George! You're a major roadblock on the path to a paperless society.
Congratulations to Ed N. of Houston, Texas, who submitted the winning caption to the Comical Processing cartoon.
"I see your file clerk is on vacation again." Submitted by Mark B., Fort Dodge, Iowa.
Added by Bill Grady on June 1, 2009 at 8:00am —
Before coming to Now Zad, Sgt. Eric Droste, 23, of Fort Dodge, Iowa, watched a televised version of Stephen Ambrose’s World War II history “Band of Brothers,” in which German troops were on one side of a river, Americans on the other.
He wondered what such a war would be like. Now he knows. “We could go over there and fight, but it wouldn’t do us any good, because we couldn’t hold the ground,” said Sgt. Droste.
A single company of U.S.… Continue
Added by Bill Grady on May 31, 2009 at 12:00pm —
Self-described as “medieval pop,” the music of H & K, more simply put, sounds like fun.
Poppy, but with a rich, jangley sound, H & K’s first cd release, “Catch A Rainbow,” sounds like it was made for summer listening. There are times when the focus is a little darker, such as the Stevie Nicks-ish, “Bend the Rules,” but the prevailing sense is one of playfulness. Tracks like “Hold Me” and “Safest Place” should be listened to with… Continue
Added by Bill Grady on May 30, 2009 at 11:00am —
Ribbon Cutting hosted by The Development Corporation of Fort Dodge & Webster County @ Willow Ridge Golf Course.
Tuesday, June 16th 2009 @ 5:15 p.m.
All Chamber members and their employees are invited to attend.
Stop by and show them your support!
Come see the new website for the Development Corporation!
SEMINAR: THRIVING IN 2009
Have you chosen to give in to the current economy… Continue
Added by Bill Grady on May 29, 2009 at 2:36pm —
The last installment prompted a number of responses having to do with a couple of bands that I and some of the readers feel should have been more successful.
I thought that before we continued with a little history, I’d give Popdose
readers some titles from what I consider my “Greatest Misses.” For those who would like to explore a little, these are songs I produced that I consider outstanding… Continue
Added by Bill Grady on May 29, 2009 at 12:14pm —
The city's first new public pool in 16 years is about a week away from opening, and Sioux Falls dignitaries marked the event with a ribbon-cutting Friday.
"It's gorgeous," said Julie Larson, a Fort Dodge, Iowa, woman who was in Sioux Falls visiting her grandchildren. "It's got something for everyone. I can't wait to come."
Larson's two grandchildren, Fisher and Claire Megerink, were impressed, too.
"The slide," said… Continue
Added by Bill Grady on May 27, 2009 at 11:37am —
A Fort Dodge woman won the top prize of $30,000 playing the "Crossword" scratch game.
Twenty-one year old Erika Mader was driving on her way back to the University of Iowa, where she attends school, when she decided on a whim to purchase a scratch ticket.
"I just stopped at a Waterloo gas station right off the highway to fill up with gas," explained Mader to lottery staff on Wednesday. "So I just, I don't know, on a whim, just… Continue
Added by Bill Grady on May 26, 2009 at 11:00am —
"I hope I haven't forgotten where I came from." The evidence is there that he hasn't. Doug Dell, retiring in June from the Brookings Hy-Vee that he has managed since Memorial Day 1990, is at home anywhere in the store, or out front.
Customers were likely to find him sacking groceries at a checkout counter or out front on a cold and snowy winter day loading groceries into the trunk of a customer's car.
At ease in his office far in… Continue
Added by Bill Grady on May 25, 2009 at 11:00am —
Helping people learn skills to cope with the pressures of life is one of the basic goals of the counseling services of Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Sioux City.
Susan Rohden, clincical supervisor at the Catholic Charities branch office in Fort Dodge that is known as Catholic Social Services, said the length of therapy is tailored to individual needs. Short-term issues may be dealt with in three to five sessions while in-depth issues… Continue
Added by Bill Grady on May 22, 2009 at 3:18pm —
Ribbon Cutting hosted by Eye For An Eye Investigations @ 728 1st Ave North on Thursday, May 28th 2009 @ 5:30 p.m. All Chamber members and their employees are invited to attend. Stop by and show them your support! Come and meet Kelly Halverson and her staff and welcome them as new Chamber members! Refreshments will be served.
