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4th Street Depot


515.955.2277 Rick & Helen Thompson - Owner Hours: M-TH 3-12, Fri 3-2, Sat Noon-2, Sun 11-7

hy are you most proud of your business?


The building that houses 4th Street Depot Bar & Grill has been a restaurant & bar since the 1930’s. It’s one of only two triangular buildings in Fort Dodge….the other being the glove factory. Our place is full of history from the vintage train décor to the tiled floors.

Da ily Food a nd Drink Specia ls!!


We have always been a “blue collar” bar welcoming the hard working people from the area with a variety of excellent food & cold beverages. For entertainment we have pool, darts, trivia machines, and a juke box. In warmer weather, customers can enjoy the outdoor patio area. 4th Street Depot has always been a place where many can socialize in a relaxed atmosphere.


W EEDD N EESD S D AYS: AY S: W ings & W ontons


Everything starts with good people. We know the parents and sometimes even the grandparents of our employees and patrons.

2fers 2pm -6pm

4th Street Depot is family and community. We enjoy giving back to our community by participating in local fundraisers and sponsoring various sports teams. We take the most pride in hosting the Annual Golf Tournament for Upper Des Moines Opportunity. We have raised over $50,000 to date that has helped people in our own community. As parents & grandparents, we are excited about Fort Dodge. There are many positive things happening here that make a bright future for our town and as a local business owners, we are proud to be a part of that future. We are proud of our business in many ways; our building’s history, what we offer our customers, our community involvement and our part in the future!


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300 South 4th Street

955-2277 (BARR) • Sunday, July 7, 2013

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A-1 Home Healthcare


515.955.8500 Rose Lind - President Connie Lind-Fraher - Vice President Hours: M-F 9am-5:30pm; Sat 9am-Noon

Serving Fort Dodge

& the Surrounding Communities for 34 years Free Delivery, Setup & Instruction for all medical equipment **24 Hour Emergency Service**

Rentals  Sales  Service

hat makes your business special?


A-1 Home Healthcare is proud to be family owned and operated. We have been part of the community for 34 years. Many of our employees have been with us through decades, and provide our customers many years of experience and knowledge. Decisions are made through involvement of our knowledgeable staff with your medical needs in mind. A-1 also has branch stores in Des Moines, and Cedar Rapids. Our corporate office is located in downtown Fort Dodge. A-1 Home Healthcare offers respiratory equipment including oxygen, nebulizers, and sleep apnea equipment. We have hospital beds, seat lift chairs, ostomy, urological and incontinent supplies. A-1 carries wound care supplies and post-mastectomy prosthesis and bras. A-1 Home Healthcare has Breast Pumps, Bili Blankets, wheelchairs, walkers, and canes. We also now carry uniforms!

• Uniforms •Lift Chairs • Scooters Celebrating • Oxygen Our 34th • Walkers Anniversary • Commodes • Wheelchairs • Hospital Beds • Ostomy Supplies • Respiratory Equipment • Mastectomy Supplies

Our showroom offers customers the chance to see merchandise first hand. Many items may be available for rental. A-1 Home Healthcare is Medicare and Medicaid certified and accredited by the Joint Commission of Health Care Organizations. A-1 Home Healthcare… …... Equipment and supplies provided to special people by professionals who care…….

118 S 25th St • Fort Dodge, IA 50501 515-955-8500 • 800-383-8500

Locally Owned Since 1979 JCAHO Accredited • Sunday, July 7, 2013


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Amigo’s Bar & Grill


tomers but as friends. We have to also mention our staff whose dedication and hard work every day that they are here, makes Amigos a special place to visit. It’s not easy taking care of the amount of customers that they do and with a smile even! From Customers to Staff, we have the BEST of both.

515.576.0142 Owner: Mark Campbell


hat makes your business special? There are so many things that make Amigos special, from the people to the location to the events. People make Amigos special. We have very loyal patrons, who we think of not just as cus-

some great food & refreshing beverages with friends. Amigos Bar & Grill hosts many events throughout the year. These events include volleyball tournaments, Bike Nights (every Wednesday April through September), live music, and fund raisers for many charitable causes.

Our location, next to the Des Stop by Amigos for the great Moines River, allows our cusfood & cold beverages, and stay tomers to enjoy a beautiful view for the fun! from our deck, as they have


2012 Readers Choice • best guy’s night out • best bar • best bike night • best patio bar

• Bike Night • Volleyball 4.

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280 N. 1st St •576-0142 • Sunday, July 7, 2013

• Live Entertainment • Daily Lunch Specials

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Atlas Kitchen & Bath


515.955.5868 Email: Owner: Phil Stephenson, CKD Hours: 9am-5pm Monday through Friday


hat surprises your customers about your business? People are often surprised to learn that we offer three very affordable lines of cabinetry to fit every budget – from highest quality to best value. We have very low overhead costs and we pass those savings along to our customers in the form of lower prices. Customers are pleasantly surprised that we are also able to take the stress out of remodeling. Our kitchen remodels are on time and typically take only one and one-half weeks from start to finish!

