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Bond. jail bond.

Local Business

Kelly Moore, owner of Moore Bonding Company, typically doesn’t bail the same person out of jail twice in the same night. But it has happened. “I got a call one night from a guy in jail in Denison,” Moore recalled from his Fort Dodge office, 728 First Ave. N. “He was from out of ...

Jeffrey Brandt honored as financial advisor

Business Briefs

Jeffrey Brandt, a private wealth advisor with Ascendant Wealth Management Group, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services in Fort Dodge, was recognized by Barron’s Magazine, Forbes and Ameriprise Financial. Brandt has been named to the list of “Barron’s Top ...

From our files: April 21, 2019

From Our Files

10 Years ago: April 21, 2009 NEWS: The first phase of Fort Dodge’s Corridor of Commerce project was underway with the construction of a retaining wall at Fifth Avenue South and Eighth Street, where the sculpture “Parade” would be placed. SPORTS: The Fort Dodge girls soccer team beat ...

Lane restriction to be on First Avenue South

News Brief

Drivers will find a section of First Avenue South to be a bit narrower beginning tonight. Traffic lanes on First Avenue South west of 29th Street will be reduced beginning tonight and continuing through Monday to allow for work in the right of way, the city engineer’s office has announced. ...

Orchard Glen welcomes Wendy Jo Kelley

Business Briefs

Wendy Jo Kelley, licensed public accountant, recently joined Orchard Glen Business Solutions. Kelley has over 26 years of accounting and business experience. “I am committed to providing quality tax and accounting services while establishing lasting relationships with my clients,” she ...

Off the bench

Local News

Looking back on his tenure in the Iowa judicial system, William Ostlund can’t say exactly what got him interested in pursuing a legal career. “It just kind of unfolded for me,” he said. “I’ve always just been kind of a people person. It was a profession that dealt with ...

Eighth Avenue South intersection to be closed

News Brief

The intersection of Eighth Avenue South and 31st Street will be closed Monday, according to an announcement from the Fort Dodge city engineering staff. Detours will be in place. The intersection is being closed as part of the ongoing reconstruction of Eighth Avenue South.

Josie Simonson joins Town & Country

Business Briefs

Josie Simonson recently joined the Town & Country Insurance team in Fort Dodge as a customer service representative and receptionist. Simonson, of Callender, worked at Fareway for 13 years.

Warden update coming Monday

Local News

Fort Dodge officials will get an update on the Warden Plaza project during Monday’s City Council meeting. The total project involves renovating the vacant Warden Plaza building at 908 First Ave. S., building a cultural and wellness center near First Avenue South and 12th Street, and ...

RoJohn honored for roofing excellence

Business Briefs

RoJohn Home Improvement received the 2019 Silver Owens Corning Roofing Platinum Excellence Awar for its industry-leading contributions to roofing. “This industry recognition reflects our continued focus on bringing a results-oriented, customer-driven approach to running our business and ...

Keely Grell joins Moore Bonding

Business Briefs

Keely Grell recently joined Moore Bonding Company as administrative assistant. Grell, a Fort Dodge Senior High graduate, previously worked as a receptionist at Active Health Chiropractic.

Fareway shamrock campaign nets record amount for MDA

Business Briefs

The annual shamrock campaign at Fareway supermarkets raised a record $164,70 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, the group reported. That is the highest amount raised through the shamrock program during the 25-plus year history of the partnership between MDA and Fareway. From Feb. 25 ...

Let us garden

Local News

There’s a garden full of small lettuce plants growing in the Fort Dodge Middle School in the glow of some very bright LED lighting. In that garden, there isn’t a single bit of soil. Not one single grain. Chef Nick Sells, with Taher Inc., which handles food service for the Fort ...

From our files: April 20, 2019

From Our Files

10 Years ago: April 20, 2009 NEWS: Matthew Sabus and Ian Duarte were featured in Character Corner. SPORTS: Iowa Central beat William Penn JV 15-0 and 8-0 in softball. 25 Years ago: April 20, 1994 NEWS: Richard J. Wede resigned as superintendent of the Prairie Valley Community School ...

Lutheran Women’s Missionary League Spring Rally is April 27

Religion Briefs

The Fort Dodge Zone Lutheran Women’s Missionary League will hold its Spring Rally at 9:30 a.m. April 27 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 400 S. 13th St. Registration and brunch will begin at 8:15 a.m. The featured speaker will be Wanda Pritzel, from Lutheran Family Service, sharing her trip to ...

The pig’s the thing

Local News

When former Iowa Hawkeye quarterback Chuck Long arrived on the University of Iowa campus in 1981, one of the first things he heard about was the rivalry with the Minnesota Gophers and the Floyd of Rosedale trophy that goes along with it. “One of our trainers did this Floyd of Rosedale ...

Bankers survey: March floods in hitting farmers hard

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A monthly survey of rural bankers in parts of 10 Plains and Western states shows about one of every five expects an increase in farm loan defaults stemming from last month’s devastative Midwest floods. The Rural Mainstreet survey for April, released Thursday, shows ...