News Brief

Part of North Ninth reduced to one lane

Traffic on North Ninth Street between Second Avenue North and Fourth Avenue North will be reduced to one lane of traffic. The Warehouse department will be performing manhole repairs. Use alternate routes if possible.

Part of South 21st Street reduced to one lane

South 21st Street between Central Avenue and Second Avenue South will be reduced to one lane of traffic until work is completed for street repairs. Detours will be posted. Use alternate routes if possible.

Work to impact traffic on South 14th Street

South 14th Street from Second Avenue South to Third Avenue South will be closed to through traffic effective immediately until construction is complete. Motorists are urged to use an alternate route.

Communities, ghost towns to be featured in Callender

CALLENDER — The Callender Heritage Library/Community Center will host Dave Baker of “The 29th State” at 6 p.m. on Friday at the library. Baker gives a photographic tour through the communities, villages and ghost towns of Webster County that teaches how local places came to be, how the ...

Bridge replacements moving forward

Two bridge replacement projects are moving forward south of Fort Dodge. The Webster County Board of Supervisors approved two bids for the bridges at their regular meeting Tuesday. Both bridges will be completed by Peterson Contractors Inc., of Reinbeck, although the projects were not tied. ...

Part of South 18th Street to close

South 18th Street between Ninth and 10th avenues south will be closed to traffic beginning Monday, according to the Fort Dodge city engineering staff.

FD man gets prison in firearm conviction

SIOUX CITY — A man who illegally possessed a firearm was sentenced to nearly two years in federal prison on May 19. Leo Lewis Yeager, 30, from Fort Dodge, received the prison term after a Feb. 27 guilty plea to possession of a firearm by a felon. Yeager was previously convicted of Arson, a ...

Breakfast to benefit Green’s work

A pancake breakfast will be held Saturday morning to benefit Jade Green’s work at Casa Angelina orphanage in Guatemala. Breakfast will be served from 7 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 1007 First Ave. S. A freewill donation will be taken. Green, of Manson, will ...

Hazmat team called to check package in Webster City

WEBSTER CITY — Police, firefighters and the regional hazardous materials team were called Wednesday afternoon to check a suspicious package in Webster City. The package was received by a Webster City resident. Investigators believe it was related to a scam. Members of the Region V ...

Clare upgrade of water plant may cause discolored water

CLARE — The city of Clare is in the process of upgrading its water plant. As part of this, it is replacing its filters starting Wednesday. In order to do this and provide water to the community, the water plant is going to pump directly from the wells into the system and tower, according ...

Hollingsworth dance 50th anniversary event moved

The Hollingsworth School of Dance and Gymnastics 50th Anniversary Performance and Celebration scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday has been moved to the Fort Dodge Middle School, 800 N. 32nd St.

Iowa State University seeks first nursing degree program

AMES (AP) — Iowa State University is seeking approval to offer its first nursing degree program in order to help Des Moines-area nurses obtain bachelor’s degrees. University officials are seeking approval from the Iowa Board of Regents and the Iowa Board of Nursing to create the new ...

Xenia Rural Water District boil advisory lifted

DAYTON — A boil advisory that was issued for Xenia Rural Water customers west of the Des Moines River in Calhoun and Webster counties has been lifted, according to a news release from Xenia Rural Water District. A large water main break east of Dayton caused the boil advisory to be issued ...

FD storm cleanup to resume Tuesday

Fort Dodge city crews will resume picking up storm debris on Tuesday. They will be working on the west side and in the Pleasant Valley area, according to an announcement from City Manager David Fierke. It is essential to park vehicles away from the piles of debris along the curbs to ensure ...

Registration begins for Back to School Bash

The 2016-2017 school year is winding down, and the staff of Upper Des Moines Opportunity Inc. is already planning the August Back to School Bash. The event will be held Aug. 15 at Crossroads Mall, according to an announcement from the agency. During the event, backpacks and school supplies ...

Preorder your sandbox sand

Fort Dodge Noon Kiwanis will hold their annual sandpile days on June 9 and 10. Call 574-7226 now to preorder sand for a new sandbox or refresh an old one. Please leave your name, address, phone number and day you would like sand delivered. Each wheelbarrow is $5.

Part of Ninth Avenue South to be closed

Ninth Avenue South between 15th and 17th streets is now closed to traffic until further notice for construction, according to the Fort Dodge city engineering staff. Detours will be in place directing traffic to Eighth Avenue South.

260th intersection to be closed

The intersection of 260th Street and Union Avenue, headed east, will be closed for a tile repair project, according to the Webster County Road Department.

First CCS student art show is tonight

Community Christian School will be having its first student art show today in the CCS gym, 2406 9 1/2 Ave S. The show will be held from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. The come-and-go program will feature the artwork completed this school year by kindergarten through eighth-grade students. Students ...