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Social host law to take effect in Iowa

June 30, 2014 Adults who knowingly allow underage drinking could face stiff penalties when a new Iowa law goes into effect Tuesday. more »»

Nielsen keeps the trails safe at Gypsum City

June 30, 2014 Tasha Nielsen’s workplace is a hidden-away treasure full of hills, timber, lakes and around 45 miles of trails. more »»

Smokin’ hot in Manson

June 29, 2014 MANSON — Mingling with the music and sunshine washing over the family events during Manson Greater Crater Days on Saturday afternoon was the aroma of roasting pork. more »»

Bringing on the mud in EG

June 29, 2014 EAGLE GROVE — Having made a last-minute decision to participate in the bathtub races at the annual Eagle Grove Summerfest held in Greenwood Park, Caitlin Jeske, of Fort Dodge, quickly regretted her... more »»

Badgerfest is back and busy

June 29, 2014 BADGER — After a hiatus of more than 10 years, Badgerfest is back. Both visitors and residents were happy to welcome its return with a parade, games in the park, a flag-raising and lots of foo. more »»

Past and future connect

June 29, 2014 POCAHONTAS — While for most attending the 29th annual Heritage Days in Pocahontas were a way to celebrate their community and reconnect with family and friends, the weekend of citywide entertainment... more »»

Inaugural tractor ride memorializes Peterson

June 29, 2014 PALMER — Whether they are green John Deeres, red Farmalls or blue New Hollands, farm tractors are a common site on the back roads of Iowa. more »»

A court of good news

June 28, 2014 In most courtrooms, it’s unusual to hear those in attendance burst into cheers and applause. more »»

Car from arson site found, FD man arrested

June 28, 2014 Fort Dodge police have recovered a car that was taken from the scene of an arson fire June 21 and the suspected thief arrested. Perne R. more »»

New bike lane connects FD trails

June 28, 2014 Bicyclists and drivers have been sharing Williams Drive and 20th Avenue North for years. Now, new markings on the pavement show exactly how the two groups should share parts of those roads. more »»

Culinary camp

June 27, 2014 Right after taking a large bite from a grilled beef tenderloin sandwich with vegetables that he had sauteed himself, 12-year-old Evan Jurgensen said: “This feels like paradise instead of camp. more »»

Car recovered, suspect surrenders

June 27, 2014 A car being sought in as part of an arson investigation has been found, and the suspect has surrendered. Perne R. more »»

Recruiting veterans

June 27, 2014 An effort to make Webster County, along with several nearby counties, an attractive place for veterans to live and work is beginning. more »»

Waste audit finds no new issues

June 27, 2014 A state audit of the regional waste agency that was released this week supports old findings and uncovers no new problems or questionable practices. more »»

Frontier: Strain on cable caused service woes

June 27, 2014 Frontier Communications crews are continuing to work on a damaged cable that has caused telephone and Internet service outages for some Fort Dodge customers that began last week. more »»

Retired sheriff heads EMA

June 27, 2014 POCAHONTAS — A retired sheriff who spent 29 years in law enforcement has returned to public service in a new capacity. more »»

Safe on the farm

June 26, 2014 DAYTON — Some of the young audience members at the Summer Reading Program farm safety presentation held at the Dayton Community Center Wednesday had some ideas of their own about how to stay safe... more »»

FD votes to go with Air Choice One

June 26, 2014 An airline offering service to St. Louis is the right one to restart flights to and from Fort Dodge Regional Airport, leaders of the facility decided Wednesday. more »»

Region votes to revise figures

June 26, 2014 The mental health and disability region that includes Webster County has voted to calculate a key financial measure by region, instead of by individual county, in a move which may or may not be... more »»

Guido trial date changed

June 26, 2014 GOLDFIELD — A woman accused of sexually abusing a young girl has had her trial moved back after prosecutors filed a motion to continue. more »»



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