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Fort Dodge is a city and county seat
County seat
A county seat is an administrative center, or seat of government, for a county or civil parish. The term is primarily used in the United States....

 of Webster County
Webster County, Iowa
-2010 census:The 2010 census recorded a population of 38,013 in the county, with a population density of . There were 17,035 housing units, of which 15,580 were occupied.-2000 census:...

, Iowa, United States, along the Des Moines River
Des Moines River
The Des Moines River is a tributary river of the Mississippi River, approximately long to its farther headwaters, in the upper Midwestern United States...

. The population was 25,206 in the 2010 census, an increase from 25,136 in the 2000 census. Fort Dodge is a major commercial center for North Central and Northwest Iowa. It is located on U.S. Routes 20
U.S. Route 20
U.S. Route 20 is an east–west United States highway. As the "0" in its route number implies, US 20 is a coast-to-coast route. Spanning , it is the longest road in the United States, and the route sparsely parallels Interstate 90...

 and 169
U.S. Route 169
U.S. Route 169 currently runs for 966 miles from the city of Virginia, Minnesota to Tulsa, Oklahoma at U.S. Route 64.-Oklahoma:U.S. Highway 169 is a major south–north highway spanning in Oklahoma. The southern terminus for US-169 is Memorial Drive...

.

History



Fort Dodge traces its beginnings to 1850 when soldiers from the United States Army
United States Army
The United States Army is the main branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for land-based military operations. It is the largest and oldest established branch of the U.S. military, and is one of seven U.S. uniformed services...

 erected a fort at the junction of the Des Moines River
Des Moines River
The Des Moines River is a tributary river of the Mississippi River, approximately long to its farther headwaters, in the upper Midwestern United States...

 and Lizard Creek. It was named after Henry Dodge
Henry Dodge
Henry Dodge was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate, Territorial Governor of Wisconsin and a veteran of the Black Hawk War. His son was Augustus C. Dodge with whom he served in the U.S. Senate, the first, and so far only, father-son pair to serve concurrently....

, a U.S. senator
United States Senate
The United States Senate is the upper house of the bicameral legislature of the United States, and together with the United States House of Representatives comprises the United States Congress. The composition and powers of the Senate are established in Article One of the U.S. Constitution. Each...

 from Wisconsin
Wisconsin
Wisconsin is a U.S. state located in the north-central United States and is part of the Midwest. It is bordered by Minnesota to the west, Iowa to the southwest, Illinois to the south, Lake Michigan to the east, Michigan to the northeast, and Lake Superior to the north. Wisconsin's capital is...

.

The fort was abandoned in 1853 and the next year William Willams, a civilian storekeeper in Fort Dodge, purchased the land and buildings of the old fort. The town of Fort Dodge was founded in 1869. In 1872 the long and continuing history of gypsum
Gypsum
Gypsum is a very soft sulfate mineral composed of calcium sulfate dihydrate, with the chemical formula CaSO4·2H2O. It is found in alabaster, a decorative stone used in Ancient Egypt. It is the second softest mineral on the Mohs Hardness Scale...

 production in Iowa started when George Ringland, Webb Vincent, and Stillman T. Meservey formed the Fort Dodge Plaster Mills to mine, grind, and preparing gypsum for commercial use. The Company constructed the first gypsum mill west of the Mississippi River
Mississippi River
The Mississippi River is the largest river system in North America. Flowing entirely in the United States, this river rises in western Minnesota and meanders slowly southwards for to the Mississippi River Delta at the Gulf of Mexico. With its many tributaries, the Mississippi's watershed drains...

, at the head of what is now Gypsum Creek.

Geography


Fort Dodge's longitude and latitude coordinates
in decimal form are 42.506803, −94.180271.
The city is located on the Des Moines River
Des Moines River
The Des Moines River is a tributary river of the Mississippi River, approximately long to its farther headwaters, in the upper Midwestern United States...

.

According to the United States Census Bureau
United States Census Bureau
The United States Census Bureau is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census. It also gathers other national demographic and economic data...

, the city has a total area of 14.8 square miles (38.3 km²), of which, 14.6 square miles (37.8 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square mile (0.776996433 km²) of it (1.89%) is water.

