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Lawmakers try to keep mental health facilities open

April 23, 2015 DES MOINES (AP) — A proposed health services budget in the Democratic-controlled Senate has funding to save two state mental health facilities slated to close this year, lawmakers said Wednesday,... more »»

MNW Webster school board meets today

April 23, 2015 The Manson Northwest Webster Education Association will present its initial negotiation proposal to the Manson Northwest Webster School Board of Education today at 7:45 a.m. more »»

Badger to spray for mosquitoes

April 23, 2015 BADGER — The city of Badger has contracted with Mosquito Control of Iowa for the 2015 season. more »»

Man to claim self-defense after shooting

April 23, 2015 OTTUMWA (AP) — An attorney for a 24-year-old man charged with the shooting death of a man in Ottumwa has filed notice that he plans to claim self-defense. more »»

Man granted retrial pleads not guilty

April 23, 2015 SIOUX CITY (AP) — A Sioux City man granted a new trial in the death of his daughter has pleaded not guilty to a child endangerment charge brought against him six years ag. more »»

Construction to interrupt traffic

April 19, 2015 Beginning Monday, a portion of Webster County Road P63 will be closed. The section to be closed is from Webster County roads D18 and D14, according to the Webster County engineer’s office. more »»

Little Wall Lake drowning victim ID’d

April 19, 2015 JEWELL — The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department has identified the man who drowned in Little Wall Lake Friday as 28-year-old Zong Xiong, of Ames. more »»

Cub Scouts ‘Stuff the Bus’ is today

April 18, 2015 Local Cub Scout packs will be collecting nonperishable items for a “Stuff the Bus” event to help the Backpack Buddies program from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Fareway. more »»

Fiorina to visit Fort Dodge next week

April 18, 2015 Potential Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina will visit Fort Dodge next Saturday. Fiorina will speak at 10:30 a.m. more »»

Clare Public Library to host RIPP group

April 18, 2015 CLARE — The Clare Public Library will host the Researchers in Paranormal Phenomenon beginning at 1 p.m. on Sunday. The presentation will include personal experiences in paranormal investigation. more »»

Water to be shut off in FD neighborhood

April 16, 2015 Water service to the area around 15th Avenue North and Ninth Street will be shut off today while city crews replace a valve, according to the Fort Dodge Public Works Department. more »»

Thursday Fit Night is tonight in FD

April 16, 2015 Third Thursday Fit Night, the monthly event for runners and walkers of all abilities and ages, kicks off its summer season today. There is no fee. Registration will start at 5:30 p.m. more »»

Stay-A-Breast fundraiser Tuesday

April 16, 2015 The second annual Stay-A-Breast fundraiser to support cancer patients and cancer research is set for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Fort Dodge Senior High swimming pool. more »»

FOD Walk to be held Tuesday

April 13, 2015 The annual Foreign Object Debris walk will begin at 4 p.m. Tuesday. Volunteers for the cleanup will meet at the north corner of the Walmart parking lot. Wear gloves, old clothes and old shoes. more »»

Fort Dodge Council to mull open burning

April 12, 2015 The Fort Dodge City Council will consider giving residents a chance to burn yard waste for several days later this month. more »»

John Deere sets volunteer layoffs

April 12, 2015 PATON — A total of 60 employees at the John Deere plant in Paton voluntarily took seasonal layoffs and are expected to be recalled in mid-Augus. more »»

FDCSD board to meet Monday

April 12, 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 St. more »»

Hy-Vee Half-Marathon and 5K Results

April 12, 2015 Hy-Vee Half-Marathon Results Overall winner, men. more »»

Applicants wanted for W.C. commissions

April 9, 2015 WEBSTER CITY — The city of Webster City is accepting applications for vacancies on the following boards and commissions: airport commission; airport zoning commission; city planning and zoning... more »»

Ex-Iowa lawmaker’s trial begins

April 9, 2015 GARNER (AP) — Jury selection is underway in the trial of a former state lawmaker accused of raping his wife in a nursing home. more »»



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