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Community and Family Resources celebrates 50 years of service

Local Business

Throughout 2018, Community and Family Resources will be celebrating a half century of providing specialized services to help clients with substance abuse, problem gambling and mental health issues across the state. Through open houses in each of eight counties where programs and services are ...

From our files: May 20, 2018

From Our Files

May 20, 2008 NEWS: The Fort Dodge City Council approved the demolition of two buildings in the Pleasant Valley neighborhood≥ SPORTS: Fort Dodge beat Webster City 7-2 in baseball. May 20, 1993 NEWS: The town of Pomeroy planned to commemorate the July 6, 1893, tornado that nearly ...

Life skills in the classroom

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As children make their way through school, there’s a strong chance that a local treatment center has educated them about the dangers of drug abuse, including opioid abuse. Community and Family Resources, with the help of a grant, visits area schools and offers a variety of programs for ...

From our files: May 19, 2018

From Our Files

May 19, 2008 NEWS: Paul Samuelson, a master trainer with North Iowa K-9, was featured in “At Your Service.” SPORTS: Former Dodger Lisa Koll came in second in the 5,000-meter race at the 2008 Big 12 Outdoor Track and Field Championship in Boulder, Colorado. May 19, 1993 NEWS: The ...

News of Record: May 19, 2018

News of record

Magistrate Court WEBSTER COUNTY Friday Driving under suspension — Tracey L. Benton, 50, 148 Ave. E, $397.50; Marco A. Sanchez, 23, 1619 Eighth Ave. S., $566.25. No insurance — Tracey L. Benton, 50, 148 Ave. E, $397.50; Marco A. Sanchez, 23, 1619 Eighth Ave. S., ...

‘I absolutely believe the Lord sent him to me’

Local Religion

A troubled past and the help of a police officer led the Rev. James Rogers to where he is today — serving as a pastor at Westside Church of Christ in Fort Dodge, 1132 A St. “It was 32 years ago, a police officer that led me onto the road of recovery and became a very dear friend,” ...

Shooting report released

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The Iowa State Patrol trooper who shot and killed a Carroll man on April 29 was justified, according to a review of the incident by the Webster County attorney’s office that was released Friday evening. The attorney’s office concluded that Trooper Justin Parman “reasonably believed that ...

Durand called to serve in Van Meter

Local Religion

For the Rev. Edward Durand, leaving Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Fort Dodge is bittersweet, not only because he’ll miss his congregation, but because it was also his very first congregation as a pastor. Durand, who has served as Prince of Peace’s pastor since the summer of 2009, ...

Rabiner to sell its property

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Rabiner Treatment Center is planning to sell its property, located at 1762 Johnson Ave., after budget cuts forced the closure of the residential programming of the center in January, according to Brad Klug, Rabiner’s chief executive officer. “We are in the process of selling our ...

Onderdonck charged in northwest Casey’s robbery

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A suspect has been arrested in connection with a robbery at the Casey’s General Store on the northwest side of Fort Dodge earlier this week. Jason D. Onderdonck, 36, of Fort Dodge, is charged with one count of second-degree robbery, a Class C felony. Onderdonck allegedly walked into the ...

Warrant issued for Gowrie Casey’s burglary

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GOWRIE — The Gowrie Police Department is seeking a man already facing a criminal charge in connection with a burglary that happened at the local Casey’s General Store last month. Jeffery E. Whyte, 51, of Fort Dodge, has been charged with one count of second-degree burglary, a Class C ...

An ounce of prevention

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It’s colorless and odorless. Anything in a home that burns fuel produces it. It kills, according to U.S. Fire Administration, more than 150 people every year. Recently, according to Otho Fire Chief Marty Smith, a carbon monoxide leak could easily have been the reason for two Otho ...

FD class of 2030 plants for the future

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As a large group of kindergarten students from Feelhaver and Duncombe elementary schools gathered in a circle around a tree set in a freshly dug hole at the Fort Dodge Middle School Thursday morning, Fort Dodge Community School District Superintendent Doug Van Zyl asked them all a simple ...

From our Files — May 18, 2018

From Our Files

May 18, 2008 NEWS: Farmers Cooperative Co. and Iowa State University partnered to create a DVD to promote ag careers to youths. SPORTS: St. Edmond won the 4x400 meter relay in the coed state track meet. May 18, 1993 NEWS: Judge Albert L. Habhab, a former Fort Dodge mayor, was named ...

News of Record — May 18, 2018

News of record

MAGISTRATE COURT WEBSTER COUNTY Thursday Absence from custody — Dennis D. Craig, 46, Lytton, preliminary hearing set for May 25. Parole violation — Roy L. Devlin, 30, 2097 250th St., sent to Parole Board; Joshua R. Eger, 25, 1411 S. 26th St., sent to Parole Board. Eluding — Roy ...

Office suffers smoke damage after dehumidifier catches fire

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A dehumidifier was the source of a fire that filled an office basement with heavy smoke Thursday morning, according to Fort Dodge Fire Chief Steve Hergenreter. As firefighters responded to the flames, at least one car drove over the hose line running from the fire hydrant to the fire ...

CCS students use recycled materials to create art

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Recycling has been a theme at Community Christian School all year. That theme continued during the school’s second annual art show Thursday afternoon as multiple projects were made using recycled items, such as plastic bottles. Emily Chichester, 11; Alexa McHone, 11; both ...

Trooper justified in firing weapon that killed Joshua Ewing

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The Iowa State Patrol trooper who shot and killed a Carroll man on April 29 was justified, according to a recently released review of the incident by the Webster County attorney's office. The attorney's office concluded that Trooper Justin Parman "reasonably believed that the use of deadly ...

Man charged in Monday Casey’s robbery

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A man has been charged with the Monday morning robbery at the Casey's General Store on the northwest part of Fort Dodge. Jason Onderdonck, 36, of Fort Dodge, was arrested Thursday night, according to the Fort Dodge Police Department. Onderdonck is charged with second-degree robbery, a Class C ...