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Sewage leak reported at Storm Lake

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STORM LAKE — Some sewage leaked into the lake at Storm Lake recently, prompting state environmental officials to urge people to stay away from the northeast portion of that body of water this weekend. A blockage at a pumping station allowed an undetermined amount of wastewater to escape, ...

Fort Dodge teenager is honored for her Service to Mankind

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A St. Edmond Catholic School student who organized an event for breast cancer awareness as a middle-schooler was surprised with an award for her efforts during the Fort Dodge Noon Sertoma Club’s meeting Thursday. Morgan Border, 17, who is now a junior in high school, was the recipient of ...

From our Files — Sept. 7, 2018

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10 Years ago: Sept. 7, 2008 NEWS: The Otho Fire Department broke ground on its new fire station. SPORTS: Iowa Central beat rock Valley 9-0 in football. 25 Years ago: Sept. 7, 1993 NEWS: Graettinger’s Labor Day celebration — the oldest in Iow — marked its 97th year. SPORTS: Both ...

News of Record — Sept. 7, 2018

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Police Log FORT DODGE Wednesday An assault was reported in the 300 block of Maple Drive. An assault was reported in the 1300 block of 14th Avenue North. A burglary was reported in the 900 block of Second Avenue North. A theft was reported in the 2900 block of Fifth Avenue South. A ...

Arson suspect surrenders in wake of parking garage blaze

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The man suspected of causing a fire at the Iowa Central Community College parking garage Tuesday morning has turned himself in to the Fort Dodge Police Department. Terrell Adams, 22, of Fort Dodge, surrendered Wednesday evening at the Webster County Law Enforcement Center on a charge of ...

OSHA investigating Aug. 31 death at Bode work site

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BODE — A man died after the boom lift in which he was standing tipped over at a work site in Bode. Humboldt County Sheriff Dean Kruger said the accident happened while the boom lift was extended 50 feet off the ground. The accident was reported at NEW Cooperative in Bode on the ...

Webster City couple’s donation kickstarts 4-H camp pool project

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WEBSTER CITY — A major contribution from Dean and Adele Bowden, of Webster City, has kicked off construction of a new outdoor pool at Clover Woods Camp and Retreat Center, near Madrid. Construction on the new pool will begin in early this month. It is slated to be complete this ...

On his brother’s shoulder

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Matt Trotter’s goal, when he lands in Washington, D.C., next week, is to bring back an etching of his brother’s name from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. “I’m going to get my own personal etching,” Trotter said. Matt Trotter and two brothers, of Fort Dodge, all served in the ...

Storm intake repairs will affect Fort Dodge traffic

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Weather permitting beginning at 7:30 a.m. today, and continuing until the work is completed, traffic on North Ninth Street between First Avenue North and Second Avenue North will be closed. The Warehouse Division will be repairing a storm intake. Detours will be posted. Use alternate routes ...

From our files: Sept. 6, 2018

From Our Files

10 Years ago: Sept. 6, 2008 NEWS: The Town Square Apartments building was nearly ready for occupancy. SPORTS: St. Edmond beat Mason City Newman 41-6 in football. 25 Years ago: Sept. 6, 1993 NEWS: Brenda Waggoner, a Fort Dodge at-home mother, taught community education classes on how to ...

News of Record: Sept. 6, 2018

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Police Log FORT DODGE Friday A theft was reported in the 2000 block of Fifth Avenue North. A burglary was reported in the 1500 block of Fourth Avenue South. A theft was reported in the 3000 block of First Avenue South. An assault was reported in the 700 block of First Avenue ...

Former Iowa Central student accused in parking garage fire

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A former Iowa Central Community College student has been charged with arson after some vehicles in the college’s parking garage were set on fire Tuesday. Terrell Adams, 22, of Fort Dodge, has been charged with one count of first-degree arson, a class B felony, according to the Fort Dodge ...

First lessons

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Thursday was a day of first lessons for the students starting the very first day of their educational journey at Riverside Early Learning Center. Amber Murray asked her students part way through the morning what they had learned so far. “What do we do with our ears?” she ...

Disaster proclamation issued in Kossuth County

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ALGONA — The mayor of Algona has issued a disaster proclamation after strong storms moved through Kossuth County Tuesday, knocking down power lines and tearing the roof off a hog confinement, according to a press release from Kossuth County emergency management. A line of storms moved ...

Naig sees benefits for farmers in Mexico deal

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A recently announced trade agreement between the United States and Mexico appears to be a good deal for Iowa farmers, according to state Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig. While many details of the pact announced by President Donald Ttrump have yet to be outlined, Naig said the agreement ...

Manson man accused of stalking woman

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MANSON — A Manson man was arrested over the weekend for allegedly stalking a woman. Luke Groat, 26, is charged with one count of stalking and one count of violation of a no-contact order. Manson Police Chief Gerry Frick said Groat was arrested on Sunday after he was reported to have shown ...

Facing Autism fun run is Saturday

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Facing Autism will hold its first 5k run/walk Saturday, starting at 8:30 a.m. at the Rosedale Rapids Aquatic Center. More than just a fundraiser, there will also be a free Family Fair to provide families with more information about autism and services in the area, as well as free activities ...

Arson suspect turns himself in

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Terrell Adams has turned himself in to the Fort Dodge Police Department after a first-degree arson warrant was issued for his arrest. Adams is expected to have his initial appearance in Webster County Magistrate Court this morning. The arson charge comes after a fire that was reported at the ...

Home for the homeless

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Homeless women and children in the greater Fort Dodge area will soon have another place they can go to for shelter and assistance. That place is Lotus Community Project, a shelter that will be located in the former St. John’s Lutheran Church along 170th Street in rural Webster ...