News Brief

FDCSD accepts Buckner’s resignation

John Buckner, the Fort Dodge native who served as an assistant principal at Fort Dodge Middle School, has resigned from the Fort Dodge Community School District. The FDCSD board accepted Buckner’s resignation at its meeting Monday night. He began as an assistant principal in August of ...

FDCSD board OKs administrative salaries

The Fort Dodge Community School District board approved administrative and professional support salaries for the 2018-19 school year at its meeting Monday night. The two groups are nonnegotiating entities. The board approved a 1.86 percent salary increase for 23 administrative positions. ...

Fireside Chat at Camp WaNoKi Thursday

COALVILLE — Webster County Conservation Naturalist Karen Hansen is holding a Fireside Chat at Camp WaNoKi from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Hansen will be focusing on owls of Iowa before setting out into the woods to call owls in. There will be a guided hike through the woods as darkness descends ...

Mason Drive to be closed in Fort Dodge

Beginning Wednesday for approximately a month, Mason Drive from South 15th Street to Ninth Avenue Southwest will be closed to through traffic.

Hamilton joins FD Fire Department

Bryce Hamilton was hired by the Fort Dodge City Council on Monday to become the community’s newest firefighter/paramedic. Hamilton works for the Clarion Ambulance Service and is a volunteer firefighter there. He is a graduate of Clarion-Goldfield-Dows High School and completed his ...

Bridge replacement, housing plan on FD City Council agenda

A bridge replacement contract and an agreement with a firm that plans to build duplex homes are on the agenda for the Fort Dodge City Council on Monday. The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 819 First Ave. S., with a workshop on an affirmative action plan. Then at 5:30 ...

Repairs to close Eighth Avenue North starting Monday

Eighth Avenue North between Third and Seventh streets will be closed to traffic beginning Monday, according to an announcement from the Fort Dodge Public Works Department. It will remain closed until street repairs are completed. Detours will be in place.

Part of South 31st Street to close beginning Monday

South 31st Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues south will be closed beginning Monday and will remain closed for about one week, according to the Fort Dodge city engineering staff. Detours will be in place.

Marshall County magistrate appointed District Court judge

MARSHALLTOWN — Bethany Currie has been appointed to serve as the newest judge in Iowa Judicial District 2B. Gov. Kim Reynolds’ appointment of Currie to the bench was announced Friday. Currie, of Marshalltown, received her law degree from Drake University in Des Moines and her ...

Iowa Board of Regents member Subhash Sahai resigns

CEDAR FALLS (AP) — The Iowa Board of Regents has announced that one of its members has resigned. Dr. Subhash Sahai resigned Friday, with less than a year before his term was set to expire. The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports that Sahai was appointed to his seat in 2013. His term was set to ...

FD school board to act on purchase of old Hy-Vee building

The Fort Dodge Community School District board will consider the approval of purchasing the former Hy-Vee building when it meets Monday night. The building is located at the intersection of Second Avenue North and North 25th Street. According to Superintendent Doug Van Zyl, the district ...

Lane restriction set for Kenyon Road Bridge

Eastbound traffic on the Kenyon Road Bridge will be restricted to one lane today, according to the Fort Dodge city engineering staff. Drivers should expect delays. The lane restriction is necessary because the Iowa Department of Transportation will be doing a bridge inspection.

Traffic restrictions set in Fort Dodge

Traffic will be restricted to one lane on two Fort Dodge streets beginning today. Those streets are: • Williams Drive between 11th and 13th avenues north • The 300 block of South 15th Street

Repair to start on Kenyon Road

Kenyon Road between the entrance to UnityPoint Health — Trinity Regional Medical Center and Avenue C will be reduced to one lane in each direction beginning Tuesday, according to the Fort Dodge city engineering staff. A concrete paving repair project that will begin Tuesday and continue ...

Part of South 21st Street to close

South 21st Street between Central Avenue and Second Avenue South will be closed beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, according to the Fort Dodge Public Works Department. City crews will be doing street repairs in that area.

Townhome proposal deadline extended

The deadline for submitting townhome proposals for a site in downtown Fort Dodge has been extended by city officials. That deadline is now 4 p.m. on June 18, according to an announcement from the city’s Engineering, Business Affairs and Community Growth Department. The deadline had been 4 ...

Part of South 17th Street to close

  South 17th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues south will be closed to traffic today and will remain closed for about two weeks, according to the Fort Dodge city engineering staff. Detours will be in place.

Banwart appointed as new Butler principal

The Fort Dodge Community School District approved the appointment of Carmen Banwart as the new Butler Elementary School principal at its meeting Monday night. Banwart is from Iowa City. She has more than 25 years of experience in education, according to Jennifer Lane, FDCSD director of ...

Dayton Spring Cleaning/Junk Days Friday and Saturday

DAYTON — The city of Dayton Spring Cleaning/Junk Days will be Friday and Saturday. City employees will be picking up sleeper sofas. TCB Sanitation will be picking up furniture, mattresses and regular sofas. They will not pick up yard waste, construction debris and regular garbage. Pickett’s ...

Garbage routes change for holiday

Due to the Memorial Day Holiday Monday, refuse collection routes for 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. Refuse normally collected on Thursday will be collected ...