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Bear bales for the holiday

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BOXHOLM — There’s a bear in a field along the highway just south of Boxholm. No. Really. It’s a big bear. It’s smiling and playing a drum. Located in a field along U.S. Highway 169 and 130th Street, the round bale bear creation is the work of Mike Will and his girlfriend, ...

KYL to host Healthy Connections program

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WEBSTER CITY — Jodi Harms from Van Diest Medical Center Senior Life Solutions will be at Kendall Young Library for more segments of Healthy Connection talks today at 2 and 6:30 p.m. She will be discussing depression. The session takes place in the library meeting room. No registration required.

From our files: Dec. 13, 2018

From Our Files

10 Years ago: Dec. 13, 2008 NEWS: Don and Bonnie Sutter, of Manson, worked with members of Manson Mennonite Church to raise donations for Heifer International. SPORTS: Fort Dodge beat Marshalltown 55-49 in boys basketball. 25 Years ago: Dec. 13, 1993 NEWS: A young doe entered the ...

News of Record: Dec. 13, 2018

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Police Log FORT DODGE Tuesday An assault was reported in the 900 block of Fourth Avenue North. Two thefts were reported in the 3000 block of First Avenue South. Harassment was reported in the 1600 block of Fifth Avenue South. Harassment was reported in the 600 block of Dakota ...

Deer Creek residents want to warm up some veterans

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Donald Sells, a resident of the Deer Creek Apartments in Fort Dodge, wanted to do something this year to help out military veterans. So he enlisted the help of several other residents who made a quilt and an afghan. One will be given to a veteran, the other raffled off to help veterans ...

Exit Realty Frontier, Real Deals team up for Christmas giveaway

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Santa has been a busy old elf this year — but he can’t do it all alone. This weekend kids will be able to help him out themselves on Saturday thanks to Exit Realty Frontier and Real Deals Home Decor. The companies are putting on a Christmas giveaway and are collecting used toys and ...

AARP poll shows support for CARE Act

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A poll recently commissioned by the AARP in Iowa has revealed near-unanimous support for a proposed law benefiting caregivers across the state. The poll, released Dec. 11, shows 96 percent of family caregivers support initiatives in the CARE Act, which stands for Caregiver Advise, Record and ...

$15K from Hamilton County will help ACE survive

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WEBSTER CITY — All Cultures Equal received a second infusion of funding Tuesday morning as the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors agreed to approve the organization's $15,000 funding request. ACE received approval on a similar funding request from the City of Webster City. The City ...

56 hours of gaming

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Dungeons and Dodgers game shop will celebrate its grand opening this weekend with a marathon gaming opportunity. The store at 1214 Central Ave. will be open from Friday noon nonstop to Sunday 6 p.m. “Fifty-six hours straight of gaming,” store owner Ethan Becker said. Saturday will ...

Shop with a Santa Cop

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Some people shop with their spouses. Others shop with their children or their friends. But on Tuesday night, a number of children could be spotted shopping at Target in Fort Dodge with law enforcement officers. It was all a part of Santa Cops, an annual event that pairs law enforcement ...

From our Files — Dec. 12, 2018

From Our Files

10 Years ago: Dec. 12, 2008 NEWS: Hawkeye Community Theatre performed “Gift of the Magi” and “O Holy Knight.” SPORTS: Fort Dodge beat Des Moines East 47-27 in wrestling. 25 Years ago: Dec. 12, 1993 NEWS: Steve Hoesel, executive director of the MIDAS Council of Governments in ...

News of Record — Dec. 12, 2018

News of record

Police Log FORT DODGE Monday A theft was reported in the 1600 block of North 25th Street. An assault was reported in the 2900 block of Fifth Avenue South. Criminal mischief was reported in the 200 block of Avenue O West. An assault was reported at 1 Triton Circle. A theft was ...

Iowa Central to offer flat rate tuition

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Iowa Central Community College is now the first such school in the state to offer full-time students a flat tuition rate. The new tuition package, approved unanimously Tuesday by the college’s Board of Directors, could trim more than $1,000 from the cost of earning an associate ...

Hamtastic

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Lindsay Green, of Fort Dodge was among the many who stopped by the NEW Cooperative Inc., Fort Dodge headquarters Tuesday afternoon an picked up a free ham. The event, called “Hams for Hunger,” is in its second year. Green is deeply appreciative of being able to collect one of the ...

Silo mural nears completion

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Artist Guido van Helten, in the bucket at the top of the boom at right, works on completing his mural on the old grain silos along Hawkeye Avenue Monday afternoon.

2 injured when SUV collides with school van

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Two people suffered minor injuries when an SUV and a Humboldt school minivan collided at the intersection of North 15th Street and 10th Avenue North Tuesday morning, according to Fort Dodge police reports. The crash was reported at 7:41 a.m. According to police, Carol McKenna, 78, of ...

County Supervisors keep it short

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Webster County Board of Supervisors finished their work quickly Tuesday morning, taking less than five minutes to cover a light agenda. The board approved hiring Meredith Mickelson as the First Five program coordinator for the county public health department. First five is a statewide ...

Dam demolition placed on hold

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Plans for removing the two dams that span the Des Moines River in Fort Dodge were abruptly stopped — at least temporarily — late Monday afternoon a little more than an hour before the City Council was to award contracts for the project. A consulting engineer hired by the city received a ...