Demographics



2010 census


The 2010 census recorded a population of 25,206 in the city, with a population density of . There were 11,215 housing units, of which 10,275 were occupied.

2000 census


As of the census of 2000, there were 25,136 people, 10,470 households, and 6,376 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,726.1 people per square mile (666.6/km²). There were 11,168 housing units at an average density of 766.9 per square mile (296.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.47% White, 3.79% African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.85% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.30% from other races
Race (United States Census)
Race and ethnicity in the United States Census, as defined by the Federal Office of Management and Budget and the United States Census Bureau, are self-identification data items in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify, and indicate whether or not they are...

, and 1.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.94% of the population.

There were 10,470 households out of which 29.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.9% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.1% were non-families. 33.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.94.

Population spread: 24.3% under the age of 18, 10.7% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 18.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 90.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $33,361, and the median income for a family was $42,555. Males had a median income of $31,253 versus $23,360 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,018. About 7.7% of families and 11.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.2% of those under age 18 and 7.2% of those age 65 or over.

Economy


The major industries of Fort Dodge are gypsum
Gypsum
Gypsum is a very soft sulfate mineral composed of calcium sulfate dihydrate, with the chemical formula CaSO4·2H2O. It is found in alabaster, a decorative stone used in Ancient Egypt. It is the second softest mineral on the Mohs Hardness Scale...

 and limestone
Limestone
Limestone is a sedimentary rock composed largely of the minerals calcite and aragonite, which are different crystal forms of calcium carbonate . Many limestones are composed from skeletal fragments of marine organisms such as coral or foraminifera....

 mining, drywall
Drywall
Drywall, also known as plasterboard, wallboard or gypsum board is a panel made of gypsum plaster pressed between two thick sheets of paper...

 manufacturing, trucking, the manufacture of veterinary pharmaceuticals and vaccine
Vaccine
A vaccine is a biological preparation that improves immunity to a particular disease. A vaccine typically contains an agent that resembles a disease-causing microorganism, and is often made from weakened or killed forms of the microbe or its toxins...

s, and retail.

Gypsum rock is processed into drywall and plaster products at several Fort Dodge manufacturing facilities. Drywall was patented by a Fort Dodge resident, and the gypsum used to create the Cardiff Giant
Cardiff Giant
The Cardiff Giant was one of the most famous hoaxes in United States history. It was a tall purported "petrified man" uncovered on October 16, 1869 by workers digging a well behind the barn of William C. "Stub" Newell in Cardiff, New York. Both it and an unauthorized copy made by P.T...

 hoax
Hoax
A hoax is a deliberately fabricated falsehood made to masquerade as truth. It is distinguishable from errors in observation or judgment, or rumors, urban legends, pseudosciences or April Fools' Day events that are passed along in good faith by believers or as jokes.-Definition:The British...

 of the late 19th century was mined at Fort Dodge. Currently National Gypsum Company
National Gypsum Company
National Gypsum Company is a company based in Charlotte, NC, well known for drywall gypsum boards in the US. It has 21 gypsum board plants in the US and is presenting itself as a fully integrated building products manufacturer. It is a private company, incorporated as New NGC, Inc. in 1993...

, Georgia Pacific Corporation, Celotex Corporation, and the United States Gypsum Company operate gypsum facilities in and around Fort dodge.

Fort Dodge is the home of Fort Dodge Animal Health (a division of Boehringer Ingelheim), a major producer of pharmaceuticals and vaccine
Vaccine
A vaccine is a biological preparation that improves immunity to a particular disease. A vaccine typically contains an agent that resembles a disease-causing microorganism, and is often made from weakened or killed forms of the microbe or its toxins...

s for veterinarian
Veterinarian
A veterinary physician, colloquially called a vet, shortened from veterinarian or veterinary surgeon , is a professional who treats disease, disorder and injury in animals....

 use, the company's headquarters were moved from Fort Dodge to Overland Park, Kansas
Kansas
Kansas is a US state located in the Midwestern United States. It is named after the Kansas River which flows through it, which in turn was named after the Kansa Native American tribe, which inhabited the area. The tribe's name is often said to mean "people of the wind" or "people of the south...

 in 1995. Two of the company's three USA manufacturing plants are located in Fort Dodge.

