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Fire alarm system to be upgraded at FDSH

Local News

The fire alarm system at Fort Dodge Senior High is going to be completely overhauled this summer. The Fort Dodge Community School District awarded a contract for the system upgrades at a special meeting Monday. Iowa Fire Control LLC, of Fort Dodge, was awarded the contract. The firm ...

Contract awarded for FDSH piping project

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The Fort Dodge Community School District will continue to upgrade water piping at Fort Dodge Senior High this summer. The FDCSD board awarded a contract for the domestic water piping replacement project at a special meeting Monday. Riley-Armstrong Plumbing and Heating Inc., of Fort ...

Two bridge projects on horizon for Fort Dodge

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The busy Veterans Bridge in Fort Dodge is scheduled for some major repairs, while another span in the southern part of the city may be replaced. Veterans Bridge carries First Avenue South over the Union Pacific Railroad tracks. It’s a key link between the central part of the city and the ...

Man dies after shootout near Moorland

Local News

MOORLAND — A man is dead after officials say he shot at and exchanged gun fire with an Iowa State trooper Sunday morning. The trooper was responding to a motorist assist, when he encountered a man and woman “involved in a dispute,” according to a statement from the Iowa Department ...

Multiple trailers catch fire in Coalville

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COALVILLE - Three trailer homes are burning in a trailer park in Coalville Monday afternoon. The fires were reported at 24260 Nelson Ave. No injuries have been reported. Wind speeds are in excess of 30 mph today. Duncombe and Otho volunteer firefighters are on scene.

Names released in Sunday shooting

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Names have been released in an officer-involved shooting near Moorland on Sunday. According to a press release from the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, Iowa State Patrol Trooper Justin Parman was the officer. The suspect has been identified at Joshua Lee Ewing, 26, of ...

From our files — April 29, 2018

From Our Files

April 30, 2008 NEWS: The Fort Dodge Correctional Facility was 10 years old. SPORTS: Fort Dodge beat Marshalltown 4-0 in boys soccer. April 30, 1993 NEWS: Fort Dodge Senior High senior Sarah Gavitt wrote and directed “A Lot of Little Animals,” a one-act play. SPORTS: Webster City ...

Rockhound discoveries

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John Wilke knew the stone ax head he’d found somewhere around the Fort Dodge region was ancient, and unique. But he didn’t know much else about it. That’s why Wilke brought his find to the annual River Valley Rockhounds Gem, Mineral, Jewelry and Fossil Show at the Webster County ...

Welcome to Duncombe

Local News

Parents, students and community members got a look at the newly reconstructed Duncombe Elementary School Saturday morning before its official opening in the fall. Duncombe will be reopening nearly three years after structural issues forced the Fort Dodge Community School District to close ...

South 29th to close for construction

News Brief

Beginning Monday, weather permitting, South 29th Street will be closed about 250 feet north of First Avenue South. Eastbound and westbound traffic will be allowed through the intersection, but motorists should expect delays. They are urged to use an alternate route, as well as caution in the ...

Homespun Collection

Local Business

Homespun Collection, which for 13 years sold its wares at Crossroads Mall, has moved. The store is now in downtown Fort Dodge at 25 S. 12th St. Bonnie Gerdes, who with husband Brian Gerdes co-owns the business, said the decision to relocate their enterprise came about because they ...

Ashley Bates takes on new role

Business Briefs

Ashley Bates, RN, is the new clinical nurse lead for Arbor Lane and Stone Heights neighborhoods at Friendship Haven. In her new role, Bates will assist the neighborhoods with training, compliance, validations and serving as a mentor for new hires. Her all-encompassing role will help with shift ...

From our files — April 29, 2018

From Our Files

April 29, 2008 NEWS: Chad Schaeffer was appointed Fort Dodge city engineer. SPORTS: The Fort Dodge girls track team came in second at the Boone Invitational. April 29, 1993 NEWS: Dr. V.G. Reints, of Graettinger, said his chiropractic clinic would be rebuilt by the end of May after it ...

Arrivals

News of record

TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER FINN — Lori and Tony, Fort Dodge, a girl, Thursday, April 26, 2018. PRINCE — Rachel and Ronnie, Fort Dodge, a girl, Friday, April 27, 2018. MEYER — Amanda and Justin, Fort Dodge, a girl, Friday, April 27, 2018. IOWA SPECIALTY HOSPITAL HARVEY — ...

Conrad’s essay tops thousands

Local News

Liam Conrad was just two blocks away from a terrorist attack when he was a sophomore in high school. Conrad, a senior at St. Edmond Catholic School who will graduate in May, was visiting Nice, France, with his French class in July of 2016 when a Muslim man rammed through a crowd of people ...

FD council to hold workshop

News Brief

The Fort Dodge City Council will hold a strategic planning workshop Monday evening. It will begin at 5 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 819 First Ave. S.

Sustainable solutions

Local Business

LAKE CITY — If things had turned out differently and there had been no 1980s Farm Crisis, there’s a good chance Mark Schleisman might have become a banker. Instead, he became a crop consultant in Nebraska and grew an agribusiness career that has led him back home, where his conservation ...

Grady shifts jobs at Friendship Haven

Business Briefs

Sherry Grady, LPN, has recently transitioned into the position of care transitional coordinator for Friendship Haven’s Catalyst neighborhood. Prior to her new position, Grady was the charge nurse for five years in Friendship Haven’s Journey neighborhood and came to our campus with over 25 ...

Ag secretary forum to be in Fort Dodge

Local News

The five candidates seeking the Republican nomination for Iowa secretary of agriculture will answer questions during a forum in Fort Dodge on May 9. The forum will begin at 7 p.m. in Fort Frenzy, 3232 First Ave. S. Candidates Ray Gaesser, Chad Ingels, Craig Lang, Agriculture Secretary Mike ...

DCI: Man dies in shootout with state trooper

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One man is dead after officials say he fired a gun at an Iowa State Trooper. A trooper responded to the 2300 block of Carter Avenue, west of Moorland, at about 10 a.m. to respond to a motorist assist, according to the Iowa Department of Public Safety. The trooper encountered a man and woman ...