News Brief

Earth work day, wildflower walk postponed

Two outdoor events scheduled for today have been postponed due to wet weather: • Earth Day Work Day at Camp WaNoKi. • Wildflower Walk at Skillet Creek Indian Mounds. Webster County Conservation will announce rescheduled dates at a later time.

Culvert collapses under county road

National Avenue north of Webster County Road C56, about two miles west of Badger, will be closed until water levels recede enough to allow repairs on a collapsed 30-inch concrete culvert. Assistant Webster County Engineer Jamie Johll said the culvert was old and just deteriorated. A ...

Jack of Hearts benefit planned

FONDA — A “Jack of Hearts” benefit is being planned for baby Jack Liam Palmer, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m Sunday at the Fonda Fire/EMS Station. Freewill donation will be taken at the door for a pork loin sandwich lunch. Carryouts are available in Fonda, by calling 712-288-5799. Donation ...

FD men charged in Yes Way robbery in Webster City

WEBSTER CITY — Two Fort Dodge men have been charged in connection with the April 5 robbery of a Webster City convenience store. Webster City Police Chief Shiloh Mork said Lucas William Osborne, 29, and Michael J. Graves, 25, were charged with robbery in the second degree for their ...

Spring cleanup rescheduled

Spring clean-up day has been rescheduled. The new date has been set for April 23. The change was made because of impending weather conditions anticipated for Wednesday. Spring cleanup on April 23 includes the area north of Second Avenue North and east of 15th Street, including Orchard ...

Respect for Life sale this weekend

The St. Edmond Respect for Life Garage will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Corpus Christi Center, 403 N. Eighth St. The building will be open from 4 to 7 p.m. today, Wednesday and Thursday to drop off donations.

Eggs and Issues postponed

The Eggs and Issues legislative forum that had been scheduled for Saturday was postponed due to bad weather. A new date for the forum hasn’t been announced. Eggs and Issues is a program of the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance and Iowa Central Community College.

FDSH prom postponed

The Fort Dodge Senior High prom was postponed Saturday due to the snowstorm. The prom will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight at the Fort Dodge Middle School, 800 N. 32nd St. A hypnotist will perform at 9 to 10:30 p.m. after the prom. After Prom Party tickets will be refunded during lunch ...

Part of Iowa 17 to close in Wright County

EAGLE GROVE — Iowa Highway 17 between the north side of Eagle Grove and Iowa Highway 3 will be closed Tuesday and will remain closed until early October, according to an announcement from the state Department of Transportation. The road is being closed for a reconstruction project. Cedar ...

Junk collection returns to FD Wednesday

The first spring cleanup day collection of refuse in Fort Dodge will be held Wednesday. That day’s collection will cover the area north of Second Avenue North and east of North 15th Street. It will include Orchard Glen, Rolling Hills and 170th Street. Items to be picked up must be placed ...

Audit on FD city finances released

An audit on the city of Fort Dodge has recently been released by Cornwell, Frideres, Maher & Associates PLC, of Fort Dodge. The auditors reported that the city’s revenues totaled $56,345,841 for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2017. That’s a 3.7 percent increase from the previous ...

Walk-A-Block for Autism is today at Fort Frenzy

One Vision Children’s Autism Center will hold its inaugural Fort Dodge Walk-A-Block for Autism today. The event is designed to bring local residents together to celebrate autism awareness, advocacy, and acceptance. This free event will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at Fort Frenzy, 3232 First ...

Street repairs will interrupt Fort Dodge traffic

Beginning today, traffic on 16th Avenue North between North 28th and 29th streets will be closed to through traffic until work is completed for street repairs. Detours will be in place. Use alternate routes if possible.

FDCSD to add pickup truck with snow plow

The Fort Dodge Community School District board approved the purchase of a new pickup truck at its meeting Monday night. The 2018 Dodge Ram 2500 will be provided by Shimkat Motor Co. at a cost of $26,632. It will be equipped with a snow plow. The truck will be used by the district’s ...

Boil advisory lifted after water main break Friday

The city experienced a water main break on Friday and a drinking water advisory was issued for the area of First Avenue South and South First Street. The procedural testing came back satisfactory, so the drinking water advisory has been lifted.

FD council to consider property code, loan

A new property maintenance code and a short-term loan are on the agenda for the Fort Dodge City Council on Monday. The council will meet at 6 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 819 First Ave. S. The elected officials will consider the third and final reading of a measure to adopt the 2015 ...

Snow may cause parking prohibition

Current weather forecasts predict an accumulation of up to 3 inches of snow possible today. Because weather can change abruptly, residents are encouraged to stay tuned to local weather conditions. A parking prohibition automatically goes into effect on all residential emergency snow routes ...

Part of North 16th to close Monday

North 16th Street between Sixth and Seventh avenues north will be closed beginning Monday morning and will remain closed through Wednesday, according to the Fort Dodge city engineering staff. The road will be closed due to sanitary sewer repairs.

Boil advisory set for small area of Fort Dodge Friday

A boil advisory has been issued for five Fort Dodge addresses following a water main break Friday morning. Those addresses are: • 9 S. First St. • 102 First Ave. S. • 202 First Ave. S. • 228 First Ave. S. • 14 S. Third St. People at those addresses are urged to boil ...