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‘Mark Cady was both great and good’

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DES MOINES — In his career and in life, Mark Cady went above and beyond to do the right thing — no matter the circumstance, according to Des Moines attorney Greg Kenyon. And that was true even when Cady was working his first job out of law school as a law clerk in Fort Dodge, Kenyon ...

Students prepare for life after graduation

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A new program started at Fort Dodge Senior High School this fall aims to help students graduate and transition into a career field following high school. Iowa/Illinois Jobs for America’s Graduates, or iJAG, is a statewide comprehensive drop-out prevention and school-to-work transition ...

Hedlund cross examination continues

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NEVADA — Prosecutors and defense attorneys spent much of Wednesday arguing about “open doors” in a closed courtroom in between portions of the cross-examination of Fort Dodge Police Department Detective Larry Hedlund during the murder trial of Tanner King. One of the doors defense ...

Two Fort Dodge residents arrested in Nebraska

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Two Fort Dodge residents were arrested recently near Gothenburg, Nebraska, in Dawson County. According to Dawson County Sheriff Ken Moody, Kristine Rose, 36, and Jeremy Buckingham, 34, were arrested after a deputy spotted their pulled-over vehicle on a rural road south of ...

Fallen tree causes power outage

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A fallen tree on the 300 block of G Street, near Riverside Early Learning Center, caused a power outage for 958 MidAmerican Energy customers on Wednesday afternoon. The power outage was reported at 2:19 p.m. Callers stated that a tree went down on a power line and also hit a parked car, ...

Fire rips through apartment building Tuesday night

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A large fire ripped through an apartment building at 2809 10th Ave. N. on Tuesday evening. The fire, reported at 7:37 p.m., severely damaged the building, displacing several residents. The fire was contained to the northeast building of the four-building LaVista Apartments complex. ...

Fallen tree causes power outage

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A fallen tree near 733 F St. in Fort Dodge has caused a power outage for 958 MidAmerican Energy customers, MidAmerican Energy confirmed. The power outage was reported at 2:19 p.m. Callers stated that a tree went down on a power line and also hit a parked car. MidAmerican Energy crews are on ...

News of Record: Nov. 20, 2019

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Police Log FORT DODGE Monday Trespassing was reported in the 400 block of Kenyon Road. Harassment was reported in the 900 block of Central Avenue. One domestic call was reported. Burglary was reported in the 400 block of 10th Avenue North. Theft was reported in the 400 block of ...

‘Does that refresh your recollection?’

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NEVADA — “Good morning, former agent Hedlund,” defense attorney Paul Rounds said to Detective Larry Hedlund, of the Fort Dodge Police Department, beginning his cross-examination of the investigator Tuesday during the trial of Tanner King. Even in the greeting that started the defense ...

Learning center to be named after Chief Justice Cady

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An interactive learning center that would highlight Iowa’s proud civil rights history among other things may one day bear the name of the late Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Cady. Plans for the learning center were announced Tuesday by the Iowa Supreme Court. Cady, who lived in ...

Cargill acquires land from Webster County

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Cargill has acquired more than 80 acres of property from Webster County as the company looks to expand its operations in the Iowa Crossroads of Global Innovation ag park west of Fort Dodge. The Webster County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the sale of two parcels to Cargill during ...

Supervisors approve jail staff changes

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The Webster County Board of Supervisors took action Tuesday on multiple staffing changes that will impact the operations of the jail. Supervisors accepted the resignation of Sgt. Josh Pyle, a corrections officer. His resignation becomes effective Dec. 1. In a separate motion, the county ...

Getting to Know Our Teachers: Sarah Schipper

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Name: Sarah Schipper What grade/subject do you teach at St. Edmond? I teach eighth grade math, Algebra 2, College Prep math, and Pre-Calculus. What is your favorite part of the school day? My favorite part is greeting students between classes. It gives me a chance to build ...

Blaze ravages FD home

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A blaze that sent flames leaping high above the treetops in a southern Fort Dodge neighborhood Sunday night destroyed a garage, charred a house and damaged some nearby buildings. Neighbors reported hearing small explosions as flames ripped through the house and garage at 934 S. 27th St. ...

At UnityPoint in Fort Dodge, telemedicine takes off

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UnityPoint Health — Trinity Regional Medical Center has added six new hospitalists to its staff this month. The catch is, however, that none of them will ever step foot into the Fort Dodge hospital. TRMC launched its new telemedicine program on Nov. 5 with the goal to ensure consistent ...

Fort Dodge firefighters battle apartment fire

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Fort Dodge firefighters are on scene of a structure fire at 2809 10th Ave. N. Firefighters were dispatched to a three-story apartment building at about 7:37 p.m. The Fort Dodge Police Department is also on scene. See The Messenger Facebook page for a video. https://bit.ly/2QBfXP4

Bode man killed in single vehicle crash

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BODE — One man died as a result of a single vehicle crash on a rural Humboldt County road Friday. The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department identfied the man as Joel Haynes, 45, of Bode. Deputies reported that Haynes was driving east on 120th Street when he lost control of his vehicle. ...