News Brief

FDSH to recognize, introduce Dodgers at Thursday event

The Fort Dodge Community School District will hold a Fort Dodge Senior High Fall Recognition and Winter Tip-Off event on Thursday at the FDSH main gym beginning at 6 p.m. Admission is a non-perishable food item. Special recognitions will be given to students involved in fall activities and ...

Otho hydrant flushing planned

OTHO — Fire hydrants in Otho will be flushed Tuesday and Wednesday. Hydrants on the west side of North Highway Street will be flushed on Tuesday. Hydrants on the east side of North Highway Street will be flushed on Wednesday. Some temporary loss of water pressure or discoloration of ...

Village Inn to offer free breakfast for vets

The Village Inn restaurant in Fort Dodge, 2002 N 15th St., is honoring members of our armed forces with a free breakfast on Veterans Day. All day on Sunday, veterans and active duty service men and women can get a free Inn-Credible V.I.B. Breakfast with a military ID. “Honoring our armed ...

St. Edmond Veterans Day event is Monday

The Iowa Air National Guard along with St. Edmond Catholic School will be hosting their annual Veterans Day celebration on Monday. Music will begin at 10:45 a.m. at St. Edmond. A ceremony will follow at 11 a.m. in the St. Edmond Auditorium. The event includes speakers from the Iowa Air ...

Fort Dodge refuse schedule posted

In observance of the Veterans Day Holiday on Monday, refuse collection routes for the City of Fort Dodge will be as follows: Refuse normally collected on Monday, Nov. 12, will be collected on Tuesday, Nov. 13. Refuse normally collected on Tuesday, Nov. 13, will be collected on Thursday, ...

FD Public Library closed Veterans Day

The Fort Dodge Public Library will be closed Monday in observance of Veterans Day. The library will open at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday. For more information, call the library at 573-8167, ext. 6224 or visit www.fortdodgeiowa.org/library.

Meeting on First Avenue South, 15th Street job set

The planned reconstruction of the intersection of First Avenue South and 15th Street will be explained during a public meeting Thursday. The meeting will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 819 First Ave. S.

Assault at Fort Frenzy sends one to hospital

An assault that happened in the parking lot at Fort Frenzy Saturday night sent one man to the hospital after he was knocked unconscious. Fort Dodge police Capt. Ryan Gruenberg said officers were dispatched to Fort Frenzy, 3232 First Ave. S., after getting called about a man who had been ...

Compassionate Friends to meet Monday

Compassionate Friends of Fort Dodge, a support group for parents (or siblings) that have suffered the death of a child of any age and from any cause, will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1436 21st Ave N., park and enter in the back. Call Misty 571-2762 or Sherry ...

2018 NW Iowa Women’s Conference is Saturday

PALMER — Faith Community Church, rural Palmer, is hosting the 2018 NW Iowa Women’s Conference from 9:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the church. The conference, “UNDONE- Making Peace with an Unexpected Life,” will feature nationally known speaker Michele Cushatt and guest speaker Cindy ...

Sewer fee increase on FD council agenda

Proposed increases in monthly utility bills to finance sanitary sewer upgrades will come before the Fort Dodge City Council on Monday. The council will meet at 6 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 819 First Ave. S. The proposed rate increase would add $2.50 a month to sanitary sewer bills ...

Student injured at FDMS

Fort Dodge first responders were called to the Fort Dodge Middle School Friday morning to treat an injured student, according to Jennifer Lane, Fort Dodge Community School District director of communications and community relations. “This morning, first responders were called to FDMS to ...

Water off, street closure today

Weather permitting, beginning at 9 a.m. today until work is completed, water will be shut off on South 19th Street from 12th Avenue South to South 21st Street and a road closure on South 20th Street between Oleson Park Avenue and South 19th Street. The Warehouse department will be replacing ...

Peterson named to VDMC board of trustees

WEBSTER CITY — The Van Diest Medical Center Board of Trustees has announced the appointment of Webster City resident, Taylor Peterson, as the newest member to the board. Peterson is filling the remainder of a term left open with the recent resignation of board member Justin Deppe. The ...

Harms will talk about the importance of sleep

WEBSTER CITY — Jodi Harms, the Senior Life Solutions Program Director with Van Diest Medical Center will be hosting her Healthy Connections presentations on Sleep at Kendall Young Library Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 6:30 in the Library Meeting Room. Harms will be discussing the importance of sleep ...

Part of Fourth Avenue North to be closed

A section of Fourth Avenue North west of Martin Luther King Drive will be closed to traffic beginning Monday and will remain closed for about two weeks, according to the Fort Dodge city engineering staff. Detours will be posted. Local residents will have access.

Second Baptist hosting service

Second Baptist Church, 1827 Fourth Ave. S., will hold a Pre-Homecoming Service beginning at 11 a.m. today. The Rev. Eric Howard, of Beacon of Hope, is the guest speaker. The service will include a short program, musical selections and a sermon. All are welcome.

Man gets prison for using another’s name, SS number

A Mexican man has been sentenced to federal prison after pleading guilty to using false identification to get a job. Jose Moctezuma-Hernandez, 33, pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful use of an identification document, according to the United States attorney’s office, Northern District ...

Road work to close part of Iowa 175 near Gowrie

A portion of Iowa Highway 175 will close west of Gowrie today as the Iowa Department of Transportation completes two road projects, Webster County Engineer Randy Will said Tuesday. Travelers will detour on Webster County roads P29, D60 and P33 near Gowrie to get around the road work, Will said.

Road east of Fort Dodge will be closed for sewer work

Just east of Fort Dodge, 10th Avenue North, which becomes Webster County Road D18, will be closed to through traffic for about seven days as workers open cut a storm sewer, Webster County Engineer Randy Will said. The closure will be from P59, which is North 32nd Street, over to Sampson Avenue ...