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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 ...

St. Edmond puts class in motion

A new active learning classroom at St. Edmond Catholic School is all about movement, according to Nick Clark, high school leadership and health teacher. The classroom, which allows students to move around during activities, was first introduced at the start of the school year, Clark ...

Vandals damage theater saved by HEROs

WEBSTER CITY — Vandalism has forced the Webster Theater in downtown Webster City to be closed until the theater’s movie screen can be either repaired or replaced. Sometime between midnight and 5 a.m. Wednesday a suspect or suspects vandalized the interior of the theater, Webster City ...

Traditions

While Fort Dodge Firefighters Capt. Jeff Hill and Lt. Tom Ubben were officially promoted to those ranks during the most recent City Council Meeting Monday night, a ceremony was held Tuesday afternoon at the Fire Station to honor and recognize their achievements. It was complete with ...

$5 million pavement project planned for Iowa Highway 17

EAGLE GROVE — A four-mile stretch of road which connects Goldfield to Eagle Grove will be resurfaced in the summer of 2018, according to David Little, assistant District 2 engineer for the Iowa Department of Transportation. Pavement on Iowa Highway 17 from 12th Street Northwest in Eagle ...

Fatal crash driver still in D.M. hospital

HUMBOLDT — The woman who was involved in a fatal crash in Humboldt County Sunday night remains hospitalized at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, according to Amy Varcoe, a spokeswoman for the hospital. Trisha Luthro, 40, of Badger, was reportedly driving in the wrong lane of ...

Humboldt Co. bans ATVs from wetlands

DAKOTA CITY — The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors backed up a ban on ATVs in a state-owned wetland east of Livermore with a resolution at Monday’s meeting. A couple weeks ago, Iowa Department of Natural Resources representatives met with the board about off road vehicles causing ...

Deals with developers approved

Deals that lay the groundwork for hundreds of new homes in the form of houses, duplexes and apartments on the former Theiss farm property were approved by the Fort Dodge City Council Monday. Some of the elected officials defended the inclusion of multifamily housing, which has attracted ...