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Jewell man ID’d in Monday fatal fire

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JEWELL — Gary Carlson, 73, has been identified as the man who died in an early morning house fire in Jewell Monday morning, obituary records confirm. Firefighters were called to the house, located at 2685 Poplar Grove, just after midnight. Fire had completely engulfed the structure and ...

FD pair accused of cashing counterfeit checks in Storm Lake

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STORM LAKE — Police in Storm Lake have arrested two people from Fort Dodge after they allegedly cashed counterfeit checks at a bank. The Fort Dodge pair has been identified as Craig Hail Jr., 20, and Brionna Sankey, 20. According to the Storm Lake Police Department, officers were ...

Students get the feel of careers that happen to be on wheels

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The road grader the Iowa Department of Transportation brought to the Careers on Wheels day for middle school students actually only has one seat in it — it’s for the worker driving it. While it was parked in the lot at Iowa Central Community College’s East Campus where Iowa DOT ...

Contract approved for bridge project west of Duncombe

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Plans are moving forward for a bridge replacement project over Brushy Creek west of Duncombe. The bridge is on Vincent Avenue. The low bid came from Dixon Construction Co., Correctionville, for $428,433, lower than the engineer’s estimate of $460,000. The contract calls for a late ...

From our files: May 2, 2018

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May 2, 2008 NEWS: The Rotary Group Study Exchange program was bringing a team of people from India to visit Fort Dodge and Humboldt. SPORTS: Fort Dodge placed second in Class 2A in the 50th annual Dodger Relays. May 2, 1993 NEWS: The Fraternal Order of the Eagles Aerie 3369 in Fort ...

News of Record: May 2, 2018

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Police Log FORT DODGE Monday A theft was reported in the 2400 block of Sixth Avenue North. Criminal mischief was reported in the 1500 block of 27th Avenue North. An assault was reported in the 200 block of Avenue M West. Fraud was reported in the 100 block of Avenue O West. A ...

Appraisal visits will begin in June in Webster Co.

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Professional appraisers will be visiting homes in all the towns in Webster County in the coming months. Officials with the Webster County Assessor’s office have met with Vanguard Appraisals, of Cedar Rapids, recently, which has been hired to take on the major project of visiting every ...

ATV workshop is set for Thursday

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A workshop will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Webster County Courthouse on how best to move forward with a proposed ATV ordinance which would allow various off-highway vehicles more use of county roads. This is a change from what was originally scheduled. The Webster County Board of ...

Humboldt supervisors hire bridge inspection company

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DAKOTA CITY — The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors approved a proposal to inspect the county’s bridges at Monday’s meeting. Shuck-Briston Inc., of Des Moines, proposed inspecting 77 county bridges as well as 16 structures which look like bridges but are just under 20 feet long and ...

One dead in rural Jewell conflagration in Hamilton County

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JEWELL — A house fire early Monday morning near Jewell claimed the life of the resident of the home, according Jewell Fire Chief Duane Hendrickson. Firefighters were called just after midnight to 2685 Poplar Grove to reports of “hot spots and exploding vehicles,” Hendrickson said. ...

Humboldt Supervisors begin search for county engineer

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DAKOTA CITY — The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors has begun its search for a new county engineer. In November the board voted to not renew the contract of County Engineer Paul Jacobson, who had served for 17 years. Supervisors Rick Pedersen, Erick Underberg, David Lee, and Bruce ...

Fighting Angels Abreast luncheon puts the emphasis on support

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Members and supporters of the Fighting Angels Abreast Dragon Boat team gathered in Fort Dodge for its annual May Day luncheon Tuesday. The luncheon was held at the Best Western Starlite Village Inn and Suites, 1518 Third Ave. N.W., and featured speakers, a fashion show, door and raffle ...

Parts of Seventh Avenue North to close

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Seventh Avenue North between 15th and 16th streets will be closed this morning and will remain closed for about a week, according to the Fort Dodge city engineering staff. Seventh Avenue North between 14th and 15th streets will be closed Thursday and will remain closed for about a week. ...

From our files: May 1, 2018

From Our Files

May 1, 2008 NEWS: The Webster/Humboldt County Habitat for Humanity chapter announced plans to build three new houses by the end of the year. SPORTS: Iowa Central won 7-3 and lost 7-5 in baseball against Southwestern. May 1, 1993 NEWS: Jim and JoAnn Jones won a 1993 Pontiac Grand Prix ...

News of Record: May 1, 2018

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Police Log FORT DODGE Friday A counterfeit was reported in the 2500 block of Fifth Avenue South. An assault was reported in the 800 block of North 25th Street. Harassment was reported in the 800 block of North 32nd Street. Two thefts were reported in the 100 block of South 29th ...

Ewing, 26, died in gunfight with trooper

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MOORLAND — The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation has identified Joshua L. Ewing, 26, of Carroll, as the man shot and killed during an officer-involved shooting Sunday in Moorland. The Iowa State Patrol trooper that was involved has been identified as Justin Parman, who has been with ...

Street project, public relations seen as priorities

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A street realignment project north of downtown and a fresh effort to market city initiatives that could include hiring a public relations director may be in the near future for Fort Dodge. The City Council identified those items as priorities Monday evening during a strategic planning ...

Fire alarm system to be upgraded at FDSH

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The fire alarm system at Fort Dodge Senior High is going to be completely overhauled this summer. The Fort Dodge Community School District awarded a contract for the system upgrades at a special meeting Monday. Iowa Fire Control LLC, of Fort Dodge, was awarded the contract. The firm ...

Contract awarded for FDSH piping project

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The Fort Dodge Community School District will continue to upgrade water piping at Fort Dodge Senior High this summer. The FDCSD board awarded a contract for the domestic water piping replacement project at a special meeting Monday. Riley-Armstrong Plumbing and Heating Inc., of Fort ...