News Brief

Intersection of 22nd Avenue North, North 22nd Street closed

Beginning immediately, 22nd Avenue North will be closed to through traffic at the intersection with North 22nd Street for street repairs. Detours will be posted. Use alternate routes if possible. Motorists are urged to reduce speed and use caution in the area.

Fall Preschool Storytime registration begins at FD Public Library

Registration has started for Fall Storytime at the Fort Dodge Public Library. Storytimes begin on Oct. 20 and 21 and conclude on Oct. 25 and 26. Registration is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until all sessions are filled. Registration by the child’s parent is required in ...

Annual Meriwether smoked chop/smoked turkey dinner

The H.C. Meriwether Scholarship Board will hold its annual smoked chop and smoked turkey dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday at Coppin Chapel Church, 329 First Ave. S. The meal will include a choice of meat, two sides, roll, dessert and drink. Meals will be available for eat-in or carry out. ...

Intersection of Crestview Heights and O Street to be closed

The intersection of Crestview Heights and O Street will be closed to through traffic for street repairs through Monday. Detours will be posted. Please use alternate routes if possible. Motorists are urged to reduce speed and use caution in the area.

Tax statements have been mailed

Webster County Treasurer Jan Messerly reminds residents that tax statements have been mailed out Aug. 17. If you own property and did not receive a statement, please contact the treasurer’s office. The tax statements are mailed out once a year in August before the first payment is due in ...

Assessor/deputy assessor exams set for October

Statewide examinations for the positions of deputy assessor and assessor have been scheduled for October, according to Courtney M. Kay-Decker, Director of the Iowa Department of Revenue. The examination for deputy assessor will be held at 8:30 a.m., Oct. 14, and the examination for assessor ...

Fort Dodge Senior High class of 1967 reunion is this weekend

The Fort Dodge Senior High class of 1967 will hold its 50th high school class reunion at 6 p.m. on Friday at Fort Frenzy, 3232 First Ave. S., for an informal social evening. Walk-ins are welcome for a fee at the door if not registered. The class will also gather at 5 p.m. on Saturday at the ...

E’burg Cub Scout recruitment night set

EMMETSBURG — Emmetsburg Cub Scout Pack 146 recruitment night, for boys in kindergarten through fifth grade, is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Harrison Park. If interested but cannot attend recruitment night, contact Heather Forsythe at (515) 890-7570 or email epack146@gmail.com.

Maas named to Palmer College Dean’s List

MANSON — Alexandra Maas, of Manson, has been named to the Palmer College of Chiropractic Dean’s List for the third trimester. She is a fourth-trimester student in the doctor of chiropractic program. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, a student must achieve a minimum grade-point average ...

Pocahontas Co. to offer Clover Kids

POCAHONTAS — There will be an organizational parent/child meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at ISU Extension and Outreach Pocahontas Office for all children in kindergarten through third grade who would like to participate in the Pocahontas County Clover Kids 4-H Program. Children will ...

Fort Dodge intersection to be closed

The intersection of Eighth Street and Second Avenue South will be closed Tuesday due to ongoing road repairs, the Fort Dodge city engineering staff reported. Eighth Street between Second and Fourth avenues south will also remain closed to traffic. All traffic will be detoured to Seventh ...

Part of First Avenue South to be closed

First Avenue South between 31st and 32nd streets will be closed to traffic for street repairs beginning Tuesday, according to the Fort Dodge Public Works Department. Truck drivers are advised to use South 31st Street from Fifth Avenue South to reach First Avenue South.

Lake City wastewater discharge stopped

LAKE CITY — Lake City officials were able to stop an ongoing wastewater discharge going to Lake Creek with some innovative wiring early Thursday afternoon. The discharge began after a pump failure that flooded a pumping station. The city treatment plant operator rewired a pump to stop the ...

Lake City wastewater discharges into Lake Creek

LAKE CITY — Untreated wastewater has reportedly been flowing into Lake Creek, according to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. The ongoing discharge was reported Thursday morning. Officials said wastewater was overflowing from a manhole on the northwest side of town near the ...

Input sought from Gowrie citizens for assessment

GOWRIE — The city of Gowrie has commissioned the Iowa Economic Development Authority’s Downtown Resource Center to conduct a downtown assessment. The city of Gowrie and Gowrie Development Commission have teamed to coordinate this Downtown Assessment scheduled for Sept. 5-7. The assessment ...

St. Paul Lutheran School has openings for 4 year olds

St. Paul Lutheran School has a few openings left in its 4-year-old program for the 2017-2018 school year. Children must be 4 years old by Sept. 15. There is only one session of 4-year-olds and it is offered on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 8:30 to 11 a.m. The class size is ...

Pocahontas County reports 4-H/FFA beef carcass results

POCAHONTAS — Brady Janssen, of Gilmore City, had the top beef carcass at the 2017 Pocahontas County Fair; second place went to Jacalyn Sobotka, of Laurens. The advanced feeder placings went to Cody Peterson, of Palmer, taking top honors in the steer pens, with Bailey Vainreb, of ...

Part of Williams Drive, Central Avenue to be closed

Beginning today, until work is completed, traffic on Williams Drive between 13th Avenue North and 14th Avenue North will be closed to through traffic until work is completed for street repairs. Central Avenue will be intermittently closed from Seventh to Eight Street this morning. ...

Attendance expectations for Dodger Stadium announced

The Fort Dodge Senior High varsity football team kicks off its home season against Sioux City North at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Dodger Stadium. The district would like to remind students, parents, and community members who plan to support our team of the expectations at Dodger Stadium: • All ...