News Brief

KYL to host Healthy Connections program

WEBSTER CITY — Jodi Harms from Van Diest Medical Center Senior Life Solutions will be at Kendall Young Library for more segments of Healthy Connection talks today at 2 and 6:30 p.m. She will be discussing depression. The session takes place in the library meeting room. No registration required.

FDCSD approves purchase of three school buses

The Fort Dodge Community School District approved the purchase of three new school buses at its meeting Monday night. The district will add two 77-passenger buses and one 77-passenger wheelchair school bus. Hogland Bus Co., of Marshalltown, will provide the three buses at a cost of ...

Fifth Avenue South will be closed

The westbound traffic of Fifth Avenue South will be reduced to one lane on the east side of South 29th Street today for an emergency sewer repair. The duration of this closure is unknown.

Homeward Housing receives grant

HUMBOLDT — Neighboring counties also received funds from the Iowa Finance Authority Board recently . The Homeward Housing Trust Fund received a total of $295,311 in grants from the state. This will be used in Calhoun, Humboldt, Kossuth, Palo Alto, Pocahontas, Worth, Wright, Franklin, ...

Part of C Street to be closed

Weather permitting, beginning today for approximately one week, C Street from Avenue C to Avenue D will be closed to through traffic. Local traffic will have access.

Pocahontas chorus, band concert Sunday

POCAHONTAS — The annual Pocahontas Community Chorus/Band “Sounds of the Season” concert is 2 p.m. Sunday at Resurrection of Our Lord Catholic Church, Pocahontas. A freewill offering will be accepted.

Humboldt HS concert is Monday

HUMBOLDT — The Humboldt High School Music Department will present its annual Christmas Concert at 7 p.m. Monday in the R. Wesley Carlson Auditorium. The concert features the high school concert band, women’s chorus and concert chorale. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for students.

FD council to start budget talks

The Fort Dodge City Council will begin working on the 2019-2020 budget when it meets Monday. The 2019-2020 fiscal year doesn’t begin until July 1, but state law requires cities to have their budgets done by mid-March. Faced with that requirement, the council will have a budget workshop ...

Northfield bake sale is Monday in FD

A holiday bake sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday in the first floor of the Heartland building in downtown Fort Dodge. The sale is being held by the Northfield Church of Christ women's ministry.

Fifth Avenue South traffic interrupted

Effective immediately, the westbound traffic of Fifth Avenue South will be reduced to one lane on the east side of South 29th Street for an emergency sewer repair. The duration of this closure is currently unknown. Motorist are urged to use and alternate route and caution in construction area.

Accident report: pickup lost control on icy roads Sunday

Details have been released from a head-on collision Sunday night on icy roads about three miles east of Fort Dodge. A Chrysler 300 was traveling west on County Road D20 at about 5:30 p.m., while a Ford F150 Super Crew pickup was heading east. The truck lost control just west of Taylor Avenue ...

Congregational Christmas Cookie Walk is Saturday

First Congregational United Church of Christ will hold its annual Christmas cookie walk “Cookies ‘n More” from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the church, 1611 Williams Drive. There will be Christmas cookies, Christmas crafts, and baked goods. Shoppers can stop and have a cup of coffee and ...

Badger is holding a Holiday Lights competition

BADGER — The city of Badger will hold a Holiday Lighting Contest for local residents. Categories include originality, best lights and best yard display. To enter, contact Badger City Hall at 515-545-4514. Prizes will be awarded to the winner in each category. Judging will take place on Dec. 14.

UnityPoint Health to hold screenings Dec. 10, Dec. 13

UnityPoint Health — Trinity Regional Medical Center Healthy Living will be holding two screenings. A stroke and vascular screening will be held at UnityPoint — Trinity Regional Medical Center on Monday. Call 574-6350 to schedule an appointment. A community blood profile screening will ...

Part of Central Avenue to be closed

Central Avenue between Seventh and Eighth streets will be closed for about a week beginning Monday, according to the Fort Dodge city engineering staff. Local traffic will have access to the east end of the block and adjacent alleys. The main entrance to the Webster County Courthouse will be ...

Holiday Vendor Show set in Pocahontas

POCAHONTAS — The Pocahontas Holiday Vendor Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Pocahontas County Expo Center in Pocahontas.

Church to serve Swedish meatballs

BOXHOLM — Trinity Lutheran Church in Boxholm will serve a Swedish meatball dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday at the church for a freewill donation.

Webster County gets hydraulic mow attachment for roads department

New equipment to mow around obstructions on the sides of roads will be coming to Webster County. Purchase and installation of a new Tiger boom mower and attachments on an existing 2006 John Deere tractor for $50,252 was approved by the county board of supervisors Tuesday. “The goal is to ...