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May 9, 2016 WASHINGTON, D.C. — More than 140 veterans from 20 Iowa counties gathered as one to travel to the nation’s capital Saturday and view their war memorials as part of the Brushy Creek Area Honor Flight. more »»

Still goin’ strong

May 9, 2016 When Glenn Yenger retired from teaching in 2008, he didn’t want to put his hat on a hook and plop down in a recliner. more »»

Honor at last

May 8, 2016 When Air Force veteran Ron Rasmussen, of Humboldt, went to Vietnam in 1966 he got there the same way he went to Washington, D.C., Saturday on the Brushy Creek Area Honor Flight. more »»

Apartment plan to come before FD council

May 8, 2016 A revised plan to build a pair of apartment buildings just south of downtown Fort Dodge will come before the City Council on Monday. more »»

Johnson named FDCF warden

May 8, 2016 Bob Johnson, a longtime employee of North Central Correctional Facility, has been named the new warden at the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility. more »»

FD autism center is in the works

May 8, 2016 Opportunity Village hopes to build an autism center in Fort Dodge. Right now, though, the group is looking for the funding. “It’s still in the works,” said Jennifer Pinske, development officer. more »»


May 7, 2016 Iowa Central Community College’s 49th annual commencement honored 495 graduating students Friday. A procession extended across the Fort Dodge campus that took 20 minutes to enter John E. more »»

FD area was considered for Prestage hog plant

May 7, 2016 The Fort Dodge area was considered a potential site for a major hog processing plant recently rejected in Mason City, and it could still be of interest to meatpacking company Prestage Farms. more »»

Welcome rally set for Honor Flight veterans

May 7, 2016 Many of the American troops who went to fight World War II, the Korean War and, especially, the Vietnam War never were honored at a proper welcome home ceremony after their duty was done. more »»

Palo Alto woman ID’d as fugitive from NY, PA

May 7, 2016 EMMETSBURG — A woman originally arrested for impaired driving is now facing multiple felony charges for allegedly using a false identity while living in Iowa. In addition, Renata J. more »»

Open for business

May 7, 2016 WEBSTER CITY — Van Diest Medical Center staff joined the Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce and community members Friday to officially open the new hospital-based clinic building on the Van Dies... more »»

Bar burglar back in Webster Co.

May 7, 2016 A West Des Moines man accused of breaking into a Dayton bar on New Year’s Day is back in Webster County to face his burglary charge. more »»

Epilepsy education seminar is Tuesday in FD

May 7, 2016 An epilepsy education seminar presented by the Epilepsy Foundation of North Central Illinois, Iowa & Nebraska’s Iowa office will begin at 5:30 p.m. more »»

Concrete assistance

May 6, 2016 A new disc golf course in Fort Dodge has seen some improvements recently thanks to a group of high school students working on a class projec. more »»

Dakota Access ready to begin pipeline

May 6, 2016 Dakota Access LLC is seeking permission to begin construction May 17 on a crude oil pipeline which would stretch 346 miles across Iowa. more »»

From Auckland with love

May 5, 2016 When Joan Barclay, of Auckland, New Zealand, arrived in Fort Dodge as an exchange student for the 1965-66 school year, she probably didn’t expect to find herself back 50 years later. more »»

Bowser creates FD accounting scholarship

May 5, 2016 A new scholarship for accounting students has been set up at Fort Dodge Senior High and St. Edmond Catholic School. David L. more »»

Distraught man surrenders in Moorland

May 5, 2016 MOORLAND — A distraught man surrendered peacefully to law enforcement Wednesday afternoon after he had previously refused to come out of his home. more »»



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