At Atlas Kitchen and Bath Center we pay close attention to detail, asking our clients for their input as we go, so the finished product is exactly what they envisioned. We offer service after the job is completed for even the most minute adjustments. We have design service available to those who are interested in a design only from a Certified Kitchen Designer. What’s not surprising? We have very happy customers!

Phil D. Stephenson, C.K.D.

1903 1st Ave. South Fort Dodge, IA 515-955-5868 w w w. a t l a s k i t c h e n . c o m • Sunday, July 7, 2013


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Calisesi Chiropractic Clinic


acupuncture, A.R.T. (for soft tissue • Our office staff is friendly and happy conditions), physio-therapeutic moduto assist you. lates, x-ray imaging, nutritional advice Owner: Dr. John Calisesi • We are easily located and have ample and rehab. Hours: parking. • All three chiropractic physicians gradM/W/TH/F 7:30am - 6pm, • We offer convenient hours to accumuuated with academic honors form TUES 7:30am - 8pm, SAT 8am - Noon. late varied schedules. Palmer College of Chiropractic.



hat do your patients say they like most about your clinic?

• Dr. John Calisesi, contributes 38 years of clinical experience. He is a lifetime member of the American Chiropractic Association, the Iowa Chiropractic Society and present Chairman of the Iowa Board of Chiropractic.

• Our patients appreciate the quality care they receive.

• Dr. Brady Pearson and Dr. Carrie Jo Calisesi, offer new ideas & manipulation techniques since graduating form • Our clinic offers many services includchiropractic college. ing chiropractic manipulation,

• Our clinic has state-of-the-art equipment and technology. • Our website is informative and userfriendly. • Our clinic is involved in our community, most recent; Central Iowa MultiSport Race, Relay For Life and Shellabration Concert.

3 Doctors And Their Staff To Serve You

Calisesi Chiropractic Clinic has been serving the Fort Dodge area for over 36 years

Dr. Carrie Jo Calisesi Certified in Acupuncture

CALL 515-576-2183 24 South 14th Street • Fort Dodge, IA Hours: M, W, Th, F: 7:30am-6pm Tue: 7:30am-8pm • Sat: 8am-Noon

We invite you to visit our website:

6. • Sunday, July 7, 2013

Dr. Brady Pearson

Dr. John Calisesi

Utilizing Decompression & Acupuncture for Pain Control

Certified in A.R.T.

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Coldwell Banker


Coldwell Banker a special experience. Our independent 515.955.7000 agents have a combined 160 years of experience in a Owner/Broker: Chris Parker variety of markets, including specialized fields such as farm real estate, commercial and lake hat Makes Your property.

W Business Special?

At Coldwell Banker, our agents are invested in caring for our clients throughout the process of buying or selling a home. It is their friendly, knowledgeable presence by your side which really makes working with

Coldwell Banker’s website is a great place to find tips, tools and information about selling or buying a home or other property. Visit us on-line at Our office is located at 1728 Central Avenue, Suite #1 with office hours from Although our agents are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. independent contractors, Monday through Friday or after they work together to ensure hours by appointment. that your needs as a client are Call (515) 955-7000 met. Our Realtors take the time to make an appointment and put in the hours needed to with any of our Realtors. help you find the home you and your family are looking for.

Local People, Great Service, Area Knowledge.

Stronger Then Ever.

Chris Parker

Sandy Bushman

Susan Hayden

Rick Peters

Jim Egemo

Kati Egemo-Lemberg

ASSOCIATED, REALTORS (515) 955-7000 ®

Donni Mitchell

Patty Waychoff

Skip Kull

Donna Maher

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Tami Anderson


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Don Peart Custom Homes, Inc.


tions and remodeling.

Local Owner: Don Peart Jr.

W hat Makes Your Business Special? Don Peart Custom Homes, Inc. located in Fort Dodge, Iowa is a builder/dealer for Amwood Homes and has been building quality homes throughout Iowa since 1994. Our experience includes single family homes, duplexes, vacation homes, addi-

from. Our experienced staff can help you customize or design the floor plan of your dreams. Come in and let us help you make your dream a reality.

We understand how overwhelming it can be to make hundreds of decisions, even before the start of construction, which is why we strive to make One thing that’s unique about the process as stress-free as pos- Don Peart Custom Homes is sible. that we don’t build just one kind of home for one kind of Our showroom is located with- buyer. We build homes for peoin the Crossroads Mall in Fort ple at all stages of life and for Dodge, Iowa. Many product every lifestyle. Our homes offer samples are on site for you to energy efficiency and quality browse through. We have plan construction which will make books with over 250 floor plans your new Don Peart Custom available for you to choose Home your best investment.

