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From our Files — Feb. 15, 2019

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10 Years ago: Feb. 15, 2009 NEWS: Jennifer Hansen was promoted to vice president of commercial loans at Bank Iowa in Humboldt. SPORTS: The Dodgers claimed their second consecutive Class 3A district wrestling title. 25 Years ago: Feb. 15, 1994 NEWS: State Sen. Berl Priebe, D-Algona, was ...

News of Record — Feb. 15, 2019

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Magistrate Court WEBSTER COUNTY Thursday Probation violation — Kalen Crandall, 30, 813 S. 18th St., sent to District Court. Third-degree theft — Kalen Crandall, 30, 813 S. 18th St., sent to District Court. Trespassing — Kalen Crandall, 30, 813 S. 18th St., continued 180 ...

Special Olympics Basketball Skills event puts some bounce in the day

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Special athletes from Fort Dodge and several other area school districts gathered Thursday at Butler Elementary School to show off their basketball shooting, dribbling and passing game skills during the Special Olympics Regional Basketball Skills competition. Nolan Slininger, 19, a senior ...

FD man wanted for setting home on fire

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A Fort Dodge man suspected of starting a fire that damaged a home early Monday is being sought by local authorities. Jeremy D. Mack, 33, is wanted on a charge of arson in the first degree, according to Fort Dodge police. Mack is suspected of starting a blaze at 16 Johnson Place in Fort ...

A drive through history

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An opportunity to learn about historic U.S. Highway 20 will be presented Sunday, which will include how the road impacted the towns that it went through. JayJay Goodvin, executive director of Iowa’s Historic U.S. Route 20, will be giving a presentation Sunday from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the ...

This wild rescue tale includes goose and squirrel

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Rick Krug, of Fort Dodge, stood on the deck at Amigos and called out her name across the mostly frozen Des Moines River: “LUCY!!!!” There was no response, only the faint trickle of a bit of open water, distant traffic and the crunch of his shoes on the snow. “LUCY!!!” Lucy, an ...

Algona man gets prison time for gun possession

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ALGONA — An Algona man who prosecutors said has a history of violence was sentenced Wednesday to federal prison for illegally possessing guns. Chad M. Chase, 42, was sentenced to two years in federal prison after he pleaded guilty to one count of being a felon in possession of a ...

From our files: Feb. 14, 2018

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10 Years ago: Feb. 14, 2009 NEWS: Kelsey Minor, 9, and her mother, Audrey Greene, organized a donation drive called Pet Pals to collect toys and pet care items for animals at the Humane Society of North Central Iowa. SPORTS: Algona beat Forest City 32-28 in girls basketball. 25 Years ago: ...

News of Record: Feb. 14, 2019

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Police Log FORT DODGE Tuesday Criminal mischief was reported in the 1200 block of Fourth Avenue South. A theft was reported in the 1300 block of Eighth Avenue South. Counterfeiting was reported in the 3000 block of Fifth Avenue South. A theft was reported in the 700 block of First ...

‘Reservists are taking it to the next level’

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Lt. Dennis Mernka, of the Fort Dodge Police Department, seemed a bit perplexed when he walked into the basement conference room of the Webster County Law Enforcement Center Wednesday night. He was there to see Brittni Nelson, of Fort Dodge, get sworn in as a Webster County reserve peace ...

‘Theodore Roosevelt’ is coming to the Rialto

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POCAHONTAS — Nationally-acclaimed Theodore Roosevelt impersonator Adam Lindquist will bring the past to life this President’s Day at the Rialto Theater. The likeness of the 26th president will appear at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Rialto, North Main Street in Pocahontas, in a program ...

There are ways to keep senior traveling worry-free

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Traveling and seeing the beauty of the world should be an enjoyable experience for seniors who are ready to vacation. But sometimes the logistics can add stress to the process. To help mitigate the stress and ensure a memorable trip, Angela Essing, administrative assistant at Northland ...

Police seek porch fire suspect

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The Fort Dodge Police Department is looking for a man in connection with a porch fire early Monday morning. A warrant has been issued for Jeremy Mack, 33, of Fort Dodge, on a charge of first-degree arson, a class B felony. It's alleged that Mack set fire to a porch at 16 Johnson Place. ...

Speed, slick roads are trouble in the wake of storm

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Sloppy conditions on area roadways caused multiple vehicles to enter ditches, but no serious crashes were reported on Tuesday. “There have been lots of cars in ditches on I-35 and (U.S) Highway 20,” Lt. Mark Miller, of the Iowa State Patrol, said. “Vehicles weren’t necessarily in ...

Odebolt man gets prison for meth conspiracy

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SIOUX CITY — An Odebolt man has been sentenced to federal prison after pleading guilty to federal drug and gun charges. Mark D. Beckman, 32, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and illegal possession of a firearm. From 2014 through December 2017, Beckman was ...

From our files: Feb. 13, 2019

From Our Files

10 Years ago: Feb. 13, 2009 NEWS: Webster City Community Theater performed “Twelve Angry Men.” SPORTS: Rockwell City-Lytton beat Paton-Churdan 75-24 in girls basetball. 25 Years ago: Feb. 13, 1994 NEWS: Strawberry Junction in Gowrie was moved to a new address and renamed LKD ...

News of Record: Feb. 13, 2019

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Police Log FORT DODGE Monday A fight was reported in the 100 block of Avenue M West. A theft was reported in the 400 block of North 13th Street. Fraud was reported in the 3000 block of 20th Avenue North. A theft was reported in the 1400 block of First Avenue North. A theft was ...

State will weigh in on IXP dispatch decision

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State officials will meet with the Webster County Telecommunications Board as it attempts to move forward with plans to turn over management of the county’s 911 dispatch center to IXP, a New Jersey-based company. The local board voted in November to “approve IXP Corporation to assume ...

P&Z picks five potential housing sites

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A proposed list of sites throughout Fort Dodge where apartments could someday be built would be trimmed down under a recommendation made Tuesday by the city’s Plan and Zoning Commission. The commission picked five sites from a list of eight prepared by Carissa Harvey, the city’s ...