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No average cat lady

Local News

SAINTE GENEVIEVE, Mo. — Joeli Koenig is spending much of her summer with three cats. But these are not just your normal, everyday household felines. Koenig, a graduate of St. Edmond, recently completed her junior year at Iowa State University. She was selected for an internship with ...

Registration open for Community Christian preschool

Education Briefs

Community Christian School has limited space available for the 3- and 4-year-old preschool programs for the 2019-20 school year. Four-year-old preschool is free due to the Iowa preschool program grant. Scholarships are available for the 3-year-old program if needed. The preschool ...

Local officials react to mass shootings

Local News

After two mass shootings occurred in the U.S. in less than 24 hours, local officials and legislators reacted to the recent events. “Any kind of gun violence is a sad day for America. We have a great country built on freedom, but sometimes those freedoms cause pain. It’s hard to figure ...

Police continue shooting investigation

Local News

The 16-year-old boy who suffered gunshot wounds to his leg in a Saturday afternoon shooting has since been treated and released from the hospital, according to officials. Meanwhile investigators with the Fort Dodge Police Department continue to follow up on the shooting where 20 shots were ...

Truck sprayed with bullets on south side

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 ...

Building for success

Local News

Fort Dodge will soon see one of the most visible elements of a new building on Iowa Central Community College’s campus. The new walls of the Greehey Family Student Success Center are in the process of being put up now, according to Angie Martin, vice president of finance and operations ...

FDPD to be topic at Lunch & Learn

News Brief

Two Fort Dodge police officers will talk about the Police Department’s operations during a Lunch & Learn event on Wednesday. Capt. Ryan Gruenberg and School/Community Resource Officer Joelyn Johnson will be the guest speakers at the lunch. Lunch & Learn will be from 11:30 a.m. to ...

Brown’s Shoe Fit adds options

Local Business

Helping customers find shoes that fit perfectly and meet their unique requirements has been the mission of Brown’s Shoe Fit, 210 S. 25th St, since the enterprise opened for business locally in July 1996. Craig Jarrard, the Fort Dodge store’s owner-manager, said being focused ...

UnityPoint Clinic welcomes Dr. Ilceski

Business Briefs

UnityPoint Clinic OB/GYN is proud to welcome Dr. David Ilceski, to our team of experienced and dedicated physicians. Ilceski received his undergraduate degree from Brock University, Ontario, Canada, and went on to receive his medical degree from St. George’s University, St. George’s, ...

What seniors are saying — Antavion Adams

Education

1. What programs and activities do you participate in? Band, choir, Performers Club, Theatre, Dodger Senate, tennis, National Honor Society, LinkCrew, GSA. 2. What academic accomplishment are you most proud of? I have tackled many advanced courses throughout high school, and I am ...

News of Record: Aug. 4, 2019

News of record

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 ...