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Man posing as roofer arrested in FD

July 19, 2014 A man posing as a roofer is in jail and his companion is wanted after a vigilant Fort Dodge homeowner became suspicious of two people who wanted to fix her roof. Fort Dodge police arrested Alan J. more »»

New space puts college classes on front burner

July 19, 2014 Iowa Central Community College has completed the expansion of its culinary arts school. Formerly held at Willow Ridge Golf Course, culinary arts will now meet at the college’s Hanson Center. more »»

Youths, animals focus of Pocahontas County Fair

July 19, 2014 POCAHONTAS — In a corral at the Pocahontas County Fairgrounds, Alyssa Hamre was astride her horse, Katie, Friday morning as the two prepared for upcoming horse shows. more »»

20,000 houseguests

July 19, 2014 EMMETSBURG — Preparing for a few overnight guests can be a nerve-wracking experience — just ask anyone who’s had to accommodate a few relatives for a weekend. more »»

Cosgrove: No need to spend a lot for deeds

July 19, 2014 A company is contacting homeowners across Iowa asking if they want a copy of their deed and property assessment. Webster County Recorder Judy Cosgrove said people should be cautious of this. more »»

Wind and roads

July 18, 2014 Drivers south of Fort Dodge will continue to see extra long, extra heavy loads as wind turbine parts keep rolling into Webster County. more »»

McCarville wants GOP to support candidacy

July 18, 2014 Joseph McCarville will seek the Republican nomination for the position of Webster County attorney. He announced his decision Thursday. more »»

Coleman residents still angry over stench

July 18, 2014 For some residents of the Coleman District, there is simply no question: The pumping of dirty water from the landfill has to stop as soon as possible. more »»

Stoffers takes helm at SWG

July 18, 2014 BURNSIDE — Rich Stoffers is the new superintendent of Southeast Webster Grand Community School District. Stoffers has been an educator for more than 35 years. more »»

Red Cross helps couple after RV fire

July 18, 2014 The American Red Cross is housing a Sioux City couple at the Best Western Starlite Village Inn & Suites after an RV fire left the pair homeless Wednesda. more »»

The Palo Alto fair

July 18, 2014 EMMETSBURG — The annual Palo Alto County Fair went to the dogs Thursday morning. It also, as the day progressed, went to the rabbits, cows, sheep, goats and ducks. more »»

FDCSD car raffle raises thousands for activities

July 18, 2014 Fort Dodge Senior High concluded its yearlong effort to raise funds for all 2014-15 activities Tuesday with a car raffle at Dodger Stadium. more »»

Lake City teen heads to D.C.

July 18, 2014 LAKE CITY — A Lake City teen will be participating in what he calls a once in a lifetime opportunity by traveling to the nation’s capital and meeting with lawmakers. more »»

McCarville seeks County Attorney Republican nomination

July 17, 2014 Joseph McCarville, of Fort Dodge, will seek the Republican nomination for the position of Webster County attorne. more »»

Simulator gives feel of blaze

July 16, 2014 BADGER — A group of three firefighters, weighted down with protective gear and dragging a heavy hoseline, trudged up a metal staircase and cautiously opened a door. more »»

RV fire leaves Sioux City man and woman homeless

July 16, 2014 A Sioux City man and woman are homeless after their RV caught fire at around 11:45 a.m. Wednesday. more »»


July 16, 2014 Sheilah Lizer, Webster County Planning & Zoning administrator, hugs Stephanie Houk Sheetz, Fort Dodge senior city planner, at Sheetz’s going away party Wednesday at the Municipal Building. more »»

Couple left homeless

July 16, 2014 By JESSE MAJOR A Sioux City man and woman are homeless after the RV they were living in caught fire in a Fort Dodge parking lot shortly before noon Wednesda. more »»

Landfill will likely face fine

July 16, 2014 Negotiations are moving forward to resolve environmental violations at the regional landfill near Fort Dodge. more »»

Lehigh fire chief’s loss is town’s gain

July 16, 2014 By HANS MADSEN LEHIGH — Lehigh Fire Chief Kirk Kelley is going to have to go shopping soo. more »»



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