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‘One small step’

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Moon landing recollections The Messenger leads off its local 1969 moon landing recollections with Albert Habhab, who was mayor of Fort Dodge in 1969. His reaction to the moon landing, below, was published on July 21, 1969. “Once again mankind has displayed its ingenuity and wisdom in ...

From our files: July 20, 2019

From Our Files

10 Years ago: July 20, 2009 NEWS: The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department recovered a John Deere Gator from a quarry south of Rutland. The Gator was believed to have been stolen two years prior from the Humboldt County Fairgrounds. SPORTS: The girls state softball tournament returned to ...

News of Record: July 20, 2019

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Magistrate Court WEBSTER COUNTY Friday Driving under suspension — Brian E. Marr, 37, 2805 10th Ave No. 7, no show, warrant issued; Michael A. Gonzales, 26, Waterloo, two counts, $397.50. Careless driving — Michael A. Gonzales, 26, Waterloo, $195. Contempt , violation of no contact ...

Hot, hotter, hottest

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POCAHONTAS — The swine, cattle, goats, rabbits and sheep were being pretty quiet Friday inside the animal barns at the Pocahontas County Fair. It was still a difficult place to carry on a conversation though as the din, hum, buzz and roar of dozens of fans worked overtime to try to keep ...

Rolling Hills Community Church to hold Vacation Bible School

Religion Briefs

Rolling Hills Community Church, 2891 N. 15th St., is holding Vacation Bible School from 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 29 through Aug. 2. “In the Wild: Amazing Encounters with Jesus” is this year’s title, with Bible lessons that focus on some real-life encounters with Jesus. Children will get to ...

City seeks input on broadband communication

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As city officials continue to ponder broadband communication, the public is being asked to weigh in on how communications services are being used in Fort Dodge and perhaps how those services could be changed to benefit the community. Two online surveys — one for residences and one for ...

‘These were very serious injuries’

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EAGLE GROVE — Investigators are seeking the public’s help after a stabbing left one man seriously injured one week ago. On July 10, Eagle Grove police responded to the 400 block of Southeast Second Street, near building 402, according to Scot M. Ely, special agent with the Iowa Division ...

2,500 and counting

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Back in 1967, Decker Truck Line Inc. purchased the company’s first Peterbilt truck. Their latest, number 2,500, has been delivered and will be heading out on the road soon with their Driver of the Year Steve Alliger at the wheel. Don Decker, president and chairman of the board, ...

From our files: July 19, 2019

From Our Files

10 Years ago: July 19, 2009 NEWS: The annual Lizard Creek Blues Society Blues Under the Trees Festival was held. SPORTS: The No. 2 Gaels baseball team beat Manson Northwest Webster 12-2 in a Class 2A district final. 25 Years ago: July 19, 1994 NEWS: Dr. Ronald Harms, a Laurens dentist, ...

News of Record: July 19, 2019

News of record

Police Log FORT DODGE Wednesday Criminal mischief was reported in the 2700 block of Eighth Avenue South. A theft was reported in the 200 block of Central Avenue. Three thefts were reported in the 2900 block of Fifth Avenue South. A theft was reported in the 700 block of First Avenue ...

Carlson takes expertise to Europe

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A Fort Dodge-based probation and parole officer recently spent some time in Poland, where she spoke at a corrections conference. Tennie Carlson, an officer with the 2nd Judicial District Department of Correctional Services, was in Poland from May 10 through May 21 as part of a delegation ...

Eagle Grove, Clarion receive housing improvement grants

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WRIGHT COUNTY — The communities of Eagle Grove and Clarion have been awarded a combined total of $637,000 in Community Development Block Grant funds to support community investment projects, a substantial chunk of the $7.5 million awarded by the Iowa Economic Development Authority this ...

Eagle Grove Streetscape could improve water quality

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EAGLE GROVE — Eagle Grove City Council on Monday was presented with the first preview of its downtown streetscape project that could bolster water quality improvement initiatives with features to beautify three blocks of downtown. The majority of the project, estimated to cost between $1.5 ...

Eagle Grove police continue to investigate stabbing

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EAGLE GROVE — Police in Eagle Grove are continuing to investigate a stabbing that was reported in town last week. The incident was reported on July 10. According to the Eagle Grove Police Department, on that date, officers and an ambulance were dispatched for a report of an ...

Go and Do: July 19, 2019

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In Fort Dodge FORT DODGE — Shag the Drag Meals on Wheels Third annual 5K Run is SATURDAY. The 3-mile run begins at the Ringland-Smeltzer House, 1019 Second Ave. S., at 9 a.m. A one-mile run begins at 9:05 a.m. The routes go through historic downtown Fort Dodge. Register online at ...

Cramped quarters

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HUMBOLDT — Animal Control Officer Merri Hansen has grown increasingly frustrated in recent weeks. Since she started three years ago, about 700 cats and dogs have come through Humboldt Community Animal Shelter from around Humboldt County. The size of the shelter, about 260 square feet, ...

Expansion at landfill in Fort Dodge is moving forward

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Construction is moving slowly but surely for the new landfill cell construction to serve north central Iowa. The North Central Iowa Regional Solid Waste Agency received brief updates regarding the Phase 2 Expansion Project from HLW Engineering Group of Story City. The agency approved a payment ...

From our files: July 18, 2019

From Our Files

10 Years ago: July 18, 2009 NEWS: The first Citywide Gospel Explosion was held at Calvary Memorial Church of God in Christ in Fort Dodge. SPORTS: The Dodger baseball team beat Newton 2-1 in a Class 4A substate quarterfinal. 25 Years ago: July 18, 1994 NEWS: Keren Martin, a certified ...