News Brief

St. Edmond Chamber Choir is offering singing valentines

The St. Edmond High School Chamber Choir is now taking orders for singing valentines to be delivered on Valentines Day, Feb. 14. Recipients of a singing valentine will hear two songs performed by a quartet from the Chamber Choir and receive a long-stemmed red rose. The cost to send a singing ...

Eggs and Issues is set for Saturday

An Eggs and Issues legislative forum will be held Saturday morning in Fort Dodge. The forum will be from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the Bioscience and Health Sciences Building of Iowa Central Community College. Eggs and Issues is sponsored by the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance and the ...

County attorney recommends raises

The budget for the Webster County attorney’s office remains largely unchanged, with the exception of raises for both attorneys and clerks. In his budget proposal to the Webster County Board of Supervisors, County Attorney Darren Driscoll is requesting a $120,000 in principal salary and ...

Fort Dodge snow routes

Current weather forecasts indicate a winter storm warning through Wednesday. Accumulations of up to 2 inches or more of snow are possible. Because weather can change abruptly, residents are encouraged to stay tuned to local weather forecasts. Due to the impending weather advisory, residents ...

Fort Dodge council to have budget workshop Monday

The Fort Dodge City Council will continue to review elements of the proposed 2019-2020 budget Monday. The council will meet at 5 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 819 First Ave. S. Proposed budgets for the Fire Department; Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department; and the Human Resources ...

Lake View man shot by unknown assailant

LAKE VIEW — A man was shot in the shoulder early Wednesday morning and Sac County law enforcement are searching for a suspect. The man, who has not identified by Sheriff Ken McClure, was shot at 3104 330th St. in Lake View. McClure said deputies were dispatched to that location at 12:30 ...

Board of Adjustment approves expansion

The city’s Board of Adjustment has approved a request to allow for the expansion of the John W. Pray Water Facility as part of a project to reduce the hardness of water in Fort Dodge. The request was approved unanimously and without discussion Wednesday evening. The city has already ...

FDCSD approves purchase of van

The Fort Dodge Community School District board on Monday approved the purchase of a van that will provide transportation for special education students. “We discovered we were in severe need of our own van for this building (FDCSD Central Office),”Jesse Ulrich, FDCSD superintendent, said. ...

FDCSD approves resolution for dropout prevention

The Fort Dodge Community School District board passed a resolution Monday night to help secure funding for the district’s at-risk/dropout prevention program. The board voted unanimously to approve a resolution to submit a request to the School Budget Review Committee for Modified ...

Webster City garage damaged in fire

WEBSTER CITY — A garage was damaged during a Friday afternoon fire in Webster City. The blaze at 1136 Water St. was reported at 12:14 p.m. No one was injured. Firefighters were dispatched to a possible structure fire and when they arrived, they found a detached garage on fire, according ...

St. Ed students selected for Karl King Honor Band

Four students from St. Edmond Catholic School have been selected to the 2019 Karl King Honor Band, which will perform Saturday at 5 p.m. in the St. Edmond gym. The St. Edmond students selected are: Seventh-graders Ellie Driscoll — trumpet Maddison Hepperle — ...

FDMS students chosen for Karl King Honor Band

Sixth-and-seventh grade students from Fort Dodge Middle School were selected for the 2019 Karl L. King Honor Band. The Karl L. King Honor Band will perform Saturday at 5 p.m. in the St. Edmond gym. The students will spend the day rehearsing with band students from other schools before ...

2019 Fuller Hall Health Fair is Saturday in Webster City

WEBSTER CITY — The 2019 Fuller Hall Health Fair will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fuller Hall in Webster City. There will be hands-on activities for children from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. The Dance Connection will perform at 11 a.m. About 35 health- and wellness-related ...

Supervisors OK zoning, wellness

A proposed change in zoning in Webster County east of Fort Dodge has been approved. The change was discussed in December, and will enable future development just south of Cemstone Concrete Materials. The two land parcels, located east of Quail Avenue, will be rezoned from A-2, transitional ...

Humboldt Council OKs sale of land

HUMBOLDT — The Humboldt City Council on Monday approved the sale of a piece of land north of Hy-Vee. The property, which encompasses 7/10s of an acre, was sold to Jeff and Karen Berte, of Humboldt, for $4,500. It’s located near Jerry Hatcher Road, just south of Three Rivers Trail, ...

Hawkeye Theatre auditions set

Hawkeye Community Theatre will hold auditions for casting “The Butler Did It, Again” by Tim Kelly at 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the theater, 521 N. 12th St. A casting call is placed for 13 actors to perform in the production scheduled to be performed as a dinner theater on March 27 ...

Lifetree topic will be about the cost of living a lie

The high cost of living with a lie will be discussed at Lifetree Cafe at noon and 7 p.m. on Tuesday. The program, titled “Living a Lie: The Perils of a Double Life,” features the filmed story of Carol Grever, a woman who discovered after 30 years that her husband had been living a double ...

Dakota City VFW to hold New Year’s Eve party

DAKOTA CITY — The Dakota City VFW is holding a New Year’s Eve and Elvis Birthday Party from 8 p.m. to 12:01 a.m. Monday at the VFW Hall. Eddie Simpson and Gary Tussing will perform a tribute to Elvis.

Lane closures will impact Fort Dodge traffic

Beginning today through Friday, Fifth Avenue South east of South 29th Street will have alternating lane closures for east and west bound traffic. Motorists are urged to use an alternate route and caution in the construction area.

Webster County Extension announces holiday hours

Webster County Extension will close for the holiday at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 21, and will be open again with regular hours on Dec. 26. The office will also be closed Jan. 1.