Candis Streit

St. Edmond second-grade teacher to be honored

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A veteran second-grade teacher at St. Edmond Elementary School will be honored on Sunday by the Diocese of Sioux City. Candis Streit will receive the Excellence in Education Award at the Bishop’s Dinner for Catholic Schools. She is in her 33rd year of teaching second ...

Downtown Country Jam is tonight

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Shellabration, Inc. is hosting its Downtown Country Jam tonight at the intersection of North Ninth Street and Central Avenue. The event features headliner Chris Janson. Gates open at 5 p.m. Brad Morgan performs from 5:30 to 6:30, Casey Muessigman from 6:45 to 8. Chris Jansen will play from ...

Commission advances demolition funding

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Demolition work, including some potentially at Crossroads Mall, could be funded through tax increment financing under measures OK’d Friday by the Fort Dodge Plan and Zoning Commission. A potential new buyer of the mall could get up to $5.6 million. On Sept. 9, the City Council approved ...

Budget Host is coming down

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The former Budget Host Inn building on the west side of Fort Dodge will soon be nothing but a memory. The vacant hotel at the corner of Kenyon Road and U.S. Highway 169 will be torn down this year. The Board of Directors of Iowa Central Community College, which owns the property, awarded ...

Church, businesses team up to help single moms, widows

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Widows and single moms with children still living in the home will once again have an opportunity to have their vehicles serviced with a free oil change thanks to a local church and businesses. New Covenant Church, Fort Dodge Transmission, Laughlin Auto Repair, Advance Auto Parts, O’Reilly ...

Kealey Anderson

My College Journey: Kealey Anderson

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Name: Kealey Anderson Hometown: Shenandoah Age: 18 What is your major or specific area of interest at Iowa Central? Radiologic Technology Why did you choose to attend Iowa Central? I chose Iowa Central because of the atmosphere. It’s not too big or small. I also chose it ...

No napping while knapping

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While it’s spelled knapping, it’s pronounced napping and that — taking a little snooze — is one thing you don’t want to be doing while practicing the ancient craft of turning a rock into an arrowhead, knife or other tool. Pat Ashman, of Story City, knows his knapping. He shared ...

Poe’s death ruled accidental

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Fort Dodge police believe 17-year-old Daiqualis Poe was shot to death accidentally by a family member last week, the department reported Thursday. “While the investigation is ongoing, information obtained at this time suggests this was an accidental shooting,” police Capt. Ryan Gruenberg ...

Jacob Adams

Two people face attempted murder charge

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WEBSTER CITY — The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating two individuals wanted on charges of attempted murder. Hamilton County Crime Stoppers is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest of Jacob Christopher Adams, 35, and ...

King opposes spending bill

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From The Associated Press: WASHINGTON — The House passed a short-term bill Thursday to prevent a federal shutdown when the budget year ends Sept. 30, and give lawmakers until the Thanksgiving break to negotiate and approve $1.4 trillion for federal agencies. The Senate is expected to ...

The next chapter

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Staci Laird knew she wanted to be a teacher way back when she was in the first grade, but she never planned on going into administration. Today, however, she is the head principal at Fort Dodge Senior High. A native of Fort Dodge, Laird has been teaching for 23 years, and 18 of those ...

Lane closure affecting Meriwether Drive announced

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Weather permitting; beginning immediately until work is completed — traffic on Meriwether Drive by Sunkissed Meadows will be reduced to one lane of traffic with alternating stop signs until work is completed for concrete patching repairs. Detours will be in place. Please use alternate ...

News of Record: Sept. 19, 2019

News of record

Police Log FORT DODGE Tuesday Two domestic calls were reported. Trespassing was reported at the intersection of Second Avenue Northwest and Hawkeye Avenue. Shots fired were reported in the 1900 block of 15th Avenue North. An assault was reported in the 200 block of South Ninth ...

Recognizing the value of volunteers

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CLARE — Darci Mersch, of Clare, has some simple advice to people hesitant to volunteer. “Do it,” she said. “You get more out of it than you can imagine.” Mersch got more than she expected when she received the Governor’s Volunteer Service Award for the hours and effort she ...

Police believe Poe was shot accidentally by family member

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Fort Dodge police believe 17-year-old Daiqualis Poe was killed accidentally by a family member, the department reported Thursday. Police said they do not suspect foul play. On Sept. 10, police were dispatched to a report of a shooting at 721 N. Eighth St. at about 12:45 p.m. Poe’s body ...