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Forest fire at Oleson Park

November 3, 2014 The cause of a two-alarm fire that burned through nearly 5 acres of forest at Oleson Park Sunday remains undetermined and under investigation. more »»

‘Freezing for a reason’

November 3, 2014 For most of the more than 50 people who attended the annual Fort Dodge Polar Plunge on Sunday, the 44-degree Badger Lake was not an issue. Teams jumped into the lake at John . more »»

Algona library has new director

November 3, 2014 Mara Strickler has been serving as Algona Public Library’s director since September. Strickler previously worked for five years at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. more »»

IRSPA supports county with volunteer hours

November 3, 2014 Members of the Iowa Retired School Personnel Association volunteered more than 14,500 hours in Webster County over the last yea. more »»

Both parties urge all to vote

November 2, 2014 Leaders of the Democratic and Republican parties in Webster County stood together Saturday and urged local residents to vote in Tuesday’s general election. more »»

UPDATE: Fighting Oleson Park fire Sunday

November 2, 2014 Update: 4:30 p.m. The cause of a two-alarm fire which burned through nearly 5 acres of forest at Oleson Park Sunday remains undetermined. Fort Dodge Firefighters responded to the fire at about 1:45 p. more »»

Students hang out at fire school

November 2, 2014 Stepping off the side of a 40-foot building, backwards, then lowering yourself down the side while “walking” along the wall, requires a bit of faith in the people who made the rope, the harness and... more »»

‘You will be just as dead as Brandyn’

November 1, 2014 Before Derrick McElroy was sentenced to life in prison Friday, his victim’s stepmother took the opportunity to tell him the family hopes he suffers the way Brandyn Preston did. more »»

The home stretch

November 1, 2014 Recent economic successes in Iowa were repeatedly touted by state Sen. Joni Ernst, Gov. more »»

Vet, 82, ‘pinned’ and honored

November 1, 2014 STRATFORD — U.S. Air Force veteran Carl Cook, a resident of the Stratford Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, was recognized for his service Friday afternoon by state Sen. more »»

Pate plans voter ID system

November 1, 2014 Paul Pate, the Republican candidate for Iowa secretary of state, said Friday that he wants to implement a system for checking the identity of voters that will have little impact on people going to... more »»

Last-minute bombshell

October 31, 2014 Democratic lawmakers are calling for Webster County supervisor candidate Rod Halvorson to withdraw from the race after a document bearing Halvorson’s name and attacking his opponent, Republican... more »»

McElroy gets life sentence

October 31, 2014 Derrick McElroy has been sentenced to life in prison after being convicted in the death of Brandyn Preston. McElroy, 28, of Fort Dodge, was convicted of first-degree murder on Aug. more »»

Apartment fire intentionally set

October 31, 2014 A Thursday night fire at a Fort Dodge apartment house was intentionally set, according to Fort Dodge Police Chief Kevin Doty. more »»

Mother of murdered teen tells of her own abuse

October 31, 2014 The mother of a young woman killed by domestic violence spoke publicly for the first time about her own experience with abuse at a vigil for those affected by violence. more »»

Open burning period set for FD

October 31, 2014 Burning leaves is generally prohibited in Fort Dodge, but starting Saturday residents will have nine days in which they can legally use fire to get rid of yard waste. more »»

A warm welcome home

October 31, 2014 Marshalls, the national off-price retailer, opened for business in Fort Dodge Thursday morning to warm words from a company official and a crowd of shoppers lined up outside the doors. more »»

Small fire sends one to hospital

October 31, 2014 A man was taken to Trinity Regional Medical Center Thursday night following a small fire in a Fort Dodge apartment house. The fire at 303 N. Eighth St. more »»


October 30, 2014 SAC CITY — Scott Feldhans and his sister, Bobbie Wells, had to invest in a new accessory for their Halloween display this year — a mechanical clicker to count the number of visitors who go through... more »»

Webster County Democrats move against Halvorson

October 30, 2014 The Webster County Democratic Central Committee acted Thursday night to break its ties with Rod Halvorson during a session described as an emergency meeting. more »»



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