News Brief

Agriculture groups challenge California Roundup warning

A coalition of a dozen national and Midwestern agricultural groups sued on Wednesday to overturn a California decision that could force the popular weed-killer Roundup to carry warning labels that it can cause cancer. The lawsuit filed in federal court in Sacramento seeks an injunction ...

Drainage water quality practices focus of workshop

The design and layout of new practices being considered for water quality improvements of farmland drainage will be the focus of a workshop Dec. 14 in Fort Dodge. Registration for the day-long program begins at 7:45 a.m.; morning session starts at 8 a.m. at the Iowa State University Extension ...

Laurens man, pets die of suspected carbon monoxide

HAVELOCK — A man and some pets were found dead Friday after a carbon monoxide leak at a home in Havelock. The Pocahontas County Sheriff’s Department identified the man as Anthony Mowry, 26, of Laurens. According to Sheriff Brian Larsen, deputies received a report of an unresponsive man ...

Iowa educator’s teaching license suspended

ALGONA (AP) — A state board has suspended the teaching license of a northern Iowa teacher and coach was accused of being intoxicated at school. The Iowa Board of Educational Examiners ordered the suspension of Chad Ahlers’ teaching and coaching licenses for two years. He also was ordered ...

Pest control course set for Dec. 6

POCAHONTAS — Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pocahontas County office will host a pest control operators continuing instruction course for commercial pesticide applicators on Dec. 6. The program provided by the ISU Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education Program can ...

Dairy programs set for Sac, Pocahontas

The Dairy Directions seminars are scheduled for Dec. 5 in Sac County and Dec. 6 in Pocahontas County. Both programs will be held at the local county Extension office. “Dairymen in these areas will have the opportunity to have the most current researched-based dairy information presented ...

Operation Christmas accepting donations

Operation Christmas will open Tuesday for donations of new or gently used winter clothing for adults and children, household items, bedding, towels, Christmas trees and Christmas decorations. Donations may be left by the northeast double doors in the alley behind the Trolley Center, 900 ...

Fireworks on Fort Dodge council agenda

The creation of the Webster County Cultural and Wellness Authority is far from the only thing on the agenda for the Fort Dodge City Council on Monday. The council’s work will begin at 5 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 819 First Ave. S., with a workshop discussion on proposed changes to the ...

Ady to address Growth Alliance event tonight

The Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance Fall Membership Appreciation Reception will be held tonight with the leader of an economic development and site selection firm as the keynote speaker. The event will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Willow Ridge Golf Course, 1788 Madison Ave. Janet ...

Village Inn honoring military on Veterans Day

Veterans and Active Military Members Get a Free Inn-Credible V.I.B. Breakfast on November 11th at Village Inn The Village Inn restaurant in Fort Dodge is honoring members of our armed forces with a free breakfast this Veteran’s Day. All day on Saturday veterans and active duty service men ...

FDSH open house set for Monday

Fort Dodge Senior High will host an open house on Monday, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. This will be an opportunity for parents and community members to see the newly remodeled spaces at the school through guided tours. Tours will include the new auxiliary gym, wrestling room, locker rooms, ...

Flattery, Moehnke coast unopposed to re-election

Fort Dodge City Council members Terry Moehnke and Dave Flattery were re-elected without opposition Tuesday. Moehnke received 360 votes to win his third term representing Ward 1. That ward includes western Fort Dodge, Pleasant Valley and part of downtown. Flattery received 1,034 votes to win ...

Railroad crossing to be closed

The railroad crossing on 220th Street between Baxter Avenue and Dakota Avenue will be closed today through Wednesday for repairs, according to Canadian National Railway.

Hunter education field day set

The Webster County Hunter Safety Volunteers have scheduled an Iowa online hunter education field day for the Webster County area. The field day will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 19 at the Bob Heun Shelter in Kennedy Park. An approved Iowa online hunter education course must be ...

Pro-Ag meeting set in Fort Dodge

The Pro-Ag meeting —Management Options for Lenders, Coops and Agri-businesses is set for Nov. 16 in Fort Dodge. Dr. Chad Hart, Extension crop economist from Iowa State University, will discuss the market outlook for corn and soybeans. Current production has driven prices to recent lows, ...

FDCSD, St. Ed to hold HuGs drive

The Fort Dodge Community School District and St. Edmond Catholic School are opening up a HuGS (hats, gloves and socks) drive as a Rachel’s Challenge service project. Throughout November as a Rachel’s Challenge chain reaction of kindness, the schools will be collecting socks, hats and ...

Women, Land, and Legacy session for Pocahontas and Buena Vista counties

POCAHONTAS — Women, Land, and Legacy Pocahontas and Buena Vista Counties will be holding a learning session on “Top 10 when Margins are Tight.” The discussion will focus on key decisions when facing current Ag markets. ISU Extension and Outreach Specialist, Gary Wright, will present at ...

Fumigation Continuing Instruction Course is Nov. 14

POCAHONTAS — Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pocahontas County office will host a Fumigation Continuing Instruction Course for commercial and private fumigant pesticide applicators from 9 to 11 a.m. on Nov. 14. The program provided by the Iowa State University Extension and ...

Drug Take Back continues today in Fort Dodge

The fall Drug Tack Back event continues today at Daniel Pharmacy. From 10 a.m. to noon today, anyone with unused or expired prescription medications can drop them off at the pharmacy, 1114 Central Ave. The medications will be destroyed by the Drug Enforcement Administration. Webster County ...

A man convicted of robbery failed to report back to residential facility

A man convicted of second-degree robbery in Johnson County failed to report back to the Fort Dodge Residential Facility on Wednesday, according to the Iowa Department of Corrections. Donald Donte William Wood, reportedly removed his tracking device at about 2:25 p.m. Wood, 32, is a black ...