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Gas tax increase dominates local forum

March 1, 2015 A pair of local lawmakers reported Saturday that Gov. Terry Branstad said the completion of U.S. more »»

Area speech competitors head to Algona

March 1, 2015 ALGONA — For a visitor who wandered into the gym at Bishop Garrigan High School Saturday morning their odds would be pretty good that they might see, and hear, some rather odd things from the... more »»

Looking for work

February 28, 2015 Among the students and other job seekers attending the Iowa Central Career Fair in the Career Education Building at Iowa Central Community College Friday, Blake Smith visibly stood out in the crowd. more »»

Future of Ames state tree nursery in peril

February 28, 2015 WEBSTER CITY — The fate of the state tree nursery in Ames may depend on Iowans convincing their state legislators and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources that it needs to remain open. more »»

Algona increases tax levy

February 28, 2015 ALGONA —The city of Algona is raising its property tax levy to $14.43 per $1,000 of taxable value. more »»

Celebrating the Timber Ghosts

February 28, 2015 Neil Daniels, president of the Des Moines River Timber Ghosts chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, expected a good turnout for the group’s annual Hunting Heritage Banquet Friday at the... more »»

Monument Square poised for historic status

February 28, 2015 SAC CITY — A piece of Sac City history could be listed on the National Register of Historic Places after an application was approved by the state. more »»

Speedy greetings

February 27, 2015 Shawna Schuler, the Fort Dodge Alzheimer’s Association office program and event coordinator, got to learn about something new Thursday night during a Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance Speed... more »»

County to gain $986k with gas tax

February 27, 2015 The 10-cent-per-gallon gas tax increase that will take effect Sunday will bring approximately $986,111 a year in new funding to Webster County, according to Webster County Engineer Randy Will. more »»

Woman charged in $230k theft from company

February 27, 2015 HUMBOLDT — The former office manager for a Humboldt mechanical contractor is accused of stealing nearly $230,000 from her employer over five years. Krissy M. more »»

Victims no longer need household furnishings

February 27, 2015 The bounty of donations that have poured in for the families affected by Sunday’s fatal fire in Fort Dodge have surpassed any expectations, friends have said. more »»

Group pushes for environmental money

February 27, 2015 About half of the rivers and lakes in Iowa don’t meet water quality standards, according to a coalition of environmental groups. That same coalition asserts that the state has lost 1. more »»

Cargill plant cranks up again

February 27, 2015 Some production resumed Thursday at the Cargill plant in Webster County that had been shut down for most of the month following a significant failure of a tank there. more »»

Family literacy program offered

February 27, 2015 WEST BEND — The Palo Alto County ISU Extension Service will be offering a six-week family literacy program called Family Storyteller at the West Bend Public Library. more »»

Town rallies after home burns

February 27, 2015 WEBSTER?CITY?— No definitive cause has been established for the fire that destroyed a home on First Street in Webster City Wednesday evening, according fire officials. more »»

Loss and recovery

February 26, 2015 The grandfathers of a young boy who was killed in a house fire Sunday have set up bank accounts for those who want to donate to the family. more »»

Former office manager charged with theft

February 26, 2015 HUMBOLDT — The former office manager of CJC Mechanical Solutions in Humboldt is facing multiple theft and fraud charges in connection with a theft from her employer. Krissy M. more »»

Burn patients continue recovery at Iowa City hospital

February 26, 2015 Parents who suffered burns in Sunday’s fatal fire were reunited Wednesday with their infant son Matthew Osborne, who was not seriously injured. more »»

Couch Freak Boogie canceled for 2015

February 26, 2015 It appears that 2014’s Couch Freak Boogie skydiving event at the Fort Dodge Regional Airport may be the last. more »»

Closure of forestry nursery in Ames proposed

February 26, 2015 WEBSTER CITY — Concerned conservation-minded citizens in Hamilton and surrounding counties will be meeting at 2 p.m. more »»



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