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News of Record: March 11, 2018

News of record

Magistrate Court WEBSTER COUNTY Saturday Probation violation —Anthony Cotner, 19, Arlington Heights, Illinois, transferred to District Court; Michia Thompson, 29, 311 First Ave. S., transferred to District Court. Parole violation —Darnell Holman, 40, 1234 1/2 First Ave. N., ...

FDCSD plans community forum to discuss school safety

News Brief

The Fort Dodge Community School District is hosting a school safety community forum on March 19. The district is teaming up with the Fort Dodge Police Department, Webster County Sheriff’s Department and Webster County Community Safety Committee to educate the public on safety procedures ...

Neven Mulholland receives prestigious honor

Business Briefs

Neven J. Mulholland, of Fort Dodge, has been named to the ranks of America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators for 2018. Selection is by invitation only and is intended to identify the nation’s most exceptional trial attorneys in high value, high stakes legal matters. To be considered for ...

Storytellers will address mental health, suicide

Local News

Mental health is a serious problem in the Fort Dodge community and students and staff at Fort Dodge Senior High are taking action. FDSH Principal Kenneth Hayes said when he came to Fort Dodge more than a year ago, he noticed, statistically, a high number of suicides in the Fort Dodge ...

Business Horizons 2018 registration is now open

Local Business

The Iowa Association of Business and Industry Foundation is now accepting applications for Business Horizons, a college and career summer program for high school students grades nine through 12. During the week, participants gain unique hands-on experience in the world of business and ...

Mark Passow achieves certification

Business Briefs

Farm Bureau Financial Services has announced that Mark Passow, of Fort Dodge, has been certified as an Agribusiness and Farm Insurance Specialist (AFIS). This insurance certification recognizes proficiency in the fundamentals of agribusiness, farm risk management and insurance. To obtain the ...

Sexton to seek third term in Iowa House

Local News

ROCKWELL CITY — State Rep. Mike Sexton is seeking his third term in the Iowa House of Representatives. The Republican from Rockwell City is unopposed so far for his party’s nomination. No Democratic candidates have entered the race so far. In 2016, he won his second term ...

Dr. Adam Swisher named medical director

Business Briefs

Adam Swisher, DO, is the regional medical director of UnityPoint Hospice. Dr. Swisher received his medical degree from the Des Moines University Osteopathic Medical Center. He completed a family medicine residency at Mercy Medical Center North Iowa in Mason City. Swisher specializes in family ...

$97M Fort Dodge budget keeps property tax levy steady

Local News

A roughly $97 million budget that keeps the city’s property tax rate the same for the third fiscal year in a row will be considered by the Fort Dodge City Council when it meets Monday. The budget does include 2 percent increases in the water and sanitary sewer rates, effective Jan. 1, ...

Fort Dodge students are ready for Kosovo

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Three Fort Dodge Senior High students and one St. Edmond Catholic School student are heading to Kosovo this summer. There they will learn about European traditions and interact with other teenagers in a camp setting. Students Tyreike Mericle, 17, a senior at FDSH; Olivia Mitchell, 17, a ...

Brad Duffy joins Farm Bureau Financial Services

Business Briefs

HUMBOLDT – Farm Bureau Financial Services has announced that Brad Duffy has joined the Humboldt Farm Bureau office as a sales associate. Prior to this career move, Duffy was co-owner of C & D Garage Door Services in Humboldt. Duffy is also an active member of the Humboldt Community ...

Iowa Realty recognizes Friederichs as top agent

Business Briefs

Dennie Friederichs was named by Iowa Realty as one of the top agents in 2017, earning him recognition as a leader for the Iowa Realty franchises. Friederichs works out of the Fort Dodge office. He received this award based on a personal sales volume of one to $2 million. This is the 16th time ...

John Deere to celebrate 100 years of tractors

Local Business

The John Deere company will celebrating its 100-year anniversary of entering into the tractor business starting next week with a 100 days of celebrations. Tiffany Turner, product manager for large tractors of John Deere Co., said John Deere wasn’t on the forefront of the tractor ...

Renewable fuels on the line

Local News

Farmers and agriculture leaders from Webster County met with the state’s new agriculture secretary Friday afternoon to discuss a Texas senator’s plan to alter the Renewable Fuels Standard, which they say would cripple the state’s ethanol industry. Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike ...

From our files: March 10, 2018

From Our Files

March 10, 2008 NEWS: Jason Mercado and Emma Bloom were featured in Character Corner. SPORTS: The Iowa Central women’s and men’s track squads both turned in top-10 team performances at the NJCAA national indoor meet. March 10, 1993 NEWS: Fort Dodge Senior High students rated the ...

Investigation ongoing into rap video

Local News

Fort Dodge police are in the middle of an investigation after being alerted to an online rap video showing juveniles with guns. Law enforcement was alerted to the video in December 2017, according to Ryan Baldridge, first assistant Webster County attorney. The video was uploaded to YouTube, ...

Reynolds will run

Local News

Iowa is one of the top states in the nation when it comes to funding K-12 education, according to Gov. Kim Reynolds. “As a mom, as a grandmother of nine, and the mom of a teacher, I know that there is really nothing more important than investing in our children,” Reynolds said Friday ...

FDCSD bargaining units present initial proposals

Local News

The Fort Dodge Community School District bargaining units presented their initial proposals on Tuesday. The following groups presented these proposals regarding total package: • Maintenance Employees Bargaining Unit requested a 4 percent increase • Secretary / Clerical Employees ...