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Banana day

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The students enjoying their lunch Friday at Duncombe Elementary School had an unusual visitor walking around giving them all bright colorful erasers. The visitor was bright yellow, sort of oblong with a definite curl and a fondness for eventually turning brown. Yes, it was indeed a ...

Boil advisory lifted in Fort Dodge

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The boil advisory for a small part of northern Fort Dodge that was implemented after a water main break on Tuesday has been lifted, according to the Public Works Department. The department reported that results of tests for bacteria were satisfactory, so residents are no longer being advised ...

News of Record: Oct. 19, 2019

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Police Log FORT DODGE Thursday A hit and run was reported in the 2200 block of Second Avenue North. An assault was reported in the 1000 block of Central Avenue. Criminal mischief was reported in the 800 block of North Sixth Street. Trespassing was reported in the 100 block of North ...

Grace Lutheran Church sets fall schedule

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Grace Lutheran Church, 211 S. Ninth St., has announced the fall schedule. Oct. 27: Reformation worship at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., and cross-generational event at 9:30 a.m. The theme is “Don’t be Afraid.” Oct. 27: Trunk or Treat in our parking lot from 5 to 6:30 p.m. All are ...

Budgets, mental health top issues

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Budgets, taxes and mental health emerged as the top concerns for legislators and local government representatives at Thursday’s MIDAS Council of Governments luncheon. With a budget surplus of upwards of $280 million, state Sen. Tim Kraayenbrink, R-Fort Dodge, said the Republican majority ...

Good Shepherd to have Trunk or Treat

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Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1436 21st Ave. N., will hold Trunk or Treat Sunday on Oct. 27. There will be a pumpkin carving contest from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Participants must bring their own pumpkins and carving supplies. The actual Trunk or Treat version of trick or treating will be from 5 ...

Chicago teacher protests for her students

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CHICAGO — Instead of preparing herself for the daily duties of teaching, Ellen Chalstrom has positioned herself alongside more than 25,000 educators in protest for better services for the students in Chicago’s public school systems. Chalstrom, a St. Edmond High School graduate, is a ...

Firefighter charged with second arson

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NEWELL — The volunteer firefighter charged with burning down a Nemaha corn crib in August has been charged with a second case of arson from a 2017 fire in his hometown. Brent Mack, 25, was arrested Tuesday by Newell Police Department to face new arson and burglary charges after he ...

Soup Cook-Off set for Sunday

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The youth of Trinity United Methodist Church are sponsoring a Soup Cook-Off from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the church, 828 N. 25th St. This is a fundraiser for the youth to raise money for their trip to Kentucky next summer to tour the life-size Ark and the Creation Museum. This event is open ...

Dayton man pleads guilty to illegal gun possession

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SIOUX CITY — A Dayton man faces up to 10 years in prison after he pled guilty Thursday in federal court to possession of firearms by a felon. Christopher Johnson, 45, was convicted of the charge this week after entering his plea. His previous felony conviction from August 2001 in Boone ...

My College Journey: Anna Pons

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Name: Anna Pons Hometown: Mexico City Age: 18 What is your major or specific area of interest at Iowa Central? Biological Sciences Why did you choose to attend Iowa Central? Because the soccer program is really good, the school is nice and there is a lot of international students. ...

Getting out safely

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It’s one of the ultimate nightmares. A school bus involved in an accident, lying on its side, on fire. While the odds of that are slim, the Fort Dodge Community School District takes a proactive approach and each year, makes sure every student at every school has been through a bus ...

Attempted murder suspect arrested

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POCAHONTAS — A Rolfe man wanted for attempted murder was arrested Wednesday at about 10:45 p.m. in Dakota City. The Pocahontas County Sheriff’s Office relayed a tip to the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office that Michael John Gord, 28, was staying at his grandmother’s house in the 500 ...

News of Record: Oct. 18, 2019

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Police Log FORT DODGE Wednesday A fight was reported in the 1400 block of Fifth Avenue North. A hit and run was reported in the 10 block of Triton Circle. Criminal mischief was reported in the 300 block of South 25th Street. Counterfeiting was reported in the 3000 block of Fifth ...

Broadband issues aired at forum

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Mediacom representatives defended their company’s broadband service Thursday evening while Fort Dodge City Manager David Fierke explained an upcoming vote that may allow the local government to set up a telecommunications utility to compete with the private ones. ‘‘What we provide ...

Supervisors approve radio financing

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Webster County Supervisors signed a general obligation loan agreement Thursday to fund the purchase of a $2.3 million contract upgrading the county’s radio communications system and tower. The bond purchase agreement will finance the radios from fiscal years 2021 to 2027, with payments ...