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Graduation, times two

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Community Christian School held two graduations Thursday. The first, for the kindergarten class, was in the morning. The second, for the eighth-graders, was in the afternoon. Both had a set of fraternal twins in their class. Both sets of those twins are siblings. All four are the ...

FD council sets subdivision hearing

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The Fort Dodge City Council scheduled a public hearing regarding a planned housing development during a special meeting Thursday evening that lasted less than five minutes. The hearing, set for 6 p.m. June 11 in the Municipal Building, 819 First Ave. S., is about a development agreement for ...

From our files: May 25, 2018

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May 25, 2008 NEWS: The first JJ Bonnell Jr. Memorial Poker Run was held. SPORTS: Newell-Fonda finished second in the Class 1A state golf meet. May 25, 1993 NEWS: Former Fort Dodge Police Officer Jack Spurlin was named dean of the School of Technology at Missouri Southern State College ...

News of Record: May 25, 2018

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Magistrate Court WEBSTER COUNTY Thursday Interference with official acts — Christina L. Nielsen, 39, 1526 Seventh Ave. N., trial set for June 8; Travis J. Peters, 33, no address provided, trial set for June 20. Fifth-degree theft — Madison B. Worley, 18, 713 Riverside St. N.W., ...

Run to Honor veterans is Saturday

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This weekend heading up to Memorial Day, Youth Empowerment Association Inc. will hold its fourth annual Run to Honor 5k on Saturday. Registration begins at 1 p.m. at John F. Kennedy Memorial Park, for the run beginning at 2 p.m. The event in the past has raised money for Vietnam ...

Police seek answers to spree of blue spray paint

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Fort Dodge police are looking for the person responsible for vandalizing multiple buildings with blue spray paint throughout the city Thursday morning, according to a press release from the Fort Dodge Police Department. Police began receiving reports of buildings that had been spray ...

Gowrie burglary suspect held on bond

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GOWRIE — One of the men accused of breaking into the Casey’s General Store in Gowrie last month has been arrested. Jeffery E. Whyte, 51, of Fort Dodge, is being held on bond in the Webster County Jail. Whyte is charged with second-degree burglary and second-degree criminal ...

One hurt near Harlan Rogers

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Allie Thompson, a Fort Dodge police officer, at left, walks around one of the cars involved in a two-vehicle collision near Harlan and Hazel Rogers Sports Complex Thursday night. One woman was transported by ambulance to UnityPoint Health — Trinity Regional Medical Center with what appeared ...

Remember Memorial Day

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WOOLSTOCK — A special program is planned for Monday at the historic church east of Woolstock. A program and history of the of the French Lutheran Church will be presented at 1:30 p.m. on Monday. Those attending will have a chance to tour the building and the grounds. The ...

Suspect in fight ordered held on bond

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The suspect accused of knocking out a Fort Dodge man during a fight downtown has been ordered held on bond. Robert Prehm, 54, is charged with assault causing serious injury for allegedly hitting James Crouch, 62, of Fort Dodge, in the head Wednesday and knocking him unconscious in a ...

Go and Do: May 25, 2018

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In Fort Dodge FORT DODGE — Blanden Memorial Art Museum, 920 Third Ave. S., is holding Art History & Donuts with Eric Anderson from 10 to 11 a.m. SATURDAY. The lecture is free. FORT DODGE — Blanden Memorial Art Museum, 920 Third Ave. S., is holding Oak Hill Poetry-N-Rhythm: A Creative ...

Equipment bought for Fort Dodge Public Works

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Some machinery for the Public Works Department was purchased by the Fort Dodge City Council on Monday. Two four-wheel drive loaders were bought from Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co., of Fort Dodge, for $286,730. They will replace machines bought in 1981 and 2002. A backhoe was also ...

Preparing for the worst

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If an aircraft were to explode at the Fort Dodge Regional Airport, the communication between the various responding agencies would be critical to saving lives. That scenario is exactly what was put to practice Wednesday night. The full-scale disaster drill was this: an Air Choice One ...

Traffic restriction planned for Second Avenue North

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Westbound traffic on Second Avenue North near 26th Street will be reduced to one lane beginning at 7 a.m. today and traffic in that area will be restricted while work is underway, according to the Fort Dodge Public Works Department. Detours will be posted. City crews will be doing water main ...

From our files: May 24, 2018

From Our Files

May 24, 2008 NEWS: Gas prices in the Fort Dodge area averaged $3.99 per gallon for regular unleaded. SPORTS: St. Edmond beat Clear lake 9-2 in softball. May 24, 1993 NEWS: Cindy Savage showed off her collection of more than 400 cookie jars. SPORTS: Terry Beardsley, of Fort Dodge, ...

News of Record: May 24, 2018

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Magistrate Court WEBSTER COUNTY Wednesday Probation violation — Dustin T. Hepp, 29, 3018 Baxter Ave., sent to District Associate Court. Fifth-degree criminal mischief — Dustin T. Hepp, 29, 3018 Baxter Ave., trial set for June 13. Driving while barred — Brandon W. Janssen, 36, ...

Rabiner Treatment Center will become Lizard Creek Ranch

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Rabiner Treatment Center, as many people know it, will no longer exist under new ownership, but the area school districts that send troubled students to the academy on the Rabiner campus will still be able to do so. KLH Properties, which includes investors Jason Kahler, of Fort Dodge; Fred ...

South 25th Street work planned to begin immediately

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Weather permitting, beginning immediately until work is completed, traffic on South 25th Street between Eighth and Ninth avenues south will be closed to through traffic for street repairs. Detours will be in place. Use alternate routes if possible. Motorists are urged to reduce speed and ...

FDPD responds to threatening message at St. Edmond

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A message threatening a school shooting was left on a bathroom stall at St. Edmond High School Wednesday, according to the Fort Dodge Police Department. The message was discovered at about 1:30 p.m. The message indicated a school shooting would take place at noon Wednesday, the Fort Dodge ...