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Spring cleanup continues in Fort Dodge

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The annual spring cleanup collection in Fort Dodge will be conducted Wednesday for the area south of Second Avenue North and east of 15th Street. Items to be picked up must be placed at curbside not more than 24 hours before the collection, but they must be placed curbside before 8 a.m. on ...

From our files: April 22, 2019

From Our Files

10 Years ago: April 22, 2009 NEWS: PICA — Pride in Community Appearance — kicked off 2009 activities with landscaping and cleanup work at Citizens Central. SPORTS: Joe Flattery recorded a hole-in-one on the seventh hold at Sunkissed Meadows Golf Course. 25 Years ago: April 22, ...

Webster City native makes career shift

Local News

WEBSTER CITY — Preparing for emergencies and coordinating with first responders throughout the county has been a big career change for Tim Zahn, Hamilton County’s new emergency management coordinator. For the past eight years, Zahn has worked at the Fort Dodge Middle School as a ...

Williams sentenced up to 30 years in prison

Local News

The man who admitted he put Jessica Gomez in a chokehold and later helped burn her body to cover up her death was sentenced Monday afternoon in Webster County District Court. Phillip Williams, of Lafayette, Indiana, was sentenced to up to 30 years in prison. He previously pleaded guilty ...

Otho Fireman’s Ball is scheduled for Saturday

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The 17th annual Otho Fireman’s Ball is 5 p.m. to midnight Saturday at the Webster County Fairgrounds, 22770 Old Highway 169. Dinner will be served from 5 to 7 p.m., auction at 6 p.m. and music and dance until midnight. There will be door prizes and a raffle. Advance tickets are $10 for ...

Women of influence: Joyce Garton-Natte

Local News

Editor’s note: This story previously appeared in the March 2019 issue of the Fort Dodge Today magazine. What is important to you? Things I value are faith, family, education, giving back to society / community, volunteerism, generosity, thoughtfulness, wise decision making. I also value ...

FD council buys houses for future redevelopment effort

Local News

A one-block section of North Eighth Street has been identified for future redevelopment, and the Fort Dodge City Council on Monday started buying property to make that possible. The council purchased: • A vacant two-story house at 323 N. Eighth St. from FD Investments LLC for ...

Dusting off history

Local News

Volunteers Linda Cervene and Jo Johnson, both of Fort Dodge, attacked the same dust and grime Saturday with tools from two different eras. After all, there was a winter’s worth of dirt at the Fort Museum & Frontier Village. The tools? An old-school straw broom for Johnson and a ...

Bond. jail bond.

Local Business

Kelly Moore, owner of Moore Bonding Company, typically doesn’t bail the same person out of jail twice in the same night. But it has happened. “I got a call one night from a guy in jail in Denison,” Moore recalled from his Fort Dodge office, 728 First Ave. N. “He was from out of ...

Jeffrey Brandt honored as financial advisor

Business Briefs

Jeffrey Brandt, a private wealth advisor with Ascendant Wealth Management Group, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services in Fort Dodge, was recognized by Barron’s Magazine, Forbes and Ameriprise Financial. Brandt has been named to the list of “Barron’s Top ...

From our files: April 21, 2019

From Our Files

10 Years ago: April 21, 2009 NEWS: The first phase of Fort Dodge’s Corridor of Commerce project was underway with the construction of a retaining wall at Fifth Avenue South and Eighth Street, where the sculpture “Parade” would be placed. SPORTS: The Fort Dodge girls soccer team beat ...

Lane restriction to be on First Avenue South

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Drivers will find a section of First Avenue South to be a bit narrower beginning tonight. Traffic lanes on First Avenue South west of 29th Street will be reduced beginning tonight and continuing through Monday to allow for work in the right of way, the city engineer’s office has announced. ...

Orchard Glen welcomes Wendy Jo Kelley

Business Briefs

Wendy Jo Kelley, licensed public accountant, recently joined Orchard Glen Business Solutions. Kelley has over 26 years of accounting and business experience. “I am committed to providing quality tax and accounting services while establishing lasting relationships with my clients,” she ...

Off the bench

Local News

Looking back on his tenure in the Iowa judicial system, William Ostlund can’t say exactly what got him interested in pursuing a legal career. “It just kind of unfolded for me,” he said. “I’ve always just been kind of a people person. It was a profession that dealt with ...

Eighth Avenue South intersection to be closed

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The intersection of Eighth Avenue South and 31st Street will be closed Monday, according to an announcement from the Fort Dodge city engineering staff. Detours will be in place. The intersection is being closed as part of the ongoing reconstruction of Eighth Avenue South.

Josie Simonson joins Town & Country

Business Briefs

Josie Simonson recently joined the Town & Country Insurance team in Fort Dodge as a customer service representative and receptionist. Simonson, of Callender, worked at Fareway for 13 years.