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  • Lt . Governor Kim Reynolds introducing GOP team to audience in Ft. Dodge.

    GOP Campaign Team Visits Fort Dodge

    FORT DODGE, Iowa- Five members of the Iowa Republican Statewide ticket paid a visit to Ft. Dodge Friday. Governor Terry Branstad, Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds, US Senate Candidate Joni Ernst, State Auditor Candidate Mary Mosiman, and Attorney General Candidate Adam Gregg were all on hand at the Ft. Dodge Starlite Village Friday. Speaking to the group of 50 or so GOP faithful Senate Candidate Joni Ernst said, “if we can capture this seat in Iowa, we’re likely to see a Republican […]

  • Carol Messerly, Webster County Auditor

    Webster County Auditor Works to Accomodate Early Voting

    FORT DODGE, Iowa- Webster County Auditor Carol Messerly knows one thing voters in her county aren’t wild about, yet. That is satellite voting.  The Auditors Office got three petitions to install satellite voting sites.  But the sites did not draw many voters. The Iowa Central Community College drew 30 voters, a church drew 11, while at the VFW, there were 16 voters. While the remote sites were not a big hit, voters do like absentee voting.  Messerly says requests are […]

  • Bosets Halloween Display just outside of Nevada

    Nevada Spook Display Welcomes Halloween Visitors

    NEVADA, Iowa- It started 20 years ago with some plastic gravestones in the yard for decoration. Since then, it has grown every year or so.  Then Lynn Boset married Harold, and the Halloween fascination grew. While they were dating Lynn asked Harold,”How do you feel about Halloween?”  Harold said he liked the holiday, but little did he realized what would happen. The Bosets began to grow the display after their marriage, five years ago adding bigger figures. Two years ago […]

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    Ames Company Testing Vaccine for Ebola

    AMES, Iowa- The Ames Company NewLink Genetics is at the forefront of a humanitarian effort to develop a vaccine for the deadly Ebola virus. Today retiring U.S. Senator Tom Harkin met with company officials to check on progress after the company received a portion of an $88 million dollar continuing resolution from Congress. Dr. Charles Link, the President of NewLink Genetics told reporters his company is working with the Canadian government, the U.S. government, as well as other research companies […]

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    Fort Dodge Library Pumpkin Decorating Photos

    FORT DODGE, Iowa- While the big vote is next week, Fort Dodge Library Patrons could vote today for their favorite pumpkin.   Patrons were asked to decorate a pumpkin, and voting took place over two days.  Kids came in for a look at the contest entries on Wednesday.

  • Democratic candidate for Iowa Governor, Jack Hatch greets supporters in Ft. Dodge along with Lt. Governor candidate Monica Vernon

    Hatch-Vernon Fresh Start Tour Blitz Around Iowa

    FORT DODGE, Iowa- Democratic candidate for Governor, Jack Hatch, along with running mate Monica Vernon are in the first full day of a 6 day state-wide tour. The “Fresh Start” tour made stops on Wednesday in Mason City, Algona, Ft. Dodge, Webster City, Iowa Falls, and Waverly. Hatch said the tour will conclude on Monday evening with a big rally in Des Moines.  At a stop in Ft. Dodge he encouraged local campaign volunteers to keep going until the last […]

  • Brruce Braley in Boone with Democratic 4th District Congressional Candidate Jim Mowrer.

    Mowrer Campaign Welcomes Bruce Braley to Boone County

      BOONE, Iowa- Two Iowa Democratic Campaigns held a joint appearance at the Boone County Democratic Headquarters on Wednesday. Congressman Bruce Braley a Democratic Congressman locked in a heated battle for the U.S. Senate stopped to say a few words for Democratic 4th District Congressional Candidate Jim Mowrer. Braley took a minute to declare Mowrer the winner in the only 4th Congressional District debate against Republican Steve King. Braley said he would be in Cedar Rapids, Davenport, and Iowa City […]

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    Passenger Service Returning to Fort Dodge Airport

    FORT DODGE, Iowa — It has been a long wait, but Fort Dodge area travelers will have air service returning soon. The US Department of Transportation has selected Air Choice One of St. Louis to provide commuter service to Fort. Dodge. The federally subsidized service will run between St. Louis Lambert International and Fort Dodge Regional Airport. “The airport commission and the entire airport staff are thrilled to begin offering commercial flights from the Fort Dodge Regional Airport,” said airport […]

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    Artist Painting Freedom Rock in Creston

      CRESTON, Iowa — Freedom Rock Artist Ray “Bubba” Sorensen is painting the Union County Freedom Rock this week.This Rock will be Sorensen’s 25th Freedom Rock in Iowa. The original Freedom Rock was painted near Greenfield. This Creston Rock will by tribute to different eras “There’s gonna World War II, Korea, and Viet Nam,” said Sorensen. “Then there’s gonna be a war on terror, and then on the front side is gonna be an eagle and flag.” He added there […]

  • Congressman Dave Loebsack (D) poses with the 8th Grade Civics class at Pleasantville

    Congressman Loebsack Campaigns in Pleasantville

    PLEASANTVILLE, Iowa- Students in the 8th Grade Civic Class taught by Deb McKnight and Dave Oliver have been learning about all the political candidates running on a state level in Iowa. Until Friday, none of the candidates had been able to make it to the school in person. Democratic Congressman Dave Loebsack who is running for re-election in the Second Congressional District against Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks came to the Pleasantville Middle School. He told of being raised in poverty, and […]

  • Texas Governor Rick Perry with Iowa Republican Attorney General candidate Adam Gregg

    Governor Rick Perry Campaigns for Adam Gregg

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowans have grown accustomed to seeing the Governor of Texas visiting here.  On a visit to Des Moines early Thursday Governor Rick Perry was campaigning for Adam Gregg, the GOP nominee for attorney general, running against longtime Iowa AG, Democrat Tom Miller. “Iowa is the epicenter of the future of America,” said Perry. “We get these elections right in the next 12 days, America will be on a trajectory, that is very, very hopeful from an […]

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    Urbandale Machine Shed Temporarily Closing for Remodeling

    URBANDALE, Iowa- Popular Iowa eatery The Machine Shed will close down temporarily starting Monday October 27th for remodeling.  The construction is expected to wrap up sometime in early November according to a Heart of America company news release. “We are excited to thank our customers for their patronage since opening in 1991 by giving them a new look,” said the release.  The release also said the restaurant plans to remain dedicated to the American Farmer. During the closure the company […]


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