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News of Record: March 10, 2018

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Police Log FORT DODGE Thursday A theft was reported in the 900 block of Amvets Drive. A theft was reported in the 10 block of South 15th Street. An assault was reported in the 800 block of North 32nd Street. Magistrate Court WEBSTER COUNTY Friday Driving under suspension — ...

Roundup gives preschoolers a glimpse of what’s ahead

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Steve Nessa, of Fort Dodge, offered two key words to describe kindergartners Thursday afternoon. “They are very honest and very energetic,” he said. Nessa is a paraeducator at Duncombe Elementary School. He was on hand for an open house kindergarten roundup at the ...

From our Files — March 9, 2018

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March 9, 2008 NEWS: Dan Scott joined the management team at the Hy-Vee branch of Citizens Community Credit Union. SPORTS: Burke Risetter bowled a 790 series. March 9, 1993 NEWS: U.S. District Judge Charles R. Wolle denied an injunction to halt construction of a proposed 690-acre lake ...

News of Record — March 9, 2018

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Police Log FORT DODGE Wednesday A forgery was reported in the 3000 block of Fifth Avenue South. A theft was reported in the 800 block of North 32nd Street. A theft was reported in the 100 block of South 17th Street. Violation of no contact order was reported in the 2400 block of ...

Foster charged in November ’17 robbery in FD

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A Fort Dodge man has been charged with a robbery that took place in November 2017 during which the victim was shot. Benjamin L. Foster, 36, is charged with one count of first-degree robbery, a class B felony. The robbery happened Nov. 22, 2017, in the 600 block of South 22nd ...

Stolen car rams into FD Family Dollar

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Officer Caitlin Keeland, left, and Lt. Dennis Quinn, both of the Fort Dodge Police Department, examine a car that crashed into the Fort Dodge Family Dollar store, 21 S. 15th St., Thursday afternoon. Quinn said the car had been stolen and the person driving it somehow crashed into the ...

Wacky Wednesday

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At St. Edmond Elementary, on Wednesday it was. Young students took paper, and made all new hats. I do like this hat, one of them said. It’s an animal, just not a cat. In fact though a critter, it’s not from a litter, but hails from under the sea’s briny waves. It doesn’t have ...

Three candidates vying for Webster City superintendent job

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WEBSTER CITY — The three candidates for the Webster City School superintendent position were announced Monday night following a closed session of the school board. The candidates selected were: Dr. Jesse Ulrich, of AHSTW (Avoca, Hancock, Shelby, Tennant and Walnut) Schools; Dr. Amanda Ross, ...

News of Record: March 8, 2018

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Police Log FORT DODGE Tuesday A theft was reported in the 2400 block of Fifth Avenue South. A theft was reported in the 800 block of North Ninth Street. Magistrate Court WEBSTER COUNTY Wednesday Probation violation — Chelsey Carr, 31, no address provided, sent to District ...

Using 911: If you can’t call, text

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Those who need immediate assistance of Webster County first responders now have a new way of getting ahold of emergency crews: They can text to 911. The service, which is being promoted as “911: Call if you can, text if you can’t,” has already been used by Webster County residents, ...

Webster City educator is Carroll position finalist

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WEBSTER CITY — Dr. Adam Zellmer, Webster City School District director of teaching and learning, is one of three finalists for the superintendent position at Carroll Community School District. Zellmer confirmed Monday that he is a finalist for the superintendent job in Carroll. The ...

New district plans upkeep of Fifth Avenue South corridor

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Leaders of a new group dedicated to keeping a stretch of the Fifth Avenue South Corridor of Commerce looking good moved Wednesday to hire a company to handle some basic maintenance starting this spring. Members of the Corridor Self-Supported Municipal Improvement District Board also ...

Town may change major intersection for Kwik Star

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WEBSTER CITY — The City Council of Webster City on Monday reached a consensus on which engineering option it will be using for the Superior Street and Fairmeadow Drive intersection. It chose an option that must be revised in the future because the council could not reach a consensus about ...

Humboldt council approves $9.7M budget

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HUMBOLDT — The Humboldt City Council approved the budget for 2018-2019 following a public hearing at Monday’s meeting. According to City Clerk Gloria Christensen, the property tax levy will be $17.58 per $1,000 valuation. That is down 19 cents from last year. Total revenues budgeted are ...

Friends of the Library

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For a dedicated group of people, supporting the Fort Dodge Public Library doesn’t just involve visiting the building and checking out books. To them, it’s about volunteering and raising money for the library. The Friends of the Fort Dodge Public Library is an all-volunteer group who ...

Year one: $7,175,780

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Iowa Central Community College’s $25.5 million general obligation bond, which will pay for a variety of building improvement projects, will be broken down into phases and sold with multiple bond sales, according to Angie Martin, the college’s vice president of business affairs. The Iowa ...

News of Record: March 7, 2018

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Police Log FORT DODGE Monday A theft was reported in the 2000 block of Fourth Avenue North. A theft was reported in the 100 block of South 29th Street. Criminal mischief was reported in the 1800 block of First Avenue North. A theft was reported in the 3000 block of Fiftha Avenue ...

Hog site near Moorland passes matrix, but supervisors disapprove

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Though voicing its disapproval, the Webster County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted Tuesday to certify that a new hog confinement site has scored enough points to pass the master matrix. The Vosika Site planned for east of Moorland is likely to be approved by the Iowa Department of ...

M.E.: Lakota woman died of ‘sharp force injuries’

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LAKOTA — The death of a Lakota woman last weekend was a homicide caused by “sharp force injuries,” according to an autopsy conducted by the state Medical Examiner’s Office. The Kossuth County Sheriff’s Department reported the results of the autopsy Tuesday. Krista Lynn ...