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ICCC board OKs salary freeze

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The Iowa Central Community College Board of Directors voted to approve a salary freeze for the college’s administrators and president on Tuesday night. “Tonight, we’re asking the board to approve a freeze for the administrative salaries for the 2020-2021 year,” Iowa Central President ...

Washington endorses Tom Steyer for president

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Presidential candidate Tom Steyer has been endorsed by Fort Dodge NAACP President and 4th District Affirmative Action Chair Sherry Washington. Washington has the president’s role in the prospective Fort Dodge NAACP chapter that is in the process of being established. She is also a member ...

Supervisors accept compensation board recommendations

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Webster County supervisors accepted compensation board recommendations giving a raise to elected officials, approved departmental appropriations and accepted bids for remodeling the county recorder’s office. The Board of Compensation recommended earlier this month a 3% raise across the ...

Fort Dodge council commits to mall project

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The Fort Dodge City Council on Monday committed to providing up to $18.2 million to a project that will result in the Crossroads Mall being demolished and replaced with a series of retail buildings, office space and a hotel. With no debate, the council voted to approve a development ...

Water from melted pipe douses house fire

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Water spraying from a melted pipe put out a fire in the basement of a Fort Dodge house Monday morning. The fire at 221 N. 13th St. was reported at 8:57 a.m. ‘‘When we got there, the fire had been extinguished by the pipe spraying water,’’ Fire Chief Steve Hergenreter said. ...

News of Record: Jan. 14, 2020

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Magistrate Court WEBSTER COUNTY Saturday Driving under suspension — Jon King, no age given, no address given, $397.50. Possession of a controlled substance — Kyle Vanvalkenburg, no age given, no address given, preliminary hearing set for Jan. 22; Shanda Roper, no age given, no address ...

Maehl promoted to new Fort Dodge city post

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The assistant director of parks, recreation and forestry in Fort Dodge has been promoted to a newly created position in which in he will tackle a wider variety of projects and programs. Ryan Maehl was approved as the new assistant to the city manager by the City Council Monday night. In the ...

Fort Dodge council approves demolitions, truck purchases

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Two more abandoned houses will have a date with a wrecking crew as a result of Fort Dodge City Council action Monday. The houses at 165 N. Fifth St. and 175 N. Fifth St. were previously acquired by the city government via the state’s abandoned buildings law. On Monday, the council hired ...

‘64 years late’

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More than six decades after leaving school and enlisting in the U.S. Navy, Thomas Filloon received an honorary diploma from the Fort Dodge Community School District Board of Education on Monday night. Filloon would have graduated with the Fort Dodge Senior High class of 1956, but instead ...

Plea setting hearing set for juvenile in October shooting

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A hearing to accept a guilty plea has been set for the 17-year-old charged in the October robbery of a man shot to death near Tom Thumb. Tate Martinson, of Fort Dodge, was charged with first-degree robbery, a Class B felony, in what police say was a drug deal gone wrong with Mohammed ...

Council reviews static spending plans for library, museum, band

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Visitors to the Fort Dodge Public Library and the Blanden Memorial Art Museum would not notice much different in either place if their proposed budgets are approved by the Fort Dodge City Council. The spending plan for the Fort Dodge Regional Airport includes money for some runway work, but ...

The game of life

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Fort Dodge’s Konner Pirie was in the middle of doing what he loves when he heard the news that broke his heart. Little did Pirie know that the gaming world he has embraced would help both himself and his family pick up the pieces after a crippling loss. Pirie, a 2015 Fort Dodge Senior ...

FD library seeks participants for Smithsonian exhibit

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The Fort Dodge Public Library is seeking members of the public to be part of a Smithsonian exhibit. The library will host the traveling exhibit, called “Voices and Votes,” from the Smithsonian Institution, beginning in March. The library will collect stories from the public, some of ...

Finnegan named to Wartburg College Fall Term Dean’s List

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Katelyn Finnegan, of Otho, was named to the Wartburg College Fall Term Dean’s List. The college recognized 472 students for Fall Term. The list honors students who earned a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above in at least four course credits during the term. Three of the four course credits ...

Service is second nature to Stoolman

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ROCKWELL CITY — When Lowell Stoolman served as Rockwell City’s chief of police, he didn’t mind speaking to local groups like the Rotary Club, but he wasn’t looking for one more job to do either. “The Rotary Club regularly asked me to speak about topics like finger printing to ...

Heavenly songs

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During the 2019 Christmas choral concert at St. Edmond Catholic School, the students’ voices filled the auditorium with song for an audience of parents, teachers and other guests. One of the songs performed, “Little Lord,” was written by Ben Wegner, director of vocal music at St. ...