217 S. 25th Street • Fort Dodge

(515)573-5964 8. • Sunday, July 7, 2013

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Hanson’s Custom Golf


Perfect Day, Perfect GAME...

515.576.GOLF 803 Central Avenue Owner: Ted Hanson

hat surprises customers most about your business


Our customers are often surprised to find out just how much we offer golfers of all levels. We now have two AboutGolf simulators, the same type seen in the Golf Channel studios, with 35 courses available. A state of the art FlightScope X2 launch monitor is also available for club fitting and practice.

It all starts with us: • Flightscope Fittings • Repairs • Regripping • About Golf Simulators • Equipment Sales

We carry several equipment brands, TaylorMade and Mizuno being our largest. Our range of services and level of expertise are second to none. We can handle any and all types of repairs and club alterations, including customization that many customers don’t even know is available. We stock a large inventory of shafts and grips so we can keep repair turnaround times quick as possible. Ted has trained in classes and conferences all over the country, the latest being the FlightScope Academy at the TaylorMade Kingdom in Carlsbad, CA. Stop in to see the changes we’ve made, and be sure to ask about our Fall and Winter simulator leagues.

803 Central Avenue • 515-576-GOLF • Sunday, July 7, 2013


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KHI Financial Solutions


We know that people and employers hat do your customers say they like most about have different needs; that is why we contract with nationally recognized your business?


515.576.6655 Owner: Brenda Lastine

The number one thing that our customers like about our business is our friendly, helpful, knowledgeable staff. We strive to take the confusion out of insurance for our customers. KHI Financial Solutions is a financial services brokerage firm dedicated to providing our customers with the highest quality products for the best obtainable value. This is accomplished by our professional team of people committed to providing superior service that is unmatched in our industry. At KHI – customer service is – and will always remain – our top priority.

carrriers. We provide our customers with innovative and quality options so they can choose the protection that is right for them. We strive to exceed our client’s expectations and will continually look for new ways to improve.

With over 30 years of experience, we specialize in a wide variety of insurance and financial products. Because we keep abreast of the latest insurance regulations, industry trends and new products, KHI works hard to find the perfect solution for our customers.

Financial Solutions Affordable health plans designed with you in mind.









130 N. 25th Street • Fort Dodge, IA 50501 515-576-1800 • 800-657-8033 • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Iowa is an Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. © 2011 Wellmark, Inc. Form No. IA-03-P-11








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Mikos & Matt Fine Furniture


515.576.7241 East on Highway Business 20, Across from Menards, Fort Dodge Owner: John Mikos

hat makes your business special?


We invite you to visit our 20,000 square foot showroom filled with the top brands in furniture. Our 6000 square foot warehouse is on site so most items are in stock ready for pick up or delivery. And you will love our prices! We are a member of Furniture First buying group with over a billion dollars in buying power, enabling us to receive the best pricing so we can pass it on to you. Our store takes pride in treating customers as family. The knowledgeable sales team is specially trained and ready to give you individual help without pressure to make a decision. In addition, we specialize in custom orders so you can create a unique look for your home. Our approach to customer service is rarely found in the retail world today. We look forward to seeing you soon.

3rd Generation Family Owned Business Since 1953!

La-z-boy • Broyhill • Chromcraft • Serta Ashley • Best & More

Amy Jondle

Brittany Douglass

Jeff Tomlinson Denny Swanson

Jeff Snapp

Nancy Ferrell

Kevin Mosher

Barb Pirie Voted Best Furniture Store for 4 out of 5 years

SINCE 1953

East on Highway Business 20, Across from Menards, Fort Dodge

515-576-7241 • • Sunday, July 7, 2013


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O’Halloran International


515.955.6400 1118 S. 32nd St. Fort Dodge (515) 955-6400 Local Manager: Larry McBride

are empowered to make decisions, take risks, and do what they feel is right to best serve our customers.

Jim O’Halloran, Sr. founded the company in 1981 with 13 years of previous experience in selling medium and heavy duty hat sets your trucks. His focus was on impecbusiness apart? cable service and staying power. Simply put, it's our people! Our Since then our company has employees are highly trained in grown to include four locations: Altoona, Fort Dodge, Carroll, all aspects of our business and




and Cherokee to serve you better. O’Halloran International offers new and used trucks, leasing, fleet management, parts and service and a body shop. We know that if your truck is in the shop, it’s not on the road making you money.

