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Fire damages Fort Dodge triplex

Local News

One unit of a Fort Dodge triplex was damaged in a fire Saturday morning. The fire at 2718 N. 25th St. was reported at about 7:30 a.m. Fire Department Lt. Eric Conell said the flames were contained to one room. The fire, he said, was caused by an electrical malfunction. There were no ...

Man who flips canoe escapes unharmed Sunday

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A man who flipped his canoe in the Des Moines River was able to reach safety without injury Sunday, according to a Fort Dodge Fire Department official. The Fire Department responded to a call to assist a paddler in distress Sunday morning on the Des Moines River south of the old ...

Cady, Miller receive state honors

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Helen Miller had lived in Iowa only a couple of years when she successfully ran for a seat in the Iowa House of Representatives. She went on to serve 16 years in the Legislature and is now the chairwoman of the Iowa Parole Board. A thorough knowledge of the law and an even-handed approach ...

Webster County culvert replacement projects to begin

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Two culvert replacement projects will begin on Monday in Webster County. The culverts will be replaced on 290th Street, west of Kansas Avenue and also west of Garfield Avenue. The work will cause a portion of 290th Street to be temporarily closed to through traffic. Detoured traffic will ...

Keeping the ‘Traditions’ alive

Local Business

TWIN LAKES — Mike Murphy has spent the majority of his summers out at Twin Lakes, either on a boat or enjoying the view of the water. “I grew up here,” said Murphy, a Fort Dodge Senior High graduate. “My folks bought a place out here in 1966. Spent every summer here. My dad took a ...

Filloon hired by the Marian Home

Business Briefs

Travis Filloon has accepted the position of director of buildings and grounds at the Marian Home & Village after being hired in January. Filloon is a Fort Dodge native. He is a Fort Dodge Senior High and Iowa Central Community College graduate. Filloon’s 40-plus years of ...

‘She devoted her life to teaching’

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Tricia Larson earned the love and respect of students, staff and families alike during her 30-plus years of teaching kindergarten at Manson Northwest Webster Elementary School. She did that by taking an interest in every student or person she came across. She made learning fun and went out ...

Fifth COVID death reported in Webster County

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A fifth person has died related to COVID-19, Webster County Public Health announced Saturday. The individual was a middle aged adult (41-60). "Our condolences go out to this individual's family," Public Healh said in a written statement. "It is important to continue frequently washing ...

Repairs near Raymond Drive will begin Monday

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Beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday, and lasting until work is completed, city crews will be evacuating to repair a damaged sanitary sewer manhole, replace a fire hydrant, install a valve box, and perform curb and gutter, sidewalk and roadway repairs at the bend of the roadway on Raymond Drive, just ...

Our businesses

Local Business

What is the full name of your business? Overhead Door Company of Webster County Where is it located? 6 N. 21st St. When was it founded? May 12, 1997 Who are the key leaders? Owners: Jerry and Leanna Osborne, operations manager/commercial sales manager: Matt Osborne, residential sales ...

GreenState introduces contactless cards

Business Briefs

GreenState Credit Union is one of the first issuers of contactless credit cards in Iowa, the credit union recently announced. All new and reissued GreenState credit cards now include this feature. It will go into effect for debit cards in August. “In this time of heightened ...

‘We’re all from the same town’

Local News

Heather Farrell often gets showered with praise at the conclusion of each Kayla Jones Memorial Scholarship Ride, which has raised nearly half a million dollars for Fort Dodge high school students since its inception 11 years ago. Farrell sees this success story from an entirely different ...

Resurfacing on Second Avenue North begins Monday

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Weather permitting, beginning Monday for about two weeks, Second Avenue North at North 22nd Street and Martin Luther King Drive will be closed to through traffic for resurfacing. Local traffic will have access. Motorists are urged to use an alternative route and caution in the area.

The beef show goes on

Local News

Many area 4-H’ers spend countless hours caring for their animals in preparation for the Webster County Fair. So when the 4-H and FFA portions of the 2020 fair were canceled amid concerns of COVID-19, there were questions as to whether or not the work they put in would be worth it. ...

FDCF has restrictions to fight virus

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Inmates at the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility are remaining in their cells for most of each day in order to combat the spread of COVID-19, according to the Iowa Department of Corrections. One inmate, 71-year-old Ray. A. Vanlengen, has died of the disease on Monday at the University of Iowa ...

Changing conditions cancel farm shows

Local News

BOONE — A few short weeks after making the announcement that the Farm Progress Show would be held, show organizers reneged on that decision. “The primary thing was the big spikes we were seeing in Florida, Texas and Arizona as those states opened up and the curve started going the ...

Harvest Baptist School celebrates 25th graduating class

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Seven graduating high school seniors walked across the stage of Harvest Baptist School on July 5 on a special night as the Fort Dodge school also celebrated its 25th graduation. The Rev. Marvin E. Smith III and his family moved to Fort Dodge in 1993 to start Harvest Baptist Church and ...