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News of Record: Dec. 21, 2019

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Police Log FORT DODGE Wednesday Criminal mischief was reported in the 100 block of North 21st Street. Harassment was reported in the 800 block of North 32nd Street. One domestic call was reported. Counterfeiting was reported in the 3000 block of Fifth Avenue South. Theft was ...

Two face charges in Sac County

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SAC CITY — A Sac City man is charged with possession and delivery of methamphetamine, while a woman at the same residence is charged with forgery, according to Sac County law enforcement officers. The Sac City Police Department served a warrant at 605 Morningside Drive on Dec. 13. ...

Fire engulfs shop near Barnum

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Volunteer firefighters from Barnum, Clare and Moorland battled flames and smoke after a shop, located at 2119 Fairbanks Ave., was engulfed with fire Saturday night. No injuries were reported. Owner Kyle Dornath said he had two vehicles, a motorcycle and tools in the shop. He said he ...

My College Journey: Nathan Martinek

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Name: Nathan Martinek Hometown: Cresco Age: 19 What is your major or specific area of interest at Iowa Central? My major is business. Why did you choose to attend Iowa Central? Iowa Central was a place that allowed me to have the opportunity to play basketball on top of getting my ...

George and Doris Merrill scholarships announced

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The George and Doris Merrill Family Foundation 5M Scholarship Fund through the Fort Dodge Community Foundation has announced 46 scholarship awards to area students who are attending college during the 2019-20 academic year. Students receiving new scholarship awards include: Tanner Abbas, ...

Calhoun County named Home Base Iowa community

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ROCKWELL CITY — Calhoun County became the 100th Home Base Iowa community on Thursday. Home Base Iowa is a program to connect veterans and transitioning service members with more than 2,400 businesses statewide who have pledged to hire over 16,000 veterans. The program has 27 college and ...

Rockwell City’s last grocery store closing

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ROCKWELL CITY — Rockwell City is the next victim in a growing list of small rural towns that have lost or are about to lose their only grocery store. The town of about 2,000 learned earlier this week that Heartland Market, formerly known as South Side Grocery, will soon close, following ...

Go and Do: Dec. 20, 2019

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In Fort Dodge FORT DODGE — Lights at Kennedy is 6 to 9 p.m. TODAY, SATURDAY and SUNDAY at John F. Kennedy Memorial Park Campground, 1415 Nelson Ave. Cost is $5 per vehicle. Profits will be donated to the Back Pack Buddies program. Santa Claus will be handing out candy canes. FORT DODGE — ...

A little road trip

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DUNCOMBE — After sitting in the same spot since it was built in 1915, an old barn in need of a little restoration got to go out for a drive through the countryside Thursday morning. From the original farm site north of 245th Street to a new home and foundation on 255th Street a bit west ...

A Tripp of a lifetime

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Fort Dodge Senior High School cheerleader Isaach Tripp is preparing for the trip of a lifetime. On Dec. 26, Tripp, a senior, will fly to London in the United Kingdom where he will meet up with 750 of the United States’ top high school cheerleaders. On New Year’s Day, the cheerleaders ...

‘It’s a beautiful thing to see’

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A single woman juggling a low-wage job and a family can be one financial emergency away from crisis. And that crisis could leave her without a home. When that happens, the Lotus Community Project is a place that can help, according to its executive director, Ashley Vaala. Lotus is a ...

Free dental day planned for veterans

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Webster County Public Health’s I-Smile Silver program, in conjunction with a local dentist, is planning a free dental clinic for Iowa veterans. The clinic, which would take place in early 2020, would provide cleanings, extractions, x-rays, fillings, and more to veterans who lack insurance ...

News of Record: Dec. 19, 2019

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Police Log FORT DODGE Tuesday Harassment was reported in the 1000 block of South 21st Street. Two thefts were reported in the 700 block of First Avenue South. Theft was reported in the 1600 block of Fifth Avenue South. Theft was reported in the 2900 block of Fifth Avenue South. An ...

Growth Alliance says ‘There’s no place like home’

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The Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance has started a new marketing campaign aimed at enticing native Fort Dodge residents to return to the area to live and work. “There’s no place like home” targets former Fort Dodge residents who may be visiting the region while home for the ...

Sexton elected majority whip in Iowa House

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State Rep. Mike Sexton, of Rockwell City, has been elected to one of the top four leadership positions in the Iowa House of Representatives. He was chosen Wednesday by his fellow Republican representatives to be the House majority whip. He will be the top aide to House Majority Leader Matt ...

Agri-Business Park making progress

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EAGLE GROVE — Wright County’s Agri-Business Park is making progress with steady construction in Eagle Grove, where officials expect the project to be potentially ready in the spring and slated for substantial completion by June 1, 2020. The project initially slated for completion in ...