News and Events

Williams Bend welcomed

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Chad Thompson Fort Dodge is on the right track in tackling its infrastructure needs and attracting new people to the area, according to Debi Durham, director...
Building a better block

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Peter Kaspari An internationally-known nonprofit will be coming to Fort Dodge this week to help with ideas that will be used to revitalize the downtown area. The...
MNW easily passes PPEL

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Chad Thompson Voters in the Manson Northwest Webster Community School District easily passed an extension of the Physical Plant and Equipment Levy Tuesday, with almost 90...
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,...
St. Edmond Elementary holds career day

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Hans Madsen “What are you going to be when you grow up?” It’s a common question adults ask children. On Tuesday morning, kindergarten to fourth-grade students at St....
New owner and a new home

Monday, March 26, 2018

Terrence Dwyer Firm and has moved from its longtime home in the Snell Building to the law firm’s office at 706 First Ave. N. Snell Settlement Services...
River plans a focal point in D.C.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Bill Shea   Future plans for the Des Moines River corridor in Fort Dodge were a frequent topic of discussion in Washington, D.C., Thursday as local leaders...
Local group meets Ernst, Grassley

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Bill Shea Local officials visiting Washington, D.C., had what one called “good meetings” with U.S. senators Joni Ernst and Charles Grassley on Wednesday. But much of the...
The economics of health

Monday, March 12, 2018

Terrence Dwyer UnityPoint Health — Trinity Regional Medical Center generates 1,159 jobs that add $72,784,155 to the local economy, according to a study just released by...
Hope for the future

Monday, March 12, 2018

Hans Madsen The building on the southeast corner of First Avenue North and North 11th Street — just east of the Beacon of Hope Shelter —...
Using 911: If you can’t call, text

Thursday, March 08, 2018

Peter Kaspari Those who need immediate assistance of Webster County first responders now have a new way of getting ahold of emergency crews: They can text...
Iowa Central rolls out its spending plan

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Chad Thompson   Iowa Central Community College’s $25.5 million general obligation bond, which will pay for a variety of building improvement projects, will be broken down into...
Peart makes dreams reality

Sunday, March 04, 2018

Terrence Dwyer For many families, moving into a new, custom-built home is at — or near — the top of their dream list. Helping people in...
Taets is Catalyst winner

Friday, March 02, 2018

Hans Madsen John Taets, chief executive officer of Northwest Bank in Fort Dodge, was honored Thursday night with the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance’s annual Catalyst...
MNW seeks PPEL renewal

Sunday, February 25, 2018

  Joe Sutter Manson Northwest Webster is planning ahead. The board is looking at what long-term projects will need to be done five or even 10 years down...
Shellabration lands on top

Friday, February 09, 2018

Chad Thompson ZZ TOP, the bearded blues rock band with the longest active streak of having its original members intact, will be in Fort Dodge to...
Austin Hanks will open for ZZ Top

Friday, March 30, 2018

Hans Madsen When ZZ Top takes the stage June 30 for the annual Shellabration concert, the legendary rockers will be playing to an audience warmed up...