News Brief

Members of Fort Museum, FDFAA get sneak peek

The Fort Museum and Frontier Village will hold a members only sneak peek from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, in anticipation of the season beginning on May 1. Members of the Fort Dodge Historical Foundation get in free, while members of the Fort Dodge Fine Arts Association are admitted for $5. ...

Spring Clean-up Days continue

Spring Clean-up Days will be continue today and the first two Wednesdays of May according to the following schedule: Today — the area south of Second Avenue North and East of 15th Street. May 3 — the area north of Fourth Avenue North and West of 15th Street. May 10 — the area ...

New FDPD officer hired

Allie Thompson was hired Monday by the City Council to become a Fort Dodge police officer. Thompson is a deputy sheriff in Cedar County. She has a bachelor’s degree in criminology from the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls. Her brother, Patrol Officer Evan Thompson, is already on ...

One lane on Fifth Avenue South in FD to close

Eastbound traffic on Fifth Avenue South between 29th and 31st streets will be reduced to one lane beginning Monday, according to the Fort Dodge Public Works Department. The traffic restriction is necessary because city crews will be repairing a water main.

Intersection to be closed for sewer work starting Sunday

The intersection of Avenue C and C Street will be closed beginning Sunday, according to the Fort Dodge city engineering staff. Local traffic will have access. Detours will be posted. The intersection is being closed because of a sewer improvement project that will continue throughout the ...

Moose Easter Egg Hunt winning tickets announced

The Moose Easter Egg Hunt winning ticket numbers are in. Bring your winning tickets to the Moose Lodge between 4 to 8 p.m. on Sunday to pick up your prize. The Moose Lodge is located at 424 First Ave. S. The winning ticket numbers are as follows (Check the last three numbers on your ticket): ...

Saturday Eggs and Issues session is postponed

The Eggs and Issues legislative forum that was scheduled for Saturday morning at Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge has been postponed. A new date hasn’t been set. Jim Kersten, an organizer of the forum, said it has been postponed because legislators may work late tonight and ...

Fort offering sneak peek at new exhibits

The Fort Museum and Frontier Village will be giving a sneak peek at new and updated exhibits to members of the Fort Dodge Historical Foundation as a member benefit from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 29. Memberships are available online at www.fortmuseumfv.com or by calling 573-4231.

Lunch & Learn is May 3 at Gunderson Funeral Home

Serving Our Servants will hold a program from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on May 3 at Gunderson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 1615 N. 15th St. The program will feature SOS, which include the police, fire and emergency services. There will also be discussion on the event for the 70th ...

Kossuth/Palo Alto EDC to host Intern Breakfast

ALGONA — The Kossuth/Palo Alto County Economic Development Corporation will provide interns a networking opportunity during its annual Intern Breakfast in May. The breakfast is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. on May 17 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Algona. Interns attending the K/PACEDC ...

Storm rattles the Fort Dodge area

A storm that passed through Webster County Wednesday evening prompted a possible funnel cloud sighting, but apparently caused no major damage. Scott Forbes, the county’s emergency management coordinator, said there was a report of a funnel cloud north of Fort Dodge, but it was an ...

Medicare informational meetings to be held

Medicare-eligible beneficiaries are invited to attend a free informational meeting to learn about Medicare Advantage plans from HealthPartners UnityPoint Health. Register at HealthPartnersUnityPointHealth.com or by calling (888) 360-0796. Dates and times are as follows: 1 to 2:30 p.m. ...

‘Lunch and Learn’ is Monday in Laurens

LAURENS — The Laurens Boosters will host “Lunch and Learn” from noon to 1 p.m. on April 24 at West Iowa Bank. The Small Business Development Center, out of Fort Dodge, will talk about marketing for small rural businesses. RSVP to laurenschamber@gmail.com by April 20. Bring a lunch. There ...

FD Spring Clean-up Days schedule announced

Spring Clean-up Days will be held the last two Wednesdays of April and the first two Wednesdays of May according to the following schedule: Wednesday — the area north of Second Avenue North and east of 15th Street, including Orchard Glen, Rolling Hills and 170th Street. April 26 — the ...

Part of 10th Avenue North to close

Tenth Avenue North east of 16th Street will be reduced to one lane beginning today and continuing through Wednesday, according to the Fort Dodge city engineering staff. The traffic restriction is necessary for street repairs.

Burning ban still in place in Fort Dodge

Open burning of yard waste remains illegal in Fort Dodge. Each spring and fall, the City Council lifts the burning ban for about a week. However, that has not happened yet this spring. Recently, the Fort Dodge Fire Department has responded to a growing number of complaints about smoke from ...

Last chance private pesticide continuing instruction course set in Pocahontas

POCAHONTAS — Pocahontas County will offer a “Last Chance” private pesticide applicator continuing instruction course (CIC) for private pesticide applicators on April 13 at the Pocahontas County Extension and Outreach office in Pocahontas. This program is shown in cooperation with the ...

One lane of North 15th Street to be closed

One southbound lane of 15th Street between 20th Avenue North and the North 15th Street Bridge will be closed today, according to the Fort Dodge city engineering staff. All other lanes will remain open and traffic controls will be in place. The lane closure is necessary to allow the ...

Part of Eighth Avenue North to be closed

Eighth Avenue North between North Seventh Street and North Ninth Street will be closed to through traffic until work is completed for street repairs.