At least three major national trucking companies (primarily flatbed carriers serving the drywall industry) are based out of Fort Dodge.

Fort Dodge serves as a retail center for North-Central Iowa.

The Fort Dodge Correctional Facility, 1,250-bed medium security state prison, opened in 1998.

For most of the 20th century, meatpacking was a major industry in Fort Dodge. The last two large meatpacking plants (owned by Iowa Beef Processors and Hormel
Hormel
Hormel Foods Corporation is a food company based in southeastern Minnesota , perhaps best known as the producer of Spam luncheon meat. The company was founded as George A. Hormel & Company in Austin, Minnesota, U.S., by George A. Hormel in 1891. The company changed its name to Hormel Foods...

) closed during the 1980s. One of the laboratories of Fort Dodge Animal Health was built on the site of a former Hormel processing plant.

Arts and cultural


The Fort Museum and Frontier Village is located on the southeast edge of Fort Dodge. It is a full scale recreation of a military outpost on the prairie from the 19th century. It also features a recreated village from the same time period. Additionally, The Fort Museum has a replica of the Cardiff Giant
Cardiff Giant
The Cardiff Giant was one of the most famous hoaxes in United States history. It was a tall purported "petrified man" uncovered on October 16, 1869 by workers digging a well behind the barn of William C. "Stub" Newell in Cardiff, New York. Both it and an unauthorized copy made by P.T...

, which was a fossilized giant humanoid "discovered" at Cardiff, New York
Cardiff, New York
Cardiff, New York is a small hamlet in Onondaga County, New York, located south of Syracuse. It was the site of the William C. "Stub" Newell farm where the "Cardiff Giant", a famous hoax, was "discovered" on October 16, 1869....

. The Cardiff Giant was later proved to be a hoax, sculpted from gypsum
Gypsum
Gypsum is a very soft sulfate mineral composed of calcium sulfate dihydrate, with the chemical formula CaSO4·2H2O. It is found in alabaster, a decorative stone used in Ancient Egypt. It is the second softest mineral on the Mohs Hardness Scale...

 mined at Fort Dodge. A "Frontier Days" event is held every year. It features a parade down Central Avenue, a buckskinner camp, and live entertainment. 2009 marks the 35th year of the event, with festivities taking place on June 5 and 6.

The Blanden Memorial Art Museum, the first public museum of art in the state of Iowa, is located in the historic Oak Hill district of Fort Dodge. The Blanden, opened June 5, 1932, is renowned as one of the finest small museums in the nation for its extensive permanent collection as well as popular touring exhibits.

The Fort Dodge municipal band is the Karl King Band, named after well-known composer Karl L. King, who was the leader of the municipal band for fifty years before his death in 1971. Several local landmarks are named after Karl King, including the bandshell at Oleson Park, a memorial statue in front of the Fort Dodge Public Library, and a bridge over the Des Moines River
Des Moines River
The Des Moines River is a tributary river of the Mississippi River, approximately long to its farther headwaters, in the upper Midwestern United States...

.

Hawkeye Community Theatre, one of the longest continually running theatre organizations in the state, is located on 521 North 12th Street. It is housed in a century old classic building converted for live theatre performances, and seats 220. HCT puts on six full length productions a year of varied genre.

Parks and recreation


Oleson Park boasts a small zoo
Zoo
A zoological garden, zoological park, menagerie, or zoo is a facility in which animals are confined within enclosures, displayed to the public, and in which they may also be bred....

 featuring a small population of albino white tailed deer and other animals. Oleson Park also has woods and hiking trails. The town's recently restored band shell is located here.

Snell-Crawford Park (located at Williams Drive and 12th Avenue North) is a local favorite for weekend recreation. It has a disc golf course, three sand volleyball courts, a jogging/walking/bicycling trail, picnic tables, and grills. Soldier Creek runs through the park.

