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Deputies search for man northeast of FD

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Law enforcement officers spent part of Sunday searching an area northeast of Fort Dodge for a man suspected of driving a stolen pickup truck. Webster County Sheriff Jim Stubbs said the truck was involved in a crash at 170th Street and Samson Avenue Saturday. He said the driver ran into a ...

Emily’s legacy

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MANSON — “She was one tough cookie,” said Liz Markert, of Manson, looking at a framed photo of her daughter, Emily Markert. The photo showed Emily Markert with her uncles, Larry and Don Fitzgerald, after a trip back from Rochester, Minnesota. It was the 14-year anniversary of her last ...

From our files: July 27, 2019

From Our Files

10 Years ago: July 27, 2009 NEWS: The Humboldt County Fair Cookoff Challenge was a new addition to the fair. SPORTS: Jim Redemske, of Clarion, won the Lakeside Senior Amateur golf title. 25 Years ago: July 27, 1994 NEWS: The Frigidaire-Laundry Division sent home 150 employees early ...

News of record: July 27, 2019

News of record

MAGISTRATE COURT Webster County Friday Fifth degree theft — Kayla J. Meyer, 28, Pomeroy, $195; Amy Lynne Taylor Grimsman, 44, Mason City, failed to appear and arrest warrant was issued. Fifth-degree criminal mischief — Richard W. Emery, 28, 1322 Ave. C, Apartment 7, hearing set for ...

1 killed in train accident

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A man too close to the train tracks was killed after being struck by a Union Pacific Railroad train early Friday morning, south of Leah Lane on the city’s west side. The man, identified as Bobby L. Hazelwood, 30, of Council Bluffs, was pronounced dead after being transported to ...

Gully found guilty of burglary

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A Fort Dodge man who broke into a house and assaulted someone before leaving with stolen property, was found guilty by a Webster County jury on Wednesday, according to the Webster County attorney’s office. Cornelius Gully, 31, was found guilty of first-degree burglary, a class B forcible ...

Little kids, big animals

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HUMBOLDT — Buddy the bottle calf had his own opinion about just where, how and in what direction he wanted to walk Thursday inside the cattle barn at the Humboldt County Fair. He sort of went along with the tugs on his rope by Shelby Bowden, 6, of Humboldt, and sort of got the idea when ...

From our files: July 26, 2019

From Our Files

10 Years ago: July 26, 2009 NEWS: Jenny Theesfeld was named director of financial aid at Iowa Central. SPORTS: Fort Dodge senior Tieryn Potratz was picked to play in the Iowa Girls Coaches Association All-Star softball game. 25 Years ago: July 26, 1994 NEWS: Hamilton County Interpretive ...

Sac County Fair doesn’t let the rain weigh it down

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SAC CITY — Despite the rain Thursday, there was plenty of water squirting to be found at the Sac County Fair. For those like Dan-Dan the Farmer Man and his sidekick, Scare Crow, it’s all part of the show. The traveling comedy show for all ages from Arlington, Texas, squirts plenty ...

Pedestrian killed by train

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A train struck a male lying on the tracks in Fort Dodge early Friday morning, killing him. First responders from Fort Dodge Police Department and Fort Dodge Fire Department arrived at the scene south of Leah Lane after the call, which reached the Webster County Telecommunications Center at ...

News of Record: July 26, 2019

News of record

Police Log FORT DODGE Wednesday A fireworks complaint was made in the 1400 block of A Street West. A theft was reported in the 700 block of First Avenue South. Harassment was reported in the 700 block of First Avenue South. A scam was reported in the 700 block of First Avenue ...

FDPD addresses broken bottles on Biltwell roof

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Fort Dodge police have offered an explanation as to what happened on July 3 at the Biltwell Apartments when officers reportedly left broken glass on the roof of the building. Derek Wallen, the owner of the Biltwell Apartments, addressed the City Council on Monday saying, “Police officers ...

IXP transition continues

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New voices from the Webster County 911 dispatch center are being heard across scanner traffic, communicating with first responders and residents who need assistance. That’s because New Jersey-based IXP has begun the process of hiring dispatchers and working with them on training and ...

Go and Do: July 26, 2019

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In Fort Dodge FORT DODGE — Farmers Market is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. SATURDAY in the northwest corner of the Crossroads Mall parking lot. FORT DODGE — The Ladies Auxiliary of the Fraternal Order of Eagles will hold a garage sale from 1 to 5 p.m. TODAY and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. SATURDAY at 1018 First ...

Make it hop

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WEBSTER CITY — The field for the presidential nomination got a bit wider, furrier and cuter Wednesday as Sylvester, a Holland Hop rabbit belonging to Emma Bailey, 18, with the Boone Boosters 4-H Club, tossed his hat in the ring. Sylvester made the announcement during the Costume Class at ...

Part of Williams Drive to close

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Williams Drive between 15th and 17th avenues north will be closed to traffic beginning today for concrete patching repairs, according to an announcement from the Fort Dodge Public Works Department. Detours will be in place.

From our files: July 25, 2019

From Our Files

10 Years ago: July 25, 2009 NEWS: Monsignor Kevin McCoy was named interim president of St. Edmond Catholic Schools. SPORTS: Newell-Fonda was the Class 1A runner-up in the state softball tournament after a 2-1 defeat by Earlham. 25 Years ago: July 25, 1994 NEWS: Fort Dodge Fire Chief ...