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Animal welfare group seeks undercover investigator for Iowa

Local Business

Following the decision to strike down Iowa’s “ag gag” law, a California-based company has posted a job application online for an undercover investigator based in Iowa. In January, a federal judge ruled that the 2012 Agricultural Production Facility Fraud law violated the First ...

Beck will serve as interim CEO

Business Briefs

SAC CITY — Jim Beck, of UnityPoint Health — Fort Dodge, will serve as interim CEO at Loring Hospital in Sac City. Brian Martin recently resigned as Loring CEO. Beck will serve the hospital until a replacement for Martin his hired. Beck previously served as interim CEO at Loring in ...

Reeder joins UnityPoint urology center

Business Briefs

UnityPoint Health Center for Urology — Fort Dodge is proud to welcome Jordan Reeder, nurse practitioner, to their team and announce the expanded presence within the Fort Dodge community. The clinic is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday from 8 a.m. to noon. ...

Band day

Local News

For any of the middle school band members who might have hit a sour note Friday morning during the North Central Iowa Bandmasters Association Band Clinic at the Fort Dodge Middle School, they would not have been alone. Doug Morin, associate director of bands at Illinois State University in ...

Eagle Grove man sent to prison for illegally re-entering US

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EAGLE GROVE — A citizen of Mexico living in Eagle Grove has been sentenced to federal prison for being in the United States illegally after being deported four times. Jorge Gonzalez-Juarez, 33, was sentenced to 33 months in prison on Thursday, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for ...

From our files: Feb. 16, 2019

From Our Files

10 Years ago: Feb. 16, 2009 NEWS: Steven Liao and Drake Ayala were featured in Character Corner. SPORTS: Iowa Central finished in first place as a team in the regional wrestling tournament. 25 Years ago: Feb. 16, 1994 NEWS: Fort Dodge Mayor Joe McBride Jr. recommended that the City ...

News of Record: Feb. 16, 2019

News of record

Magistrate Court WEBSTER COUNTY Friday Failure to appear —Alesia Grace Archer, 20, Clive, transferred to District Court. Child endangerment —Maddie Lynn Dickerson, 27, 2701 18th Ave. N., transferred to District Court. Possession of a controlled substance, marijuana —Maddie Lynn ...

Roast Beef Dinner in Callender Feb. 24.

Religion Briefs

CALLENDER — Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, Callender, is hosting its annual Rotisserie Roast Beef Dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 24 at the church. The menu is rotisserie roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, salads, corn and dessert. A freewill offering will go to building upgrades. ...

Mother files lawsuit in officer-involved shooting death of her son

Local News

HUMBOLDT — The mother of a Humboldt man who was shot and killed by a conservation officer has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the state of Iowa and the man who shot her son, according to a complaint filed with the United States District Court Northern District of Iowa — Central ...

Eagle Grove sports booster club treasurer charged with theft

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EAGLE GROVE — The treasurer of a group that supports Eagle Grove High School sports has been charged with stealing money from it. Anna Morgan, 38, was arrested by Eagle Grove police on Thursday. She was charged with first-degree theft, according to Iowa’s online court records. She is ...

Calvary UMC dinner to be held Feb. 24

Religion Briefs

STRATFORD — Calvary United Methodist Church, Stratford, is holding a chicken and noodle dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 24. The menu is chicken and noodles served over mashed potatoes, green beans, applesauce, dinner rolls, dessert and drink. Tickets are $9 for adults and $5 for ages 10 ...

Lead 911 dispatcher resigns

Local News

The woman who was lead supervisor of the Webster County 911 dispatch center has resigned. On Friday, the Webster County Telecommunications Board unanimously approved the resignation of Heidi Smith. At a meeting held Feb. 6, the board moved into executive session to discuss the ...

Fort Dodge Women’s Connection to meet Tuesday

Religion Briefs

The Fort Dodge Women’s Connection will meet Tuesday at 9:30 a.m, at Tea Thyme, 2021 6th Ave. S. Cost for the event is $10. The speaker is Kaira Sargent of Milford. Her talk will be “Finding Belonging in My Search for the Truth.” The special feature is Rita Jardison from Fort Dodge who ...

Contractor sentenced in federal court for asbestos violation

Local News

ALGONA — A contractor who failed to properly deal with asbestos while renovating the former Kossuth County Home has been ordered by a federal judge to serve probation and pay more than $10,000 in fines and fees. Steven A. Weaver, 61, of Algona, pleaded guilty to one count of violating ...

Aglow International to meet today

Religion Briefs

Have you been given a bad report, told there is nothing more that can be done? Jim and Sharon Bangert, of Pocahontas, will share about a chapter of Jim’s “Life’s Journey.” Going from no hope, as Jim was put on total life support, to being the recipient of a miraculous healing. They ...

Cinderella story

Local News

On Saturday, anyone needing a prom dress this year can do several things at once at the Upper Des Moines Opportunity Inc. prom dress sale fundraiser. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., they can get a prom dress for a good price while supporting UDMO’s Back to School program. UDMO is located at ...