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‘A TRUE CALLING’

Local News

A local member of the Iowa State Patrol assumed a new role Nov. 2 after 31 years of service in law enforcement. Capt. Mark Miller, of Fort Dodge, got another promotion after serving as a lieutenant for four years. The son of a Sioux City policeman and brother of an officer in Sioux ...

Part of S. 17th St. will be closed

News Brief

South 17th Street between First and Second avenues south will be closed beginning Monday, according to the Fort Dodge city engineering staff. That section of street will be closed for about one week. Local traffic will have access.

Hand crafted for the holidays

Local Business

Handcrafters prepare unique and personalized items. Some do it as their full-time job, for others it is their side hustle. Regardless, local support of their businesses could make for some fun gift giving and even better gift receiving. Farm Gal Soaps HARDY — Farm Gal Soaps features ...

FD man faces weapons charges

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A Fort Dodge man has been arrested after displaying a firearm at Brass Monkey Lounge, according to the Fort Dodge Police Department. Tavin R. Daudinot, 29, is charged with two counts of possession of a firearm by a felon, a class D felony; going armed with intent, a class D felony; and ...

Who’s got turkey in FD?

Local News

While two traditional meals typically offered to the community during Thanksgiving have been canceled, efforts from new groups to provide food for the holiday are in the works. A surge of COVID-19 infections in Fort Dodge and Webster County in recent days has put the pause on ...

‘The curve’ is en route

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Eight months after officials started telling Iowans to flatten the curve of coronavirus infections to avoid overwhelming health care resources, Webster County saw a record increase in new COVID-19 cases this week. At least 400 new positive cases arrived in a viral tsunami over the last six ...

News of record: Nov. 14, 2020

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Magistrate Court WEBSTER COUNTY Friday Possession of controlled substance, third offense — Quentin Rogers, 24, Forest City, preliminary hearing waived. Interference with official acts — Quentin Rogers, 24, Forest City, continued 180 days. Public intoxication — Quentin Rogers, ...

News of Record: Nov. 13, 2020

News of record

Magistrate Court WEBSTER COUNTY Thursday Third-degree burglary, two counts — Lane Bork, 47, Webster City, preliminary hearing set for Nov. 20. Fifth-degree criminal mischief, two counts — Lane Bork, 47, Webster City, continued 180 days. Violation of parole — Jose Ramirez, 21, ...

‘A vision for the future’

Local News

Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs was looking for someone to take the school to a new level when it searched for its next college president over the last five months. After receiving 77 applications and narrowing the search down to three candidates, the Iowa Western Board of ...

FD man faces weapons charges

Local News

A Fort Dodge man has been arrested after displaying a firearm at Brass Monkey Lounge, according to the Fort Dodge Police Department. Tavin R. Daudinot, 29, is charged with two counts of possession of a firearm by a felon, a class D felony; going armed with intent, a class D felony; and ...

Chief judge successor named for 2nd Judicial District

Local News

Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Susan Christensen named District Court Judge James M. Drew, of Hampton, as the next chief judge for Fort Dodge’s 2nd Judicial District on Thursday. Drew will succeed Chief Judge Kurt Wilke as he retires on Dec. 31 and will start in his new role on Jan. 1. ...

Local business hosting Thanksgiving meal drive

Local News

Stores may look like a winter wonderland and Christmas jingles may be filling TV commercials already, but one local business is hoping to bring more attention to the holiday to be thankful and to encourage community members to help out their friends and neighbors who may be struggling this ...

Go and Do: Nov. 13, 2020

Local News

In Fort Dodge FORT DODGE — Community Health Center of Fort Dodge is holding a Virtual “Mask”erade Fundraiser TODAY on its Facebook page. There is an online auction, raffle and photo contest. Auction items may be viewed in person at Shimkat Motor Co., 3126 Fifth Ave. S. Raffle tickets ...

A salute to their service

Local News

As Fort Dodge Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1856 honored the Webster County veterans who passed away over the last year, it also honored a World War II veteran who still lives to tell his story. In honor of Veterans Day, the names of 75 veterans who died between May 2019 and May 2020 were ...

ICCC looks to ‘finish strong’ this semester

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Iowa Central Community College has seen an increase in COVID-19 cases on campus over the past week, but not enough that college President Dan Kinney thinks classes need to go virtual at this time. “We are continuing to monitor what is happening and will continue to make changes to our ...

War over the Warden

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The firm tasked with developing the Warden Plaza almost four years ago is in a legal battle with the city to retain ownership of the property. KDG, of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, has filed a complaint with the U.S. District Court Northern District of Iowa requesting a jury trial. KDG ...