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It’s Community Health Improvement Week

June 5, 2011 Today is the start of Community Health Improvement Week. more »»

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

May 29, 2011 Skin cancer is the most common of all cancer types. More than 2 million skin cancers are diagnosed each year in the United States. That’s more than all other cancers combined. more »»

What will Frontier Days be for you this year?

May 29, 2011 Will 2011 be the first time you and your family have attended Frontier Days? Or will it be the first time in three, four or more years you have seen the inside of the Fort Museum buildings and find... more »»

Why we don’t sign editorials

May 22, 2011 One of our readers has a bone to pick with The Messenger. more »»

Prescription and over-the-counter drug abuse

May 22, 2011 Nearly 19 percent of teens report that they have intentionally used prescription drugs to get high and one in 10 teens report abusing cough medicine to get high. more »»

Iowa nursing home residents deserve better

May 22, 2011 I’m a trial attorney. In the last 10 years I’ve represented the families of Iowans who — due to carelessness, neglect and outright abuse — die prematurely or are severely injured in nursing homes. more »»

The wrong side of the tracks

May 15, 2011 As I recall, the term they used to turn my childhood neighborhood into a soggy golf course was “urban renewal.” Which is a politically correct way of saying “You’re not good enough for us. more »»

May is National Stroke Awareness month

May 8, 2011 National Stroke Awareness month takes place in May every year. more »»

Fort Dodge Area Chamber of Commerce provides an Iowa legislative update

May 8, 2011 As the Iowa Legislative Session winds down here are a few of the key pieces of legislation the Fort Dodge Chamber and the Iowa Chamber Alliance are monitoring. more »»

Iowa Central’s commencement is Saturday

May 1, 2011 Graduation ceremonies will be held Saturday at Hodges Field House, a tradition that culminates the school year. This year’s commencement speaker is Dr. Rudolph P. Galask. more »»

Stand Against Racism event is Friday

April 24, 2011 Is standing “for” something harder than standing “against” it? Maybe it’s just the idea of taking a stand in the first place — most people would rather not. more »»

Volunteering changes lives for the better

April 17, 2011 Last year, nearly 63 million Americans gave of themselves through service and volunteering. Their compassion is a testament to the generosity of the American spirit. more »»

April is Alcohol Awareness Month

April 10, 2011 It’s party season, prom, graduation; celebrations aboun. more »»

Meet David Luers — Fort Dodge’s new fire chief

April 3, 2011 I was given the privilege to lead the Fort Dodge Fire Department in August 201. more »»

The one-word answer to health reform

March 27, 2011 BOFEPET. A single word that unlocks a great mystery: What is the ideal way to deliver health care? All right. Technically, BOFEPET is not a word. Nevertheless, it drives us. Our doctors. Our nurses. more »»

Chamber of Commerce Legislative Corner

March 27, 2011 Transportation issues to monitor State level — Iowa’s trucking industry is always watching any legislative proposals that will have an impact on our ability to do business in Iowa. more »»

FD Area Chamber of Commerce is on the move

March 27, 2011 2011 is off to a very good start for the Fort Dodge Area Chamber of Commerc. more »»

Hopes for an Arab Spring persist in Bahrain

March 27, 2011 Six years after the United States declared victory in Iraq, as locals were electing a transitional, democratic government, there was the belief that America’s military excursion in the Arabian Gulf... more »»

Here’s what you need to know about colon cancer

March 20, 2011 March is “Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. more »»

Arlington National Cemetery is a place of honor

March 13, 2011 As I sat down to write this article, I was reminded that along with myself, there are many who are mourning the loss of a loved one. My husband, retired Air Force Col. Edward A. more »»



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