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More traffic restrictions coming to First Avenue South and 29th

Local News

Traffic at the intersection of First Avenue South and 29th Street will only be able to go east beginning Thursday as a major construction project there continues. The new traffic restriction was announced Monday as City Engineer Tony Trotter briefed the City Council on several projects now ...

Sold out

Local News

General admission tickets to ZZ Top for Shellabration at Harlan and Hazel Rogers Sports Complex are all sold out, according to Jim Reed, Shellabration president. The three-piece band from Houston, Texas, will perform Saturday on the Fort Dodge Soccer Association fields. According to Reed, ...

Golf tournament to raise money for diabetes programs

Local News

An annual golf tournament on Friday aims to raise money for programs that support those who have been diagnosed with diabetes. The 13th annual Swing for a Cure golf tournament, which is put on by the Trinity Diabetes Center at UnityPoint Health — Trinity Regional Medical Center, has raised ...

Man charged with Gowrie hit-and-run

Local News

A 19-year-old man is facing charges in connection with a hit and run from earlier this month in Gowrie. Nathan H. Godfrey, 19, of Gowrie, is charged with one count of leaving the scene of a serious injury accident, an aggravated misdemeanor. He is also charged with failure to maintain a ...

Gibbs jury seated

Local News

The jury has been seated in the trial of Levi Gibbs III, who is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Shane Wessels. The 13-person jury, which includes one alternate, was sworn in around 11:45 a.m. The prosecution is set to begin its case with opening statements shortly after 1 p.m.

To the skies

Local News

POCAHONTAS — Aerobatic aircraft filled the skies north of Pocahontas for a fast-moving finale to Pocahontas Heritage Days Sunday morning. Stunt planes from the Vanguard Squadron, of Tea, South Dakota, were the special attraction, swooping through the air to the delight of the crowds ...

ICCC’s Presidents, Dean’s lists released for spring semester

Education

Dean’s List (3.5-3.99 GPA, minimum 6 credit hours) Avery Wyse, Arvada; Alexis Egan, Sterling; Isaac Antenor, Delray Beach; Joshua Breitbarth, Hilo; Sarah Schultz, Albert City; Maria Meis, Algona; Tyler Schnurr, Algona; Wade Toombs, Algona; Tamra Bradbury, Alta; Alan Lopez, Alta; ...

From our files: June 25, 2017

From Our Files

10 Years ago: June 25, 2008 NEWS: Joyce DeHaan stepped down as executive director of the Domestic/Sexual Assault Outreach Center. SPORTS: Fort Dodge beat Ankeny 16-6 in baseball. 25 Years ago: June 25, 1993 NEWS: The old railway depot in Lehigh was donated by Velma Ganeff to the fledgling ...

FDCSD moves to online registration

Education

The Fort Dodge Community School District is moving to an online student registration process for the 2018-19 school year. Registration for returning students must be completed online between July 2 and July 27. Parents/guardians must have an Infinite Campus parent account to complete the ...

Students named to BVU Dean’s List

Education Briefs

STORM LAKE — The following students have been named to the Dean’s List at Buena Vista University for terms three and four. These students attend BVU’s Fort Dodge site: Jessica Peterson, of Paton; Cameron Hicks, of Fort Dodge; Adam Yetmar, of Fort Dodge; Andrea Ortner, of Fort Dodge; ...

Students named to Luther College Dean’s List

Education Briefs

DECORAH — Andrea Blocker, a Luther College sophomore, and Brian Murman, a Luther senior, both of Fort Dodge; and Lily Kime, senior, of Sac City, have been named to the 2018 spring semester Dean’s List. Luther College’s spring 2018 Dean’s List includes 731 students; 96 first-years, ...

Hometown leaders: proud to contribute

Local News

ALGONA — In 1993, Vicki Mallory was on a search committee to hire a new executive director for the Algona Chamber of Commerce. But after the committee conducted between five and seven interviews, the right candidate never emerged, she said. That’s when one of the other members had ...

FD council to consider hiring ambulance personnel

News Brief

The hiring of 11 new people to support the transition of ambulance service from UnityPoint Health — Trinity Regional Medical Center to the Fort Dodge Fire Department will be on the agenda for the City Council on Monday. The council’s work will begin at 5 p.m. in the Municipal Building, ...

FD Ford Toyota wins dual awards

Local Business

Fort Dodge Ford Lincoln Toyota, 2723 Fifth Ave. S., has the unique distinction of being honored for outstanding performance by two major automakers in the same year. Owned by the Johnson Family, the enterprise received a prestigious President’s Award from both Ford Motor Co. and Toyota ...

From our files: June 24, 2018

From Our Files

10 Years ago: June 24, 2008 NEWS: Fort Dodge Public Library maintenance man Alan McNeil retired after 19 years. SPORTS: Fort Dodge beat Marshalltown 8-3 and 2-1 in softball. 25 Years ago: June 24, 1993 NEWS: Decker Truck Line Inc. drivers Greg Thede and Bill Smith placed in the annual ...

News of Record: June 24, 2018

News of record

Police Log FORT DODGE Thursday Criminal mischief was reported in the 1100 block of South 17th Street. A runaway was reported in the 300 block of Avenue M West. A burglary was reported in the 1300 block of First Avenue North. A theft was reported in the 1400 block of Second Avenue ...

Shirley Phillips

Hometown Pride 2018

SAC CITY — Sometime in October of this year, Shirley Phillips will be attending a ribbon cutting for the last 40 mile section of U.S. Highway 20 to be completed as a four-lane route. It will be the final link in an Iowa four-lane highway that’s been her passion and much of her life’s ...

Putting art and soul into service

Local News

ROCKWELL CITY — Rusty Farrington doesn’t just build a toolbox to hold a small part of his collection of lovingly cared for hand tools. Farrington creates, instead, a finely crafted work of art. Each chisel has a slot with an internal divider to protect it from its neighbor. Planes ...