News Brief

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.

Part of 10th Avenue North intermittently closed

Traffic on 10th Avenue North between North 18th and 19th streets will be intermittently closed to through traffic until work is completed for street repairs. Alternating stop signs will be in place. Use alternate routes if possible. Motorists are urged to reduce speed and use caution in the area.

Learn about leasing at farmland leasing meetings

AMES — Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host multiple farmland leasing meetings during July August at various times and locations throughout Iowa. The annual meetings are offered to address questions that land owners, tenants or other interested individuals have about leasing ...

FD planners recommend change at industrial park

The Fort Dodge Plan and Zoning Commission on Tuesday recommended a slight change in the layout of the new industrial park on the city’s east side. The industrial site is along an extension of First Avenue South that’s north of the Decker Truck Line Inc. campus. It is known as the Decker ...

Disaster proclaimed for counties including Kossuth

DES MOINES (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has issued a disaster proclamation for four counties in northern and eastern Iowa ravaged by severe weather, heavy rains and flash flooding. The governor’s office said Tuesday that the proclamation covers Chickasaw, Dubuque, Floyd and Kossuth ...

Utility finances on City Council agenda

The finances of the water system will be the focus of the Fort Dodge City Council when it meets Monday. The council will meet at 6 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 819 First Ave. S. During that session, the council will consider taking action to borrow up to $1.2 million to pay for water ...

10th Avenue North reduced to one lane

Beginning Monday, the westbound traffic on 10th Avenue North between North 23rd and North 24th streets will be reduced to one lane of traffic until work is completed for street repairs. Detours will be posted. Please use alternate routes if possible. Motorists are urged to reduce speed and use ...

Part of North Seventh closed

Seventh Street between Eighth and 11th avenues north will be closed beginning Tuesday for repaving, according to the Fort Dodge city engineering staff. That section of street will remain closed for about one week. Traffic will be detoured to North Fourth Street.

Concrete work set for Kenyon Road

A concrete patching project set to begin Tuesday will cause periodic lane closures on Kenyon Road, according to the Fort Dodge city engineering staff. The project will affect Kenyon Road between U.S. Highway 169 and Eighth Street. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in both directions. ...

The Maschhoffs raise funds to benefit GoServ Global

EAGLE GROVE — GoServ Global, a faith-based organization, recently received a donation that will help the group build more modified grain bin homes in vulnerable communities throughout the world, according to a press release from The Maschhoffs LLC, of Carlyle, Illinois. The Maschhoffs, a ...

Fort Dodge City Council to have special meeting today

The Fort Dodge City Council will hold a special meeting at 4:30 p.m. today in the Municipal Building, 819 First Ave. S. During the meeting, the council will consider approving resolutions of support for two developers seeking workforce housing tax credits from the Iowa Economic Development ...

Webster County residents to get labor study calls

Webster County residents will be receiving phone calls regarding an ongoing labor employment study being conducted by the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance and Iowa Workforce Development. The survey call originates from Cedar Rapids, so the incoming number will have a 319 area code, ...

Water main flushing begins Monday

Beginning Monday and continuing through Aug. 4 between the hours of 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., the Warehouse Department will be flushing the water mains in Zone 1 in Fort Dodge. This is the area located within the boundaries west of the river to U.S. Highway 169, north of Lizard Creek including the ...

FD utility office to be closed Monday

The utility billing department/city treasurer’s office in the Fort Dodge Municipal Building, 819 First Ave. S., will be closed Monday due to ongoing renovations. This includes the office that accepts utility bill, parking and other payments; and issues parking passes, pet licenses and ...

Shag the Drag raises $1,000

Shag the Drag raised $1,000 for Meals on Wheels on July 8. More than 130 people participated in the run/walk event, according to Jenn Becker, event organizer. “Originally the idea was just a fun way to get people downtown,” Becker said. “Part of it was for the fun of it, and we also ...

Supervisors hear update on bridges

There are now 46 Webster County bridges with low weight postings, Webster County Engineer Randy Will told the county Board of Supervisors Tuesday. By the end of 2017, Will said he plans to bring the number below 40. “We’ve had some additional inspections, and there are a few changes, ...

Countywide breakfast set for July 19

WHITTEMORE — The Kossuth/Palo Alto County Economic Development Corporation will hold its annual County Wide Breakfast at 7 a.m. July 19 at St. Michael’s Parish Center in Whittemore. The special guest speaker will be Travis Toliver with the Waverly Chamber of Commerce and his topic is, ...

Network at Noon is today at GFDGA

The Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance’s Network at Noon will be held today from noon to 1 p.m. at the Growth Alliance’s office, 24 N. Ninth St. Kerrie Kuiper, executive director of the Fort Dodge Convention and Visitors Bureau, will be speaking about “The Fireball Run Adventurally,” ...