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Forest City man identified as victim in construction accident

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The man who was killed in a construction accident at CJ Bio America last week has been identified by the funeral home handling the arrangements. Shannon G. Torkelson, 41, of Forest City, died as a result of Thursday’s accident, according to an obituary released by Cataldo Schott Funeral ...

Lunch on the Square is Friday in downtown Fort Dodge

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Lunch on the Square will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday in the Fort Dodge City Square. There will be a $6 cost for lunch. The menu is pork burgers, potato salad, baked beans, cookies and water. Lunch on the Square is sponsored by First American Bank, Fort & Schlegal CPA, ...

Family gives $100K to assist Webster City museum projects

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WEBSTER CITY — The Wilson Brewer Historic Park Committee received a significant donation Tuesday that officials say will help with upgrades and renovations planned for the Depot Museum. A $100,000 gift was given by Floyd Poole on behalf of his aunt, Mabel Raska, and late uncle, Verner ...

Road is reopened at the Paragon Avenue Bridge

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The bridge replacement and hot mix asphalt projects on Paragon Avenue and Mill Road southeast of Fort Dodge are now complete, and both roads were opened to through traffic between Webster County Route P59 and Fort Dodge’s Fifth Avenue South Wednesday afternoon. However, 210th Street west ...

Humboldt supervisors compromise on major tile project

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DAKOTA CITY — Facing a group of landowners with different opinions on a drainage project, the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors compromised on a project Monday. At issue is an aging drainage tile in Sub District 5 of Drainage Distract 11 east of Bradgate. The tile has become inadequate ...

News of Record: July 26, 2018

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Magistrate Court WEBSTER COUNTY Wednesday Driving under suspension, two counts — Otis L. Foy Jr., 18, Humboldt, trial set for Aug. 24. Driving under suspension — Joshua M. Ackerson, 29, 943 S. 24th St., $397.50. No insurance — Joshua M. Ackerson, 29, 943 S. 24th St., ...

AMP youth

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At meetings like this all across the state, the kids can share what’s really on their minds. For foster children, adopted kids, and others living without their parents, that’s not always the case, said local AMP Coordinator Cassie Johnson. “They can talk about those unordinary ...

Fort Dodge will begin flushing water mains

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Beginning today through Aug. 22 between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. the Fort Dodge city warehouse department will be flushing the water mains in the following areas: Zone 19 — The area located within the boundaries north and south from Fifth Avenue South to 12th Avenue South, east and west from ...

From our files: July 25, 2018

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10 Years ago: July 25, 2008 NEWS: The Self-Supported Municipal Improvement District’s board was working on ways to improve downtown Fort Dodge. SPORTS: Fort Dodge placed five players on the all-CIML Iowa conference baseball teams. 25 Years ago: July 25, 1993 NEWS: The Blanden ...

News of Record: July 25, 2018

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Police Log FORT DODGE Friday A theft was reported in the 500 block of South 19th Street. A theft was reported in the 1300 block of Third Avenue North. A theft was reported in the 100 block of Parkwood Circle. A theft was reported in the 700 block of North Third Street. A theft was ...

‘The Astors have been remorseful and understand’

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Two Fort Dodge Community School District employees used school-owned kayaks last month for a family outing without proper authorization from the district, Superintendent Jesse Ulrich confirmed on Tuesday. Kevin Astor, Fort Dodge Senior High assistant principal, and Julie Astor, FDSH ...

Webster County requested state auditor involvement with CFR

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One week after Webster County cancelled its agreement for services with Community and Family Resources, the county has offered more information. The county had contracted with CFR to take in patients for detox and substance abuse treatment, including involuntary committals. That agreement ...

Fort Dodge man charged with sexual abuse on child

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A Fort Dodge man is facing a felony sexual abuse charge after he allegedly had a child perform a sexually-motivated act upon him. Nathaniel J. Stanley, 18, is charged with one count of second-degree sexual abuse, which is a Class B felony. The child told their parents about what happened; ...

Commission recommends zoning change for freight company

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A zoning change that would enable a freight service and logistics business to move into a building on Seventh Avenue South was advanced by the Fort Dodge Plan and Zoning Commission Tuesday. The company, which hasn’t been named publicly, plans to set up shop in a building at 3018 Seventh ...

Webster County Supervisors approve hire for P&Z office

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A new Webster County employee will hopefully improve customer service in the planning and zoning department. Tuesday the county Board of Supervisors hired Emma Halligan full time, to be shared between P&Z and the human resources department. “It will be nice to have somebody,” ...

Housing on the horizon

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A small forest of wood beams rising out of the dirt along Williams Drive marked the spot where a new home is being built. Not far away, workers stacked shingles atop another house under construction as they prepared to finish the roof. A couple of concrete block foundations awaited the ...