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FD airport to quit selling plastic bottles

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The Fort Dodge Regional Airport announced on Friday that plastic soda bottles will no longer be sold in its vending machines. Instead, the bottles are being replaced with aluminum cans. Aluminum cans are 100% recyclable, which is not true for recycled plastic, according to Rhonda Chambers, ...

River concerns

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Some anglers are suspicious of the less “fishy” conditions they say the Des Moines River has taken on since Fort Dodge removed its two dams earlier this year. But experts say that in time, the removal will make the local section of the river a more thriving habitat for walleye, catfish ...

News of Record: Sept. 6, 2019

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Magistrate Court WEBSTER COUNTY Thursday Driving under suspension — Destiny Christin Sumpter, 19, 226 1/2 N. 13th St., $397.50; Andrew Klingenberg, no age given, Armstrong, 10 days in jail, all but eight suspended, plus $397.50. Fifth-degree criminal mischief — Tajanae Reynolds, 21, ...

Leadership Fort Dodge class announced

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The Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance announced the participants for its 2019-20 Leadership Fort Dodge program Thursday. The program allows participants to learn about Fort Dodge, leadership skills and networking. The program runs from September to May. During that time, participants ...

Fort Dodge woman must repay government

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A Fort Dodge woman who admitted she lied on government application forms and later received thousands of dollars in food stamps, has been ordered by a judge to pay those funds back, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Iowa. Jessica Martinez-Roque, 34, ...

Go and Do: Sept. 6, 2019

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In Fort Dodge FORT DODGE — Biking for the Beacon Bicycle Adventure Ride is SATURDAY at Christ Lutheran Church, 2220 10th Ave. N. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with the ride starting at 9 a.m. There are 7.5 and 15 mile routes. There will be a cookout, prize drawings and live music by Kris ...

‘Coach Sloth’ visits MNW Elementary School

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BARNUM — Everyone knows sloths can’t play sports — but what if they could? What sport would a sloth excel at? After a visit from an Iowa children’s book author on Wednesday, the students at Manson Northwest Webster Elementary School know this answer. Ryan Sloth — a human, not a ...

Reservations available for Lunch and Learn

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Saving by preplanning for funerals will be one of the topics discussed during the Lunch and Learn on Sept. 11. The program is called “Don’t Be Caught Unprepared!” It will be held from noon to 1:30 and 6 to 7 p.m. at Willow Ridge Golf Course & Restaurant, 1788 Madison ...

News of Record: Sept. 5, 2019

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Magistrate Court WEBSTER COUNTY Wednesday City charge — Shannon Baughman, no age given, 3006 17th Ave. N., $195; Dawn Lea Skelly, no age given, 1707 Paragon Ave., $195; Mitchell Bachman, no age given, 2669 Fourth Ave. N., $195; Lonnie Lee Tolle, no age given, 782 Second St. NW., ...

King defends himself to supporters

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EAGLE GROVE — As the race to 2020’s general election inches closer, supporters of U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Kiron, are asking their representative to make his case directly for their support next year. Facing continually more pressing concerns with trade agreements and immigration, primary ...

Manson Meridian Singers to hold meet and greet Saturday

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MANSON— Anyone who loves to sing and is looking for others who share that passion is invited to a special meet and greet event, hosted by the Manson Meridian Singers. The meet and greet will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Manson Mennonite Church, 1310 Eighth St., Manson. This ...

FD Police launch camera program

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The Fort Dodge Police Department is asking the public to register its electronic eyes and ears to help solve crime and keep communities safe. The Community Camera project, launched Wednesday, allows homeowners and business owners with surveillance cameras installed on their property to ...

Bridge marathon group begins new season

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The bridge marathon group is getting ready for the 2019-2020 season and inviting new players to join us. This activity not only allows you to play bridge but also to meet some new people and support the TRH Auxiliary. How this works: You and a friend sign up and play a different team each ...

Amendment discussed

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The Webster County Board of Supervisors held an initial public hearing Tuesday to consider an amendment to a zoning ordinance affecting ag exemptions. The proposal to amend section 1.04 of Ordinance 046 would allow a small parcel where a farmer’s home and operation are located to be ...

Gas leak scare evacuates shopping center

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A gas leak scare temporarily evacuated a Fort Dodge shopping center in the 3000 block of First Avenue South Tuesday morning. Fort Dodge Fire Department responded to the call at 11:27 a.m., finding no flammable vapors in the area after checking it with meters. Stores evacuated on their own ...