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News Brief

Applications being accepted for heating help

The 2019-2020 Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) has been established to help qualifying low income Iowa homeowners and renters pay for a portion of their primary heating costs for the winter heating season. Applications are being accepted now and will be taken until April 30, ...

Iowa reports first flu-related deaths

The Iowa Department of Public Health announced Friday the first flu-related deaths of the 2019-20 influenza season: an older (61-80 years old) central Iowa woman, and an elderly (81-plus years old) northwest Iowa woman. Both women had underlying conditions or contributing factors. This ...

Calhoun County supervisor endorses Taylor for Congress

ROCKWELL CITY — Carl Legore, Calhoun County supervisor, has endorsed Jeremy Taylor, a Republican candidate for Iowa’s Fourth Congressional District. “Jeremy Taylor serves as a fellow county supervisor and I’ve seen his ability to get things done by taking principled positions and ...

Fort Dodge Women’s Connection to meet Tuesday

The Fort Dodge Women’s Connection will meet at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Tea Thyme, 2021 Sixth Ave. S. Cost for the event is $10. The speaker will be Mary Lou Ziebell of Urbandale. She will share her story of “No Longer Ashamed,” a lifetime journey of needing validation from others and how she ...

Identity theft workshop to be held in FD

Ascendant Wealth Management Group, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc., is hosting a workshop on how to protect yourself from identity theft. The workshop is being held on Thursday at Fort Frenzy, 3232 First Ave. S. Starting at 5:30 p.m. there will be a ...

Citizens Central has pictures for pickup

Citizens Central has many pictures from its 2018 and 2019 seasons and events that have not been picked up. All of these pictures are located at Citizens Central, 617 Central Ave. You can stop in and get these pictures Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. However, Citizens Central is closed ...

Snowmobile, OHV owners asked to renew registrations

Snowmobile and off-highway vehicle owners may renew their current registrations for the 2020 season at a fee of $17.75. All snowmobiles operating on any designated snowmobile trail, public land or public ice must also display an Iowa DNR resident user permit decal for an additional fee of ...

Hy-Vee to host Veterans Day events Monday

Hy-Vee’s annual Veterans Day events on Monday include a complimentary meal for veterans and active-duty military members in recognition and thanks for their service. Those receiving the free breakfast will also receive 10% off their grocery purchases. During the event, Hy-Vee and Hallmark ...

Village Inn to offer free Veterans Day breakfast for military

Fort Dodge’s Village Inn will honor members of the armed forced with a free breakfast on Veterans Day Monday. Veterans and active-duty service members can get an “Inn-Credible V.I.B. Breakfast” with just their military ID. The annual Veterans Day event serves veterans for free all day ...

Main Street Matters to discuss downtown safety

The safety of downtown Fort Dodge will be discussed at Bloomers On Central on Tuesday. Main Street Fort Dodge is hosting Main Street Matters at 5:30 p.m. The event, located at 900 Central Ave., is open to the public. The city’s camera program and the rejuvenation of the downtown business ...

Presidential candidate Kamala Harris to speak in Fort Dodge Sunday

U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, a Democratic candidate for president, will speak at Second Baptist Church, 1827 Fourth Ave. S., on Sunday. Free breakfast will be served from 10 to 11 a.m. A morning church service will follow. Harris will speak at the beginning of the service.

American Legion in Duncombe to hold spaghetti dinner Sunday

DUNCOMBE — The American Legion Auxiliary No. 491 will host a spaghetti dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Duncombe Community Center. Freewill donations will be accepted. Take-outs are available. Money raised will support the Brushy Creek Area Honor Flight and local veterans.

With public vote, Peoples Credit Union to donate to nonprofit

Peoples Credit Union is celebrating the opening of its newly constructed branch at 1717 Fifth Ave. S. by donating to a local nonprofit. The credit union is asking for the public to vote on which organization should receive $1,000. The three organizations nominated for the donation include: ...

Town hall meeting on opioids set for Tuesday

A town hall meeting about opioids will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the City Council chambers in the Municipal Building, 819 First Ave. S. The panel includes Peter Komendowski, Partnership for a Healthy Iowa; Carrie Cook, Community & Family Resources; Mandi Crouse-Kelley, YWCA of ...

Iowa Central to host Dental Day

Webster County Public Health, along with the Iowa Central Community College Dental Hygiene program, will be hosting a free one day dental day for adults from 9 a.m. to noon on Nov. 23. Services provided include X-rays, exams, cleanings, fillings, extractions, and denture adjustments. A ...

Election Night soup supper in Whittemore

WHITTEMORE — The Friends of the Whittemore Library will hold an Election Night soup supper at 5 p.m. on Tuesday at St. Michael’s Parish Center, 613 Third St., Whittemore. The event will last until 7 p.m. or until the soup runs out. The menu includes homemade vegetable beef soup, chicken ...

Wills to be subject of Lunch & Learn

The need for wills will be the subject of Lunch & Learn at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Gunderson Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1615 N. 15th St. Carol Grannon, senior director of development for the Trinity Foundation, will give a talk entitled ‘‘Why everyone needs a current ...

Burning ban temporarily lifted in Fort Dodge

Fort Dodge residents will be allowed to burn yard waste beginning today through Nov. 10. Residents will be allowed to burn leaves, grass clippings, straw, twigs, small branches and garden vegetation. Burning garbage remains illegal. Any open burning that is determined to be a fire hazard ...