News Brief

Drug Take Back is this weekend

The Webster County Sheriff’s Department is once again teaming up with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration to collect unused prescription drugs. The medications can be dropped off from 3 to 5 p.m. on Friday at Hy-Vee, 115 S. 29th St., and Family Pharmacy in Dayton, 21 S. Main ...

Recorders office switching software

The Webster County Recorders office will not be recording documents on Nov. 9 due to a software conversion to Eagle Recorder. All documents brought in on Nov. 9 will be recorded on Nov. 13.

FDSH class to host Fright Night Friday

Members of the Fort Dodge Senior High understanding social systems class are hosting Fright Night on Friday. The event is from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at FDSH, 819 North 25th Street. Admission is four non-perishable food items per person. Items collected will benefit Beacon of Hope. “Fright ...

FD Public Library to close early Monday

The Fort Dodge Public Library will close at 6:30 p.m. on Monday. For more information contact the Library at 573-8167 ext. 224 or visit its website at www.fortdodgeiowa.org/library.

Mayor, council forum is Wednesday in Fort Dodge

The candidates for Fort Dodge mayor and City Council will answer questions from the public during a Wednesday evening forum. The forum will be held at the BioScience and Health Science Building at Iowa Central Community College. The forum will begin at 5:30 p.m. with the candidates running ...

FDCSD approves Astor as district representative

The Fort Dodge Community School District board approved Gary Astor as the district’s representative for the Prairie Lakes AEA board of directors at its meeting Monday night. Astor will serve a four-year term. He has served on the Prairie Lakes AEA board for eight years. He said he has ...

Canine Good Citizen testing is Sunday

The Fort Dodge Kennel Club will hold Canine Good Citizen testing at 1 p.m. on Sunday at the Kennel Club Training Center, 210 10th St. S.W. Testing is open to any dog at least 1 year old. The owner must show proof of current vaccinations. Dogs will be required to walk politely on leash ...

Webster City, NEH school districts closer to merger

WEBSTER CITY — The Webster City School Board approved a petition for reorganization with the Northeast Hamilton School District Monday. District patrons can now begin gathering signatures for the petition to be submitted to the Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency by Nov. 1. If the ...

FDSH to present fall play

The Fort Dodge Senior High drama department will present “You Can’t Beat the House” at 7 p.m. on Nov. 3 and 4 in the Gail Nicewanger Little Theater at Senior High. In “You Can’t Beat the House,” two inept burglars enter a house with the intent to rob it only to find out it is for ...

Theiss farm rezoning to come before council for final vote

The proposed new rules for fireworks are not the only things on the agenda for the Fort Dodge City Council on Monday. At 5:30 p.m., the council will hear a presentation from some Fort Dodge Senior High students who traveled to Kosovo in August. Fort Dodge is a sister city to Gjakova in ...

‘Remembering Our Fallen’ is on display in Webster City

WEBSTER CITY — “Remembering Our Fallen” will be on display today until Saturday at RSVP, 749 Second St., in Webster City. The free display is open to the public from noon to 7 p.m. “Remembering Our Fallen” is a reminder of the ultimate sacrifice made by Iowa soldiers killed in ...

Humboldt sets bid letting date for roof projects

DAKOTA CITY — The Humboldt Community School Board set the date for a bid letting on the roof repair project that resulted from storm damage earlier in the year. Roofs at the Taft and Mease schools and the bus barn were damaged by hail. The high school auditorium roof needs to be replaced ...

Fort Dodge landlords to hold candidate forum

The Fort Dodge Area Landlords Association will hold an electoral forum starting at 6 p.m. Thursday at the VFW, 518 S. 29th St. This will include the Fort Dodge City Council and mayor candidates, said Laurie Eastwood of Eastwood Realty. “The public is invited to ask questions, and get to ...

Women, Land, and Legacy holding a Learning Session on ag markets

POCAHONTAS — Women, Land, and Legacy Pocahontas and Buena Vista Counties will be holding a Learning Session on “Top 10 when Margins are Tight.” The discussion will focus on key decisions when facing current ag markets. ISU Extension and Outreach Specialist, Gary Wright, will be ...

FD council buys wood chipper

A new wood chipper for the Fort Dodge Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department was purchased Monday by the City Council. It was bought from Vermeer Co., of Pella, for $24,950, including trade-in. It will replace a 2013 model that will be traded in. The only other bids came from Midwest ...

17th Street Southwest to be closed for weeks

Seventeenth Street Southwest between 14th Avenue Southwest and South 15th Street will be closed for about three weeks beginning Monday, according to the Fort Dodge city engineering staff. Drivers are asked to find an alternate route in the area.

Aquatic, forest, right-of-way course is Wednesday

POCAHONTAS — Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pocahontas County office will host an Aquatic, Forest and Right-of-Way Continuing Instruction Course for commercial pesticide applicators on Wednesday. The program provided by the ISU Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education ...

Flu shot clinic will be held in Clare

CLARE — Webster County Public Health will host a flu shot clinic from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Friday at the Clare Public Library. Cost is $25 per shot. There is no charge for Medicare, but bring your Medicare card.

Electrical problem nearly starts fire in Fort Dodge house

An electrical problem nearly caused a fire in a Fort Dodge house Friday night. Firefighters were called to 2112 Fourth Ave. N. at about 9 p.m. for a report of a smoke smell in the house. Barb Bass, who lives there, said her daughter called to tell her about the smell. When she got home, she ...

Webster County to hold Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training on Nov. 2

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Webster County will host a Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training. Fruit and vegetable growers and others interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), ...