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2 injured when sleepy driver crashes into van

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One adult and one child were injured after a man fell asleep at the wheel and crashed his car into a van along Quail Avenue Friday afternoon, according to Sgt. Jason Heesch, of the Webster County Sheriff’s Department. The driver of a car was traveling northbound when he fell asleep and ...

Motorcycle crash sends man to hospital

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A jammed throttle on a motorcycle caused a crash on North 15th Street in Fort Dodge Friday afternoon that sent a man to the hospital. Bailey M. Brown, 19, of Fort Dodge, was taken to UnityPoint Health – Trinity Regional Medical Center, according to Fort Dodge police. Police reported that ...

Bullet pierced Wessels’ heart and lungs

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The bullet that killed Shane Wessels pierced his heart, went through his lungs and shattered a bone, the state medical examiner testified in the first-degree murder trial of Levi Gibbs III Thursday. Gibbs, 28, of Fort Dodge, is accused of shooting and killing Wessels, 32, also of Fort ...

From our Files — June 29, 2018

From Our Files

10 Years ago: June 29, 2008 NEWS: The 10th annual Raspberry Festival was held ont he 7-B Ranch in Webster City. SPORTS: Fort Dodge beat Carroll Kuemper 4-0 in baseball. 25 Years ago: June 29, 1993 NEWS: 21 people were sworn in as new U.S. citizens in Fort Dodge. SPORTS: Fort Dodge ...

News of Record — June 29, 2018

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Police log FORT DODGE Tuesday Absence from custody was reported in the 300 block of First Avenue South. Theft was reported in the 10 block of North First Street. Criminal mischief was reported in the 400 block of North Eighth Street. Theft was reported in the 100 block of North ...

EG anticipates Prestage impact

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EAGLE GROVE — Competitive wages, cheaper housing, and a strong education system could result in employees from other meat packing plants in the southern part of the country moving to the region to work at Prestage Foods of Iowa when it opens its pork plant later this year, according to ...

FDPD outlines ZZ TOP parking rules

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Before anyone can enjoy the music at Saturday’s Shellabration concert featuring ZZ TOP, they’ll have to find a place to park. The Fort Dodge Police Department has issued instructions for parking during the show Saturday evening at Harlan and Hazel Rogers Sports Complex. The gates will ...

UnityPoint Health survey available to all Webster County residents

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UnityPoint Health — Trinity Regional Medical Center is asking Webster County residents to take a survey, which will help the hospital improve the care it provides, according to Hannah Lentsch, an intern conducting surveys for the hospital. “We really just want to stress the importance ...

Detective describes speaking to Gibbs

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Fort Dodge Police Detective Larry Hedlund described speaking to Levi Gibbs III in the days after Shane Wessels was shot and killed in Pleasant Valley last September during Gibbs' first-degree murder trial in Webster County District Court Friday. Hedlund said Gibbs repeatedly denied shooting ...

‘Little Red Meets the Wolves’

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Putting together and performing a musical takes a lot of time—and work—running through auditions, learning the lines, practicing songs and finding the perfect costumes. The kids at Camp Creamery will do it in one week. For the second year, Camp Creamery has come to Fort Dodge to ...

From our files: June 28, 2018

From Our Files

10 Years ago: June 28, 2008 NEWS: The Rev. J. Faulkner Martin was the new pastor at First Presbyterian Church. SPORTS: Former Dodger Lisa Koll placed eighth in the 10,000-meter event in the Olympic Team Trials. 25 Years ago: June 28, 1993 NEWS: Mike Zahm, an Arrowhead Area Education ...

News of Record: June 28, 2018

News of record

Magistrate Court WEBSTER COUNTY Wednesday Possession of controlled substance, third offense — Steven B. Roe, 58, 104 K St., preliminary hearing July 6. Violation of probation — Dennis D. Rees, 33, 1401 S. 25th St., sent to District Court. Parole violation — Trevor L. Martin, ...

Gibbs trial, day two: ‘He just kept taking hits’

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A fight broke out in Pleasant Valley between several people and Shane Wessels before he was shot and killed September 2017, multiple witnesses testified in the first-degree murder trial of Levi Gibbs III Wednesday. Gibbs, according to those witnesses, was one of the assailants who ...

‘The prevention side stops fuel to the fire’

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One of Tiffany Dorsey’s past patients began using opioids at 11 years old. Dorsey is an outpatient addictions program supervisor for Community and Family Resources in Fort Dodge. She helped the boy with opioid addiction when he was 15. “I looked at this 15-year-old and I thought ...

Reynolds declares Webster County a disaster area in wake of storms

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Webster County is now included in multiple northwest Iowa counties where Gov. Kim Reynolds has issued a disaster proclamation after severe weather and flooding in recent weeks. Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation on Wednesday for three counties: Buena Vista, Cherokee, and Webster. A ...

Bicyclist killed, two injured when hit by van

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EMMETSBURG — A bicyclist was killed and two other people, including a 4-year-old boy, were injured when a van struck them on a rural road in Palo Alto County Tuesday afternoon. The Iowa State Patrol reported that Luke B. Rouse, 36, of Emmetsburg, was killed. Lacey J. Rouse, 33, of ...

Testimony continues in Gibbs trial

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Testimony continued Thursday morning in the first-degree murder trial of Levi Gibbs III. Gibbs is accused of shooting and killing Shane Wessels last September in Fort Dodge. Jurors in Webster County District Court heard testimony from three witnesses Thursday morning. All three testified ...

Grandson says H.C. Meriwether ‘was a great man’

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Sean Benson, of Des Moines, didn’t have to be very old to understand his grandfather’s wisdom. His grandfather was H.C. Meriwether, a U.S. Navy veteran who served in both world wars and was one of the first African Americans to own a business in Fort Dodge. At the age of 6, Benson, ...

Heavy load coming through Webster County today

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Some time today a “rolling road closure” will accommodate an oversized load vehicle totalling almost 243 tons. A huge transformer will be moved from Storm Lake to Wellsburg in Grundy County on a specialized trailer that will require two trucks — one pulling in front, and one pushing ...