Rosedale Rapids, the city's new multi-million dollar aquatic center, opened north of the roundabout
Roundabout
A roundabout is the name for a road junction in which traffic moves in one direction around a central island. The word dates from the early 20th century. Roundabouts are common in many countries around the world...

 intersection of 10th Avenue North and North 32nd Street in July 2010. The aquatic center features swimming pools, water slides, and a lazy river
Lazy river
A lazy river is a water ride found in many amusement parks or water parks. They are also found at some resorts and recreation centers. It usually consists of shallow pool that flows similarly to a river....

.

John F. Kennedy Park is the nearest camping
Camping
Camping is an outdoor recreational activity. The participants leave urban areas, their home region, or civilization and enjoy nature while spending one or several nights outdoors, usually at a campsite. Camping may involve the use of a tent, caravan, motorhome, cabin, a primitive structure, or no...

 facility to Fort Dodge. It has a large campground, a lake with a swimming beach, a playground, and hiking trails. Lakeside Municipal Golf Course, an 18-hole course, is located here.

The 300 acres (1.2 km²) Gypsum City Off-Highway Vehicle Park opened to the public on July 6, 2006. The park is located on abandoned gypsum mines. Plans are in place for the park to be expanded to as much as 1500 acres (6.1 km²) in the future.

Fort Dodge is a top tubing destination in the state, offering the swift and clear waters of Lizard Creek
Lizard Creek
Lizard Creek is a tributary of the Lehigh River in Schuylkill and Carbon counties, Pennsylvania in the United States.Lizard Creek joins the Lehigh River near the borough of Bowmanstown.-References:...

, solitude on the Des Moines River
Des Moines River
The Des Moines River is a tributary river of the Mississippi River, approximately long to its farther headwaters, in the upper Midwestern United States...

 from Fort Dodge to the Dolliver Memorial State Park
Dolliver Memorial State Park
Dolliver Memorial State Park is a state park of Iowa, USA, featuring high bluffs and deep ravines on the Des Moines River. The park is located south of Fort Dodge and northwest of Lehigh.-Geography:...

, and the nearby lake at Brushy Creek.

The Fort Dodge Country Club par 71 golf course is one of Iowa's top courses.

Woodman Hollow State Preserve
Woodman Hollow State Preserve
Woodman Hollow State Preserve is located in Webster County, Iowa, miles southeast of Fort Dodge and northwest of Lehigh. The preserve is a satellite area of Dolliver Memorial State Park, located 2 miles to the south...

 lies roughly 7 miles southeast of Fort Dodge.

Education


Fort Dodge is the home to the central campus of Iowa Central Community College
Iowa Central Community College
Iowa Central Community College is a community college located in Fort Dodge, Iowa, United States, with satellite campuses in Webster City and Storm Lake. It was created in 1966 by the merger of Fort Dodge Community College with two other nearby schools....

.

Fort Dodge is served by the Fort Dodge Community School District. The public school system includes Fort Dodge Senior High School (9–12), Phillips Middle School (Fort Dodge, Iowa)
Phillips Middle School (Fort Dodge, Iowa)
Phillips Middle School is a Junior High located on the north side of Fort Dodge, Iowa. Originally the town's high school, Phillips Middle School was constructed in 1922 with additions completed in 1948 and 1979. When the current high school was built in 1958, Phillips became known as North Junior...

 (PMS) (7–8), Fair Oaks (5–6), and several elementary schools.

Private schools in Fort Dodge include St. Edmond (Preschool-12), Community Christian School (pre-K −8), St Paul Lutheran (Preschool-8), and Harvest Baptist School (7–12)

Fort Dodge has been the location of Iowa High School Athletic Association championship events. Currently, the cross country championships are held at John F. Kennedy Park north of the town. Fort Dodge also hosts the Iowa girls' softball championship tournament at Harlan Rogers Park.

Media


AM radio stations
  • 540 KWMT (Three Eagles Communications, news/country/farm) 5 kW day/.2 kW night
  • 1400 KVFD (Three Eagles Communications, news/talk/sports/oldies) – 1 kW


FM radio stations
  • 88.1 KICB
    KICB
    KICB is a non-commercial radio station that serves the Fort Dodge, Iowa area. The station broadcasts an Alternative format. KICB is licensed to Iowa Central Community College....

