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Silver Bells in the City 2012

November 11, 2012 This holiday season, a number of organizations are working together to provide special holiday events for all different sort of interests. more »»

‘A New Weigh of Life’ — Stop Diabetes

October 28, 2012 Twelve years ago my father was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. He just sent his oldest daughter to college. more »»

The education world is changing very fast

October 21, 2012 We have seen this coming, and yet we are ill prepared. Students in Iowa this fall are beginning to be educated without schools — potentially receiving their entire K12 education online. more »»

Greater FD Growth Alliance is off and running

October 14, 2012 It has been approximately nine months since the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance was formed by merging the Fort Dodge Area Chamber of Commerce and the Development Corporation of Fort Dodge and... more »»

Former justices support David Wiggins

October 14, 2012 Iowa justices are required to take an oath to uphold the Constitution of the state of Iowa. Yet, once again, a justice of the Iowa Supreme Court is being targeted for doing just that. more »»

Character Counts Week is Oct. 21-27

October 7, 2012 Every year, the U.S. president, U.S. Senate and officials around the world proclaim the third week in October Character Counts Week. Last year, 8 million kids in 54 countries participated. more »»

Olympic gold medalist coming to Fort Dodge

September 30, 2012 Fort Dodge Swim Club is hosting an Olympic swim clinic for the local swimmers in Fort Dodge Nov. 3 at the high school pool. more »»

Choose wisely to achieve good health

September 23, 2012 Motivation is the core of all action. We all need to be motivated to act. more »»

Protecting our most precious cargo

September 16, 2012 Children are precious cargo. Keeping children safe while riding in the car cannot be left to chance. It is the law. more »»

‘We’re Up on Fort Dodge’

September 9, 2012 As a community, do we have a glass-is-half-full or a glass-is-half-empty attitude? In other words, are we positive and optimistic about our community or do we harbor a negative attitude? We have the... more »»

Domestic/Sexual Assault Outreach Center is changing

September 2, 2012 Some of you may have heard the Domestic/Sexual Assault Outreach Center is facing a restructuring scheduled to take place July 1, 2013. more »»

Classes set to resume at Iowa Central

August 26, 2012 Every year at this time I ask myself the same question “Where did the summer go”? This year is no different as today is the start of another exciting year at Iowa Central Community Colleg. more »»

Direct care work force makes a vital contribution

August 19, 2012 “It’s women’s work?” More than 90 percent of the direct care work force is female. The men who are in these jobs are equally capable and committed, but there are few of the. more »»

It’s almost time for school to begin again

August 12, 2012 In just a few short days the Fort Dodge Community School District will be opening its doors to the start of another school year. Each year is like another chapter in the story of our schools. more »»

Thrive helps young folks learn to live healthy lives

August 5, 2012 Summer break is almost over and the Thrive Instructors are making plans for another great year of helping Fort Dodge area youths. Thrive is part of Trinity’s Healthy Living Departmen. more »»

The looming challenge of the eye in the hall

July 29, 2012 Sixteen security cameras coming to Storm Lake High School? It’s a sign of the times. more »»

Trimark Urgent Care will open this summer

July 22, 2012 Trimark Physicians Group is excited to announce that we are opening an urgent care clinic later this summe. more »»

Community helps softball tournament succeed

July 22, 2012 The Iowa Girls High School State Softball Championship has been held in Fort Dodge since 1971 and it is an honor for Fort Dodge to host it. more »»

Local farmer weighs in against ‘smear campaign’

July 8, 2012 If your friend was drinking too many glasses of Jack and Coke, what would you do? Take away the Coke? That’s the crazy logic behind the smear campaign against a crop that anti-biotech activists have... more »»

With change comes opportunity

June 24, 2012 When First Federal Savings & Loan of Fort Dodge was created in 1954, its mission was to serve the Fort Dodge community by providing home loans to families pursuing home ownership. more »»



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