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08/15/2019 - 11:29am

Many kids spend the dog days of summer jumping into the swimming pool, riding their bikes, hanging out with friends, and playing video games. But a group of Eagle Grove youth gave up some of this free time recently in order to make a difference in our community.

Last week, members of the Eagle Grove Boy Scouts Troop 1059 volunteered to help paint houses in Eagle Grove. It all began with...

07/25/2019 - 1:46pm
Every cook knows the secret ingredient to any homemade meal that makes it taste so great is love. Since Jacki (Umthun) Thompson couldn’t put her mother’s love in a bottle and put it in her spice rack, she did the next best thing - she preserved her recipes by publishing a family recipe book. It all began in January of 2014 when...
07/19/2019 - 12:21pm
Fort Dodge resident Lynn Anderson does around eight to 10 county fairs a year with his chainsaw artist skills, but admits to especially liking the Wright County Fair as he returned for his third appearance this year. “I have family in the area, and they have shown livestock for years,” said Anderson, who is the manager of a grain...
07/19/2019 - 12:16pm
I’ve been covering the Wright County Fair for 18 years now and the one thing I’ve noticed is that it’s not just for the people of Wright County. People come from near and far to enjoy our great fair. A couple of years ago I met two longtime friends who lived in North Carolina. Jane Thul (who had lived in Eagle Grove for 40 years...
07/10/2019 - 3:39pm
Isn’t it intriguing...the sights, sounds, and smells that can trigger a memory? For several Rotary Senior Living residents, it was something as simple as aprons that brought the thoughts of days gone by flooding back. The memories were thanks to the presentation of Sheila Craig, originally from Decorah, Iowa, who showed off her collection of...
07/10/2019 - 3:35pm
There are a lot of optimistic things happening in and around Eagle Grove as of late. The community has seen growth, as is evident by our increased school enrollment this past year. That trend is expected to continue as more families move to the area for jobs. It’s good for the town, good for other existing businesses, and good for future...
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