News Brief

Clover Kids Superhero Day is Dec. 28

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is holding Clover Kids Superhero Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 28 at the Webster County Fairgrounds, 22770 Old U.S. Highway 169. Second- and third-graders are invited to dress up as their favorite superhero for a day of fun, including the star lab, ...

Webster City aids Hamilton County after shed fire

WEBSTER CITY — The city of Webster City is loaning some equipment to the county after a costly early morning fire that engulfed a Hamilton County maintenance shed. Ken Wetlzer, the city’s public works director, reported during Monday’s City Council meeting, that the city would be ...

Bids rejected for razing former pastry shop

WEBSTER CITY — The City Council on Monday rejected bids for the demolition of a former pastry shop located in the city’s downtown. According to City Clerk Karyl Bonjour, the bids exceeded the engineer’s opinion of probable cost. The shop, located at 605 Second Street, was acquired by ...

FD changes refuse collection times for the holidays

Due to the Christmas and New Year holidays, refuse collection routes for the city of Fort Dodge will be as follows: Christmas Holiday — Dec. 25 Tuesday garbage route will be collected on Thursday, Dec. 27, and Thursday garbage route will be collected on Friday, Dec. 28. The normal ...

Women in Ag series of classes offered in Webster County in 2019

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach — Webster County is offering a series of five Women in Ag classes in 2019. The classes will be held on Thursdays beginning Jan. 10, and continuing Jan. 24, Feb. 7, Feb. 21 and Mar. 7. The classes will be held in the Webster County Extension and ...

FD City Council to continue budget talk

More budget discussions and a new way to help pay for the annual Independence Day fireworks are on the agenda for the Fort Dodge City Council on Monday. The council will meet at 5 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 819 First Ave. S., for a workshop on the 2018-2019 budget. The spending ...

FDCSD will host career fair Monday

The Fort Dodge Community School District will host a career fair for teachers and coaches on Monday. The fair will run from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Duncombe Elementary School, 1620 Sixth Ave. N. Onsite interviews will be held for high school, middle school, and elementary teaching ...

FD library will be closed Wednesday

The Fort Dodge Public Library will be closed to the public Wednesday while new boilers are being installed. If you have items that are due back Wednesday, you may return them in the outside book drop on the north side of the building or bring them in on Thursday and they will counted as having ...

Essing admits to distributing meth in Fort Dodge area

A Fort Dodge man has pleaded guilty to methamphetamine charges in United States District Court. Craig E. Essing, 59, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine Nov. 26 in federal court in Sioux City, according to the United States attorney’s office, Northern ...

KYL to host Healthy Connections program

WEBSTER CITY — Jodi Harms from Van Diest Medical Center Senior Life Solutions will be at Kendall Young Library for more segments of Healthy Connection talks today at 2 and 6:30 p.m. She will be discussing depression. The session takes place in the library meeting room. No registration required.

FDCSD approves purchase of three school buses

The Fort Dodge Community School District approved the purchase of three new school buses at its meeting Monday night. The district will add two 77-passenger buses and one 77-passenger wheelchair school bus. Hogland Bus Co., of Marshalltown, will provide the three buses at a cost of ...

Fifth Avenue South will be closed

The westbound traffic of Fifth Avenue South will be reduced to one lane on the east side of South 29th Street today for an emergency sewer repair. The duration of this closure is unknown.

Homeward Housing receives grant

HUMBOLDT — Neighboring counties also received funds from the Iowa Finance Authority Board recently . The Homeward Housing Trust Fund received a total of $295,311 in grants from the state. This will be used in Calhoun, Humboldt, Kossuth, Palo Alto, Pocahontas, Worth, Wright, Franklin, ...

Part of C Street to be closed

Weather permitting, beginning today for approximately one week, C Street from Avenue C to Avenue D will be closed to through traffic. Local traffic will have access.

Pocahontas chorus, band concert Sunday

POCAHONTAS — The annual Pocahontas Community Chorus/Band “Sounds of the Season” concert is 2 p.m. Sunday at Resurrection of Our Lord Catholic Church, Pocahontas. A freewill offering will be accepted.

Humboldt HS concert is Monday

HUMBOLDT — The Humboldt High School Music Department will present its annual Christmas Concert at 7 p.m. Monday in the R. Wesley Carlson Auditorium. The concert features the high school concert band, women’s chorus and concert chorale. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for students.

FD council to start budget talks

The Fort Dodge City Council will begin working on the 2019-2020 budget when it meets Monday. The 2019-2020 fiscal year doesn’t begin until July 1, but state law requires cities to have their budgets done by mid-March. Faced with that requirement, the council will have a budget workshop ...

Northfield bake sale is Monday in FD

A holiday bake sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday in the first floor of the Heartland building in downtown Fort Dodge. The sale is being held by the Northfield Church of Christ women's ministry.

Fifth Avenue South traffic interrupted

Effective immediately, the westbound traffic of Fifth Avenue South will be reduced to one lane on the east side of South 29th Street for an emergency sewer repair. The duration of this closure is currently unknown. Motorist are urged to use and alternate route and caution in construction area.

Accident report: pickup lost control on icy roads Sunday

Details have been released from a head-on collision Sunday night on icy roads about three miles east of Fort Dodge. A Chrysler 300 was traveling west on County Road D20 at about 5:30 p.m., while a Ford F150 Super Crew pickup was heading east. The truck lost control just west of Taylor Avenue ...