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$500 reward offered for Casey’s robbery information

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A $500 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of the person who robbed a Casey’s General Store in Fort Dodge over the weekend. Webster County Crime Stoppers announced it was offering the reward Tuesday. The reward is seeking information that leads to the arrest ...

Driver’s foot slips, SUV crashes into store

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HUMBOLDT — A Humboldt man crashed his Chevrolet Suburban into the front of a Casey’s General Store due to an apparent medical condition that affects the feeling in his hands and feet, according to the Humboldt Police Department. The crash was reported at about 9 p.m. Monday in the ...

Raid near new Duncombe school ends with multiple meth charges

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Two people were arrested and charged with conspiring to make meth Monday morning after police raided a house located less than 70 yards from the new Duncombe Elementary School. Husband and wife Daniel P. Jones, 38, and Danielle J. Jones, 31, of Fort Dodge were taken into custody after ...

Maddie Poppe wins ‘American Idol’

News Brief

CLARKSVILLE — Maddie Poppe, a former Iowa Central Community College student, won first place on the popular television show “American Idol.” Maddie Poppe, 20, of Clarksville, sings and plays guitar, ukulele and keyboard, and has described her style as “kind of folk, a little ...

From our files: May 22, 2018

From Our Files

May 22, 2008 NEWS: The Fort Dodge Community School District Board of Education was considering what action to take after a senior prank got out of hand. SPORTS: Dennis Gross scored a hole-in-one at the Fort Dodge Country Club. May 22, 1993 NEWS: Diane Schlief, of Dayton, was the new ...

News of Record: May 22, 2018

News of record

Police Log FORT DODGE Friday A burglary was reported in the 600 block of North 23rd Street. A theft was reported in the 900 block of Central Avenue. A theft was reported in the 2100 block of Fourth Avenue North. An assault was reported in the 300 block of North Eighth ...

Digging in

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Ground was broken Monday morning on the future location of a new building for Peoples Credit Union. Though intermittent light rain fell during the groundbreaking, that didn’t stop dozens of representatives from the credit union, city of Fort Dodge and the Greater Fort Dodge Growth ...

EMS agreement a go with FD Council OK

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The Fort Dodge Fire Department will assume full responsibility for ambulance service in the city and the surrounding area starting July 1 under a transition plan approved by the City Council Monday. While the city will become the sole operator of ambulances on that day, the Fire Department ...

FDCSD board approves contracts with 3 bargaining units

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The Fort Dodge Community School District reached agreements with three of its bargaining units at a special meeting Monday night. The FDCSD board unanimously approved contracts for the Teacher Associate Bargaining Unit, Secretarial/Clerical Education Association, and the Fort Dodge Education ...

Bond issues to pay for big Fort Dodge projects are approved

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A variety of big projects will be paid for with a little more than $9.5 million worth of general obligation bonds approved by the Fort Dodge City Council on Monday. The city received a lot of attention and good interest rates from investment banks seeking the bonds, according to Jon ...

Fireworks rules rolled back by Fort Dodge council

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Reduced requirements for fireworks vendors won the final approval of the Fort Dodge City Council on Monday. The council voted to eliminate a license, fees and insurance requirements that seemed unlikely to survive a legal challenge. That legal challenge doesn’t involve Fort Dodge. Ankeny, ...

City gets welcome surprise from Army Corps of Engineers

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Fort Dodge will get a trail extension and some park amenities thanks to an unexpected financial windfall from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The corps still had money to spend on the Des Moines River Greenbelt Program in the current fiscal year, according to City Manager David ...

Storm sewer rate hike gets final OK

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Fort Dodge property owners will be paying more to maintain the city’s storm sewers beginning July 1. The City Council on Monday gave final approval to increases in the monthly storm water utility fee. The base fee paid by most homeowners will rise from $3 a month to $5 a month. The base ...

Crime Stoppers offers $500 for Casey’s robbery

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Webster County Crime Stoppers is offering $500 for information leading to the arrest of an unidentified suspect in a Casey's General Store robbery late Saturday. The robbery was reported at 11:11 p.m. on Saturday at the Casey's located at 1133 S. 22nd St. An unidentified masked man came into ...

St. Edmond class bids farewell

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The 47 members of the St. Edmond High School Class of 2018 said their final goodbyes to the school Sunday afternoon at the 63rd commencement. Three of them, through hard work and sacrifice, were getting to graduate a year early. Molly Lennon was among them. “I took a lot of extra ...

FDMS eighth-graders receive Presidential awards

Education

Thirty-eight eighth-graders from Fort Dodge Middle School will receive the Presidential Academic Excellence Award for outstanding academic achievement. The academic honors awards program will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Fort Dodge Middle School auditorium. This year’s guest ...

Robber hits Casey’s in FD

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A convenience store in southern Fort Dodge was robbed late Saturday night, according to police. No one was injured in the holdup. No arrests have been made yet. The robbery occurred at Casey’s General Store, 1133 S. 22nd St., at about 11:11 p.m. A man wearing a dark ski mask came in ...

Community Christian to be fully accredited

Education Briefs

Community Christian School received a recommendation to be fully accredited by Christian Schools International on April 27. The accreditation includes the elementary and middle school. The accreditation status was granted following a three-day evaluation by a team of five members. The ...

At Humboldt: Making their mark

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HUMBOLDT – Enjoying the little things was a big focus Sunday for the Humbodlt High School graduating class. And of course, walking up on that stage to get a diploma is no little thing. “What can I say? I’m graduating. It’s over. I did it. I know most of you are saying, ‘Any ...

Southeast Valley: First four-year class graduates

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GOWRIE – “What feels like the end is often the beginning.” That was the motto for the 2018 graduating class of Southeast Valley High School that took the stage Sunday to receive their diplomas in the packed high school gym. The Prairie Valley and Southeast Webster-Grand districts ...