News Brief

Meriwether dinner is canceled

Due to an unforeseen event, the Meriwether dinner scheduled for Saturday is canceled until further notice. The plan is to reschedule the event in mid-September. Anyone holding tickets can use them at the rescheduled event.

400 block of North 15 Street closed today

The 400 block of North 15th Street will be closed beginning at 7 a.m. today so that city crews can remove a tree, according to the Fort Dodge city engineering staff. Southbound traffic will be detoured onto Sixth Avenue North to North 22nd Street, continuing on to Second Avenue North and ...

Shag the drag today and Saturday

Cars will be cruising up and down Central Avenue once again this weekend in a Shag the Drag event. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. today and Saturday on Central Avenue in Fort Dodge, and is just a chance for cars to cruise up and down the street, organized by Jimmy Coleman. Coleman said ...

Frederick Green, Molly Moeller added to Fort Dodge Police Department

Two new officers were added to the Fort Dodge Police Department Monday by City Council action. The new officers are Frederick Green and Molly Moeller. Green grew up in Fort Dodge and graduated from Fort Dodge Senior High. He has a bachelor’s degree from Buena Vista University in Storm ...

Farm leasing meeting is Thursday

The Webster County Extension and Outreach will host a farm leasing meeting at 9 a.m. on Thursday at the Extension office, 217 S. 25th St., Suite C12. There will be a $25 cost if not pre-registered. For more information, call 576-2119.

Part of 16th Avenue North closed to through traffic

Beginning Monday at 6 a.m., 16th Avenue North between North 26th and 28th Street will be closed to through traffic. The city of Fort Dodge warehouse division will be performing water main maintenance. Detours will be posted. Use alternate routes if possible.

Miss Diversity Pageant is today

The Miss Diversity Pageant will be held at 3 p.m. today at Athletics for Education and Success (AFES), 712 Third St. S.W. The pageant is a follow-up from Miss Black Fort Dodge and is for girls ages 10 to 18.

Exchange student seeking host family

A student from Kosovo is looking for a host family for the 2017-2018 school year. Diar Rama is 17 and the son of a Kosovo Security Forces general, Rrahman Rama. He speaks English and wants to play football. The family will come to Iowa during the Iowa State Fair. Contact Kassi Wheeler at ...

Part of South 28th Street to close

Beginning today at 6 a.m., weather permitting, until work is completed, part of South 28th Street will be closed to through traffic. The street will be closed between 10th and 11th avenues south because the Warehouse Division will be performing sanitary sewer repairs. Detours will be ...

Water main flushing to begin today

The Fort Dodge Warehouse Department will begin water main flushing today and it will last through Sept. 1. The flushing will occur between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Zone 5 will be affected by the flushing. This includes the area located within the boundaries east of the Des Moines River from ...

Part of South 17th Street closed

Beginning today at 6 a.m., South 17th Street between Seventh and Eighth avenues south will be closed to through traffic. The Warehouse Division will be performing repairs to the street. Detours will be posted. Please use alternate routes if possible. Motorists are urged to reduce speed ...

FDMS fall sports sign up set for Aug. 15

Fall sports sign up for Fort Dodge Middle School seventh- and eighth-graders will take place at 7 p.m. on Aug. 15 at the FDMS auditorium. Sports include volleyball, football and cross country. Parents/guardians should attend this sign up meeting with their student if their child plans to ...

Part of South 17th Street closed to through traffic

Beginning Monday, the northbound lane of South 17th Street between Seventh and Eight avenues south will be closed to through traffic. The Warehouse Division will be performing repairs to the street. There will be No Parking posted in the immediate area of the street repairs. Detours will be ...

Conquer the Gauntlet obstacle race comes to Woolstock

WOOLSTOCK — A four-mile, 25-obstacle mud run will be held Saturday at Eagle Creek MX Park, 3075 Hancock Ave., Woolstock. Conquer the Gauntlet’s first wave will start at 8 a.m., with waves of approximately 70 runners every 15 minutes until 11 a.m. The final wave begins at 10:45 a.m. ...

Women, Land and Legacy to hold session on pasture condition scoring

POCAHONTAS — Women, Land and Legacy Buena Vista and Pocahontas counties will hold a learning session on pasture condition scoring with ISU Extension and Outreach beef specialist, Beth Doran, Aug. 24. It will be held at 40153 140th Ave., Laurens. To register, contact Holly Frerk, (712) ...

Iowa Seed Corn Cover Crops Initiative to host meeting

HUMBOLDT — The Iowa Seed Corn Cover Crops Initiative will host a meeting from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Aug. 14 at the Humboldt County Farigrounds. “Setting up for Success with Cover Crops” is an informative, peer-sharing event, with time set aside for an open discussion revolving around cover ...

Humboldt Supervisors OK Hardy storage bin bid

DAKOTA CITY — Humboldt County will replace a storm-damaged sand and salt storage bin at Hardy. Wind ripped the roof off the structure in May. “We have already settled with the insurance company for part of the money. Once we replace it we will get more of the money back,” County ...

Holland is low bidder on Humboldt County project

DAKOTA CITY — The Humboldt County Board of supervisors held a bid letting for a project in Drainage District 2 east of Gilmore City. Drainage Engineer Rick Hopper with Jacobson-Westergard & Associates, Estherville, said five bids had been received for the project. Bids were received ...

FD City Council to consider easement

The Fort Dodge City Council will address a utility easement issue related to the future development of a convenience store during a special meeting Monday. The council will meet at 6 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 819 First Ave. S. During that meeting, the elected officials will consider ...

FD intersection to be closed for work

Beginning Monday, the intersection of Second Street Northwest and Third Avenue Northwest will be closed to through traffic for water valve maintenance. Detours will be posted. Use alternate routes if possible.