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Iowa’s future: ethanol, wind ... and nukes?

May 13, 2012 It is surely a tribute to the improved technology of nuclear energy plants that amid the radioactive debate in the Statehouse to allow MidAmerican Energy to build a nuke plant somewhere in the heart... more »»

An open letter to the community

April 29, 2012 Recently a handful of incidents have brought to light potential and real issues that directly involved our department and staf. more »»

Be sure to test your home for radon

April 29, 2012 When it comes to reducing your cancer risk, one important step could be right under your nose, or below your feet. more »»

Winning the best award

April 22, 2012 I, like most people, enjoy winning awards. My most recent individual Iowa Newspaper Association award was, I thought, the best honor I would ever receive for my work in the industr. more »»

Girl Scouting celebrates its first century

April 22, 2012 When one hears the words “Girl Scouts,” cookies and camping often come to mind. However, many do not realize the tremendous impact that being a Girl Scout can have on a girl’s life. more »»

Join National Healthcare Decisions Day

April 22, 2012 Please help us make history, again. Nationally, this will be the fifth annual National Healthcare Decisions Day event and will be observed in Fort Dodge on Monday. more »»

The causes that surround us

April 20, 2012 Worthy causes. Daily, it seems, we are encouraged to contribute to worthy causes. more »»

He really wasn’t my cat

April 15, 2012 Smudgy wasn’t my cat. I always told people that, right up front. Smudgy was one of a litter of three wild kittens that showed up in the neighborhood more than three years ago. more »»

Greater FD Growth Alliance event is Thursday

April 15, 2012 The Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance is making progress in many areas. This year, in place of an annual dinner, we will host a reception that will have a number of events. more »»

Windows on the World campaign

April 13, 2012 Last fall the YWCA launched a capital campaign, the first major funding initiative since 1998. more »»

Volunteers help people face difficult times

April 8, 2012 Next week we will be celebrating and thanking the volunteers in our hospitals and medical centers. April 15-21 is National Healthcare Volunteer Week. more »»

17th annual Cake Auction is April 14

April 1, 2012 The Domestic/Sexual Assault Outreach Center cordially invites everyone to the 17th annual Cake Auction with viewing at 5 p.m. and live auction starting at 6 p.m. more »»

The Fort Dodge YWCA has a crucial mission

March 25, 2012 The YWCA of Fort Dodge was formally organized in 1908 though predecessor organizations date back as far as 1895. In 1914, the YWCA moved into its new building at 826 First Ave. N. more »»

Convention and Visitors Bureau helps FD thrive

March 18, 2012 The Fort Dodge Convention and Visitors Bureau would like to announce an exciting location change for our office. We recently moved to 822 Central Ave., Suite 406 (downtown Wells Fargo Building). more »»

National Nutrition Month is under way

March 11, 2012 What we put on our plates today is no longer a simple decision. Many foods today have ingredients that people cannot pronounce and our ancestors would have no idea what it is. more »»

For all who watch ‘Downton Abbey’

March 4, 2012 “That’s the girliest column you’ve ever written,” a co-worker said to me after I wrote about a decoupaging class that turned into a discussion of current and classic soap operas. Perhaps. more »»

Successful farming and the Cancer Center

March 4, 2012 North central Iowa is proud of the successes of area farmers and related agricultural industrie. more »»

Sweetheart Gala promises to be a fun night

February 26, 2012 On Saturday, at the Fort Dodge Country Club, the 15th annual Webster County Sweetheart Gala will be celebrated. more »»

Home visiting helps families and Iowa’s economy

February 26, 2012 With Iowa still feeling the negative impact of the Great Recession, many of the state’s policymakers and business leaders rank increasing Iowa’s competitive business climate as a top priority. more »»

YouthNet — Creating a future full of hope

February 19, 2012 One of our community’s most precious resources is our children, but much of their potential is going unrealize. more »»



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