News Brief

Fort Dodge City Council to consider projects

Infrastructure projects will be on the agenda for the Fort Dodge City Council on Monday. The council will consider awarding a contract for a new sanitary sewer, storm sewers, water main and road reconstruction along 13th Avenue South between 23rd and 26th streets. Rasch Construction Inc., ...

National Avenue to be closed for work

Due to embankment repairs, a portion of National Avenue will be temporary closed starting today. The road will be closed from Webster County Road D14 (170th Street) to 28th Avenue North in Fort Dodge. The closure will be from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today and Wednesday.

Bottorff will speak at Lunch and Learn

The Lunch and Learn on Wednesday will be with Shelly Bottorff, executive director of the Fort Dodge Fine Arts Association and its programs. Also, Rochelle Green will discuss a recent special photo session taken at Friendship Haven. The 11:30 p.m. lunch is sponsored by Gunderson Funeral Home ...

Part of South 21st Street to close

South 21st Street between Second and Third avenues south will be closed beginning at 8 a.m. Monday, according to the Fort Dodge Public Works Department. The closure is necessary because city crews will be repairing a water main valve.

Medicaid MCO reps to visit Fort Dodge

Representatives of the two remaining managed care organizations that will be running Iowa’s Medicaid system will be in Fort Dodge Tuesday to answer questions from local residents. The representatives of Amerigroup and Iowa Total Care will be at an open house from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at ...

Oleson Splashpad opens today

Oleson Park Splashpad opens today. The Spashpad will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., weather permitting. Due to the recent repairs, city officials ask that people stay away from the orange fenced area within the Splashpad.

Havelock woman hurt in crash

PLOVER — A 27-year-old driver was airlifted to a hospital Friday for injuries she suffered in a crash at the intersection of Iowa Highway 4 and Pocahontas County Road C15. Christa Ingram was taken by air ambulance to MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center in Mason City. She was treated and ...

Here’s the Fort Dodge Memorial Day holiday sanitation schedule

Due to the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 27, refuse collection routes for the City of Fort Dodge will be as follows: • Refuse normally collected on Monday, May 27, will be collected on Tuesday, May 28. • Refuse normally collected on Tuesday, May 28, will be collected on Thursday, ...

Blanden museum holiday hours

Blanden Memorial Art Museum, 920 Third Ave. S., will be closed Monday and Tuesday in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Normal museum hours will resume on Wednesday,

Fort Dodge Memorial Day holiday sanitation schedule

Due to the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 27, refuse collection routes for the City of Fort Dodge will be as follows: Refuse normally collected on Monday, May 27, will be collected on Tuesday, May 28. Refuse normally collected on Tuesday, May 28, will be collected on Thursday, May ...

Blanden art museum will close for Memorial Day

Blanden Memorial Art Museum, 920 Third Ave. S., will be closed Monday and Tuesday in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Normal museum hours will resume on Wednesday.

Blackout hits Kossuth County 911 center

ALGONA — A blackout and a series of power surges put the Kossuth County 911 dispatching center out of service for several hours Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning. During that time all 911 calls were routed to another dispatch center in the area, according to David Penton, the ...

Webster County road to be closed

OTHO — Otho Drive between Riverside Trail and School Street will be closed from Monday through Wednesday, according to the Webster County Engineer’s Office. The road will be closed so that asphalt repairs can be done.

Nelson resigns from Manson Northwest Webster school board

MANSON — The Manson Northwest Webster Board of Education will appoint a new board member following a resignation. Board member Jill Nelson resigned from her position on the school board, according to Superintendent Justin Daggett. That seat will be up for election this fall for a full term.

Faith-based summer program offered

Community Christian School and Little Crusaders Daycare in Fort Dodge are offering a faith-based summer program for ages kindergarten and up. The program will be 5:45 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. You do not need to be a Community Christian School student to attend. There is a ...

Astor honored at FDCSD board meeting

Dr. Gary Astor, the director of Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency, was honored at the Fort Dodge Community School District’s board meeting Monday night. “He’s been a lifelong public servant,” Dr. Jesse Ulrich, FDCSD superintendent said. “A lifelong supporter of the Dodgers and a ...

National Train Day rolls into the Depot Museum

webster city — Saturday is National Train Day, which celebrates and commemorates the history of the locomotive and rail travel in the United States and around the world. The Wilson Brewer Historic Park and the Depot Museum in Webster City will celebrate Train Day on Saturday by opening its ...

Webster City will bury electric lines in several neighborhoods

WEBSTER CITY — Overhead electric lines in two areas of Webster City will be moved underground in an upcoming project that will require the cooperation of home owners. One of the affected areas is bordered roughly by Bank Street to the north, Beach Street to the east, Walnut Street to the ...

Second Street rebuild idea advances in Webster City

WEBSTER CITY — The concept of rebuilding a long stretch of Second Street in Webster City advanced Monday when the City Council hired an engineering firm to prepare plans for the job. The council hired Snyder & Associates, of Ankeny, to prepare plans for the project at a maximum cost of ...

Webster City Council approves new banking arrangements

WEBSTER CITY — The Webster City municipal government is changing its banking arrangements. The City Council on Monday voted for new checking and money market accounts, and the purchase of certificates of deposit. The council approved a checking account with Availa Bank with a .5 percent ...