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Blackout hits Kossuth County 911 center

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ALGONA — A blackout and a series of power surges put the Kossuth County 911 dispatching center out of service for several hours Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning. During that time all 911 calls were routed to another dispatch center in the area, according to David Penton, the ...

Ready for round two on Fifth South?

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Drivers who have been navigating through orange road cones on a section of Fifth Avenue South will soon be doing more of the same on the opposite side of that road. The westbound lanes of Fifth Avenue South between 31st Street and the bridge that carries the road over a drainage ditch have ...

From our files: May 22, 2019

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10 Years ago: May 22, 2009 NEWS: The rehabilitation of the Oleson Park Bandshell was recognized by the Iowa Historic Preservation Alliance. SPORTS: Jesse Wilson, of Fort Dodge, caught a 60-pound, 68-inch spoonbill near Bonaparte in Van Buren County. 25 Years ago: May 22, 1994 NEWS: Don ...

News of Record: May 22, 2019

News of record

Magistrate Court WEBSTER COUNTY Tuesday Possession of drug paraphernalia — Jacey J. Vodraska, 20, 704 14th Ave. N., No. 4, $320; Randy L. Offield, 53, no address provided, $320. Permitting an unauthorized person to drive — Jacey J. Vodraska, 20, 704 14th Ave. N., No. 4, ...

Mental health region is under budget, Lincoln says

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The mental health care region of which Webster County is a part is not only under its current fiscal year budget, but it’s also under its re-estimated fiscal year budget. Bob Lincoln, chief executive officer of County Social Services, the 22-county region which includes Webster County, ...

Labor agreements approved

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Labor agreements covering four groups of employees were approved by the Webster County Board of Supervisors Tuesday. Specific information regarding those agreements was not available by press time. The four agreements cover the following groups: • Webster County sheriff’s deputies ...

High wind gusts take down trees, knock out power

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Strong wind gusts caused part of a tree to snap off and fall on a parked SUV near 117 N. 13th St. Tuesday night. Fort Dodge police officers and Fort Dodge firefighters were on scene. There was at least one other report of a downed tree within city limits. At one point, three ...

Junquefest is this weekend

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WEBSTER CITY — Downtown Webster City will be brimming with antiques, junk, salvage materials and other unique items as the sixth annual Junquefest returns to the community Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The event, organized by the Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Webster ...

In memory

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Joi Rasmussen, a longtime special education teacher, never wanted any student to feel excluded, according to those who knew and worked with her. “Having her students be included,” said Sharon Moser, a retired Fort Dodge educator. “That was in her heart — having all students ...

From our files — May 21, 2019

From Our Files

10 Years ago: May 21, 2009 NEWS: John Howard was named principal of St. Edmond Catholic School. SPORTS: The Orlando Magic beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 107-106. 25 Years ago: May 21, 1994 NEWS: The Rev. Gary Grogan, pastor of First Baptist Church in Fort Dodge, was named executive ...

News of Record: May 21,2019

News of record

Police Log FORT DODGE Friday A burglary was reported in the 600 block of North 23rd Street. A theft was reported in the 1000 block of First Avenue North. Criminal mischief was reported in the 10 block of North 14th Street. A theft was reported in the 300 block of Avenue F. An ...

FD council approves $11 million bond issue

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The Fort Dodge city government has borrowed about $11 million at what a financial adviser called a favorable interest rate to pay for a variety of projects and purchases. The City Council on Monday approved borrowing $11,255,000 in the form of a general obligation corporate purpose bond ...

Marco’s Pizza abruptly closes

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Marco’s Pizza, which had served authentic Italian pizza to Fort Dodgers for the past seven years, has abruptly closed. The business, located at 1511 Second Ave. N., was locked and appeared to have been cleared out of inventory on Monday. A call to Marco’s Pizza went straight to ...

Future potential

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The owner of the former Sears store at Crossroads Mall could get some help from the Fort Dodge city government to demolish the building and redevelop the site. The City Council on Monday signaled its willingness to help Blessing Enterprises, of St. Charles, Missouri, with the estimated ...

From our files — May 20, 2019

From Our Files

10 Years ago: May 20, 2009 NEWS: A-1 Home Health and Kingsgate Insurance were named Small Businesses of the Year by the Fort Dodge Area Chamber of Commerce. SPORTS: St. Edmond beat Webster City 7-2 in girls tennis. 25 Years ago: May 20, 1994 NEWS: Sharolyn Evans and Mary Touney each ...

One dead, 2 injured in crash

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VINCENT — One man was killed and two other people were injured when two pickups slammed into each other at a rural intersection in eastern Webster County Sunday afternoon, the Iowa State Patrol reported. State Trooper Neil Morenz identified the dead man as Larry Dencklau, 72, of Eagle ...