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Growing up black in Fort Dodge

Local News

From downtown businesses on Central Avenue to her neighbors in Pleasant Valley, Julia Naylor has seen a lot of things come and go in Fort Dodge. “Fort Dodge has changed a lot since I have grown up,” said Naylor, who will speak on growing up black in Fort Dodge on Saturday at 10 a.m. ...

Presidents Day trash schedule for Fort Dodge

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Due to the Presidents Day holiday on Monday, garbage and recycling collection routes for the city of Fort Dodge will be as follows: Garbage normally collected on Monday will be collected on Tuesday. Garbage normally collected on Tuesday will be collected on Thursday. Garbage normally ...

‘Saving their day’

Local Business

Stranded inside a semi-trailer truck on a gravel road during the middle of winter, a husband and wife were at the mercy of bitter cold temperatures before Mike Rees, co-owner of Mid-Iowa Towing, arrived. “It was a husband and wife trucking team,” Rees recalled. “They hadn’t seen ...

Duffield attends training

Business Briefs

Curt Duffield, vocational director for Lifeworks Community Services, recently attended the 2019 Leadership Institute at the University of Delaware. The National Leadership Consortium on Developmental Disabilities offered the training from Jan. 26 to Feb. 1. It was sponsored by the American ...

From our files: Feb. 17, 2019

From Our Files

10 Years ago: Feb. 17, 2009 NEWS: The Rockwell City Library received a $1,350 grant from Humanities Iowa. SPORTS: St. Edmond beat Clarion-Goldfield 93-37 in boys basketball. 25 Years ago: Feb. 17, 1994 NEWS: The Fort Dodge City Council rejected Mayor Joe McBride Jr.’s recommendation ...

In Fort Dodge, Montana governor weighs presidential bid

Local News

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock says he hasn’t yet decided if he will be a candidate for the Democratic nomination for president, but he often sounded like one during a visit to Fort Dodge Saturday evening. Accompanied by Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller, he mingled with people at Amigo’s, ...

Iowa Ag Secretary Mike Naig reflects on his FFA experiences

Local Business

DES MOINES — When you look at his formative years, Mike Naig shouldn’t be where he is today, serving as Iowa’s Secretary of Agriculture. Even for him, it’s hard to shake memories of the Farm Crisis. “As a child of the 1980s, I knew my parents didn’t want us to go through the ...

Hy-Vee is helping replenish food banks

Business Briefs

WEST DES MOINES — Hy-Vee has launched a campaign called “Feed the Need” to help replenish local food banks across its eight-state region. The supermarket chain was recently made aware that many food banks were extremely low on food due an influx of additional people over the past ...

Small towns fight to stay vibrant

Local News

LEHIGH — Like a lot of little towns, Lehigh sometimes struggles to fill the once-busy buildings on its main street. But this year, the Lehigh cafe got a new tenant. Roger Smith has lived in Lehigh for 82 years and can remember when customers would pack into the Lehigh Valley Cafe for ...

Animal welfare group seeks undercover investigator for Iowa

Local Business

Following the decision to strike down Iowa’s “ag gag” law, a California-based company has posted a job application online for an undercover investigator based in Iowa. In January, a federal judge ruled that the 2012 Agricultural Production Facility Fraud law violated the First ...

Beck will serve as interim CEO

Business Briefs

SAC CITY — Jim Beck, of UnityPoint Health — Fort Dodge, will serve as interim CEO at Loring Hospital in Sac City. Brian Martin recently resigned as Loring CEO. Beck will serve the hospital until a replacement for Martin his hired. Beck previously served as interim CEO at Loring in ...

Reeder joins UnityPoint urology center

Business Briefs

UnityPoint Health Center for Urology — Fort Dodge is proud to welcome Jordan Reeder, nurse practitioner, to their team and announce the expanded presence within the Fort Dodge community. The clinic is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday from 8 a.m. to noon. ...

Band day

Local News

For any of the middle school band members who might have hit a sour note Friday morning during the North Central Iowa Bandmasters Association Band Clinic at the Fort Dodge Middle School, they would not have been alone. Doug Morin, associate director of bands at Illinois State University in ...

Eagle Grove man sent to prison for illegally re-entering US

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EAGLE GROVE — A citizen of Mexico living in Eagle Grove has been sentenced to federal prison for being in the United States illegally after being deported four times. Jorge Gonzalez-Juarez, 33, was sentenced to 33 months in prison on Thursday, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for ...

From our files: Feb. 16, 2019

From Our Files

10 Years ago: Feb. 16, 2009 NEWS: Steven Liao and Drake Ayala were featured in Character Corner. SPORTS: Iowa Central finished in first place as a team in the regional wrestling tournament. 25 Years ago: Feb. 16, 1994 NEWS: Fort Dodge Mayor Joe McBride Jr. recommended that the City ...

News of Record: Feb. 16, 2019

News of record

Magistrate Court WEBSTER COUNTY Friday Failure to appear —Alesia Grace Archer, 20, Clive, transferred to District Court. Child endangerment —Maddie Lynn Dickerson, 27, 2701 18th Ave. N., transferred to District Court. Possession of a controlled substance, marijuana —Maddie Lynn ...

Roast Beef Dinner in Callender Feb. 24.

Religion Briefs

CALLENDER — Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, Callender, is hosting its annual Rotisserie Roast Beef Dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 24 at the church. The menu is rotisserie roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, salads, corn and dessert. A freewill offering will go to building upgrades. ...