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Snow and ice removal operations in effect

Because of Friday’s snow storm, Fort Dodge residents are reminded that a parking prohibition has automatically gone into effect on all residential emergency snow routes because there has been an accumulation of two inches or more of snow. The parking prohibition will be in effect until 24 ...

Havelock Post Office is closing

HAVELOCK — The current Havelock Post Office is being closed due to structural and safety concerns, according to an announcement from the U.S. Postal Service. The retail operations of the Post Office will be moved to a yet-to-be-determined location. The Postal Service’s goal is to find a ...

‘Making Ends Meet’ workshop to be held

HUMBOLDT — Making the most of our money is a goal shared by just about everyone. “Making Ends Meet,” a new free workshop from ISU Extension and Outreach, can provide strategies and solutions. The two-part workshop will be offered from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Jan. 23 and 30, free of charge ...

Rep. Helen Miller receives soybean award

State Rep. Helen Miller, D-Fort Dodge, has received the Friend of the Iowa Soybean Farmer Award from the Iowa Soybean Association. The award was given to her in recognition of her efforts to champion the importance of agriculture among fellow legislators, according to an announcement from the ...

Schnurr releases audit on CFR

Schnurr & Co. LLP has released an audit report on Community and Family Resources, a substance abuse treatment organization based in Fort Dodge. The accountants found that the organization’s operating revenues totaled $6,358,032 for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2017. That is a ...

Budget, credit union building on council agenda

The proposed 2018-2019 budget and a new home for People’s Credit Union will be on the agenda for the Fort Dodge City Council on Monday. The council will meet at 5 p.m. in the Municipal Building for a budget workshop. The proposed budgets for planning, building inspections, sanitation, the ...

Celebrate National Ugly Sweater Day at FD library

The Friends of the Fort Dodge Public Library will celebrate National Ugly Sweater Day from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday at the library, 424 Central Ave. There will be dot painting, photo prop booths, ugly sweater poster decorating, puzzle sheets and refreshments will be part of the celebration. ...

Street repairs to interrupt Fort Dodge traffic

Weather permitting, beginning today until the work is completed, traffic on South 14th Street between Ninth Avenue South and 10th Avenue Southwest will be closed to through traffic until work is completed for street repairs. Detours will be in place. Use alternate routes if possible.

Two unhurt in small plane crash near Algona

ALGONA — Two people walked away unharmed after a small plane made an unplanned landing on a gravel road near Algona and slid into a ditch Saturday. A student pilot and a flight instructor were in the 1958 Cessna airplane, according to the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Department. They were not ...

Vandi, Conell promoted, Porter hired in Fort Dodge Fire Department

Two Fort Dodge firefighters were promoted Monday, and a new one was hired. Jason Vandi was promoted from lieutenant to captain. Firefighter Eric Conell was promoted to lieutenant to fill Vandi’s former position. Kyle Porter was hired to be the city’s newest firefighter. He is an ...

ISU Extension to host marketing program

POCAHONTAS — ISU Extension and Outreach Pocahontas and Humboldt County are sponsoring a marketing education program, “Launch and Land Your Post-Harvest Marketing Plan: Winning the Game,” from 9 a.m. to noon on Dec. 18 at the Pocahontas County Extension office. The workshop provides ...

Last chance for commercial applicator reshows is Dec. 17

POCAHONTAS — The last chance to view 2017 Commercial Pesticide CICs will be Dec. 22. Contact Dianne Dirks at Pocahontas County Extension and Outreach office at (712) 335-3103, to schedule an appointment.

Budget, housing on agenda for Fort Dodge City Council

The budget for the next fiscal year and housing are both on the agenda for the Fort Dodge City Council on Monday. The council’s efforts will begin at 5 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 819 First Ave. S., with a budget workshop. The elected officials will review the proposed 2018-2019 budgets ...

Wells Fargo, United Way join forces to beat hunger

Wells Fargo and the United Way of Greater Fort Dodge have joined forces this holiday season to help provide families with food so they can enjoy a holiday meal with their families and friends. Everyone can donate nonperishable food items that will be delivered to food banks in the Fort ...

Fort Dodge Police Department investigates shooting

Investigators with the Fort Dodge Police Department are looking into a shooting that was reported Tuesday night. Capt. Ryan Gruenberg said officers responded to a report of shots fired around 8 p.m. in the 1400 block of Third Avenue South. Not much is known about the incident, but Gruenberg ...

Webster County course to educate Iowa farm women

Women’s roles in agriculture continue to expand. In Iowa, one in five principle operators or primary managers of farm businesses are women. Women involved in agriculture in Iowa have a significant economic impact — nearly $500 million. Webster County Extension is offering Women Managing ...

Webster County leadership development program planned

Registrations are being accepted for Webster County Leadership 2018, a program designed to maximize the strengths and skills of current and future community leaders. The sessions will be held from noon to 4 p.m. on three Wednesdays — Jan. 24, Feb. 7 and Feb. 21, with March 7 reserved as a ...

Annie’s Project is for farm women

Annie’s Project, a six-week course designed to help farm women develop their management and decision-making skills, is being offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Webster County. Online registration is available at www.aep.iastate.edu/womeninag or at the Webster County ...

Lutheran Family Service Nativity Open House is today

Lutheran Family Service will hold its Nativity Open House from 2 to 4 p.m. today at 230 Ninth Ave. N. The open house will display more than 160 Nativity sets that have been loaned or gifted to Lutheran Family Service for this open house event. Self-guided tours of the building will be ...

Snowmobile, OHV registrations are due

Registrations for snowmobiles and off-highway vehicles for 2018 can now be renewed at the office of Webster County Recorder Lindsay Laufersweiler in the Webster County Courthouse. Registration renewals cost $17.75. All snowmobiles operating on any designated snowmobile trail, public land or ...