     (Iowa Central Community College Broadcasting, "88.1 The Point", alternative rock) – 0.2 kW
  • 91.1 KTPR-FM (Iowa State University/WOI Radio Group, NPR) 100 kW
  • 92.1 KZLB (Three Eagles Communications, "The Blaze", Hard Rock Music) – 6 kW
  • 94.5 KKEZ
    KKEZ
    KKEZ is a radio station from Fort Dodge, Iowa with a Hot Adult Contemporary format. The station is programmed by Bobby Knight.-History:...

     (Three Eagles Communications, "Mix 94.5", Adult Contemporary) – 100 kW
  • 96.9 KIAQ
    KIAQ
    KIAQ is a commercial radio station that serves the Fort Dodge, Iowa area. The station broadcasts a Country format. KIAQ is licensed to Three Eagles of Fort Dodge, Inc which is owned by Three Eagles Communications, Inc.-History:...

     (Three Eagles Communications, "Hot Country K97", Country) – 100 kW
  • 99.7 KXFT
    KXFT
    KXFT is a radio station broadcasting a Adult Contemporary format. Licensed to Manson, Iowa, USA, the station serves Fort Dodge, Iowa. The station is currently owned by Three Eagles Communications.-History:...

     (Three Eagles Communications, "Sunny 99.7", Adult Contemporary) – 25 kW
  • 105.9 KTLB
    KTLB
    KTLB is a radio station that broadcasts from Fort Dodge, Iowa with a Classic Hits format. The station is owned by Three Eagles Communications and is a Bob and Tom Show affiliate.-External links:*...

     (Three Eagles Communications, "The Eagle", Classic Rock) – 25 kW


Broadcast television stations
  • KTIN 21, local PBS
    Public Broadcasting Service
    The Public Broadcasting Service is an American non-profit public broadcasting television network with 354 member TV stations in the United States which hold collective ownership. Its headquarters is in Arlington, Virginia....

     member station, Iowa Public Television
    Iowa Public Television
    Iowa Public Television is a state network of Public Broadcasting Service member non-commercial educational Public television stations in the state of Iowa. A member of the PBS, it is owned by the Iowa Public Broadcasting Board, an agency of the state education department which holds the licenses...

     network member.
  • A commercial TV station, last known as KVFD-TV
    KVFD-TV
    KQTV, later renamed KVFD-TV, was a television station in Fort Dodge, Iowa, which operated from November 23, 1953 to May 4, 1977.Edward J. Breen, a Fort Dodge attorney and former Democratic state legislator, owned KVFD radio and bought KQTV Channel 21 in 1953...

    , operated from 1953 to 1977.


Print
  • Fort Dodge Messenger, daily newspaper


Internet

Transportation


U.S. Highway 20 bypasses Fort Dodge to the south, and U.S. 169 skirts the west side of the city; both highways have business routes through town. Iowa Highway 7 has its terminus at the northwest edge of the city.

The Fort Dodge Regional Airport
Fort Dodge Regional Airport
Fort Dodge Regional Airport is a public airport located three miles north of the central business district of Fort Dodge, a city in Webster County, Iowa, USA. The airport covers and has two runways. It is mostly used for general aviation, but is also served by one commercial airline. Mesaba...

 is located north of town. It is primarily a general aviation airport, but it does have commercial links from Delta Air Lines.

Jefferson Bus lines serves Fort Dodge with a link to Williams.

Notable people


  • Lew Anderson
    Lew Anderson
    Lewis Burr Anderson was an American actor and musician, most famous for being the third and final actor to portray Clarabell the Clown on Howdy Doody between 1954 and 1960...

     (1922–2006) last Clarabell the Clown
    Clarabell the Clown
    Clarabell the Clown was the mute partner of Howdy Doody.Three actors played Clarabell. The first was Bob Keeshan, who later became Captain Kangaroo. Keeshan was succeeded by Robert "Nick" Nicholson, who also played the character of J. Cornelius Cobb on The Howdy Doody Show. Lew Anderson was the...

     on Howdy Doody
    Howdy Doody
    Howdy Doody is an American children's television program that was created and produced by E. Roger Muir and telecast on NBC in the United States from 1947 until 1960. It was a pioneer in children's television programming and set the pattern for many similar shows...

