News Brief

Storm sewer work to interrupt traffic

Weather permitting, beginning Monday for approximately three days, 10th Avenue North from North 32nd Street to Samson Avenue/Webster County Road P63 will be closed to through traffic to allow for the installation of storm sewer. Detours will be in place directing traffic to Fifth Avenue ...

FDCSD central office will be closed part of today

The Fort Dodge Community School District central administration office and all school offices will be closed from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. today for an all-staff meeting as the district prepares for the new school year. Parents and community members are encouraged to plan ahead for any needs ...

Water to be shut off today in parts of Fort Dodge

Weather permitting, beginning at 7:30 a.m. today until work is completed, water will be shut off on South 26th Street from 14th Avenue South to 15th Avenue South, and on 15th Avenue South from 25th Street to 27th Street. The Warehouse department will be replacing a water valve. Use alternate ...

Road to be closed at Seventh Avenue North and 27th Street

Weather permitting, beginning today until work is completed, traffic on Seventh Avenue North and 27th Street will be reduced to one lane of traffic until work is completed for street repairs. Detours will be in place.

Gordon Lundberg is Dayton rodeo parade marshal

DAYTON — The Dayton Championship Rodeo parade grand marshal is Gordon Lundberg, of Dayton. Lundberg is being honored for his service with the Dayton Celebration Committee, his tenure as president of the Dayton Community Club, Dayton City Council, presidency of the Oak Park Golf Board and ...

FD utility office to be closed Tuesday morning

The Fort Dodge Utility Billing Office in the Municipal Building, 819 First Ave. S., will be closed from 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday for employee training. All other offices in the Municipal Building will be open.

Head Start In FD sponsors child, adult meal program

YOUR Inc. Head Start in Fort Dodge is sponsoring the Child and Adult Care Food Program, according to an announcement from the group. Meals are provided without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. Child care participants who are members of FIP or Food Assistance ...

Shag the Drag event designed to bring people together

Shag The Drag event is 6 p.m. to midnight today on Central Avenue. Those attending may drive up and down Central Avenue and park at the City Square to socialize. There will be food trucks, ice cream truck and music. Organizer James Coleman IV stated, “I started this event last year to see ...

Fort Dodge residents lose power Wednesday

About 2,500 customers in the Fort Dodge area were impacted briefly by a power outage Wednesday afternoon. The outage occurred at about 12:35 p.m. Power was restored after about five minutes. As of late Wednesday afternoon only one customer remained without power in Fort Dodge, according to ...

Part of Sixth Avenue North to become two-way

Sixth Avenue North between 22nd Street and Martin Luther King Drive will be closed between 4 a.m. and noon today. The road is being closed so that lines can be painted to reflect a change to two-way traffic on part of Sixth Avenue North. This afternoon, Sixth Avenue North between 25th ...

FD Parks and Rec movie is Thursday night

Fort Dodge Parks and Recreation Department is showing the movie “James and the Giant Peach” Thursday. The show begins at 8:45 p.m. or when dark at the Oleson Park Bandshell, 1400 Oleson Park Ave. Bring blankets or lawn chairs and snacks. The movie is free.

Christopher Taylor hired as Fort Dodge police officer

Christopher Taylor was hired as a Fort Dodge police officer by the City Council on Monday. Since July 2016, he served as a correctional officer at the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility. He was previously a Webster County jailer. He is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, where he ...

City Manager Fierke gets contract extension

City Manager David Fierke received a four-year contract extension from the Fort Dodge City Council on Monday. The contract extension sets his base salary at $160,764. It also includes a $600 per month car allowance. The contract extension was approved unanimously without ...

Cardio equipment to be added to FDSH wrestling room

The wrestling room at Fort Dodge Senior High will soon feature new cardio equipment. The Fort Dodge Community School District board awarded a contract for the installation of the new equipment at its meeting Monday night. The contract was awarded to 2nd Wind Exercise Equipment, of Clive. ...

Part of Williams Drive to be rebuilt

A section of Williams Drive near Snell-Crawford Park will be rebuilt this fall. The reconstruction project wasn’t originally planned for this year, but engineers say the street there has deteriorated so badly something must be done. The area to be rebuilt is from 11th Avenue North to the ...

Two Fort Dodge streets to be closed Monday

Parts of two Fort Dodge streets will be closed for repairs beginning Monday, according to city officials. Those streets are: • 20th Avenue North between 26th and 28th streets • Third Avenue North between Ninth and 10th streets

Thursday’s Shag the Drag event results announced

The top three male and female finishers in the Shag the Drag race have been announced. The three-mile run/walk was held Thursday evening. Reed Russell, Jonathan DeJong and Jonathon Madden were the top three male finishers. Carissa Harvey, Nicole Hagar and Amanda Bush were the top three ...

Part of North 22nd Street to be closed today

Weather permitting beginning at 7 a.m. today until work is completed, North 22nd Street between Eighth and 10th Avenues North will be closed to through traffic until work is completed. The city warehouse department will be working on intake repairs. Use alternate routes if possible. ...

Fireside chat is at Camp Wanoki on Thursday

Webster County Conservation Naturalist Karen Hansen will host a fireside chat at Camp WaNoKi, from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. The subject of the talk is atlatls and axes. Sit around a fire with a campfire snack, and throw darts and tomahawks. Learn how people used to hunt. The evening will end ...

22nd Avenue North at 29th Street to be closed to through traffic

Beginning immediately, until work is completed, 22nd Avenue North will be closed to through traffic at the intersection of 29th Street for street repairs. Detours will be posted. Motorists are urged to reduce speed and use caution in the area.