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News of record: Oct. 28, 2020

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Magistrate Court WEBSTER COUNTY Tuesday Failure to appear — Megan Freeman, 29, 1709 Fourth Ave. S., transferred to District Court. Failure to obey sign or signal — Mary Sampson, no age given, 3102 N. 15th St. Lot 144, $170. Driving under revocation — Robert Allbee, 60, 2363 Elm ...

Supervisors OK withdrawal from County Social Services

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Webster County Supervisors approved a letter of withdrawal from County Social Services (CSS), effective at the end of the fiscal year, despite one dissenting vote Tuesday. The letter comes after legislation that allowed Webster County to switch its mental health and disability service region ...

‘Raising funds and raising friends’

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The biggest fundraiser of the year for the LifeWorks Charitable Foundation kicks off this week. While the foundation’s annual fundraiser usually includes selling tickets for a night at Fort Frenzy with food, drinks and entertainment, this year organizers have had to think outside the box by ...

COVID-19 cases up by 104 in Webster County

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Webster County Public Health has reported 104 new COVID-19 cases and one new death since Friday, bringing the county’s total caseload to 1,940. In the last 25 days, Webster County has gained 504 new cases, a 35% increase that has accelerated the county’s movement toward the 2,000 case ...

Algona man pleads not guilty to attempted murder

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POCAHONTAS — An Algona man charged with attempted murder stemming from a September Rolfe shooting has pleaded not guilty, according to a written arraignment filed Thursday in Pocahontas County. The Pocahontas County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to 102 Grant St. in Rolfe for a reported ...

Webster Co., FD officers train to serve warrants

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Webster County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Fort Dodge Police Department officers honed their skills with practice serving search warrants on an abandoned house near the intersection of North Eighth Street and Third Avenue North Tuesday afternoon. There, the tactical team practiced ...

Commission recommends against alley proposal

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On the north side of the curve in the road where Fifth Avenue North becomes Hawkeye Avenue there is what appears to be an unpaved driveway. It is actually an alley and related right-of-way owned by the city of Fort Dodge. A recommendation issued Tuesday by the city’s Plan and Zoning ...

Graham Tire Company donates $4,000 to S.O.S.

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In honor of the one-year anniversary of the Rev. Al Henderson’s passing in October 2019, Graham Tire Company presented Serving Our Servants with a $4,000 donation, raised through a silent auction in July. Graham Tire has hosted similar benefits for nonprofit organizations for 12 years, ...

MNW school board OKs levy extension

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MANSON — A levy to fund instructional support has been extended an additional five years by the Manson Northwest Webster Community School District Board of Education. The board approved the extension of the levy during its Oct. 21 meeting. “The instructional support levy is a levy that ...

A new look

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Central Avenue in downtown Fort Dodge may have designated bike lanes and less on-street parking in the future. Also, a deadend section of 11th Street south of Central Avenue could be closed to traffic to create a plaza, and more landscaping could be added to public right-of-ways. Those ...

News of record: Oct. 27, 2020

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Police log FORT DODGE Friday Two domestic calls were reported. A noise disturbance was reported in the 900 block of Sixth Avenue North. A noise disturbance was reported in the 1500 block of Fourth Avenue North. Theft was reported in the 700 block of First Avenue South. A car ...

Griffith Co. office fire ruled arson

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A fire that destroyed a former architecture office building on Kenyon Road about two weeks ago was intentionally set, according to fire investigators. The fire that engulfed the former offices of Griffith Co. Architects at 709 Kenyon Road was ruled an arson, Fort Dodge Fire Department ...

Bodady makes initial appearance

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The Fort Dodge man charged with attempted murder for allegedly stabbing a 71-year-old victim made his initial appearance in Webster County Magistrate Court Monday morning. Bond for Reino Bodady, 37, was set at $250,000, cash only. Police were called to 504 N. Third St. at 4:40 a.m. on ...

FDCSD sees slight enrollment increase

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The Fort Dodge Community School District has seen a slight increase in enrollment during the 2020-2021 school year, Superintendent Jesse Ulrich told the school board on Monday night. Between the fall of 2019 and the fall of 2020, the district has seen an increase of five students, for a total ...

Scholten makes one more bid in Fort Dodge

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In a final week of campaigning for election day, 4th District Congressional candidate JD Scholten “stood tall for all” under an overcast sky Monday evening for one of his final tours of 2020. While standing tall is not hard to do in the bed of a truck at six-foot-two, the unseasonably ...

Semi driver cited for running stop sign

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An Eagle Grove driver was transported to UnityPoint Health — Trinity Regional Medical Center Monday morning after colliding with a semi-trailer that failed to stop at an intersection. A semi-trailer traveling west on County Highway D14 failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection with ...