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News of Record: Aug. 4, 2019

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Magistrate Court WEBSTER COUNTY Saturday Simple assault — Lucas Neavin, 40, 212 Ave. B, trial set for Aug. 30. Violation of probation — Terry Brogan, 54, Gowrie, sent to District Court. Driving while license revoked — Gary Beekman, 56, 908 S. 32nd St., preliminary hearing set ...

One hurt in Saturday shooting

Local News

A 16-year-old boy was wounded in a barrage of bullets during a Saturday afternoon shooting in Fort Dodge that police say involved some 20 shots being fired. The incident happened at 1:34 p.m. in the 1800 and 1900 blocks of Fourth Avenue South. ‘‘It is simply nothing short of a ...

Frank farm blends tradition with innovation

Local Business

AUBURN — More than 40 years ago, Jeff Frank faced one of the most pivotal decisions of his life. This 1977 Lake View-Auburn High School graduate had an extraordinary opportunity to play college basketball, but there was something else — something big—influencing his choice. ...

Hy-Vee, Pinky Swear fundraise for children with cancer

Business Briefs

WEST DES MOINES — Hy-Vee, Inc., in partnership with Pinky Swear Foundation, a national charitable organization that supports children with cancer and their families, announced today that its register round-up fundraising event will be held on Aug. 1-18 at Hy-Vee’s more than 260 stores. ...

FD City Council election is coming

Local News

While presidential candidates try to get their support for next year’s caucuses, Fort Dodge voters will be turning their attention to a quickly approaching local election. In November, they will pick five of the seven City Council members. They will elect one at-large member of the ...

‘Just like a feedlot underwater’

Local Business

ELLSWORTH — “This is just like a feedlot underwater,” said Paul Skartvedt, as he gestured toward rows of huge fish tanks that are inside a new aquaculture facility on the edge of Ellsworth near Interstate 35. What looks like a long row of greenhouses is four acres under roof. The two ...

UnityPoint Clinic welcomes Dillon

Business Briefs

UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine — Walk-In, formerly Urgent Care, is proud to welcome Amberlyn Dillon, physician assisant, to our team of experienced and dedicated providers. Dillon received her undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. She went on to receive her ...

Community Block Party invites public

Local News

Community Health Center of Fort Dodge invites families to celebrate National Health Center Week with free child dental exams and sealants, physical exams and immunizations, in addition to food and fun this week. “The national theme for the 2019 Health Center Week is ‘Rooted in ...

Accused purse snatcher remains jailed

Local News

A man charged with snatching a purse while armed with a large knife remained in the Webster County Jail Saturday. Christopher Lehrkamp Sr., 33, of Scranton, made his initial appearance in Webster County Magistrate Court Saturday following the incident early Friday afternoon. He is charged ...

Truck hit with bullets on south side of Fort Dodge

Local News

When Fort Dodge police arrived near the intersection of Sixth Avenue South and South 14th Street Sunday night, they found a red Ford pickup truck that was struck with at least three bullets, including one that cracked the windshield and another that popped a tire, according to Sgt. Zach ...

News of Record: Aug. 3, 2019

News of record

Police Log FORT DODGE Friday Five domestic calls were reported. Vandalism was reported at the intersection of Sixth Avenue North and Martin Luther King Drive. Fraud was reported in the 1600 block of First Avenue South. Theft was reported in the 700 block of First Avenue ...

Holy Trinity Parish welcomes new priest

Local Religion

The Rev. Brian Feller, the new priest at Holy Trinity Parish in Fort Dodge, thought about being a priest from a young age. But after his roundabout journey to priesthood, he doesn’t pretend to know the future. That includes why God brought him to Webster County, where the bishop assigned ...

Scranton man charged with taking female’s purse

Local News

A Scranton man is in custody after allegedly taking a purse from a female at a local shopping center and later running from Fort Dodge police, according to the Fort Dodge Police Department. Christopher James Lehrkamp, 33, is charged with first-degree theft, a class C felony; and carrying ...

‘Just hang up and ask someone you trust’

Local News

On a recent day, a young man showed up to the Fort Dodge Police Department scared because he thought he owed someone a lot of money, according to Jeremey Moore, the Police Department’s administrative technician. “I don’t know if it was an IRS scam or a Social Security scam, but he ...

16-year-old injured in shooting

Local News

A 16-year-old boy was wounded in a Saturday afternoon shooting in Fort Dodge, according to police. The boy suffered injuries to his legs that are not considered life-threatening, police reported. The incident happened at 1:34 p.m. in the 1800 block of Fourth Avenue South. No arrests had ...

Unity now a reality at Humboldt hospital

Local News

HUMBOLDT — An idea decades in the making has finally become a reality at Humboldt County Memorial Hospital: a single roof over all the services offered. “This has been in the facility master plan for as far back as I could find, about 35 years,” said CEO Michelle Sleiter, who started ...

News of Record: Aug. 2, 2019

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Magistrate Court WEBSTER COUNTY Thursday Domestic assault — Crystal Lynn Morris, 37, 301 N. Second St., sentenced to two days plus $100 domestic surcharge fine. Violation of probation — Anthony Alan Klein, 35, 1352 S. 23rd St., transferred to District Court. Possession of a ...