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News of Record: July 18, 2019

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Police Log FORT DODGE Tuesday A theft was reported in the 600 block of North 22nd Street. A theft was reported in the 200 block of Fifth Avenue North. A theft was reported in the 2300 block of North 15th Street. A theft was reported in the 800 block of South 16th Street. An ...

Improving the parks

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Going out for a paddle on the Des Moines River or Lizard Creek can be a fun adventure on a nice summer day. Taking the trek without a life jacket isn’t a very good idea. The law requires a jacket be onboard a canoe, kayak or paddleboard. Children under 12 are required to wear ...

Memorial Park Cemetery is in state supervised receivership

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Memorial Park Cemetery is in a state supervised receivership, the city of Fort Dodge has announced on its social media page. The city said it is acting on behalf of the state during this period. The city is not handling any sales or purchases of lots at this time. For further questions ...

Downtown buildings to get face lift

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A dozen facades on downtown buildings in Fort Dodge will be the target of rehabilitation efforts by the city thanks to $500,000 worth of funding through the Iowa Economic Development Authority. Fort Dodge was one of 29 communities in the state that were awarded Community Development Block ...

Contract awarded for Humboldt’s downtown lights

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HUMBOLDT — The Humboldt City Council moved forward Monday with one of the key details of the downtown revitalization project, finalized payments for the fencing project at Humboldt Municipal Airport, fielded concerns about drainage on 11th Street North and added new qualifications for one ...

Addressing water quality

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A new project aimed at improving water quality across Iowa kicked off Wednesday in Fort Dodge with a public meeting between representatives of the Agribusiness Association of Iowa and counties that will be impacted by the project. Known as Scaling Up Capacity for Implementation of Water ...

‘Every dollar goes toward a veteran’

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Members of the Fort Dodge Evening Lions club enjoyed a local history lesson Tuesday night as the founder of the Brushy Creek Area Honor Flights told them about how the flights got started and what the future is looking like. Ron Newsum, who not only founded the local chapter of the Honor ...

From our files: July 17, 2019

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10 Years ago: July 17, 2009 NEWS: A bid for a Fort Dodge casino received a second chance, along with four other Iowa communities. SPORTS: The Fort Dodge Senior High freshmen baseball team split with Mason City, losing 13-2 before taking the night cap, 13-3. 25 Years ago: July 17, ...

News of Record: July 17, 2019

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Police Log FORT DODGE Monday A theft was reported in the 200 block of Central Avenue. A burglary was reported in the 1600 block of D Street West. A theft was reported in the 2500 block of Sixth Avenue North. A theft was reported in the 400 block of Third Avenue South. A theft was ...

Supervisors approve funds for Camp Wanoki projects

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Webster County Supervisors on Tuesday filled a vacant position, approved funding transfers for Camp Wanoki projects and named depositories for Webster County funds. Camp Wanoki transfers approved Supervisors approved the transfer of the Conservation Department’s 2018-19 General Fund’s ...

Medical examiner named in Hamilton County

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WEBSTER CITY — The Hamilton County Board of Supervisors appointed an interim medical examiner Tuesday morning, following the resignation of Dr. Joseph Latella. The resignation comes on the heels of Latella’s guilty plea last week in federal court to a charge of making false statements ...

Construction season

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As the season of road cones and barricades continues in Fort Dodge, a major project on Fifth Avenue South has concluded while contractors continue to work elsewhere. North 22nd Street in front of St. Edmond High School is a new focus of activity as crews get ready to repave a long stretch of ...

Fireside Chat at Camp WaNoKi Thursday

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Webster and Hamilton County Conservation Boards are holding a Fireside Chat at Camp WaNoKi, 2400 WaNoki Camp Road, from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Bring the family and friends for some fun throwing primitive weapons at targets. Learn how people long ago used them for hunting and other means of ...

From our files: July 16, 2019

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10 Years ago: July 16, 2009 NEWS: Sixty inmates earned college certificates after completing vocational programs at the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility. SPORTS: The Newell-Fonda softball team was headed to state after defeating WCLT 5-4. 25 Years ago: July 16, 1994 NEWS: About 350 ...

News of record: July 16, 2019

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Magistrate Court WEBSTER COUNTY Thursday Driving under suspension — Robert F. McDonnell, 69, 610 Central Ave., No. 802, trial set for Aug. 9; Tyraius P. McElroy, 18, 309 1/2 N. Eighth St., $566.25; Cedric W. Betts, 54, 1321 Third Ave. S., $397.50; Randall C. Clark, 56, Webster City, ...

Bancroft deaths ruled murder-suicide

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BANCROFT — The ex-boyfriend of a Bancroft woman shot and killed her and another man at a Bancroft home before turning the gun on himself in an apparent murder-suicide, according to the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation. All three bodies were found July 12 at a home located at 524 S. ...

Gully accused in 2018 sexual assault

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A Fort Dodge man has been charged with a sexual assault that allegedly happened last year. Cornelius K. Gully, 31, has been charged with one count of second-degree sexual abuse, a class B felony. The criminal complaint, filed with the Webster County attorney’s office, alleges that Gully ...

Webster Co. Fair — Pets on parade

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The Webster County Fair reached its conclusion on Sunday with a variety of shows and competitions, including the annual pet show. The pet show gave seven area 4-H’ers the opportunity to show off their furry, feathery and scaly friends, as well as talk about their role within the family ...

KidZone receives grant

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KidZone Christian Childcare Center and Preschool has received a $1,300 grant to help complete short-term projects at the center, in First Presbyterian Church on Fifth Avenue North. The grant from Linking Families and Communities, applied for in April, has helped improve the center in the area ...

From our files: July 15, 2019

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10 Years ago: July 15, 2009 NEWS: Ten local artists participated in a weeklong art retreat called “The Painted Page: Books and Beyond” at Iowa Central. SPORTS: The No. 2 Gaels baseball team beat rival Eagle Grove 10-0 to advance to district finals. 25 Years ago: July 15, 1994 NEWS: ...