRAI

February 18, 2015 Less than a month after Fort Dodge was announced as the July 20 overnight stay for RAGBRAI, committees are hard at work to prepare for the 43rd annual bike ride. more »»

Land sale still up for talks

February 18, 2015 A land sale, which according to an audit was done improperly, has led to dispute between the regional landfill and its neighbo. more »»

King applauds judge’s immigration action

February 18, 2015 U.S. Rep. Steve King welcomed a federal judge’s decision to stop, at least temporarily, a series of executive orders regarding immigration that were issued by President Barack Obama late last year. more »»

Sups approve closing road, OHV park power lines

February 18, 2015 Webster County is officially seeking a new full-time emergency management coordinator. more »»

ICCC board approves project bids

February 18, 2015 The Iowa Central Community College board of directors Tuesday approved bids for its campus bookstore expansion project. Kolacia Construction Inc. of Fort Dodge submitted the lowest bid at $165,224. more »»

Gowrie considers traffic cameras

February 17, 2015 GOWRIE — Citing safety concerns around the high school and in its business district, the city of Gowrie is considering installation of a speed camer. more »»

TRUST program helps at-risk youths in FD

February 17, 2015 At-risk students at Butler and Duncombe elementary schools are being given a chance to enjoy experiences they might not otherwise know. more »»

Planning to begin for Quilt-A-Fair

February 17, 2015 SAC CITY — The quilters of Sac County are starting to make plans and preparations for a biannual event designed to show their work. more »»

Humboldt school board talks budget

February 17, 2015 HUMBOLDT — The Humboldt Community School Board discussed possible budget shortfalls if the state reduces funding to schools at Monday’s board meeting. more »»

‘Map of my Kingdom’ sparks discussion

February 16, 2015 LYTTON — Farmers and their families lined the pews of the The Friendship Center in Lytton Sunday to watch “Map of My Kingdom,” a play illustrating issues that arise during farmland ownership... more »»

Cook educates students on environment

February 16, 2015 SAC CITY — Growing up, Megan Cook always had a love of nature. “My whole family is outdoors-based,” she said. “We would go camping every weekend and to this day we still tent cam. more »»

Needed: Foster parents with plenty of heart

February 15, 2015 Alan Angstrom, of Fort Dodge, and his wife Jillian were among the potential foster parents who attended a foster care information meeting Saturday morning by Iowa KidsNet at Grace Lutheran Church. more »»

Registry helps keep community informed

February 15, 2015 For people concerned that a registered sex offender may be living near them, a statewide resource is available to help find that informatio. more »»

Panhandling for a cause

February 15, 2015 LEHIGH — Fire Chief Kirk Kelley has always tried to think outside the box with his fundraising efforts. Now, he’ll be taking his request to the big cities. more »»

Hallman is new magistrate in Pocahontas

February 15, 2015 POCAHONTAS — Carol Hallman, who has been an attorney for about 35 years, has taken on the added responsibility of being the sole magistrate in Pocahontas County. more »»

A blur of roses

February 14, 2015 RaeAnne Reis, a flower designer at Becker Florists in Fort Dodge, has the art of placing a bouquet of a dozen roses into a vase with greenery down to a science. more »»



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