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Tickling the ivories

Local News

Sounds of Mendelssohn, Beethoven and Schubert filled First Covenant Church Sunday afternoon, as some of the top young piano players in the region showed their skills before next week’s competition. The Honors Recital featured students age 18 and younger who placed at the top of their age ...

35 FDSH speech members headed to state competition

Education

Fort Dodge Senior High students prepared 43 entries for the Iowa High School Speech Association District Individual Speech Contest held Feb. 24 in Fort Dodge. “Our kids did an amazing job at contest,” speech coach Lindey Krug said. “It’s so rewarding seeing our students have success ...

On to state

Education

St. Edmond Catholic School students Haley Ledford, Sidney Messerly and Katie Finnegan advanced to the State Individual Speech contest recently. They will be competing on Saturday at Kuemper Catholic.

From our files — March 5, 2018

From Our Files

March 5, 2008 NEWS: The road to the Tate & Lyle plant west of Fort Dodge was named Grant Avenue. SPORTS: Southeast Webster-Grand’s Jennifer Jorgensen was named Iowa’s 2008 Miss Basketball. March 5, 1993 NEWS: Prairie Valley students Tim Griepp, Kari Geisler and Ranae Stelling ...

Kindergarten Round-up set for Friday at CCS

Education Briefs

Kindergarten Round-up will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. on Friday at Community Christian School. All interested families are invited to participate to learn more about Community Christian School. The round-up provides a classroom visit for parents and their kindergartner. To make a reservation for ...

Flood warning issued for Webster County

Local News

  The National Weather Service issued a flood warning for the Des Moines River in Webster County on Sunday. The flood warning remains in effect until further notice, from the former Hydroelectric Dam in Fort Dodge to the city of Lehigh.   At 7 p.m. Sunday, the stage was 13.1 feet, or ...

Shaw named to ISU Dean’s List for fall semester

Education Briefs

Tristan Shaw, of Fort Dodge, was named to the Dean’s List for the 2017 fall semester at Iowa State University in Ames. He earned a grade-point average of 3.5 or better while carrying a course load of 12 or more credits. He is the son of Diane and Doug Martin, of Fort Dodge, and Robert Shaw, ...

FDCSD bargaining meetings set for Tuesday

Education Briefs

The Fort Dodge Community School District will present their initial proposal and response to the following groups on Tuesday. • Fort Dodge maintenance employees bargaining unit at 3 p.m. • Fort Dodge secretary/clerical bargaining unit at 3:45 p.m. • Fort Dodge education association ...

Lehigh native earns media award at ICMA Conference

Education Briefs

STORM LAKE — Megan Snyder, of Lehigh, was among the Buena Vista University students who took home several awards and other honors at the 2018 Iowa College Media Association conference held earlier this month in Des Moines. Snyder, a senior strategic public relations major, and other ...

2 FDSH seniors honored with Governor’s Award

Education Briefs

Aaron Asay and Taylor Hartley, seniors at Fort Dodge Senior High, have been selected for the 2018 Governor’s Scholar Recognition Award. The program recognizes the two highest academic achieving seniors at FDSH with a certificate of achievement, a certificate of appreciation for them to ...

Home & Lifestyle Show welcomes warmer seasons

Local News

It’s possible for a visitor to the Home & Lifestyle Show on the Iowa Central Community College East Campus to take something home from almost every vendor’s booth at the show. It might be a piece of candy, a yardstick, pen, toy hard hat or, at the very least, a business card or ...

Women, Land, and Legacy learning session March 13

News Brief

POCAHONTAS — Women, Land, and Legacy Buena Vista and Pocahontas County will present a learning session on “Map of My Kingdom — Who’s going to get the farm” at 2 p.m. on March 13 at the Pocahontas County Extension and Outreach Office. To register, call (712) 335-3103 or email ...

Peart makes dreams reality

Local Business

For many families, moving into a new, custom-built home is at — or near — the top of their dream list. Helping people in north central Iowa turn that important life goal into a reality is part of the mission of the team at Don Peart Custom Homes Inc. Undertaking assorted remodeling and ...

From our files: March 4, 2018

From Our Files

March 4, 2008 NEWS: Doug Johnson, of Gowrie Township, said he would run for the District 2 seat on the Webster County Board of Supervisors. SPORTS: The St. Edmond sixth-grade boys basketball team grabbed gold in the Laurens-Marathon basketball tournament. March 4, 1993 NEWS: St. ...

News of Record: March 4, 2018

News of record

Magistrate Court WEBSTER COUNTY Saturday Robbery, first-degree —Brody Wesley Walker, 29, 1108 Sixth Ave. N., preliminary hearing scheduled for Friday. Operating while intoxicated — Myles Davis, 19, Gowrie, preliminary hearing scheduled for March 16. Interference with official acts ...

Lakota woman’s death a homicide, Kossuth County authorities say

Local News

LAKOTA — Kossuth County authorities are calling the death of a 38-year-old Lakota woman a homicide. The body of Krista Lynn Hesebeck was found by deputies answering a 911 call at 202 Second St., Lakota, shortly before 1 a.m. Saturday morning. According to a report from Kossuth County ...

Johnson is new WCF Bank CFO

Local Business

WEBSTER CITY — WCF Financial Bank has named Stacy Johnson as its new chief financial officer. Johnson earned her B.A. in Finance from the University of Northern Iowa with an MBA from Upper Iowa University. She is also a Certified Management Accountant, has six years experience as a plant ...

Former Councilman Twito, city of Lehigh sued

Local News

LEHIGH — A former Lehigh city clerk is suing the city and former City Councilman Troy Twito claiming she was intimidated, sexually harassed and essentially had to quit because she had “no chance of fair treatment.” Kathy Gambill’s lawsuit, which was filed in September 2017 in Webster ...

Le Mars Toy Store: More than just toy tractors

Local Business

LE MARS — If you are looking for a toy tractor, semi-truck or have an old one that has seen better days and could use a makeover, look no further than the Le Mars Toy Store. Owner Albert Schulz has been in business for 22 years now, and his store has grown over the years. The business ...

Two Illinois teens face charges in wake of Fort Dodge shooting

Local News

An Illinois man and a younger teenager are facing charges after a shooting in Fort Dodge Friday night. Anthony Cotner Jr. 19, of Arlington Heights, Illinois, along with a 15-year-old male who was not identified are both facing felony charges following the shooting incident in the 200 block ...