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Free, hands-on grafting workshop is Tuesday

May 17, 2015 Trees Forever, the Iowa Nut Growers Association, Ann Smeltzer Charitable Trust, and the Webster County Conservation Board are partnering to offer a free hands-on grafting workshop scheduled for... more »»

Trustees continue to seek change in drainage district dispute

May 17, 2015 Trustees of an independent drainage district say they still need a wider easement along a ditch, in spite of recently losing a lawsuit with Webster County. more »»

Dog in training

May 16, 2015 Dogs can be heroes too. Riverside Early Learning Center students on Friday met Frances, a Labrador in training to become a service dog to a veteran. more »»

Green gets 50 years for body in basement

May 16, 2015 SAC CITY — John David Green was sentenced Friday to 50 years in prison for killing his roommate, Mark Koster. Green, 55, of Blairsville, Georgia, was convicted of second-degree murder on April 3. more »»

Foster Grandparents end year

May 16, 2015 Fort Dodge’s Foster Grandparents are ending the 2014-15 school year after a wee bit of adversity. more »»

Safety Village set to teach local kids

May 16, 2015 Children will learn how to protect themselves from threats as diverse as hot stoves and Internet predators during an upcoming weeklong event. more »»

Investigators seek info in burglary

May 16, 2015 Investigators are looking to identify at least two suspects involved in a burglary Wednesday night. The incident happened shortly before 11:39 p.m., according to Fort Dodge Police Chief Kevin Doty. more »»

Kids need beds

May 15, 2015 Children need beds. The United Way of Greater Fort Dodge’s Bridging the Gap program was started four years ago to meet that need. more »»

Police seek information in Wed. burglary

May 15, 2015 The Fort Dodge Police Department is asking for information in a Wednesday burglary in which the victim was threatened. The burglary was reported to police at 11:39 p.m. more »»

Green sentenced to 50 years

May 15, 2015 SAC CITY - John David Green was sentenced to 50 years in prison Friday after having been convicted of second-degree murder by a Boone County jury in April. more »»

New Zealand firm to buy Riverside plant

May 15, 2015 A manufacturer of animal medicines based in New Zealand announced Thursday that it plans to buy the Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. Riverside plant in Fort Dodge. more »»

In Lake City, WW II Marine recalls his service

May 15, 2015 LAKE CITY — Rudy Engstrom wanted to be a paratrooper in World War II. He did learn how to jump out of planes before he fought on the island of Iwo Jima and was wounded. more »»

SCC regroups to end the school year

May 14, 2015 LAKE CITY — High-schoolers are set to complete their school year following changes announced at a special South Central Calhoun school board meeting Wednesday morning. more »»


May 14, 2015 Getting the Rosedale Rapids Aquatic Center up and running for the season isn’t as simple as turning on the tap. more »»

FDPD bids farewell to husband, wife officers

May 14, 2015 A couple who have dedicated their professional lives to serving Fort Dodge were honored Wednesday as they prepare to start the next chapter. Lt. more »»

Lack of diversity leads to jury pool dismissal

May 14, 2015 A judge has dismissed a 112-member jury pool after determining that a black man charged with murder couldn’t get a fair trial when all but one potential juror is white. Tyrone Washington Jr. more »»

Fundraiser to benefit vets memorial

May 14, 2015 Music and a presentation by the leader of the Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs will be featured during a Sunday afternoon event to raise money for a monument honoring Webster County residents who... more »»

Your tax dollars at work

May 14, 2015 This is a summary of major bills approved for payment by the Fort Dodge City Council on Monday. more »»

Re-enactor to be in Dakota City

May 14, 2015 DAKOTA CITY — O. J. Fargo will salute Iowa’s Civil War soldiers with a talk at 1 p.m. Monday in the Clancy Building at the Humboldt County Museum in Dakota City. more »»

Kruse: High-schoolers will have to relocate

May 13, 2015 LAKE CITY — South Central Calhoun High School students and staff will have to relocate after the building was damaged during a tornado that came through Lake City Sunda. more »»



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