Shooting in Stanhope remains under investigation

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STANHOPE — Police continue to investigate a shooting incident in Stanhope Saturday that left one person injured. The injured individual, identified by authorities only as a male, was treated at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines and was released. In a written statement, the ...

Fort Dodge council ceremony set for Thursday

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The newly elected member of the Fort Dodge City Council and the four members who were re-elected will take their oath of office Thursday morning. The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. in the Municipal Building, 819 First Ave. S. The newly elected council member, Andy Fritz, is actually ...


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Today, Dec. 31, 2019, will be the final time Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Scott McConnell wears his brown sheriff’s deputy uniform after serving the residents of Hamilton County for three decades. The deputy, who is known as “Scotty” to nearly everyone who has met ...

Sheriff: Enter 2020 with perfect vision for safety

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As you ring in the new year at midnight, members of law enforcement remind the public not to put safety in the rear view mirror. “We want people to enjoy themselves, but also be responsible and safe for everyone on the road,” said Webster County Sheriff Jim Stubbs. Because after the ...

Truck wreck blocks U.S. Highway 20

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The eastbound lanes of U.S. Highway 20 near Union Avenue in Webster County are now blocked as a result of a crash involving a tractor trailer truck. The crash was reported at about 1:10 p.m. Multiple emergency units are on their way to the scene.

One wounded in Stanhope shooting

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One person was injured in a Saturday shooting in Stanhope. The male victim was treated at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines and released, according to the Ellsworth-Jewell-Stanhope Police Department The case remains under investigation and charges are pending, according to police..

Paging, Haley Ledford

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Haley Ledford can recall the day she knew the Page Program at the Iowa State Capitol was in her future. Ledford, a St. Edmond graduate and current student at Drake University, will be starting her third legislative session in January with State Sen. Dan Dawson, R-Council Bluffs. “One ...

Saucy Jack to perform New Year’s Eve at Opera House

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Saucy Jack will perform from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Fort Museum Opera House, One Museum Road. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person in advance or $13 per person at the door. Advance tickets are available at the Fort Museum Trading Post. Must be 21 years or older to attend.

Firefighting is a family affair for Kleins

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DUNCOMBE — Fighting fires is a family affair for Eric and Jolene Klein, of Duncombe. The couple has given decades to the Duncombe Volunteer Fire Department, setting an example of community service their children have followed. Of their five kids, three sons are serving as firefighters. ...

FD judge appointed to Iowa Court of Appeals

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Over the last week, some seeds planted early on in Judge Paul Ahlers, of Fort Dodge, came to fruition. The former district associate judge for Judicial District 2B started Thursday as the newest member of the nine-member Iowa Court of Appeals, following his November appointment by Gov. Kim ...

Shimkat leadership transitions

Local Business

Although Bruce and Ed Shimkat have retired as owners of Shimkat Motor Co. — the longtime Fort Dodge car dealership — they are still very much a part of how the business operates, according to current owners Ed Shimkat Jr. and Bill Shimkat. Bruce Shimkat and Ed Shimkat serve as ...

Macke Family donates to Stewart Memorial

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LAKE CITY —A gift from Nancy and Gus Macke will establish a rehab services center at Stewart Memorial Community Hospital. The new rehab center, which will be named in honor of the Mackes, will include services for traditional and niche therapy interventions. SMCH therapists have ...

We wish you a Merry Mulch(mas)

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There’s already a growing pile of Christmas trees neatly stacked up next to the sign that reads “place Christmas trees here” in the parking lot at Oleson Park. One of the trees is even wrapped in a red and green mesh bag, another has flocking melting away in the rain. Allof these ...

It’s a new barn

Local Business

HUMBOLDT — Heading west out of Humboldt on Iowa Highway 3 along the north side of the road sits a barn — which may not be an unusual site, but what some may not realize is, it’s not an old barn that has been restored, but rather a newer build. Roger Myers built the 60-by-40-foot barn ...

Community Health Center participates in Hy-Vee Tag program

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Community Health Center of Fort Dodge is participating in the Hy-Vee Giving Tag program. Giving Tag is a reusable bag program that facilitates community support with the goal to make a difference in the communities where customers live and work. When a customer purchases a $2.50 red My ...

Farm News Ag Show winners announced

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Nine prizes in addition to a hog raffle where two halves of a hog were given away as part of the 2019 Farm News Ag Show that was held Dec. 4-5 at the Iowa Central East Campus in Fort Dodge. In addition to the usual drawings for prizes, new to this year’s show was a $200 Fareway gift card ...