×

Local News

EGHS teacher arrested for sexual exploitation, enticing a minor

EAGLE GROVE — A first-year math teacher at Eagle Grove High School was arrested Friday for sex crimes against a minor in Dubuque. Benjamin James Hanson, 30, is charged with one count of sexual exploitation of a minor involving photos, and one count of enticing a minor under 16 for sexual ...

Decades of service

DUNCOMBE — Eric and Joline Klein are ready for some quiet. The Duncombe couple officially retired from the Duncombe Volunteer Fire Department last week after a combined 62 years of service, leaving a lasting legacy in the rural eastern Webster County town. Eric Klein’s introduction to ...

Iowa Central to build new biofuels lab

Iowa Central Community College will build a new biofuels testing lab on the west side of Fort Dodge using land donated by Casey’s General Stores and the owners of the former Colonial Inn site. Construction could begin late this summer. ‘‘Iowa Central Community College continues to ...

Standoff ends without incident

A nearly two-hour-long standoff at a home near Reynolds Park ended without any further incident on Friday. A man involved in the incident, Demario Brown, 27, of Fort Dodge, was arrested and charged with domestic abuse assault while displaying a weapon, police reported. Officers were ...