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News of Record: Oct. 3, 2018

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Magistrate Court WEBSTER COUNTY Tuesday Unlawful possession of a short-barreled shotgun — Markasia McCuddin, 18, 2243 S. River Road, preliminary hearing set for Oct. 10. Third-degree criminal mischief — Shelly Harrison, 50, 817 S. 14th St., preliminary hearing set for Oct. 10; Jerry ...

Webster County commits $10k to housing trust fund

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As a new regional entity dedicated to affordable housing gets off the ground, more local governments are putting in their contribution. Webster County supervisors on Tuesday committed to providing $10,000 to the Heart of Iowa Regional Housing Trust Fund, as a contribution toward a grant ...

Marching Band Festival is Saturday

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An Iowa High School Music Association State Marching Band Festival will be held Saturday at Dodger Stadium. Eighteen bands from throughout central Iowa will participate in the festival. Area bands competing include: Fort Dodge Senior High, Algona, Bishop Garrigan, Humboldt and Pocahontas ...

Eagle Grove woman dies in Clarion accident

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CLARION — An Eagle Grove woman is dead after her van crashed into a pickup truck Monday. She was identified as Ciara L. Loux, 29, by the Iowa State Patrol. The accident happened at 4:11 p.m. Monday on U.S. Highway 69, east of Clarion. According to the accident report, Loux was driving a ...

Influenza talk is Saturday in Emmetsburg

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EMMETSBURG — Exactly a century ago, right now, Americans began to die horrific, excruciating deaths from a malady of an unknown voracity — first by the dozens, then hundreds, later thousands. In the end, within a few months beginning in September 1918, over half a million perished. ...

The Messenger’s annual Bridal Spectacular is Sunday

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For 10 years, The Messenger’s Bridal Spectacular has been the top spot for anyone who’s tying the knot. The 10th annual event will be held Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Career Education Building at Iowa Central Community College. Brides and grooms have a lot of vendors they need ...

Eagle Grove man sentenced on federal meth, gun charges

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EAGLE GROVE — A man from Eagle Grove has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison after he pleaded guilty to drug and gun charges. Joe R. Santillan, 46, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a ...

Reward offered in Applebee’s robbery

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Webster County Crime Stoppers has announced that it is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the capture of a man who robbed the Fort Dodge Applebee’s early Sunday morning. At 1:49 a.m., officers were contacted after a robber had just struck the restaurant at 2810 Fifth Ave. S. ...

Candidate forum is Wednesday night in Fort Dodge

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Voters will hear from the candidates running in local and state races Wednesday night. Nine candidates will speak starting at 5:30 p.m. in the Bioscience and Health Sciences Center at Iowa Central Community College. Anyone in attendance will have the chance to submit questions. All ...

From our files: Oct. 2, 2018

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10 Years ago: Oct. 2, 2008 NEWS: The Fort Dodge Noon Lions dedicated the newly built shelter at Hawley Lions Park. SPORTS: Iowa Central beat Hawkeye Community College 12-0 in women’s soccer. 25 Years ago: Oct. 2, 1993 NEWS: Dr. LeRoy Larson, a retired Fort Dodge dentist, donated ...

News of Record: Oct. 2, 2018

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Police Log FORT DODGE Friday Harassment was reported in the 2100 block of Sixth Avenue North. Criminal mischief was reported in the 400 block of Eighth Avenue North. A burglary was reported in the 1300 block of Avenue C. An assault was reported in the 1500 block of Third Avenue ...

Dog issue in Humboldt County puts officials in the crosshairs

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DAKOTA CITY — The story of a dog, taken from Fort Dodge into Humboldt County in what could be described as a rescue, has people taking sides, and that has put Humboldt County officials in the crosshairs. “We have become the villains,” Bruce Reimers, chairman of the Humboldt County Board ...

EG woman dies in Wright Co. accident

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CLARION - An Eagle Grove woman has died in a fatal traffic accident near Clarion Monday. The Iowa State Patrol identified the woman as Ciara L. Loux, 29. According to the accident report, Loux was eastbound on U.S. Highway 69 east of Clarion when she turned left to go northbound. At the same ...

King touts Taiwan trade deal

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This week Taiwan announced it would increase its purchase of U.S. soybeans by 30 percent. A $1.56 billion intercontinental trade deal necessarily involves countless people. But it doesn’t have to be impersonal. Sunday, a group of Taiwanese business people and cultural leaders took a ...

From our files

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10 Years ago: Oct. 1, 2008 NEWS: The Palo Alto Sheriff’s Department celebrated the 100th anniversary of the jail by holding an open house. SPORTS: Humboldt swept Hampton-Dumont in volleyball. 25 Years ago: Oct. 1, 1993 NEWS: Sandy Wilke joined the staff at Dodger Preschool. SPORTS: ...

Ring of fame

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DUNCOMBE — Remnants of Tony Smith’s amateur boxing career include a large collection of trophies, jackets, patches, belts, newspaper clippings and memories. Smith is a champion who took Golden Gloves titles four times in the early 1980s. Recently, one more thing got added to that ...

Democratic candidates state their priorities

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Cuts to state education spending were repeatedly criticized by Democratic candidates Sunday night in Fort Dodge, and the party’s candidate for auditor of state vowed to make the private managers of the Medicaid system testify under oath. ‘‘The state Legislature is not prioritizing ...

Applebee’s robbed early Sunday

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The Fort Dodge Applebee's was robbed early Sunday morning. According to Fort Dodge Police Capt. Ryan Gruenberg, the robbery was reported at 1:49 a.m. Witnesses reported that an armed man came into the restaurant and demanded money. After receiving an undisclosed amount of money, the man left ...