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Mother files lawsuit in officer-involved shooting death of her son

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HUMBOLDT — The mother of a Humboldt man who was shot and killed by a conservation officer has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the state of Iowa and the man who shot her son, according to a complaint filed with the United States District Court Northern District of Iowa — Central ...

Eagle Grove sports booster club treasurer charged with theft

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EAGLE GROVE — The treasurer of a group that supports Eagle Grove High School sports has been charged with stealing money from it. Anna Morgan, 38, was arrested by Eagle Grove police on Thursday. She was charged with first-degree theft, according to Iowa’s online court records. She is ...

Calvary UMC dinner to be held Feb. 24

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STRATFORD — Calvary United Methodist Church, Stratford, is holding a chicken and noodle dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 24. The menu is chicken and noodles served over mashed potatoes, green beans, applesauce, dinner rolls, dessert and drink. Tickets are $9 for adults and $5 for ages 10 ...

Lead 911 dispatcher resigns

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The woman who was lead supervisor of the Webster County 911 dispatch center has resigned. On Friday, the Webster County Telecommunications Board unanimously approved the resignation of Heidi Smith. At a meeting held Feb. 6, the board moved into executive session to discuss the ...

Fort Dodge Women’s Connection to meet Tuesday

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The Fort Dodge Women’s Connection will meet Tuesday at 9:30 a.m, at Tea Thyme, 2021 6th Ave. S. Cost for the event is $10. The speaker is Kaira Sargent of Milford. Her talk will be “Finding Belonging in My Search for the Truth.” The special feature is Rita Jardison from Fort Dodge who ...

Contractor sentenced in federal court for asbestos violation

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ALGONA — A contractor who failed to properly deal with asbestos while renovating the former Kossuth County Home has been ordered by a federal judge to serve probation and pay more than $10,000 in fines and fees. Steven A. Weaver, 61, of Algona, pleaded guilty to one count of violating ...

Aglow International to meet today

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Have you been given a bad report, told there is nothing more that can be done? Jim and Sharon Bangert, of Pocahontas, will share about a chapter of Jim’s “Life’s Journey.” Going from no hope, as Jim was put on total life support, to being the recipient of a miraculous healing. They ...

Cinderella story

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On Saturday, anyone needing a prom dress this year can do several things at once at the Upper Des Moines Opportunity Inc. prom dress sale fundraiser. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., they can get a prom dress for a good price while supporting UDMO’s Back to School program. UDMO is located at ...

From our Files — Feb. 15, 2019

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10 Years ago: Feb. 15, 2009 NEWS: Jennifer Hansen was promoted to vice president of commercial loans at Bank Iowa in Humboldt. SPORTS: The Dodgers claimed their second consecutive Class 3A district wrestling title. 25 Years ago: Feb. 15, 1994 NEWS: State Sen. Berl Priebe, D-Algona, was ...

News of Record — Feb. 15, 2019

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Magistrate Court WEBSTER COUNTY Thursday Probation violation — Kalen Crandall, 30, 813 S. 18th St., sent to District Court. Third-degree theft — Kalen Crandall, 30, 813 S. 18th St., sent to District Court. Trespassing — Kalen Crandall, 30, 813 S. 18th St., continued 180 ...

Special Olympics Basketball Skills event puts some bounce in the day

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Special athletes from Fort Dodge and several other area school districts gathered Thursday at Butler Elementary School to show off their basketball shooting, dribbling and passing game skills during the Special Olympics Regional Basketball Skills competition. Nolan Slininger, 19, a senior ...

FD man wanted for setting home on fire

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A Fort Dodge man suspected of starting a fire that damaged a home early Monday is being sought by local authorities. Jeremy D. Mack, 33, is wanted on a charge of arson in the first degree, according to Fort Dodge police. Mack is suspected of starting a blaze at 16 Johnson Place in Fort ...

A drive through history

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An opportunity to learn about historic U.S. Highway 20 will be presented Sunday, which will include how the road impacted the towns that it went through. JayJay Goodvin, executive director of Iowa’s Historic U.S. Route 20, will be giving a presentation Sunday from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the ...

This wild rescue tale includes goose and squirrel

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Rick Krug, of Fort Dodge, stood on the deck at Amigos and called out her name across the mostly frozen Des Moines River: “LUCY!!!!” There was no response, only the faint trickle of a bit of open water, distant traffic and the crunch of his shoes on the snow. “LUCY!!!” Lucy, an ...

Algona man gets prison time for gun possession

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ALGONA — An Algona man who prosecutors said has a history of violence was sentenced Wednesday to federal prison for illegally possessing guns. Chad M. Chase, 42, was sentenced to two years in federal prison after he pleaded guilty to one count of being a felon in possession of a ...

From our files: Feb. 14, 2018

From Our Files

10 Years ago: Feb. 14, 2009 NEWS: Kelsey Minor, 9, and her mother, Audrey Greene, organized a donation drive called Pet Pals to collect toys and pet care items for animals at the Humane Society of North Central Iowa. SPORTS: Algona beat Forest City 32-28 in girls basketball. 25 Years ago: ...

News of Record: Feb. 14, 2019

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Police Log FORT DODGE Tuesday Criminal mischief was reported in the 1200 block of Fourth Avenue South. A theft was reported in the 1300 block of Eighth Avenue South. Counterfeiting was reported in the 3000 block of Fifth Avenue South. A theft was reported in the 700 block of First ...

‘Reservists are taking it to the next level’

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Lt. Dennis Mernka, of the Fort Dodge Police Department, seemed a bit perplexed when he walked into the basement conference room of the Webster County Law Enforcement Center Wednesday night. He was there to see Brittni Nelson, of Fort Dodge, get sworn in as a Webster County reserve peace ...