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Eagle Grove man arrested after firing shots at occupied bus

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EAGLE GROVE - An Eagle Grove man has been arrested after he allegedly fired multiple shots from his pickup truck at a bus occupied by Union Pacific Railroad workers Thursday morning, according to a press release from the Eagle Grove Police Department. No injuries were reported. Jason Bouska, ...

From our Files — Dec. 7, 2018

From Our Files

10 Years ago: Dec. 7, 2008 NEWS: Joan Kellner, of Humboldt, was nominated as Employee of the Month for West Fork Services, of Humboldt. SPORTS: The Pocahontas Area/Pomeroy-Palmer boys basketball team defeated Prairie Valley 87-62. 25 Years ago: Dec. 7, 1993 NEWS: More than 3,250 people ...

News of Record — Dec. 7, 2018

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Police Log FORT DODGE Wednesday A theft was reported in the 1300 block of South 24th Street. A theft was reported in the 400 block of South 14th Street. An assault was reported in the 400 block of First Avenue South. A theft was reported in the 3000 block of First Avenue ...

Stepping up unites law enforcement, mental health staff

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To help those with a mental health challenge takes many experts from many different specialties. Providers from the emergency room, the mental health clinic, and county mental health organizers get to meet face to face with sheriff’s deputies, Fort Dodge police and jail staff monthly at ...

Payless ShoeSource closing in FD

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The Payless ShoeSource store in Fort Dodge was crowded Thursday afternoon with shoppers taking advantage of the deep discounts offered in a going-out-of-business sale. The store at 3025 First Ave. S. is closing. Customers have been told Dec. 28 will be the last day the store will be ...

Badger woman goes to federal prison for obstruction

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BADGER — A Badger woman who once served time in federal prison will do so again after admitting to throwing away mail as a way of preventing her wages from being garnished to pay restitution, according to prosecutors. Terri Cosgrove, 55, pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of ...

Strategies and studies

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There are many ways to reduce nitrates getting into Iowa’s rivers and streams, as outlined in Iowa’s Nutrient Reduction Strategy. Which ones work the best? Where might one work that doesn’t work in another location? What’s the best way to make nutrient reduction economically ...

Fifth Avenue South traffic interrupted

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Effective immediately, the westbound traffic of Fifth Avenue South will be reduced to one lane on the east side of South 29th Street for an emergency sewer repair. The duration of this closure is currently unknown. Motorist are urged to use and alternate route and caution in construction area.

From our files: Dec. 6, 2018

From Our Files

10 Years ago: Dec. 6, 2008 NEWS: State Rep. McKinley Bailey, D-Webster City, was appointed vice chair of the House Economic Growth Committee for the 83rd General Assembly. SPORTS: Fort Dodge beat Des Moines East 77-46 in boys basketball. 25 Years ago: Dec. 6, 1993 NEWS: Carl T. ...

News of Record: Dec. 6, 2018

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Police Log FORT DODGE Tuesday Criminal mischief was reported in the 100 block of South 29th Street. A theft was reported in the 3000 block of First Avenue South. A burglary was reported in the 1100 block of South 21st Street. A theft was reported in the 1200 block of South 23rd ...

Down from the silos, to talk art

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The 110-foot-tall grain silos perched along Hawkeye Avenue have provided Guido van Helten with one of his biggest challenges yet. But that’s exactly what the Australian-born visual artist and photographer is looking for. Van Helten is painting images of five local people on the Fort Dodge ...

Accident report: pickup lost control on icy roads Sunday

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Details have been released from a head-on collision Sunday night on icy roads about three miles east of Fort Dodge. A Chrysler 300 was traveling west on County Road D20 at about 5:30 p.m., while a Ford F150 Super Crew pickup was heading east. The truck lost control just west of Taylor Avenue ...

Patriotic writing

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Student participants in the annual VFW Post 1856 Patriot Pen essay-writing competition had a simple question to answer this year: Why I honor the American flag? Roger Simonson, youth essay chairman for Post 1856, said they received about 25 entries from Fort Dodge and area schools for the ...

169/Sumner intersection will be redesigned in Humboldt

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HUMBOLDT — A heavily traveled intersection that leads drivers from U.S. Highway 169 to Sumner Avenue will be redesigned and resurfaced in the summer of 2019. Humboldt City Council approved plans for the project at its meeting Monday night. The intersection is located just south of Cenex ...

Water valves, hydrants to be replaced in Humboldt

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HUMBOLDT — Multiple water valves and fire hydrants will be replaced in Humboldt during the summer of 2019. The Humboldt City Council awarded a contract for the work at its meeting Monday night. Denver Underground and Grading, Inc., of Denver, Iowa, will replace five valves and four ...

CHECKING THE TIME

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With the wind and snow whipping through downtown Fort Dodge, it’s not the best time to be high off the pavement in a crane basket. But crews from Snyder & Associates, of Ankeny, were up Tuesday morning doing work on the Webster County Courthouse’s 106-year-old copper clock tower. ...

From our Files — Dec. 5, 2018

From Our Files

10 Years ago: Dec. 5, 2008 NEWS: Twin Lakes Masonic Lodge No. 478 and the Grand Lodge of Iowa A.F. and A.M. made Christmas brighter for about 50 kids in Calhoun County. SPORTS: Webster City beat St. Edmond 59-15 in wrestling. 25 Years ago: Dec. 5, 1993 NEWS: Charlie Chase joined the ...

News of Record — Dec. 5, 2018

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Police Log FORT DODGE Monday A theft was reported in the 1400 block of Second Avenue South. A runaway was reported in the 2700 block of North 13th Street. A burglary was reported in the 300 block of Avenue M West. A burglary and theft were reported in the 2700 block of Fifth Avenue ...