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Gowrie police investigating house shooting

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GOWRIE — Someone fired two gunshots at a house in Gowrie last week and investigators are trying to determine the perpetrator. The incident was reported to the Webster County Telecommunications Center at 2:46 a.m. on Aug. 2. Gowrie Police Chief Patrick Monaghan said the call reported that ...

Motorcycle accident claims life of passenger

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ELLSWORTH — An Ottumwa woman has died as result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident Tuesday night on Interstate 35 in Hamilton County near Ellsworth. The 2002 Harley Davidson motorcycle, driven by Todd A. Burnstedt, 52, of Ottumwa, was traveling southbound near the 128 mile ...

News of Record: Aug. 9, 2018

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Police Log FORT DODGE Tuesday A theft was reported in the 2000 block of Fourth Avenue North. An assault was reported in the 2400 block of First Avenue South. A theft was reported in the 2300 block of Fifth Avenue South. Magistrate Court WEBSTER COUNTY Wednesday Parole ...

Fake arrests and autographs

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Where in Fort Dodge could you have a chance to dunk the mayor, grab a pork burger, and meet public safety officials? That would be National Night Out, which was held Tuesday night on the City Square in front of the Fort Dodge Public Library. The nationwide event is meant to give the public ...

Fireside chat is at Camp Wanoki on Thursday

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Webster County Conservation Naturalist Karen Hansen will host a fireside chat at Camp WaNoKi, from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. The subject of the talk is atlatls and axes. Sit around a fire with a campfire snack, and throw darts and tomahawks. Learn how people used to hunt. The evening will end ...

From our files: Aug. 8, 2018

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10 Years ago: Aug. 8, 2008 NEWS: A 4,000-plus crowd gathered at Harlan and Hazel Rogers Sports Complex for the Shellabration concert featuring Chicago. SPORTS: The opening ceremonies for the summer Olympics were held in Beijing. 25 Years ago: Aug. 8, 1993 NEWS: Southern Calhoun senior ...

News of Record: Aug. 8, 2018

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Police Log FORT DODGE Monday A theft was reported in the 500 block of South 16th Street. A theft was reported in the 1400 block of Eighth Avenue South. A counterfeit bill was reported in the 400 block of Second Avenue South. A theft was reported in the 1300 block of Third Avenue ...

White Transfer announces $2 million expansion

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White Transfer has plans to build a $2 million, 50,000-square-foot expansion of its Fort Dodge facility. The Webster County Board Supervisors approved tax rebates to help enable the project at its regular meeting Tuesday morning. “We’ve been working with Denny Crimmins, with Crimmins ...

EMS levy passes in Wright County

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CLARION — A tax levy to support emergency medical services in Wright County easily passed Tuesday night after a special election. Almost 70 percent of the county voted to support the measure. Unofficially, 577 voted yes. About 250 voted no. A majority of the vote was needed for the levy ...

Rutland man faces multiple charges after attempting to stab deputy

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HUMBOLDT — A Rutland man is facing multiple charges after allegedly trying to stab a Humboldt County sheriff’s deputy Monday, according to a news release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department. Deputies were conducting a search warrant at 201 Second Ave. S. in Rutland at the ...

60 hogs die when semi tips near Gowrie

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GOWRIE — About 60 hogs were killed Tuesday morning after a semitrailer tipped over at the intersection of Baxter Avenue and 360th Street, according to the Webster County Sheriff’s Department. The crash was reported at about 7:27 a.m. The driver of the semi attempted a right-hand turn ...

Private firm plans parking lot downtown

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A new parking lot will likely be built on the site of a former church that burned down in 2014 at the corner of First Avenue North and 11th Street. The Fort Dodge Board of Adjustment approved the request Tuesday made by McClure Engineering on behalf of Royal Properties LLC. Royal ...

Humboldt Supervisors approve Prestage Farms application

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DAKOTA CITY — The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors approved a building permit for Prestage Farms of Iowa LLC at Monday’s board meeting. Prestage Farms, Ames, has filed a construction permit with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to expand an existing finisher site in section 18 ...

Humboldt Council approves funds for shelter property

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HUMBOLDT — The Humboldt City Council approved funding to help establish an animal shelter within the city limits at Monday’s council meeting — but with reluctance. The city and county have been working together to establish a permanent animal shelter and both sides earlier this year ...

Back to school

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Crossroads Mall is stocked with pencils, erasers, folders and backpacks to help families prepare for school again. That’s because the mall is hosting the 16th Back to School Bash on Thursday from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. “It’s a great community event,” said Melissa Verschoor, ...

From our files: Aug. 7, 2018

From Our Files

10 Years ago: Aug. 7, 2008 NEWS: A public meeting was held explaining plans for a proposed aquatic center in Fort Dodge. SPORTS: Fort Dodge native Lisa Koll was named the women’s Division I Outdoor Track Scholar-Athlete of the Year by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country ...

News of Record: Aug. 7, 2018

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Police Log FORT DODGE Sunday Criminal mischief was reported in the 1000 block of South 23rd Street. A theft was reported in the 1100 block of North 19th Street. A theft was reported in the 10 block of North 18th Street. Two thefts were reported in the 3000 block of First Avenue ...

In Webster City, King shares tariff concerns during foundry visit

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WEBSTER CITY — U.S. House Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, toured Seneca Foundry in Webster City while on an information outreach visit through central Iowa on Monday. King also was set to tour a farm in Ellsworth and the Monsanto Company in Clarion. The tour is intended to give King an ...