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Party with a Purpose

February 24, 2013 On Saturday, at the Best Western Starlite Village in Fort Dodge, the 16th annual Webster County Sweetheart Gala will be celebrated. We moved to Fort Dodge 11 years ago. more »»

Preparing students for a technical future

February 24, 2013 February is Career and Technical Education Month. CTE prepares youths for a wide range of careers and further educational opportunities. more »»

The Scouting legacy of service

February 17, 2013 Scouting has been an integral part of Twin Lakes District for in excess of 100 years. more »»

Fort Dodge Indoor Triathlon is March 2

February 3, 2013 The fifth annual Fort Dodge Indoor Triathlon is March 2. This event has become one of Fort Dodges biggest athletic events. more »»

Vote ‘yes’

January 30, 2013 To the editor: On Feb. 5, Fort Dodge voters will be asked to approve a $1.67 Physical Plant and Equipment Levy (PPEL) to support the Fort Dodge Community School. more »»

Setting policy priorities for 2013 and beyond

January 27, 2013 Each year, the State Board of Education adopts a set of key education policy priorities that we intend to explore over the course of the school year. more »»

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

January 20, 2013 January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. Because of this, I would like to take this opportunity to provide education regarding cervical cancer risk factors and prevention for women. more »»

Previewing the 2013 legislative session

January 13, 2013 A number of new faces will appear in the 2013 legislative session, but divided government will remain. more »»

Seeking out (other people’s) treasures

January 6, 2013 I spent New Year’s Day doing something I had never before done on a holiday. And I had a great time. I went to an estate auctio. more »»

Juicier heroes — we get what we deserve

January 6, 2013 “Voting shall be based upon the player’s record, playing ability, integrity, sportsmanship, character and contribution to the team(s) on which the player played. more »»

No resolutions for me

December 30, 2012 Many people (unsuccessfully) make resolutions for the coming year. more »»

Advanced Medical Team helps chronically ill stay well

December 30, 2012 The Centers for Disease Control estimates 75 percent of all health care spending in the United States is spent to treat patients who suffer from chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes,... more »»

The last of the real Christmas trees

December 23, 2012 A recent article in another newspaper got me to thinking about real Christmas trees. In the article, both buyers and sellers recognized that corner Christmas tree lots have become a rare commodity. more »»

The awful legacy of Sandy Hook

December 23, 2012 What is wrong with us as a society? As if the deaths at the Sandy Hook Elementary School was not horrible enough, our reaction to it has been shameful. more »»

How about a little appreciation?

December 21, 2012 There are things you come to expect with the first winter storm of the season. People, even native-born Iowans, initially seem to forget how to drive on ice- and snow-covered streets. more »»

Excuses, excuses, excuses

December 16, 2012 “Methinks the letter writer doth protest too muc. more »»

Putting bullies in their place

December 16, 2012 Have you ever had that feeling — the one way down in your stomach that says you don’t quite fit in? The one that whispers in your ear while you’re busy pretending everything is fine? That feeling... more »»

Things change

December 9, 2012 Priorities change. That point was recently driven home for me when I needed a pair of gloves. more »»



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