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There are many ways to reduce nitrates getting into Iowa’s rivers and streams, as outlined in Iowa’s Nutrient Reduction Strategy. Which ones work the best? Where might one work that doesn’t work in another location? What’s the best way to make nutrient reduction economically ...

Fifth Avenue South traffic interrupted

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Effective immediately, the westbound traffic of Fifth Avenue South will be reduced to one lane on the east side of South 29th Street for an emergency sewer repair. The duration of this closure is currently unknown. Motorist are urged to use and alternate route and caution in construction area.

From our files: Dec. 6, 2018

From Our Files

10 Years ago: Dec. 6, 2008 NEWS: State Rep. McKinley Bailey, D-Webster City, was appointed vice chair of the House Economic Growth Committee for the 83rd General Assembly. SPORTS: Fort Dodge beat Des Moines East 77-46 in boys basketball. 25 Years ago: Dec. 6, 1993 NEWS: Carl T. ...

News of Record: Dec. 6, 2018

News of record

Police Log FORT DODGE Tuesday Criminal mischief was reported in the 100 block of South 29th Street. A theft was reported in the 3000 block of First Avenue South. A burglary was reported in the 1100 block of South 21st Street. A theft was reported in the 1200 block of South 23rd ...

Down from the silos, to talk art

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The 110-foot-tall grain silos perched along Hawkeye Avenue have provided Guido van Helten with one of his biggest challenges yet. But that’s exactly what the Australian-born visual artist and photographer is looking for. Van Helten is painting images of five local people on the Fort Dodge ...

Accident report: pickup lost control on icy roads Sunday

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Details have been released from a head-on collision Sunday night on icy roads about three miles east of Fort Dodge. A Chrysler 300 was traveling west on County Road D20 at about 5:30 p.m., while a Ford F150 Super Crew pickup was heading east. The truck lost control just west of Taylor Avenue ...

Patriotic writing

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Student participants in the annual VFW Post 1856 Patriot Pen essay-writing competition had a simple question to answer this year: Why I honor the American flag? Roger Simonson, youth essay chairman for Post 1856, said they received about 25 entries from Fort Dodge and area schools for the ...

169/Sumner intersection will be redesigned in Humboldt

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HUMBOLDT — A heavily traveled intersection that leads drivers from U.S. Highway 169 to Sumner Avenue will be redesigned and resurfaced in the summer of 2019. Humboldt City Council approved plans for the project at its meeting Monday night. The intersection is located just south of Cenex ...

Water valves, hydrants to be replaced in Humboldt

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HUMBOLDT — Multiple water valves and fire hydrants will be replaced in Humboldt during the summer of 2019. The Humboldt City Council awarded a contract for the work at its meeting Monday night. Denver Underground and Grading, Inc., of Denver, Iowa, will replace five valves and four ...

CHECKING THE TIME

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With the wind and snow whipping through downtown Fort Dodge, it’s not the best time to be high off the pavement in a crane basket. But crews from Snyder & Associates, of Ankeny, were up Tuesday morning doing work on the Webster County Courthouse’s 106-year-old copper clock tower. ...

From our Files — Dec. 5, 2018

From Our Files

10 Years ago: Dec. 5, 2008 NEWS: Twin Lakes Masonic Lodge No. 478 and the Grand Lodge of Iowa A.F. and A.M. made Christmas brighter for about 50 kids in Calhoun County. SPORTS: Webster City beat St. Edmond 59-15 in wrestling. 25 Years ago: Dec. 5, 1993 NEWS: Charlie Chase joined the ...

News of Record — Dec. 5, 2018

News of record

Police Log FORT DODGE Monday A theft was reported in the 1400 block of Second Avenue South. A runaway was reported in the 2700 block of North 13th Street. A burglary was reported in the 300 block of Avenue M West. A burglary and theft were reported in the 2700 block of Fifth Avenue ...

Manson business owners irked over unfinished downtown project

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MANSON — Main Street is anticipated to reopen on Friday, but the project to redesign and reconstruct the city’s downtown district is not a finished product. Two blocks of Main Street have been closed since the last week of June. The downtown improvements were originally to be completed ...

School locked down after gas line is struck in EG

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EAGLE GROVE — Multiple people were evacuated from their homes Tuesday afternoon after a gas leak was reported on the west side of Eagle Grove, according to Bryce Davis, city administrator. No injuries were reported. Eagle Grove emergency crews were called to the area of North Hewitt ...

Health Department would add bed bug assistance to existing program

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Webster County may be able to provide help for places with a creepy crawly problem without adding to the budget this year. The county Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved adding “infestation assistance” to the general assistance budget, after a request from Webster County Health ...

Webster City is losing its Shopko Hometown

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WEBSTER CITY — The Webster City Shopko Hometown will close its doors by the end of February, according to officials with Shopko's corporate office. Michelle Hansen, manager of public relations for Shopko Stores Operating LLC, said Tuesday that liquidation sales at the Webster City store ...

It’s a good season for Goodwill

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It’s been a few years since the Goodwill store in Fort Dodge has held one of its annual shoe and mitten parties. But across the region, this holiday giveaway has been a tradition since 1941 for Goodwill of the Great Plains. “Our headquarters is in Sioux City. We do it in all of our ...

Congregational Christmas Cookie Walk is Saturday

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First Congregational United Church of Christ will hold its annual Christmas cookie walk “Cookies ‘n More” from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the church, 1611 Williams Drive. There will be Christmas cookies, Christmas crafts, and baked goods. Shoppers can stop and have a cup of coffee and ...

From our files: Dec. 4, 2018

From Our Files

10 Years ago: Dec. 4, 2008 NEWS: Albert Habhab, former Fort Dodge mayor and judge, talked about his military career and public service during a presentation at Friendship Haven. SPORTS: Andrew Bianchi, a senior at St. Edmond High School, was highlighted in The Messenger’s Timeout With ...