News Brief

FD council to discuss sewers, housing project

The Fort Dodge City Council will begin its efforts Monday evening with a workshop discussion on sewer projects. That session will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 819 First Ave. S. The council’s regular business meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in the Municipal Building. The ...

Part of N. 27th Street to be closed beginning Monday

North 27th Street between Third and Fourth avenues north will be closed to traffic beginning Monday, according to the Fort Dodge Public Works Department. That stretch will remain closed until street repairs are completed.

Work set for intersection of MLK, 10th Avenue North

Traffic at the intersection of Martin Luther King Drive and 10th Avenue North will be restricted to one lane beginning Monday, according to the Fort Dodge Public Works Department. The traffic restriction will remain in place until street repairs are completed there.

Garden Club to go on field trip Tuesday

The Fort Dodge Federated Garden Club will go on a field trip Tuesday instead of the regular monthly meeting. The club will meet at the First Covenant Church, 201 Ave. H, at 8:45 a.m. Attendees will car pool.

New traffic pattern coming to First Ave. South and 29th Street

The traffic pattern at the intersection of First Avenue South and 29th Street will change again today because of the ongoing construction. South 29th Street will be open to traffic on both the north and the south sides of the intersection beginning this afternoon, according to the Fort Dodge ...

Webster County Conservation offers nature day camps

Webster County Conservation will hold nature day camps for middle school ages in July and August. Camps will be held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 17-19, and Aug. 7-9, at Camp WaNoKi, 2401 WaNoKi Camp Road, east of Coalville. Campers will get connected with nature with activities including: • ...

Fireside chat is coming to Camp WaNoKi July 19

Sling a bag chair over your shoulder and join Webster County Conservation Naturalist Karen Hansen for a fireside chat at Camp WaNoKi, from 7 to 9 p.m. July 19. The subject of the talk is atlatls and axes. Sit around a fire, enjoy a campfire snack, and try throwing darts and tomahawks at ...

Fort Dodge Public Library will be closed Saturday

The Fort Dodge Public Library will be closed Saturday due to limited access during the Rock N’ Rail 1850 bicycle race downtown. For more information call the library at 573-8167, Ext. 6224, or visit

Fort Dodge Police Department adds certified officer

An already trained and certified officer has been added to the Fort Dodge Police Department. Andrew Lane, who was most recently a Humboldt police officer, was hired by the City Council Monday. Lane is a Fort Dodge native and graduate of Fort Dodge Senior High. He earned an associate degree ...

FDCSD honored for worker’s comp

The Fort Dodge Community School District was presented an award Monday night for having excellent worker’s compensation utilization. The Iowa Association of School Boards Safety Group recognized the district’s performance. Nolan Crimm, vice president of Jester Insurance Services, said ...

Community Blood Profile is Thursday

A Community Blood Profile is 7 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday at UnityPoint TRMC in the Diabetic Education Center. Walk-ins are welcome. Fasting may be required. Call Healthy Living at 574-6350 with questions.

Fort Dodge council to meet Monday

The Fort Dodge City Council will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the Municipal Building, 819 First Ave. S. The agenda includes public hearings on a pair of proposed rezonings, a property acquisition, equipment purchases and the appointment of a new police officer.

Tickets available for Army Field Band

The United States Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus will perform in Fort Dodge Tuesday. The concert will be in Decker Auditorium on the campus of Iowa Central Community College. The doors will open at 6:15 p.m.; the show will begin at 7 p.m. Free tickets are available at the offices of ...

Book giveaway coming this week

Readers of all ages will be able to get a free book this week when three Fort Dodge organizations mark the National Summer Day of Learning. Books will be provided at these times and locations: • 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Oleson Park Splash Pad • 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at ...

Morse Lake project meeting set

CLARION — Plans to improve Morse Lake in Wright County will be the subject of a public meeting Tuesday, according to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Lake Cornelia Shelter at the north end of Lake Cornelia. Morse Lake suffers from poor ...

Iowa Highway 3 bridge to close

POCAHONTAS — Iowa Highway 3 just west of Pocahontas will be closed to traffic beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, according to the state Department of Transportation. It will remain closed until mid-September for a bridge replacement project. Traffic will be detoured using Pocahontas County roads ...

Conservation District seeks board members

Candidates to run for seats on the Webster County Soil and Water Conservation District board are wanted. Candidates are needed to fill three seats on the board. The new members will be elected during the November general election. To be eligible to run and serve on the board, individuals ...

Disaster declaration made for Webster County

The Webster County Board of Supervisors signed a disaster declaration due to the severe weather on June 14. Storms caused severe damage to public and private property. The declaration will enable state emergency funds to be utilized.

Fort Dodge Public Library Independence Day hours

The Fort Dodge Public Library will close at 5:30 p.m. today and will be closed all day Wednesday for the Independence Day holiday. The library will open at 9 a.m. on Thursday. For more information call the library at 515-573-8167, ext. 224, or visit