SEMINAR: THRIVING IN 2009
Have you chosen to give in to the current economy… Continue
Added by Bill Grady on May 21, 2009 at 8:05pm —
Wanted to let everyone know that my Mother, Vivian R. (Fowler) Carpenter passed away on May 18, 2009.
Mom was born to Hugh J. and Ellen E. Fowler on June 25, 1932 in Fort Dodge, Iowa.
Vivian graduated from Fort Dodge High in 1950. She joined the United States Air Force in 1951 and there her travels began. She met and married Kenneth Mason in 1952 and lived in Wyoming, they divorced in 1953. In 1954 she met and married James Vierra and… Continue
Added by Kelly Carpenter Baker on May 20, 2009 at 11:00am —
Added by Bill Grady on May 20, 2009 at 10:53am —
In a recent survey of 1,400 chief financial officers, 93% said it's important for accounting and finance graduates to have gained work experience in the field while in college.
This is the "Catch-22" that most entry-level job seekers seem to face and what the survey confirms as well. Some graduates can't get a job in their chosen field without experience, but they can't get experience without a job.
In the survey conducted by an… Continue
Added by Bill Grady on May 20, 2009 at 10:36am —
U.K. sugar and food-ingredients producer Tate & Lyle PLC Tuesday named Reckitt Benckiser PLC's Javed Ahmed to succeed its embattled Chief Executive Iain Ferguson.
Mr. Ferguson -- who joined as Chief Executive from Unilever PLC in 2003 -- will stay on in his role until Mr. Ahmed joins the company between now and Nov. 15, the company said.
Mr. Ahmed is currently executive vice president for Reckitt's Europe division, having… Continue
Added by Bill Grady on May 19, 2009 at 8:30am —
READ FULL NEWSLETTER
Post courtesy of the Fort Dodge Area Chamber of Commerce
, 1406 Central Avenue, Fort Dodge,… Continue
Added by Bill Grady on May 19, 2009 at 8:04am —
One city councilwoman likens this town's problems to a cancer. The mayor is convinced the town is under attack. The police chief says he's thought about hanging an American flag upside down to signal a need for reinforcements.
"Dayton," he said, "is in distress."
Tucked off Iowa Highway 175 in north-central Iowa, this bedroom town of fewer than 830 people used to be the type of place where people could agree to disagree. But an… Continue
Added by Bill Grady on May 18, 2009 at 10:09am —
Are you looking for something to do? These events are sure to keep you busy and entertained!
May 15 – Mineral City Speedway Races, Kids Night, will be held at 7:30 p.m. with pits opening at 5:00 p.m.
May 16-17 – The Early Bird Baseball Tournament will be held at Rogers Sports Complex.
May 17 – The St. Edmond’s High School Commencement will be held at St. Edmonds High School at 1:00 p.m.
May 22 –The 1st Annual Fort Dodge Air Force Association Visions Golf Tournament… Continue
Added by Fort Dodge Convention and Visitors Bureau on May 15, 2009 at 2:35pm —
General Motors has announced that approximately 1,100 dealers received letters on Friday informing them that the company does not plan to renew their contracts expiring in October 2010.
In a phone call at Noon today, Carey Kemna from Kemna Auto in Fort Dodge said that he has not received notification from GM pertaining to their Fort Dodge dealership and doesn't expect to. On the day after Chrysler notified dealers of their terminations and… Continue
Added by Bill Grady on May 15, 2009 at 12:30pm —
NETWORK AT NOON
Come join the fun!! Network At Noon is a great way to network and get to know your fellow Chamber members. The next Network At Noon will be Thursday, May 21st from 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the ICCC Board Room in the Administration Building. This month Jim Kersten will be giving a legislative update and ICCC will be catering. The cost is $8.00 per person to cover the cost of the meal. Please contact the Chamber office at… Continue
Added by Bill Grady on May 14, 2009 at 5:40pm —
Chrysler LLC is seeking to immediately drop 22 Iowa dealers from its retail network, according to documents filed on Thursday with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Manhattan.
According to a statement filed in court by Chrysler's director of dealer operations, the car manufacturer needs to streamline the dealer network so that the company "can begin implementing efficiencies, marketing strategies, production plans and model changes" that will… Continue
Added by Bill Grady on May 14, 2009 at 11:30am —