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From our Files — Oct. 12, 2018

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10 Years ago: Oct. 12, 2008 NEWS: The Manson Fire Department won the annual Manson Chili Cook Off. SPORTS: Dave Praim bowled a 300 game in the non-classic men’s league. 25 Years ago: Oct. 12, 1993 NEWS: Gregory Anderson enlisted in Battery B 1/194th Field Artillery, Iowa National ...

News of Record — Oct. 12, 2018

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Magistrate Court WEBSTER COUNTY Thursday Third-degree theft, two counts — Dakota G. LaDoux, 29, 105 N. 13th St., preliminary hearing set for Oct. 19. Fifth-degree theft — Dakota G. LaDoux, 29, 105 N. 13th St., continued 180 days; Ramsey Freeman, no age provided, 301 S. Eighth St., ...

Clarion residents evacuated after natural gas line is struck

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CLARION — Multiple people were forced to evacuate their homes and businesses Wednesday afternoon after a natural gas line was struck a couple blocks west of the Wright County Courthouse in Clarion, according to Capt. Jim Lester, of the Wright County Sheriff’s Department. No injuries ...

Women’s self-defense class to be offered in Gowrie

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GOWRIE — A free self-defense class is being offered to women and girls this weekend, with the goal of teaching them skills to stay safe and protect themselves. The North Iowa Women’s Self-Defense Initiative will be hosting two classes Sunday at Southeast Valley High School, 1005 Riddle ...

Forbes resigns from emergency post

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Webster County Emergency Management Coordinator Scott Forbes is resigning to take a job in the private sector. Forbes announced his resignation, which will be effective Oct. 26, on Thursday. “I have had the great privilege to serve my county as the emergency management coordinator,” ...

Board OKs more stucco for FD townhomes

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The developer of some proposed townhomes near downtown Fort Dodge will be permitted to use more of a building material called stucco than is generally allowed, a city regulatory board ruled Thursday. The Board of Adjustment made that decision regarding the townhomes planned for what is now ...

36th annual Chili Cookoff Sunday

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The weather this weekend may be on the cold side, but visitors to the Fort Museum and Frontier Village on Sunday will have the chance to warm up with a bowl of chili at the 36th annual Chili Cookoff. Sponsored by the Fort Dodge Chili Lovers Society, the event will feature about a dozen ...

Iowa has options to help elderly voters

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In Iowa, voters have options. And some of those options are particularly helpful to the elderly. And the voters of Webster County have been happy with their touch-screen election machines, according to county Auditor Doreen Pliner. “The majority of people in this office have been voting ...

Part of N. 11th Street to be closed

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North 11th Street between 14th and 15th avenues north will be closed beginning at 7 a.m. today, according to the Fort Dodge Public Works Department. The street will be closed because city crews will be repairing storm sewer intakes. Detours will be posted.

From our files: Oct. 11, 2018

From Our Files

10 Years ago: Oct. 11, 2008 NEWS: Tieryn Potratz and Patrick Kelleher were crowned homecoming queen and king at Fort Dodge Senior High. SPORTS: St. Edmond beat St. Ansgar 35-7 in football. 25 Years ago: Oct. 11, 1993 NEWS: More than 250 people joined in the CROP Walk for ...

News of Record: Oct. 11, 2018

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Police Log FORT DODGE Tuesday A counterfeit and theft were reported in the 1400 block of Fifth Avenue South. Criminal mischief was reported in the 1800 block of Eighth Avenue North. A theft was reported in the 300 block of Avenue G. A forgery was reported in the 3000 block of Fifth ...

Man found dead at Webster City was medical professional

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WEBSTER CITY — The identity of a man found deceased at a rural Webster City residence Tuesday morning has been released by the Hamilton County sheriff’s office. Gregory Allen Pekkala, 59, of Webster City, was named by the sheriff’s office as the man deputies found dead Tuesday ...

Webster Co. considers loan for land purchase, development

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Webster County plans to take out a loan to pay for land near Cargill to prepare for future development. The Webster County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing, and received two offers from banks for the planned $490,000 loan, during its regular meeting Tuesday. No vote was taken ...

Supervisors support FD intermodal effort

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Webster Count Supervisors voted Tuesday to show their support of a grant to build an intermodal hub in Fort Dodge. The city has planned to build a parking garage with bike rental and bus access to serve as a transportation hub on First Avenue South, linking the Warden Plaza and a proposed ...

DeJear touts her experience in secretary of state race

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Deidre DeJear believes she has the right background to serve as Iowa’s secretary of state. The Democrat from Des Moines founded and continues to own a firm, Caleo Enterprises, which provides marketing and strategy assistance to businesses. Helping new business owners file documents with the ...

FD Study Club fundraiser is Saturday

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The Fort Dodge Study Club will celebrate Lotus Community Project, a homeless shelter for women and children, at its fundraiser on Saturday. The fundraiser begins at 7 p.m. It will be held in the Cardiff Center at Fort Frenzy, 3232 First Ave. S. The mission of Lotus, according to Ashley ...

Pumpkins and Ponies is canceled

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HUMBOLDT – This year’s Pumpkins and Ponies has been canceled following several days of rainy weather and more predicted for the weekend. It was originally scheduled to be this Saturday and Sunday at SpringVale Farm, 2603 Lone Tree Road, Humboldt. But Lonnie Larson, who owns the farm ...

From the Middle East with love

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A member of the armed services who made quilts in her spare time while deployed overseas was presented with a Quilt of Valor by the Fort Dodge Area Quilt Guild Tuesday evening. Master Sgt. Lynn Koger, of Fort Dodge, was given the quilt during the club’s monthly meeting, held at the Iowa ...

Avenue O and Avenue B are closed due to flooding

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Avenue O and Avenue B are closed to through traffic due to flooding until further notice. Please do not drive through water that is covering a roadway. Avoid flooded areas and use alternate routes if possible. Motorists are urged to reduce speed and use caution in the area.