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Gordon Lundberg is Dayton rodeo parade marshal

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DAYTON — The Dayton Championship Rodeo parade grand marshal is Gordon Lundberg, of Dayton. Lundberg is being honored for his service with the Dayton Celebration Committee, his tenure as president of the Dayton Community Club, Dayton City Council, presidency of the Oak Park Golf Board and ...

Humboldt officials consider ways to address vagrancy

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HUMBOLDT — How to deal with vagrancy was discussed by the Humboldt City Council at Monday’s meeting. The city has received numerous calls about homeless individuals, especially at Lake Nokomis Shelter, City Administrator Travis Goedken said. “We do not have a vagrancy ...

Use of eminent domain for pipeline still questioned

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Landowners who tried unsuccessfully to keep an oil pipeline from being built through their land will get their day before the Iowa Supreme Court in September. Nine landowners are named in the suit, and claim eminent domain shouldn’t have been used to take their land for use by the ...

From our files: Aug. 22, 2018

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10 Years ago: Aug. 22, 2008 NEWS: The final public meeting for a proposed aquatic center in Fort Dodge had a small turnout. SPORTS: Decker Sports beat the Fort Dodge Sentrys 6-5 in Twilight baseball action at Patterson Field. 25 Years ago: Aug. 22, 1993 NEWS: Gary Winch joined the ...

News of Record: Aug. 22, 2018

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Police Log FORT DODGE Monday Harassment was reported in the 200 block of North 10th Street. A theft was reported in the 1500 block of Second Avenue North. Criminal mischief was reported in the 400 block of North 22nd Street. A burglary was reported in the 300 block of Avenue M ...

Crash near Humboldt leaves one dead

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HUMBOLDT — One person has died and another person was transported with injuries after a two-vehicle crash north of Humboldt Tuesday afternoon, according to Sgt. Nathan Ludwig, of the Iowa State Patrol. The crash was reported at 3:44 p.m., near the intersection of 130th Street and U.S. ...

Births were declining markedly, VDMC says about OB

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WEBSTER CITY — The decision to close the Family Birth Place at Van Diest Medical Center was a difficult one, according to hospital officials who sat down to talk about it Tuesday. But it was a business decision based on an ongoing study of the service, they said. VDMC officials announced a ...

Hart: Democrats want to put people first

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Iowans want somebody in the state Capitol to care about them, and that’s what a Democratic governor and lieutenant governor would do, state Sen. Rita Hart said Tuesday evening in Fort Dodge. Hart, the Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor, spoke to about 40 people at the Webster ...

‘My hat weighs about 10 pounds’

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The clouds dumped 5 inches of rain on the Fort Dodge area Monday by 5 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. While there was some area flooding, Webster County Emergency Management Coordinator Scott Forbes said there weren’t any major flooding incidents. “Just our standard ...

From our files: Aug. 21, 2018

From Our Files

10 Years ago: Aug. 21, 2008 NEWS: It was the first day of school for Fort Dodge Public School students and 26 new teachers. SPORTS: Darin Putney scored a hole-in-one at the Fort Dodge Country Club. 25 Years ago: Aug. 21, 1993 NEWS: Trinity Lutheran Church of Mallard celebrated its ...

News of Record: Aug. 21, 2018

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Police Log FORT DODGE Friday Criminal mischief was reported in the 100 block of Avenue M West. Criminal mischief was reported in the 800 block of Kenyon Road. A theft was reported in the 600 block of North Eighth Street. A theft was reported in the 1400 block of North 28th ...

1950s grain elevator in Rockwell City will come down

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ROCKWELL CITY — A grain elevator that was built in the 1950s will be razed this year on the property of Landus Cooperative, 529 Third St. in Rockwell City. Demolition of the elevator will benefit the city’s airport, according to Greg Broussard, a professional engineer with Boleten and ...

Tall corn may have factored in crash near Havelock

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POCAHONTAS COUNTY — A rendering truck overturned after a crash in Pocahontas County Monday morning, sending two to the hospital. The accident happened at about 11:45 a.m., one mile west and one mile south of Havelock, said Sgt. Nathan Ludwig, Iowa State Patrol media contact. “It was at ...

Webster City says VeroBlue violates wastewater agreement

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WEBSTER CITY — Industries that dump more than they should into the Webster City sanitary sewer system would face higher fines under a plan advanced by the City Council Monday. VeroBlue, the fish farm that City Manager Daniel Ortiz-Hernandez said consistently violates its wastewater ...

Dencklau admits to assaulting husband

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A woman whose husband drowned in the Des Moines River in May has pleaded guilty to a simple misdemeanor assault charge against him. Mika Dencklau, 26, of Clare, made a written plea of guilty to simple misdemeanor assault late last week in which she admitted that she assaulted her husband, ...

Landfill fee revenues will help pay for cleanup day in Webster City

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WEBSTER CITY — Money from the landfill fee Webster City residents pay every month will also be used for the annual community cleanup and maintaining the composting operation as a result of City Council action Monday. Homeowners pay a landfill fee of $1.75 per month, and businesses pay ...

Town will eliminate purchasing preference

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WEBSTER CITY — Webster City businesses hoping to land a contract with the city government will no longer have a local purchasing preference to help them out. For years, the city had a policy that enabled the council to award a contract or purchase to a local company if their price was ...

One dead in Humboldt County crash

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HUMBOLDT - One person has died and another person was transported with injuries after a two-vehicle crash north of Humboldt Tuesday afternoon, according to Sgt. Nathan Ludwig, of the Iowa State Patrol. The crash occurred just before 4 p.m. at the intersection of 130th Street and U.S. Highway ...

Cavanaugh helps prosecute cases in Webster County

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Bailey Cavanaugh, the newest assistant Webster County attorney, decided to go into the legal profession via an interesting way. Process of elimination. Cavanaugh, who was hired July 9, wasn’t quite sure what she wanted to do after she earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from ...

Manson Northwest Webster teacher attends national training

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MANSON — Manson Northwest Webster Career and Technical Education teacher Matt Pohlman spent a week in Palo Alto, California, last month as a guest of the nonprofit organization Next Gen Personal Finance. Pohlman was one of 12 teachers from approximately 500 applicants around the country ...