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Vietnam veterans memorial to be unveiled

November 10, 2014 For more than 10 years, American forces were engaged in a battle in Southeast Asia — the Vietnam War. Americans were bitterly divided about the wisdom of that undertaking. more »»

United Way Campaign is underway

November 9, 2014 America is a land filled with compassionate people. This is a nation where charitable giving is a standard feature of community life. more »»

This is a fundraiser with a twist

November 8, 2014 Numerous fundraisers for worthy causes are held locally throughout the year by various organized groups. But one recent fundraiser was a little different. more »»

Help keep our library strong and vibrant

November 7, 2014 The Fort Dodge Public Library entered the 21st century with a proud tradition of community service and a spectacular new home at 424 Central Ave., which was completed in 200. more »»

Time to reconsider U.S. Senate rules

November 6, 2014 For generations, the U.S. Senate safeguarded substantial minorities through its rules on filibusters. more »»

Ebola’s spread must be stopped

November 5, 2014 Ebola has claimed just one life in the United States — but more than 5,000 in Africa. more »»

More Secret Service problems emerge

November 4, 2014 A newly reported Secret Service fiasco should result in President Barack Obama losing his patience with the agency — for his good, that of his family and the safety of future presidents. more »»

Playing politics with nation’s health

November 3, 2014 Ron Klain, the political operative President Barack Obama has put in charge of coordinating the national response to Ebola, has no experience in public health or dealing with large-scale disasters. more »»

Make your voice heard at the polls

November 2, 2014 Election Day is almost upon us. On Nov. 4, those citizens who choose to vote have the opportunity to shape the future of our community, state and nation. more »»

Halvorson’s actions are despicable

November 1, 2014 In an era of gutterized discourse, perhaps it’s heartening that some acts of politicking still register as universally despicabl. more »»

Attacks in Canada illustrate a problem

October 31, 2014 In a speech about a month ago, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson warned of the growing threat of “lone wolf” terrorists. more »»

Have a Halloween that’s fun and safe

October 30, 2014 Unlike most holidays, Halloween really has no serious purpose. It’s primarily an opportunity for harmless, child-oriented fu. more »»

CDC must not drop the ball again

October 29, 2014 When public health threats surface, many Americans, including health care professionals, turn to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC officials are the experts, after all. more »»

They call it ‘Operation Inherent Resolve’

October 28, 2014 O ne has to wonder how much effort the White House put into coming up with the official name for the war against Islamic State terrorist. more »»

Harassment of clergy is intolerable

October 27, 2014 Harassment of members of the clergy for what they preached was one of the abuses Americans outlawed when we established the United States. It’s back. more »»

Send Joni Ernst to Washington, D.C.

October 26, 2014 If they elect Joni Ernst to the U.S. Senate, Iowans will be sending to Washington a woman whose service there will make our nation stronger. more »»

Daryl Beall should remain our senator

October 26, 2014 Daryl Beall has been a part of north central Iowa for much of his life. He was born in Fort Dodge and grew up in Calhoun County. His lifelong record of community service is impressive. more »»

Jennifer Benson for county attorney

October 26, 2014 Jennifer Benson should be elected Webster County attorne. more »»

Support Sexton in House District 10

October 25, 2014 The voters in House District 10 — all of Calhoun, Pocahontas and Humboldt counties and six townships in western Webster County — have the opportunity to be represented in the Iowa House of... more »»

Send Leffler back to the supervisors

October 24, 2014 The economic upswing in Webster County is undeniable. more »»



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