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Volunteers needed for Dragon Boat Bash

The Dragon Boat Bash is returning to Badger Lake at John F. Kennedy Memorial Park. Volunteers are needed to help with several areas including, set up, entrance gates, concessions, merchandise, boat loading, timing and clean up. Volunteers are needed both Friday evening, Aug. 13, and ...

FDPD adds two new officers

Two new Fort Dodge police officers were hired Monday evening. The City Council hired Matthew English and Timothy Hopwood to fill two vacancies on the force. English has an associate degree in criminal justice from Iowa Central Community College. He is a graduate of Dowling Catholic High ...

Good Shepherd hosts car show tonight

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1436 21st Ave. N., will host a car/truck/motorcycle show from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. today. The show is free and open to the public, but freewill offerings will be accepted. The proceeds will be given to Lutheran Family Service of Iowa. Donations at the car show ...

Town hall meeting on RAGBRAI tonight

Fort Dodge will be welcoming thousands of RAGBRAI riders on Monday. If you have questions or concerns about what their arrival will mean for the community, you can attend a town hall meeting that will be held at 6 p.m. today in the Community Room of the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance, 24 N. ...

Camp WaNoKi to host beekeeping program

Webster County Conservation Board is holding a Fireside Chat on beekeeping from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at CampWaNoKi, 2400 WaNoKi Camp Road. Guest speakers Britta McCollum and Amy Synarong of 8th Avenue Honey will discuss interesting facts about honeybees. There will be an optional hike ...

Pfizer vaccine available for residents 12 and older

The Webster County Health Department will be offering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for anyone 12 years of age and older from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Fort Dodge Community School Central Office, 109 N. 25th St. If you would like to be vaccinated or would like your child vaccinated, please ...