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Turner to headline Downtown Country Jam

The deep voice of Josh Turner will reverberate through the heart of Fort Dodge when he takes the stage for the Sept. 16 Downtown Country Jam. Turner, the singer best known for hits like “Long Black Train” and “All About You,” will be the headliner for the outdoor country music show ...

See Something, Say Something

Sometimes residents of Fort Dodge, or any other Webster County community, may notice something in their neighborhood that just doesn’t seem right. Perhaps it’s a person walking between the houses. Or maybe it’s a car that doesn’t belong to any of the neighbors that keeps turning up ...

Governor signs ‘Baby Box’ bill

Legislation clearing the way for the state’s first Safe Haven Baby Box to be installed in Fort Dodge was signed into law Thursday by Gov. Kim Reynolds. The box is to be installed this summer at the Fort Dodge firehouse, 1515 Central Ave. Once it is in place, a parent could surrender ...

Farnhamville man sentenced for federal child porn charges

FARNHAMVILLE - A Farnhamville man will spend the next 63 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography. Marcus Urelius, 36, was sentenced May 15 in United States District Court in Sioux City. In January, he pleaded guilty to possessing and sharing child ...

$200,000 grant for crime prevention announced

Crime prevention efforts in Fort Dodge and Webster County have received a hefty financial boost from a newly awarded federal grant. The Fort Dodge Community Foundation and the Webster County Sheriff’s Department received a $200,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice. The money is ...

News of Record: June 2, 2023

Police Logs FORT DODGE Wednesday Four domestic calls were reported. A suspicious vehicle was reported near South 14th Street and Fifth Avenue South. Trespassing was reported in the 2700 block of Eighth Avenue South. A suspicious person was reported near Fourth Avenue North and North 12th ...