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Paid time off for adoption?

March 23, 2015 DES MOINES — When Shelley Skuster and her husband adopted their daughter, Olivia, in 2013, the northeast Iowa couple had no paid time off from their jobs. more »»

A most unusual start

March 22, 2015 ROWAN — For something that began as a friendly joke, the annual St. more »»

Dayton plans new place for old things

March 22, 2015 DAYTON — There’s no shortage of historic artifacts and documents in Dayton. Much remains tucked away in family albums, old trunks, attics and boxes in basement. more »»

FD City Council to consider bonds for Marian Home

March 22, 2015 The Fort Dodge City Council will consider assisting with the financing of an expansion of the Marian Home and Village when it meets Monday. The elected officials are scheduled to act on issuing $5. more »»

Matter, Omodt to sign books

March 22, 2015 Pat Matter and Chris Omodt, who wrote the book “Breaking the Code: A True Story by a Hells Angel President and the Cop Who Pursued Him,” will return to Fort Dodge Saturday. more »»

Wheels and deals

March 21, 2015 HUMBOLDT — Corbin Nostrom, 2, of Humboldt, can’t quite reach the foot pedals on the freshly restored 1959 Cushman Truckster he was sitting in Friday afternoon at the 24th annual Iowa Classic Scooter... more »»

Pothole attack begins

March 21, 2015 A drive through Fort Dodge this spring may well be punctuated by the jolt of hitting a pothole or two. more »»

Man tries to cut off his own fingers

March 21, 2015 HUMBOLDT — A Humboldt man whose hand was trapped in the brake drum of his car tried to cut off his fingers in order to get free. more »»

MACH aids dispatchers by tracking patrol cars

March 21, 2015 When a call comes in to the Webster County Communications Center, dispatchers need to know which officer to send so the response is quick. more »»

Coming down

March 20, 2015 The Rev. John Elkin watched Wednesday as demolition crews removed the cross from the old Full Gospel Lighthouse Church at 300 J St. more »»

Teen set to plead in FD trail stabbing

March 20, 2015 Billy Foster is expected to plead guilty to attempted murder for an attack last fall on a woman running on the Snell-Crawford Park Trail. more »»

Plans for FD fireworks readied

March 20, 2015 Some Fort Dodge organizations are already planning the community’s midsummer celebration to mark the birth of the United States of America. more »»

Fort Dodge ramps up planning for RAGBRAI

March 20, 2015 With exactly four months until the July 20 RAGBRAI stop in Fort Dodge, committees have announced where the campgrounds will be. Fort Dodge Senior High and St. more »»

Two to the rescue

March 19, 2015 When Paul Schreck began to eat lunch at a recent meeting of the Fort Dodge Noon Lions Club, he noticed that his serving of chicken casserole was a little dry and crust. more »»

Juvenile in trail assault to plead guilty

March 19, 2015 Billy Foster, the teen charged with attempted murder in connection with an assault on Snell-Crawford Park Trail in October, is set to plead guilty to that charg. more »»

FD RAGBRAI campgrounds announced

March 19, 2015 Committees planning the July 20 RAGBRAI stop in Fort Dodge have decided where the campgrounds will be. Fort Dodge Senior High and St. more »»

Porter to drop Dayton parade lawsuit

March 19, 2015 DAYTON — Dayton Rodeo founder Allen Porter intends to drop a lawsuit he filed against the rodeo. more »»

Warnke gets five years for pursuit

March 19, 2015 David Warnke admitted Wednesday that he led officers from multiple agencies on a high-speed pursuit through Fort Dodge and Webster Count. more »»

A few good weather spotters wanted

March 19, 2015 When it comes to tracking weather, tools such as radar and satellites can only tell meteorologists so muc. more »»



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