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News of record: Dec. 4, 2019

News of record

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

Local News

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

Local News

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

Local News

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

Local News

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

Local News

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 ...

Comforts of home

Local News

Ben Ahlers has always loved Fort Dodge’s sense of community pride and passion for the fine arts. It took thousands of traveled miles, a life on both coasts and a string of noteworthy professional endeavors for Ahlers to gain a true appreciation for his hometown as well. The 2015 Fort ...

FDCF officer assaulted Sunday night

Local News

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

Dodgers successful at Special Olympics State Bowling

Education

Twelve Dodger athletes placed in the Special Olympics State Bowling meet in Des Moines on Nov. 23. Seven of the athletes earned first place, four earned second place and one earned fourth place. Students finishing in first place and earning gold medals were: Slade Babb, Sydney Derrig, ...

Keeping local history alive

Local News

  Editor’s note: This feature first ran in a special publication called Hometown Pride, featuring people and organizations from Fort Dodge and the surrounding area who are working hard for their communities. LAKE CITY — The extraordinary treasures housed in rural Iowa’s museums ...

FDCSD names December students and employee of the month

Education

The Fort Dodge Community School District is pleased to announce its students and employees of the month for December. This program recognizes one elementary, one middle school and one high school student, as well as one staff member monthly for exceeding expectations. Wendel Mosley-Clark Jr. ...

FDSH softball coaches to hold Two Rivers Softball Clinic

Education

Members of the Fort Dodge Senior High and Fort Dodge Middle School softball coaching staff will host the Two Rivers Softball Clinic on Dec. 30 at the Saint Edmond Arena, 1001 Fourth Ave. N. Clinic staff will include: Andi Adams, FDSH head softball coach; Kenzie Alstott, FDSH assistant varsity ...

‘It puts you in the spirit’

Local News

Every Christmas tree and every colorful decoration that leaves The Key on Central second-hand store represents an act of giving. That’s because those trees and holiday decorations are first donated to the store, 1030 Central Ave., before being sold. And the money from the sale of those ...

Advent at St. Mark’s begins today

News Brief

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church at 1007 First Ave. S., will again celebrate the Advent season with the inclusion of special music at each of the four Sundays of Advent leading to Christmas. Each Sunday beginning today, congregational singing will be led by several of the St. Mark’s cantors ...

Helping children and their families

Local Business

The staff at Children & Families of Iowa offers a variety of mental health, substance abuse and other counseling services, including a youth employment program, at its offices in Fort Dodge. It serves six counties including Webster and most of those surrounding it. Teresa ...

Santa and the Grinch

Local News

Santa, Mrs. Claus and even the Grinch were all in agreement on one thing Saturday as they visited businesses in downtown Fort Dodge. Shopping local is a good thing indeed. All three of them were doing their part to make it fun, too, as part of the Main Street Fort Dodge Breakfast With ...