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Iowa Central considers 2019-2020 budget

Local News

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

Local News

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

Local News

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

Local News

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

Local News

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

News Brief

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

News of record

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

Local News

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 ...

Kids Choice Awards are coming

Local News

They may just be doing their jobs. But teachers, youth leaders, janitors, and mentors of all kinds don’t always know the impact they have on a child’s life. The kids will have their say — and show some gratitude — at the sixth annual Kids Choice Awards gala this ...

Super Bowl score — Business: Wins; Customer: Wins

Local News

When people think of Super Bowl Sunday, it’s likely that among the things that come to mind are football, music and commercials. But the other common aspect of the Super Bowl that people will likely think about is food. And in Fort Dodge, a number of local pizza places say they’re ...

Iowa Central releases fall semester Dean’s List

Education

Iowa Central Community College has released the Dean’s List for the fall semester of the 2018-19 school year. Those on the list, by town, are as follow: Canberra: Matthew Purcell; Alden: Jacob Buchanan; Algona: Rachel Renger, Ronald Ringsdorf, Wade Toombs; Alta: Vanessa Gonzalez, Caitlynn ...

From our files

From Our Files

10 Years ago: Feb. 4, 2009 NEWS: A new driver’s license system was announced, with licenses being mailed to applicants instead of being issued at each driver’s license location. SPORTS: Fort Dodge beat Des Moines Hoover, 38-29, in girls basketball. 25 Years ago: Feb. 4, ...

Community Christian pancake breakfast set for Saturday

Education Briefs

Community Christian School’s athletic department is hosting its annual All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast on Saturday. Pancakes, sausages, coffee, milk, and juice will be served from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m in the CCS gym, 2406 9 1/2 Ave. S. The Parent Teacher Fellowship at the school will be ...

Iowa Central releases President’s List

Education

Iowa Central has released the names of those on the President’s List. They are, by town, as follows: Aravada, Colo.: Avery Wyse; Ackley: Ryan Roberts; Albert City: Crystal Johnson; Alden: Alesha Terveer; Alexander: Lydia Schroeder; Alta: Brieann Haberl, Kesty Rieb, Peyton Robbins, Brittany ...

Fort Dodge residents graduate from DMACC

Education Briefs

Nearly 700 students graduated following the fall semester from Des Moines Area Community College’s Ankeny, Boone, Carroll, Newton, Urban and West Des Moines campuses. Those recognized include: Emily Dencklau, Mortuary Science, Fort Dodge; and Beth Vosberg, Liberal Arts, Fort Dodge.

This blaze changed Fort Dodge

Local News

A big old building with no sprinkler system and strong, frigid winds were the key ingredients for a fiery disaster in downtown Fort Dodge 25 years ago today. The building was the Eilers Hotel on the northwest end of the City Square. After a child started a fire in the hotel while playing ...

Teaching the next generation of Dodgers

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Madyson Alstott was a freshman at Fort Dodge Senior High when her sister Mackenzie Alstott was a senior. That was eight years ago. Now the sisters are educators in the same district they grew up in — the Fort Dodge Community School District. The two said they are working hard to ...

New owners, same name

Local Business

Two longtime funeral directors recently took ownership of a funeral home that has been a part of Fort Dodge for more than 70 years. Historic Bruce Funeral Home, 923 First Ave. S., was purchased by Jayme Lentz and Jamie Brundage on Jan. 1. Lentz, who also owns Lentz Funeral Home in ...