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Humboldt City Council considers animal shelter agreement

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HUMBOLDT — Humboldt City Council reviewed an animal shelter agreement Monday that could help a fledgling Humboldt Community Animal Shelter get off the ground. The agreement would provide up to $7,500 annually from the city, potentially joining up to a $10,000 annual contribution from ...

County adds one location to No Snow Removal list

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Webster County Engineer Jamie Johll has added one new mile on Hayes Avenue, from 100th Street to 110th Street, to the county’s list of unpaved roads that will not receive snow removal in the winter. Webster County Supervisors approved the new list Tuesday. The list of 88 locations totals ...

‘It’s not easy’

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Mental health was the topic of conversation at Fort Dodge Senior High’s Gail Niceswanger Little Theater on Tuesday evening. Former Iowa State University men’s basketball star Royce White spoke with about 100 community members about living with an anxiety disorder and how he challenged ...

News of Record: Aug. 7, 2019

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Magistrate Court WEBSTER COUNTY Tuesday Third-degree harrassment — Robert Christopher Schliske, 28, 2259 18th Ave. N., court date set for Aug. 16. Fifth-degree theft — Robert Christopher Schliske, 28, 2259 18th Ave. N., court date set for Aug. 16. Sex offender registration ...

Delaney proposes politics in moderation

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Former Maryland Congressman John Delaney explained his mindset on the road to the February caucuses in which poll respondents say there are too many candidates. “If I can be in the top three or four of the Iowa Caucus, based on expectations being where they are, that’ll change ...

Male detained following incident

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-Messenger photo by Hans Madsen Fort Dodge Police Lt. Dennis Quinn talks with a male detained in a squad car Wednesday morning as police investigate a report of shots fired in the area of the Starlite Best Western Village Inn and Suites. It did not appear that any shots were fired in the area ...

Webster supervisors update no snow removal roads

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Webster County Supervisors on Tuesday approved a new list of no snow removal roads, approved a salary increase, suspended property taxes on a single parcel, approved an installation permit and encouraged the public to attend another clock tower restoration information meeting this week. No ...

That’s a wrap

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Downtown Fort Dodge’s summer Market on Central series will have its final event of the season on Thursday. The market will run from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Central Avenue between Seventh and Ninth streets in downtown Fort Dodge. Lydia Schuur, communications specialist for the Greater Fort ...

Catigbe earns blue ribbons at State Fair

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Nanette Catigbe took home four ribbons at the Iowa State Fair on Monday. Catigbe, of Fort Dodge, makes specialty cakes including portrait cakes through her business called Mucchio di Bella Pastries and Art. She was featured in The Messenger on July 28. Catigbe competed in the Cake ...

News of record: Aug. 5, 2019

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Magistrate Court WEBSTER COUNTY Monday Fifth-degree theft — Kellie Elaine Landero, 39, 223 K St., $320 plus restitution. Public intoxication — Richard Lee Anderson, 54, 1403 Third Ave. S., $161.25. Possession of drug paraphernalia — Edwin Melena Ochoa, 26, Perry, ...

New bike ride honors Doyle’s memory

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Two years after his passing, Josh Doyle’s generosity has managed to find its way back to the heart of Fort Dodge. “I wanted to do something with a purpose,” said Bruce Breeser, one of the organizers putting together Prairie Rivers Trail Ride to bring bicyclists together in honor of ...

FD police continue investigation into weekend shootings

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The search continues as Fort Dodge police look for answers to two separate shootings on Saturday and Sunday, one of which wounded a 16-year-old boy. Capt. Ryan Gruenberg said investigators are working to explore every possibility and compile leads to understand what led to each of the ...

UnityPoint to close OB unit in Marshalltown

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The obstetrics unit and Women’s Health Clinic will close Sept. 30 because of a decrease in births, UnityPoint Health — Marshalltown officials announced Monday. “There simply aren’t enough women choosing to deliver locally,” said Jennifer Friedly, president of UnityPoint Health — ...