All Makes,


All Models


1118 S. 32nd St. Fort Dodge (515) 955-6400 • Sunday, July 7, 2013

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Pingel Tyre & Auto Centre


offering the same dependable service. We offer a clean, hy is local ownership important to your customers? inviting waiting room and go the extra mile for you. Our reputation depends on it! As a small business owner, I know that customers like to do business with someone they Stop in today and have your know and trust–a business that vehicle maintained or get a quote on quality Michelin or has been established over a period of time. Pingel Tyre and BF Goodrich tires for your car or truck. Our hours are Auto Centre has been in Monday through Friday from Fort Dodge for over 40 years 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and and still serves some of the Saturday from same clientele. 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. As a local owner, we can reach out to the customer in ways a franchise cannot, while still


515.955.5828 Owner: Rick Pingel Hours: M-F 7:30am-5:00pm; Sat 7:30-10:30am

1903 1st Ave. N. Phone 955-5828 HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 7:30 ‘til 5:00, Sat. 7:30 ‘til 10:30 a.m. • Sunday, July 7, 2013


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Sue’s Draperies


515.955.5398 Owner: Sue Baedke Hours: M-F 10-5; Sat and Evenings by appt.


hy is local ownership important to your customers?

I like offering my customers personal service from selection of their custom window treatments to the fabrication and installation of the finished product, as well as follow-up later. We are proud to have been in business for 30 years and representing the major window treatment company, Hunter Douglas. I employ local seamstresses, installers and store employees. We are also proud to say that Hunter Douglas’ products are American made! Being local means I can offer shop-at-home decorating service. We specialize in anything and everything to cover your windows at home or in your office. We also offer a wide array of custom-made draperies, bed coverings and accessories. We give free estimates and offer the largest window treatment showroom in the area. Our customers come from an average radius of 50 to 100 miles of Fort Dodge. Stop in at 1718 Central Avenue in Fort Dodge or call 515-955-5398 for a free “in-home” shopping trip!


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Easy does it. One tap gets your day in motion. Hunter Douglas motorized window fashions wireless wall controlled can be contr olled by rremote, emote, wireless switch or the Hunter Douglas Platinum™ ith the app and your Apple® mobile With App. W device, you can easily set your window fashions to operate automatically.** omaticallyy..** automatically Ask for details today today..

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* Manufacturer’s mail-in rebate offer valid for qualifying purchases of Hunter Douglas window fashions with the PowerRise® or PowerGlide® motorized system made 6/15/13 – 9/3/13 from participating dealers in the U.S. only. A minimum purchase of two units is required for select styles; if you purchase less than the minimum, you will not be entitled to a rebate. Rebates will be issued in the form of a prepaid reward card. Funds do not expire. Subject to applicable law, a $2.00 monthly fee will be assessed against card balance 7 months after card issuance and each month thereafter. Additional limitations apply. Ask participating dealer for details and rebate form. **Additional equipment is required for app operation; ask for details. ©2013 Hunter Douglas. All rights reserved. All trademarks used herein are the property of their respective owners. • Sunday, July 7, 2013

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Travel & Transport


515.576.7491 Crissann Campbell, CTA Staci



W hat Makes Your Business Special? For over 66 years, Travel and Transport has been assisting travelers in planning dream vacations. Our vacation specialists located right here in Fort Dodge have traveled the globe in order to be able to help travelers design their very own vacation adventure. Travel and Transport is a charter member of Virtuoso, an exclusive network of upscale vacation travel agencies that encompass less than one percent of travel consultants in the Americas. Our connections with preferred partners such as hoteliers, cruise lines, exclusive tour providers and our on-site ambassadors throughout the world guarantee that Travel and Transport is providing our clients the finest in travel comfort and quality.

Let our vacation specialists help you plan your next dream getaway!

106 N. 25th Street Fort Dodge, IA

Whether you are planning a trip across the country or around the world, our travel specialists will listen, research, and work with you to create a travel experience tailored to your specific interests and one that will provide you with memories that will last a lifetime! • Sunday, July 7, 2013

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Lovey Doves

Local since each bird is trained specifically for each event. We are dedicated to our doves. All of them are treated like royalty….feeding them only the finest of foods and living in a loft beautifully made just for them.


W hat makes you proud of your business?

spectacular image as they fly into the sky! The release of our birds creates such an uplifting experience for anyone lucky enough to be in attendance, whether it’s a joyous event or a somber one. Just watching the dove release lifts your spirits to the sky.

Our lovely birds are born with ingrained sonar, a God-given We are proud to have the gift that helps them find their way back home from each cere- opportunity to share in many mony. Once released, they circle peoples’ most special moments. overhead in a glorious display We spend many hours before an before returning home. Our solid white birds create such a event getting our birds ready,

We are proud to be able to provide such a unique experience to help enhance special events such as weddings, parties, anniversaries, and funerals.

Lifting your spirits to the sky!

Dove release for

• Weddings • Bar Mitzvahs • Graduations • Confirmations • Anniversaries • Parties • Funerals Also Available: Bird Cage Displays

Lovey Doves

515-570-5970 • loveydoves4u @

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