News Brief

Fort Dodge Memorial Day refuse collection announced

Due to the Memorial Day holiday, refuse collection routes for the city of Fort Dodge will be as follows: • Refuse normally collected on Monday, May 29 will be collected on Tuesday, May 30. • Refuse normally collected on Tuesday, May 30 will be collected on Thursday, June 1. • Refuse ...

Volunteers needed for Victory Garden

The Fort Museum and Frontier Village is seeking veterans, active military and their families to volunteer at the Fort’s Victory Garden 100. Volunteers will plant and reap the harvest of the garden. The Victory Garden 100 celebrates the 100th anniversary of World War I. Sign up as a ...

Lehigh seeks new library trustee

LEHIGH — The Lehigh Public Library is seeking a dedicated volunteer to assist the library director and the rest of the library board in making decisions that affect the future and operation of the library. Meetings are held the second Monday of each month at 5 p.m. New trustees must ...

Otho all school reunion is May 27

OTHO — The Otho all school reunion will be held at 1:30 p.m., May 27 at the Pizza Ranch in Fort Dodge. Call Anna Irvine Leonard at (641) 444-3040 for information.

4-H horseback riding clinic set for June 3

CLARION — Wright County Extension and Outreach will have a free 4-H horseback riding clinic from 10 a.m. to noon on June 3 at the Wright County Fairgrounds. The workshop will cover groundwork and showmanship, western pleasure and horsemanship, and trail. Register by May 26, call (515) 532-3453.

Meriwether dinner is postponed

Due to storm damage to Triton Cafe at Iowa Central Community College, the H.C. Meriwether Scholarship Dinner scheduled for Saturday has been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date. That date has been tentatively set for July 8 at 6 p.m.

Stop sign going away near US 20

Drivers coming north from U.S. Highway 20 near Moorland will no longer have to stop at the T-intersection on their way to Fort Dodge. The Webster County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved replacing the stop sign there with a yield sign for drivers northbound on Webster County Road ...

Third Ave. NW will have lane closures today

Beginning at noon today there will be survey work by USIC for underground utilities on Third Avenue Northwest from Highway 169 all the way through the Hawkeye Bridge. There will be periodic lane closures. Drivers are asked to use caution in the survey area. The work should be completed by ...

Gully sentenced to federal prison

A Fort Dodge man who violated the terms of his supervised release was sentenced Monday to three years in federal prison. LaMarcus Lamar Gully, 31, was sentenced after a number of findings of violations of supervised release. Gully admitted he violated several terms of his supervision, ...

Arson blamed in deadly house fire

GUTHRIE CENTER (AP) — Investigators say arson was the cause of a house fire in central Iowa that killed two girls and severely injured their uncle. Law enforcement officials said Wednesday that the girls, who were cousins, have been identified as 16-year-old Shakiah Cockerham and ...

Workers gone after abuse allegations

DES MOINES (AP) — State officials say three workers at Iowa institutions for people with severe intellectual disabilities have been fired or resigned after being accused of mistreating residents, marking the latest in a series of problems at the centers. Two employees were fired from the ...

Part of South 18th Street to be closed

South 18th Street between Third and Fifth avenues south will be closed today and remain closed through Friday, according to the Fort Dodge city engineering staff. Intersections will be open. The road is being closed for repaving.

Free makeup class offered by La’ James

The Fort Dodge Public Library will host a free makeup class, taught by students and instructors of La’ James International College, from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the large meeting room of the library. The secrets of contouring, highlighting, brows and eyes will be talked about. All ages are ...

Part of Central Avenue to be closed today

Beginning today, Central Avenue between Seventh and Eighth streets will be closed to through traffic until work is completed for street repairs. Detours will be posted. Please use alternate routes if possible. Motorists are urged to reduce speed and use caution in the area.

Road Resurfacing projects to begin

Road construction is scheduled to start on Monday on two projects: • Webster County Road D33 (250th Street) from U.S. Highway 169 east 3.2 miles to Webster County Road P59 North (Nelson Avenue). • Webster County Road P59 (Nelson Avenue) from Webster County Road D43 (290th Street) ...

Fort Dodge street repair to interrupt traffic

South 20th Street from Third Avenue South to Fifth Avenue South will be closed to through traffic, weather permitting, beginning Wednesday until further notice. Local traffic will have access. This closure is part of the 2017 Street Repair Project. Additional closures will be issued ...

Water service repair will impact Fort Dodge traffic route

Weather permitting, Avenue B just southeast of K Street will be closed to through traffic today. Local traffic will have access by Avenue B under the Kenyon Road Bridge. Motorists are urged to use an alternate route and caution in the detoured area. Gudmonson Services will be performing a ...

‘Run to Honor’ 5K registration deadline is Sunday

Youth Empowerment Association Inc. will host its third annual “Run to Honor” 5K at 2 p.m. May 27 at John F. Kennedy Memorial Park. Registration forms need to be completed with enclosed check by May 14. Online registration is on its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/oyeainc. Entry is $25 and ...

Part of South 29th Street to close for sewer project work

South 29th Street between Fifth and Seventh avenues south will be closed to traffic beginning Monday, according to the Fort Dodge city engineering staff. Local traffic will have access. Detours will be posted. The street is being closed because of work on the ongoing East Region Storm Sewer ...

Program to highlight social media dangers for kids

The dangers children can encounter when using social media will be the subject of a Wednesday evening program at St. Edmond Catholic School in Fort Dodge. The program is entitled ‘‘Kids and the dangers of social media and how kids are lured into human trafficking.’’ It will begin ...