News Brief

One hurt in motorcycle crash between Sac City and Early

SAC CITY — Kimalyn Kay Keleher, of Manson, was injured in a motorcycle accident Saturday evening. At about 7:09 p.m. the Sac County sheriff’s office responded to a single-vehicle accident involving a motorcycle on U.S. Highway 20 near Perkins Avenue. A 2017 Harley-Davidson Road King ...

Foster Grandparents Recognition Event is today

The Foster Grandparent Program will hold its 2018 Recognition Event today at Fort Frenzy, 3232 First Ave. S. The doors will open at 3:45 p.m. for grandparents and invited guests at 3:45 p.m. A pizza buffet will begin at 4 p.m. with a formal program beginning at 4:45 p.m. Roma Fuller will ...

Veterans Affairs offices will assist area veterans and families

Webster and Hamilton County Veteran Affairs offer assistance for veterans, service members and their families. This includes federal and state benefits as well as temporary county benefits to qualifying indigent veterans and their families. County benefits include rent, utilities, ...

Alley paving project launched in Webster City

WEBSTER CITY — An alley paving job that will support the construction of a planned Dollar General store in Webster City was launched by the City Council on Monday. The proposed store would be on a vacant lot along Prospect Street just north of Second Street. The alley runs along the south ...

Funding approved for web site, social media

WEBSTER CITY — A new web site intended to help draw people to Hamilton County and Webster City will receive full funding for its second year. The Webster City City Council voted unanimously to contribute $6,000 to continue operating the web site hamiltoncountyiowawelcomehome.com and related ...

Gomez leaving Webster County attorney’s office

Assistant County Attorney Dustin Gomez is resigning from the office. Webster County Attorney Darren Driscoll will begin looking to hire another attorney as soon as possible, Driscoll said Tuesday at the board of supervisors meeting. “I plan to put it on your agenda next week,” ...

North First Street Bridge is closed to traffic

The North First Street Bridge is now closed to traffic and will remain closed until further notice, according to the Fort Dodge city engineering staff. AML Riverside LLC can be reached from the north side while the bridge is closed. The bridge, built in 1925, is being replaced.

Rasmussen appointed to Region IV Hazmat Commission

CLARION — Wright County Supervisor Rick Rasmussen was appointed to the Region IV Hazmat Commission during the Wright County Board of Supervisors regular meeting Monday. Rasmussen has served as the Wright County District 1 supervisor for five years. He is replacing Supervisor Stan Watne on ...

Poppe is in the top five on ‘American Idol’

CLARKSVILLE — Maddie Poppe, a former Iowa Central Community College student, has made the top five on the popular television show “American Idol.” Poppe, 20, of Clarksville, sings and plays guitar, ukulele and keyboard. She attended Iowa Central in 2016 to study graphic ...

Raptors to be featured at Fireside Chat

Raptors will be the subject of a Thursday evening gathering that’s to be the first of a series of Fireside Chats at Camp WaNoki south of Fort Dodge. The Fireside Chat will begin at 7 p.m., according to an announcement from the Webster County Conservation Board. Parking will be available in ...

Contract approved for bridge project west of Duncombe

Plans are moving forward for a bridge replacement project over Brushy Creek west of Duncombe. The bridge is on Vincent Avenue. The low bid came from Dixon Construction Co., Correctionville, for $428,433, lower than the engineer’s estimate of $460,000. The contract calls for a late ...

Parts of Seventh Avenue North to close

Seventh Avenue North between 15th and 16th streets will be closed this morning and will remain closed for about a week, according to the Fort Dodge city engineering staff. Seventh Avenue North between 14th and 15th streets will be closed Thursday and will remain closed for about a week. ...

South 29th to close for construction

Beginning Monday, weather permitting, South 29th Street will be closed about 250 feet north of First Avenue South. Eastbound and westbound traffic will be allowed through the intersection, but motorists should expect delays. They are urged to use an alternate route, as well as caution in the ...

FD council to hold workshop

The Fort Dodge City Council will hold a strategic planning workshop Monday evening. It will begin at 5 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 819 First Ave. S.

Truck rolls after passenger takes wheel

FONDA — A truck and camper rolled outside of Fonda on Tuesday after a passenger reportedly grabbed the steering wheel, Pocahontas County Sheriff Brian Larsen said. Teresa Petersen, of Red Oak, was driving the truck and was injured in the crash, Larsen said. The accident happened before ...

Princess workshop to be held Sunday

Girls in first grade through third grade will have the opportunity to learn how to be a princess through a princess workshop at the Webster County Extension Office, 217 S. 25th St., Suite C-12. The fun-filled day will be held Sunday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Princesses will make arts and ...

Pederson receives Main Street award

A leader in the downtown Self-Supported Municipal Improvement District recently won a statewide honor. Steve Pederson, who was the district’s board president last year when it took on the responsibility for the city’s new Main Street program, received the Main Street Iowa Leadership Award. ...

Paschen to talk in FD on Wednesday at Bloomer’s on Central

Ames pediatrician and candidate for Iowa’s 4th Congressional District, Dr. John Paschen, will be meeting with local Democrats, independents and conservatives at Bloomer’s Gourmet Coffee on Central in Fort Dodge Wednesday to discuss his campaign priorities. The event, hosted by former ...

Atwood named to Fort Dodge Police Department

Harmon Atwood was appointed to the Fort Dodge Police Department by a vote of the City Council Monday. Atwood, of Gilmore City, is a graduate of West Bend-Mallard High School. He then attended Iowa State University in Ames. He is an emergency medical technician and a medic with the Iowa Army ...

Storm sewer fee increases on FD council agenda

The monthly fees that Fort Dodge property owners pay to maintain and improve storm sewers would increase under a proposal to be considered by the City Council on Monday. The base fee paid by most homeowners would increase from $3 per month to $5 per month. The fees paid on apartments, plus ...