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News of Record: July 31, 2020

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Police Log FORT DODGE Wednesday A suspicious vehicle was reported in the 3500 block of Fifth Avenue South. A person with a weapon was reported in the 1800 block of First Avenue North. Criminal mischief was reported near Fourth Avenue Northwest and First Street Northwest. A ...

Supervisors mull solar panel ordinance concerns

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With eyes on one of the first counties in Iowa to pass two ordinances allowing more widespread use of solar panels in agricultural zones, Webster County Supervisors tended to some concerns at a Thursday workshop before the law’s third reading next week. Concerns from Supervisor Bob Thode ...

Coin shortage has little impact in Fort Dodge

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While the United States has faced a nationwide coin shortage in recent weeks, the Fort Dodge area seems to have not felt the effects of it much. A handful of local businesses have displayed signs politely asking customers to pay with exact change, but a couple local banks say they ...

Go and Do: July 31, 2020

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Around the area WEBSTER CITY — Kendall Young Library, Webster City, is holding Summer Reading Dress Up Day from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. TODAY. Today is Twin Day. Come to the front of the library to show your outfit and get a small prize. HARCOURT — There will be a ...

Something fishy

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DUNCOMBE — The installation of a fish barrier at Brushy Creek State Recreation Area is going swimmingly. The new concrete and fence apparatus at Brushy Creek Lake’s spillover, sponsored by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and constructed this week, will prevent significant ...

Human trafficking awareness event is today

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Walk to Speak Up! National Human Trafficking Awareness Day is 5:30 p.m. today at the northeast corner of the Crossroads Mall, across from Target, HyVee and Aldi. This family event is to bring awareness of human trafficking. Those participating are asked to wear blue and appropriate signs are ...

Third FD inmate dies from COVID-19

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A third inmate with COVID-19 at the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility passed away Monday, according to an Iowa Department of Corrections news release. Timothy Louis McGhee Jr., 48, died due to complications related to COVID-19 Monday evening at the University of Iowa Hospital. McGhee had ...

Intersection closure announced

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Weather permitting, beginning Thursday, until work is completed, the intersection of 14th Avenue North and Williams Drive will be reduced to one lane of traffic at times while work is being performed for concrete patching repairs. Detours will be posted. Please use alternate routes if possible.

‘Come home to the Sac County Fair’

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SAC CITY — A chainsaw artist, magicians, clowns, and face painting are just some of the daily activities that are a part of a large celebration for this year’s Sac County Fair. “Come home to the Sac County Fair” is the theme for this year’s fair and it will go down in history as ...

Governor’s proclamation affects tax, license deadlines

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Gov. Kim Reynolds’ emergency disaster proclamation, signed on July 24, impacts several services provided by the Webster County Treasurer’s office and relevant deadlines, according to Treasurer Brenda Angstrom. The proclamation has extended the deadline for property taxes that were due in ...

Census takers to start visiting Fort Dodge homes

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It comes around once a decade and its impact is felt over the following 10 years. It’s the U.S. Census, the constitutional mandate to count each and every person in the United States that determines things like congressional representation and federal funding. Households have been ...

Bike accident victim dies

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The victim of a car-vs.-bicycle collision on July 22 has died as a result of his injuries, the Iowa State Patrol confirmed on Wednesday. Rick Collum, 63, of Fort Dodge, was injured in the early morning hours of July 22 when he was riding his bicycle on the sidewalk along Kenyon Road and ...

News of Record: July 30, 2020

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Police Log FORT DODGE Tuesday Two domestic calls were reported. Harassment was reported in the 3100 block of Ninth Avenue South. Criminal mischief was reported in the 1600 block of Third Avenue South. A suspicious vehicle was reported near South 17th Street and 12th Avenue ...

Changes coming soon

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The former JC Penney and Younkers stores at Crossorads Mall will be knocked down soon as a transformation of the property begins in earnest. Construction of two new roads through the mall site is expected to begin late this year. Additionally, construction of a new tire store close to ...

News of Record: July 29, 2020

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Police Log FORT DODGE Tuesday Two domestic calls were reported. Harassment was reported in the 500 block of Fifth Avenue North. A fight was reported in the 500 block of Fifth Avenue North. A suspicious vehicle was reported in the 100 block of Avenue E. Harassment was reported in the 2000 ...

Judge sets Pendleton murder trial venue

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Scott County has been selected as the venue for the murder trial of the man accused of killing the Rev. Al Henderson in October. Joshua Pendleton, 37, will go to trial for first-degree murder and first-degree robbery in Davenport at a date to be determined. Given the backlog of cases in ...

Prairie Rivers Trail Ride enters 2nd year

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What started as an event to honor a young man with a rare condition has turned into an annual event that continues to honor Fort Dodgers who left this earth too soon. The second annual Prairie Rivers Trail Ride, not stifled by the wave of cancelations that nixed most events this year during ...

‘Little GTO, you’re really lookin’ fine’

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FARNHAMVILLE — Those lyrics from the song “GTO” by Ronny and the Daytonas seem to perfectly describe Reggie Kopecky’s 1967 Pontiac GTO. Kopecky, with the help of Dean Fowler, owner of Dean’s Rods and Restorations of Fort Dodge, among others, were a part of rebuilding the GTO ...