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Finding jobs that fit

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Stop by Taco Tico during the busy hours on Tuesday or Thursday and you might see Ryan Seauto’s smiling face as he clears the trays and wipes down the tables. Seauto has always wanted to work at the restaurant, where he was long known to the staff. Thanks to the One Vision Community ...

Fort Dodge Police respond to suicidal male

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A suicidal man was transported to UnityPoint Health — Trinity Regional Medical Center Wednesday after police were contacted about him early in the afternoon. Fort Dodge police Capt. Ryan Gruenberg said the unidentified man was in the area of the Dean Hearn Skateboard Park and not far from ...

From our files: April 25, 2019

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10 Years ago: April 25, 2009 NEWS: The St. Edmond Catholic School System received more than $1.2 million from the estate of W. Harold Welch and his wife, Martha Welch. SPORTS: St. Edmond beat Spencer 8-1 in boys tennis. 25 Years ago: April 25, 1994 NEWS: St. Edmond senior Holly Wilson ...

News of Record: April 25, 2019

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Police Log FORT DODGE Monday An assault was reported in the 2600 block of North 15th Place. A theft was reported in the 1100 block of Central Avenue. A counterfeit was reported in the 3000 block of Fifth Avenue South. A scam was reported in the 700 block of First Avenue South. A ...

Ready to ride

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When John and Lin Simpson, of Fort Dodge, were presented with their hats to become the grand marshals of the 2019 Frontier Days Parade, John Simpson thought there must be some mistake. That mistake didn’t have anything to do with the Simpsons being named the grand marshals. Instead it ...

Chase suspect charged with attempted murder

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A chase suspect is now facing an attempted murder charge after he tried ramming Dayton Police Chief Nick Dunbar’s patrol vehicle while the officer was inside, according to the Webster County sheriff. Dunbar fired his gun during the Tuesday evening incident, Sheriff Jim Stubbs said. The ...

Big funding increase secured for community colleges

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Iowa Central Community College will benefit from a $6 million increase in aid for community colleges negotiated by state Sen. Tim Kraayenbrink. The Republican from Fort Dodge struck a deal with state Rep. David Kerr, R-Morning Sun, that resulted in the boost for the colleges. “We made a ...

Remembering Anglena

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The kindergarten class at Duncombe Elementary School miss their friend and classmate Anglena Hiracheta. She has not been among them since March 2 when a traffic accident on a snow-covered interstate in Wyoming claimed her life. She was 6. Tuesday afternoon, the students and staff ...

From our files

From Our Files

10 Years ago: April 24, 2009 NEWS: Marlene McComas and Dan Kinney were finalists for the position of president at Iowa Central. SPORTS: Iowa Central beat Southwestern 13-3 and 6-2 in baseball. 25 Years ago: April 24, 1994 NEWS: Sandy Bushman was selected as one of Coldwell ...

Chase near Dayton ends with suspect in custody

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DAYTON — One man was in custody after leading the Dayton police chief on a pursuit that ended near the Belleville Bridge Tuesday night, according to Webster County Sheriff Jim Stubbs. Based on initial information provided to him, Stubbs said no injuries or vehicle damage was ...

Nelson resigns from FDCS Foundation

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Molly Nelson, the director of the Fort Dodge Community Schools Foundation, announced her resignation from that position on Tuesday. Nelson became the foundation’s first paid director in October 2017. “We (the board) thank Molly for her time and efforts in growing awareness of the ...

Still a great place

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Plenty of officials think Webster County and the surrounding area are great places. Now, they’re hoping the state will agree. Webster, Boone and Hamilton counties are re-applying for designation in the Iowa Great Places program. “In 2010, Webster County and Hamilton County went ...

‘It’s spring in Iowa, and the roads are soft’

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After heavy snows and a wet spring, some of the county’s gravel roads were in bad shape at the start of April. One road in particular has prompted multiple complaints from a resident of rural Barnum. Joe Condon has been attending the Webster County Board of Supervisors meetings for ...

Webster County invests in new tractor to mow along ditches

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A new tractor will help the roads department mow alongside Webster County roads in a more timely fashion. The Webster County Board of Supervisors purchased both a new Kubota tractor and a new Kuhn disc mower during the regular meeting Tuesday morning. The tractor will be purchased from ...

DART to offer free bus rides Thursday

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Dodger Area Rapid Transit is offering free bus service for one day only Thursday to help promote public transportation. There will be no fares collected across all six of DART’s Fort Dodge bus routes, according to Jay Kammerer, transit manager for DART systems and the Midas Council of ...

Asbestos to be removed at FDSH

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Before another phase of hot and cold water pipes can be replaced at Fort Dodge Senior High, asbestos will need to be removed from the tunnels, according to Travis Filloon, Fort Dodge Community School District director of buildings and grounds. The FDCSD board awarded a contract for the ...

Pursuit suspect charged with attempted murder of a police officer

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A man accused of leading officers on a high-speed chase Tuesday afternoon is facing an attempted murder of a police officer charge after he allegedly tried to ram Dayton Police Chief Nicholas Dunbar's patrol vehicle head-on. The suspect, identified as Anthony Spinharney, 37, of Omaha, ...

‘I have cried almost daily’

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The man who admitted he put Jessica Gomez in a chokehold and later helped burn her body to cover up her death was sentenced Monday afternoon in Webster County District Court. Phillip Williams, of Lafayette, Indiana, will spend up to 30 years in prison. At the hearing, Jacqueline ...

Sac City men charged in burglary

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SAC CITY — Two Sac City men are facing charges after allegedly stealing a handgun from a Sac City home, according to the Sac City Police Department. Ethan Sorenson, 22, and Kylin Kruckenberg, 18, are each charged with second-degree burglary, a class C felony; and third-degree theft, an ...