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In reading, it’s where you finish that counts

Local News

Many students at Feelhaver Elementary School showed dramatic improvements in their reading comprehension during the 2018-19 school year, according to Jen Cordle, kindergarten through fourth grade Title 1 reading instructor. At the beginning of the year, only 3 percent of students were ...

Iowa State presents a day at the dairy

Local Business

AMES — The Iowa State University Dairy Farm welcomed hundreds of visitors on June 14, giving them a tour of the entire facility from the milking parlor, heifer barn, dry cow/transition barn and beyond. Hugo Ramirez, assistant professor in the animal science department at ISU, with ...

Fort Dodge’s Read interns at REG

Business Briefs

AMES — Brady Read, of Fort Dodge, began a 12-week internship on May 20 with Renewable Energy Group (REG). Read is an agricultural business student at Iowa State University. He is working as an operations control team analytics intern this summer. REG offers a comprehensive internship ...

Fort Dodge native named city manager in Texas

Business Briefs

Eric Ellwanger, a Fort Dodge native, was recently named city manager of Allen, Texas. His appointment was approved June 11. Ellwanger was hired as assistant to city manager in 2012 before being promoted assistant city manager in 2014. He holds a Master of Public Administration from ...

FDPD finds vehicle riddled with bullet holes

Local News

Fort Dodge Police officers investigating after they heard gunshots in downtown Fort Dodge early Saturday morning found that an occupied vehicle had been struck several times. The incident happened in the 10 block of North Seventh Street around 1:52 a.m. According to Public Information ...

Summer programs blast off at Fort Dodge library

Local News

For people of all ages looking for something to do this summer, the Fort Dodge Public Library may have something that can keep them busy. The library is offering a variety of programming this year for people of all ages; from young children to grown adults, and even tiny babies. And this ...

From our files: June 22, 2019

From Our Files

10 Years ago: June 22, 2009 NEWS: Melissa Mikos and Kaden McClintock were featured in Character Corner. SPORTS: Iowa State All-American Lisa Koll earned first-team CoSIDA Academic honors for the second straight year. 25 Years ago: June 22, 1994 NEWS: Former Lake City resident Deb ...

From our files: June 23, 2019

From Our Files

10 Years ago: June 23, 2009 NEWS: The Fort Dodge City Council approved a $2 million street repair contract. SPORTS: Fort Dodge beat West Des Moines Valley 5-1 and lost 4-3 in baseball. 25 Years ago: June 23, 1994 NEWS: Marilyn and Gary McCubbin opened the Crystal Candle restaurant in ...

Shimkat testifies before Senate on Iowa floods

Local News

When Lisa Shimkat visited Hamburg shortly after the town was severely damaged by flooding in May, she was troubled by the devastation she witnessed of homes, farms, and businesses. “In all the years I’ve been doing this, I’ve never seen anything as frustrating and devastating as ...

Harmony Brigade to perform in Humboldt on Sunday

Religion Briefs

HUMBOLDT — The Harmony Brigade Barbershop Chorus will be singing at the following locations in Humboldt on Sunday: 8:45 a.m. — Trinity Lutheran Church Deer Creek 9:30 a.m. — Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church 9:50 a.m. — Zion Lutheran Church 10:30 a.m. — Congregational ...

FD City Council to consider cemetery issue

Local News

Memorial Park Cemetery will be on the agenda for the Fort Dodge City Council on Monday. The council will consider an agreement with the Iowa Insurance Division as that agency works through the process of taking control of the cemetery on Fifth Avenue South. The site’s overgrown conditions ...

Down the trail

Local News

It sounds like a simple enough thing — put one foot in front of the other and go for a hike through the woods, over the mountain and down the trail. While that’s certainly the basic notion, it takes a little preparation, proper gear and some planning to do so not only safely, but also to ...

From our files: June 21, 2019

From Our Files

10 Years ago: June 21, 2009 NEWS: Thomas McBurney, of Humboldt, talked about his home-based business — Grandpa’s Toys. SPORTS: Webster City beat Bishop Garrigan 11-4 in baseball. 25 Years ago: June 21, 1994 NEWS: Cheryl Lychwick was named Club Woman of the Year by the Fort Dodge ...

News of record: June 21, 2019

News of record

Magistrate Court WEBSTER COUNTY Thursday Fifth-degree theft — Rickey R. Richmond Jr., 30, 615 Ave. C, trial set for June 26. Assault — James C. Davis Jr., 33, 615 N. 22nd St., trial set for July 19. Controlled substance violation — Austin W. Brown, 26, 1055 Knollcrest Drive, ...

Man dies on construction site near Lakota

Local News

LAKOTA — A Texas man has died after being hit by a truck at a wind farm construction site in Kossuth County, according to officials. Lee Gruver, 51, of Daisetta, Texas, was pronounced dead at the scene in rural Lakota Tuesday. Sgt. Nathan Ludwig, with the Iowa State Patrol, said the ...

Eagle Grove sets sights on downtown

Local News

EAGLE GROVE — The city of Eagle Grove is eyeing improvements to things such as sidewalks, street furniture, and lights along the city’s main street, West Broadway Street. Those potential improvements are part of the city’s downtown revitalization efforts, which are still in the ...

Unconfirmed sighting of mountain lion reported in FD

Local News

Mountain lion sightings in Iowa are rare, but on Wednesday night the Fort Dodge Police Department and Iowa Department of Natural Resources received a report of a possible sighting in Fort Dodge. According to Police Chief Roger Porter, a woman thought she saw a mountain lion on Soldier ...

Wax off, wax on

Local News

Some of the halls at the Fort Dodge Senior High School are stacked with desks, chairs, computers, boxes, bins of books and the occasional globe or two. It’s everything that can be moved out of the classrooms. Each of the doorways has a piece of tape across it with a sign on it that reads ...

Fireside Chat at Camp WaNoKi today

News Brief

Camp WaNoKi, 2400 WaNoKi Camp Road, is holding a Fireside Chat from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Park in the parking lot north of the new lodge and meet at the large stone campfire site a short walk south of the lodge. Bring the family and be inspired for adventure. Local adventure seeker, Tony ...