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DCA invites Iowans to Community Conversations

July 6, 2014 Fort Dodge will be the site of one of a series of Community Conversations this month being held through the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs. more »»

Lubinus dies in motorcycle accident near Gilmore City

July 6, 2014 POCAHONTAS — John Lubinus, 57, of Pocahontas, was killed Friday night when the motorcycle he was riding went into a ditch approximately 5 miles north of Gilmore City. more »»

Gowrie proves it’s a great place to be independent

July 5, 2014 GOWRIE — Of the many things needed for a truly great Independence Day celebration, at least one person must dress up as Uncle Sam — whether waving from a float, walking the parade or simply watchin. more »»

Humboldt goes for the horses

July 5, 2014 HUMBOLDT — Hooves flew rather than fireworks as the annual Independence Day harness horse races were held at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds Friday. more »»

In Otho, games for kids return

July 5, 2014 By DAWN BLISS OTHO — Nostalgia can be a powerful thin. more »»

Water parade

July 5, 2014 By HANS MADSEN TWIN LAKES — The annual Twin Lakes Boat Parade made its way around the lake Friday evening with a group of craft decorated in various holiday themes. more »»

The ride’s the thing

July 4, 2014 ALGONA — For Jon Zahner, one of the participants in the motorcycle pull at the 30th annual A Brotherhood Aimed Toward Education Freedom Rally at the ABATE Freedom Park, pulling the weighted sled all... more »»

FDCSD earns award for its reports

July 4, 2014 The Fort Dodge Community School District has won the Excellence in Financial Reporting Award. “We’re really proud of it,” Brandon Hansel, FDCSD director of financial services, said. more »»

Weather swamps usual route, but ride prevails

July 4, 2014 GOWRIE — It was the perfect day for a tractor ride. And that’s fortunate, given the weather that preceded i. more »»

FDCSD awards tech grants to district teachers

July 4, 2014 The Fort Dodge Community School District has awarded technology grants to its teachers. The district received 29 proposals from 52 teachers this summer. more »»

Good volunteers

July 3, 2014 Terry Moehnke and Paula Sorenson, both of Fort Dodge, were each honored in June with a Governor’s Volunteer Award. more »»

FD Police: Shots fired call was likely fireworks

July 3, 2014 Fort Dodge police say a law enforcement dispatch call about possible gunshots being fired at 122 N. Eighth St. was likely fireworks. Sgt. more »»

Ekstrom plea avoids murder charge

July 3, 2014 Holly Ekstrom, who was once charged with first-degree murder in the death of a Fort Dodge man, has instead pleaded guilty to two lesser charges as part of a plea agreement. more »»

Otho loses mayor, council member

July 3, 2014 OTHO — The mayor of Otho resigned Tuesday. It follows the resignation of a City Council member last month. No explanation for either departure has been made public. more »»

New high school leader named

July 3, 2014 GOWRIE — Jim Henrich will serve as Southeast Valley High School’s first principal. more »»

Leaders urge caution with transient contractors

July 3, 2014 Transient contractors may be looking to take advantage of homeowners after the storm Monday, Fort Dodge Mayor Matt Bemrich said Wednesday afternoon. more »»

Halverson offered WCCSD job

July 3, 2014 WEBSTER CITY — Webster City Community School District has offered a contract to a new assistant principal for Webster City High School to an assistant high school principal from Monona. more »»

Region deals with storm’s aftermath

July 2, 2014 Following storms across north central Iowa Monday morning, many area counties are reporting mostly water and wind damage. In Webster County, a hailstorm came through around 11 a.m. more »»

Ekstrom pleads guilty to accessory, operating motor vehicle without consent

July 2, 2014 Holly Ekstrom submitted a guilty plea Wednesday to accessory after the fact and operating a motor vehicle without owner's consent, both aggravated misdemeanor. more »»

Flood warning in effect until Friday

July 2, 2014 LEHIGH — With rain comes rising river levels. Following rainfall on Monday, the National Weather Service has issued a flood warning from Fort Dodge to Lehigh through Friday. more »»



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