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The stockings are stuffed and Santa is ready

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Santa Claus himself will be bringing some Christmas cheer to children who gather at Coppin Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church on Saturday. Jolly Old Saint Nicholas, who looks an awful lot like Cameron Nelson, of Fort Dodge, is teaming up with the Pleasant Valley Awareness ...

Essing admits to distributing meth in Fort Dodge area

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A Fort Dodge man has pleaded guilty to methamphetamine charges in United States District Court. Craig E. Essing, 59, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine Nov. 26 in federal court in Sioux City, according to the United States attorney’s office, Northern ...

From our Files — Dec. 14, 2018

From Our Files

10 Years ago: Dec. 14, 2008 NEWS: Promise McEntire, of Fort Dodge, returned home after serving 27 months in the Peace Corps in Cameroon. SPORTS: Fort Dodge came in second in a wrestling tournament in Emmetsburg. 25 Years ago: Dec. 14, 1993 NEWS: Sherry Weir, of Algona, won the ...

News of Record — Dec. 14, 2018

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Police Log FORT DODGE Wednesday An assault was reported in the 2800 block of 10th Avenue North. A theft was reported in the 900 block of Central Avenue. Criminal mischief was reported in the 3000 block of Fifth Avenue South. Magistrate Court WEBSTER COUNTY Thursday Trafficking ...

FD native Kehm to represent Telecom board

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The Webster County Telecommunications Board appointed an attorney at its meeting Thursday afternoon. The action follows the board’s decision to hire New Jersey-based IXP, which occurred at the board’s Nov. 30 meeting. At that meeting, IXP was approved to take over the operations of ...

Iowa High School Baseball Coaches honor Messenger’s Eric Pratt

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For more than 20 years, Eric Pratt has brought local sports to the Messenger sports pages, and for his contributions, Pratt has been selected as a recipient of the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association Media Award. Pratt is the media representative from the IHSBCA central district ...

Bomb email makes its way across the country to FD, Messenger

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Multiple places in Fort Dodge, including The Messenger, were the victims of a bomb threat that was sent to email inboxes across the nation Thursday. Authorities have said they believe that all the threats that came in via email are a hoax. The emails were first reported in Fort Dodge early ...

Lehigh mayor resigns

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LEHIGH — Phil Richardson has announced his resignation as the mayor of Lehigh. Richardson’s resignation is effective Jan. 1. On Thursday, Richardson said he decided to resign to give someone else a chance to lead. “I just thought I’d step aside to let them find a more effective ...

Grants to pay for upgrades at Lizard Creek access site

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The spot on the northwestern side of Fort Dodge where people can launch their kayaks and canoes into Lizard Creek will get some improvements next year thanks to $70,000 worth of state grants. The grant awards to the city of Fort Dodge and Webster County Conservation were announced ...

Bear bales for the holiday

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BOXHOLM — There’s a bear in a field along the highway just south of Boxholm. No. Really. It’s a big bear. It’s smiling and playing a drum. Located in a field along U.S. Highway 169 and 130th Street, the round bale bear creation is the work of Mike Will and his girlfriend, ...

KYL to host Healthy Connections program

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WEBSTER CITY — Jodi Harms from Van Diest Medical Center Senior Life Solutions will be at Kendall Young Library for more segments of Healthy Connection talks today at 2 and 6:30 p.m. She will be discussing depression. The session takes place in the library meeting room. No registration required.

From our files: Dec. 13, 2018

From Our Files

10 Years ago: Dec. 13, 2008 NEWS: Don and Bonnie Sutter, of Manson, worked with members of Manson Mennonite Church to raise donations for Heifer International. SPORTS: Fort Dodge beat Marshalltown 55-49 in boys basketball. 25 Years ago: Dec. 13, 1993 NEWS: A young doe entered the ...

News of Record: Dec. 13, 2018

News of record

Police Log FORT DODGE Tuesday An assault was reported in the 900 block of Fourth Avenue North. Two thefts were reported in the 3000 block of First Avenue South. Harassment was reported in the 1600 block of Fifth Avenue South. Harassment was reported in the 600 block of Dakota ...

Deer Creek residents want to warm up some veterans

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Donald Sells, a resident of the Deer Creek Apartments in Fort Dodge, wanted to do something this year to help out military veterans. So he enlisted the help of several other residents who made a quilt and an afghan. One will be given to a veteran, the other raffled off to help veterans ...

Exit Realty Frontier, Real Deals team up for Christmas giveaway

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Santa has been a busy old elf this year — but he can’t do it all alone. This weekend kids will be able to help him out themselves on Saturday thanks to Exit Realty Frontier and Real Deals Home Decor. The companies are putting on a Christmas giveaway and are collecting used toys and ...

AARP poll shows support for CARE Act

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A poll recently commissioned by the AARP in Iowa has revealed near-unanimous support for a proposed law benefiting caregivers across the state. The poll, released Dec. 11, shows 96 percent of family caregivers support initiatives in the CARE Act, which stands for Caregiver Advise, Record and ...

$15K from Hamilton County will help ACE survive

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WEBSTER CITY — All Cultures Equal received a second infusion of funding Tuesday morning as the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors agreed to approve the organization's $15,000 funding request. ACE received approval on a similar funding request from the City of Webster City. The City ...

56 hours of gaming

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Dungeons and Dodgers game shop will celebrate its grand opening this weekend with a marathon gaming opportunity. The store at 1214 Central Ave. will be open from Friday noon nonstop to Sunday 6 p.m. “Fifty-six hours straight of gaming,” store owner Ethan Becker said. Saturday will ...