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FD teen, 13, charged in shooting incident

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A teenage boy has been charged after a shooting investigation in Fort Dodge early Thursday morning. The 13-year-old boy is not being identified by investigators due to his age, Fort Dodge Police Capt. Ryan Gruenberg said. The teen has been charged with going armed with intent, a class D ...

‘Lucky’ Larry Dawson will have his day in court

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By JANE CURTIS and The Associated Press DES MOINES — “Lucky Larry” may have a shot to win millions more — this time from a jury. A judge has ordered a trial in a lawsuit filed by Iowa lottery winner Larry Dawson, of Webster City, who contends a $9 million jackpot that he won in ...

Go and Do: May 17, 2019

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In Fort Dodge FORT DODGE — Soldier Creek Winery, 1584 Paragon Ave., is holding Vineyard Vibrations from 6 to 8 p.m. TODAY. Free live music will be provided by Blue Ribbon Ramblers. Food will be available for purchase. FORT DODGE — First United Methodist Church, 127 N. 10th St., is ...

Let there be light

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The tools used to paint with light usually aren’t brushes. Instead, some sort of a light source is used in the dark and as the light moves, a camera captures an image. The results, which are sometimes quite colorful, depend on which tool is being used, how it’s moved during the ...

ALDI undertakes ambitious remodel

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When the ALDI food store in Fort Dodge reopens in the coming weeks, customers will see a larger store and a wider selection of food items, according to Andrew Shaw, director of real estate for ALDI Inc. Faribault, Minnesota Division. “As a company, we are going through all of our stores ...

Nelson resigns from Manson Northwest Webster school board

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MANSON — The Manson Northwest Webster Board of Education will appoint a new board member following a resignation. Board member Jill Nelson resigned from her position on the school board, according to Superintendent Justin Daggett. That seat will be up for election this fall for a full term.

From our files: May 16, 2019

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10 Years ago: May 16, 2009 NEWS: Dakin Schultz, a planner for the Iowa Department of Transportation, gave an update on the progress of four-lane Highway 20 to the U.S. 20 Corridor Association. SPORTS: The St. Edmond boys track team won the Class 2A District 4 meet. 25 Years ago: May 16, ...

News of Record: May 16, 2019

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Magistrate Court WEBSTER COUNTY Wednesday Driving under suspension — Daltin C. Roest, 17, 1420 Eighth Ave. S., $397.50; Covey R. Grady Jr., 32, 342 Ave. G, trial set for June 14; Scott L. Wallace, 52, 1322 Ninth Ave. N., $397.50. Speeding — Covey R. Grady Jr., 32, 342 Ave. G, trial ...

Close call

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The driver and passenger in a 2011 Dodge Ram pickup truck narrowly escaped serious injury Wednesday when their vehicle was struck by a semitrailer at the intersection of Kenyon Road and U.S. Highway 169. Fort Dodge police Sgt. Zach Stanley said the 11:54 a.m. accident occurred when a semi ...

Clarion man gets probation for possessing stolen mail

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CLARION — A Clarion man who admitted that he possessed stolen mail was sentenced to probation Monday. Timothy R. VanZweden, 50, formerly of Belmond, had previously pleaded guilty to one count of possession of stolen mail, according to the United States attorney’s office, Northern District ...

Two officers, in two departments, are now on the job

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Nine months ago, Chris Taylor and Corey Wood began their journey as law enforcement officers by starting their training at the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy in Johnston. Today, both men are patrolling the streets and county roads on their own as fully-trained peace officers after recently ...

Scammers are posing as Webster City police officers

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WEBSTER CITY — The Webster City Police Department is alerting the public that scammers have been calling people in the community posing as members of the department. Police Chief Shiloh Mork said the scammers are calling and identifying themselves as an officer. The caller then tells the ...

Teen arrested in FD shooting incident

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A 13-year-old boy has been arrested and charged with three offenses after police say he fired a gun, sending a bullet through a home in the Pleasant Valley neighborhood early Thursday morning. No one was injured in the incident, which was reported at 1:55 a.m. The youth, who was not named ...

Help from the heart

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For a long time, Don Haupts, of Manson, wasn’t too fond of hospitals. “Twice I swore I’d never go back,” Haupts said Tuesday at the UnityPoint Health — Fort Dodge annual volunteer recognition dinner. One of those times was after he served during World War II, he said. “I ...

Faith-based summer program offered

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Community Christian School and Little Crusaders Daycare in Fort Dodge are offering a faith-based summer program for ages kindergarten and up. The program will be 5:45 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. You do not need to be a Community Christian School student to attend. There is a ...

From our files: May 15, 2019

From Our Files

10 Years ago: May 15, 2009 NEWS: Penny Clayton, Fort Dodge city clerk and finance director, was named the new city administrator in her hometown of Estherville. SPORTS: Fort Dodge beat Mason City 2-0 in softball. 25 Years ago: May 15, 1994 NEWS: Dr. Patricia A. Blume was appointed to ...

News of Record: May 15, 2019

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Magistrate Court WEBSTER COUNTY Tuesday Driving under suspension — Silas Hall, 16, 404 N. Ninth St., $397.50; Tyler M. Craven, 19, Badger, $397.50; Reino V. Bodady, 35, 1633 Eighth Ave. N., $397.50; Shelby J. Fleming, 23, 24260 Nelson Ave., No. 1, trial set for June 5; Joseph W. Freese, ...

Commission recommends additions to urban renewal areas

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Two areas of Fort Dodge should be added to an urban renewal area so that tax increment financing money can be used there, the city’s Plan and Zoning Commission recommended Tuesday. One of those areas is on the south side of Third Avenue Northwest between Fifth and 10th streets ...