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Fort Dodge woman is accused of lying to DHS, court system

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A woman already facing extortion charges is now facing felony charges after she allegedly lied to the state Department of Human Services and the court system Chelsea K. Collins, 30, of Fort Dodge, has been charged with one count of perjury and one count of second-degree fraudulent ...

31 future leaders

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The 31 participants in this year’s Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance Leadership Fort Dodge class will be starting their months long journey of discovery today as the class gets started. Their first monthly session will find them learning about the demographics of Fort Dodge and Webster ...

FDPD investigates report of shots fired

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Fort Dodge Police are investigating a report of shots fired Wednesday afternoon in Fort Dodge. Officers were called to the area of 1105 Crawford Ave. around 3:30 p.m. Multiple people were reportedly fleeing from the area. Apparently, no one was hurt. Capt. Ryan Gruenberg said more ...

MNW bond fails on a tie vote

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MANSON — Voters rejected a proposed $8.8 million bond measure for the Manson Northwest Webster School District in a literal tie vote. The measure failed with 375 yes votes and 375 no votes Tuesday, according to unofficial results. To pass, the measure needed a 60 percent yes vote. ...

Water main flushing begins

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Today through Sept. 28, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., the Warehouse Department will be flushing the water mains in the following areas: Zone 19 — the area located within the boundaries north and south from 5th Avenue South to 12th Avenue South, east and west from South 29th ...

From our files: Sept. 12, 2018

From Our Files

10 Years ago: Sept. 12, 2008 NEWS: Becky Greenwald made a campaign stop in Fort Dodge in her bid for Tom Latham’s seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. SPORTS: Iowa Central beat Marshalltown in three of five games of volleyball. 25 Years ago: Sept. 12, 1993 NEWS: The YWCA began ...

News of Record: Sept. 12, 2018

News of record

Police Log FORT DODGE Monday A theft was reported in the 3300 block of Fifth Avenue South. A burglary was reported in the 300 block of South Eighth Street. Criminal mischief was reported in the 904 South 20th Street. Identity theft was reported in the 400 block of North 27th ...

Iowa Central to break ground for new student success center

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A new student success center, to be paid for with a large donation and bond issue money, will be built on the Fort Dodge campus of Iowa Central Community College. The construction will get a ceremonial start with a groundbreaking on Oct. 15, college President Dan Kinney announced ...

Parking garage reopens after fire

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The Iowa Central Community College parking garage that was the site of a Sept. 4 arson blaze involving multiple vehicles is in use again. College President Dan Kinney said all of the garage, except the part on the lower level where the fire occurred, has been reopened. He said there is no ...

County building permit numbers at 83 for ’18

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It’s been a good year for building permits in Webster County. Last year the county issued 93 building permits, said Planning and Zoning Administrator Chad Bahr. This year the county is already up to 83. “I’d like to reiterate to the public that out in the county, building permits ...

Iowa Central sees enrollment decline

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Enrollment has dropped at Iowa Central Community College because of a strong economy and a declining number of college-age people in the region, according to leaders of the school. Ten days into the current school year, there were 5,102 students enrolled in the college, according to ...

CFR sees progress, thanks to substance abuse grant

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A grant program aimed at preventing substance abuse is in its final year, and is achieving goals in Webster County, according to Mickie Shubin, certified treatment specialist for Community and Family Resources. Shubin spoke on the Iowa Partnership for Success grant to the Webster County ...

FD Council splits on speed limit changes

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A divided City Council moved on Monday to slow down traffic on three major roads in Fort Dodge. The council voted 4-2, with one member absent, to approve the first reading of a measure to lower the speed limit on Kenyon Road, Second Avenue South at the Karl King Viaduct and Fifth Avenue ...

Fifth Avenue South traffic to be affected

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Today, weather permitting, traffic on Fifth Avenue South from South 21st Street to South 25th Street will experience alternating and intermittent lane closures in both directions. Speed limits may be reduced and enforced. Motorists are urged to use an alternate route.

From our files: Sept. 11, 2018

From Our Files

10 Years ago: Sept. 11, 2008 NEWS: State transportation officials were considering adding $48 million to the project to widen U.S. Highway 20. SPORTS: Iowa Central beat Iowa Western 3-0 in men’s soccer, but the Iowa Central women’s team lost 1-0. 25 Years ago: Sept. 11, 1993 NEWS: ...

News of Record: Sept. 11, 2018

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Magistrate Court WEBSTER COUNTY Monday Driving under suspension — Matthew R. Huffman, 27, 24260 Nelson Ave., $397.50; Dashay A. Cotner, 21, 808 Eighth Ave. N., $397.50; Robert J. Terrell, 48, 520 S. 30th St., $397.50; Damarcus O. Tyson, 40, 118 S. 14th St., $397.50; Jeff Owens, 55, 233 ...

Council moves on townhome, apartment issues

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A plan for new townhomes and a long-dormant proposal for some new apartment buildings, both located near downtown, received some assistance from the Fort Dodge City Council on Monday. The council moved to add the Second Avenue South site of the townhomes to a Housing Urban Renewal Area, a ...

Fireside Chat at Camp Wa-No-Ki Thursday

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OTHO — Webster County Naturalist Karen Hansen will present Fireside Chats at Camp Wa-No-Ki at 7 p.m. Thursday. Bring the family and friends for a fun and educational evening. The program will offer a nature-themed program and a hike around the camp. Those attending should bring a bag chair ...

MNW voters to make bond choice today

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Voters in the Manson Northwest Webster School District will go to the polls today to consider an $8.8 million bond for growth at both of its schools. School officials hope to use the money for renovation and construction purposes at both the elementary in Barnum and junior high/high ...