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Webster City buys former pastry shop building for $1

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WEBSTER CITY — A vacant former bakery in downtown Webster City that local officials say is unsafe will be eventually be demolished as a result of City Council action Monday. The council purchased the old Fuhs Pastry Shop at 605 Second St. with the intention of demolishing it. It was ...

Webster City joins plan to upgrade electric transmission lines

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WEBSTER CITY — Webster City has signed on to a municipal utilities organization’s plan to upgrade electrical transmission lines. The deal doesn’t require Webster City to pay out any money up front. When the project is completed, the city will receive 19.72 percent of any dividends ...

Dilapidated property to be demolished in the county

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Webster County will demolish and clean up five properties located in Kalo under the county’s dilapidated buildings ordinance. The Webster County Board of Supervisors heard a report from county Planning and Zoning Administrator Chad Bahr, before approving a contract with Russ’s ...

Humboldt supervisors continue to hammer out wind tower ordinance

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DAKOTA CITY — The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors continued work on a wind tower ordinance at Monday’s meeting and set the first reading for May 7. Wind towers have been discussed at several board meetings and workshops. County Attorney Jon Beaty said he has been working on an ...

Fire in bedroom forces family from home near Dayton

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DAYTON - A fire in a bedroom at 3459 Oak Ave. near Dayton Wednesday morning has left a family without a place to call home. Firefighters from Dayton, Harcourt, Stratford, Boxholm, Lehigh, and Gowrie responded. No injuries were reported.

Waffles or pancakes?

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Andrew Elbert, 15, a freshman at St. Edmond Catholic School, was sitting alone at a table in the school’s cafeteria Monday afternoon. But not for long. Riley Mayer, 17, a senior, soon joined him for lunch. She was assigned the number 5, the same number given to Elbert. Every ...

Spring cleanup rescheduled

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Spring clean-up day has been rescheduled. The new date has been set for April 23. The change was made because of impending weather conditions anticipated for Wednesday. Spring cleanup on April 23 includes the area north of Second Avenue North and east of 15th Street, including Orchard ...

From our files: April 17, 2018

From Our Files

April 17, 2008 NEWS: The annual Correctional Emergency Response Team Challenge was held at Brushy Creek State Recreation Area. SPORTS: The Prairie Valley boys golf team won the Southeast Webster-Grand tournament. April 17, 1993 NEWS: The Rev. Brian Hagglund was leaving Grace Lutheran ...

News of Record: April 17, 2018

News of record

Police Log FORT DODGE Friday A counterfeit was reported in the 3000 block of Fifth Avenue South. A theft was reported in the 1200 block of First Avenue South. A burglary was reported in the 600 block of L Street. A theft was reported in the 1200 block of First Avenue South. An ...

Resources to fight a crisis

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They meet once a month on the third Monday. The topic is a deadly crisis which has spread across the nation, and which is reaching into northwest Iowa as well. The North Central Iowa Opioid Task Force first formed in January, to help share information and resources between a wide range of ...

Respect for Life sale this weekend

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The St. Edmond Respect for Life Garage will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Corpus Christi Center, 403 N. Eighth St. The building will be open from 4 to 7 p.m. today, Wednesday and Thursday to drop off donations.

FD duo face charges in Humboldt, Pocahontas counties

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POCAHONTAS — A pair of Fort Dodge men are facing charges in two counties after two separate incidents this month. Investigators in both counties identified the men as Lucas W. Osborne, 28, and Michael Graves, 25. The pair, along with Jeffry Whyte, 51, of Fort Dodge, were arrested ...

IRS payment site fails on tax day, extensions to be granted

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Americans who waited until the last day to pay their taxes online got an unwelcome surprise: The IRS website to make payments and access other key services is down. The IRS still expects Americans to pay their taxes but U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin says extensions will be granted to ...

‘Dance it out’

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Emma Simpson’s first solo dance competition didn’t go as planned. Simpson, of Manson, was so nervous, she forgot her choreography and ended up falling down during the routine. The symposium contest was held in Fort Dodge. “I just started turning,” Simpson recalled. “I was so ...

From our files — April 16, 2018

From Our Files

April 16, 2008 NEWS: More than 70 volunteers participated in the annual FOD walk. SPORTS: Iowa Central beat Marshalltown 15-1 and 6-0 in softball. April 16, 1993 NEWS: Twenty-one high school students from Austria were visiting Fort Dodge. SPORTS: Former Fort Dodge resident John Roby ...

Searching for Broadband Ambassadors

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Iowa Communications Network is searching for the next group of Iowa high school students for its Statewide Youth Broadband Advisory Council. Applications are being accepted for the 2018-2019 school year until May 4. The SYBAC engages high school students on a variety of broadband and ...

Many still without power Sunday

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Fort Dodge area residents were greeted with more snow Sunday morning, but no major accidents were reported throughout the area. About 5 inches of snow fell in Fort Dodge, according to Kelsey Angle, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Des Moines. Angle reported about 8 ...

Iowa Central students recognized

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The following students have been recognized for excellence by their instructor for the second semester in the performing and visual arts programs at Iowa Central Community College. Vocal: Calvin Clark, Anna Ingalls, Hunter Johnson, and Samantha Cordero. Band and Orchestra: Andrew Schertz, ...

Musical move

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When MaryJo Laupp needed help moving box sets and other props for a high school musical, Fort Dodge parents and volunteers from the community answered the call. Volunteers gathered at a storage unit located just east of Family Dollar in Fort Dodge on Sunday to move supplies from there to ...