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‘Ready, Set, Retire’ workshop April 11

March 29, 2015 A “Ready, Set, Retire” workshop for those planning to retire in the next five to 10 years will be held from 9 a.m. to noon April 11. more »»

Leaf fire smokes up Fort Dodge bank

March 28, 2015 A leaf fire beneath a grate downtown sent some smoke into a Fort Dodge bank Friday morning. No one was injured and the Great Western Bank at 825 Central Ave. remained open during the incident. more »»

Pheasants Forever banquet Saturday

March 23, 2015 The Webster County Chapter of Pheasants Forever will be holding its 30th annual Banquet Saturday at the Webster County Fairgrounds. Social hour starts at 4:30 p.m. with dinner beginning at 6 p.m. more »»

FDCSD board to meet today

March 23, 2015 The Fort Dodge Community School District board will have a meeting at 6 p.m. today at the Central Administration office, 104 S. 17th S. more »»

Beacon of Hope to hold fundraiser

March 20, 2015 Beacon of Hope will bring international students to the Pizza Ranch, 3311 Fifth Ave. S., to help members bus tables for donations from 5 to 8 p.m. on March 30. more »»

Chief: Electrical problem caused blaze

March 20, 2015 LAURENS — An electrical short circuit sparked a March 13 blaze that destroyed a storage building at RB Lumber in Laurens, according to Fire Chief Pat Murray. more »»

Short blackout hits FD Wednesday

March 19, 2015 A brief power outage affected more than 2,200 MidAmerican Energy customers in eastern Fort Dodge Wednesday morning. The blackout began at 9:51 a.m. and power to all customers was restored by 9:55 a.m. more »»

Grass fire season begins

March 19, 2015 Captain Don Ashenfelter of the Badger Fire Department sprayed grass at 1594 Lainson Ave. after a fire burned through an acre and a half of the property Wednesday. more »»

Senate OKs ban on powdered alcohol

March 19, 2015 DES MOINES (AP) — The Senate has passed a bill that would ban people in Iowa from buying powdered alcohol. The Senate voted 48-2 Wednesday in support of the legislation. more »»

Accident injures one Friday

March 16, 2015 A Fort Dodge police officer performed CPR Friday after a man got into an accident Friday evening at the intersection of First Avenue North and North Sixth Street. more »»

One lane of bridge to be closed

March 15, 2015 One lane of the Kenyon Road Bridge will be closed Monday so that the span can be inspected. The right-hand lane on the southbound side will be closed from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. more »»

FD intersections to close on Monday

March 15, 2015 Two intersections in Fort Dodge will be closed beginning Monday so that construction projects can resume. more »»

Scooter, cycle meet set in Humboldt

March 15, 2015 HUMBOLDT — The 24th annual Iowa Classic Scooter and Cycle Swap Meet will be held Friday and Saturday at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds Event Center, 311 Sixth Ave. N., Humboldt. Hours are 2 to 8 p.m. more »»

‘How to Talk to Elected Officials’ is Tuesday

March 13, 2015 WEBSTER CITY — Lana Ross will present “How to Talk to Elected Officials” Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Webster City Fire Statio. more »»

Aquatot registration begins in W.C.

March 13, 2015 WEBSTER CITY — The registration for the spring session of Aquatots, through the Webster City Recreation and Public Grounds Department, is open through March 30. more »»

Webster Co. Republican Women to meet

March 12, 2015 The Webster County Republican Women will meet at 10:30 a.m. on March 28 at the Republican Headquarters, 900 Central Ave. more »»

Medical marijuana access favored by panel

March 12, 2015 DES MOINES (AP) — An effort to expand access to medical marijuana in Iowa won preliminary approval in the state Senate on Wednesday, as lawmakers seek to respond to critics who say a limited law... more »»

Mental health bills pass in Senate

March 12, 2015 DES MOINES (AP) — The state mental health facilities in Clarinda and Mount Pleasant would remain open until a transitional plan is developed under a bill passed Wednesday by the Senate, though it’s... more »»

Body found between 2 sheds in Waterloo

March 12, 2015 WATERLOO (AP) — Police said the body found between two sheds in a Waterloo yard is that of a man who fled from a hospital three weeks ago. more »»

Archdiocese checks abuse claim from ’85

March 12, 2015 DUBUQUE (AP) — The Archdiocese of Dubuque is investigating a sexual abuse claim against a former Iowa pastor 30 years after the alleged abuse occurred. more »»



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