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Dodgers to unveil new mascot at homecoming game

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The Fort Dodge Community School District will unveil a new Dodger mascot during tonight’s varsity football Homecoming game. Throughout the years, Fort Dodge Senior High has had a number of mascots. No one is quite sure exactly when the first Dodger mascot was created, said Erik Hoveland, ...

Clarion city administrator resigns

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CLARION — Clarion City Administrator Jordan Cook has resigned from his position following two closed city council sessions to review his performance. A separation agreement signed Tuesday stipulated the city will pay Cook $29,240 in exchange for release of any future claims against the city ...

County receives grants for bridge replacements

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The state of Iowa has been awarded over $33 million from a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, which will be used to improve 77 bridges across the state, including two in rural Webster County. A bridge on 120th Street and on Mining Boulevard will be completely replaced ...

Pocahontas County dedicated as Home Base Iowa community

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POCAHONTAS — Home Base Iowa dedicated Pocahontas County as its 95th Home Base community at a ceremony Wednesday morning at the Pocahontas County Courthouse. The public-private partnership program connects veterans and transitioning service members with community resources and ...

Grief speaker coming to Fort Dodge

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Award-winning speaker Alan Pedersen is coming to Fort Dodge to talk about facing the grief of losing a child. The presentation will be at 7 p.m. on Monday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1436 21st Ave. N. The event is hosted by the Fort Dodge chapter of Compassionate Friends, a ...

Veterans ready for next Honor Flight

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Forty-six years after U.S. armed forces withdrew from Vietnam, many Vietnam War veterans are preparing for what is, to some, their first homecoming. But a few still needed some pushing to sign up for the Brushy Creek Area Honor Flight opportunity, which will embark on its 19th departure ...

Driver unhurt when train hits trailer

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A man escaped unharmed Wednesday when a train hit the trailer hitched to the truck he was driving in a collision just west of Fort Dodge. The collision happened at 12:02 p.m. near the 2100 mile of 200th Street. Webster County Sheriff Jim Stubbs said Terry Stanton, of Oelwein, was driving a ...

News of Record: Sept. 12, 2019

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Police Log FORT DODGE Tuesday A burglary in progress was reported in the 200 block of First Avenue South. Two domestic calls were reported. A fight was reported in the 1200 block of South 26th Street and the 1700 block of Fifth Avenue South. Indecent exposure was reported at the ...

Shooting victim identified

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The Fort Dodge Police Department has identified the victim of Tuesday’s shooting as 17-year-old Daiqualis Poe after notifying family and friends of his death. The Fort Dodge Senior High student was shot Tuesday inside the home of 721 N. Eighth St., where 911 was called at approximately ...

Utility pole catches fire

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A utility pole in the 2400 block of 18th Avenue North caught fire at about 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, according to Geoff Greenwood, spokesman for MidAmerican Energy Co. Crews with MidAmerican determined that an insulator on the pole failed, Greenwood reported. The insulator was replaced. One ...

Against the odds

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While Chris Norton was being flown in a helicopter after suffering a severe spinal cord injury in football, he believed he was going to die. “I was worried about my breathing,” Norton said Wednesday night to a crowd gathered in the Student Resource Center on the main campus of Iowa ...

CFR to host family fun festival on Saturday

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Community and Family Resources will be celebrating National Recovery Month during its seventh annual Recovery and Wellness Family Fun Festival on Saturday. The festival, which is free and open to the public, will run from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the CFR’s new campus at 211 Ave. M ...

Fall prevention at Friendship Haven

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As adults get older, things like balance, strength and flexibility get more and more challenging and the risk of falling rises. Friendship Haven’s Wellness Center is working to educate and provide resources to the area’s seniors on preventing falls. The chances of falling and ...

Medicare information seminar today

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With Medicare eligibility comes a lot of questions. To help answer them, Alison Chambers, licensed insurance consultant for American Republic Insurance Services, will be offering free information sessions. Today at Fort Dodge Public Library, Chambers will host free information sessions at 11 ...

Teenager dies in shooting

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Investigators are left with many unanswered questions after a Tuesday afternoon shooting on North Eighth Street killed a 17-year-old boy. Webster County Medical Examiner Dr. Dan Cole pronounced the unresponsive victim dead on the scene inside of the home at 721 N. Eighth St. Capt. Ryan ...

Shooting victim identified

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The Fort Dodge Police Department has identified the victim of Tuesday's shooting on North Eighth Street as 17-year-old Daiqualis Poe. "No new information has developed overnight that we are able to share at this time," Capt. Ryan Gruenberg said in a statement Wednesday morning. Further updates ...

News of Record: Sept. 11, 2019

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Police Log FORT DODGE Friday Shots fired were reported in the 300 block of South Eighth Street. Theft was reported in the 700 block of First Avenue South. Theft was reported in the 2500 block of Sixth Avenue North. Counterfeiting was reported in the 100 block of South 29th ...