News Brief

Storm intake repairs will affect Fort Dodge traffic

Weather permitting beginning at 7:30 a.m. today, and continuing until the work is completed, traffic on North Ninth Street between First Avenue North and Second Avenue North will be closed. The Warehouse Division will be repairing a storm intake. Detours will be posted. Use alternate routes ...

KYL to host Healthy Connections: Suicide Talk Sept. 20

WEBSTER CITY — Kendall Young Library, Webster City, will be hosting a Healthy Connections: Suicide Talk on Sept. 20 at 2 and 6:30 p.m. The presenter will be Jodi Harms, from the Van Diest Medical Center Senior Life Solutions. Attend in the Library Meeting Room to learn more.

Kendall Young Library holding library card sign up during September

WEBSTER CITY — At Kendall Young Library, Webster City, September is Library Card Sign-up Month all month with a library-wide drawing. The theme is Reading Makes You a Happy Camper. It’s the perfect time to come in and sign up for a (free) library card, or use the one you have to check out ...

Mediacom outage leaves some without service

A Mediacom outage left some customers in Fort Dodge without service Sunday afternoon. The outage started at about 11 a.m. and appeared to be confined to just Fort Dodge, according to a Mediacom Customer Service representative. She didn’t have a number for how many were affected. The ...

Two hurt in motorcycle crash near Stratford

STRATFORD — Two people were taken to a hospital in Boone after a motorcycle crash Saturday afternoon in Webster County near Stratford. Webster County Sheriff’s Deputy Trevir Michehl said the motorcycle’s driver, Robert McCreery, 41, of Boone, over-estimated a curve on 340th Street on ...

Some Fort Dodge streets to be closed Tuesday, Wednesday

Parts of some Fort Dodge streets will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday, weather permitting, for repairs, according to the city engineer. • South 16th Street between Eighth and Ninth avenues south • Ninth Avenue South from 15th Street to the deadend • The intersection of South 15th ...

Manson Meridian Singers schedule auditions

MANSON — The Manson Meridian Singers will be holding auditions for the upcoming 48th season from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 13 in the Manson Northwest Webster High School choir room, 1601 15th St. Auditions will consist of sight-reading a familiar piece, as well as singing some scales to ...

Lunch on the Square is today in FD

Lunch on the Square will be offered from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the Fort Dodge City Square. The menu includes grilled pork sandwiches, potato salad, baked beans, dessert and water. The cost is $6. Today’s lunch is sponsored by The Messenger, Farm News, Fletcher Wood Products, ...

Firefighters to fill the boot for MDA

Fort Dodge firefighters will be raising money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association with their annual Fill the Boot campaign over the Labor Day weekend. The firefighters will be at Hy-Vee, 115 S. 29th St., today through Monday.It’s called the Fill the Boot campaign because people will be ...

Here’s the holiday sanitation schedule for Fort Dodge

Due to the Labor Day Holiday Monday, refuse collection routes for the City of Fort Dodge will be as follows: • Refuse normally collected on Monday will be collected on Tuesday. • Refuse normally collected on Tuesday will be collected on Thursday • Wednesday will be the normal ...

JoKir’s Wild meat is recalled

GILMORE CITY — JoKir’s Wild Beef, in Gilmore City, is recalling all of its canned meat food products because of possible bacterial contamination, according to the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship. The department reported that there is a reasonable probability that the ...

Fort Dodge road work will interrupt traffic today

Beginning today at approximately 4 a.m., weather permitting, traffic on Fifth Avenue South from South 12th Street to South 15th Street will be reduced to one lane in both directions. All traffic will be shifted to the north portion of the road. The side streets of South 13th Street and ...

FD council to again consider fireworks

The Fort Dodge City Council will again re-examine the use of fireworks following another summer of complaints about them. In the wake of hundreds of complaints in summer of 2017, the council limited the use of fireworks to July 1-4 and Dec. 31. But even with the new rules in place for this ...

Storm sewer work to interrupt traffic

Weather permitting, beginning Monday for approximately three days, 10th Avenue North from North 32nd Street to Samson Avenue/Webster County Road P63 will be closed to through traffic to allow for the installation of storm sewer. Detours will be in place directing traffic to Fifth Avenue ...

FDCSD central office will be closed part of today

The Fort Dodge Community School District central administration office and all school offices will be closed from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. today for an all-staff meeting as the district prepares for the new school year. Parents and community members are encouraged to plan ahead for any needs ...

Water to be shut off today in parts of Fort Dodge

Weather permitting, beginning at 7:30 a.m. today until work is completed, water will be shut off on South 26th Street from 14th Avenue South to 15th Avenue South, and on 15th Avenue South from 25th Street to 27th Street. The Warehouse department will be replacing a water valve. Use alternate ...

Road to be closed at Seventh Avenue North and 27th Street

Weather permitting, beginning today until work is completed, traffic on Seventh Avenue North and 27th Street will be reduced to one lane of traffic until work is completed for street repairs. Detours will be in place.

Gordon Lundberg is Dayton rodeo parade marshal

DAYTON — The Dayton Championship Rodeo parade grand marshal is Gordon Lundberg, of Dayton. Lundberg is being honored for his service with the Dayton Celebration Committee, his tenure as president of the Dayton Community Club, Dayton City Council, presidency of the Oak Park Golf Board and ...

FD utility office to be closed Tuesday morning

The Fort Dodge Utility Billing Office in the Municipal Building, 819 First Ave. S., will be closed from 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday for employee training. All other offices in the Municipal Building will be open.

Head Start In FD sponsors child, adult meal program

YOUR Inc. Head Start in Fort Dodge is sponsoring the Child and Adult Care Food Program, according to an announcement from the group. Meals are provided without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. Child care participants who are members of FIP or Food Assistance ...