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Calhoun Co. sheriff resigns

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ROCKWELL CITY — Before Calhoun County Sheriff Scott Anderson’s resignation Monday morning, eight law enforcement officials mourned the loss of the man they once knew. While they differed on opinions of where they believe his downward spiral started, they all agreed in emotional court ...

FD district to purchase new Chromebooks

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The Fort Dodge Community School District will purchase 700 new Chromebooks over the summer to check out to students in grades seven and 10 this fall. District Supervisor of Information Technology Jeremy Pearson presented his request to the Board of Education during its meeting on Monday ...

Cleaner water coming to FD pond

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The dozens of Canada geese paddling around the pond at Armstrong Park on Monday may find that body of water even more inviting in a few months. That’s because a soon-to-begin project will naturally filter out many of the pollutants that get washed into the pond near the intersection of ...

DM man arrested after 120 mph pursuit

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A Des Moines man was arrested in the woods south of Fort Dodge Monday morning after leading the Iowa State Patrol on a chase going over 120 mph. Dylan Clark, 20, was apprehended in a wooded area north of Iowa State Patrol’s District 7 post after crashing off exit ramp 124 in his 2000 ...

Thompson to lead UnityPoint Health

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Sue Thompson, the former chief executive officer of UnityPoint Health — Fort Dodge, has been named interim chief executive officer of the entire UnityPoint Health organization. She will replace Kevin Vermeer, who is stepping down as CEO on Thursday, according to an announcement from ...

Fort Dodge City Council moves to sell land to Amigo’s

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Land that seems like it is part of the Amigo’s property at 280 N. First St. soon will actually belong to that establishment. What appears to be the parking lot immediately in front of the business is the dead end of North First Street, and the lawn where the volleyball court is located ...

Never gonna grow up

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The magic of Walt Disney has always intrigued Clare Flattery. Flattery, a graduate of St. Edmond, Iowa Central and the University of Northern Iowa, found a way to “never grow up” just like Peter Pan by diving head-first into the world of being a character attendant. She first found ...

Calhoun County sheriff resigns

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Calhoun County Sheriff Scott Anderson resigned Monday morning, over two weeks after he was arrested for the alleged assault of his wife and two police officers. Calhoun County Supervisors met in an emergency session Monday morning with Calhoun County Attorney Tina Meth-Farrington to accept ...

Today is last day to pick up gown packets to sew

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Iowa Central officials want to remind people that today is the last day for volunteer sewers to pick up the gown packets that will be used by health care workers. Packets can be picked up from 9 a.m. to noon today in front of the Iowa Central Career Education Building/Recreation Center. ...

Looking out for their neighbors

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Two rural Webster County fire departments are finding new ways to give back to their communities during this COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. On March 28, the Farnhamville Fire Department announced on its Facebook page that it was offering grocery and essential items delivery for area ...

Doing her part

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HARTFORD, Conn. — Claire Crimmins found herself right smack in the middle of a global pandemic miles from home and in the midst of her first job as a traveling nurse. How did the St. Edmond graduate handle the situation? By getting down to work. “I’ll admit it has been a ...

Daybreak Foods to distribute free eggs today

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EAGLE GROVE — Daybreak Foods Inc. will be distributing 23,400 dozen free eggs for the Eagle Grove and Wright County area starting at 10 a.m. today. The eggs will be distributed at Robert Blue Middle School, 1015 N.W. Second St. in Eagle Grove. Drivers are asked to enter the Robert Blue ...

Cougar strong

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MANSON — If you drive down Manson’s Main Street, you might notice a bright new artistic addition to downtown. On the 1000 block of Main Street, Manson Northwest Webster art teacher Theo Clark has painted large murals on an empty storefront to honor the senior class of MNW. “Every ...

South 22nd Street closure and detours announced

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Weather permitting; beginning on Monday, at 7 a.m., through May 4 or until work is completed, traffic on South 22nd Street between Eighth Avenue South and 13th Avenue South will be closed until work is completed. The Warehouse Division will be replacing storm sewer inlets and boxes, and ...

Sauce to sanitizer

Local Business

WALL LAKE — Going with the flow takes on a whole new meaning in times like this COVID-19 pandemic. It also explains why ethanol-based hand sanitizer has been flowing through the bottling line instead of barbecue sauce at Cookies Food Products Inc. in Wall Lake. “I’m a firm believer ...

Hamm joins Midwest Foot and Ankle Center

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Dr. Brian Hamm, a podiatrist, has joined Midwest Foot and Ankle Center. He joined the practice in November of 2019. Hamm was previously a provider with Trimark Foot and Ankle Center. He left the area to practice in Illinois for 10 years. Hamm returned to Fort Dodge to partner with Dr. ...