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Incumbent senator wins again

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State Sen. Tim Kraayenbrink, R-Fort Dodge, easily won a second term Tuesday. He defeated Democrat John O’Brien, also of Fort Dodge, by a margin of 61.93 percent to 37.99 percent, according to unofficial election returns posted late Tuesday by Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate. “I was ...

Angstrom narrowly wins Webster Co. treasurer

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Brenda Angstrom will be the next Webster County treasurer. Angstrom, a Democrat, won 7,050 votes according to unofficial results Tuesday night, to Republican Kate Stucky’s 6,867 votes, or 51 to 49 percent. Final unofficial results weren’t available until nearly 11 p.m. “It was ...

Warwick elected Hamilton County treasurer

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Republican Judy Warwick, Webster City, the assistant county treasurer for Hamilton County, defeated Democrat Colleen Hansen in the race for county treasurer Tuesday. According to the unofficial results, Warwick received a total of 4,040 votes while Hansen garnered 2,274 votes. Warwick, a ...

Lehigh rejects proposed change to funds use

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LEHIGH — Voters rejected a measure which would have changed how certain tax money is spent in Lehigh Tuesday night. Local option sales tax will continue to only be used on roads. The measure, if it had passed, would have split the funds up 50 percent to streets and infrastructure, 10 ...

Bacon holds onto House District 48 seat

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WEBSTER CITY — Incumbent Robert Bacon, a Republican from Slater, cruised to re-election for the Iowa House District 48 seat Tuesday night, defeating Democratic challenger Tim Winter, of Kelley. According to unofficial vote counts, Bacon received nearly 59 percent of the vote, compared to ...

Loney wins Humboldt supervisor seat

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HUMBOLDT — Sandy Loney won a seat on the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors Tuesday night. Loney, a Republican, collected 686 votes, unofficially. Her opponent, Todd George, received 278 votes. George, of Humboldt, was not affiliated with a party. Loney, of Humboldt, will serve District ...

A frenzy of fun

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Lori Morsching, right, stops to photograph her daughter, Gabby Petersen, center, and her friend Karmane Holmes, 9, at left, as they attend the annual Iowa Central 3rd Grade Carnival at Fort Frenzy where, among other fun things, they got to meet Triton, the school’s mascot. Over 12,000 ...

Webster Co. supervisors OK 3 new trucks

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Two new Mack dump trucks and a new Mack semi-truck will be rolling into the Webster County engineer’s shop for the Secondary Roads Department next year. The Webster County Board of Supervisors approved the purchases Tuesday, which will not be paid for or delivered until the next fiscal ...

Kluss will replace Watne in Wright Co.

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Dean Kluss will become the newest Wright County supervisor in 2019. Kluss, a U.S. Navy veteran, earned 4,103, or 97.95 percent, of the votes, unofficially. He ran unopposed. Kluss replaces Stan Watne, who was a supervisor for more than 25 years. He will serve District 2, which includes Clarion ...

County by County Results

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Calhoun U.S. Representative District 4 Steve King, R (i) — 2,312 J.D. Scholten, D — 1,838 Governor Kim Reynolds, R (i) — 2,703 Fred Hubbell, D — 1,461 Secretary of State Paul D. Pate, R (i) — 2,778 Deidre DeJear, D — 1,301 Auditor of State Mary Mosiman, R (i) ...

Aspholm survived night attack in Vietnam

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MANSON — Serving in the infantry in the Vietnam War, Al Aspholm saw a lot of combat. But by far the most memorable night of his service came on March 28, 1971, when the enemy attacked Fire Base Mary Ann in the dead of the night. “We had 76 wounded and 33 killed that night,” Aspholm ...

Time for ‘Unity in the Community’

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At a time when so many issues are divisive, Sherry Washington wanted to remind people of the things that unite us. “All this division,” Washington, of Fort Dodge, said recently. “It seems as if we are more divided than ever. We are divided with religion, race, and now we are ...

From our files: Nov. 6, 2018

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10 Years ago: Nov. 6, 2008 NEWS: Herb Conlon, who founded the Webster County Crime Stoppers chapter, received a lifetime Top Gun membership. SPORTS: Dr. Aaron Mobley competed in the 2008 Iowa Bench/Push/Pull/Deadlift/Strict Curl State Championship. 25 Years ago: Nov. 6, 1993 NEWS: The ...

News of Record: Nov. 6, 2018

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Police Log FORT DODGE Friday A theft was reported in the 2900 block of Fifth Avenue South. Harassment was reported in the 3500 block of Maple Drive. A theft was reported. Saturday A theft was reported in the 3000 block of First Avenue South. A burglary and criminal mischief were ...

New warrants issued in Avenue M West fight

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Two more suspects are being sought in connection with a fight last week on Avenue M West in which a man was beaten and stomped, causing a broken eye socket. The Fort Dodge Police Department has identified the suspects as Zion Smith, 18, and Jaylen Rodgers, 18. They’re both charged with ...

Assault at Fort Frenzy sends one to hospital

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An assault that happened in the parking lot at Fort Frenzy Saturday night sent one man to the hospital after he was knocked unconscious. Fort Dodge police Capt. Ryan Gruenberg said officers were dispatched to Fort Frenzy, 3232 First Ave. S., after getting called about a man who had been ...

Today is Election Day

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Today is election day. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Here are some of the races of special interest to the Fort Dodge region. • Fourth Congressional District: U.S. Rep. Steve King, R, Kiron, vs. Democrat J.D. Scholten, Sioux City • State Senate District 5: Sen. ...