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07/19/2018 - 8:42pm

FORT DODGE – The AGWSR softball team had a nearly-perfect performance on Thursday night.

 

In a high-stakes 1A state championship game, Collins-Maxwell found a rare opportunity to strike and barreled through.

 

Hannah Caple's walk-off single won the 1A title for the Spartans in their first season since splitting with Baxter, defeating the Cougars...

07/18/2018 - 4:57pm
FORT DODGE – The name of the game for Akron-Westfield on Wednesday afternoon was trying to deny AGWSR softball any momentum.   The Westerners took that challenge head-on, frequently switching between two pitchers and generally trying to catch the Cougars off-balance.   But once AGWSR truly got going, there was no stopping the...
07/18/2018 - 8:43am
For all of the miles that separate the Krummhorn region in northwest Germany and Grundy County, Iowa—4,300 of them, to be exact—many of the struggles the two areas (and more broadly, the two countries) face aren’t really much different from each other: keeping the agricultural sector strong amidst ongoing consolidation, dealing...
07/18/2018 - 8:36am
Dean Halverson and his two sons, Brody and Zach, had big plans for Memorial Day weekend. They would head to Twin Acres Campground near Colo, grill out, toss a few back and enjoy each other’s company—like they always did—while celebrating freedom and, if they could squeeze it in, finding time to do some tinkering on the 1970 Monte...
07/17/2018 - 12:40pm
The Navy sailor and Conrad native who went missing for roughly two weeks in Hawaii after an apparent altercation at a local bar has returned safely to his base and is being integrated back into his unit.             Shaun Palmer, age 24, sparked a national manhunt after the news broke that he...
07/16/2018 - 4:40pm
FORT DODGE – Scott O'Brien didn't want Alyssa Hames to end her last at-bat on Monday afternoon with her bat on her shoulder.   With only one hit in her previous 11 at-bats this postseason, O'Brien gave Hames a little tough love to try and focus her on the situation.   "I got a little upset," O'Brien...
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