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December 5, 2013 Among the many upsetting aspects of federal spending negotiations going on in Washington is a comparison of budget cuts in dispute to those agreed upon with little controversy. U.S. Sen. more »»

Iran plan has problems

December 3, 2013 A substantial number of members of Congress, along with several other countries that have been longstanding allies of the U.S. more »»

Celebrating 4-H achievements

December 2, 2013 The Webster County 4-H Leaders Recognition and 4-H Awards Banquet was Sunday at the Best Western Starlite Village in Fort Dodge. more »»

Farm News Ag Show is the place to be

December 1, 2013 Even those with the most casual interest in agriculture will want to be on hand when the 12th annual Farm News Ag Show kicks off at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the 2031 Quail Ave. more »»

Today is Small Business Saturday

November 30, 2013 Three years ago, American Express launched an event designed to support small businesses all across the United States. more »»

It’s time to obey this law

November 30, 2013 Americans should not have to go to court to force President Barack Obama to follow the “all of the above” energy policy he claims to espouse — and to obey the law. more »»

It’s a day to give thanks

November 28, 2013 Sometimes in America, it seems as if we actually enjoy advertising our trials and difficulties. There really were trying times in the early days of our nation. more »»

Don’t confirm this nominee

November 27, 2013 Ask most people what they believe is top priority at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and they are likely to say battling terrorists. more »»

‘Abuse’ is the right word

November 27, 2013 Sit down for this one. more »»

The Santa Cops are back

November 26, 2013 The Santa Cops project is a delightful effort to make the holiday season a bit brighter for area youngsters whose families need a hand up to make this time of year as merry as it should be. more »»

Lincoln’s words remain valid

November 25, 2013 A century and a half ago this month, one of the most profound, beautifully written speeches in the English language was delivered by President Abraham Lincoln. more »»

USDA helps build a healthier tomorrow

November 24, 2013 Good health is determined by many factors. Some aren’t within our control. Eating right, however, is a behavior anyone can learn. more »»

We’re still very late to the game

November 23, 2013 After the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on America, U.S. intelligence agencies were accused of failing “to connect the dots. more »»

JFK’s assassination still resonates

November 22, 2013 Memories fade. Most days are remembered in detail only briefly. As the years pass, they may be totally forgotten or recalled only with difficulty and most often with a lack of precision. more »»

Don’t accept a bad deal

November 21, 2013 Barack Obama is not the first U.S. president to be taken in by con games pursued by other world leaders. more »»

U.S. must send help fast

November 20, 2013 Whenever anyone in the world is suffering from a massive natural disaster, Americans are among the first to send aid. That is as it should be. more »»

This must not happen again

November 18, 2013 Sometimes, our elected and appointed government officials just do not think. It happened just a few weeks ago, during the so-called “government shutdown. more »»

They are up and running

November 17, 2013 There is good economic news in Webster County. Earlier this month two major manufacturing plants in the agricultural industrial park just west of Fort Dodge both moved closer to full operation. more »»

Veterans deserve better than this

November 16, 2013 When our nation needed them, veterans of the armed forces responded quickly and decisively. more »»

St. Edmond gets a powerful boost

November 15, 2013 Catholic education has been an important part of life in Fort Dodge almost since the town was founded. The first Catholic school got underway in 1862. more »»



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