Helping hands

Local News

Dozens of friends with tools and equipment were at Dave Kayser’s Fort Dodge home on Saturday, putting siding on the garage and cleaning the property. Only he wasn’t there. The Fort Dodge man who helped many through his work with Alcoholics Anonymous, passed away on March 20. He was ...

Iowa DNR penalizes Fort Dodge salvage yard

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A Fort Dodge salvage yard is in hot water with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources after 10 years of violations were recorded by the agency. Frank’s Auto & Truck Salvage LLC, 3304 Gypsum Hollow Road, received an administrative consent order in March from the DNR due to several ...

Dairy life lives on without the cows

Local News

LEDYARD — Herman and Augusta Richter bought their farm in 1912 or 1914. It’s where their grandson Russ Richter and their granddaughter Deanna Richter live today. A sign designating the Richter farm as a Century Farm is located on their driveway. Herman and Augusta Richter were ...

Sealed with a kiss

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Duncombe Elementary School Principal Ryan Flaherty had a tough assignment on Friday. It didn’t involve any written exams or PowerPoint presentations, though. Flaherty’s assignment involved a 75-pound pig. After the school exceeded its Miles of Pennies fundraising goal recently, ...

Judge: Brown not competent to stand trial

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EAGLE GROVE — A Fort Dodge man accused of killing a co-worker at an Eagle Grove pork processing plant is not competent to stand trial at this time, a Wright County District Court judge ruled on Friday. Lukouxs Alan Brown, 26, of Fort Dodge, was arrested on Feb. 16 after Wayne Smith, 50, ...

Downtown alley to be closed

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The alley behind the Fort Dodge Municipal Building, 819 First Ave. S., will be closed on weekdays beginning Wednesday and continuing through the end of May. The alley will be closed from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. due to renovations at the Municipal Building.

Remembering Rudy

Local Business

FARNHAMVILLE — Going to town with grandpa to visit the local Friendly Tavern is something Kendall Kail has fond memories of as a child. Kail grew up on a farm outside Farnhamville. And getting to observe his grandpa’s interactions with the locals was quite a thrill. “He always ...

News of Record: April 17, 2021

News of record

Police Logs FORT DODGE Thursday One domestic call was reported. A suspicious vehicle was reported in the 1800 block of First Avenue South. Loud music was reported in the 1100 block of Sixth Avenue North. A prowler was reported in the 1200 block of Seventh Avenue North. A garbage ...

Gowrie UMC May basket sale April 29

Religion Briefs

GOWRIE — Gowrie United Methodist Church, Gowrie, is holding a May basket sale at 10 a.m. April 29 at the church. Each decorated May basket is $3 and will be filled with candy and other goodies. Grab and go coffee and cookies will be served. Teachers are asked to reserve their baskets ...

St. Paul to hold prayer vigil before trial

Local Religion

The congregation of St. Paul Lutheran Church is inviting the Fort Dodge community to join it in prayer Sunday as the trial of the man accused of killing the Rev. Al Henderson nears. ‘‘We want to be able to take the opportunity to provide support for the families and the ...

Road closure announced on North Ninth Street

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Weather permitting, beginning Monday, for approximately one week, traffic on North Ninth Street between Second Avenue North to Eighth Avenue North will experience intermittent closures. Local traffic will have access and detours will be in place.

CJ Bio America expansion wins state support

Local News

Tax breaks to support an expansion of the CJ Bio America plant in Webster County were approved by the Iowa Economic Development Authority Friday morning. The authority’s board voted to award the company incentives through the state’s High Quality Jobs Program. Specifically, it gave the ...

FOD Walk returns to Fort Dodge

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Fort Dodge residents of all ages are invited to come together and celebrate Earth Day by helping clean up the downtown area. The Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance is hosting its annual FOD Walk on April 22. “FOD” stands for “foreign objects and debris.” This will be the 15th ...

COVID-19 vaccine offered at pharmacy

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Daniel Pharmacy, 1114 Central Ave., will offer the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine today and Saturday. To make an appointment for a vaccine, go to the website danielpharmacy.com.

News of Record: April 16, 2021

News of record

Police Logs FORT DODGE Wednesday Two domestic calls were reported. An unknown problem was reported in the 1000 block of First Avenue South. An unknown problem was reported in the 1300 block of Fifth Avenue South. A noise disturbance was reported in the 3100 block of North 15th ...

Right at home

Local News

SAC CITY — Jessica Pierce will have the opportunity to help businesses thrive in the same city she has called home for most of her life. Pierce, a 2015 East Sac High School graduate, is the new executive director of the Sac City Chamber Main Street program. She began her duties March 3. ...

Waiting on the pig

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Paved sidewalks and a stone octagon plaza sit at the southwest corner of the Rosedale Rapids Aquatic Center property. That space is reserved for something special. In the coming weeks, a 2,000 pound pig will be placed there. No, not an actual live pig — a sculpture of Floyd of ...