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Swimming for a cause returns

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It began as a 4-H Citizenship project five years ago for Morgan Border, 16, of Fort Dodge. It was a simple idea. Participants make a pledge, they swim laps in the Fort Dodge Senior High pool, the proceeds are then donated to breast cancer awareness, research and support. Then it took ...

Townhome plans sought for parking lot in downtown

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A crumbling parking lot on the southern edge of downtown Fort Dodge may become the site of new townhomes. The city is now seeking proposals from developers interested in building the homes on the parking lot along Second Avenue South between Ninth and 10th streets. In many communities ...

Police issue warning about counterfeit bills

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The Fort Dodge Police Department is asking local businesses to be on the lookout for counterfeit money after multiple reports of fake bills have come in over the past month. No arrests have been made in the ongoing investigation, according to Fort Dodge Police Capt. Ryan Gruenberg. He ...

Humboldt acts on post office building

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HUMBOLDT — The Humboldt City Council approved attempting to take possession of a vacant building located at 30 Taft St. N. at Monday’s meeting. The building formerly housed the Humboldt Post Office, but has sat vacant for 14 years and is owned by an investment group. According to City ...

FD duo faces more charges for Webster City robbery

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WEBSTER CITY — Two Fort Dodge men facing robbery and burglary charges in two counties are now facing additional robbery charges for an incident in Webster City. Lucas Osborne, 29, and Michael Graves, 25, are each charged with second-degree robbery in connection with an incident at the ...

Man accused of breaking into home, violating no-contact order

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A Fort Dodge man has been arrested after he allegedly violated a no-contact order and then broke into a home. Michael L. Riley, 33, was arrested Thursday morning. According to Capt. Ryan Gruenberg, of the Fort Dodge Police Department, police were first alerted to Riley at 6:15 a.m. when ...

Fire consumes Fort Dodge home

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Fire consumed part of the house at 209 J St. Wednesday evening, seriously damaging the downstairs and upstairs apartments. The resident of the downstairs apartment, Angel Francis, was off at a veterinarian’s office, so she and her two dogs were not hurt in the fire. Marcus Gulley, who ...

FD men charged in Yes Way robbery in Webster City

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WEBSTER CITY — Two Fort Dodge men have been charged in connection with the April 5 robbery of a Webster City convenience store. Webster City Police Chief Shiloh Mork said Lucas William Osborne, 29, and Michael J. Graves, 25, were charged with robbery in the second degree for their ...

From our files: April 19, 2018

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April 19, 2008 NEWS: The Otho Fire Department was raising funds for a new fire station. SPORTS: The Pocahontas Area girls golf team topped West Bend-Mallard 223-226 in a dual meet. April 19, 1993 NEWS: Mike Stromberg and Duree Driscoll were crowned king and queen of the St. Edmond ...

News of Record: April 19, 2018

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Police Log FORT DODGE Tuesday A theft was reported at Ninth Avenue South and South 22nd Street. A theft was reported in the 200 block of Avenue O. A counterfeit was reported in the 2500 block of Fifth Avenue South. Magistrate Court WEBSTER COUNTY Wednesday Public intoxication ...

Rural fire damages home near Dayton

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DAYTON — A house fire in a rural home at 3459 Oak Ave. near Dayton has left a family without a place to live Wednesday. The fire was reported shortly after 10 a.m. Shawna Hart, who lives at the home, was home with her four children. “We were downstairs doing the Easy-Bake Oven ...

Younkers likely to close in wake of Bon-Ton sale

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Younkers at Crossroads Mall in Fort Dodge hasn’t closed yet, but a liquidation sale revealed on Wednesday means it’s likely just a matter of time. The Bon-Ton Stores, the parent company of Younkers, has confirmed its sale to a group of investors, according to information on the ...

Winter hangs on with another unwelcome round of snow

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As the end of April nears, hopes are high that warmer weather will soon be on its way. “It looks like for now the end might be in sight,” Brooke Hagenhoff, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Des Moines, said Wednesday as another spring snowstorm hit the area. Snow ...

Off road, on the road

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Supporters spoke up for proposed new rules for off-highway vehicles Tuesday at the Webster County Board of Supervisors meeting, after mostly opponents made their voices heard at last week’s meeting. The supervisors voted 4-1 to approve the second of three readings, but said they want to ...

From our files: April 18, 2018

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April 18, 2008 NEWS: Amy Bruno was named director of the Fort Dodge Area Chamber of Commerce. SPORTS: The Fort Dodge girls golf team came in fourth at the Ankeny Invitational. April 18, 1993 NEWS: Brian Iverson was named manager of the Fort Dodge Walmart. SPORTS: The Fort Dodge boys ...

News of Record: April 18, 2018

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Police Log FORT DODGE Monday An attempted burglary was reported in the 1100 block of Fourth Avenue North. A theft was reported in the 3000 block of First Avenue South. A counterfeit was reported in the 3300 block of Fifth Avenue South. A burglary was reported in the 700 block of ...

Webster County courtroom gets new lights, carpet

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The large courtroom at the Webster County Courthouse is an impressive space. High ceilings and intricate woodwork add to the atmosphere in the room within the 106-year-old building. But the courthouse does need some minor improvements, said Webster County Supervisor Nick Carlson. The ...

Man seriously hurt in April 13 crash ID’d

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Officials have identified the man who was left in critical condition after an early morning crash April 13. Adam Gascho, 36, of Fort Dodge, was found unconscious, though he was breathing, after the truck he was riding in crashed into a tree near the intersection of South 22nd Street and ...