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Iowa Severe Weather Awareness Week 2023 - Are You Weather Ready?

The National Weather Service, Iowa Homeland Security, FEMA, and emergency management agencies around Iowa have designated March 27-31, 2023 as Severe Weather Awareness Week in Iowa.

Fueling Change

Hands-Free Bill Gains Traction after Harcourt Family’s Tragic Testimonial

By Courtney Sogard

Special to the Leader

Which seniors survived?

Southeast Valley held their yearly senior survivor challenge.

By Jubilee Cunigan

Early registration going on now for Live Health Iowa 5K in Fort Dodge

It's time to start thinking about spring events! Early registration is going on now for the Community Health Center of Fort Dodge Live Healthy Iowa 5K. This year's event will be held on Saturday, April 15 and will begin and end at Rosedale Rapids Aquatic Center.

Applications open for DNR Underserved Farmer-to-Farmer subawards

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is ready to accept applications for


Des Moines - Although Irish in its roots, St. Patrick’s Day is most widely celebrated in the United States. To help keep Iowa’s roads safe, the Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau is partnering with local law enforcement March 11-19, to spread the message about the dangers of impaired driving.

Perfect Pie Baking Class

DES MOINES -- Perfect your pie baking skills with a Pie Basics Baking Class in The Kitchen on the Iowa State Fairgrounds on March 19. Dianna Sheehy has entered Iowa State Fair food competitions since 1975 and has been a judge for the past 15 years. In 1989, Dianna received second place in the Crisco National Pie Championships representing Iowa.

Register for ServSafe® Food Safety Certification Class to be held April 3 in Fort Dodge

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Webster County will be hosting a ServSafe® food safety certification class in Fort Dodge on April 3. Holly VanHeel, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Human Sciences Specialist, Food & Health, will be teaching the class. VanHeel has been a ServSafe® instructor since 2010 and has trained over 2,000 food service professionals in ServSafe®.

Dayton: A Call to Our Community

By: Chris C. Nelson, Publisher/Owner

Community is important. It’s why I got into small town newspapers. It’s the stories. The people. The traditions.
The very same ideals that make a community great can also be what brings it challenges.

For example: change. While folks are eager to experience improvements or growth, the period between the start of something great and the end result, well, it’s challenging.

Southeast Valley Jaguars compete in Individual Speech competition

By Jubilee Cuningham

Special to the Leader

Southeast Valley's Individual Speech team competed in their district contest this last Saturday, February 25 at Carroll-Kuemper High School!

Dayton Community Club- Showing up for the community, every day.

By Courtney Sogard

Special to the Leader

The Dayton Community Club met on February 21 at the community center to go over some upcoming community events.

Rough Winter for Dayton Leaders

By Anna Stephenson

Special to the Leader

Due to a storm approaching, Decembers Meeting was dismissed early.

We had a wonderful meal Mini MeatLoafs, Baked Potatoes, Green Bean Casserole. We also had time for a White Elephant Gift Exchange and a cookie exchange before we said 'Good-by' for the year.

Storyteller, Darrin Crow has done it again!

By Courtney Sogard

Special to the Leader

Black Bass catch and release regulations on upper boundary of the Middle Raccoon River moved upstream

The Lenon Mills Dam has served as the upper boundary to the Black Bass, both smallmouth and largemouth bass, catch and release regulation in the Middle Raccoon River since it was established more than 35 years ago.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is moving the boundary 1.5 miles upstream to the Lake Panorama dam. This move will provide a more definitive boundary.

Still time to order tree and shrub seedlings

AMES - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) State Forest Nursery offers spring delivery in April and May for hardwood, conifer and shrub seedlings. Customers can choose to have their order shipped or they can pick it up at the State Forest Nursery in Ames.

Maren Morris and Lindsey Stirling Announced

Homemakers Furniture Grandstand Concert Series - Kum & Go Stage, Iowa State Fair Grandstand

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