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Man arrested for robbery after shooting

Local News

A man has been taken into custody for first-degree robbery after the Webster County Sheriff's Office responded to a man suffering from a gunshot wound in the Coleman District Monday morning. Tyler Rosburg, 29, was arrested following a chase after the call at about 8 a.m. He has been charged ...

What Seniors Are Saying

Education

1. What programs and activities do you participate in? Some of the activities that I have taken part in throughout my high school career have been club and high school soccer, as well as being as involved as I can in anything that has to do with photography. 2. What academic accomplishment ...

4 people injured in Carroll County collision Saturday

Local News

A Fort Dodge man was transported to the Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines on Saturday after a two-car collision in rural Carroll County that left four people injured. According to a crash report from the Iowa State Patrol, Tyler Mattingly, 26, of Fort Dodge, was driving a 2008 Dodge ...

Club Roundup — Week of Jan. 4

News Brief

Sororities P.E.O., Chapter IM: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Merrily Dixon home. Support groups Alcohol dependency Codependency Anonymous: 6 p.m. Saturday, Grace Lutheran Church, 211 S. Ninth St. Families and parenting DivorceCare: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Grace Lutheran Church, 211 S. Ninth ...

Manson gas spill remains under investigation

Local News

MANSON — An investigation is underway after 154 gallons of gas was spilled out of a pump at a convenience store in Manson on Friday night, according to Gerald Frick, Manson police chief. The spill was reported at about 6 p.m. at Cubby’s, 1302 First Ave. N. Responding firefighters ...

Returning home

Local News

Editor's note: This feature first ran in a special publication called Hometown Pride, published June 30, 2020, featuring people and organziations from Fort Dodge and the surrounding area who are making a difference in their communities. ROCKWELL CITY — Nathan Gentry isn’t just a ...

First Day Hike

Local News

LEHIGH — Though large groups couldn’t gather to hike together with a guide at Brushy Creek State Recreation Area like previous years, tried and true local hikers didn’t let it keep them from enjoying the first day of 2021. This year, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources invited ...

Cooper’s big break

Local Business

Dan Dix, general manager of NEW Cooperative, admittedly wasn’t sure what the name of the little town off in the distance was when he eyed an existing Morton shed along Iowa Highway 4 as the place from which to stake a claim on the local anhydrous ammonia market. The town was Cooper (pop. ...

Mediacom commits $100,000 to combat hunger

Business Briefs

WEST DES MOINES – Mediacom Communications has announced that on behalf of its employees, the company is contributing $100,000 to a network of community food banks to help families in need of food assistance. The cash donations will be made directly to organizations connected to the ...

Oh, baby!

Local News

A Humboldt couple welcomed their first child on New Year’s Day. Hazel Carol Ann Suntken was born to Erin and Zach Suntken at 1:10 p.m. Friday, measuring 19 inches long and weighing 6 pounds, 15 ounces. The couple came in for delivery on New Year’s Eve, though they said Hazel was a ...

Citizen on patrol

Local News

After 32 years of law enforcement service, former Chief Deputy Rod Strait didn’t pride himself on being an extraordinary hero, but rather an ordinary “citizen on patrol” — a cop. But reflecting after nearly 33 years spent at the Webster County Law Enforcement Center, his retirement ...

Agriculture: a year in review

Local News

Trade, coronavirus, derecho and drought — those events will definitely bring the year 2020 into the history books. “When we look back, we will all remember the year 2020, but it is one of the few years that farmers will be able to say, ‘hey you know what? We actually had a better year ...

Shevelia to perform in Triton Jazz Festival

Local News

Shevelia will be the headline act of the Thursday night concert of the 2021 Triton Jazz Festival Though high school bands will not be able to perform on the Decker Auditorium stage this year, Iowa Central Community College is offering them all a virtual option to gain an educational ...

She was the match

Local News

Tonya Peltz gave the ultimate Christmas gift this year, and it was one she’d hoped to give for the past three years — the gift of life. The Coalville mother of six flew to Washington, D.C., just three days before Christmas to donate bone marrow to a complete stranger. Peltz has been ...

News of Record: Jan. 1, 2021

News of record

Magistrate Court WEBSTER COUNTY Thursday Trespassing, first offense — Zachary Nelson, 43, 417 10th Ave. N., continued to Jan. 21. Failure to appear — Wendy Leadley, 37, 213 K St., preliminary hearing set for Jan. 20. Violation of no contact order — Christina Clemmer, 26, 510 S. ...

Since November, 47 dead from COVID in Webster County

Local News

As 2020 came to a close Thursday, Webster County celebrated a new year with at least 64 fewer residents, all lost to COVID-19. The death increases over the last week have kept almost the same pace with the rate of increases through most of November and December. Since Nov. 6 alone, 47 ...