  • Samuel Z. Arkoff
    Samuel Z. Arkoff
    Samuel Zachary Arkoff was an American producer of B movies.-Life and career:Born in Fort Dodge, Iowa to a Russian Jewish family, Arkoff first studied to be a lawyer. Along with business partner James H. Nicholson and producer-director Roger Corman, he produced eighteen films...

    , B movie
    B movie
    A B movie is a low-budget commercial motion picture that is not definitively an arthouse or pornographic film. In its original usage, during the Golden Age of Hollywood, the term more precisely identified a film intended for distribution as the less-publicized, bottom half of a double feature....

     producer
  • Scott Bloomquist
    Scott Bloomquist
    Scott Bloomquist is a nationally touring dirt late model race car driver in the United States. Bloomquist was born in Fort Dodge, Iowa. He was inducted in the National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame in its second class in 2002....

    , race car driver
  • Holm O. Bursum
    Holm O. Bursum
    Holm Olaf Bursum was a politician from the U.S. state of New Mexico, whose activities were instrumental for gaining statehood under the Taft Administration and later served as United States Senator from New Mexico....

    , politician for the state of New Mexico
    New Mexico
    New Mexico is a state located in the southwest and western regions of the United States. New Mexico is also usually considered one of the Mountain States. With a population density of 16 per square mile, New Mexico is the sixth-most sparsely inhabited U.S...

  • Nick Collison
    Nick Collison
    Nicholas John Collison is an American professional basketball player, currently a power forward for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the NBA, and well known in basketball circles for his accomplishments at the University of Kansas.- Early life and high school career :Nick Collison was born in Orange...

    , professional basketball player
  • Marvin Cone
    Marvin Cone
    Marvin Dorwart Cone was an American painter in the regionalist style.He was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and lived there most of his life. He graduated from Washington High School in 1910. Cone attended college and traveled to Paris with his contemporary and high-school friend, Grant Wood...

    , painter
  • Gene Elston
    Gene Elston
    Gene Elston is a former Major League Baseball broadcaster, primarily with the Houston Astros.-Early life and career:A native of Fort Dodge, Iowa. Elston's first job in announcing was high school basketball in 1941. From there he progressed to minor league baseball starting in 1946...

    , sportscaster and Baseball Hall of Fame honoree
  • Nate Erdmann
    Nate Erdmann
    Nate Erdmann is a 6-5 American former NBA player.He attended the University of Oklahoma. He was selected by the Utah Jazz with the 57th pick in the 1997 NBA Draft as a shooting guard. Erdmann was cut by the Jazz in the Summer League, having not played in a single regular-season game...

    , professional basketball player
  • Lou Fiene
    Lou Fiene
    Louis Henry Fiene was a pitcher in Major League Baseball. He played for the Chicago White Sox from 1906 to 1909.-Biography:...

     (1884–1964) Major League Baseball
    Major League Baseball
    Major League Baseball is the highest level of professional baseball in the United States and Canada, consisting of teams that play in the National League and the American League...

     pitcher
  • Robert Garrison
    Robert Garrison
    Robert Garrison was an American sculptor . He was born in Fort Dodge, Iowa.Garrison studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia and with Gutzon Borglum...

    , sculptor
  • Corita Kent
    Corita Kent
    Corita Kent , aka Sister Mary Corita Kent, was born Frances Elizabeth Kent in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Kent was an artist and an educator who worked in Los Angeles and Boston. She worked almost exclusively with silkscreen and serigraphy, helping to establish it as a fine art medium...

    , artist, social activist and nun
    Nun
    A nun is a woman who has taken vows committing her to live a spiritual life. She may be an ascetic who voluntarily chooses to leave mainstream society and live her life in prayer and contemplation in a monastery or convent...

  • William S. Kenyon, U.S. senator and federal appeals court judge
  • Karl King
    Karl King
    Karl L. King was a United States march music bandmaster and composer. He is best known as the composer of Barnum and Bailey's Favorite.-Biography:...

