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Budget session set for FD council

The Fort Dodge City Council will have another budget workshop followed by a regular business meeting Monday. The budget workshop will begin at 5 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 819 First Ave. S. During that session, the elected officials will review the proposed 2018-2019 spending plans for ...

Hamilton County Emergency Management to host meeting

Hamilton County Emergency Management recently signed a contract with MIDAS to update the Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plans for the unincorporated area, as well as cities within the county. This will be an update to the most recent plan, completed in 2014. This planning process is ...

Assistance available through the Conservation Stewardship Program

DES MOINES — Agricultural producers wanting to enhance current conservation efforts are encouraged to apply for the Conservation Stewardship Program. Through CSP, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service helps private landowners build their business while implementing conservation ...

Tickets now on sale for Manson Meridian Singers

MANSON — Tickets for the Manson Meridian Singers 47th annual show are now on sale. This year’s show, “United in Song,” will be held at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 10, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11., in the Kate Toben Auditorium at Manson Northwest Webster High School in Manson. The choir ...

Prairie Lakes AEA audit completed

Schnurr & Company, LLP, Certified Public Accountants and Consultants, today released an audit report on Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Schnurr & Company, LLP, reported that the Agency had revenues of $25,361,835 for the year ended June 30, 2017, a 5.47% ...

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 ...