Tanner King guilty of murders

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NEVADA — After a change of venue and a grueling three-week trial, a Story County jury found Tanner King, of Fort Dodge, guilty of two counts of first-degree murder in the shooting of El Dominic and Marion Rhodes on Oct. 22, 2018. The wheels of justice turned slowly, but on Wednesday, they ...

Bank robbed in Lu Verne

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LU VERNE — A woman is dead and a suspect is in custody following a Wednesday morning bank robbery in Lu Verne, according to the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call at 8:40 a.m. about a possible shooting near a bank in the town of Lu Verne. ...

A Time for Angels to be held Sunday

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Gunderson Funeral Home and Cremation Services will host its 21st annual A Time for Angels service of remembrance on Sunday at St. Olaf Lutheran Church, 239 N. 11th St. The service will begin at 1:30 p.m. and is open to the public. The purpose of the service is to remember loved ones lost ...


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The Webster County Courthouse clock tower will have a different glow to it about a year from now. That’s because the clock tower will be refurbished starting next summer. And according to Mark Campbell, chairman of the Webster County Board of Supervisors, the tower will light up when ...

One dead following Lu Verne bank robbery

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LU VERNE – One person is dead following a Wednesday morning bank robbery in Lu Verne, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation reported. According to the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office, a call reporting a possible shooting in Lu Verne was received at approximately 8:40 a.m. The ...

Lu Verne shooting victim identified

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LU VERNE – The victim in a Wednesday morning bank robbery and shooting has been identified by the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office. Jessica Weishaar, 43, was an employee of Security State Bank. She was found by emergency personnel lying on the sidewalk in front of the bank, located at 102 ...

Funeral home to raise funds for Backpack Buddies

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The Backpack Buddies Program in the Fort Dodge schools aims to supplement students with nutrient-rich foods over the weekends to help combat hunger and food insecurity. Fort Dodge Noon Sertoma has been a supporter of the program for several years and will be co-hosting a fundraiser holiday ...

King is guilty of first-degree murder

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After nearly 14 hours of deliberation, a Story County jury has found Tanner King guilty of first-degree murder on two counts in the shooting of El Dominic and Marion Rhodes on Oct. 22, 2018. This is a developing story.

Jury deliberation continues in King murder trial

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NEVADA — “If we don’t reach a decision, what is our end time?” the jury asked the court just after deliberation resumed Tuesday morning. The 12-member jury, which met from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, will continue deliberating today to reach a verdict on the two first-degree murder ...

Honoring Henderson

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TJ Pingel has no doubt that in the process of losing his own life, the Rev. Al Henderson saved others. Henderson, a longtime pastor at St. Paul Lutheran Church, was killed after being attacked outside of that church on Oct. 2. And that day, Pingel, of Fort Dodge, planned to drop off his ...

News of record: Dec. 4, 2019

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Police Log FORT DODGE Wednesday A domestic was reported. Criminal mischief was reported in the 200 block of Country Club Court. Burglary in progress was reported in the 200 block of Avenue M West. Theft was reported via phone. Criminal mischief was reported in the 2700 block of ...

FDCF officer assaulted Sunday night

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A Fort Dodge Correctional Facility officer was assaulted by an inmate on Sunday night, according to the Iowa Department of Corrections. At approximately 10:15 p.m., an officer, who was not identified, responded to a cell where inmates had started a fire. When the officer entered the cell, ...

City condemns fire-damaged apartment building

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A fire-damaged apartment building in Fort Dodge that apparently has no electrical or gas service has been condemned by city officials, and the last remaining occupants were ordered to leave immediately. Orange signs declaring the property at 2809 10th Ave. N. unfit for human occupancy were ...

King’s double murder trial comes to a close

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NEVADA — “Murder is not pretty,” Assistant Attorney General Susan Krisko told the jury Monday as the courtroom’s blue-hued television displayed the bodies of El Dominic and Marion Rhodes on the state medical examiner’s stainless steel table. Day 12 brought Tanner King’s double ...

Jill Biden stumps in WC

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WEBSTER CITY — “As a professor of writing, I always tell my students that words matter,” Dr. Jill Biden told a group of potential voters at Mornin’ Glory Coffee on Monday afternoon. Biden, spouse of former Vice President of the United States Joe Biden, stopped in Webster City to ...

Humboldt man arrested on meth charges

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HUMBOLDT — A Humboldt man was arrested Monday and charged with dealing methamphetamine, according to the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department. Deputies reported that Michael Wurn, 31, of 105 Fifth St. N., was charged with possession with intent to deliver more than five grams of ...