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One injured in early morning shooting

One person was injured in an early morning shooting on the 900 block of Fourth Avenue North, according to the Fort Dodge Police Department. The incident happened around 3 a.m. Sunday morning. “Multiple rounds were fired,” said Lt. Matt Lundberg with the FDPD. One victim was injured ...

Food for thought

MANSON — It was taco salad day in Manson recently as Congregate Meals chef David Johnston prepped plates for the seniors sitting around the table in the other room. But unlike the other venues he’s served food in, the meal here is just a cover. Johnston knows that he’s there to fill ...

Iowa Central announces Hall of Famers

A teacher who got the most out of his students, a U.S. Army veteran who continues to be a generous volunteer and a former college wrestler who gave it his all on the mat, are among this year’s group of Triton alumni who will be inducted into the Iowa Central Community College Hall of Fame. ...

Crossroads Mall to hold school supply drive

Cardboard school buses and real trucks will fill center court at Crossroads Mall this week in an effort to gather school supplies for 12 area classrooms. The 12 cardboard box school buses are already in place. They will be joined Monday morning by pickup trucks provided by Fort Dodge Ford ...

Run for rare diseases is Saturday

The Gene Giraffe Project will host its second annual run for kids with rare diseases on Saturday at John F. Kennedy Memorial Park. The event will feature a walk and run along with a kids run, according to Doug Passow, president of Gene Giraffe Project. “Our project raises awareness, ...

Going, going, gone

Some of the last bits of the Hydroelectric Dam that spanned the Des Moines River in Fort Dodge for more than a century began disappearing this week. Earthmovers splashed into the water to gouge out a 5-foot-tall section of the dam that remained submerged after most of the dam was removed ...

My College Journey: Rashid Witty

Name: Rashad Witty Hometown: Deerfield Beach, Florida. Age: 22 What is your major or specific area of interest at Iowa Central? Criminal justice Why did you choose to attend Iowa Central? I chose Iowa Central at a time when I had just been injured in football and was not ...

History for the future

Members of the Leadership Fort Dodge 2019-20 Class got a look at some of Fort Dodge’s rich history and a preserved historic home Thursday during the first of their nine monthly sessions. The series of daylong learning sessions, sponsored by the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance, will ...

Motocross and tiny houses

The Webster County Conservation open house at the Gypsum City OHV Park had a most unwelcome visitor Thursday afternoon that was most certainly not on the guest list — several waves of torrential rain. While the rain might have soaked the ground and caused the cancellation of the hay ride ...

SEV junior will spend birthday in chemotherapy

DAYTON — Lane Jones-Popp won’t have a chance to celebrate his 17th birthday today the way most kids his age would. Jones-Popp, a junior at Southeast Valley High School, starts chemotherapy treatments today at the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital in Iowa City. ...

Dodgers to unveil new mascot at homecoming game

The Fort Dodge Community School District will unveil a new Dodger mascot during tonight’s varsity football Homecoming game. Throughout the years, Fort Dodge Senior High has had a number of mascots. No one is quite sure exactly when the first Dodger mascot was created, said Erik Hoveland, ...

Clarion city administrator resigns

CLARION — Clarion City Administrator Jordan Cook has resigned from his position following two closed city council sessions to review his performance. A separation agreement signed Tuesday stipulated the city will pay Cook $29,240 in exchange for release of any future claims against the city ...

County receives grants for bridge replacements

The state of Iowa has been awarded over $33 million from a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, which will be used to improve 77 bridges across the state, including two in rural Webster County. A bridge on 120th Street and on Mining Boulevard will be completely replaced ...

Pocahontas County dedicated as Home Base Iowa community

POCAHONTAS — Home Base Iowa dedicated Pocahontas County as its 95th Home Base community at a ceremony Wednesday morning at the Pocahontas County Courthouse. The public-private partnership program connects veterans and transitioning service members with community resources and ...