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Leader warns the weary not to fall prey to scammers

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MARSHALLTOWN — The Marshalltown City Council will hold a special meeting to require out-of-town contractors to be licensed. Mayor Joel Greer said the ordinance to require contractors to carry a license will serve as the only agenda item for a meeting that officials are scheduling as soon as ...

Jaci Stumpf joins ICCC’s admissions team

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Jaci Stumpf is now part of the admissions team at Iowa Central as a recruitment and enrollment specialist. Stumpf is from Fort Dodge and is a graduate of St. Edmond High School, Iowa Central Community College, and Grand View University.

News of Record — July 22, 2018

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MAGISTRATE COURT Webster County Operating while under the influence, third offense – Randall Hill, 62, 1222 Fifth Ave. N., preliminary hearing set for Aug. 10. Carrying weapons – Charles Murphy, 30, 317 S. Eighth St, Apartment 11, preliminary hearing set for July 31. Reckless ...

‘I believe in Angels’

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EDITOR’S NOTE: The Messenger and The Times-Republican in Marshalltown are both owned by Ogden Newspapers Inc. To assist fellow journalists in tornado-ravaged Marshalltown, The Messenger sent reporter-photographer Hans Madsen and reporter Chad Thompson there. The work of Madsen and Thompson ...

From our files

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10 Years ago: July 21, 2008 NEWS: About 500 people attended the rededication of the Oleson Park Bandshell. SPORTS: West Des Moines Valley won the Class 4A state softball championship with a 2-1 victory over Sioux City North. 25 Years ago: July 21, 1993 NEWS: Bradgate residents had been ...

Rolling Hills church to hold VBS

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Getting ready for the big game will be the theme of the upcoming Vacation Bible School at Rolling Hills Community Church in Fort Dodge. As kids get ready for the big game, they will learn that God has already equipped them with everything they need, according to organizers of the Vacation ...

Man hit by steel beam dies

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The man who was struck by a steel beam Thursday evening at the CJ Bio America plant west of Fort Dodge has died. The death was confirmed Friday by Deborah Babb, the public service manager for the Iowa Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The man’s name has not been ...

Good Shepherd reschedules car show

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A car show at a Fort Dodge church that was rained out earlier this month has been rescheduled for July 27. The show will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1436 21st Ave. N. Free hot dogs, chips, water and lemonade will be served. Homemade ice cream will be ...

4-H’ers prepare, judges critique at Pocahontas Fair

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POCAHONTAS — The fairgrounds in Pocahontas County were teeming with activity Friday afternoon as fair-goers and participants prepared for and finished up showing. One of the main contests going on Friday afternoon was the 4-H and FFA Garden Show. Dianne Zeller, of Bancroft, was judging ...

1 taken to hospital, 1 treated Friday

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Fort Dodge Police Department Patrol Officer Bryan Slama talks to two witnesses while other emergency responders treat a woman on the porch of a duplex at 1027-1029 First Ave. S. Friday night. Police and firefighters were called there at about 9:15 p.m. after someone called 911 to report ...

Man shot on porch in FD

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A man said he was shot in the leg while sitting on the porch of a Fort Dodge house early Thursday afternoon, according to police. The reported burst of gunfire sent police to the 1500 block of Fourth Avenue South just before 12:30 p.m. The injured man was taken to UnityPoint Health — ...

From our Files — July 20, 2018

From Our Files

10 Years ago: July 20, 2008 NEWS: Rob Gunderson joined the staff of Gunderson Funeral Home & Cremation Services. SPORTS: Newell-Fonda won the Class 1A state softball championship with a 6-3 victory over Martinsdale St. Mary’s. 25 Years ago: July 20, 1993 NEWS: The Humboldt school ...

Knigge trial pushed back to November

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For the second time in a month, the trial of a woman accused of killing another woman once described as a friend has been continued. The first-degree murder trial of Mackenzie L. Knigge, 27, of Clare, has been rescheduled to start on Nov. 26. The trial had been previously scheduled to start ...

How to save the Humota

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HUMBOLDT — The Humota Theatre in downtown Humboldt, in business since 1928, will show its last film Sept. 1 this year unless the people of the town find a way to keep it open. With the amount of enthusiasm and support shown by the citizens at a meeting Thursday night, there’s a good ...

Golf outing will support firefighters’ causes

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On Saturday, Fort Dodge and area golfers will have an opportunity to not only enjoy their game, but also help the Fort Dodge Firefighter’s Association raise money during the annual Fort Dodge Firefighters Association Golf Tournament. Tee off for the event is at 9 a.m. at the Fort Dodge ...

Four face robbery, kidnap charges

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Four men, including a Fort Dodge resident, have been arrested after two of them reportedly forced someone at gunpoint to drive them to Albert City, where they robbed two people, according to the Buena Vista County Sheriff’s Department. The Sheriff’s Department identified the men as John ...

1 seriously hurt by falling beam at CJ

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The Clare Rescue ambulance sits inside the CJ Bio America plant Thursday afternoon while responding to an accident inside the plant. According to scanner traffic, a person was hurt when a steel beam fell on them. Barnum Fire and the Fort Dodge Fire Department ambulance also responded to the ...

Stewardship and fun

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COALVILLE — The campers enjoying their day during a Webster County Conservation sponsored Nature Day Camp at Camp WaNoKi had three options available to them for getting a campfire going. The classic magnifying glass, a steel rod and flint, and a 9 volt battery and steel wool. Leif ...

From our files: July 19, 2018

From Our Files

10 Years ago: July 19, 2008 NEWS: Carl Wendland, 10, of Barnum, was keeping a 4-inch dobsonfly in a glass bowl at his grandmother’s house. SPORTS: Newell-Fonda beat Highland 4-1 in softball. 25 Years ago: July 19, 1993 NEWS: A Flood Relief ’93 concert and auction at the Laramar ...

News of Record: July 19, 2018

News of record

Magistrate Court WEBSTER COUNTY Wednesday Failure to appear — Dontay B. Diekman, 35, 412 N. 16th St., sent to District Associate Court; Taiven A. Maro, 19, Iowa Falls, sent to District Associate Court. Domestic assault impeding flow of air/blood — Willie L. Pickett, 58, 317 S. ...