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Gowrie may replace local haulers

April 19, 2015 GOWRIE — The Gowrie City Council is considering a new garbage hauling service which could cut the town’s monthly garbage rate in half. more »»

A court to help families celebrates

April 19, 2015 It was a day of celebration Friday as two women completed a major step in ending their substance abuse. more »»

Money Smart Week ahead

April 19, 2015 A teleconference meant to offer advice on finances after retirement will be one of several events offered locally during Money Smart Week. more »»


April 18, 2015 For Iowa Central Community College photograph student Kelly Rinner, the upcoming Spring Student Photography Show wouldn’t be quite ready until every framed print was perfectly leve. more »»

Body of Ames man recovered from lake

April 18, 2015 JEWELL — Divers recovered the body of a 28-year-old Ames man from the south end of Little Wall Lake in Hamilton County Friday. more »»

Hepp and man, 18, recovering from bites

April 18, 2015 Fort Dodge and Webster County Animal Control Officer Blaine Hepp and an 18-year-old man are both recovering after being attacked by a pit bull Thursday night in Fort Dodge. more »»

Village Inn display honors Treloar’s

April 18, 2015 A collection of items from one of the best known restaurants in recent Fort Dodge history now greets people stepping into the Village Inn. The framed display of memorabilia from Treloar’s Inn Inc. more »»

Student art fills Crossroads Mall

April 18, 2015 Art by Fort Dodge elementary and middle school students is on display at Crossroads Mall through Monday. more »»

By the sea

April 18, 2015 Duncombe Elementary’s annual Ocean Cafe taught first-grade students customer service skills while also raising funds to adopt a manatee. more »»

Burning concerns

April 17, 2015 As a chance for Fort Dodge residents to burn their accumulated leaves and yard waste nears, city firefighters are outlining the rules for keeping the fires small and safe. more »»

FDPD: Hepp suffered "severe lacerations"

April 17, 2015 Blaine Hepp, the Webster County/Fort Dodge animal control officer who was bitten by a dog Thursday night, suffered "severe lacerations" and needed "significant medical treatment. more »»

Body found in Little Wall lake

April 17, 2015 JEWELL - The body of a man, the victim of an apparent accidental drowning, was recovered from the south end of Little Wall Lake Friday, according to law enforcement officials. more »»

Antique store robbed

April 17, 2015 A knifepoint robbery Thursday morning in Fort Dodge led to a suspect getting away with money. The robbery at Downtown Antiques, 102 S. 14th St., was reported at 9:58 a.m. more »»

Shots hit building

April 17, 2015 Four bullets struck a building during a shooting Thursday afternoon in Fort Dodge. more »»

Oleson Park Zoo may soon be empty

April 17, 2015 The volunteer group that owns the animals in the Oleson Park Zoo announced Thursday evening that it will begin working to remove them. more »»

Gowrie city clerk resigns

April 17, 2015 GOWRIE — Gowrie’s city clerk has resigned and the city is now working to correct errors in its finances, according to Gowrie City Council member Gayle Redman. more »»

A grandson’s memories

April 17, 2015 WEBSTER CITY — When Tom Shroder visits Webster City next week, it will be his first time in the birthplace of his grandfather, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author MacKinlay Kantor. more »»

Rockhounds prepare for annual show

April 17, 2015 The River Valley Rockhounds are preparing for the group’s 52nd annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry and Fossil Show on April 25 and 26. more »»

Dog that bit animal control officer is shot

April 17, 2015 Fort Dodge police officers were apparently forced to shoot and kill a dog after it attacked someone Thursday nigh. more »»

Lehigh loses two council members

April 17, 2015 LEHIGH — Lehigh City Council members Dwight Tuel and Margaret Orr have resigned their positions. Mayor Paula Martin confirmed the two resignations Thursday. more »»



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