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MNW voters to make bond choice today

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Voters in the Manson Northwest Webster School District will go to the polls today to consider an $8.8 million bond for growth at both of its schools. School officials hope to use the money for renovation and construction purposes at both the elementary in Barnum and junior high/high ...

Damaged parking lot lights at FDMS to be replaced

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The majority of the light poles at the Fort Dodge Middle School will be replaced after a flaw was discovered in the design of the structures. The Fort Dodge Community School District school board approved a bid from 3E Electrical Engineering & Equipment, of Windsor Heights, to replace ...

Newsome enters District 4 supervisor race

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Eugene Melvin Newsome has announced he is running as an independent for District 4 Webster County Supervisor. Newsome will seek the seat held by Merrill Leffler, a Republican. Democrat Niki Conrad is also running for the position. Newsome said he wants the voters to have leadership ...

More sewer improvements planned in FD

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Another $15 million worth of sanitary sewer upgrades is being readied in Fort Dodge. The City Council on Monday awarded a couple of big contracts to McClure Engineering Co., of Fort Dodge, to prepare all the necessary plans for a round of improvements that will continue work that started in ...

Man charged in Humboldt attempted murder

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HUMBOLDT — A man has been arrested for allegedly trying to run over another man in a pickup truck in Humboldt earlier this year. Nicholas J. Bradley, 35, is charged with one count of attempted murder, a class B felony. The incident happened on April 29, 2018, according to the criminal ...

Burning bales

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Firefighters from both Duncombe and Webster City worked to extinguish a smoldering fire on a flatbed truck that was carrying bales of cornstalks late Monday afternoon on U.S. Highway 20, just east of Union Avenue. Duncombe Fire Chief Todd Bingham said he didn’t know the cause of the fire. ...

Council OK’s Municipal Building work

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The exterior walls of the Fort Dodge Municipal Building will be getting some attention from a masonry contractor as a result of a contract awarded by the City Council on Monday. Innovative Masonry Restoration, of Prior Lake, Minnesota, was awarded a $394,000 contract for the work. The work ...

Salute to youth

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It took a lot of work for the 98 students to make it to the stage at the National Council on Youth Leadership recognition ceremony. Those students should be proud of what they accomplished — and also very grateful for the opportunity they’ve been given, and the people who helped them ...

From our files

From Our Files

10 Years ago: Sept. 10, 2008 NEWS: Jerry Schnurr III and Kevin Rogers were elected to the Fort Dodge school board. SPORTS: The St. Edmond boys cross country team won the team title at the Cougar Invitational in Manson. 25 Years ago: Sept. 10, 1993 NEWS: Velma and Gerhard Wendt, of ...

Guns ‘n’ Hoses

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Fort Dodge Police Officer Ryan Gruenberg races for third as Firefighter Jason Vandi watches for the ball during the annual Guns ‘n’ Hoses softball game Sunday night. Third base umpire John O’Brien gets into position at right. The firefighters put up a good fight, but were unable to ...

Many steps. One journey.

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Jeff Kisling, of Indianola, didn’t count the exact number of steps he took during the First Nation Farmer Climate Unity March on the 94 miles between Des Moines and downtown Fort Dodge. Instead, Saturday found him sitting on a bench in front of the Fort Dodge Public Library during the ...

Casablanca Steak House by Lomitas opens

Local Business

Two well-known cooks with a long history of preparing tasty steaks and prime rib have reunited at Casablanca Steak House by Lomitas, 140 S. 25th St. This latest addition to Fort Dodge’s blossoming restaurant world is owned by Alfonso Galvan, who also owns Lomitas Mexican Restaurant 2223 ...

From our files: Sept. 9, 2018

From Our Files

10 Years ago: Sept. 9, 2008 NEWS: The Fort Dodge City Council voted to accept “Parade,” a sculpture paid for by the Catherine Vincent Deardorf Foundation, to be installed at Fifth Avenue South and Eighth Street. SPORTS: Iowa Central beat Ellsworth in three of five games of ...

Champion Sprout

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The song Hannah Lukehart chose for her award-winning performance at the Iowa State Fair this year was appropriate because no one knows how far she’ll go. With the wind in her sails — and a lot of support and work — Lukehart was named one of the champions in the Sprout Division of ...

Just press play

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BOONE—Look at that tractor. Now look again. Yes, there’s no one sitting in the driver’s seat as it rolls along. An Iowa tech company made Farm Progress Show history with its autonomous tractor demonstration on August 28—an event that attracted national media attention and offered a ...

FD drivers may have to ease up on the accelerator

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Vehicles on three major roads in Fort Dodge would have to slow down under a plan to lower the current speed limits that will come before the City Council on Monday. Under that plan, the speed limit on Kenyon Road between U.S. Highway 169 and Eighth Street would be reduced to 35 mph. The ...

Connecting with a world that craves good news

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While there’s a lot of big iron at the Farm Progress Show, there’s a wealth of other news just waiting to be told, like the Couser Modern Ag Experience Farm. Telling these stories might be one of the most important things we can do in farming today. “There aren’t too many farmers ...

News of Record: Sept. 9, 2018

News of record

Magistrate Court WEBSTER COUNTY Saturday Domestic assault — Jimmy Dillard Jr., 34, 1128 S. 21st St., trial scheduled for Oct. 17; Kenneth Petersen, 40, 1026 Fifth Ave. N., trial scheduled for Oct. 17. Possession of a controlled substance, second offense —Zachary Clausen, 25, 1216 S. ...