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UnityPoint Health in FD closes its orthopedics clinic

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UnityPoint Health Clinic announced the closure of its orthopedics clinic in Fort Dodge Wednesday afternoon. In a statement issued Wednesday, UnityPoint Health officials did not specify when the clinic will close or if it had closed already. The medical specialty of orthopedics deals with ...

Re-count by hand is part of new vote audit

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Every Iowa county will conduct an audit of one of its precinct’s votes this year — by re-counting the votes by hand. The audit is a new measure aimed at election security, said Webster County Auditor Doreen Pliner. “I have a team of three who are going to come in Friday,” Pliner ...

Domestic abuse offender charged

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A Fort Dodge man accused of illegally possessing a gun has been ordered held on bond. Alex D. Harper, 40, has been charged with possession of a firearm by a domestic abuse offender, carrying weapons, fourth-degree theft and failure to possess or display a weapon permit. Harper was ordered ...

Elderbridge has tips for having an enjoyable Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is a favorite holiday among seniors due thanks to its traditions and great food. However, Thanksgiving can be stressful for hosts, seniors and their caregivers. Here’s some advice from the Elderbridge Agency on Aging for having an enjoyable Thanksgiving. Prepare special meals ...

Medicare open enrollment period is underway

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The Medicare open enrollment period is underway, and will conclude Dec. 7, according to an announcement from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The open enrollment period is the time for Medicare recipients to review their current coverage and decide if there are better ...

Willoughby’s work with radar during WWII was ‘hush-hush’

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ROCKWELL CITY — Norma Willoughby recently sat down in her Rockwell City apartment, looking through old photos of her time in the armed services. But Willoughby’s service wasn’t in the American military; it was in the Royal Air Force of Great Britain. Willoughby, who is originally ...

Meyer beats Srinivas

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Republican Ann Meyer narrowly defeated Democrat Megan Srinivas to win a seat in the Iowa House of Representatives Tuesday. Meyer, of Fort Dodge, will replace state Rep. Helen Miller, D-Fort Dodge, who is retiring after 16 years in the Legislature. She will represent House District 9. She ...

Fort Dodge refuse schedule posted

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In observance of the Veterans Day Holiday on Monday, refuse collection routes for the City of Fort Dodge will be as follows: Refuse normally collected on Monday, Nov. 12, will be collected on Tuesday, Nov. 13. Refuse normally collected on Tuesday, Nov. 13, will be collected on Thursday, ...

From our files: Nov. 7, 2018

From Our Files

10 Years ago: Nov. 7, 2008 NEWS: Fort Dodge Senior High’s fall play was “Saturday the 14th.” SPORTS: Iowa Central beat Grand View JV 67-39 in women’s basketball. 25 Years ago: Nov. 7, 1993 NEWS: Sandy Hedeen, Pam Larson and Brian Michener received service awards from the Fort ...

News of record: Nov. 7, 2018

News of record

Police Log FORT DODGE Sunday An assault was reported in the 10 block of North Seventh Street. A theft was reported in the 100 block of South 29th Street. A theft was reported in the 2900 block of Fifth Avenue South. An assault was reported at 1 Triton Circle. Criminal mischief was ...

Conrad tops Leffler

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Democratic challenger Niki Conrad won the seat for Webster County Supervisor District 4 Tuesday night with 1,274 votes to Supervisor Merrill Leffler’s 1,182 votes. Conrad said she believes her win came from “putting in the work.” “I was out there for seven months or so, and just ...

FD Public Library closed Veterans Day

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The Fort Dodge Public Library will be closed Monday in observance of Veterans Day. The library will open at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday. For more information, call the library at 573-8167, ext. 6224 or visit www.fortdodgeiowa.org/library.

Sexton cruises to third term

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State Rep. Mike Sexton, R-Rockwell City, easily swept aside a Democratic challenger Tuesday to win his third term in a dominating fashion. He bested Jake Thompson, also of Rockwell City, by a margin of 67 percent to 32.87 percent, according to unofficial election results posted late Tuesday ...

Incumbent senator wins again

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State Sen. Tim Kraayenbrink, R-Fort Dodge, easily won a second term Tuesday. He defeated Democrat John O’Brien, also of Fort Dodge, by a margin of 61.93 percent to 37.99 percent, according to unofficial election returns posted late Tuesday by Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate. “I was ...

Angstrom narrowly wins Webster Co. treasurer

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Brenda Angstrom will be the next Webster County treasurer. Angstrom, a Democrat, won 7,050 votes according to unofficial results Tuesday night, to Republican Kate Stucky’s 6,867 votes, or 51 to 49 percent. Final unofficial results weren’t available until nearly 11 p.m. “It was ...

Warwick elected Hamilton County treasurer

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Republican Judy Warwick, Webster City, the assistant county treasurer for Hamilton County, defeated Democrat Colleen Hansen in the race for county treasurer Tuesday. According to the unofficial results, Warwick received a total of 4,040 votes while Hansen garnered 2,274 votes. Warwick, a ...

Lehigh rejects proposed change to funds use

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LEHIGH — Voters rejected a measure which would have changed how certain tax money is spent in Lehigh Tuesday night. Local option sales tax will continue to only be used on roads. The measure, if it had passed, would have split the funds up 50 percent to streets and infrastructure, 10 ...

Bacon holds onto House District 48 seat

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WEBSTER CITY — Incumbent Robert Bacon, a Republican from Slater, cruised to re-election for the Iowa House District 48 seat Tuesday night, defeating Democratic challenger Tim Winter, of Kelley. According to unofficial vote counts, Bacon received nearly 59 percent of the vote, compared to ...

Loney wins Humboldt supervisor seat

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HUMBOLDT — Sandy Loney won a seat on the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors Tuesday night. Loney, a Republican, collected 686 votes, unofficially. Her opponent, Todd George, received 278 votes. George, of Humboldt, was not affiliated with a party. Loney, of Humboldt, will serve District ...