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Here’s where to hunt Easter eggs this weekend

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FORT DODGE Moose Lodge Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday, April 20 The men and women of the Fort Dodge Moose Lodge are preparing for its annual Easter Egg Hunt. The hunt is scheduled for Saturday, April 20, at Dodger Stadium, Fort Dodge. Registration is 10:45 a.m. until noon. The cost is 50 ...

Iowa population up in largest cities, down in 69 counties

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DES MOINES (AP) — Census estimates show strong growth in the Des Moines metro area as well as the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City areas, but more than two-thirds of Iowa’s counties have lost population since 2010. Polk County remained the most populous, growing by 56,572 residents since 2010 ...

Teen hospitalized after falling from bridge onto tracks

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BOONE (AP) — Authorities say a 17-year-old girl was hospitalized after falling from a road bridge onto busy railroad tracks in central Iowa’s Boone County. The girl fell about 30 feet Monday on Union Pacific tracks west of Boone. First responders used GPS to reach the site after ...

So many stories

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Children’s book author Lisa Owens has a pretty impressive catalog of titles to her credit. She shared that number with the students at Butler Elementary School Wednesday during a daylong author’s visit to teach the them about writing, being an author and what it’s like to work in a ...

Wheels of Gowrie Youth Center breakfast is Saturday

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GOWRIE — Wheels of Gowrie Youth Center is holding a pancake breakfast and silent auction skate fundraiser from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Gowrie Community Center. The breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs, orange juice, milk and coffee. The suggested donation is $5 ...

From our files: April 18, 2019

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10 Years ago: April 18, 2009 NEWS: The Fort Dodge Police Department, Webster County Sheriff’s Department and Post No. 7 of the Iowa State Patrol were honored by the Iowa Department of Public Safety. SPORTS: Fort Dodge came in second in the Dodger Relays. 25 Years ago: April 18, ...

News of Record: April 18, 2019

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Magistrate Court WEBSTER COUNTY Wednesday Assault while displaying a dangerous weapon, two counts — Tyler J. Phillips, 22, 2047 Third Ave. N., preliminary hearing set for May 3. Domestic assault impeding flow of air/blood — Pierre Rochon, 35, 2805 10th Ave. N., No. 2B, preliminary ...

Go Big, Go Dodgers brings in $80,000

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A night of games and music generated about $80,000 for the Fort Dodge Community Schools Foundation. The foundation reported that the annual Go Big, Go Dodgers event on April 5 yielded that much money to be spent on things like programmable robots, math and literacy materials, metal shop tools ...

Iowa’s oldest county park celebrates a century

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WEBSTER CITY — Back in April 1919, 60 acres of land was donated to Hamilton County by the Briggs Family. Briggs Woods has the distinction of being Iowa’s first county park. Since the initial donation, Briggs Woods has grown to include a large lake with a swimming beach, an 18-hole ...

Briggs Woods Park marks 100 years

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WEBSTER CITY — April 17, 2019 is a milestone for Hamilton County and Iowa history. Today marks the 100th birthday of Briggs Woods Park, Iowa’s first county park. Much has changed since the Briggs Family gave Hamilton County those first 60 acres back in 1919. The park has grown to ...

Ousted

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South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg had just stated his belief about the importance of marriage equality when his speech was interrupted by a protester from a crowd gathered at the Fort Dodge Lion’s Den Tuesday afternoon. Minutes later, the protester, who was yelling that the openly ...

Closure of Williams Drive is postponed until May 1

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Williams Drive is currently open to through traffic. The closure of Williams Drive will be postponed due to a delay in the delivery of storm water structures. Construction is expected to begin around May 1. A new closure notice will be issued at that time. The eventual closure will be part of ...

From our files: April 17, 2019

From Our Files

10 Years ago: April 17, 2009 NEWS: The Otho Fire Department was getting closer to having a new station built. SPORTS: Southeast Webster-Grand beat East Greene 223-353 in girls golf. 25 Years ago: April 17, 1994 NEWS: Terry Lutz, of McClure Engineering, was elected president of the ...

News of Record: April 17, 2019

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Police Log FORT DODGE Monday Trespassing was reported in the 400 block of Central Avenue. A burglary was reported in the 1200 block of Sixth Avenue North. A burglary was reported in the 400 block of North 27th Street. A burglary was reported in the 200 block of North 14th ...

Supervisors weigh in on EPA waters rule

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Seeking clarity on how drainage ditches are treated under federal environmental law, Webster County is adding its voice to the comments on a proposed rule from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The hope is that the new rule will clarify that drainage ditches are exempt from rules ...

Firm responsible for gas line rupture misidentified

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The firm whose worker ruptured a 2-inch gas line at the construction site for the new Holy Trinity Catholic Church Monday was misidentified. The company whose worker was responsible was Winger Electric, according to the general contractor, Kolacia Construction Co. The previous report that ...

Farmer stops ammonia leak before HAZMAT arrival

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A farmer was able to stop an anhydrous ammonia leak before firefighters and the local hazardous materials team could arrive on scene. Fort Dodge Fire Chief Steve Hergenreter said the leak was reported at Nelson Avenue and 170th Street a little after 4 p.m. Tuesday. A farmer was pulling a ...

Downtown Webster City building headed for demolition

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WEBSTER CITY — The vacant and rundown Fuhs Pastry Shop building in downtown Webster City may be demolished by the end of this year. The City Council purchased the building almost exactly a year ago, on April 16, 2018, with the intent to demolish it. At that time local officials said the ...