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Good Shepherd to host Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show

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Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1436 21st Ave. N., is holding a Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the church. There will be free hot dogs, chips, water and lemonade. Homemade ice cream will be served for a small price. A freewill offering will be taken with all ...

FD residents attend Lutheran missionary convention

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Fort Dodge residents Mary Rosburg, Susan Macek and Ann McBride attended the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League convention from June 20 to June 23 in Mobile, Alabama. Rosburg served as a delegate to the convention. They were among 3,104 people at the gathering. The delegates adopted a ...

A bright day for a parade

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It didn’t rain on anybody’s parade in Gowrie during Independence Day Thursday, despite some weather forecasts calling for it. Instead, parade-goers and those in it were treated to a sunny, warm day, filled with floats, family, friends, food and fireworks. The sun was good news for ...

Go and Do: July 5, 2019

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In Fort Dodge FORT DODGE — Fort Dodge Federated Garden Club 18th annual Garden Tour, “Twilight Tour,” is 4 to 8 p.m. TODAY, rain or shine. Tickets may be purchased at 1167 Fox Ridge Drive. Tickets are $10 for adults with children ages 14 years and under free with a parent. FORT DODGE ...

From our files: July 5, 2019

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10 Years ago: July 5, 2009 NEWS: Kurt Stoebe was elected secretary-treasurer of the Iowa Judges Association for the 2009-2010 year. SPORTS: St. Edmond senior Joey Flattery was highlighted in The Messenger’s Timeout With feature. 25 Years ago: July 5, 1994 NEWS: The Kiwanis Kavaliers, ...

Humboldt project approved

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HUMBOLDT — Despite hesitation, the Humboldt City Council approved the 2019-20 Downtown Revitalization Project, which includes removal of all trees, improvement of storefronts, replacing a stop light with stop signs and converting all lighting to decorative street lamps. With a 3-1 vote ...

Safety first

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As area residents prepare to celebrate America’s independence this week, local officials are reminding people to do so in a way in which everybody stays safe. When it comes to fireworks, Fort Dodge Police Capt. Ryan Gruenberg said there’s a lot that can be done to make sure they are ...

News of Record: July 4, 2019

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Police Log FORT DODGE Tuesday A runaway was reported in the 1400 block of Seventh Avenue North. A runaway was reported in the 200 block of Avenue M West. A theft was reported in the 2200 block of Second Avenue North. A theft was reported in the 700 block of First Avenue ...

State auditor: Webster City Chamber of Commerce money misspent

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WEBSTER CITY — More than $239,000 in Webster City Chamber of Commerce money was mishandled over five years, apparently by an employee whose actions went routinely unchecked, according to a report released Wednesday by Auditor of State Rob Sand. The report covered the period of Oct. 1, 2013 ...

Grassley talks rural health care during Lake City Visit

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LAKE CITY — Rural hospitals across the nation have been closing their doors more frequently and at higher rates than urban facilities in recent years, but Stewart Memorial Community Hospital (SMCH) in Lake City is bucking the trend. U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley learned about SMCH’s new $30 ...

Missing Emmetsburg man found dead in submerged vehicle

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EMMETSBURG — An Emmetsburg man who was reported missing almost two weeks ago was found dead in a submerged vehicle in an incident that investigators are saying is not suspicious. Colton Johnson, 19, was reported missing in the early morning hours of June 22. Emmetsburg Police Chief Ryan ...

Cut cable knocks out Mediacom services

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A severed fiber optic cable knocked out phone, television and internet service to between 5,000 and 10,000 Mediacom Communications customers in the Fort Dodge area for several hours Wednesday. The service interruption started at about 11:05 a.m. Service was fully restored to most customers ...

It’s a no go, for now

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ROCKWELL CITY — A planned fire station in Twin Lakes may have been stopped, at least for now, as a result of action by the Calhoun County Planning and Zoning Board. The board voted 3-2 Tuesday to recommend rejecting a proposed change to the county’s Comprehensive Land Use Plan to allow ...

From our files: July 3, 2019

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10 Years ago: July 3, 2009 NEWS: Thousands of bikers attended the ABATE motorcycle rally in Algona. SPORTS: St. Edmond beat Iowa Falls-Alden 8-2 in softball. 25 Years ago: July 3, 1994 NEWS: Ca Thi Nguyen was named Employee of the Month at Friendship Haven. SPORTS: Webster City beat ...

News of Record: July 3, 2019

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Police Log FORT DODGE Monday A burglary was reported in the 1900 block of Fifth Avenue South. A theft was reported in the 200 block of South Eighth Street. A burglary was reported in the 900 block of South 28th Street. A theft was reported in the 700 block of First Avenue South. A ...

Two languages

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As a child, Desiree Pineda, of Fort Dodge, would answer her parents’ questions a little differently depending on who was asking. That’s because her dad’s questions were in a different language than her mom’s questions. “My dad would talk to me in Spanish and my mom would talk ...

Trump signs Grassley IRS bill

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An Internal Revenue Service reform measure co-authored by U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley was signed into law by President Donald Trump on Monday. It is called the Taxpayer First Act. It contains a number of provisions the Iowa Republican said will protect taxpayers. ‘‘This bipartisan, ...

Remme held on bond

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A Fort Dodge man accused of robbing the New Star Mini Mart has been ordered held on bond. Dakota J. Remme, 19, had his bond set at $40,000 cash-only during his initial appearance in Webster County Magistrate Court Tuesday. He is charged with first-degree robbery, trafficking in a stolen ...