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Hog trailers to humidors

Local Business

AUDUBON — Step into the new Waspy’s truck stop in Audubon along Highway 71, and it feels more like an upscale corner grocery than a convenience store, from the coolers of fresh produce and healthy snacks at one end to the walk-in “spirits den” filled with wine, liquor and a humidor for ...

Hazmat orders new truck

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At nearly 20 years old, the Region V Hazardous Materials Response Team’s truck has served well, but is now seriously showing its age. The Hazmat team is now officially moving forward with the purchase of a new truck, which will likely be delivered next year. “At our Region V Hazmat ...

From our files: Feb. 23, 2019

From Our Files

10 Years ago: Feb. 23, 2009 NEWS: Rodney Tilawen and Matayah McLoughlin were featured in Character Corner. SPORTS: The Iowa Central men’s and women’s track and field teams dominated the regional competition at the UNI-Dome. 25 Years ago: Feb. 23, 1994 NEWS: Dave Pritchard retired ...

Personal tragedies will be explored at Lifetree Cafe on Tuesday

Religion Briefs

The search for answers following personal tragedies will be probed at Lifetree Cafe at noon and 7 p.m. on Tuesday. The Lifetree event, titled “Why, God? When Personal Tragedy Doesn’t Make Sense,” features an original film depicting the true story of Thomas Vander Woude, who found his ...

Clark convicted of first-degree robbery

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Cletio Clark was convicted of first-degree robbery Friday in Webster County District Court after jurors deliberated for less than 30 minutes. Clark, 29, of Fort Dodge, was convicted of robbing the Fort Dodge Applebee’s, 2810 Fifth Ave. S., early in the morning on Sept. 30, 2018. ...

Predicted storm may cause cancellations

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The anticipated winter storm may cancel some events in the Fort Dodge area Saturday. The Eggs and Issues legislative forum planned for 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Bioscience and Health Sciences Building at Iowa Central Community College was still set to go as of Friday evening. The Greater ...

Webster City firefighters honor Estlund

Local News

WEBSTER CITY — Capt. Jeromy Estlund has been chosen as the Webster City Firefighter of the Year for 2018. Estlund received a Lifesaving Commendation Award for a river rescue that took place last August. On Aug. 29, he was among the firefighters who responded to a report of a person in ...

Eggs and Issues canceled

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The Eggs and issues legislative forum scheduled for Saturday morning at Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge was canceled due to bad weather. • The Black History Month event scheduled for today at the Fort Dodge Public Library has been canceled. • All Recreation Alliance ...

Kitchen fire forces woman, children to flee FD house

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Jen Castillo was heading back to work after her lunch break Thursday afternoon when something at a house on Second Avenue North caught her eye. “I happened to see a person hanging out the door with two naked kids, screaming,” she said. “Then I looked real hard and realized she was ...

From our Files — Feb. 22, 2019

From Our Files

10 Years ago: Feb. 22, 2009 NEWS: Keith Dencklau earned the 2008 Top Agent Award for Iowa Realty Franchise Division for the State of Iowa. SPORTS: Twin River Valley’s Nate Tool won the Class 1A 171-pound state wrestling title. 25 Years ago: Feb. 22, 1994 NEWS: The City Council of ...

News of Record — Feb. 22, 2019

News of record

Magistrate Court WEBSTER COUNTY Thursday Driving while revoked — Derek D. Harris, 33, 1417 Second Ave. N., No. 1, preliminary hearing set for March 8; Alyssa L. Schachtner, 28, 417 N. Third St., sent to District Court. No seat belt — Derek D. Harris, 33, 1417 Second Ave. N., No. 1, ...

Downtown Fort Dodge by the numbers

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Buildings constructed in the early 1900s fill downtown Fort Dodge and collectively are the most popular feature of the area, according to a newly released survey. That same survey reveals that people would like to see more businesses, especially eating and drinking establishments, ...

Clark convicted of first-degree robbery

Local News

Cletio Clark was convicted of first-degree robbery Friday in Webster County District Court after jurors deliberated for less than 30 minutes. Clark, 29, of Fort Dodge, was convicted of robbing the Fort Dodge Applebee’s, 2810 Fifth Ave. S., early in the morning on Sept. 30. Clark's ...

Jury expected to deliberate today in Clark robbery trial

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An admitted gang member told a jury in Webster County District Court Thursday that he drove Cletio Clark to and from the Applebee’s that Clark is accused of robbing. The man also said that it was his gun that Clark used to commit the robbery in the early morning hours of Sept. 30, ...

Aaron Davidson is a Dodger again

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Aaron Davidson isn’t going to waste any time in opening the lines of communication with staff at Fort Dodge Middle School. Davidson, who was announced as the next FDMS principal on Thursday, said he plans to meet with every single staff member at the school. “One of the first ...

Winter storm coming: What you need to know

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The anticipated winter storm may cancel some events in the Fort Dodge area Saturday. The Eggs and Issues legislative forum planned for 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Bioscience and Health Sciences Building at Iowa Central Community College was still set to go as of Friday evening. The Greater ...

Sammy Hagar to headline Shellabration

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Sammy Hagar and The Circle with special guest Vince Neil, singer for the band Motley Crue, will perform during the June 8 Shellabration concert at Harlan and Hazel Rogers Sports Complex. Jim Reed, president of Shellabration Inc., announced this year’s performers Wednesday. Hagar, known ...

House fire reported

Local News

Fort Dodge Fire Department has responded to a house fire on the corner of Second Avenue North and 17th Street. A Messenger reporter is on scene.

Snowfall to cause parking restrictions in FD

News Brief

Due to the predicted snowfall, a parking prohibition will automatically go into effect on all residential emergency snow routes if there is an accumulation of 2 inches of snow or more, according to an announcement from the Public Works Department. The parking prohibition will be in effect for ...