News Brief

Candidate forum is Wednesday night in Fort Dodge

Voters will hear from the candidates running in local and state races Wednesday night. Nine candidates will speak starting at 5:30 p.m. in the Bioscience and Health Sciences Center at Iowa Central Community College. Anyone in attendance will have the chance to submit questions. All ...

Manson Meridians say more voices are needed to keep the show alive

MANSON — The theme has been chosen and the music is selected; now all the Manson Meridians need are more singers to make this year’s show a reality. But this year’s group has come to a crossroads — find more singers or let a 47-year tradition die. Faced with a dwindling ...

Fifth Avenue South traffic lanes restored to four-lane today

Beginning this morning, at approximately 6 a.m., weather permitting, traffic on Fifth Avenue South from South 12th Street to South 15th Street will be restored to four lanes in both directions. Motorists are urged to use caution in the area until everyone realizes traffic has been restored to ...

Fifth Avenue South section will reopen

All four lanes of Fifth Avenue South between 12th and 15th streets will be reopened to traffic at about 6 a.m. Sunday, according to the Fort Dodge city engineering staff. Traffic in that area has been restricted to one lane in each direction for about a month because of a concrete repair project.

FDCSD board elects president and vice president

The Fort Dodge Community School District board nominated and elected its president and vice president at Monday’s meeting. Stu Cochrane was elected board president. He was first elected to the board in1995. Cochrane is a partner at The Johnson Law Firm: Johnson, Kramer, Mulholland, ...

Health Department to hold drive-thru flu shot clinic

Webster County Health Department is holding a drive-thru flu shot clinic from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at 723 First Ave. S. (south side of building). Cost is $25 for a regular flu shot. Most insurance is accepted. Call 573-4107 for more information.

New paramedic hired for Fort Dodge Fire Department

Another paramedic has been added to the ranks of the Fort Dodge Fire Department. Andrew Nellesen was hired by the City Council Monday to fill one of the new civilian paramedic positions created this year when the Fire Department assumed responsibility for the ambulance service once provided ...

Fareway, MDA golf tourney raises more than $148,000

The eighth annual MDA Fareway Golf Classic raised more than $148,000 for research and treatment of muscular dystrophy. Fareway Stores Inc., which has supermarkets in Fort Dodge, Humboldt and other area communities, partnered with the Muscular Dystrophy Association to hold the tournament at ...

Hy-Vee gives $10K to Ronald McDonald House

Hy-Vee Inc., which has grocery stores in Fort Dodge and other local communities, has donated $10,000 to Ronald McDonald House Des Moines. Ronald McDonald House Des Moines provides a homelike atmosphere for families with critically ill children being treated in Des Moines area ...

Perry becomes Certified Elected Municipal Official

SAC CITY — Bruce Perry, a councilman in Sac City, has been awarded the Certified Elected Municipal Official designation. The designation, created by the Iowa League of Cities, recognizes elected officials who commit to continuing their professional development while in office. Perry was ...

NCI Marching Band Clinic is today

The North Central Iowa Marching Band Clinic and Competition is being held today at Dodger Stadium. Fifteen bands from these schools will participate in the festival: Fort Dodge Senior High, Adel-Desoto-Minburn, Algona, Aplington-Parkersburg, Carroll, Carroll Kuemper, Charles City, ...

Property tax is due next week

The Webster County treasurer’s office is reminding residents that tax statements that were mailed Aug. 13 are due this month. Tax statements are mailed out once a year in August before the first payment is due in September. If you own property and did not receive a statement, contact the ...

Street work in FD to interrupt traffic

Weather permitting, today through Friday, North 13th Street from Fifth Avenue North to Seventh Avenue North will be closed to through traffic. The intersections will be open to cross traffic. Additionally, today the 1200 block of First Avenue North will be closed to through traffic. Local ...

Fifth Avenue South lane change coming due to construction

The traffic pattern on Fifth Avenue South between 12th and 15th streets will change on Monday. Traffic that’s now on the northern side of Fifth Avenue South will be shifted to the southern side beginning at 4 a.m. Monday. There, traffic will be restricted to one lane in each ...

South 15th, Prospect to be closed for paving projects

South 15th Street between Ninth Avenue South and the Union Pacific Railroad tracks will be closed Monday and will remain closed through Wednesday, according to the Fort Dodge city engineering staff. Also, Prospect Avenue between South 15th Street and the dead end will be closed from Monday ...

Humboldt Model A Car Club show is Saturday

HUMBOLDT — Humboldt Model A Car Club is sponsoring its sixth annual car show and swap meet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the Hy-Vee parking lot in Humboldt. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The show is open to all makes, models and years of cars, tractors or unusual vehicles. There ...

Water main flushing begins

Today through Sept. 28, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., the Warehouse Department will be flushing the water mains in the following areas: Zone 19 — the area located within the boundaries north and south from 5th Avenue South to 12th Avenue South, east and west from South 29th ...

Fifth Avenue South traffic to be affected

Today, weather permitting, traffic on Fifth Avenue South from South 21st Street to South 25th Street will experience alternating and intermittent lane closures in both directions. Speed limits may be reduced and enforced. Motorists are urged to use an alternate route.

Fireside Chat at Camp Wa-No-Ki Thursday

OTHO — Webster County Naturalist Karen Hansen will present Fireside Chats at Camp Wa-No-Ki at 7 p.m. Thursday. Bring the family and friends for a fun and educational evening. The program will offer a nature-themed program and a hike around the camp. Those attending should bring a bag chair ...