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News of Record: Feb. 7, 2019

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Magistrate Court WEBSTER COUNTY Tuesday Violation of a no-contact order — Jesse R. Fiferlick, 36, 732 S. 17th St., trial set for Feb. 13. Escape from custody — Krystal M. Frock, 25, 1227 S. 26th St., preliminary hearing set for Feb. 15. Probation violation — Dennis D. Rees, 34, ...

Strengthening Families is enrolling

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Strengthening Families Program: 10-14 is currently registering Fort Dodge sixth-graders and their parents for the communication-based prevention program scheduled to begin on Sunday and Monday. The focus of the seven-week program for parents is to help them establish “love and limits” for ...

Woman accused of leading officers on chase

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A woman who investigators say led officers on a pursuit Tuesday afternoon out of Fort Dodge was allegedly intoxicated. The woman, identified as Sharon K. Kobat, 52, of Algonquin, Illinois, is charged with operating while under the influence, first offense, and eluding, both serious ...

Snowplow, SUV accident reported in Wright County

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EAGLE GROVE - The driver of a sport utility vehicle has been transported to a Des Moines hospital after striking a snowplow in Wright County this morning. Lt. Mark Miller, of the Iowa State Patrol, said the snowplow, operated by the Iowa Department of Transportation, was northbound on Iowa ...

Greehey project set to move forward

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A new center that will combine student services now scattered across the Iowa Central Community College campus in Fort Dodge is inching closer to reality. The college’s Board of Directors on Tuesday approved the plans and specifications for the $12.15 million Greehey Family Student ...

From our files: Feb. 6, 2019

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10 Years ago: Feb. 6, 2009 NEWS: Rock and blues cover band Jokers Wild performed at Betsy’s Blue Note, 710 Central Ave. SPORTS: St. Edmond beat Eagle Grove 60-45 in boys basketball. 25 Years ago: Feb. 6, 1994 NEWS: Dr. John I.H. Phillip resigned as president of Fort Dodge ...

News of Record: Feb. 6, 2019

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Magistrate Court WEBSTER COUNTY Tuesday Parole violation — Justin L. Bolden, 34, 1318 Ninth Ave. S., sent to Parole Board. Driving under suspension — Alicia Cook, 25, 707 Seventh Ave. N., No. 11, $397.50 and 10 days in jail suspended. No valid driver’s license — Heidi Hansen, ...

Iowa Central considers 2019-2020 budget

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A proposed budget of about $74 million is being considered by Iowa Central Community College leaders, although the amount of state aid the institution will receive in 2019-2020 remains unknown. The tuition rate is also yet to be determined, but the college’s Board of Directors has already ...

Webster County reappoints zoning administrator

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The chairman of the Webster County Planning and Zoning Commission spoke highly of Zoning Administrator Chad Bahr during his annual reappointment Tuesday morning. The Webster County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve Bahr’s appointment for another year, after about 40 ...

Smith is new Webster City chamber membership director

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WEBSTER CITY — A familiar face in the Webster City business community has joined the staff of the Webster City Chamber of Commerce. Denise Smith will serve as the new membership director of the Webster City Chamber. She joins Chamber Executive Director Jennifer Peterman who was hired in ...

Supervisors approve skylight contract, hear Iowa Central farm update

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A contract has been awarded for fixing the skylight at Webster County’s bank building, with the understanding that the project will take 150 days or less. The Webster County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a contract with Woodruff Construction LLC, which was the low bidder on the ...

New cyber security club OK’d at Iowa Central

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A new club will give Iowa Central Community College students some real-world experience stopping hackers and thwarting other online threats. The Cyber Security Club was approved Tuesday by the college’s Board of Directors. Club members will enter competitions in which they will be ...

Battle of the Books

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Before fourth-graders at Duncombe Elementary School put their knowledge of books to the test Monday afternoon, they needed to have some team names picked out. Those team names included the Bookworms, Legendary Kitties, and the Unicorn Squad. Madden Bailey, 9, was proud to say he drew ...

St. Edmond Chamber Choir offering singing valentines

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The St. Edmond High School Chamber Choir is now taking orders for singing valentines to be delivered on Valentines Day, Feb. 14. Recipients of a singing valentine will hear two songs performed by a quartet from the Chamber Choir and receive a long-stemmed red rose. The cost to send a singing ...

From our files: Feb. 5, 2019

From Our Files

10 Years ago: Feb. 5, 2009 NEWS: Southeast Webster Grand received a $30,450 grant from the Iowa Bus Emissions Education Program to purchase a new diesel school bus. SPORTS: Iowa Central beat AIB 89-59 in women’s basketball. 25 Years ago: Feb. 5, 1994 NEWS: The body of David Lee ...

News of Record: Feb. 5, 2019

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Police Log FORT DODGE Thursday A theft was reported in the 3000 block of First Avenue South. A theft was reported in the 3300 block of Fifth Avenue South. Friday Criminal mischief was reported in the 400 block of North Third Street. A theft was reported in the 1600 block of First ...

In Laurens, Jack Link’s is expanding

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LAURENS — One of the biggest industries in Laurens is expanding its production, which a company official said will bring more jobs to the town. The Jack Link’s distribution center, located at 210 N. First St. in Laurens, is making some changes to its plant as a result of new products the ...