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Jessica Ubben elected to IFDA leadership post

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HUMBOLDT — Jessica S. Ubben, owner and funeral director at Ubben-Lentz Funeral Home in Humboldt, has been elected as District 8 governor of the Iowa Funeral Directors Association. A native of Humboldt, Ubben graduated from Humboldt High School in 2005. She earned an associate degree from ...

From our files

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10 Years ago: Sept. 16, 2008 NEWS: The 2008 Artful Dodger exhibit opened at Iowa Central. SPORTS: The Bishop Garrigan volleyball team won the Emmetsburg Tournament. 25 Years ago: Sept. 16, 1993 NEWS: Don Ambroson, chief administrator of the Arrowhead Area Education Agency since 1975, ...

News of Record: Sept. 16, 2018

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Magistrate Court WEBSTER COUNTY Saturday Possession of a controlled substance, marijuana — Tyler Martinson, 18, 2003 N. 26th St., transferred to District Court. Possession of a controlled substance, second offense — Brandon Bell, 33, 1338 Third Ave. N.W., transferred to District ...

Masters of the barbecue

Local News

When preparing steaks for the judges at a barbecue contest, one does not simply plop them on the grill and hope for the best. There’s an art to it. Robbie Stevens, of Fort Dodge, was taking great care to get his just right Saturday afternoon at the Rural Iowa BBQ Society Fort Dodge ...

South 15th, Prospect to be closed for paving projects

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South 15th Street between Ninth Avenue South and the Union Pacific Railroad tracks will be closed Monday and will remain closed through Wednesday, according to the Fort Dodge city engineering staff. Also, Prospect Avenue between South 15th Street and the dead end will be closed from Monday ...

Terry Allers elected NCARB vice president/president-elect

Local Business

DETROIT—Terry L. Allers, NCARB, AIA, of Fort Dodge, was elected first vice president/president-elect of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards at its 99th Annual Business Meeting. By virtue of his election, Allers will become president in July 2019. “It’s an exciting ...

Sydney Winkler is now a CCCU branch manager

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Sydney Winkler has accepted the job of branch manager at the Citizens Community Credit Union Hy-Vee office in Fort Dodge. She will be responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the branch, including loan and deposit growth, member service and community development. Winkler, a 2013 ...

Will conditions improve in time for harvest?

Local Business

Recent heavy rains that have moved through a large portion of the Midwest over the past couple of weeks have many producers wondering what type of field conditions they will be facing when harvest begins. Bryce Anderson, DTN senior ag meteorologist, said last week that he thinks conditions ...

Saba Dickerson coaches at Iowa Central

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Saba Dickerson is part of Iowa Central’s coaching staff as an assistant women’s basketball coach. She is also a housing coordinator. Dickerson is from Baltimore, Maryland. She is a graduate of Grace Bible Baptist School, and holds degrees from Campbell University (Bachelor of Science) and ...

Segnar named CEO at WCF, succeeds Mourlam

Local Business

WEBSTER CITY — WCF Bancorp, parent of WCF Financial Bank, has announced that Michael Segner has been named chief executive officer of WCF Bancorp and WCF Financial Bank. He will also serve on the company’s board of directors. Segner replaces retiring CEO Steve Mourlam. “Mike is the ...

Jeffrey Halter now at Iowa Central

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Jeffrey Halter has joined Iowa Central as the Early Childhood Education Program coordinator and instructor. Halter is originally from Iowa City and currently resides in Fort Dodge. He is an Iowa City High School graduate and holds a communications degree from Wartburg College, a special ...

ISA board elects officers for 2018-19

Local Business

ANKENY — Iowa soybean farmers were elected to state and national leadership positions at the September meeting of the Iowa Soybean Association board of directors. Those tabbed to serve as ISA officers were: Tim Bardole, Rippey – president-elect; Robb Ewoldt, Davenport – treasurer; Dave ...

Megan Kruse has joined the team at ICCC

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Kruse is now a Work Based Learning coordinator at Iowa Central Community College. Megan is from Callendar and is a graduate of Prairie Valley High School. She holds an Associate of Science degree in criminal justice from Iowa Central and a Bachelor of Arts degree in human services and ...

Jacob Mizell is coaching rugby at ICCC

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Jacob Mizell is coaching at Iowa Central as an assistant rugby coach . He is also a housing coordinator. Mizell is from Keller, Texas. He is a 2009 graduate of Keller High School and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Arkansas State University. Mizell was a Collegiate Rugby ...

Nathan Stanley teaches math at Iowa Central

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Nathan Stanley is now a mathematics instructor at Iowa Central Community College. Stanley is from Atlantic. He has Bachelor of Arts degree in hsistory from Creighton University and a master’s degree in mathematics from the University of Northern Iowa. Stanley previously taught at Neosho ...

Learning after school

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Keysha Tate, 7, a second-grade student at Butler Elementary School, took a few minutes to settle down with her book Friday afternoon while attending the daily Dodger Academy after school program. There were after all, a couple of friends to talk to who were reading the same book and ...

From our files: Sept. 15, 2018

From Our Files

10 Years ago: Sept. 15, 2008 NEWS: Woolstock Mayor Conrad “Connie” Grunwald was highlighted in The Messenger’s At Your Service feature. SPORTS: Iowa beat Iowa State 17-5 in football. 25 Years ago: Sept. 15, 1993 NEWS: Kim Landhuis and Pam Hinton won seats on the Fort Dodge school ...

News of Record: Sept. 15, 2018

News of record

Police Log FORT DODGE Wednesday A theft was reported in the 300 block of North 27th Street. A theft was reported in the 2200 block of Third Avenue North. A burglary and criminal mischief were reported in the 800 block of Third Avenue South. Criminal mischief was reported in the 700 ...

Swedish meatball supper scheduled

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CALLENDER — Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, Callender, is holding Women of the Word Swedish meatball supper from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the church. The menu is Swedish meatballs, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, coleslaw, dinner roll and pie. Tickets are $10 for fifth grade through ...