News Brief

Street project will close Fort Dodge street

Beginning Tuesday, until further notice the 500 block of South 31st Street will be closed to through traffic to complete a street project. Local traffic will have access. In conjunction with the 31st Street closure, Fifth Avenue South will be reduced to one lane eastbound from 31st Street ...

Nature Trail bridge closed after inspection

After the flood events that occurred from June 6 through July 2, the Fort Dodge city engineering department contracted with Calhoun-Burns and Associates to conduct bridge inspections to many of the city’s trail and road bridges. One of the bridges located on the Nature Trail has been ...

Local Rocky Mountain Elk banquet is Saturday

The Brushy Creek Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation will hold its annual fundraiser banquet on Saturday at the Webster County Fairgrounds. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. There will be a live and silent auction, raffles and other games to win guns ...

14th Avenue North and Kramme Drive to be closed

The intersection of 14th Avenue North and Kramme Drive will be closed this morning and will remain closed until work is completed, according to the Fort Dodge Public Works Department. City crews will be doing maintenance repairs in that area.

Supervisors OK portable traffic signals for work zones

Portable traffic signals that will aid in the safety of construction workers will soon be on display in Webster County. The county Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved an application for Transportation Safety Improvement funds for one set of temporary traffic signals. The cost for the ...

Section of nature trail is closed now

Beginning immediately, the nature trail from Woodlands to Orchard Glen will be closed until further notice, according to the city of Fort Dodge.

GoServ Global is seeking volunteers

EAGLE GROVE — GoServ Global, headquartered in Eagle Grove, 310 E. Broadway St., is seeking volunteers to help Iowa families who have been impacted by flooding or a tornado. The faith-based organization has worked with more than 30 families in the state recently. Volunteers have gutted ...

Lunch on the Square is Friday in downtown Fort Dodge

Lunch on the Square will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday in the Fort Dodge City Square. There will be a $6 cost for lunch. The menu is pork burgers, potato salad, baked beans, cookies and water. Lunch on the Square is sponsored by First American Bank, Fort & Schlegal CPA, ...

Road is reopened at the Paragon Avenue Bridge

The bridge replacement and hot mix asphalt projects on Paragon Avenue and Mill Road southeast of Fort Dodge are now complete, and both roads were opened to through traffic between Webster County Route P59 and Fort Dodge’s Fifth Avenue South Wednesday afternoon. However, 210th Street west ...

Fort Dodge will begin flushing water mains

Beginning today through Aug. 22 between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. the Fort Dodge city warehouse department will be flushing the water mains in the following areas: Zone 19 — The area located within the boundaries north and south from Fifth Avenue South to 12th Avenue South, east and west from ...

Blanden to hold Calder Color Creatures Camp next week

Blanden Memorial Art Museum, 910 Third Ave. S., is holding at two-day Art Camp: Calder Color Creatures Camp from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday and Wednesday. The camp is for children 6 to 9 years old. Participants will assemble a creative mobile. Snacks will be provided. Cost is $20 for members and ...

FD council to discuss sewers, housing project

The Fort Dodge City Council will begin its efforts Monday evening with a workshop discussion on sewer projects. That session will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 819 First Ave. S. The council’s regular business meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in the Municipal Building. The ...

Part of N. 27th Street to be closed beginning Monday

North 27th Street between Third and Fourth avenues north will be closed to traffic beginning Monday, according to the Fort Dodge Public Works Department. That stretch will remain closed until street repairs are completed.

Work set for intersection of MLK, 10th Avenue North

Traffic at the intersection of Martin Luther King Drive and 10th Avenue North will be restricted to one lane beginning Monday, according to the Fort Dodge Public Works Department. The traffic restriction will remain in place until street repairs are completed there.

Garden Club to go on field trip Tuesday

The Fort Dodge Federated Garden Club will go on a field trip Tuesday instead of the regular monthly meeting. The club will meet at the First Covenant Church, 201 Ave. H, at 8:45 a.m. Attendees will car pool.

New traffic pattern coming to First Ave. South and 29th Street

The traffic pattern at the intersection of First Avenue South and 29th Street will change again today because of the ongoing construction. South 29th Street will be open to traffic on both the north and the south sides of the intersection beginning this afternoon, according to the Fort Dodge ...

Webster County Conservation offers nature day camps

Webster County Conservation will hold nature day camps for middle school ages in July and August. Camps will be held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 17-19, and Aug. 7-9, at Camp WaNoKi, 2401 WaNoKi Camp Road, east of Coalville. Campers will get connected with nature with activities including: • ...

Fireside chat is coming to Camp WaNoKi July 19

Sling a bag chair over your shoulder and join Webster County Conservation Naturalist Karen Hansen for a fireside chat at Camp WaNoKi, from 7 to 9 p.m. July 19. The subject of the talk is atlatls and axes. Sit around a fire, enjoy a campfire snack, and try throwing darts and tomahawks at ...

Fort Dodge Public Library will be closed Saturday

The Fort Dodge Public Library will be closed Saturday due to limited access during the Rock N’ Rail 1850 bicycle race downtown. For more information call the library at 573-8167, Ext. 6224, or visit www.fortdodgeiowa.org/library.