    , conductor
  • Bill Koll
    Bill Koll
    Bill Koll was an American wrestler at Iowa State Teachers College and wrestling coach, most notably at his alma mater and at Penn State University...

     (1923–2003) NCAA Champion, Wrestlng Hall of Fame member
  • Lisa Koll (born 1987), NCAA record holder in 10,000 metres
  • Mitch Krebs
    Mitch Krebs
    Mitch Krebs was the co-anchor of the 6:00pm and 10:00pm news at KSFY-TV in Sioux Falls, South Dakota until February 1, 2007.-Biography:Mitch Krebs was born in Fort Dodge, Iowa. He grew up in Austin, Minnesota and attended the University of Minnesota. In 1996, Krebs joined the news team at KSFY-TV...

    , news anchor
  • Richard D. McCormick
    Richard D. McCormick
    Richard David McCormick is chairman emeritus of US West, Inc.. He is served as CEO of US West from 1990 to 1998. He is also a director of Wells Fargo & Company and an honorary chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce....

    , director of Wells Fargo & Company
  • Daniel Rhodes
    Daniel Rhodes
    Daniel Rhodes was an American ceramic artist, sculptor, author and educator. During the twenty-five years that he was on the faculty at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, in Alfred, New York , he built an international reputation as a potter, sculptor and authority on...

    , ceramic artist and author
  • Robert Schliske
    Robert Schliske
    Robert Paul Edward Schliske, I , was a founder of Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne and a former Republican member of the Wyoming House of Representatives. He served in the House from 1971-1975 during the administration of Republican Governor Stanley K...

     (1924–2007), member of the Wyoming House of Representatives
    Wyoming House of Representatives
    The Wyoming House of Representatives is the lower house of the Wyoming State Legislature. There are 60 Representatives in the House, representing an equal amount of single-member constituent districts across the state, each with a population of at least 9,000. The House convenes at the Wyoming...

     from 1971–1975
  • Jeff Struecker
    Jeff Struecker
    Jeff Struecker is an author and former U.S. Army Ranger who was involved in the Battle of Mogadishu in 1993. He also participated in the 1989 invasion of Panama and in Kuwait during Operation Desert Storm...

    , U.S Army chaplain and author
  • Bill Tilghman
    Bill Tilghman
    William Matthew "Bill" Tilghman was a lawman in the American Old West.-Early life :Bill Tilghman was born in Fort Dodge, Iowa, on July 4, 1854. He became a buffalo hunter at age 15 and claimed he killed over 1000 bison over his five years of activity...

    , lawman and gunslinger
    Gunslinger
    Gunfighter, also gunslinger , is a 20th century word, used in cinema or literature, referring to men in the American Old West who had gained a reputation as being dangerous with a gun...

  • Don Ultang
    Don Ultang
    Don Ultang was an American Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer.Born in Fort Dodge, Iowa on March 23, 1917, Ultang was raised in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He attended the University of Iowa, earning a degree in economics in 1939. Shortly after his graduation from college, he was hired by the Des Moines...

    , Pulitzer Prize
    Pulitzer Prize
    The Pulitzer Prize is a U.S. award for achievements in newspaper and online journalism, literature and musical composition. It was established by American publisher Joseph Pulitzer and is administered by Columbia University in New York City...

    -winning photographer
  • Betsy Warland
    Betsy Warland
    Betsy Warland is a Canadian writer and poet.- Life :Betsy Warland obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Art and Education at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, Warland studied at Pennsylvania's State College before immigrating to Canada in 1972. In 1975, she initiated the Toronto Women's Writing...

    , poet and writer
  • Dale Warland
    Dale Warland
    Dale Warland is an American conductor, composer, founder of the Grammy-nominated Dale Warland Singers, scholar, teacher, choral consultant, and renowned champion of contemporary choral composers.-Professional Biography :...

    , choral conductor and clinician
  • Kevin Wickander
    Kevin Wickander
    Kevin Dean Wickander is an American former Major League Baseball player. A pitcher, Wickander played for the Cleveland Indians, Cincinnati Reds, Milwaukee Brewers, and Detroit Tigers from to .-External links:...

    , MLB player

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