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Santa, Grinch to launch holiday season downtown

Find Santa. Dodge the Grinch. Those will be the key objectives for anyone heading to downtown Fort Dodge next weekend to start their Christmas shopping. Santa, of course, needs no introduction. Pretty much everyone wants to find him. The Grinch is the nasty green fellow who tried to ruin ...

Fire scorches Sinclair

ROCKWELL CITY — A major fire ignited at Sinclair off U.S. Highway 20 Tuesday morning, destroying a semitrailer truck and the gas station building in its path. The fire started at a semitrailer truck parked near one of the pumps, according to Rockwell City Fire Chief Shane Voith. The ...

Land added to Urban Renewal Plan

New sections of land were added to the Webster County Urban Renewal Plan Tuesday morning by the Board of Supervisors. The amendment to the plan was approved unanimously, with the exception of Supervisor Nick Carlson, who was absent. Three portions of land were added to the plan, including ...

Honor Flight to take off again

The Brushy Creek Area Honor Flight will continue to take area veterans to Washington, D.C. next year. Trips are scheduled for May 7 and Aug. 27, Honor Flights leaders revealed Tuesday. They will be the 21st and 22nd flights since the effort started in 2010. “Recently, Aug. 28, Brushy ...

Calming paws

For kiddos who may be nervous before they receive their COVID-19 vaccine at today’s pediatric Pfizer clinic hosted by the Webster County Health Department, a friendly face will be nearby to provide some comfort and care. Sarah, a 12-year-old beagle and certified therapy dog, will be ...