News Brief

Congregational Christmas Cookie Walk is Saturday

First Congregational United Church of Christ will hold its annual Christmas cookie walk “Cookies ‘n More” from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the church, 1611 Williams Drive. There will be Christmas cookies, Christmas crafts, and baked goods. Shoppers can stop and have a cup of coffee and ...

Badger is holding a Holiday Lights competition

BADGER — The city of Badger will hold a Holiday Lighting Contest for local residents. Categories include originality, best lights and best yard display. To enter, contact Badger City Hall at 515-545-4514. Prizes will be awarded to the winner in each category. Judging will take place on Dec. 14.

UnityPoint Health to hold screenings Dec. 10, Dec. 13

UnityPoint Health — Trinity Regional Medical Center Healthy Living will be holding two screenings. A stroke and vascular screening will be held at UnityPoint — Trinity Regional Medical Center on Monday. Call 574-6350 to schedule an appointment. A community blood profile screening will ...

Part of Central Avenue to be closed

Central Avenue between Seventh and Eighth streets will be closed for about a week beginning Monday, according to the Fort Dodge city engineering staff. Local traffic will have access to the east end of the block and adjacent alleys. The main entrance to the Webster County Courthouse will be ...

Holiday Vendor Show set in Pocahontas

POCAHONTAS — The Pocahontas Holiday Vendor Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Pocahontas County Expo Center in Pocahontas.

Church to serve Swedish meatballs

BOXHOLM — Trinity Lutheran Church in Boxholm will serve a Swedish meatball dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday at the church for a freewill donation.

Webster County gets hydraulic mow attachment for roads department

New equipment to mow around obstructions on the sides of roads will be coming to Webster County. Purchase and installation of a new Tiger boom mower and attachments on an existing 2006 John Deere tractor for $50,252 was approved by the county board of supervisors Tuesday. “The goal is to ...

Snowmobile, off-highway vehicle registration due to expire Dec. 31

Current registrations for snowmobile and off-highway vehicles will expire on Dec. 31. Webster County Recorder Lindsay Laufersweiler reminds owners they may now renew their current registrations for the 2019 season for a fee of $17.75. A penalty of $5 will be added to registrations after ...

Wyatt Opperman hired as new Hamilton County deputy

WEBSTER CITY — Wyatt Opperman has been hired as a deputy with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department. Opperman is a native of Decorah. He moved to Fort Dodge to play baseball at Iowa Central Community College. He has a degree in criminal justice. Opperman most recently worked for the ...

St. Paul Lutheran accepting preschool applications

St. Paul Lutheran Preschool has new enrollment options for the upcoming school year program, including an added afternoon enrichment care option to better accommodate working families. Children who will be 4 years old by Sept. 15, 2019, may register for the 4-year-old preschool program ...

Community Christmas to accept applications

Applications for packages to be distributed by Community Christmas will be accepted Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at Athletics for Education and Success, 712 Third St. N.W. Applications will be accepted from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. all three days. The program, which provides ...

Humboldt County paving projects planned

HUMBOLDT — Plans for two paving projects are moving forward for Humboldt County roads. Next year, the county plans to repave County Road P33 from Rutland to Bode, and County Road P66 from Hardy north to the county line, Humboldt County Engineer Ben Loots said. This will be a 5-inch ...

Christmasland to debut for holiday season in Humboldt

HUMBOLDT — Christmasland in Humboldt will open for the holiday season on Friday. This marks the 37th year of this popular holiday attraction sponsored by the Humboldt/Dakota City Noon Kiwanis Club. It has been visited by more than 140,000 people since its opening in 1982. Visitors from ...

Traffic signal work will impact traffic

Weather permitting, beginning today until work is completed — traffic in the eastbound lane of Second Avenue North and 15th Street will be closed to traffic until work is completed for the electrical contractor to replace the traffic signal pole on the southeast corner of the ...

Humburg tapped by Gov. Reynolds for state post

HUMBOLDT — A Humboldt woman has been nominated by Gov. Kim Reynolds to serve on the panel that governs the Iowa Communications Network. Dawn Humburg has been nominated for the seat on the Iowa Telecommunications and Technology Commission. She is a professor and coordinator of the ...

City of Eagle Grove sells property

EAGLE GROVE — The city of Eagle Grove has agreed to part ways with an empty lot it owned. The Eagle Grove City Council authorized the sale of property located at 107 N. Blaine Ave. at its meeting on Oct. 29. The city acquired the house in January 2018 through a court order. It has since ...

Insurance agent offers program to raise Honor Flight money

An insurance agent in Fort Dodge is raising money for the Brushy Creek Area Honor Flight while offering no-obligation quotes to customers this month. For every quote given to customers during the month of November, Jeff Haupts, a State Farm agent, will donate $10 to the Honor Flight, which ...

FDSH to recognize, introduce Dodgers at Thursday event

The Fort Dodge Community School District will hold a Fort Dodge Senior High Fall Recognition and Winter Tip-Off event on Thursday at the FDSH main gym beginning at 6 p.m. Admission is a non-perishable food item. Special recognitions will be given to students involved in fall activities and ...