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Finding her calling

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AMES — Page Kinney came to Iowa State University with the goal of making a difference at the school. Kinney, a 2017 graduate of St. Edmond, is currently in the midst of serving as the ISU Collegiate Panhellenic Council Vice President of Philanthropy and Community Service. Her term runs ...

FD native helps save 5-year-old from drowning

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CLIVE — “Ashley was definitely in the right place at the right time.” Barry Rosenberg, of Clive, has a very good reason to say that about Ashley (Hanrahan) Sunderman, a Fort Dodge native who now lives in Des Moines. She helped save his 5-year-old son, Bauer Rosenberg, from drowning ...

‘Very surprised and humbled’

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MANSON — When Gwen Ewing learned that she was going to be receiving the fourth annual Impact Award earlier this year, she was surprised. “I had no idea that that was going to be given,” she said. “This was the fourth year, but I had no idea that I would be nominated and ...

Knigge gets maximum 40-year sentence

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Mackenzie Knigge has been sentenced to a maximum 40-year prison sentence after admitting to being present when Jessica Gomez was put into a chokehold. Knigge pleaded guilty last month to attempted murder, aiding and abetting second-degree robbery and abuse of a human corpse. During her ...

Pedaling winners

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Brayden Pearce, 12, of Mason City, had himself a pretty good race Saturday afternoon during the third annual RocknRail1850 bike race in downtown Fort Dodge. He finished third in the 9-12 year-old division. “It was a really good race,” he said. “It came down to the ...

‘Fast, simple, easy’

Local Business

ALDI’s Fort Dodge grocery store, 2736 First Ave. S., is back with a redesigned look and a wider selection of food options for its customers. The store, which has been in Fort Dodge since 1993, underwent an extensive remodel in the spring. It was closed for six weeks as upgrades were made ...

From our files: July 7, 2019

From Our Files

10 Years ago: July 7, 2009 NEWS: The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors approved four bridge replacement projects in the county. SPORTS: St. Edmond beat Eagle Grove 10-0 in baseball, then lost 4-3. 25 Years ago: July 7, 1994 NEWS: Navy Seaman Recruit Scott H. Helgevold, a 1989 Eagle ...

A goal of ZERO

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There are a couple of numbers that are particularly disturbing to U.S. Navy veteran Tommy Zurhellen, of Poughkeepsie, New York. The first is 22. According to Zurhellen, 22 represents the number of U.S. military veterans who commit suicide every day. The second number is 40,387, which ...

Bank Iowa publishes children’s book

Local Business

DES MOINES — A children’s book that Bank Iowa promises is big on heart and humor published recently. Developed in conjunction with illustrator and artist Nathan T. Wright, “Eleanor Saves the Day,” is the bank’s gift to every parent who opens a Bank Iowa Young Savers account for ...

Special delivery

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LAKE VIEW — Beth Bobenmoyer, of Lake View, started Caring Farms because she wanted to help people in a time of need. Caring Farms is a nonprofit organization. Its mission is to prepare and deliver care packages for people who might be struggling for one reason or another. But almost ...

‘Flat Rats’ to gather

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The long, flat strip of ground along the east bank of the Des Moines River is remembered by many Fort Dodge residents as the former Sunkissed Meadows Golf Course. But before it was a golf course, it was a thriving neighborhood. Known as The Flats, it stretched between what residents called ...

Planting the seeds of conservation

Local Business

WEBSTER CITY — After seven weeks of meetings and online lessons, more than a dozen people earned the title of Iowa Master Conservationist on Wednesday at Briggs Woods Park near Webster City. Linda Cline, program coordinator and PROSPER team co-leader at Webster County Extension office in ...

FD council to consider help for Sears store owner

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The Fort Dodge City Council is expected to take a step toward providing some financial help for the potential demolition of the former Sears store at Crossroads Mall. During its meeting Monday, the council will consider placing the Sears site into the Center City and Industrial Park Urban ...

The dog days of summer

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Humans aren’t the only ones suffering from the heat this summer — man’s best friend is particularly susceptible to heat stroke, too. While humans can sweat to get some relief from the heat via evaporative cooling, their furry friends can’t. “Dogs don’t sweat, they pant,” said ...

From our files: July 6, 2019

From Our Files

10 Years ago: July 6, 2009 NEWS: Tristan Sitzmann and Tatum Lundberg were featured in Character Corner. SPORTS: Bishop Garrigan beat Hampton-Dumont 5-4 in baseball. 25 Years ago: July 6, 1994 NEWS: The North Central Regional Library System received a $10,000 Governmental Services ...

Movie premiere to be held at EG church on Friday

Religion Briefs

EAGLE GROVE — First Baptist Church of Eagle Grove will be premiering a movie called “The Follower” at 7 p.m. Friday at the church, 1210 S. Commercial, Eagle Grove. The movie is a light-hearted comedy with one central theme: “God doesn’t always call the qualified but most of the time ...

Fort Dodge Women’s Connection to meet on July 16

Religion Briefs

The Fort Dodge Women’s Connection will meet at 9:30 a.m. July 16 at Tea Thyme, 2021 Sixth Ave. S. Cost for the event is $10. The speaker is Diane Dassing from Crest Hill, Illinois. Her subject is “A Tale Without the Fairy.” Dassing shares her search for Prince Charming and the “fairy ...

What’s closed, open for RocknRail

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The route for today’s RocknRail race will take bicyclists around downtown Fort Dodge, from Central Avenue to Eighth Street, then to First Avenue North, Fourth Street, then back on Central Avenue, eventually ending between Sixth and Seventh streets. The following roads will be closed from ...