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50 years of medicine

JOE SUTTER -Submitted photo The Pocahontas Community Hospital, which opened in 1967, is pictured today. POCAHONTAS — When Dr. James Gannon practiced medicine in Pocahontas, sending a patient to a hospital involved a lot of travel. “Before the hospital in Pocahontas was built, he would have to travel to Fort Dodge, Storm Lake or Spencer,” […]

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Going Upstairs

By Sara Konrad Baranowski May 16, 2017 Refinished hardwood floors. Functioning transom windows. Refurbished skylights. Those who toured seven new downtown Iowa Falls apartments Monday afternoon were wowed by the workmanship and the attention to detail in a project that was only possible because of a partnership between local building owners and state government officials. […]

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FOCAL on LOCAL

America’s SBDC Iowa promotes May 6 to celebrate Iowa’s Small Businesses  AMES, Iowa – Small businesses are an important part of our communities.  They play a central role to health and well-being of the state Iowa.  To recognize the contributions of small businesses in Iowa, America’s SBDC Iowa has designated Saturday, May 6 as Focal […]

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Prestage’s pork processing plant means dollars, jobs; Fort Dodge expected to see highest population increase

-Messenger photo by Chad Thompson Ernie Goss, economist, talks about the impact that the Prestage pork processing plant will have on the 10 county region encompassing Fort Dodge during an economic impact study presentation inside the BioSciene and Health Auditorium at Iowa Central Community College Thursday morning. CHAD THOMPSON Prestage Foods of Iowa’s incoming multi-million-dollar […]

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Eagle Grove: Housing is a focus

Messenger photo by Chad Thompson Torkelson Construction, of Eagle Grove, is working on a fourplex at the corner of Northeast Second Street and Jackson Avenue in Eagle Grove as part of the Commercial Construction Incentive Program. CHAD THOMPSON EAGLE GROVE — Housing remains a focus in Eagle Grove as the community prepares to welcome Prestage […]

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Algona: Now showing

-Photo courtesy of John Aboud A $140,000 piano is only one of the major amenities at the new Ed and Betty Wilcox Performing Arts Center in Algona. CHAD THOMPSON ALGONA — Students and community members in Algona have a whole new world available to them inside the Ed and Betty Wilcox Performing Arts Center. A […]