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FD man killed in motorcycle, SUV crash

A crash between a motorcycle and an SUV ended in one fatality Saturday morning. A 2002 Honda motorcycle driven by Sean Mannel, of Fort Dodge, was driving south at 9:41 a.m. on South 19th Street when it collided with a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Kevin Thielen, also of Fort Dodge, who ...

Baumann wanted by police

Fort Dodge police are attempting to locate a man they believe is responsible for multiple car thefts in the area, according to the Fort Dodge Police Department. Bradley Baumann, Jr., 34, led Fort Dodge police on a vehicle pursuit early Sunday morning. Officers spotted a reported stolen ...

Mapel: Rib Ruckus promises to be ‘a big block party’

Rib Ruckus is a time for friends and family to come together and enjoy live music, games, and, of course, some delicious-tasting ribs, according to Tim Mapel, an organizer for the event. “What you are getting and what we have generated with this event is a fun way to get a bunch of guys, ...

Runyan keeps on giving back

Editor’s note: This feature first ran in a special publication called Hometown Pride, featuring people and organizations from Fort Dodge and the surrounding area who are working hard for their communities. STRATFORD — To say Larry Runyan is involved with his community is like ...

That settles it

FARNHAMVILLE — Bill and Donna Schneider, of Gowrie, didn’t bring anything to collect candy in Saturday when they went to the Old Settlers Day parade in Farnhamville. They improvised — he picked up the candy, she collected it in an upside-down flying disc. “I was not expecting to get ...

Manson makes improvements

MANSON — The city of Manson recently completed a year-long streetscape project in its downtown area. The streetscape project, which was announced in January 2018 and broke ground in June 2018, was a much-needed update to the downtown business district, said Manson Mayor Dave ...

Meyer encourages participation in page program

High school students who wish to provide valuable assistance to state legislators have the opportunity to apply to become an Iowa Legislative Page during the 2020 session. State Rep. Ann Meyer, R-Fort Dodge, released information about the Legislative Page program on Tuesday. “The ...

‘After all this time … it’s unbelievable’

EMMETSBURG — Two Emmetsburg Care Center residents shared a heartwarming reunion with family after a 67-year absence. Pearl Hood, 101, and Genevieve Reinders, 97, met their twin nephew and niece for the first time since 1952 during a special gathering July 20 at the Emmetsburg Care ...

Seeing stars

Thursday evening’s sky conditions were not the best for observing the stars, moons and visible planets above Camp WaNoKi east of Coalville during a joint Webster and Hamilton County Conservation Fireside Chat and Full Moon Hike. Clouds moved across most of the sky and the forecast had ...

Mason City man charged in connection to shooting

A Mason City man has been arrested in connection to a downtown Fort Dodge shooting where an occupied vehicle was struck multiple times on June 22, according to the Fort Dodge Police Department. Michael W. Holton, 32, is charged with intimidation with a dangerous weapon, a Class C felony; ...

Iowa Central students arrested in car theft

Three Iowa Central Community College students appeared in Magistrate Court Friday to answer to first-degree theft charges after Fort Dodge police allege they stole a car. Police arrested three 18-year-old suspects: Aaron Turner, of Ames; Jaylon Hudson, of St. Louis, Missouri; and Demarcus ...

Floyd of Rosedale project moves forward

Soon, some pig could be a traffic-stopper at 10th Avenue North and 32nd Street. About a year since its steering committee was formed, the Floyd of Rosedale public art sculpture has received approval from the newly-formed Public Arts Commission to move forward, slated for a potential 2020 ...

Myers to run for FD council in Ward 2

Justin Myers has entered the Fort Dodge City Council race in Ward 2. ‘‘Running for City Council is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time and I’m finally in a place in life where I can do it right,’’ he said. ‘‘As a councilman, my agenda would be based on the views and ...

Mason City man charged in connection to downtown shooting

A Mason City man has been arrested in connection to a downtown Fort Dodge shooting where an occupied vehicle was struck multiple times on June 22, according to the Fort Dodge Police Department. Michael W. Holton, 32, is charged with intimidation with a dangerous weapon, a class C felony; ...

Taylor’s goal: to pass budgets

Jeremy Taylor, a Republican from Sioux City, said Iowa deserves an effective congressman to represent its 4th Congressional District. “I am running to make sure we have an effective voice in Congress and one that will represent the needs of our families across the 4th District,” ...

Suspect in Tropical Smoothie burglary arrested

A Fort Dodge man suspected of burglarizing Tropical Smoothie on Fifth Avenue South in late June was arrested this week and appeared in court on Thursday. Tennessee Ferry, 24, is being charged with third-degree burglary after Fort Dodge police say he broke into the cafe at 2813 Fifth Ave. ...

Algona Public Library awarded grant

ALGONA — The Algona Public Library was awarded a grant on Thursday to help fund an expansion project that will include new computer stations, a children’s garden, and a young adult lounge, according to the Iowa Economic Development Authority. A $400,000 Community Attraction and Tourism ...

Go and Do: Aug. 16, 2019

Around the area WEBSTER CITY — The Kendall Young Library, Webster City, will present the movie “Sherlock Gnomes” from 10:30 a.m. to noon SATURDAY at the library. EMMETSBURG — The annual Five Island FIT Trail fundraiser is 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. SUNDAY at Nolan Rouse Park, Emmetsburg. A ...

Back on the court

GOWRIE — A few people got together to enjoy some pickleball recently with a relatively new role in the field: a professional player. The emerging sport, something that might sound like a new novelty fried food at the Iowa State Fair, has taken old tennis courts by storm, giving them new ...

Scholten cites ‘unfinished business’

J.D. Scholten feels he has unfinished business in his race against Rep. Steve King, R-Kiron, for Iowa’s 4th Congressional District. The Democratic candidate made a stop in Fort Dodge to meet with supporters and community members on Wednesday evening. Scholten, of Sioux City, hosted a ...