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Eagle Grove man sentenced to 10 years for meth

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SIOUX CITY — A second Eagle Grove man has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison on charges stemming from a meth trafficking ring in Webster and Wright counties. Cory Schultz, 38, pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and two counts ...

Scammers target vaccine recipients

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People who get a COVID-19 vaccine and then receive a bill shouldn’t pay it, according to the Webster County Health Department. The vaccine,which is provided by the federal government, is free, according to Kari Prescott, the department’s director. Those who receive the vaccine should ...

‘A dynamic area’

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A riverfront park at the west end of Central Avenue would be a key feature in a neighborhood that is a prime location for recreation, residences and even some industries, according to planners. The area has been labeled the Central River District. It is between the Des Moines River and the ...

Gas line broken in FD

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A natural gas line was broken in Fort Dodge late Monday morning, but no evacuations were necessary. The incident was reported at 11:27 a.m. in the 400 block of North 18th Street. Fire Department Lt. Jon Schreck said an excavation crew hit what appeared to be a 2-inch diameter gas ...

News of record: April 13, 2021

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Police log FORT DODGE Friday Loud music was reported near Sixth Avenue North and North Ninth Street. A loud party was reported near 11th Avenue North and North 13th Street. A suspicious person was reported in the 100 block of North 14th Street. A burglary in progress was reported in ...

Broadband planning advances

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Fort Dodge voters may be asked this fall if they want a separate board to oversee a planned municipal broadband utility. A referendum on establishing such a board may be the next highly visible step toward creating the utility, which could begin serving its first customers in March ...

Murder charges dismissed against Jones

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One of the men who had been charged in a June 2020 double-homicide in Fort Dodge saw his murder charges dismissed on Monday. Darrell L. Jones, 23, of Fort Dodge, was facing two counts of second-degree murder (a Class B felony) and one count of felon in possession of a firearm (a Class D ...

Bodady attempted murder trial suspended

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The attempted murder trial for a Fort Dodge man accused of stabbing a 71-year-old woman in October 2020 has been suspended pending the results of a competency evaluation. Reino Valentino Bodady, 37, was set to go to trial today in Webster County District Court. He was charged with ...

FD school board OKs change order

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The renovation of the former Arey building is going to cost the Fort Dodge Community School District nearly $100,000 more to complete. The Board of Education approved a change order for the Early Childhood Center project in the amount of $98,705.53 on Monday night. The change order ...

Eagle Grove man sentenced to more than 7 years

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SIOUX CITY — An Eagle Grove man will spend more than seven years in federal prison for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine in the Wright and Webster county areas. James Calvert, 44, pleaded guilty in November to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and two counts of ...

Co-op proposal headed to member vote

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WEST BEND — MaxYield Cooperative’s board of directors recently announced that the merger proposal between MaxYield and NEW Cooperative, Inc., headquartered in Fort Dodge, will proceed to a member vote in June. Howard Haas, chairman of MaxYield’s board, said that directors of MaxYield ...

Wednesday’s vaccine clinic canceled in FD

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The COVID-19 vaccine clinic scheduled for Wednesday in Fort Dodge has been canceled. The Webster County Health Department has canceled the clinic, at which the Johnson & Johnson vaccine was to be administered, after receiving information from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and ...

Wednesday vaccine clinic canceled in FD

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The COVID-19 vaccine clinic scheduled for Wednesday in Fort Dodge has been canceled. The Webster County Health Department has canceled the clinic, at which the Johnson & Johnson vaccine was to be administered, after receiving information from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and ...

Opportunities in agriculture

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Joel Lambert, of Dayton, said the Professional Agricultural Students program at Iowa Central Community College has led him to discover a new path in farming. “If it wasn’t for Iowa Central, I wouldn’t have gone toward precision,” Lambert said during the annual PAS banquet Saturday ...

Water to be shut off on Ninth Avenue SW

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Weather permitting, beginning on Tuesday morning at 9 a.m. and lasting until work is completed — city crews will be shutting off the water on Ninth Avenue Southwest between Mason Memorial Park Drive and the 11th Street Southwest intersection, so S.M. Hentgs Construction Company can remove an ...

FD council to get broadband update

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A proposed broadband utility and plans for the downtown area near the Des Moines River will be considered by the Fort Dodge City Council this evening. The council will have a workshop beginning at 5 p.m. During that session, the elected officials will receive the latest data on the planned ...

Johnson & Johnson clinic is Wednesday

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Webster County Health Department will host a one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccination clinic on Wednesday, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Crossroads Mall in Fort Dodge. The vaccination clinic is for anyone age 18 or older. Approximately 300 appointment slots are available. All appointment slots ...

Story time

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Kindergartners in Cooper Elementary School gathered in small groups Friday afternoon to hear stories read to them by the people who wrote them. But the authors were not grown-ups. They were fourth graders — big kids that the kindergartners might see in their school every day. Eight ...