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News of Record — May 4, 2018

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Magistrate Court WEBSTER COUNTY Thursday Public intoxication — Emily Larson, no age provided, 1482 Madison Ave., trial set for May 25. Probation violation — Erica L. Wubben, 28, Independence, sent to District Associate Court; Jesse D. Mosher, 37, 1723 Second Ave. S., sent to ...

Arby’s confirms it will open in Fort Dodge

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Premium deli-inspired sandwiches from Arby’s will soon be available to hungry customers in Fort Dodge. DRM, Inc., an Arby’s franchisee headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, is planning to open the restaurant at the corner of 29th Street and Fifth Avenue South, according to Abbey Ramsey, ...

Smoke detectors not present in home of fatal EG fire

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EAGLE GROVE — Smoke detectors were not present in the Eagle Grove home where Laurie McPherson died after the structure caught fire on Feb. 26, according to a recently released report from the State Fire Marshal’s office. McPherson, 55, died from thermal injuries and smoke inhalation, ...

Washington re-elected affirmative action chair

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Sherry Washington has been re-elected as the Iowa 4th District affirmative action chair at the Iowa Democratic Party 4th District Convention. The convention was held Saturday at the Iowa Central Community College Bioscience and Health Science Building auditorium. Washington was ...

Flooding shuts down part of Dolliver

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Portions of Dolliver Memorial State Park are closed after heavy rains swept through the area, according to a press release from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. The middle section of the park, which includes the campground, center lodge, family cabins, and boat ramp, is closed due to ...

Standing for their rights

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Some St. Edmond High School students walked out of their last period class Wednesday to hold a small rally in support of Second Amendment rights. The walkout, part of the nationally organized Stand For The Second, is in reaction to other recent school walkouts in favor of various gun ...

From our files: May 3, 2018

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May 3, 2008 NEWS: The Fort Dodge Residential Correctional Facility on First Avenue South opened. SPORTS: Iowa Central beat Ellsworth 9-1 in the Region XI softball tournament. May 3, 1993 NEWS: Rick Bitterman, of Algona, turned his hobby into a business videotaping weddings and other ...

News of Record: May 3, 2018

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Police Log FORT DODGE Tuesday A counterfeit was reported in the 100 block of Avenue O West. A theft was reported in the 1700 block of Fifth Avenue South. Magistrate Court WEBSTER COUNTY Wednesday Violation of a no-contact order — Tyler Lindner, 27, 654 S. 16th St., trial set ...

Veterans prepped for Honor Flight No. 16

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Salvador Calderon Jr.’s military uniform still fits. Calderon, a U.S. Army veteran from Eagle Grove, was proudly wearing it Wednesday night at the Webster County Fairgrounds. He and more than 150 veterans gathered there to receive their itinerary and enjoy a meal prior to the May 12 ...

‘What really counts are not the things we can count’

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It’s been 30 years since Pat Chalstrom started volunteering out at the hospital now called UnityPoint Health — Trinity Regional Medical Center. It doesn’t really feel as though she’s worked more than 9,000 hours—she hasn’t really been keeping track. “It’s tough to think ...

Jewell man ID’d in Monday fatal fire

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JEWELL — Gary Carlson, 73, has been identified as the man who died in an early morning house fire in Jewell Monday morning, obituary records confirm. Firefighters were called to the house, located at 2685 Poplar Grove, just after midnight. Fire had completely engulfed the structure and ...

FD pair accused of cashing counterfeit checks in Storm Lake

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STORM LAKE — Police in Storm Lake have arrested two people from Fort Dodge after they allegedly cashed counterfeit checks at a bank. The Fort Dodge pair has been identified as Craig Hail Jr., 20, and Brionna Sankey, 20. According to the Storm Lake Police Department, officers were ...

Students get the feel of careers that happen to be on wheels

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The road grader the Iowa Department of Transportation brought to the Careers on Wheels day for middle school students actually only has one seat in it — it’s for the worker driving it. While it was parked in the lot at Iowa Central Community College’s East Campus where Iowa DOT ...

Contract approved for bridge project west of Duncombe

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Plans are moving forward for a bridge replacement project over Brushy Creek west of Duncombe. The bridge is on Vincent Avenue. The low bid came from Dixon Construction Co., Correctionville, for $428,433, lower than the engineer’s estimate of $460,000. The contract calls for a late ...

From our files: May 2, 2018

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May 2, 2008 NEWS: The Rotary Group Study Exchange program was bringing a team of people from India to visit Fort Dodge and Humboldt. SPORTS: Fort Dodge placed second in Class 2A in the 50th annual Dodger Relays. May 2, 1993 NEWS: The Fraternal Order of the Eagles Aerie 3369 in Fort ...

News of Record: May 2, 2018

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Police Log FORT DODGE Monday A theft was reported in the 2400 block of Sixth Avenue North. Criminal mischief was reported in the 1500 block of 27th Avenue North. An assault was reported in the 200 block of Avenue M West. Fraud was reported in the 100 block of Avenue O West. A ...

Appraisal visits will begin in June in Webster Co.

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Professional appraisers will be visiting homes in all the towns in Webster County in the coming months. Officials with the Webster County Assessor’s office have met with Vanguard Appraisals, of Cedar Rapids, recently, which has been hired to take on the major project of visiting every ...

ATV workshop is set for Thursday

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A workshop will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Webster County Courthouse on how best to move forward with a proposed ATV ordinance which would allow various off-highway vehicles more use of county roads. This is a change from what was originally scheduled. The Webster County Board of ...

Humboldt supervisors hire bridge inspection company

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DAKOTA CITY — The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors approved a proposal to inspect the county’s bridges at Monday’s meeting. Shuck-Briston Inc., of Des Moines, proposed inspecting 77 county bridges as well as 16 structures which look like bridges but are just under 20 feet long and ...