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From our files: Oct. 30, 2018

From Our Files

10 Years ago: Oct. 30, 2008 NEWS: The IRS was trying to track down dozens of Fort Dodge-area residents to give them their economic stimulus checks. SPORTS: St. Edmond beat Nashua-Plainfield 35-28 in football. 25 Years ago: Oct. 30, 1993 NEWS: Shirl and Dave’s bar closed after the ...

News of Record: Oct. 30, 2018

News of record

Magistrate Court WEBSTER COUNTY Monday Second-degree theft — Jordan DeGraw, 20, 24260 Nelson Ave., No. 95, preliminary hearing set for Nov. 8. Violation of a no-contact order — Robert C. Schliske, 27, 1719 Second Ave. N., trial set for Nov. 16. Failure to appear — Jordan A. ...

Second man arrested in connection to Rhodes deaths

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Another man has been arrested in connection with the shooting deaths of two brothers in Fort Dodge last week. Also, the Fort Dodge Police Department is looking for anyone who may have surveillance video taken around the time of the deaths of Marion Rhodes, 37, and El Dominic Rhodes, 34. They ...

Peterson named to VDMC board of trustees

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WEBSTER CITY — The Van Diest Medical Center Board of Trustees has announced the appointment of Webster City resident, Taylor Peterson, as the newest member to the board. Peterson is filling the remainder of a term left open with the recent resignation of board member Justin Deppe. The ...

Fort Dodge Earl May has closed

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Earl May Nursery & Garden Center in Fort Dodge has apparently closed permanently. A piece of paper posted on the door of the business reads, “We are closed as of Oct. 28.” An employee at the store who did not identify herself confirmed last week plans for the store to shutter. ...

Harms will talk about the importance of sleep

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WEBSTER CITY — Jodi Harms, the Senior Life Solutions Program Director with Van Diest Medical Center will be hosting her Healthy Connections presentations on Sleep at Kendall Young Library Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 6:30 in the Library Meeting Room. Harms will be discussing the importance of sleep ...

Azy Felix collects cans for tiny homes

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Editor’s note: This story first appeared in Today Magazine. It is the first of a series about kids who are doing great things. MANSON — Azy “Mo” Felix, 9, of Manson, did the right thing when she found a $100 bill in a local store. She turned it in, waited, and when it wasn’t ...

Two charged with willful injury

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Two men who identified themselves as football players for Iowa Central Community College have been charged with willful injury for allegedly assaulting a Fort Dodge man. The incident happened either late last night or early this morning, according to criminal complaints. Jesse Driver Jr., 19, ...

Hubbell urges: Turn out the vote

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Speaking about his goals for the future of the state, candidate for governor Fred Hubbell encouraged Webster County Democrats to get out the vote at a meeting Sunday noon. “Let’s get a lot of people out to vote,” Hubbell said at the county Democratic Party headquarters in Fort ...

Senior High to present ‘Sundown Alley’ as fall play

Education

The Fort Dodge Senior High drama department will present Sundown Alley at 7 p.m. on Nov. 2 and Nov. 3 in the Gail Niceswanger Little Theater at the high school. Long before Norma Desmond of Sunset Boulevard fame, there was Norma Desperate of Sundown Alley, out west in the tiny town of Lizard ...

From our files

From Our Files

10 Years ago: Oct. 29, 2008 NEWS: U.S. Rep. Tom Latham spoke to a group of about 50 people at Republican Party headquarters in Fort Dodge. SPORTS: Humboldt swept Garner-Hayfield in volleyball. 25 Years ago: Oct. 29, 1993 NEWS: Launa Rasch, 8, and Mandy Fortney, 10, painted pumpkins to ...

Delaney decries division

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Another Democratic candidate in town Sunday has much more than 10 days to work on his own campaign. John Delaney, congressman from Maryland, is running for president in 2020 and is the first Democrat to file for that race. What does he focus on so early in the race? Right now, his number ...

13 Dodgers selected to All-State

Education

Twenty-two band/vocal students from Fort Dodge Senior High recently auditioned for the 2018 Iowa High School Music Association’s All-State Music Festival. The students selected for the All-State Chorus represent about the top 1 percent of high school singers in the state. Thirteen Dodger ...

Barnaby becomes young adult author

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A local attorney recently wrote her first novel, a young adult book inspired by her love of fantasy novels. Laura Barnaby, who is a partner with the Johnson, Bonzer and Barnaby law firm, of Fort Dodge, called her debut novel “Witches’ Quarters.” Barnaby, who wrote the book under ...

Test Drive event raises $2,440 for Fort Dodge Community Schools

Education

The Ford Drive 4 Ur School test drive event raised $2,440 for the Fort Dodge Community Schools Foundation. “We are so grateful to Fort Dodge Ford Toyota for hosting this event and to the people who came out to take a test drive,” said FDCS Foundation President Andrea DeJong. “In most ...

Pederson strives for quality in all things

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What is important to you? Family, service, quality. Family is always first. Nothing means more to me than my wife Jennifer, and our sons Gavin and Kyle. They influence all of my decisions. Service to my community is also very important to me. That’s why I’m a member of groups like the ...

13 Days of Halloween

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This skeleton dog with a bone is right at home in a yard filled with witches, skeletons, and “It” and “Thing” from the Addams Family at 709 S. 17th St. The Messenger’s 13 days of Halloween continues with the house at 709 S. 17th St.

A great BIG canvas

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There are big canvases to paint on, and then are BIG canvases. Artist Guido van Helten, of Brisbane, Australia, is working on the biggest one available in Fort Dodge — an 80-foot-tall abandoned concrete silo along Hawkeye Avenue. He’s recently started putting brush to concrete after ...