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From our Files — Dec. 21, 2018

From Our Files

10 Years ago: Dec. 21, 2008 NEWS: Dr. Stephen P. Fox joined the staff at Wolfe Eye Clinic. SPORTS: Scott Harms bowled a 297 game in the men’s non-classic league. 25 Years ago: Dec. 21, 1993 NEWS: A money bag containing receipts from Friday and Saturday evenings — about $800 — was ...

News of Record — Dec. 21, 2018

News of record

Police Log FORT DODGE Wednesday A theft was reported in the 800 block of North 14th Street. An assault was reported in the 500 block of North 16th Street. A theft was reported in the 2900 block of First Avenue South. Criminal mischief was reported in the 2800 block of 10th Avenue ...

“Doing the real thing”

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Four months ago, two recently-hired law enforcement officers departed Webster County for Johnston to begin their training at the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy. On Dec. 14, both of those men celebrated their graduations from the academy, and earlier this week, started their field training ...

FD man sentenced to 15 years for Iowa Central garage fire

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The Fort Dodge man who admitted to intentionally setting fire to a vehicle in the parking garage of Iowa Central Community College in September was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years in prison, according to the Webster County attorney’s office. Terrell Adams, 22, pled guilty to second-degree ...

Arts grant to address FD trash issue

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Fort Dodge officials working to curb litter downtown are turning to an unconventional resource: university trained artists and designers. The city has received a $10,000 Arts Build Communities grant that will enable it to work with students and faculty from the Iowa State University ...

12 Days of Christmas

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The Messenger 12 Days of Christmas continues with this display at 528 S. 12th St. in Fort Dodge that features a beautiful stable for a nativity scene. To nominate a display call 573-2141 ext. 472 or email hmadsen@messengernews.net

Lane closures will impact Fort Dodge traffic

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Beginning today through Friday, Fifth Avenue South east of South 29th Street will have alternating lane closures for east and west bound traffic. Motorists are urged to use an alternate route and caution in the construction area.

From our files: Dec. 20, 2018

From Our Files

10 Years ago: Dec. 20, 2008 NEWS: Fort Dodge Senior High junior Dylan Essing donated blood at a Fort Dodge Senior High blood drive in memory of Kayla Jones. SPORTS: Webster City beat Bishop Garrigan 54-41 in girls basketball. 25 Years ago: Dec. 20, 1993 NEWS: Fort Dodge Senior High senior ...

News of Record: Dec. 20, 2018

News of record

Police Log FORT DODGE Tuesday A theft was reported in the 1700 block of Third Avenue South. A theft was reported in the 2900 block of Fifth Avenue South. Criminal mischief was reported in the 200 block of North First Street. Magistrate Court WEBSTER COUNTY Wednesday Assault ...

In tune with a Duncombe tradition

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The origins of the annual Christmas carol singing at Duncombe Elementary School during the week before Christmas are lost in the mists of history. For anyone currently working in the building, it’s just always been there. Kristi Smith, the school counselor, might have as good a guess as ...

Fitzgerald: Worker, housing shortages are obstacles in rural Iowa

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MANSON — Their colorful, custom-cut benches may be popular around town, but Fitzgerald Industries’ primary business is building things for animal processing operations. Gov. Kim Reynolds was in Manson Tuesday morning to hear about this growing business, and the challenges facing growth ...

Drees hired by FDCSD for athletic training

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The Fort Dodge Community School District will move forward with Bre Drees as its athletic trainer, putting an end to questions surrounding those services after UnityPoint Health closed its orthopedic clinic in November. Drees had been employed by the clinic to provide athletic training ...

Fort Dodge Public Library sets its holiday hours

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The Fort Dodge Public Library will close at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 24 for Christmas and will reopen on Wednesday, Dec. 26 at 8:30 a.m. The Library will close at 12:30 p.m. on Dec. 31 for the New Year’s holiday and will reopen on Jan. 2 at 8:30 a.m. For more information please call the ...

Chris Janson to headline Downtown Country Jam

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Chris Janson, the most recent inductee into the Grand Ole Oprey and a nationally-known country singer, will be the headliner of the 2019 Downtown Country Jam. He will be taking the stage on Sept. 21, 2019. Ted Bodensteiner, Shellabration Inc. vice president, said Janson is a great performer ...

Webster County Comp Board meets Jan. 9

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The Webster County Compensation Board will meet on Jan. 9 at the Webster County Courthouse. The meeting will be held at 4:30 p.m. in the first floor conference room. The agenda will include the discussion and/or setting salary recommendations for Webster County elected officials.

Holidays will impact refuse pickup in Fort Dodge

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Due to the Christmas and New Year holidays, refuse collection routes for the city of Fort Dodge will be as follows: Christmas Holiday — Dec. 25 Tuesday garbage route will be collected on Thursday, Dec. 27, and Thursday garbage route will be collected on Friday, Dec. 28. The normal ...

FD man sentenced to 15 years for Iowa Central garage fire

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The Fort Dodge man who admitted to intentionally setting fire to a vehicle in the parking garage of Iowa Central Community College in September was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years in prison, according to the Webster County attorney's office. Terrell Adams, 22, pleaded guilty to second-degree ...