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Blessed

Rev. Jim McColley, blesses Molly, a blue tongue skink, Sunday afternoon as Elizabeth Day, of Fort Dodge, holds onto her. Sam Berry, at left, holding Dante, awaits her turn for a blessing. Rev. Michael Last, interim rector at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, carries the supply of blessed water ...

Algona hosts band day

   The 69th Annual Algona Band Day was held Saturday in Algona. Sixteen bands participated in the afternoon parade on State Street with a dozen bands competing in the evening field show. Results are as follows. Parade Class 1A Middle School - West Hancock Middle School, first ...

‘The need is real’

When representatives of the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance recently met with executives from a major company with a facility in the city, they heard something disappointing. The executives said that they had eight people transferred into the local site in the 60 days preceding the ...

Theiss farm housing is muti-faceted project

Turning the former Theiss farm into a housing area called Williams Bend involves three developers and a construction company building a road. Five duplexes will be built near the intersection of 20th Avenue North and Williams Drive. Work on two of them is already underway. Each unit will ...

Reynolds gets a VIP tour of Prestage site

EAGLE GROVE — Gov. Kim Reynolds believes the addition of a $250 million pork plant south of Eagle Grove, which will process 10,000 hogs a day, is needed to help revitalize the area. “This can bring more companies here and help the area continue to evolve,” Reynolds said Saturday ...

Students will learn about manufacturing at C&S

Students from Fort Dodge will get first-hand knowledge of manufacturing jobs Wednesday during a Manufacturing Day event at C&S Products Co. Inc. Manufacturing Day is intended to expand knowledge of relevant careers and the value of those careers to the American economy. Brent ...

Caring for caregivers

Employers in Fort Dodge will have the opportunity to learn how to support their workers who are also caregivers for loved ones at an event on Oct. 11. The presentation, ‘‘Return on Investment: How Employers Can Benefit from Supporting Family Caregivers in the Workplace,’’ is a ...

Increasing availability

LAKE CITY — For most of his life, Mel Alcox has lived in Lake City, and never really thought about how many places in town would be hard to reach in a wheelchair. Ever since an accident, Alcox has discovered a new perspective. “It’s been an eye-opening experience,” he said. ...

Off with a bang

The teams participating in the “Fireball Run” were sent on their way from downtown Fort Dodge Thursday morning with a bang. A really, really loud bang. It was a bang so loud that it took two 105-mm Howitzers from the Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 194th Field ...

CFR Family Fun Festival will celebrate National Recovery Month

Community and Family Resources is holding its annual Recovery and Wellness Fun Festival Saturday to help celebrate National Recovery Month. Michelle De La Riva, executive director of Community and Family Resources, said this is the fifth annual Recovery and Wellness Fun Festival. It will be ...

One caught, one sought after theater screen is damaged

WEBSTER CITY — A juvenile has been charged and police are seeking an adult after damage was discovered inside the Webster Theater in downtown Webster City Wednesday. A 17-year-old faces a charge of third-degree burglary and has been referred juvenile court authorities. A warrant has ...

Marvets says he extorted, sexually exploited child

EAGLE GROVE — An Eagle Grove man has been convicted of sexual exploitation of a child, according to the United States Department of Justice. Jason Marvets, 30, pleaded guilty to one count of sexual exploitation of a child and one count of extortion Wednesday in federal court in Cedar ...

Riverside serves up lunch and literacy

Riverside Early Learning Center teacher Kirby Smith is surrounded by students Cameron Keolakhonerong, 4, at left, Kastella Levering, 4, right, as they place self-adhesive letters on her shirt as part of a Lunch and Learn literacy event Thursday. The students had to locate the letters ...

Go & Do

In Fort Dodge FORT DODGE — Farmers Market is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. SATURDAY in the northwest corner of the Crossroads Mall parking lot. FORT DODGE — Soldier Creek Winery, 1584 Paragon Ave., is holding Vineyard Vibrations from 6 to 8 p.m. TODAY. Free live music by Chad Elliott. Food for ...

‘Fireball’ teams roar into FD

Among the first teams to arrive in downtown Fort Dodge Wednesday afternoon for their stop in the Fireball Run was the duo of Fort Dodge Mayor Matt Bemrich and Matt Johnson, general manager at Fort Dodge Ford Toyota. Unfortunately, there was a slight navigation error and the pair ended up ...