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Taets is Catalyst winner

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John Taets, chief executive officer of Northwest Bank in Fort Dodge, was honored Thursday night with the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance’s annual Catalyst Award for his diverse efforts to improve the community. It was presented during the alliance’s annual dinner at the Best Western ...

News of Record — March 2, 2018

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Police Log FORT DODGE Wednesday A theft was reported in the 300 block of North 18th Street. Criminal mischief was reported in the 900 block of South 22nd Street. An assault was reported at Third Avenue South and 10th Avenue South. A theft was reported in the 1600 block of First ...

It’s arson: Empty house torched again

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A Fort Dodge house that was burned by an intentionally-set fire in November has been hit once again by arson. The fire at 854 N. 24th St. was reported shortly before 8 a.m. Thursday. Fort Dodge Fire Chief Steve Hergenreter said a Fort Dodge Public Works Department crew was driving past the ...

Laufersweiler to run for second term

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Lindsay Laufersweiler has announced that she will seek a second term as Webster County recorder. Laufersweiler, a Democrat, is the first candidate to announce they will seek the office. “It has been my great pleasure to serve the citizens the past three plus years as Webster County ...

Woman who died in EG fire ID’d

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EAGLE GROVE — An Eagle Grove woman has been identified as the person who died in a house fire Monday night, the Eagle Grove Police Department confirmed. Laurie McPherson, 55, was pronounced dead at 222 S. Commercial Ave. A total of three people were inside the home when it caught ...

From our Files — March 2, 2018

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March 2, 2008 NEWS: Dennis Crimmins was named to the First American Bank board of directors. SPORTS: Iowa Central beat Carlow 5-0 and 10-2 in softball. March 2, 1993 NEWS: Ashlie Imming, 7, a first-grader at Cooper Elementary, was the first hearing-impaired student to be mainstreamed ...

Dog alerts owner to fire at mobile home north of Moorland

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MOORLAND — A man who was sleeping inside of his mobile home Tuesday night may have been saved by his dog when the structure caught fire north of Moorland, according to Moorland Assistant Fire Chief Brad Hoffman. According to Hoffman, a space heater tipped over in a bathroom in the home ...

Public hearing to be held for Fort Dodge Housing Agency

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The Fort Dodge Housing Agency has developed its annual plan for fiscal year 2018. The PHA Plan is available for review at the agency’s office located at 700 S. 17th St., Fort Dodge. The agency’s hours of operation are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday. ...

From our files: March 1, 2018

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March 1, 2008 NEWS: As part of a unit on Alaska, Prairie Valley seventh-graders got a visit from sled dogs Indy, Blu and Amber, to learn about the Iditarod. SPORTS: Springville beat Newell-Fonda 67-60 in the Class 1A girls state basketball championship. March 1, 1993 NEWS: Tony ...

News of Record: March 1, 2018

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Police Log FORT DODGE Tuesday Unauthorized use of a credit card was reported in the 1500 block of Seventh Avenue North. A theft was reported in the 400 block of North 26th Place. A theft was reported in the 100 block of South 29th Street. A theft was reported in the 100 block of ...

Rare gifts

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Kids visiting the doctors at UnityPoint Health’s pediatrics clinic got a rare treat Wednesday. In honor of Rare Disease Day, the Gene Giraffe Project donated a bounty of stuffed bears to be given out to everyone visiting. It’s the second year he’s done this, said Gene Giraffe ...

Larson resigns part of Humboldt County duties

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DAKOTA CITY — Melody Larson submitted her resignation as Humboldt County’s zoning officer, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act officer, and environmental officer to the Board of Supervisors Monday. Board Chairman Bruce Reimers said he was going through papers on his desk ...

Webster County ATV rule headed for tune-up

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Eddie Elkin, park ranger for this area with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, has asked the Webster County Board of Supervisors to change a proposed off-highway vehicle ordinance in order to keep ATVs from going through Dolliver Memorial State Park and Brushy Creek State Recreation ...

Leffler, Dencklau to run for re-election

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Webster County supervisors Keith Dencklau and Merrill Leffler, both Republicans, will seek re-election this year. Dencklau has been on the board 12 years, and represents District 1, the northeast part of the county. This will be Leffler’s sixth year on the board. He represents District 4, ...

Many ways to observe 100 days

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When you’re in prekindergarten, counting to 100 can be a challenge. It is, after all, a lot. For the students at Riverside Early Learning Center, the 100th day of school also became an opportunity to learn about a new, very big, whole number. Pre-k teacher Hilary Ronnfeldt made it ...

FD woman gets federal prison time for meth possession

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CEDAR RAPIDS — A Fort Dodge woman who fled the country after pleading guilty to a federal drug charge has been sentenced to more than 17 years in prison. Lara Pineda, 33, pleaded guilty in March 2017 to one count of possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine. The guilty plea was in ...

One dead in EG fire

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EAGLE GROVE — An Eagle Grove resident is dead and another injured following a Monday night fire in a home at 222 Commercial Ave. S., according to Eagle Grove Fire Chief Tom Peterson. The name of the victims have not been released by local officials. Peterson said three people were in ...

Wastewater discharge reported in Manson

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MANSON — Wastewater discharge into East Cedar Creek in Manson has been stopped, but the Iowa Department of Natural Resources is asking that precautions be taken around the creek. The discharge was caused by a pump leak Monday night. The seals on the pump failed, which caused the pumping ...

From our files: Feb. 28, 2018

From Our Files

Feb. 28, 2008 NEWS: Mark Campbell threw his hat into the race for a seat on the Webster County Board of Supervisors. SPORTS: Newell-Fonda beat Dunkerton 81-62 in girls basketball. Feb. 28, 1993 NEWS: Julie Crimmins was named director of the Retired Senior Volunteer Program. SPORTS: ...