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FDSH principal announces resignation

Local News

Kenneth Hayes, principal of Fort Dodge Senior High, has announced that he is resigning effective at the end of the school year. He has accepted a position in the educational leadership program at the University of Northern Iowa, where he will coordinate and teach in the principal prep ...

Praying for more snow?

Local News

Some schools are seven snow days into the end of the school year • There’s a lot of snow on the ground, and schools are doing what they always do — canceling when necessary to keep kids safe. “It’s winter in Iowa, so we have to expect cold and snow,” Jennifer Lane, Fort Dodge ...

From our Files — Feb. 19, 2019

From Our Files

10 Years ago: Feb. 19, 2009 NEWS: The CodeRED emergency communication system was introduced in Webster County. SPORTS: Fort Dodge beat Mason City 54-45 in girls basketball. 25 Years ago: Feb. 19, 1994 NEWS: Judge Mark Cady took his oath of office as a justice on the Iowa Court of ...

News of Record — Feb. 19, 2019

News of record

Police Log FORT DODGE Thursday Trespassing was reported in the 900 block of Central Avenue. A theft was reported in the 1200 block of First Avenue South. Harassment was reported in the 700 block of First Avenue South. A burglary was reported in the 3100 block of North 15th ...

‘One year of cushion’

Local News

As long as the Fort Dodge Community School District can increase its certified enrollment next fall, FDCSD director of financial services Brandon Hansel said the district should remain strong financially. “We captured more than we originally anticipated with our early retirement,” Hansel ...

Grain, pig trucks collide on Highway 7

Local News

MANSON - Two semi trucks have collided on Iowa Highway 7 just outside of Manson. Part of the road has been shut down and will be for a few hours, according to Iowa State Patrol Sgt. Aaron Smidt. He said one of the trucks, which was carrying pigs, was northbound on Van Buren Avenue and was ...

Putting Highway 20 on the map

Local News

While many people have been paying attention to four-lane U.S. Highway 20 following its recent completion, the route that existed before it shouldn’t be forgotten either. That’s the message Jay Jay Goodvin told a group of about 25 at the Fort Museum and Frontier Village Opera House ...

What Seniors Are Saying — In step with Gracie Redel

Education

1. What programs and activities do you participate in? Redel recently moved to the district. At her previous school, she was involved in soccer, cheer and Future Business Leaders of America. 2. What academic accomplishment are you most proud of? Maintaining all As and Bs throughout ...

From our files

From Our Files

10 Years ago: Feb. 18, 2009 NEWS: Fort Dodge Mayor Terry Lutz gave his State of the City address. SPORTS: Manson Northwest Webster beat Prairie Valley, 90-29, in girls basketball. 25 Years ago: Feb. 18, 1994 NEWS: Mike, a 3 1/2-year-old border collie serving as K-9 in the Fort Dodge ...

St. Ed to host Kindergarten Connection

Education Briefs

St. Edmond Catholic School will be hosting Kindergarten Connection on Wednesday, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. This is a rescheduled date due to a weather cancelation. Kindergarten Connection is an opportunity to learn more about what St. Edmond has to offer, with all families invited to attend ...

Are you smarter than a third- or fourth-grader?

Local News

Four adults will find out if they are smarter than third- and fourth-graders during a Celebrity Game Show organized by students in the Fort Dodge Community School District. The game show will be held Feb. 22 in the Butler Elementary School auditorium. A meal will be served at 5:45 p.m., with ...

Students in the Arts recognizes local students

Education

Students in the Arts has announced the K-12 students who have been recognized for excellence by their instructor for the winter term in performing and visual arts programs. Elementary art and music St. Edmond Catholic School Art — Maurynn Grell, Gavin McClain, Adelyn Bangert, Irene ...

Kindergarten Round-up set at CCS

Education Briefs

Kindergarten Round-up will be held on Feb. 25. from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Community Christian School, 2406 9 1/2 Ave. S. All interested families are invited to participate to learn more about CCS and to sign up their child for kindergarten. Free T-shirts will be available for the class ...

Finnegan named to Wartburg Dean’s List

Education Briefs

Katelyn Finnegan, of Otho, was named to the Wartburg College Fall Term Dean’s List. Finnegan is majoring in biochemistry. The college recognized 478 students for the fall term. The list honors students who earned a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above in at least four course credits during the ...

Growing up black in Fort Dodge

Local News

From downtown businesses on Central Avenue to her neighbors in Pleasant Valley, Julia Naylor has seen a lot of things come and go in Fort Dodge. “Fort Dodge has changed a lot since I have grown up,” said Naylor, who will speak on growing up black in Fort Dodge on Saturday at 10 a.m. ...

Presidents Day trash schedule for Fort Dodge

News Brief

Due to the Presidents Day holiday on Monday, garbage and recycling collection routes for the city of Fort Dodge will be as follows: Garbage normally collected on Monday will be collected on Tuesday. Garbage normally collected on Tuesday will be collected on Thursday. Garbage normally ...

‘Saving their day’

Local Business

Stranded inside a semi-trailer truck on a gravel road during the middle of winter, a husband and wife were at the mercy of bitter cold temperatures before Mike Rees, co-owner of Mid-Iowa Towing, arrived. “It was a husband and wife trucking team,” Rees recalled. “They hadn’t seen ...

Duffield attends training

Business Briefs

Curt Duffield, vocational director for Lifeworks Community Services, recently attended the 2019 Leadership Institute at the University of Delaware. The National Leadership Consortium on Developmental Disabilities offered the training from Jan. 26 to Feb. 1. It was sponsored by the American ...