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FDCSD to host paraeducator career fair

Education Briefs

The Fort Dodge Community School District will host a paraeducator career fair from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17, at the Central Administration Building, 104 S. 17th St. Onsite interviews will be held for paraeducators at the high school, middle school, elementary schools and ...

State Patrol: Ice caused fatal wreck

Local News

Icy road conditions led to a fiery fatal accident on a county road just outside of Fort Dodge Saturday evening. Shelia Ross, 54, of Fort Dodge, was killed in the accident, according to the Iowa State Patrol. Two others, Laurie Mullen, 56, and Paul Ross, 63, also of Fort Dodge, were ...

High school helpers lend a hand in elementary schools

Education

Fort Dodge Senior High students are getting hands-on experience to help them determine their futures. The “high school helpers,” as they are known, spend time in classrooms at preschools and elementary schools to help them figure out if education is a career they want to pursue. ...

Leaving the world a better place

Local News

What is important to you? I have the noble dream of leaving the world a better place: by honoring those that have stepped up when there was a need, thanking those that have extended a hand and helping those that may need assistance. I want my grandchildren to have opportunities that ...

Open for business

Local News

ALGONA — The recent completion of the rebuilt Algona City Hall has been a positive for both city staff as well as the residents of the town. Algona City Hall reopened in October, nearly two years after the original building was demolished, and two decades after discussions first began ...

Good-bye Sonshine

Local News

Armona Redenius, the director of the Sonshine Singers, has been reflecting upon a specific Bible verse a lot recently. That verse is from the Old Testament book of Ecclesiastes and it states: “There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under the heavens.” That ...

Woman who died in Saturday crash identified

Local News

Icy road conditions led to a fiery fatal accident on a county road just outside of Fort Dodge Saturday evening. Shelia Ross, 54, of Fort Dodge, was killed in the accident, according to the Iowa State Patrol. Two others, Laurie Mullen, 56, and Paul Ross, 63, also of Fort Dodge, were ...

THE FISH ROOM ON THE MOVE

Local Business

The Fish Room has found a new home inside Crossroads Mall, 217 S 25th St. The two-year-old pet business moved from Central Avenue to the mall on Jan. 8. It occupies the space formerly held by Glik’s, a retail clothing chain. “We have been working like crazy,” Owner Tom Bethke ...

From our files: Jan. 13, 2019

From Our Files

10 Years ago: Jan. 13, 2009 NEWS: Fort Dodge Animal Health postponed construction of a new research and development facility. SPORTS: Prairie Valley girls basketball standout Karlie Warehime was named the Iowa Network Services Class 2A Player of the Week. 25 Years ago: Jan. 13, ...

News of Record: Jan. 13, 2019

News of record

Magistrate Court WEBSTER COUNTY Saturday Fifth degree theft — Shanda Roper, 38, 225 S. Seventh St., hearing set for Jan. 30; Caitlyn Gord, 27, Rolfe, continued 180 days. Possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, greater than 5 grams — Caitlyn Gord, 27, Rolfe, hearing ...

Head-on crash on P59 leaves one dead

Local News

One person was killed and two others were injured in a fiery crash south of Fort Dodge Saturday evening on Webster County Road P59, according to emergency personnel. The collision sent a sport utility vehicle into a ditch on the east side of the road, where it burst into flames. A column ...

Hy-Vee Pharmacies implement a new prescription policy

Local Business

WEST DES MOINES — To assist in combatting the national opioid epidemic Hy-Vee, Inc. has announced the implementation of a new controlled substance prescription policy. As of Jan. 1, Hy-Vee pharmacies no longer allow a subsequent fill of a Schedule II controlled substance, or a refill of a ...

Ready to serve

Local News

Before she can begin debating bills and voting on them, state Rep.-elect Ann Meyer needed to learn the ins and outs of working in the state Capitol. So Meyer, a Republican from Fort Dodge, joined all the other newly elected lawmakers in Des Moines for the Legislature’s version of freshmen ...

Invisible assets

Local Business

JEFFERSON—If there were a “Mysteries at the Museum” series geared towards agriculture, this item would be ideal to lead in a segment. It’s hollow, it’s made of clay, it contains a message from the past, and it was buried in the ground for decades. It’s a unique clay drainage ...

FD council to consider KDG apartment complex plan

Local News

A controversial apartment proposal, suggested raises for the elected officials and more budget discussions await the Fort Dodge City Council on Monday. The council will meet in the Municipal Building, 819 First Ave. S. First on the agenda is a budget workshop to begin at 5 p.m. The proposed ...

Security Savings Bank announces advisory board members

Local Business

Security Savings Bank recently announced the following new members have been appointed to the advisory board. They are: Andrew Wagner, of Eagle Pharmacy; Blake Sadler, of Sadler Construction; Tara Behrendsen, of Rotary Senior Living; Mysty Shaver, of Eagle Grove Family Dentistry; and ...

The day care ‘crusade’

Local News

Parents in the Fort Dodge community in need of child care services now have another option available to them. Community Christian School, 2406 9 1/2 Ave S., recently announced the opening of its new day care center — Little Crusaders Daycare. The day care opened Jan. 7. It serves ...

Webster City garage damaged in fire

News Brief

WEBSTER CITY — A garage was damaged during a Friday afternoon fire in Webster City. The blaze at 1136 Water St. was reported at 12:14 p.m. No one was injured. Firefighters were dispatched to a possible structure fire and when they arrived, they found a detached garage on fire, according ...

From our files: Jan. 12, 2019

From Our Files

10 Years ago: Jan. 12, 2009 NEWS: D’Arien Calahan and Kendalyn Pierson were featured in Character Corner. SPORTS: Iowa Central won the NJCAA National wrestling duals for the third straight year. 25 Years ago: Jan. 12, 1994 NEWS: The east wing of Clarion-Goldfield High School in ...