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I had a dream

January 17, 2016 I am not merely borrowing from the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. when I say I had a dream, though I must say first and foremost that my dream was heavily influenced by his. more »»

Habitat for Humanity — our story

January 17, 2016 Habitat for Humanity is a Christian housing ministry seeking to put God’s love into action. more »»

50 years of theater at Iowa Central

January 10, 2016 Iowa Central rings in the new year with a landmark anniversary — our 50th year of educating students and offering the community a wide range of fine art venues. more »»

More progress lies ahead in 2016

January 3, 2016 2015 was another year of exciting changes in Fort Dodge, but also brought challenges to our fair city. more »»

Dale and Donna Decker leave a legacy

December 27, 2015 Dale D. Decker, former owner of Decker Truck Line Inc. and his wife of more than 70 years, Donnabelle, were always generous and active supporters of the Fort Dodge community during their lifetimes. more »»

Healthy Weight 4 Life can help you

December 20, 2015 People often start a diet after the holidays or make a New Year’s resolution to start eating healthier in the new year. more »»

We’re helping students succeed

December 6, 2015 The majority of students in K-12 public education attend schools defined by traditional notions of teaching and learning that involve attending school for a set number of hours each day and... more »»

Celebrate the season in downtown FD

November 29, 2015 The Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance is excited to be continuing the holiday tradition with Holiday on Central and including a new event called Shopping on Centra. more »»

It’s time to talk about men’s health

November 22, 2015 It’s that time of year again — Movember. Clean-shaven men begin to look scruffy, and bearded men reach for their razors. Movember is a light-hearted way to raise awareness for some serious issues. more »»

Great American Smokeout is Thursday

November 15, 2015 The American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout on Thursday is the perfect time to quit smoking. more »»

Cellulosic ethanol is good for Iowa

November 15, 2015 Iowa is widely known for our first-rate hospitality, first-in-the-nation presidential caucuses and first-class production of corn, soybeans, pork and eggs. more »»

Iowa Central is an enormous asset

November 8, 2015 Earlier this year, Iowa Central Community College made the decision to have an impact study conducted on the region we serve and engaged Dr. Ernie Goss of Goss and Associates to conduct the stud. more »»

YouthNet — helping students thrive

November 1, 2015 YouthNet is an innovative partnership with the Fort Dodge Community Schools and St. Edmond Catholic Schools and the Fort Dodge Community Foundation and United Wa. more »»

‘Building Hope — Changing Lives’

October 25, 2015 Let’s take a moment and put ourselves in a place where hundreds of children in our community are today. Picture yourself born into a family in poverty. You only have a mother. more »»

A brief history of breast cancer

October 18, 2015 Approximately 2.8 million women in U.S. have a history of breast cancer. While some of them are still actively receiving treatment, many have finished treatment and are living full lives. more »»

Gov. Terry Branstad visits FD Wednesday

October 11, 2015 Iowa Central Community College is happy to host Gov. Terry Branstad for a town hall meeting at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Triton Cafe Conference Room. more »»

‘She tried to escape’

October 11, 2015 There was a woman named Mrs. Thatcher. In 1857, she was kidnapped, along with three other women, near Spirit Lake. more »»

Gypsum City OHV Park is a huge asset

October 4, 2015 This past week I was in Chicago with Gov. Terry Branstad and a representative from the Iowa Economic Development Authority visiting the corporate headquarters of United States Gypsum. more »»

A $4.2 billion change is a big deal

September 27, 2015 Any time an entity decides to do something different with something worth $4.2 billion, that’s a big deal. more »»



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