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CCS Christmas Shop set for Tuesday after program

Education Briefs

The fifth and sixth grade classrooms at Community Christian School will have a Christmas Shop set up before and after the CCS Christmas Program on Tuesday. The Christmas program will be performed at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the school’s chapel located at 2406 9 1/2 Ave. S. in Fort ...

Pulley pleads guilty to two 2016 shootings

Local News

Gregory Pulley Jr. has admitted his role in two shootings from last year, including one where a victim was injured. Pulley, 29, of Fort Dodge, pleaded guilty to one count of attempted murder for the Nov. 9, 2016 shooting of Marquez Clayton in the 700 block of Seventh Avenue North. He also ...

Feeding the children

Local News

Claire Jeong wanted to help raise money for an effort to pack meals for starving children all across the world. However, the 7-year-old was a little shy about approaching people and asking for donations, according to her mother, Sanghee Rhee, of Fort Dodge. Fortunately, the family came ...

Earl May remodel expands selection

Local Business

A recent remodel has allowed a local gardening and landscaping store to provide more options for its customers. Earl May Nursery & Garden Center, 168 S. 25th St., remodeled its store over the course of three days in July and added a number of products and improved services for its ...

From our files: Dec. 3, 2017

From Our Files

Dec. 3, 2007 NEWS: Presidentidal candidate John Edwards made a campaign stop in Fort Dodge. SPORTS: Marvin Bacon Jr. rolled two 300 games in the NIE Bowling Tournament. Dec. 3, 1992 NEWS: Traci Hoppes was admitted to the California Bar Association. SPORTS: Iowa Central beat ...

News of Record: Dec. 3, 2017

News of record

Magistrate Court WEBSTER COUNTY Saturday Parole violation — Cornelius Zolicoffer, 33, Duncombe, sent to Parole Board. Disturbance on own premises — Julio Cepeda-Ramirez, 19, 324 N. 10th St., $195. Probation violation — Kierra Mericle, 24, no address provided, sent to District ...

Shelter also offers hope

Local News

An anonymous donor wants to make the holiday season brighter for homeless men living at the Beacon of Hope shelter by offering a match of up to $20,000 for donations the shelter receives this season. Steve Roe, executive director of the Beacon of Hope, said this donor will be offering a ...

Farm News Ag Show set for Dec. 6-7

Local Business

Farm News is hosting its 16th annual Ag Show from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 6 and from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Iowa Central Community College East Campus, 2031 Quail Ave., Fort Dodge. This location formerly housed Smithway Motor Xpress on the east side of Fort Dodge. More ...

Linking families gets first IWF child care grant

Local News

The first grant from a new Child Care Collaborative Fund will go to Linking Families and Communities in Fort Dodge, the Iowa Women’s Foundation announced late last week. Child care in Fort Dodge was a top need cited by local leaders during a “She Matters: We Listen and Iowa Wins Tour,” ...

Dicamba: Where do we go from here?

Local Business

Dicamba has become one of the most controversial ag topics of the 2017 growing season. Some claim dicamba damage exceeded that of any weather affected problems and because of this, DTN addressed these issues with industry experts during a recent webinar. Dr. Kevin Bradley, University of ...

Webster City woman’s donation ends in surprise

Local News

A volunteer was sorting through donations made to The Key on Central in early November when she found something tucked into the toe of a slipper. The slipper had been donated, along with clothing, purses, and shoes, by Paula Brownell, of Webster City. Brownell made the donations on the ...

Santa Cops will come to town

Local News

The Santa Cops will soon be arriving in Fort Dodge to make sure area children have a happy holiday season. The annual event, put on by the Fort Dodge Police Association, pairs a local law enforcement officer with a child from Webster County. Each child gets $100 that they can spend however ...

Lutheran Family Service Nativity Open House is today

News Brief

Lutheran Family Service will hold its Nativity Open House from 2 to 4 p.m. today at 230 Ninth Ave. N. The open house will display more than 160 Nativity sets that have been loaned or gifted to Lutheran Family Service for this open house event. Self-guided tours of the building will be ...

From our files: Dec. 2, 2017

From Our Files

Dec. 2, 2007 NEWS: More than a dozen people were displaced and one person injured in a fire at Wahkonsa Manor. SPORTS: Iowa Central beat Brown Mackie 80-59 in women’s basketball. Dec. 2, 1992 NEWS: Kirk Leeds, of Stratford, was named executive director of the Iowa Soybean ...

From our Files

News of record

Police Log FORT DODGE Thursday Two thefts were reported in the 3000 block of First Avenue South. Magistrate Court WEBSTER COUNTY Friday Driving under suspension — Tina M. Wyatt, 31, 1323 S. 22nd St., trial set for Dec. 29. Driving while barred — Anthony A. Harris Evans, 24, ...

Attorney outlines what was at stake in Water Works lawsuit

Local News

Ask Michael Reck about his thoughts on the Des Moines Water Works lawsuit against 10 drainage districts in northwest Iowa, and he gets right to the point. “These aren’t simple issues, and the stakes were exceptionally high,” Reck, an attorney with Belin McCormick, P.C. in Des ...

Make reservations for The Filling Station

Religion Briefs

The United Methodist Church will host The Filling Station at 5 p.m. on Monday at the church, 127 N. 10th St. The meal will be served from 5 to 6 p.m. with a contemporary service at 6:15 p.m. Cost is $5 per person or $15 per family. Reservation only, call 576-7586.

FD house damaged in fire

Local News

A Fort Dodge home was damaged in an early Friday morning blaze that was the second house fire in the city this week. No one was injured in the fire at 2329 19th Ave. N. that was reported at 12:42 a.m. The residents of the single-story house woke up and smelled smoke, according to Fire ...

Secrets of contentment revealed

Religion Briefs

How to live a satisfying life, even in difficult times, will be explored at Lifetree Cafe on Tuesday, December 5th, at noon and 7pm. The program, titled “Secrets of Finding Contentment: Live a Satisfying Life,” features a filmed interview with Justin Mayo, who organizes proms—for ...