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Chicago’s shooting spree

July 13, 2014 For most of the country, July Fourth weekend means hot dogs, fireworks and relaxing time with family. In certain neighborhoods in Chicago, it means something very different. more »»

Single mom wants to settle down but can’t find a man

July 13, 2014 Dear Annie: I am a single mother of a wonderful 5-year-old son and am expecting another baby in the winter. My son’s father cheated and lied and then left me for another woman. more »»

Iraq policy makes no sense

July 12, 2014 Americans should be worried about the war in Iraq, for various reasons. One concern is that the Sunni army assaulting Iraq’s Shiite-controlled government may interrupt oil shipment. more »»

Chronic system failures persist

July 12, 2014 “Significant and chronic system failures” have occurred at the Department of Veterans Affairs, according to a just-concluded White House investigation. more »»

Judge Wilke got it right

July 10, 2014 A woman whose plea agreement recommended probation was, instead, sentenced to prison Monday. The judgment, rendered by the 2nd Judicial District’s chief judge, Kurt Wilke, appears to be the right one. more »»

Iraqi leaders slow to respond

July 9, 2014 An example of what can happen when other countries become too reliant on the United States to defend them can be seen in Iraq. more »»

Say ‘no’ to Iranian help

July 9, 2014 History is of full of episodes in which governments unable to cope with violent uprisings asked for military help from their neighbors. more »»

Attend your county fair

July 6, 2014 Times change. Even so there are a few constants in life. One is the pleasure provided by the county fairs that continue to be a highlight of summer in the Hawkeye Stat. more »»

It’s a day to celebrate America

July 4, 2014 Whether you spend this Fourth of July picnicking, swimming, boating, enjoying a parade, attending a community celebration, watching a fireworks display or just plain loafing, there should be at leas... more »»

133rd Test Squadron helps FD prosper

July 3, 2014 The 133rd Test Squadron of the Iowa Air National Guard plays a highly significant role in our nation’s defense. more »»

Learn from this mishandled case

July 2, 2014 Law enforcement agencies and prosecuting attorneys in this area tend to act immediately when they hear of children being abused. Apparently that is not the case everywhere. more »»

The proper term is terrorists

July 1, 2014 Boko Haram, in Nigeria, uses tactics such as surrounding churches, then burning them down to kill all insid. more »»

Corporate giants help area thrive

June 29, 2014 The economy in Webster County is beginning to boo. more »»

Century Farms celebrate history

June 28, 2014 It’s more than 180 years since land that is now the state of Iowa was opened for settlers. more »»

A ‘thank you’ is in order

June 27, 2014 June has been a difficult month. At midmonth, a bystander was wounded in a Fort Dodge residential neighborhood and two suspects were arrested and charged with attempted murder. more »»

Planting trees ought to be strongly backed

June 25, 2014 Nature Conservancy scientists are collaborating with Dow Chemical Co. to develop a plan that would help solve several environmental problems with one effort — plant more tree. more »»

Iraq must not become a terrorist state

June 24, 2014 Iraq, where nearly 4,500 Americans died in what appears to have been a futile attempt to change the very culture of that violence-torn region, may be about to fall to a radically militant Islamic... more »»

Ag trade is bright spot for U.S.

June 22, 2014 The United States buys far more products from abroad than it exports. In 2013, for example, the U.S. trade deficit was nearly $475 billion according a report published in May by The Associated Pres. more »»

The past lives again

June 20, 2014 If this month’s Frontier Days festivities rekindled your interest in the early history of Fort Dodge, you won’t want to miss the 11th annual Oakland Cemetery Walk to be held Saturday and Sunday. more »»



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