News Brief

Humboldt supervisors get update on federal water rule

DAKOTA CITY — The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors was updated on the Waters of the United States rule at Monday’s meeting. John Torbert, executive director of the Iowa Drainage District Association, based in West Des Moines, informed the board about the rule at his annual meeting ...

Public hearing set for FDCSD budget

A public hearing for the proposed Fort Dodge Community School District 2018-19 fiscal year budget was set at the school’s board meeting Monday night. The public hearing will be held during the board’s next regular meeting on March 26 at 6 p.m. The district’s projected revenue is ...

FDCSD plans community forum to discuss school safety

The Fort Dodge Community School District is hosting a school safety community forum on March 19. The district is teaming up with the Fort Dodge Police Department, Webster County Sheriff’s Department and Webster County Community Safety Committee to educate the public on safety procedures ...

Three candidates vying for Webster City superintendent job

WEBSTER CITY — The three candidates for the Webster City School superintendent position were announced Monday night following a closed session of the school board. The candidates selected were: Dr. Jesse Ulrich, of AHSTW (Avoca, Hancock, Shelby, Tennant and Walnut) Schools; Dr. Amanda Ross, ...

Webster City educator is Carroll position finalist

WEBSTER CITY — Dr. Adam Zellmer, Webster City School District director of teaching and learning, is one of three finalists for the superintendent position at Carroll Community School District. Zellmer confirmed Monday that he is a finalist for the superintendent job in Carroll. The ...

Women, Land, and Legacy learning session March 13

POCAHONTAS — Women, Land, and Legacy Buena Vista and Pocahontas County will present a learning session on “Map of My Kingdom — Who’s going to get the farm” at 2 p.m. on March 13 at the Pocahontas County Extension and Outreach Office. To register, call (712) 335-3103 or email ...

Friends of NRA banquet is Sunday

The local Friends of NRA will hold its annual banquet beginning at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Webster County Fairgrounds, 22770 Old Highway 169. It will feature live and silent auctions, raffles, games and, of course, food. The money raised at the banquet will help pay for firearms training ...

Housing trust fund meeting set

Local housing trust funds will be the subject of a meeting to begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Municipal Building, 819 First Ave. S. Terri Rosonke from the Iowa Finance Authority will give a presentation.

FD Area Symphony to present Fire and Ice

The Fort Dodge Area Symphony will present its concert Fire and Ice Sunday afternoon inside the Fort Dodge Middle School Auditorium. The concert, which begins at 3 p.m., will blend works of Nordic composers with pieces that have a sultry flare. From a classic by the very popular composer ...

Weather observers wanted

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and the National Weather Service are seeking volunteers to collect rain, hail and snowfall measurements. The volunteers will become part of the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network. To be a volunteer, all that is needed ...

Bank Iowa offers scholarship opportunity

The Bank Iowa scholarship committee is accepting applications for the bank’s annual Spirit of Chandy Scholarship Program now through Monday. The program will award $500 to one high school boy and one high school girl in each of the bank’s seven regions for a total of 21 awards. Humboldt ...

Public hearing to be held for Fort Dodge Housing Agency

The Fort Dodge Housing Agency has developed its annual plan for fiscal year 2018. The PHA Plan is available for review at the agency’s office located at 700 S. 17th St., Fort Dodge. The agency’s hours of operation are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday. ...

Larson resigns part of Humboldt County duties

DAKOTA CITY — Melody Larson submitted her resignation as Humboldt County’s zoning officer, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act officer, and environmental officer to the Board of Supervisors Monday. Board Chairman Bruce Reimers said he was going through papers on his desk ...

Wastewater discharge reported in Manson

MANSON — Wastewater discharge into East Cedar Creek in Manson has been stopped, but the Iowa Department of Natural Resources is asking that precautions be taken around the creek. The discharge was caused by a pump leak Monday night. The seals on the pump failed, which caused the pumping ...

Projects, plans await Fort Dodge council on Monday

Firehouse renovations, new software for the Police Department and a roof replacement project at the library are all on the agenda for the Fort Dodge City Council on Monday. The council will hold a workshop session beginning at 5 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 819 First Ave. S. During that ...

Dayton Expo moved to March 17

DAYTON — The annual Dayton Expo has been rescheduled due to inclement weather predictions. The Expo will be held March 17 at the Dayton Community Center. Doors open at 9 a.m. and the show continues until 2 p.m. Admission is free.

Winter weather causes cancelations

The Eggs and Issues legislative forum scheduled for this morning has been canceled due to impending bad weather, according to an announcement from the event’s sponsors, the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance and Iowa Central Community College. A new date for the forum has not been announced ...

Ag in the Community series is March 13

CLARION — Wright County Extension and Outreach will host Ag in the Community series from noon to 1 p.m. March 13 at the Extension office. This meeting series will feature local ag topics and businesses in Wright County. Bring a sack lunch, drinks and dessert will be provided.

Storm spotting class to be held Tuesday in Stratford

STRATFORD — The 2018 storm spotting class will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Stratford Fire Station in Stratford. Call Dylan Hagen at (515) 832-9518 or email dhagen@hamiltoncounty.org.