News and Events

Digging In

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Peter Kaspari Ground was broken Monday morning on the future location of a new building for Peoples Credit Union. Though intermittent light rain fell during the groundbreaking,...
Ambulance service change is coming to FD

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Bill Shea The Fort Dodge Fire Department will assume responsibility for the ambulance service now provided by UnityPoint Health — Trinity Regional Medical Center in a...
What’s next for The Warden?

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Bill Shea The Missouri company that plans to convert the vacant Warden Plaza in downtown Fort Dodge into apartments and retail space has an August 2020...
Flying local

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Hans Madsen The original concrete air carrier apron in front of the terminal at the Fort Dodge Regional Airport has seen better days. It was installed in...
Downtown Country Jam to return for year two

Friday, May 04, 2018

Chad Thompson Granger Smith, featuring Earl Dibbles Jr., will headline the second annual Downtown Country Jam, Shellabration Inc. has announced. The country star will take the stage...
Arby’s confirms it will open in Fort Dodge

Friday, May 04, 2018

Chad Thompson Premium deli-inspired sandwiches from Arby’s will soon be available to hungry customers in Fort Dodge. DRM, Inc., an Arby’s franchisee headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, is...
Welcome to Duncombe

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Peter Kaspari Parents, students and community members got a look at the newly reconstructed Duncombe Elementary School Saturday morning before its official opening in the fall. Duncombe...
Ag secretary forum to be in Fort Dodge

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Bill Shea The five candidates seeking the Republican nomination for Iowa secretary of agriculture will answer questions during a forum in Fort Dodge on May 9. The...
Katy Lynn Boutique keeps expanding

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Terrence Dwyer Katy Lynn Boutique is booming. Krista Albright launched a Fort Dodge location for the enterprise on Central Avenue in October 2014. The business has grown...
Local lawmakers square off on taxes

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Bill Shea   A pair of Republican lawmakers told a Fort Dodge audience Friday that they’re eager to reach a compromise on a massive tax cut bill...
Salon Five One Five opens

Sunday, April 01, 2018

Terrence Dwyer McCallie Jaeschke fulfilled a longtime ambition on Jan. 30. She launched Salon Five One Five at 1903 First Ave. S. Jaeschke co-owns this new...
New hotel coming

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Chad Thompson A new hotel that will be connected to Fort Frenzy is being planned on the corner of First Avenue South and South 32nd Street,...