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News of Record: June 20, 2019

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Magistrate Court WEBSTER COUNTY Wednesday Failure to stop in assured, clear distance — Benjamin R. Holteen, 36, 733 S. 17th St., $147.75. Unlawful passing of a school bus, first offense — Barbara A. Barnett, 28, Gilmore City, $397.50. Driving under suspension — Taijuan S. Blair, ...

Training day

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Law enforcement officers from Calhoun County got to experience a realistic training simulation Wednesday as they took part in active shooter training at UnityPoint Health — Trinity Regional Medical Center. The training was held at the William G. Smith Simulation Center, which is run by ...

Chase suspect appears in court

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Two days after he allegedly led multiple law enforcement agencies on a high-speed chase through Webster and Humboldt counties, a Fort Dodge man has been charged in connection with the case. Michael S. Bellis, 42, is charged with two counts of eluding, two counts of reckless driving, one ...

Texas man found dead at Lakota construction site

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LAKOTA - A Texas man was found dead Wednesday at a construction site in rural Lakota. The Kossuth County Sheriff's Department identified the man as Lee Gruver, 51, of Daisetta, Texas. An ambulance had been dispatched to the scene around 2:20 p.m. Gruver was pronounced dead on the scene. The ...

They’re baaaaack

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For the humans, some of the foliage growing among the trees in Loomis Park are invasive species that shouldn’t be there. For the herd of goats grazing there, that foliage is lunch, dinner, breakfast and snacks. The Hungry Herd, owned by Doug Bartels, of Lytton, made its first ...

From our files: June 19, 2019

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10 Years ago: June 19, 2009 NEWS: C&S Products Co. Inc. announced plans for a $3.1M expansion and renovation project. SPORTS: St. Edmond beat Bedford 14-2 in five innings. 25 Years ago: June 19, 1994 NEWS: Dr. Steve Chu was promoted to vice president of biological research, ...

News of Record: June 19, 2019

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Police Log FORT DODGE Monday A theft was reported in the 900 block of Third Avenue North. A fight was reported in the 200 block of North 16th Street. An assault was reported at Second Avenue North and North 15th Street. A theft was reported in the 1400 block of First Avenue ...

Callender woman asks supervisors for help with local library

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A Callender woman requested that the Webster County Board of Supervisors reject the removal of a woman who was on the Callender Heritage Library Board of Trustees as part of an ongoing conflict between the library and city officials. Bonnie Porter, a lifelong resident of Callender, spoke ...

County OKs new fees for building permit renewals

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The fee for renewing an original building permit application was increased Tuesday by the Webster County Board of Supervisors. However, the fee would only impact a small number of people, according to Chad Bahr, the county’s planning and zoning administrator. The fee changes were ...

Assault suspect held on bond

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A Fort Dodge man accused of assaulting a woman and refusing to come out of a house for four hours has been ordered held on cash bonds. Carlos A. Perry, 35, is charged with domestic assault impeding air flow, a Class D felony; first-degree harassment, an aggravated misdemeanor; and false ...

Welding gas tank in city garage catches fire

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An acetylene tank for a welding set located in the Fort Dodge city garage caught fire Tuesday morning, but caused no other damage to the building. Fire Chief Steve Hergenreter said the tank was in operation when it started burning. The Fire Department was contacted at 10:03 a.m. for the fire ...

To cross or not

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Splashing through the low water crossings has been part of the experience for generations of people visiting Snell-Crawford Park in Fort Dodge. There’s a chance that going through those crossings of Soldier Creek won’t be an option in the future. City leaders are now considering two ...

From our files: June 18, 2019

From Our Files

10 Years ago: June 18, 2009 NEWS: Residents of Hamilton County learned a little local history at the Homer Cemetery Tour. SPORTS: Fort Dodge beat Mason City 9-1 and 9-0 in softball. 25 Years ago: June 18, 1994 NEWS: Mike Cassidy was installed as president of Eagles F.O.E. Aerie 3369 in Fort ...

News of record: June 18, 2019

News of record

Police Log FORT DODGE Friday A burglary was reported in the 300 block of Avenue C. Vandalism was reported in the 1600 block of First Avenue North. Harassment was reported in the 3100 block of North 15th Street. A theft was reported in the 1200 block of First Avenue South. A theft was ...

UnityPoint is big boost to local economy

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As one of the area’s largest employers, UnityPoint Health — Trinity Regional Medical Center continues to play a vital role in stimulating the local economy. According to the latest study by the Iowa Hospital Association, Trinity generates 742 jobs that add $73,683,056 to Webster ...

Stoebe: Police did not violate King’s rights

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A district court judge has ruled that the Fort Dodge Police Department did not violate the rights of a man accused of committing a double-homicide last fall. Tanner J. King, 28, of Fort Dodge, is facing two counts of first-degree murder in connection with the shooting deaths of brothers Marion ...

FD man arrested in connection to Goldfield shooting

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GOLDFIELD — A Fort Dodge man has been arrested in connection to a shooting that took place at a Goldfield home on June 4, according to the Iowa Department of Public Safety. Bobby Hernandez, 48, is charged with willful injury and possession of a firearm as a felon. On June 4, the Eagle ...

FD man charged with assault

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A Fort Dodge man is facing multiple charges after allegedly assaulting a female and later refusing to come outside of a Fort Dodge home for about four hours, according to the Fort Dodge Police Department. Police responded to a call at 410 N. 10th St. after a female reported a man was going to ...