News Brief

FDSH to present fall play

The Fort Dodge Senior High drama department will present “You Can’t Beat the House” at 7 p.m. on Nov. 3 and 4 in the Gail Nicewanger Little Theater at Senior High. In “You Can’t Beat the House,” two inept burglars enter a house with the intent to rob it only to find out it is for ...

Theiss farm rezoning to come before council for final vote

The proposed new rules for fireworks are not the only things on the agenda for the Fort Dodge City Council on Monday. At 5:30 p.m., the council will hear a presentation from some Fort Dodge Senior High students who traveled to Kosovo in August. Fort Dodge is a sister city to Gjakova in ...

‘Remembering Our Fallen’ is on display in Webster City

WEBSTER CITY — “Remembering Our Fallen” will be on display today until Saturday at RSVP, 749 Second St., in Webster City. The free display is open to the public from noon to 7 p.m. “Remembering Our Fallen” is a reminder of the ultimate sacrifice made by Iowa soldiers killed in ...

Humboldt sets bid letting date for roof projects

DAKOTA CITY — The Humboldt Community School Board set the date for a bid letting on the roof repair project that resulted from storm damage earlier in the year. Roofs at the Taft and Mease schools and the bus barn were damaged by hail. The high school auditorium roof needs to be replaced ...

Fort Dodge landlords to hold candidate forum

The Fort Dodge Area Landlords Association will hold an electoral forum starting at 6 p.m. Thursday at the VFW, 518 S. 29th St. This will include the Fort Dodge City Council and mayor candidates, said Laurie Eastwood of Eastwood Realty. “The public is invited to ask questions, and get to ...

Women, Land, and Legacy holding a Learning Session on ag markets

POCAHONTAS — Women, Land, and Legacy Pocahontas and Buena Vista Counties will be holding a Learning Session on “Top 10 when Margins are Tight.” The discussion will focus on key decisions when facing current ag markets. ISU Extension and Outreach Specialist, Gary Wright, will be ...

FD council buys wood chipper

A new wood chipper for the Fort Dodge Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department was purchased Monday by the City Council. It was bought from Vermeer Co., of Pella, for $24,950, including trade-in. It will replace a 2013 model that will be traded in. The only other bids came from Midwest ...

17th Street Southwest to be closed for weeks

Seventeenth Street Southwest between 14th Avenue Southwest and South 15th Street will be closed for about three weeks beginning Monday, according to the Fort Dodge city engineering staff. Drivers are asked to find an alternate route in the area.

Aquatic, forest, right-of-way course is Wednesday

POCAHONTAS — Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pocahontas County office will host an Aquatic, Forest and Right-of-Way Continuing Instruction Course for commercial pesticide applicators on Wednesday. The program provided by the ISU Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education ...

Flu shot clinic will be held in Clare

CLARE — Webster County Public Health will host a flu shot clinic from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Friday at the Clare Public Library. Cost is $25 per shot. There is no charge for Medicare, but bring your Medicare card.

Electrical problem nearly starts fire in Fort Dodge house

An electrical problem nearly caused a fire in a Fort Dodge house Friday night. Firefighters were called to 2112 Fourth Ave. N. at about 9 p.m. for a report of a smoke smell in the house. Barb Bass, who lives there, said her daughter called to tell her about the smell. When she got home, she ...

Webster County to hold Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training on Nov. 2

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Webster County will host a Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training. Fruit and vegetable growers and others interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), ...

FD street will be closed for weeks

Seventeenth Street Southwest from 14th Avenue Southwest to South 15th Street will be closed to through traffic beginning Monday for approximately three weeks, weather permitting. Motorists are urged to use an alternate route and caution in the area.

Owen named chief deputy assessor

Webster County Supervisors have named a new Webster County chief deputy assessor. Lori Owen was appointed to the position, with a salary increase from $49,472 to $51,946, by Assessor Angie Vinson. Vinson served as chief deputy before she became assessor in August. Owen had been the ...

Inmate missing from FD work release

An inmate has been listed as escaped from the state work release facility in Fort Dodge. The Iowa Corrections Department said in a news release Tuesday that 40-year-old Andrew Nielsen didn’t report back to the facility Monday night. He’d been transferred there on July 20. Nielsen’s ...

FDCSD board hears financial report

The Fort Dodge Community School District collected $44.4 million in revenue while it spent $44.87 million for fiscal year 2017, according to Brandon Hansel, FDCSD director of financial services. Hansel presented the 2016-17 certified annual financial report at the FDCSD board meeting Monday ...

Baldwin headlines Iowa Dems’ event

DES MOINES — Alec Baldwin, the walking parody of the Republican president who received an Emmy award last month for his running parody of Trump on Saturday Night Live, is to be the keynote speaker at the state party banquet in Des Moines on Nov. 27. “Heading into the 2018 midterm ...

Part of South Seventh to be closed

South Seventh Street below the Kenyon Road Bridge between Ninth Avenue Southwest and 10th Street Southwest will closed for repairs beginning Monday, according to the Fort Dodge Public Works Department. Detours will be posted.

Water main flushing begins Monday

Beginning Monday through Oct. 27, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., the Warehouse Department will be flushing the water mains in Zone 13 — the area located within the boundaries north and south from Sixth Avenue North to Fifth Avenue South, east and west from 32nd Street to 21st ...

FD Council to revisit housing development

The Fort Dodge City Council will again revisit the effort to turn the former Theiss farm into a new neighborhood called Williams Bend when it meets Monday. The Council meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 819 First Ave. S., with a workshop discussion on trails. The ...