News

Inside, or outside, the lines

Local News

Fort Dodge Public Library Director Rita Schmidt has the right spirit when it comes to coloring outside the lines, whether by accident or on purpose. Also, there is no right color to fill between, or outside, those lines. She shared that philosophy Tuesday during the monthly Color Your ...

City of Eagle Grove sells property

News Brief

EAGLE GROVE — The city of Eagle Grove has agreed to part ways with an empty lot it owned. The Eagle Grove City Council authorized the sale of property located at 107 N. Blaine Ave. at its meeting on Oct. 29. The city acquired the house in January 2018 through a court order. It has since ...

From our files: Nov. 14, 2018

From Our Files

10 Years ago: Nov. 14, 2008 NEWS: Comedia Musica Players performed “Here’s Love,” a musical adaptation of “Miracle on 34th Street.” SPORTS: Iowa Central beat Mount Mercy JV 66-48 in women’s basketball. 25 Years ago: Nov. 14, 1993 NEWS: John Hale, district manager for the ...

Iowa Central considers flat-rate tuition

Local News

For decades, Iowa Central Community College students have paid tuition based on the number of credit hours they take each semester. That meant the more credit hours they signed up for, the more they paid. Now, college officials are considering a plan in which students who take between 12 and ...

News of Record: Nov. 14, 2018

News of record

Police Log FORT DODGE Friday Criminal mischief was reported in the 1400 block of Fifth Avenue South. Criminal mischief was reported in the 1900 block of Third Avenue South. Identity theft was reported in the 700 block of Raymond Drive. A theft was reported in the 1300 block of Second ...

Former Emergency coordinator out again

Local News

Former Webster County Emergency Management Coordinator Scott Forbes is officially not working for the Emergency Management Commission anymore. Forbes was rehired part time at a rate of $75 per hour for 5 to 10 hours a week as needed, to complete some of the coordinator’s duties as a new ...

Questions pursue mental health region decisions

Local News

Will Webster County seek to join a new mental health region this year after all, after previous discussions implied it would take a full year to research options? The answer is no, following a decision from the Webster County Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday. But the question ...

Eagle Grove approves new EMS policy

Local News

EAGLE GROVE — The city of Eagle Grove recently modified its emergency medical service procedures to allow 18-year-olds to drive ambulances. The Eagle Grove City Council approved the policy at its meeting Oct. 29. “As long as they have a clean driving record, as well as they pass our ...

Through the grace of service

Local News

A member of the Iowa Army National Guard said that all veterans should be remembered for their service and the sacrifices they’ve made to keep our country safe. 1st Lt. Anthony Dvorak, a member of the 1st Battalion, 194th Field Artillery in Fort Dodge, was the guest speaker at the St. ...

Insurance agent offers program to raise Honor Flight money

News Brief

An insurance agent in Fort Dodge is raising money for the Brushy Creek Area Honor Flight while offering no-obligation quotes to customers this month. For every quote given to customers during the month of November, Jeff Haupts, a State Farm agent, will donate $10 to the Honor Flight, which ...

From our files: Nov. 13, 2018

From Our Files

10 Years ago: Nov. 13, 2008 NEWS: The historic Vincent House at 824 Third Ave. S. was undergoing renovations. SPORTS: Iowa Central beat William Penn JV 98-54 in men’s basketball. 25 Years ago: Nov. 13, 1993 NEWS: Pat and Bill Acree adopted Matthew, an 8-year-old boy from ...

‘The sacrifice we paid is known only to a select few’

Local News

WEBSTER CITY — Veterans Day is one of mixed emotions for those who served our country. “I’ve lost friends in Iraq and Afghanistan,” Pat Farley, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, said Monday afternoon at Webster City High School during a Veterans Day assembly. “I remember 20 years ago ...

FDSH to recognize, introduce Dodgers at Thursday event

News Brief

The Fort Dodge Community School District will hold a Fort Dodge Senior High Fall Recognition and Winter Tip-Off event on Thursday at the FDSH main gym beginning at 6 p.m. Admission is a non-perishable food item. Special recognitions will be given to students involved in fall activities and ...

Two hurt in crash at four-way stop on old 20

Local News

MOORLAND — A two-vehicle accident near Moorland sent two people to the hospital Monday. It happened at 230th Street and Baxter Avenue around 11 a.m. The Iowa State Patrol accident report identified the drivers as Leonardo G. Etcheto, 46, of West Des Moines, and Tracy D. Travis, 51, of ...

Ulrich: ‘We will have an athletic trainer’

Local News

The Fort Dodge Community School District will not go without an athletic trainer regardless of what happens with UnityPoint Health, according to FDCSD Superintendent Jesse Ulrich. “Not having an athletic trainer is not an option,” Ulrich said during the FDCSD board meeting Monday night. ...

Jewell takes a step forward by looking back

Local News

JEWELL — After several years of planning, organizing, and no some amount of physical labor, the dream of having a Jewell Historical Museum has been realized. Although still a work in progress, visitors are welcome to come see the treasures that can be found inside, ranging from school ...

28 seconds that changed their world forever

Local News

HUMBOLDT — For 28 minutes, Krystal Wagner and her family and friends stood in the cold outside the Humboldt County Law Enforcement Center Sunday to remember the life of her son, Shane Jensen. Related: DCI report reveals details from officer-involved shooting Jensen, 19, was shot and ...

What Seniors Are Saying: In step with Zoe Assadipour

Education

Editor’s note: This new Q&A will feature high-performing seniors from Fort Dodge Senior High and St. Edmond High School throughout the school year. 1. What programs and activities do you participate in? Some programs and activities I participate in are concert choir, show choir, ...