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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 »»

South Central High School classes will meet in new locations

May 13, 2015 South Central Calhoun High School students will attend classes at various locations throughout the community, following tornado damage to their school Sunday. more »»

DOT plan: Finish 20 by 2018

May 13, 2015 A plan released Tuesday would commit state transportation officials to finishing U.S. Highway 20 as a four-lane route across northern Iowa by 2018. ‘‘The big headline regarding U.. more »»

Industrial park plans reviewed

May 13, 2015 A new industrial park on the east side of Fort Dodge would provide 17 lots for businesses. more »»

Algona Airport breaks ground on new hangar

May 13, 2015 ALGONA — Algona Airport broke ground on its new hangar Tuesday. The $304,000 structure will allow the building to host business jets, Jim Kohlhaas, airport manager, said. more »»

New businesses get a boost

May 13, 2015 Perhaps one of the hardest parts of starting a new business is that moment of uncertainty when an entrepreneur leaves their old job to try and make it on their own, with no guarantee that they’ll... more »»

Facing the aftermath

May 12, 2015 LAKE CITY — More than 400 volunteers signed up by noon Monday to help Lake City residents clean up after a tornado ripped through the city Sunday evening, damaging homes and spreading debris. more »»

Kruse: High school students will relocate

May 12, 2015 LAKE CITY - South Central Calhoun Superintendent Jeff Kruse said the high school students will have to relocate following a tornado that touched down in Lake City Sunday. more »»

Branstad declares disaster

May 12, 2015 LAKE CITY — Gov. Terry Branstad declared a state of disaster emergency for Calhoun County Monday following a tornado that hit Lake City Sunday night. more »»

Hedlund joins FD police

May 12, 2015 A former Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation agent who was fired after he reported the speeding sport utility vehicle of Gov. Terry Branstad is now a Fort Dodge police officer. more »»

More FD city hall work is set

May 12, 2015 Another attempt at major renovations to the Fort Dodge Municipal Building is expected to start later this year. Replacing the crumbling steps on the front of the building at 819 First Ave. . more »»

Council seeks help on trash-filled house

May 12, 2015 The Fort Dodge City Council sought help from Webster County to deal with a trash-filled house, and awarded a few contracts for various projects during its Monday meeting. more »»



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