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BB gun seized from FDMS student

A BB gun was taken from a student at Fort Dodge Middle School Monday. The gun was taken from the student without incident. No security protocols, such as a lockdown, were necessary, according to Jennifer Lane, the communications director for the Fort Dodge Community School District. The ...

Noon Lions pancake breakfast set for Saturday

The Noon Lions pancake breakfast is 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Lion’s Den, 731 Exposition Drive. The all-you-can-eat menu includes pancakes, French toast, eggs and sausage. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for children under 10 years.

Otho isses boil advisory

OTHO — The city of Otho has issued a boil advisory. City officials recommend using an alternative source for drinking or boil the water before using. The water may have high levels of nitrate, nitrite or manganese due to maintenance on water lines during construction.

Traffic restriction planned on Central Avenue

Eastbound traffic in the 1500 block of Central Avenue will be reduced to one lane beginning Monday, according to the Fort Dodge city engineering staff. This traffic restriction is expected to last about five days.

Flu shots available to FDCSD students

Webster County Public Health Department has partnered with the Fort Dodge Community School District to provide flu shots to students. Webster County Public Health will be providing flu shots to students at Fort Dodge Middle School, Fort Dodge Senior High, and Cares/Pride on Wednesday, to ...

Boil advisory lifted in Fort Dodge

The boil advisory for a small part of northern Fort Dodge that was implemented after a water main break on Tuesday has been lifted, according to the Public Works Department. The department reported that results of tests for bacteria were satisfactory, so residents are no longer being advised ...

Road closure announced for section of Second Avenue North

Effective immediately; until work is completed — eastbound traffic on Second Avenue North near the Martin Luther King Drive intersection will be closed and southbound traffic on Martin Luther King Drive will be closed from 2 1/2 Avenue North to Second Avenue North. The Warehouse Division will ...

Calhoun County supervisor endorses Taylor

ROCKWELL CITY — Scott Jacobs, a Calhoun County supervisor, has endorsed Jeremy Taylor, of Sioux City, a candidate for the Republican nomination in Iowa’s 4th Congressional District, Taylor’s campaign announced Tuesday. “Jeremy will fight to champion our agricultural community by ...

YWCA to promote a Week Without Violence Wednesday

The YWCA of Fort Dodge is hosting an event to promote a Week Without Violence from 8 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday on the sidewalks around the YWCA, 826 First Ave. N. There will be information, education, music, poetry and spiritual leadership. The event is being held in conjunction with YWCAs around ...

Moose Lodge Steak Fry set for Friday at the lodge

The Fort Dodge Moose Lodge No. 806 is holding its bi-annual steak fry from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the lodge, 424 First Ave. S. A charcoal grilled 16-ounce T-bone with two sides and a roll will be served for $15 per person. Carryout will be available. Tickets may be purchased at the Moose Lodge ...

Kendall Young Library to host 2019 All Iowa Reads author Genoways on Wednesday

WEBSTER CITY — Kendall Young Library will host Ted Genoways, author of the 2019 All Iowa Reads title, “This Blessed Earth: A Year in the Life of an American Family Farm,” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday at Kendall Young Library. Genoways will discuss his book and the rapidly changing ...

Aglow International to meet Saturday at the Fort Dodge Public Library

Aglow International of Fort Dodge & Surrounding Area will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Fort Dodge Public Library, 424 Central Ave. Connie Hewitt, of Bristow, will share a message titled, “Hope is the Anchor of My Soul.” She will talk about the times in her life when she held onto ...

Webster, Hamilton County Conservation to hold fireside chat Thursday

Webster and Hamilton County Conservation will hold a fireside chat from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Camp WaNoKi. The camp is located one mile east of Coalville and one mile south on WaNoKi Camp Road. Bring a comfy campfire chair, relax around a campfire and enjoy a campfire snack. Take a hike in ...

FD Area Symphony concert is Oct. 20

The Fort Dodge Area Symphony will be performing in concert on Oct. 20. The show starts at 3 p.m. at the Fort Dodge Middle School, 800 N. 32nd. St. Cost is $10 for adults. Students are admitted free. Season memberships are available at the door.

LifeWorks to hold public meeting in Eagle Grove

EAGLE GROVE — LifeWorks Community Services is working to determine non-resident services for Eagle Grove. A meting to discuss that will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Eagle Grove Administration Building, 325 N. Commercial St. Anyone who wants to provide input, but cannot attend the ...

Lane restriction set for South 15th Street

Northbound traffic in the 100 block of South 15th Street will be reduced to one lane beginning Monday, according to the Fort Dodge city engineering staff. The lane restriction is expected to last for about two days.

City Council forum is tonight at Iowa Central

Candidates for Fort Dodge City Council will answer questions from the public during a forum tonight. The forum will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Bioscience and Health Science Building at Iowa Central Community College. Audience members will be able to submit written questions which will be ...

Water main flushing begins today

Beginning today through Oct. 25 between the hours of 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., the Public Works Department will be flushing the water mains in the following areas: Zone 3 — the area located within the boundaries from 21st Avenue North, north to 31st Avenue North, east and west of North 15th ...

Dermatology offices to close at end of year

Dr. Mary Lou Ernst-Woodhouse has announced the closing of her Fort Dodge and Webster City dermatology offices. Ernst-Woodhouse said the offices will close on on Dec. 31. “I thank all of my patients for their trust and confidence over the last 20 years that I have been in practice,” she ...

Annual walk event is Wednesday

The Healthiest State Annual Walk set for Wednesday will give area residents a chance to get some exercise and fresh air. The walk will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., starting at the Webster County Health Department, 723 First Ave. S. A map showing a 1.5-mile loop to walk will be posted ...