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Roger F. Cook and his wife Jill, who are the parents of the potential new owner of the building, listen as W.H. Johnston, played by Jerry Schnurr III, gives his speech.
 
Carnegie Library is 100 years old
Schnurr portrays Johnston, who was credited with bringing Carnegie Library to town

The 100th birthday of the Fort Dodge Carnegie Library was celebrated Wednesday evening with remarks made about the library’s past and plans for the future. ‘‘‘On Oct. 15, 1903, the Carnegie Free Library threw open its doors to the public of Fort Dodge,’ wrote The Fort Dodge Messenger. Today, a hundred years later, we want to remember the importanc...

FD council candidates talk issues at forum
City manager system, FD casino among topics

The pros and cons of a city manager form of government and the possibility of casino gambling in Fort Dodge were discussed by the 10 people running for City Council when they came together Wednesday evening for a polite forum. The possibility of combining the city Police Department and the Webster County Sheriff’s Office was also discussed. Most o...

Webster County receives $39,000 for new TIP station
EMT, law enforcement, fire rescue communications system finally updated

A reliable means of communication is essential in a time of crisis. The dependability of the system that provides radio communication between emergency first responders in Webster County will no longer be in question, officials said. A federal grant has paid for the replacement of the aging TIP station. An electronic relay system, the TIP statio...

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Football first in Newell-Fonda this fall
No. 6 Mustangs hold off on hardwood talk

A special season is brewing for the Newell-Fonda football team. The Mustangs are no strangers to winning, and with a perfect 6-0 start and a victory over defending Class A champion Manning on their resume, a bigger prize may be on the horizon. Sixth-ranked Newell-Fonda features an array of players that are used to getting it done on the hardwood ...

Lynx boys capture NCC title
St. Edmond second with all five runners in Top 25

EAGLE GROVE — Domination is the word that comes to mind for the Webster City boys cross country team at last night’s North Central Conference meet. Webster City captured its eighth consecutive league title with the top two runners and four runners in the Top-10. No squad was really close to the eighth-ranked Lynx, who finished with 34 points. St....

Webster City girls hold on
Humboldt a close silver at NCC

EAGLE GROVE — Last night’s North Central Conference girls title came down to a photo finish between Webster City and Humboldt. The 15th-ranked Lynx came a frame ahead, capturing their second consecutive league crown and third in the last four years with 70 points — one ahead of the Wildcats. Webster City’s Emily Sewick and Humboldt’s Anne Stockda...

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Webster City's Heath Moenck races his way to the boys individual title yesterday in Eagle Grove.
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