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Ice cream social Sunday in Boxholm

Religion Briefs

BOXHOLM — Trinity Lutheran Church, Boxholm, is holding an ice cream social from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the church. Beef burgers, chips, desserts, homemade ice cream and beverage will be served for a freewill donation. Takeouts will be available.

New to the collar, new to Fort Dodge

Local Religion

The Rev. Kristine Leaman, the new priest at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Fort Dodge, came to her calling later in life after serving in a completely different capacity. “I was a psychiatric nurse,” Leaman said. “Which I was for a million years, give or take.” Towards the end ...

State releases audit of Pocahontas County

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Auditor of State Rob Sand released an audit report on Pocahontas County for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. During that fiscal year, the county had $21,201,160 in tax revenue, which included $1,760,611 in tax credits from the state. The county forwarded $14,038,183 of that revenue to the cities, ...

Ventriloquist performance Aug. 17

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POCAHONTAS — Dennis Naughton will be doing his Denny and Benny ventriloquist performance at 2 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Rialto Theater in Pocahontas. There will be a freewill donation and the proceeds will go to SS. Peter and Paul Historic Corporation for upkeep of the church.

First female bishop of Western Iowa Synod to be installed

Local Religion

SIOUX CITY — Bishop Lorna H. Halaas, the first female bishop in the 31-year history of the Western Iowa Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, will be installed during a formal ceremony at 1:30 p.m. on Aug. 17 at First Lutheran Church, 3939 Cheyenne Blvd., Sioux ...

Fort Dodge Women’s Connection to meet

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The Fort Dodge Women’s Connection will meet at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 20 at Tea Thyme, 2021 Sixth Ave. S. Cost for the event is $10. Ilene Dirks from Sioux City will be the speaker. Her subject is “Change can happen in the blink of an eye. Learn how to cope when life changes quickly.” The ...

Aglow to meet Aug. 17

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Aglow will host Terri Krontz of Sioux City at 10 a.m. Aug. 17 at the Fort Dodge Public Library, 424 Central Ave. Krontz’s message is titled “Joy Unspeakable.” Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call Kelly at 570-2806.

Things are ducky at State Fair

Local News

DES MOINES — From visiting with the governor, the poultry show, fashion shows, Share the Fun, educational presentations, working exhibits and more, Webster County was well represented at the opening day of the Iowa State Fair. Royalty Samantha Alphs, reigning Webster County Fair queen, ...

News of Record: Aug. 9, 2019

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Police Log FORT DODGE Wednesday Criminal mischief was reported in the 2000 block of Fourth Avenue North. Two domestic calls were reported. Harassment was reported in the 1600 block of 10th Avenue North. A burglary in progress was reported in the 200 block of Avenue M West. Theft ...

Warren stumps on rural values

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As other candidates stump on policies, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the Massachusetts progressive, makes sure audiences know that her ideas are about values. “This is about building an America that works for everybody,” she told a crowd of 350 at Fort Frenzy Thursday evening. “It’s ...

Klobuchar meets with supporters in WC stop

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WEBSTER CITY — About 45 local residents gathered early Thursday morning at Mornin’ Glory Coffee Shop for a dose of caffeine and to meet the presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar. The Minnesota Democrat made a stop in Webster City as part of a 20-country tour through Iowa, ...

Paranormal researcher to present at library

Local News

This Saturday at 10 a.m., Fort Dodge can preview the world of the paranormal with ghosts, monsters and UFOs. Paranormal researcher Chad Lewis will present his strangest cases at the Fort Dodge Public Library and let you decide for yourself what’s real and more than normal. “This is ...

Crime Stoppers offers reward in shooting case

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Webster County Crime Stoppers is offering a new reward for information leading to the identification and apprehension of the shooter involved in last Saturday’s incident that injured a 16-year-old boy. Crime Stoppers is offering $500 for information on the incident in the 1800 block of ...

Three hurt in crash at uncontrolled intersection

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WOOLSTOCK — Three people were hurt when two vehicles collided at an uncontrolled intersection Wednesday afternoon, according to Iowa State Patrol crash reports. The crash was reported at 3:05 p.m. Tiffany Negless, 27, of Clarion, was driving her car southbound on Keokuk Avenue. Kayne ...

Go and Do: Aug. 9, 2019

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Around the area WEBSTER CITY — The Kendall Young Library, Webster City, will present the movie “Lego Movie 2” from 10:30 a.m. to noon SATURDAY at the library. DAYTON — Dayton Wranglers Match of the Broncs Series 2019 is 7 p.m. SATURDAY and 2 p.m. SUNDAY at the Dayton Rodeo Grounds. ...

Elvis is on the field

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The medley the Fort Dodge Senior High marching band will be playing and marching to this year should have a familiar ring for the older members in the audience. Some of the students playing it, maybe not so much. “It’s all Elvis,” Band Director Al Paulson said Wednesday while the 140 ...

Parts of two Webster County roads being repaved

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Sections of two Webster County roads north of Fort Dodge are being repaved. Those roads are: • P56 from the Fort Dodge city limits to C56. • C56 between P56 and U.S. Highway 169. The work is expected to take six weeks, according to the Webster County Engineer’s Office. Traffic ...