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Otho council eliminates public forum

Republished from the Iowa Capital Dispatch: https://bit.ly/3482jZi OTHO — The Webster County town that underwent legal training after violating Iowa’s public records law has now curtailed public access to city council agendas and meeting notices, and eliminated the public forum from its ...

Art and trash

Because of the work of a lot of Fort Dodge youths, no one will have any excuse for dropping litter on the ground downtown. The young people have produced 26 trash receptacles that will be placed around the downtown area. The metal receptacles were made by industrial technology students ...

Hall convicted for prison murder

It took a Webster County jury a little over two hours to decide that vigilante justice has no place in the American criminal justice system. The jury convicted Eric Todd Hall, 45, of first-degree murder for the death of his fellow Fort Dodge Correctional Facility inmate Thomas Daleske on ...

Joel named FDCSD superintendent

A current superintendent of a Nebraska school district will be the next leader of the Fort Dodge Community School District. Derrick Joel has been named the next FDCSD superintendent. The FDCSD Board of Education made the announcement on Friday. Joel has been the superintendent for the ...

Connecting content to their lives

MANSON — Wesley Beckwith, assistant professor of psychology at Buena Vista University, uses light to teach his students about a concept called absolute threshold. Absolute threshold is the smallest level of stimulus that can be detected. “It’s a concept of perception that deals with ...

Humboldt bus driver will not be charged

A Humboldt Community School District bus driver who allegedly assaulted a boy on a bus will not be charged with a crime, according to the Webster County Sheriff’s Office. On May 13, deputies with the Webster County Sheriff’s Office were called to an address in Badger for a report of a boy ...