News Brief

Road closure planned for Seventh Avenue North

Weather permitting; the 1400 block of Seventh Avenue North will be closed to through traffic beginning Monday until Wednesday, or until work is completed. Detours will be in place and local traffic will have access. Motorists are urged to use an alternate route and caution in and around the area.

Head Start sponsors food program

Y.O.U.R. Inc. Head Start announces its sponsorship of the Child and Adult Care Food Program. Meals are provided without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. Child care participants who are members of FIP or Food Assistance households or who are Head Start ...

Last Lunch on the Square is Friday

Main Street Fort Dodge will hold the last Lunch on the Square for the season from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at City Square Park, 524 Central Ave. The menu is pork burgers, pasta salad, chips, dessert and water for $6. Entertainment will be provided by Dr. Richard Votta. Preorder and delivery ...

Traffic on Timberlane to be slowed today

Weather permitting, beginning today until work is completed — traffic on 1508 Timberlane will be reduced to one lane of traffic for concrete patching repairs. Detours will be in place. Please use alternate routes if possible. Motorists are urged to reduce speed and use caution in the area.

River Float set for Saturday

The Webster County Conservation Board is sponsoring a river float at 9:30 a.m. Saturday on the Des Moines River in Webster County. A limited number of boats are available. The use of the canoes, kayaks, paddles, and life jackets is free. The trip will take a couple hours. Bring your own ...

Dodgers pep rally is Thursday

The Fort Dodge Community School District invites the community to a Fall Sports Pep Rally Thursday at Dodger Stadium. Admission is a bottle of sports drink per person. Members of the FDSH football, volleyball, cross country, boys golf, girls swimming, and dance teams as well as cheerleaders ...

Finnegan named to Dean’s List

Katelyn Finnegan, of Otho, was named to the Wartburg College Winter/May Term Dean’s List. Finnegan is a graduate of St. Edmond Catholic High School. The college recognized 443 students for Winter/May Term. The list honors students who earned a cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 or ...

Retired school personnel to meet

The Webster County Unit of Iowa Retired School Personnel will meet on Aug. 26 at First Presbyterian Church, 1111 Fifth Ave N. The noon lunch will be catered by the church men. Jim Sayers will speak on “Prison Speaks.” Children’s books and scholarship money will be collected. ...

Kenyon Road Bridge will be inspected

The Kenyon Road Bridge over the Des Moines River will experience lane closures for the week beginning Monday to allow for a bridge inspection. The right lane of southwest bound traffic will be closed Monday and Tuesday, while the right lane of northeast bound traffic will be closed Wednesday ...

Dragon Boat Bash results released

The results of the Badger Lake Dragon Boat Bash have been released. Life is Bliss won first place in the BCS Finals with a time of 2.175 minutes. KC Pink Warriors finished second with a time of 2.274. Third place was Fighting Angels Abreast with a time of 2.313. Team Eagle won the Youth ...

Temporary road closure announced

Weather permitting; beginning today at 7 a.m., the corner of 10th Avenue North and North 23rd Street will be closed to traffic until work is completed. The Warehouse Division will be will be performing water main repairs. Detours will be posted. Please use alternate routes if possible.

Humboldt Supervisors support watershed grant application

DAKOTA CITY — Humboldt County Supervisors on Monday signed a letter of support for the Boone River Watershed Management Authority’s application to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources for a planning grant. Supervisors allocated $500 to use as a cash match should the grant be ...

Supervisors approve Library Board appointment

The Webster County Board of Supervisors approved on Tuesday the appointment of Kriss Geis, of Duncombe, to the Duncombe Public Library Board of Trustees. Geis was appointed by Shane Burgin, mayor of Duncombe, as a rural member of the board effective July 1. Geis’s term will end June 30, 2021.

Full Moon Hike set for Thursday at Camp WaNoKi

Webster and Hamilton County Conservation Boards are holding a Fireside Chat at Camp WaNoKi at 8 p.m. Thursday. Park in the parking lot north of the new lodge and meet at the large stone campfire site a short walk south of the lodge. Bring the family and friends for a night hike to learn about ...

Lake View man dies after being trapped in grain bin

LAKE VIEW (AP) — Western Iowa authorities say a 58-year-old man died after becoming trapped in a grain bin. Firefighters, medics and Sac County deputies were sent to the Lake View location around 3:40 p.m. Thursday. Officials say Garry Leonard became stuck after he entered the partially ...

State releases audit of Pocahontas County

Auditor of State Rob Sand released an audit report on Pocahontas County for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. During that fiscal year, the county had $21,201,160 in tax revenue, which included $1,760,611 in tax credits from the state. The county forwarded $14,038,183 of that revenue to the cities, ...

Parts of two Webster County roads being repaved

Sections of two Webster County roads north of Fort Dodge are being repaved. Those roads are: • P56 from the Fort Dodge city limits to C56. • C56 between P56 and U.S. Highway 169. The work is expected to take six weeks, according to the Webster County Engineer’s Office. Traffic ...

County adds one location to No Snow Removal list

Webster County Engineer Jamie Johll has added one new mile on Hayes Avenue, from 100th Street to 110th Street, to the county’s list of unpaved roads that will not receive snow removal in the winter. Webster County Supervisors approved the new list Tuesday. The list of 88 locations totals ...

Catigbe earns blue ribbons at State Fair

Nanette Catigbe took home four ribbons at the Iowa State Fair on Monday. Catigbe, of Fort Dodge, makes specialty cakes including portrait cakes through her business called Mucchio di Bella Pastries and Art. She was featured in The Messenger on July 28. Catigbe competed in the Cake ...

FDPD to be topic at Lunch & Learn

Two Fort Dodge police officers will talk about the Police Department’s operations during a Lunch & Learn event on Wednesday. Capt. Ryan Gruenberg and School/Community Resource Officer Joelyn Johnson will be the guest speakers at the lunch. Lunch & Learn will be from 11:30 a.m. to ...