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From our files: July 13, 2019

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10 Years ago: July 13, 2009 NEWS: Karen Ervin was named Webster County’s court-appointed special advocate. SPORTS: Winners of the 29th annual Kemna Auto of Fort Dodge City Tournament, presented by The Messenger, were: Kevin Ault (men’s open), Heather Frye (women’s open), Dean ...

Holy Trinity Parish to hold Totus Tuus Sunday through Friday

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Totus Tuus is a Latin phrase meaning “totally yours,” and was the motto of Pope John Paul II. This motto signifies a True Devotion to Mary and our desire to give ourselves entirely to Jesus Christ through Mary. The mission of this summer Catholic program is to inspire in young people a ...

Three found dead in Bancroft home

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BANCROFT — Three people were found dead in a Bancroft home Friday morning, according to the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation. Officers with the Bancroft Police Department responded to 524 S. Morehouse St., a short time after 8:13 a.m. when it was reported that two people were found ...

LME shuts down

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The Fort Dodge terminal of a Minnesota-based trucking company has been shuttered because the firm suddenly went out of business. LME Inc., once known as Lakeville Motor Express, shut down Friday. On its web site, the Roseville, Minneosta, based company posted a statement that reads ...

Aglow to meet July 20 at Fort Dodge Public Library

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Aglow International of Fort Dodge & Surrounding Area will host Kimberly Hembry, who will share a message titled “that’s just who I am,” at 10 a.m. July 20 at the Fort Dodge Public Library, 424 Central Ave. Hembry is a wife and a mother of three children who enjoys leading Bible ...

Belts, birds, and a bright red tractor

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Bernie Miller, of Dakota City, is proud to say that not only are his leather belts made in the United States — they are also made in Iowa. “I got tired of seeing made in China stamped on there,” Miller said as he pointed to one of his genuine cowhide belts at the Webster County Fair ...

Prince of Peace Vacation Bible School begins July 21

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Prince of Peace Church, 1023 S. 27th St., will hold Vacation Bible School from 6 to 8 p.m. July 21 through 23 at the church. Children ages three years to fifth grade are invited to attend the “Miraculous Mission.” For more information, call the church office at 573-8618.

An Exposition in Rockwell City

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ROCKWELL CITY — Fatty McFatterson, a pig belonging to Mylie Schumacher, 11, of Lake City, had some serious objections to taking a bath Thursday afternoon at the Calhoun County Expo. It may have been the cold water, it may have been having to walk to the bath stall, it may just be that ...

From our files: July 12, 2019

From Our Files

10 Years ago: July 12, 2009 NEWS: Dr. Ed Miller and Olivia Telfer, 7, served as Honorary Survivors for the Webster County Relay for Life. SPORTS: The St. Edmond baseball team knocked off Clarion-Goldfield, 12-2, in a Class 2A post-season opener. 25 Years ago: July 12, 1994 NEWS: The ...

Tiger, tiger

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Tigers made their debut at the Webster County Fair this week, bringing Bengals Kyla, Aslan and Copa front and center where they did tricks for meat on a stick. For most locals, it’s an entertaining spectacle. But for Felicia Frisco, their trainer, it’s a family heritage. Based in ...

Three found dead in Bancroft home

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BANCROFT - Three people were found dead in a Bancroft home Friday morning, according to a press release from the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation. Officers with the Bancroft Police Department responded to 524 S. Morehouse St. in Bancroft, a short time after 8:13 a.m. when it was ...

Long run for a cause

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A group of people running across the country from San Francisco to Boston to raise money for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults stopped in Fort Dodge Thursday before continuing on their 49 day journey. Team Boston is one of six teams participating in the fundraiser. Its members had ...

DART adds new bus services

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Dodger Area Rapid Transit now offers Saturday morning bus service and shuttle service to the Fort Dodge Regional Airport. After several years, DART decided to bring back Saturday morning door-to-door transportation for dialysis patients, and others on demand as possible. Service on ...

Taking a trip to Narnia

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WEBSTER CITY — Audience members will have a chance to step through the wardrobe and visit the magical kingdom of Narnia as the Webster City Community Theatre’s summer production of “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” opens today. The play is based on a story from C.S. Lewis’ ...

Go and Do: July 12, 2019

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In Fort Dodge FORT DODGE — Angel Ride to Save the Tatas is SATURDAY at Amigos, 280 N. First St. Sign-up at 9 a.m. with the ride beginning at 11 a.m. Cost is $15 per person or $20 per person to ride the party bus. Motorcycles, cars, trucks and vans are welcome. There will be silent and live ...

A royal start

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Abby Chalstrom, 18, of Moorland, a member of the Son Rays 4-H Club, was sitting at a table among dozens of caged chickens, geese, turkeys and other feathered fowl in the poultry barn at the Webster County Fair Wednesday. On the table in front of her, an open bottle of bright pink nail ...