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‘The change we seek’

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Zachariah Nuzum, of Fort Dodge, wasn’t even scheduled to speak during the candlelight vigil hosted by community leaders Sherry Washington and Lydia Schuur here Tuesday night outside Dodger Stadium. But nearing the end of the event, as the skies darkened and the raindrops started to ...

Road closure announced at 1824 Sixth Ave. N.

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Weather permitting, beginning on Monday at 7 a.m. until work is completed, traffic on Sixth Avenue North and North 19th Street will be rerouted until work is completed. The Warehouse Division will be replacing a water valve and city crews will be replacing concrete in the roadway after the ...

Reunited

Local Business

A familiar face is back in Fort Dodge practicing podiatry at Midwest Foot and Ankle Center, 804 Kenyon Road, Suite 310. Dr. Brian Hamm, who worked in Fort Dodge from 1998 to 2008, has returned to work alongside Dr. Mark Hartman. “I had been wanting for a while to get back in private ...

One Vision names Pinske chief development officer

Business Briefs

CLEAR LAKE — Jennifer Pinske has been named chief development officer for the nonprofit organization, CEO Mark Dodd recently announced. Pinske grew up in northern Minnesota where she began working with people with disabilities while in college. Upon moving to Iowa in 2007, she accepted ...

Halfway house residents report COVID-19 outbreak

Local News

Multiple residents at the Fort Dodge Residential Correctional Facility have reported an outbreak of nine COVID-19 cases not yet acknowledged by officials. One inmate who tested positive at the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility (prison) has been returned to the Iowa Medical and ...

Wright County Courthouse open by appointment only

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Starting Monday, the Wright County Courthouse will be open by appointment only during normal business hours. County offices not accessible in person will continue to conduct business through email, mail and by telephone. Contact information for all county offices can be found at ...

Our businesses: Abstract Associates of Iowa Inc.

Local Business

What is the full name of your business? Abstract Associates of Iowa Inc. serving Calhoun, Webster and Wright counties. Where is it located? In Fort Dodge at the Wells Fargo Center, 822 Central Ave, Suite 204, and in Clarion at the Bradford Center, 215 N. Main St. When was it founded? ...

A new quiet place

Local News

A new pond is making a splash at Oleson Park. The pond is located approximately where the pond in the former Oleson Park Zoo was located. The $218,000 project by Country Landscapes, of Ames, was approved by the Fort Dodge City Council last August and is nearly complete. “It turned out ...

Broken sewer main repaired

Local News

A broken sewer main that released about 1.1 million gallons of wastewater west of Fort Dodge has been repaired, and water tests have revealed no serious pollution resulting from the incident. The pipe, which carries sewage from the ag industrial park called Iowa’s Crossroads of Global ...

MercyOne FD clinic will merge with Van Diest Medical Center

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MercyOne Fort Dodge Family Medicine, 119 Ave. O West, will become part of Van Diest Medical Center as a satellite clinic, VDMC hospital officials announced Friday. VDMC is an affiliate of MercyOne. The merging of the Fort Dodge family medicine clinic with Van Diest will be effective July ...

Number of virus cases accelerates in the area

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As Webster County saw its second double-digit jump in COVID-19 cases this week, Wright County eclipsed 200 cases and Buena Vista County became the fourth county in Iowa to crest 1,000. Webster County Webster County Public Health confirmed 73 COVID-19 cases in the following age ...

Humboldt soldier begins first deployment

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HUMBOLDT — An Iowa Army National Guard soldier from Humboldt is among the hundreds of troops from the state in the process of deploying to the Middle East. Spc. Nick Ellis, 22, is a member of the 1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry Regiment based in Waterloo. He works in communications for the ...

Foundation helps Iowa Central update auto program

Local News

Iowa Central Community College will buy the equipment needed to teach automotive students how to work on vehicle air conditioners with the aid of a nearly $6,000 grant. The grant from the Iowa Automobile Dealers Foundation for Education will enable the college to provide a new level of ...

Stimulus funds sent by debit card

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A new form of federal stimulus payments from the CARES Act, unannounced by the government, has confused some recipients. If you’re one of the many adults who qualified for a $1,200 Economic Impact Payment through the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act but have not yet ...

Halfway house residents report COVID-19 outbreak

Local News

Multiple residents at the Fort Dodge Residential Correctional Facility have reported an outbreak of nine COVID-19 cases not yet acknowledged by officials. One inmate who tested positive at the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility (prison) has been returned to the Iowa Medical and Classification ...

FDCSD Board announces intent to fill vacancy by appointment

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Pursuant to Iowa Code 279.6, the Fort Dodge Community School District School Board publishes this notice of its intent to appoint a person to fill a vacancy on the board. Eligible electors of the Fort Dodge Community School District have the right to file a petition requiring that this ...

News of Record: June 5, 2020

News of record

Police Log FORT DODGE Wednesday Three domestic calls were reported. Theft was reported in the 1000 block of First Avenue South. Harassment was reported in the 3000 block of First Avenue South. A burglary was reported in the 100 block of Avenue F. Theft was reported in the 200 ...