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Coming home to provide care

Local Business

In rural America, there is a pattern of talented young people heading off to college and then choosing to pursue careers far from the towns and farms where they grew up. Some, however, do come home. That’s the case with two health care professionals who are new members of the team at Fort ...

From our files: Sept. 23, 2018

From Our Files

10 Years ago: Sept. 23, 2008 NEWS: The Fort Dodge City Council hired Shive Hattery of Des Moines to prepare the design and oversee construction of the new aquatic center. SPORTS: Algona placed first in the team race at the Humboldt Cross Country Invitational. 25 Years ago: Sept. 23, ...

Hy-Vee gives $10K to Ronald McDonald House

News Brief

Hy-Vee Inc., which has grocery stores in Fort Dodge and other local communities, has donated $10,000 to Ronald McDonald House Des Moines. Ronald McDonald House Des Moines provides a homelike atmosphere for families with critically ill children being treated in Des Moines area ...

Be aware of stalk and grain quality issues

Local Business

Mother Nature has packed quite the punch for the 2018 growing season and because of that, growers are still dealing with the consequences. Angie Rieck-Hinz, Iowa State University Extension field agronomist, is warning producers to be on the lookout for several late-season issues affecting ...

Officials ID woman found in submerged car

Local News

The individual whose vehicle went into Moorland Pond Friday morning has been identified by Webster County Medical Examiner Dr. Dan Cole as Tina Loyd, 34, of Somers. The incident was reported by a witness driving by on U.S. Highway 20 Friday morning who saw the car go into the pond. Rescue ...

Perry becomes Certified Elected Municipal Official

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SAC CITY — Bruce Perry, a councilman in Sac City, has been awarded the Certified Elected Municipal Official designation. The designation, created by the Iowa League of Cities, recognizes elected officials who commit to continuing their professional development while in office. Perry was ...

Solar solutions

Local Business

LAKE CITY — When Dwight Dial’s local electric utility raised his rates from residential to commercial a year and a half ago, he’d had enough. “My electric rates nearly doubled,” said Dial, who farms near Lake City in an area that’s served by MidAmerican Energy rather than a ...

FD council to consider speed limit reductions again

Local News

Reduced speed limits on three major roads will again be considered by the Fort Dodge City Council when it meets Monday. The council is scheduled to act on the second reading of a measure that would trim the speed limit on Kenyon Road, part of Second Avenue South and part of Fifth Avenue ...

Body recovered from car

Local News

MOORLAND — A body was recovered from inside of a submerged car in Moorland Pond Friday morning. The incident was reported shortly before 9 a.m. The person inside the car has only been identified as a woman by Webster County Medical Examiner Dr. Dan Cole. Nobody else was in the car, ...

NCI Marching Band Clinic is today

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The North Central Iowa Marching Band Clinic and Competition is being held today at Dodger Stadium. Fifteen bands from these schools will participate in the festival: Fort Dodge Senior High, Adel-Desoto-Minburn, Algona, Aplington-Parkersburg, Carroll, Carroll Kuemper, Charles City, ...

From our files

From Our Files

10 Years ago: Sept. 22, 2008 NEWS: Former Fort Dodge resident Scott Fortune was working on a machine that would process soybeans and peanuts as a way for astronauts to make food in space. SPORTS: Iowa Central beat Dakota County in men’s and women’s volleyball. 25 Years ago: Sept. 22, ...

News of Record: Sept. 22, 2018

News of record

Police Logs WEBSTER COUNTY Thursday A theft was reported in the 100 block of Fifth Avenue North. A theft was reported in the 3100 block of 16th Avenue North. A fraud was reported in the 700 block of 14th Avenue North. A theft was reported in the 500 block of Kirkberg ...

Crowning moment

Local News

2018 St. Edmond High School Homecoming royalty Elijah Litwiller and Jillian Cosgrove are all smiles Friday morning after being crowned during the school’s annual coronation.

A stage in the street

Local News

Before Granger Smith with Cody Hicks and Salty View Acoustic Review can play the Downtown Country Jam at Central Avenue and Ninth Street in Fort Dodge tonight, there has to be something for them to play on. Setting up the stage, as well as the lights, the sound gear, the speakers, the ...

Waterlogged

Local News

The intersection of Avenue O and Avenue B is closed until further notice, the city of Fort Dodge Public Works Department announced on Friday. The intersection is located just west of the Des Moines River. City officials advised not to drive through water that is covering a roadway. Motorists ...

This tale has a happy ending

Local News

Boston Gordon slammed on the brakes of his car Wednesday at about noon when he spotted a dog he hoped was Murphy. Gordon, a senior at Fort Dodge Senior High, was just beginning his search for Murphy, a Jack Russell/Chihuahua mix that had been missing since Sunday. Murphy is owned by ...

From our Files — Sept. 21, 2018

From Our Files

10 Years ago: Sept. 21, 2008 NEWS: More than 300 people gathered in Gowrie for the dedication of a new veterans memorial. SPORTS: Iowa Central beat Grand Rapids 21-7 in football. 25 Years ago: Sept. 21, 1993 NEWS: Mike Lynch won awards for his restored 1937 Ford Woody Wagon. SPORTS: ...