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Positive male role models play a critical role in a child’s development, according to Nate Conlon, a social worker for the Iowa Department of Human Services, serving Webster and Humboldt counties. “If a father is not in the home, we know there is a greater chance of mental health ...

From our files: Nov. 16, 2018

From Our Files

10 Years ago: Nov. 16, 2008 NEWS: The renovations at Trinity Regional Medical Center were complete, including the new Atrium Tower. SPORTS: Southern Cal beat Madrid 42-29 in football. 25 Years ago: Nov. 16, 1993 NEWS: Three people were injured when a two-story farmhouse near Gilmore ...

News of Record — Nov. 16, 2018

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Magistrate Court WEBSTER COUNTY Thursday Possession of methamphetamine — Norma J. Dupuy, 45, 920 Fourth Ave. N., preliminary hearing set for Dec. 5. Fifth-degree theft — Norma J. Dupuy, 45, 920 Fourth Ave. N., continued 180 days; Raquel Ramirez-Perez, 38, Webster City, continued 180 ...

Local mental health providers share serious concerns

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The woman called Michelle De La Riva’s clinical director at 9 o’clock at night because her daughter had been discharged from a mental health center onto the street. “They gave her enough for a bus ticket to Des Moines, so that is where she went,” De La Riva said. “She planned on ...

Local trainees were part of academy evacuation

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Two men in training to be local law enforcement officers were both taken to the hospital Thursday after carbon monoxide was detected at the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy. Dozens of students were sent to hospitals Thursday after a building with high levels of carbon monoxide was evacuated at ...

Mosley pleads guilty to federal gun charge

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SIOUX CITY — A Fort Dodge man who had previously pleaded guilty to his involvement in a 2015 shooting has now made a guilty plea in federal court. Torre Mosley, 25, pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a firearm by a felon in federal court Thursday. According to the United ...

ISP offers tips for safe winter driving

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The weather is getting colder, and with it, the potential for snowfall is increasing every day. And to help prevent people from getting into accidents and getting stranded, the Iowa State Patrol is offering advice on how to stay safe should snowy weather make an appearance. The ISP said ...

Keeping out the cold

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While Linda Senter enjoys a spectacular view of Fort Dodge and the surrounding area from her apartment high in the Heartland Senior Living building on Central Avenue, there’s something that’s also a constant — the wind whistling around outside. That constant wind can still find its ...

From our files: Nov. 15, 2018

From Our Files

10 Years ago: Nov. 15, 2008 NEWS: Colleen Eastwood was named Outstanding Young Volunteer at the annual Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon. SPORTS: Iowa Central beat Sierra College of California 27-10 in wrestling. 25 Years ago: Nov. 15, 1993 NEWS: Doug Weydert, of Bode, talked about his ...

News of Record: Nov. 15, 2018

News of record

Magistrate Court WEBSTER COUNTY Wednesday Driving under suspension — Jordana Price, 26, 113 N. 18th St., trial set for Dec. 5. Disorderly conduct — Jordana Price, 26, 113 N. 18th St., trial set for Dec. 5. Third-degree harassment — Jordana Price, 26, 113 N. 18th St., trial set ...

Man arrested in Webster City death

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WEBSTER CITY — An arrest has been made in connection with the death of woman that occurred in Webster City Sept. 22. Zackery Nelson Bassett, 32, was arrested Wednesday in St. Joseph, Missouri, on a charge of murder in the first degree in the death of Andrea Sokolowski, 50, according to the ...

Iowa Central to buy Budget Host site

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The former Budget Host Inn property in Fort Dodge is being purchased by Iowa Central Community College, which has land right next to it. The college is buying the property at the corner of Kenyon Road and U.S. Highway 169 from Joseph D. McMahon Jr. and Tamara McMahon, of Fort Dodge, for ...

‘For the kids’

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There was no shortage of helpers Wednesday night at Rides Event Center to help unpack toys that will later be shipped to surrounding counties for families who need them during the holidays. The toy collection was conducted by A Brotherhood Aimed Toward Education. According to ABATE ...

Vision To Learn comes to Fort Dodge

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Car’Mari Mosley-Young was all smiles as she tried on her new pair of glasses for the first time Monday. “Are they too loose? Are they slipping down?” Optician James Adams asked as he helped adjust the new frames to fit, in the library at Butler Elementary School Monday morning. ...

Inside, or outside, the lines

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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

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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 ...