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Seeing stars

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Thursday evening’s sky conditions were not the best for observing the stars, moons and visible planets above Camp WaNoKi east of Coalville during a joint Webster and Hamilton County Conservation Fireside Chat and Full Moon Hike. Clouds moved across most of the sky and the forecast had ...

St. Olaf to host free concert

Religion Briefs

The LaVon Wing Memorial Organ Recital will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Olaf Lutheran Church, 239 N. 11th St. Shayla Van Hal will perform. The concert is free and open to the public.

UNIFIED, an experience

Local Religion

There’s a long list of local churches and faith groups that will be participating in the Aug. 20 UNIFIED Worship Experience at Iowa Central Community College. During the evening, students will be able to learn about the churches and groups, enjoy a worship event with everyone and maybe ...

Mason City man charged in connection to shooting

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A Mason City man has been arrested in connection to a downtown Fort Dodge shooting where an occupied vehicle was struck multiple times on June 22, according to the Fort Dodge Police Department. Michael W. Holton, 32, is charged with intimidation with a dangerous weapon, a Class C felony; ...

News of Record: Aug. 17, 2019

News of record

Magistrate Court WEBSTER COUNTY Friday Public intoxication — Nicole Rene Reza, 22, 1215 Second Ave. N., $195. Assault — Nicole Rene Reza, 22, 1215 Second Ave. N., court date set for Sept. 6; Tristan Vernon Adams, 57, 1128 S. 19th St., court date set for Sept. 4. Forgery (two ...

Blessing of backpacks set at St. Mark’s

Religion Briefs

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 1007 First Ave. S., will hold a blessing of the backpacks from 10 to 11 a.m. on Aug. 25. Students, teachers and administrators are invited to bring their backpacks and work bags to the service. There will be a time of prayer during the 10 a.m. worship ...

Iowa Central students arrested in car theft

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Three Iowa Central Community College students appeared in Magistrate Court Friday to answer to first-degree theft charges after Fort Dodge police allege they stole a car. Police arrested three 18-year-old suspects: Aaron Turner, of Ames; Jaylon Hudson, of St. Louis, Missouri; and Demarcus ...

McGuire Bend church ice cream social set

Religion Briefs

STRATFORD — McGuire Bend United Brethren Church will hold its annual ice cream social from 5 to 7 p.m. on Aug. 23 at the Stratford City Park. The menu includes beefburgers, chips, pie and ice cream for a freewill offering.

Floyd of Rosedale project moves forward

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Soon, some pig could be a traffic-stopper at 10th Avenue North and 32nd Street. About a year since its steering committee was formed, the Floyd of Rosedale public art sculpture has received approval from the newly-formed Public Arts Commission to move forward, slated for a potential 2020 ...

News of Record: Aug. 16, 2019

News of record

Magistrate Court WEBSTER COUNTY Thursday Aggravated theft — Jamison Worrick, 22, Webster City, pre-trial hearing set for Aug. 23. Third-degree burglary — Tennessee Alexander Ferry, 24, 916 Fifth Ave. N., pre-trial hearing set for Aug. 23. Parole violation — Tennessee Alexander ...

Myers to run for FD council in Ward 2

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Justin Myers has entered the Fort Dodge City Council race in Ward 2. ‘‘Running for City Council is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time and I’m finally in a place in life where I can do it right,’’ he said. ‘‘As a councilman, my agenda would be based on the views and ...

Mason City man charged in connection to downtown shooting

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A Mason City man has been arrested in connection to a downtown Fort Dodge shooting where an occupied vehicle was struck multiple times on June 22, according to the Fort Dodge Police Department. Michael W. Holton, 32, is charged with intimidation with a dangerous weapon, a class C felony; ...

Taylor’s goal: to pass budgets

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Jeremy Taylor, a Republican from Sioux City, said Iowa deserves an effective congressman to represent its 4th Congressional District. “I am running to make sure we have an effective voice in Congress and one that will represent the needs of our families across the 4th District,” ...

Suspect in Tropical Smoothie burglary arrested

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A Fort Dodge man suspected of burglarizing Tropical Smoothie on Fifth Avenue South in late June was arrested this week and appeared in court on Thursday. Tennessee Ferry, 24, is being charged with third-degree burglary after Fort Dodge police say he broke into the cafe at 2813 Fifth Ave. ...

Algona Public Library awarded grant

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ALGONA — The Algona Public Library was awarded a grant on Thursday to help fund an expansion project that will include new computer stations, a children’s garden, and a young adult lounge, according to the Iowa Economic Development Authority. A $400,000 Community Attraction and Tourism ...

Go and Do: Aug. 16, 2019

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Around the area WEBSTER CITY — The Kendall Young Library, Webster City, will present the movie “Sherlock Gnomes” from 10:30 a.m. to noon SATURDAY at the library. EMMETSBURG — The annual Five Island FIT Trail fundraiser is 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. SUNDAY at Nolan Rouse Park, Emmetsburg. A ...

Back on the court

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GOWRIE — A few people got together to enjoy some pickleball recently with a relatively new role in the field: a professional player. The emerging sport, something that might sound like a new novelty fried food at the Iowa State Fair, has taken old tennis courts by storm, giving them new ...