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Summer sunshine is welcome, but poses risks

May 26, 2013 Skin cancer is one of the most common skin problems seen by dermatologists and the most common cause of skin cancers is exposure to ultraviolet light, found in sunlight and tanning bed. more »»

Do you ‘talk turkey’ or ‘talk twaddle’

May 19, 2013 Since the dawn of people speaking, no one is born with the ability to “talk turkey,” or has the “gift of gab” because explicit, expressive and effective speaking is a learned skill. more »»

Keep graduation celebrations free of alcohol

May 12, 2013 It is hard to believe that another school year is drawing to a close. With that, parents and seniors around the area are busy planning graduation parties to celebrate this chapter of their lives. more »»

Friendship Haven dares to imagine

May 5, 2013 When you cease to dream, you cease to live. Nowhere are dreams more vibrant — and life more full of faith, passion and purpose — than at Friendship Haven. more »»

Iowa Central is more than a college

April 28, 2013 Iowa Central is more than a college. In fact, the very term “community” better describes the campus atmosphere, because community is what makes our institution shine. more »»

Immunizations are critically important for disease prevention

April 21, 2013 This is topic that causes a great deal of concern for many parents — both new, as well as “old, experienced” ones. Many parents wonder specifically: 1. more »»

18th annual Cake Auction is Saturday at county fairgrounds

April 14, 2013 Cake walk Noun: An absurdly or surprisingly easy task. Verb: Achieve or win something easily. Neither of those definitions accurately defines the D/SAOC Cake Auction. more »»

Wearing our hearts on our sleeves

April 7, 2013 Oh, my gosh. Hey, I read the papers. Of course, I’ve heard of the foreign sweatshops and the drain of our industry overseas for the sake of escaping taxes and getting cheap labor. more »»

No debate — colon cancer testing saves lives

March 31, 2013 You have probably heard the debates about the value of early detection testing for some cancers such as prostate cance. more »»

March is National Kidney Month

March 24, 2013 March is National Kidney Month and I would like to take this opportunity to discuss kidney health and what you can do to protect your kidneys. more »»

Some things are harder to explain

March 17, 2013 My ancestors left the Roman Catholic Church and Ireland behind when they came to America in 1896. more »»

It’s time for It’s time for Bets for Pets

March 17, 2013 We would like to thank our supporters who have so generously given their time, monetary donations and supplies to keep our 2-year-old beautiful shelter up and running until now. more »»

That was a real snowstorm

March 13, 2013 Hey, it’s still winter in Iowa. In case that slipped anyone’s mind, Mother Nature tossed us her idea of a little bon mot Sunday and Monday to remind us spring has not yet sprung. more »»

TRIO Student Support Services at Iowa Central Works!

March 10, 2013 Iowa Central students recently celebrated National TRIO Day. more »»

Writing our own chapters in health care

March 3, 2013 Medicine is ever-changing. Advancements occur regularly. more »»

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 »»



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