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News of record: Feb. 4, 2020

News of record

Magistrate Court WEBSTER COUNTY Saturday Violation of probation — Danny Brown, 51, 948 Eighth St. S.W., transferred to District Court; Samantha Hill, 28, 224 N. 26th St., transferred to District Court. Child endangerment — Kathryn Goodner, 34, 1865 Eighth Ave. N., preliminary ...

Feenstra, King make their case

Local News

Webster County Republicans who gathered Monday night to show their support for President Donald Trump heard from two candidates who want to represent the area in the U.S. House of Representatives. Standing before a screen that had the names of Trump and Vice President Mike Pence projected ...

Misty Harbor to close FD plant

Local News

Misty Harbor, a maker of pontoon boats, will close its Fort Dodge plant shortly, company officials announced Monday afternoon. About 45 employees will lose their jobs. In a statement announcing the closure, Jeff Miller, the president of Misty Harbor, said the work done at the Fort Dodge ...

Eagle Grove day care plans for expansion

Local News

EAGLE GROVE — A million dollar project proposed for Eagle’s Wings preschool and child care center could renovate and expand the building up to 4,500 square feet. An application submitted for a $524,000 Community Development Block Grant, if granted, would be combined with local grants, ...

Fort Dodge man sentenced for meth, gun convictions

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SIOUX CITY — A Fort Dodge man has been sentenced to 11 years in prison after pleading guilty to illegal firearm possession and a meth distribution conspiracy. Matthew Guthrie, 34, received the sentence in federal court Friday after pleading guilty in August to one count of conspiracy to ...

Moving up

Local News

Catholic Charities of the Sioux City Diocese announced last month that therapist Darla McEnroe had been promoted to supervisor of the Fort Dodge office. McEnroe, who grew up in northwest Iowa and now lives in Algona, has worked as a therapist in the Fort Dodge Catholic Charities office ...

Misty Harbor to close FD factory

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The Misty Harbor boat factory in Fort Dodge will close within the next two to three months, company officials announced Monday afternoon. Work now done at the plant at 228 Kenyon Road will be moved to a facility in Bristol, Indiana. The move will "optimize efficiency and reduce logistic ...

What Seniors Are Saying

Education

1. What programs and activities do you participate in? Baseball, football, National Honor Society, Little Dodger. 2. What academic accomplishment are you most proud of? National Honor Society. 3. What’s your best piece of advice for younger students? Focus on the details as they ...

St. Paul Kindergarten Roundup set

Education Briefs

St. Paul Lutheran Church and School will be hosting Kindergarten Roundup on Feb. 6, beginning at 5:30 p.m. All interested families are invited to come learn more about St. Paul and to sign up their child for kindergarten. All families who sign up that night will receive $100 off their ...

Iowa Caucuses are tonight

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The 2020 Iowa Caucuses will begin tonight. Caucus-goers of both major political parties are advised to arrive to their caucus sites early, as doors close promptly at 7 p.m. and late arrivals will not be allowed to participate. Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucuses are run by state parties, not ...

2020-21 FDCSD TK pre-registration opens Feb. 17

Education

Transitional Kindergarten pre-registration for the 2020-21 school year opens Feb. 17 at the Fort Dodge Community School District. To be eligible to attend TK in the fall of 2020, children must be 5 years old by Sept. 15, 2020. Space is limited and a waiting list will be started once the TK ...

UNI awards degrees to FD fall grads

Education Briefs

CEDAR FALLS — New alumni from Fort Dodge were added to the roster of graduates of the University of Northern Iowa. They are: Clare Flattery, Bachelor of Arts in Communication; Drew Hansen, Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education; Alexander Jackson, Bachelor of Arts in Biology; Jeanette Kempe, ...

Gowrie teen injured in Sunday accident

Local News

A 17-year-old from Gowrie was transported to UnityPoint Health — Trinity Regional Medical Center on Sunday morning for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries following a collision at the intersection of Kenyon Road and Avenue C, according to Fort Dodge Police Sgt. Zach Stanley. At ...

FDSH Large Group Speech performs at Districts

Education

Fort Dodge Senior High students prepared 14 entries for the Iowa High School Speech Association District Large Group Speech Contest, Jan. 25. Twelve Fort Dodge Senior High speech groups received Division I ratings and will move on to the State Large Group Speech Contest on Feb. 8. Varsity ...

Named to Fall 2019 UNI Dean’s List

Education Briefs

CEDAR FALLS — The University of Northern Iowa released the names of Fort Dodge students who made the Fall 2019 semester Dean’s List at the University of Northern Iowa. To be included on the list, a student must have earned a grade point of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale, while taking at ...

FDCSD names February students, employee of the month

Education

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

Misty Harbor closing Fort Dodge plant

Local News

The Misty Harbor boat factory in Fort Dodge will close within the next two to three months, company officials announced Monday afternoon. Work now done at the plant at 228 Kenyon Road will be moved to a facility in Bristol, Indiana. The move will ``optimize efficiency and reduce logistic ...