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News Brief

KYL announces phased reopening

WEBSTER CITY — Kendall Young Library board and staff have developed a phased reopening of the library. The library will be open reduced hours: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday. Patrons are required to wear a face mask and will ...

Arrest made in Manson vehicle theft

MANSON — A Lake City man was recently arrested for taking items from a vehicle in Manson and stealing another vehicle there, according to police. James Geopfert was arrested on Jan. 6 and charged with second degree theft, third degree burglary and tampering with a vehicle identification ...

Duncombe City Council to fill vacancy

DUNCOMBE — The Duncombe City Council plans to fill a vacant seat on the council during its Feb. 10 meeting. The city announced on Monday that Council Member Ryan Hanson had resigned his seat on Dec. 20. Iowa Code allows the City Council to fill a vacancy by appointment. However, the ...

Man treated for gunshot wound to hand

A Fort Dodge man was treated for a gunshot wound to his hand after Fort Dodge Police say he discharged his weapon Sunday evening in an apparent accident. Fort Dodge Police said the 23-year-old shot himself after discharging his newly purchased gun in the 300 block of 11th Avenue North. A log ...

Rollover crash reported Friday

One rollover crash was reported Friday morning east of Fort Dodge. According to Sgt. Tony Walter, of the Webster County Sheriff’s Office, the crash occurred in the 2800 mile of 190th Street when a Dodge Ram rolled over. It was reported at 7:06 a.m. Walter said minor injuries were ...

Webster County receives guidance for vaccinations

According to Webster County Health Department Director Kari Prescott, Phase 1B vaccination guidance for the COVID-19 vaccine was received today, but the department has not received the vaccines. “Iowa is still in a vaccine shortage,” said Prescott. “We are not administering to these ...

FD woman charged with evasion after stealing rock

A Fort Dodge woman picked up a few misdemeanor charges Tuesday after Fort Dodge Police say she stole a rock before leading police on a chase. Fort Dodge Police responded to the 10 block of S. 23rd Street for report of a burglary in progress at a landscaping business between about 10 and ...

Forest Avenue to close today

Weather permitting, Forest Avenue, north of 10th Avenue North will be closed to through traffic today. Local traffic will have access. Motorists are urged to use an alternate route and caution in the area.

FDCSD announces staff for new early childhood center

The Fort Dodge Community School District announced on Thursday the first staff positions for the new Fort Dodge Early Childhood Center when it opens for the 2021-22 school year. Carmen Banwart, the current principal at Butler Elementary School, has been named to the role of principal for the ...

UnityPoint Health screenings scheduled

UnityPoint Health — Trinity Regional Medical Center is holding health screenings Jan. 11 and 14. Stroke and vascular screenings will be held on Jan. 11. Community blood work screenings will be held from 7 a.m. to noon on Jan. 14. Appointment times are required for both screenings. Call ...

Public Health asks independent nurses to call for COVID-19 vaccine

If you are a nurse (RN, LPN, or CNA) who: • is actively working, and works or lives in Webster County, • is not affiliated with a nursing facility or healthcare service provider — for example, a school nurse or a nurse working in a business setting, • and has not yet had the ...

Weekend walk-in care changing in Humboldt

HUMBOLDT — UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine — Humboldt is no longer providing weekend walk-in care. Humboldt Country Memorial Hospital, however, is in the process of opening a walk-in clinic which will be located down the hall from the laboratory. In the interim, individuals may continue ...

Faiferlick offers free women’s self-defense class for first-time students

Faiferlick Martial Arts is offering a free Brazilian jiu-jitsu self-defense class for women. Women Empowered Self-Defense Kickoff Seminar is from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Faiferlick Martial Arts gym, 567 S. 25th St. Ages 13 and up are invited to participate. Due to COVID-19 ...

Club Roundup — Week of Jan. 4

Sororities P.E.O., Chapter IM: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Merrily Dixon home. Support groups Alcohol dependency Codependency Anonymous: 6 p.m. Saturday, Grace Lutheran Church, 211 S. Ninth St. Families and parenting DivorceCare: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Grace Lutheran Church, 211 S. Ninth ...

Rental inspections to resume

The city of Fort Dodge intends to resume rental housing inspections on or about Feb. 1, 2021. The inspections that were cancelled in March 2020 will be the first to be rescheduled. Owners will be notified via USPS mail for this first group of inspections with the goal of transitioning to the ...

Operation Merry Mulch is on

The Fort Dodge Forestry Department will be offering its Operation Merry Mulch again this year for the 30th year in a row. This service was developed to assist residents of Fort Dodge in the proper disposal of their Christmas trees. This service also provides a needed outlet as a result of the ...

Snow parking prohibition to go into effect

Current weather forecasts indicate a winter storm warning in the Fort Dodge area today. Accumulations of up to 2 inches or more of snow is possible through Wednesday. Because weather can change abruptly, residents are encouraged to stay tuned to local weather forecasts. Due to the impending ...

WIC Clinic moved to Thursday

Tuesday’s WIC Clinic at Webster County Public Health has been moved to Thursday due to the impending snow storm. All participants have been contacted or messages left. Participants with questions can call 515-574-3802.

Club Roundup — Week of Dec. 21

Support groups Alcohol dependency Codependency Anonymous: 6 p.m. Saturday, Grace Lutheran Church, 211 S. Ninth St. Families and parenting DivorceCare: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Grace Lutheran Church, 211 S. Ninth St. Clubs and nonprofit organizations can have meetings and events announced in ...