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The pig’s the thing

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When former Iowa Hawkeye quarterback Chuck Long arrived on the University of Iowa campus in 1981, one of the first things he heard about was the rivalry with the Minnesota Gophers and the Floyd of Rosedale trophy that goes along with it. “One of our trainers did this Floyd of Rosedale ...

Bankers survey: March floods in hitting farmers hard

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A monthly survey of rural bankers in parts of 10 Plains and Western states shows about one of every five expects an increase in farm loan defaults stemming from last month’s devastative Midwest floods. The Rural Mainstreet survey for April, released Thursday, shows ...

From our files – April 19, 2019

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10 Years ago: April 19, 2009 NEWS: Tim Holtz, of Des Moines, purchased Fort Dodge Steel. SPORTS: Janice Park bowled a 743 series. 25 Years ago: April 19, 1994 NEWS: A grass fire that got out of control destroyed several out buildings and some cars on the Duane Davis farm southeast of ...

News of record: April 19, 2019

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Magistrate Court WEBSTER COUNTY Thursday ATV registration/numbering requirement offense — Ryan Ayala, 22, 1302 Second Ave. N., No. 4, $127.50. No valid driver’s license — Ryan Ayala, 22, 1302 Second Ave. N., No. 4, $330. Fifth-degree theft — Antonio J. Caldeira, 28, Lake City, ...

Run, throw, jump

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Jayden Stanley, 11, a fourth-grader at Cooper Elementary School, and his brother, Landen Stanley, 9, a second-grader at the same school, got their own cheering squad Thursday morning at the Special Olympics Track and Field Day in Dodger Stadium. Each of their classes walked over from the ...

This date in history – April 19, 2019

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Today is Friday, April 19, the 109th day of 2019. There are 256 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight: On April 19, 1995, a truck bomb destroyed the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people. (Bomber Timothy McVeigh, who prosecutors said had planned the ...

Local senators split on sports wagering bill

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A plan to legalize sports betting in Iowa has been approved by the state Senate, with one of the senators serving Webster County supporting it and the other opposing it. State Sen. Tim Kraayenbrink, R-Fort Dodge, voted for the bill when it cleared the Senate on a 31-18 vote ...

Volunteers needed for Earth Day cleanup

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Webster County officials are looking for some volunteers to help beautify trails and Fort Dodge. Two cleanup events are going to be held on Monday, which also happens to be Earth Day. One of them, put on by Webster County Conservation, will be from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. and will be focused ...

Go and Do: April 19, 2019

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In Fort Dodge FORT DODGE — Soldier Creek Winery, 1584 Paragon Ave., is holding Vineyard Vibrations from 6 to 8 p.m. TODAY. Free live music will be provided by Jeremy Ober. Food will be available for purchase. FORT DODGE — Blanden Memorial Art Museum is holding Business Skills for Artists: ...

One lane of Hawkeye Avenue will be closed

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The eastbound lane of Hawkeye Avenue between Second Street Northwest and Fifth Street Northwest will be closed to traffic today, according to an announcement from the Fort Dodge city engineering staff. All traffic will be limited to the westbound lane, where westbound and eastbound traffic ...

Here’s where to hunt Easter eggs this weekend

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FORT DODGE Moose Lodge Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday, April 20 The men and women of the Fort Dodge Moose Lodge are preparing for its annual Easter Egg Hunt. The hunt is scheduled for Saturday, April 20, at Dodger Stadium, Fort Dodge. Registration is 10:45 a.m. until noon. The cost is 50 ...

Iowa population up in largest cities, down in 69 counties

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DES MOINES (AP) — Census estimates show strong growth in the Des Moines metro area as well as the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City areas, but more than two-thirds of Iowa’s counties have lost population since 2010. Polk County remained the most populous, growing by 56,572 residents since 2010 ...

Teen hospitalized after falling from bridge onto tracks

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BOONE (AP) — Authorities say a 17-year-old girl was hospitalized after falling from a road bridge onto busy railroad tracks in central Iowa’s Boone County. The girl fell about 30 feet Monday on Union Pacific tracks west of Boone. First responders used GPS to reach the site after ...

So many stories

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Children’s book author Lisa Owens has a pretty impressive catalog of titles to her credit. She shared that number with the students at Butler Elementary School Wednesday during a daylong author’s visit to teach the them about writing, being an author and what it’s like to work in a ...

Wheels of Gowrie Youth Center breakfast is Saturday

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GOWRIE — Wheels of Gowrie Youth Center is holding a pancake breakfast and silent auction skate fundraiser from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Gowrie Community Center. The breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs, orange juice, milk and coffee. The suggested donation is $5 ...

From our files: April 18, 2019

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10 Years ago: April 18, 2009 NEWS: The Fort Dodge Police Department, Webster County Sheriff’s Department and Post No. 7 of the Iowa State Patrol were honored by the Iowa Department of Public Safety. SPORTS: Fort Dodge came in second in the Dodger Relays. 25 Years ago: April 18, ...

News of Record: April 18, 2019

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Magistrate Court WEBSTER COUNTY Wednesday Assault while displaying a dangerous weapon, two counts — Tyler J. Phillips, 22, 2047 Third Ave. N., preliminary hearing set for May 3. Domestic assault impeding flow of air/blood — Pierre Rochon, 35, 2805 10th Ave. N., No. 2B, preliminary ...

Go Big, Go Dodgers brings in $80,000

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A night of games and music generated about $80,000 for the Fort Dodge Community Schools Foundation. The foundation reported that the annual Go Big, Go Dodgers event on April 5 yielded that much money to be spent on things like programmable robots, math and literacy materials, metal shop tools ...

Iowa’s oldest county park celebrates a century

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WEBSTER CITY — Back in April 1919, 60 acres of land was donated to Hamilton County by the Briggs Family. Briggs Woods has the distinction of being Iowa’s first county park. Since the initial donation, Briggs Woods has grown to include a large lake with a swimming beach, an 18-hole ...