Otho United Methodist Church soup supper Jan. 25

Religion Briefs

OTHO — Otho United Methodist Church will holding its annual soup supper from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Jan. 25 at the church. Chili, chicken noodle, vegetable beef, cheesy potato soups, relish, bars and drink will be served for a freewill offering. The event was rescheduled due to winter weather.

Clock tower bid comes in over estimate

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Webster County Supervisors received one bid Friday for the county courthouse’s clock tower restoration project, which came in substantially above previous cost estimates. Neumann Brothers Inc., of Des Moines, submitted a project base bid for $6.19 million. One alternate option in the bid ...

By a single bright light

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The students attending the annual Dodger Academy Read By Flashlight Thursday afternoon had their choice of three different levels of illumination. There was the library with dimmed lights, the cafeteria with bright lights and the gym, completely dark. One of those, with a nod to a ...

News of Record: Jan. 17, 2020

News of record

Police Log FORT DODGE Wednesday A burglary was reported in the 3100 block of 10th Avenue South. One domestic call was reported. Trespassing was reported in the 10 block of North 11th Street. A burglary was reported in the 600 block of North 10th Street. Magistrate Court WEBSTER ...

Winter storm to hit Central Iowa today

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Much of Iowa will be hit with its first major winter storm of the season today and tomorrow. The National Weather Service in Des Moines has issued a winter storm warning to go into effect at 9 a.m. today and will run until at least 6 p.m. Saturday. The NWS predicts up to 6 inches of snow in ...

Eagle Grove calls special election for vacancy

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EAGLE GROVE — Eagle Grove City Council has given the OK to move forward in a special election to fill Ward 3’s seat after its winner refused. The seat previously held by Denny Vandewater, who served on City Council for two terms since 2012, was won by Gary Lalor Jr., who did not want the ...

Go and Do: Jan. 17, 2020

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In Fort Dodge FORT DODGE — Webster County Fair Committee presents Dueling Pianos of Andy Anderson and Mike Leeds SATURDAY at the Webster County Fairgrounds, 22770 Old Highway 169. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Showtime is 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. An hors d’oeuvres buffet will be served from 6:30 to 9 ...

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 ...