Webster County, IAyourfortdodge.com

Murder Trial Of Webster County Man Underway

The trial of a Webster County man accused of killing his estranged wife is underway. 44 year old, Justin Hurdel of Fort Dodge is facing a charge of 1st degree murder. His trial is being held in Boone County after a change of venue was ordered. Police say, Hurdel shot...
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Fort Dodge, IAyourfortdodge.com

City Of Fort Dodge To Participate In Fireworks Display At Sports Park Raceway

The City of Fort Dodge is pleased to announce its participation in the Sports Park Raceway fireworks display on Friday, July 2nd , 2021. In 2020, the City of Fort Dodge and the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance were faced with the difficult decision of announcing the cancellation of the fireworks display following the disbanding of the volunteer committee that had overseen the event.
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Kansas man sentenced for killing girlfriend in Iowa

WEBSTER CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Kansas man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for killing his girlfriend in Iowa in 2018. Zackery Bassett, 34, originally from Elwood, Kansas, must serve at least 35 years of the sentence that was handed down Monday. A jury in February convicted...
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Webster City, IAMessenger

2nd Street Emporium to close

WEBSTER CITY — A longtime Webster City restaurant, known for its cozy atmosphere, friendly staff and delicious meals will close its doors for the last time next week. The owners of the Second Street Emporium, Scott and Candy Rector, initially announced their retirement and the business’s closure in a post on their Facebook page Tuesday.
Boone, IAMessenger

Hurdel trial begins

BOONE — Justin Hurdel went into the office of his estranged wife’s lawyer to sign divorce papers just hours before he allegedly shot and killed her in August 2020, Assistant Webster County Attorney Bailey Taylor told a Boone County jury on Wednesday afternoon. Hurdel is on trial for first-degree murder...
Fort Dodge, IAMessenger

New license office to open Tuesday

The office where Fort Dodge area residents went for decades to get their driver’s licenses is now closed. The Iowa Department of Transportation closed the office at 2313 First Ave. S. to prepare for opening a new facility just a few blocks to the east. The new office at 3229...
Carroll County, IA1380kcim.com

Carroll Man Charged Following June 11 High-Speed Chase Reaches Multi-Case Plea Agreement With Prosecutors

A Carroll man arrested earlier this month following a three-county, high-speed pursuit has reached a plea agreement with prosecutors. According to trial information filed today (Wednesday), 39-year-old Nickolas John Downs is charged with eluding or attempting to elude and driving while barred, aggravated misdemeanors, after the June 11 chase that reached speeds of more than 110 mph. The pursuit began in Carroll County near Glidden, crossed into Calhoun County and ended in Webster County after an Iowa State Patrol trooper successfully performed a PIT maneuver outside of Fort Dodge. The agreement states Downs will plead guilty to the eluding charge as well as charges stemming from unrelated incidents: domestic abuse assault, a class D felony; possession of methamphetamine, a serious misdemeanor; and contempt of court for violation of a no contact order. Other pending charges will be dismissed in exchange for his guilty plea. A plea hearing is scheduled for Thursday, July 8. As of Wednesday afternoon, Downs remained in custody at the Carroll County jail.
Fort Dodge, IAyourfortdodge.com

Area Baseball/Softball Report 6-24: Dodger Softball Sweeps, Gael Softball Splits, Gael Baseball Gets Walk Off Win, Dodger Baseball Swept

In games heard Wednesday evening on “Sunny” 99.7 and yourfortdodge.com , Fort Dodge Softball cruised to a double header sweep of #11 Ankeny. The Dodgers took game one, 14-0 in 4 innings and game two 15-5 in 5 innings. In game one, Fort Dodge got 1 in the 2nd inning. They broke it open with a 9 spot in the 3rd including this blast.
Pocahontas County, IAkicdam.com

Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed In Pocahontas County

Pocahontas County, IA (KICD) — Emerald Ash Borer has been discovered in Pocahontas County according to the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship. Emerald Ash Borer Coordinator Mike Kintner says the discovery was made after Pocahontas County Conservation contacted them about suspicious-looking trees at Little Clear Lake Park. Kintner...
Humboldt, IAHumboldt Independent

Council approves salary hikes

The Humboldt City Council was in a generous mood Monday night as the Council approved an additional $36,965.85 in salary increases. “What I’m asking the Council to approve is a 3 percent wage increase for most city employees, which is the same as the police union for the coming year.
Fort Dodge, IAMessenger

Garden Show returns

The Fort Dodge Federated Garden Club’s annual Garden Show is returning to the Crossroads Mall this weekend and with it, bringing back the “Fabulous 50s.”. The Garden Show will run from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. The event is free and open to the public.
Boone, IAMessenger

Testimony begins

BOONE — Maggie Flint attempted to start divorce proceedings against Justin Hurdel three times before she was allegedly shot and killed by him in a friend’s garage in August 2020, according to testimony from her divorce attorney. Attorney Bill Habhab, who is a part-time magistrate court judge in Webster County,...