News Brief

FD council to have budget meeting Monday evening

The Fort Dodge City Council will have a budget workshop beginning at 5 p.m. Monday in the Municipal Building, 819 First Ave. S. The council will review the proposed 2018-2019 budgets for these agencies: • Karl King Municipal Band • Fort Dodge Convention & Visitors Bureau • ...

UnityPoint Health reaches agreement with Amerigroup

WEST DES MOINES — UnityPoint Health and Amerigroup Iowa (Amerigroup) announced Friday that they have reached an agreement on a Medicaid Health Plan contract. This resolution means UnityPoint Health will continue to be part of the Amerigroup provider network in 2018. Individuals covered by the ...

Families program registration ongoing

Strengthening Families Program:10-14 is registering Fort Dodge sixth-graders and their parents for the communication based prevention program scheduled to begin on Jan. 22 and Jan. 25. The focus of the seven-week program for parents is to help them establish “love and limits” for their ...

Winter Preschool Storytime registration begins

Registration has started for Winter Storytime at the Fort Dodge Public Library. Storytimes begin on Feb. 21 and Feb. 22. During the six week session, children listen to stories, rhymes, learn fingerplays and take their first steps toward early literacy. Registration is accepted on a first ...

Letter on behalf of FDEA submitted

Branwyn Greathouse, chief negotiator for the Fort Dodge Education Association, submitted a letter to the Fort Dodge Community School District board Monday night with the intent to bargain. No other information was presented. The Fort Dodge Community School District board approved agreements ...

FDCSD audit report is released

Murray Stanley, of Schnurr & Company LLP, Certified Public Accountants and Consultants, presented information relating to the financial audit of the Fort Dodge Community School District during the school board meeting Monday night. The district’s revenues totaled $56,066,545 for the ...

Community Manna Meal canceled

Due to winter storm damage, the First United Methodist Church Community Manna Meal set for Saturday has been canceled.

Carl Rhoer rink open this week

WEBSTER CITY — The Carl Rhoer Ice Skating Rink at Nokomis Park on North Des Moines Street in Webster City will be open today, Thursday and Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. The hours the shelter will be open are from 1 to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. There is no cost to use both the ...

One hurt in I-35 crash

WILLIAMS — A Webster City woman was injured when her vehicle spun out of control on an icy on-ramp to Interstate 35 Friday morning. The Iowa State Patrol reported that Tiffany Krieger, 33, was taken to VanDiest Medical Center in Webster City following the crash. Information on her condition ...

Teen passes out, officer returns her to consciousness

A Fort Dodge police officer brought a teen out of unconsciousness over the weekend after she’d been drinking and suffered a medical episode. Capt. Ryan Gruenberg, of the Fort Dodge Police Department, said Officer Chris Weiland responded to a medical call on Monday, New Year’s Day, at ...

Hawkins re-elected Webster City mayor

WEBSTER CITY — Mayor John Hawkins was re-elected Monday evening during the City Council of Webster City meeting. Hawkins was unanimously re-elected in a roll call vote. Mayor pro tem Brian Miller was also re-elected in a 4:1 roll call vote with Councilman Logan Welch voting no. The ...

Campidilli will head Hamilton supervisors

WEBSTER CITY — Dan Campidilli was elected Tuesday morning to serve as the chairman of the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors. The board held its annual reorganizational meeting Tuesday morning at the start of the new year. Supervisor Doug Bailey was named the chairman pro-tem. Availa ...

Advocates discuss spay, neuter program

WEBSTER CITY — Monica Becker, a representative and board member of the Hamilton County Animal Advocates organization, spoke with members of the City Council of Webster City Monday night about the possibility of a pilot Trap-Neuter-Return program in Webster City. The TNR program would ...

Humboldt County seeks sign grant

DAKOTA CITY — The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors applied for a sign replacement grant through the Iowa Department of Transportation on Tuesday. If awarded, the IDOT will reimburse Humboldt County up to $10,000 for conforming regulatory, warning and school area signing materials, said ...

Snow and ice removal operations in effect

Because of Friday’s snow storm, Fort Dodge residents are reminded that a parking prohibition has automatically gone into effect on all residential emergency snow routes because there has been an accumulation of two inches or more of snow. The parking prohibition will be in effect until 24 ...

Havelock Post Office is closing

HAVELOCK — The current Havelock Post Office is being closed due to structural and safety concerns, according to an announcement from the U.S. Postal Service. The retail operations of the Post Office will be moved to a yet-to-be-determined location. The Postal Service’s goal is to find a ...

‘Making Ends Meet’ workshop to be held

HUMBOLDT — Making the most of our money is a goal shared by just about everyone. “Making Ends Meet,” a new free workshop from ISU Extension and Outreach, can provide strategies and solutions. The two-part workshop will be offered from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Jan. 23 and 30, free of charge ...

Rep. Helen Miller receives soybean award

State Rep. Helen Miller, D-Fort Dodge, has received the Friend of the Iowa Soybean Farmer Award from the Iowa Soybean Association. The award was given to her in recognition of her efforts to champion the importance of agriculture among fellow legislators, according to an announcement from the ...

Schnurr releases audit on CFR

Schnurr & Co. LLP has released an audit report on Community and Family Resources, a substance abuse treatment organization based in Fort Dodge. The accountants found that the organization’s operating revenues totaled $6,358,032 for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2017. That is a ...

Budget, credit union building on council agenda

The proposed 2018-2019 budget and a new home for People’s Credit Union will be on the agenda for the Fort Dodge City Council on Monday. The council will meet at 5 p.m. in the Municipal Building for a budget workshop. The proposed budgets for planning, building inspections, sanitation, the ...