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Toys to be sold at Lutheran Church garage sale

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CALLENDER — Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church is holding a Garage Sale from 4 to 7 p.m. on Nov. 6, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 7. Use west door. Masks are required and available. No luncheon. Good selection of toys.

Prison inmate dies unexpectedly

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A Fort Dodge Correctional Facility inmate died unexpectedly Thursday night after a medical emergency, according to a news release from the Iowa Department of Corrections. James Glen Merical, 47, was pronounced dead at 10:18 p.m. at UnityPoint Health — Trinity Regional Medical Center. DOC ...

Moving on up

Local Business

Golf Central, where golf season never ends, has a new location not far from its old one. The Fort Dodge business recently moved from the first floor of the Boston Center, 809 Central Ave., to the second floor. “We went from about 4,000 square feet of usable space downstairs and we ...

News of Record: Oct. 24, 2020

News of record

Police Log FORT DODGE Wednesday A burglary was reported in the 600 block of North 22nd Street. A burglary in progress was reported in the 800 block of Avenue C. Assault was reported in the 900 block of Central Avenue. Harassment was reported in the 900 block of Central ...

Family makes old farmhouse their own

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DAYTON — While enjoying Christmas lights on a rural farm near Dayton on a date several years ago, a young couple admired the farm they were touring. At that time, they never imagined they would be living there, raising a family. Fast forward to 2016, when an opportunity arose for Gabe ...

FD man charged with attempted murder

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A Fort Dodge man is charged with attempted murder after allegedly cutting and stabbing a 71-year-old victim with a knife early Saturday morning, according to the Fort Dodge Police Department. Reino Bodady, 37, of Fort Dodge, is charged attempted murder, a class B felony. Officers were called ...

Humboldt church offers chicken dinner

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HUMBOLDT – St. Mary Church in Humboldt will hold a chicken dinner on Nov. 1. It will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The menu is broasted chicken, corn, mashed potatoes, apple sauce, roll and pie. Dinners will be available by drive-up and carry-out only. Price is $10 for ...

If it snows, parking prohibition may be in effect

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Current weather forecasts indicate accumulations of 2 or more inches of snow possible on Sunday. If estimated snowfall totals hold, the city’s snow removal ordinance will go into effect. The city’s snow removal ordinance states that a parking prohibition will automatically go into effect ...

Gateway to Discovery to hold drive-thru fundraiser

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Gateway to Discovery’s sweets fundraiser is making changes this year as it adapts to pandemic challenges. This year’s fundraiser, a Sweet Treat Drive Thru, will be held at Hope Sweet Hope Studios, 1900 Fifth Ave. S. For $20, patrons will receive a box full of sweet, handmade treats ...

Trunk-or-Treat set for Sunday

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Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1436 21st Ave. N., will hold Trunk-or-Treat Sunday. The festivities will begin at 3 p.m. with a pumpkin decorating contest. Participants are asked to bring their own pumpkins. The actual Trunk-or-Treat will begin at 5 p.m. There will also be a cookie ...

MIDAS offers small business loans

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The MIDAS Council of Governments announced that as a result of federal COVID-19 relief funding, it has received additional revolving loan fund money available to small business owners. The money is to be used to assist small businesses with buying real estate, machinery, equipment and ...

Robber in shooting gets 25 years

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A robber in a drug deal gone wrong that left a man dead last October was sentenced to prison for a term potentially longer than he’s been alive. Tate Martinson, the juvenile who pleaded guilty to the first-degree robbery that preceded the October 2019 shooting in the 1400 block of A ...

Webster County admitted to new mental health region

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Webster County was admitted to a new mental health and disability service region Wednesday, a move facilitated by new legislation allowing the county to divorce from County Social Services after years of irreconciled tension. Webster County will join Central Iowa Community Services, currently ...

Jacy strong

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LAKE CITY — Why are there green mailboxes located around Calhoun County? Take a look at the name and 4-H logo on the boxes, and the answer becomes clear. “The boxes are in honor of Jacy McAlexander,” said Tiffany Blair, Calhoun County youth coordinator with Iowa State University ...

Two suffer lacerations during brawl at Amigos

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Fort Dodge police are investigating after a brawl unfolded at Amigos early Thursday morning, resulting in two people suffering laceration injuries. Police were called to Amigos, 280 N. First St., at 1:21 a.m. for a report of a fight involving a large number of people fighting inside the ...

Police investigate shots fired

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A small child was riding a scooter in the same area and at about the same time when shots were fired at a vehicle on Wednesday, according to the Fort Dodge Police Department. Fortunately, no injuries were reported, according to police. Police were initially called to the area of the 2100 ...

Go and Do: Oct. 23, 2020

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Around the area LEHIGH — The Lehigh United Methodist Church is holding a Lord’s Portion Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. SATURDAY at the church. The menu is scalloped potatoes with ham, coleslaw or broccoli salad, fresh baked dinner roll and pie. Tickets are $8 per meal with children under 5 free. ...