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Jobs, school and seaweed soup

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MANSON — Andy Fritz, human resources recruiter for CJ Bio America, had his work cut out for him during the annual Career and College Night at Manson Northwest Webster High School. Telling students and members of the community about the careers and education requirements for them at the ...

News of Record: Jan. 16, 2020

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Magistrate Court WEBSTER COUNTY Wednesday Driving under suspension — Micah Isaac Aden, 19, Humboldt, $397.50; Anthony Michael Lawson, 49, 328 Ave. E, $397.50; Akasha Blanshay Lambert, 17, 916 13th St. SW, $397.50. Reckless driving — Akasha Blanshay Lambert, 17, 916 13th St. SW, ...

Changing perceptions

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HUMBOLDT — Sometimes students — especially the younger ones — get scared when they see Officer Susan Rutz show up at their school wearing her badge and duty belt. “I’ve had a few students who have had that terrifying look when they saw me in school for the first time,” said ...

School closings for Jan. 17, 2020

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The following area schools have announced weather-related closings: Algona public and parochial schools and Lu Verne schools Clarion-Goldfield-Dows Eagle Grove Fort Dodge public and parochial schools Gilmore City-Bradgate Laurens-Marathon Manson Northwest Webster Pocahontas ...

Reynolds seeks sales tax hike

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Local legislators representing Fort Dodge and the surrounding area are excited by a number of priorities Gov. Kim Reynolds outlined in her Condition of the State speech Tuesday morning. Among them are millions more for flood relief; a sales tax increase to accommodate mental health funding, ...

Farrell donates $4,500 to Serving Our Servants

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Heather Farrell, who started a fundraiser for the late Rev. Al Henderson, recently donated the proceeds to Serving Our Servants. Farrell, of Fort Dodge, and Optic Ink sold T-shirts in honor of Henderson until they sold out. Farrell was able to donate about $4,500 to SOS, a group that supports ...

ICCC board OKs salary freeze

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The Iowa Central Community College Board of Directors voted to approve a salary freeze for the college’s administrators and president on Tuesday night. “Tonight, we’re asking the board to approve a freeze for the administrative salaries for the 2020-2021 year,” Iowa Central President ...

Washington endorses Tom Steyer for president

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Presidential candidate Tom Steyer has been endorsed by Fort Dodge NAACP President and 4th District Affirmative Action Chair Sherry Washington. Washington has the president’s role in the prospective Fort Dodge NAACP chapter that is in the process of being established. She is also a member ...

Supervisors accept compensation board recommendations

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Webster County supervisors accepted compensation board recommendations giving a raise to elected officials, approved departmental appropriations and accepted bids for remodeling the county recorder’s office. The Board of Compensation recommended earlier this month a 3% raise across the ...

Fort Dodge council commits to mall project

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The Fort Dodge City Council on Monday committed to providing up to $18.2 million to a project that will result in the Crossroads Mall being demolished and replaced with a series of retail buildings, office space and a hotel. With no debate, the council voted to approve a development ...

Water from melted pipe douses house fire

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Water spraying from a melted pipe put out a fire in the basement of a Fort Dodge house Monday morning. The fire at 221 N. 13th St. was reported at 8:57 a.m. ‘‘When we got there, the fire had been extinguished by the pipe spraying water,’’ Fire Chief Steve Hergenreter said. ...

News of Record: Jan. 14, 2020

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Magistrate Court WEBSTER COUNTY Saturday Driving under suspension — Jon King, no age given, no address given, $397.50. Possession of a controlled substance — Kyle Vanvalkenburg, no age given, no address given, preliminary hearing set for Jan. 22; Shanda Roper, no age given, no address ...

Maehl promoted to new Fort Dodge city post

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The assistant director of parks, recreation and forestry in Fort Dodge has been promoted to a newly created position in which in he will tackle a wider variety of projects and programs. Ryan Maehl was approved as the new assistant to the city manager by the City Council Monday night. In the ...

Fort Dodge council approves demolitions, truck purchases

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Two more abandoned houses will have a date with a wrecking crew as a result of Fort Dodge City Council action Monday. The houses at 165 N. Fifth St. and 175 N. Fifth St. were previously acquired by the city government via the state’s abandoned buildings law. On Monday, the council hired ...

‘64 years late’

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More than six decades after leaving school and enlisting in the U.S. Navy, Thomas Filloon received an honorary diploma from the Fort Dodge Community School District Board of Education on Monday night. Filloon would have graduated with the Fort Dodge Senior High class of 1956, but instead ...

Plea setting hearing set for juvenile in October shooting

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A hearing to accept a guilty plea has been set for the 17-year-old charged in the October robbery of a man shot to death near Tom Thumb. Tate Martinson, of Fort Dodge, was charged with first-degree robbery, a Class B felony, in what police say was a drug deal gone wrong with Mohammed ...