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KC Fish Fry is Friday

The Knights of Columbus is holding a fish fry from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at Corpus Christi Center, 405 N. Eighth St. Dinners are $9 for fried or baked fish and $10 for shrimp or fish and shrimp. The dinners include French fries or baked potato, cole slaw, ice cream and beverage. Grilled ...

Fort Dodge council to consider budgets, engineering work

Proposed budgets and a pair of engineering contracts are on the agenda for the Fort Dodge City Council on Monday. There will be a budget workshop at 5:30 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 819 First Ave. S. At that time, the elected officials will review the proposed budget for Dodger Area Rapid ...

Manson Meridian Singers tickets now on sale for February shows

MANSON — Tickets for the Manson Meridian Singers 49th annual production are now on sale. This year’s show, “Sing On,” will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 15, and 2 p.m. Feb. 16, in the Kate Toben Auditorium at Manson Northwest Webster High School in Manson. The choir of 22 members is under ...

Two face drug charges in Pocahontas County

POCAHONTAS — A Pocahontas woman and an Auburn man are facing drug charges out of Pocahontas County after police found them in possession of methamphetamine. Nicole Marie Frank, 41, of Pocahontas, is charged with possession of meth and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to the ...

CCS preschool round-up set for Feb. 4

Community Christian School will have a 3-and 4-year-old Preschool Round-Up on Feb. 4 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the school located at 2406 9¢ Ave. S. Parents and students can come and learn about the preschool program, get acquainted with the teachers and the classrooms. CCS has limited ...

FD City Council budget work continues

The Fort Dodge City Council will meet on Monday to continue working on the proposed budget for 2020-2021. The council will meet at 5 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 819 First Ave. S. Proposed budgets for the Human Resources/Human Rights Department and the Parks, Recreation and Forestry ...

Eggs and Issues set for Saturday

Eggs and Issues Legislative Forum is 8:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday in the BioScience and Health Science building on the Iowa Central Community College campus, 1 Triton Circle. Admission is free.

Farrell donates $4,500 to Serving Our Servants

Heather Farrell, who started a fundraiser for the late Rev. Al Henderson, recently donated the proceeds to Serving Our Servants. Farrell, of Fort Dodge, and Optic Ink sold T-shirts in honor of Henderson until they sold out. Farrell was able to donate about $4,500 to SOS, a group that supports ...

Washington endorses Tom Steyer for president

Presidential candidate Tom Steyer has been endorsed by Fort Dodge NAACP President and 4th District Affirmative Action Chair Sherry Washington. Washington has the president’s role in the prospective Fort Dodge NAACP chapter that is in the process of being established. She is also a member ...

Water from melted pipe douses house fire

Water spraying from a melted pipe put out a fire in the basement of a Fort Dodge house Monday morning. The fire at 221 N. 13th St. was reported at 8:57 a.m. ‘‘When we got there, the fire had been extinguished by the pipe spraying water,’’ Fire Chief Steve Hergenreter said. ...

FD library seeks participants for Smithsonian exhibit

The Fort Dodge Public Library is seeking members of the public to be part of a Smithsonian exhibit. The library will host the traveling exhibit, called “Voices and Votes,” from the Smithsonian Institution, beginning in March. The library will collect stories from the public, some of ...

FD council to have budget session

The Fort Dodge City Council will have a budget workshop at 5 p.m. Monday in the Municipal Building, 819 First Ave. S. The proposed 2020-2021 spending plans for the Police Department, Fire Department and the parking fund will be reviewed.

Hospice admin to speak at Lunch and Learn

Joyce Bianchi, hospice administrator with UnityPoint Health — Trinity Regional Medical Center, will share hospice philosophy and services offered at the hospital during a Lunch and Learn Wednesday. The program starts at 11:30 a.m. at Gunderson Funeral Home & Cremation ...

Catholic Daughters to meet Thursday

Catholic Daughters of the Americas will have their monthly meeting on Thursday at Corpus Christi Parish Center, 402 N. Eighth St. There will be a Mass at 6 p.m., followed by a meal and business meeting. The Rev. Brian Feller will be the guest speaker. Meal reservations are due by noon on ...

Clarion community concert is Saturday

CLARION — A community concert featuring Carter Nath and the Irish band “Crogadh” is 3 p.m. Saturday at Clarion First United Methodist Church, Clarion. Admission is by freewill offering.

FDPL Winter Storytime registration begins Jan. 9

Registration for Winter Storytime at the Fort Dodge Public Library begins on Jan. 9. Storytime begins Jan. 15 and 16 and will conclude on Feb. 19 and 20. Children who are 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 years of age are eligible for registration. Storytimes will be held Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 to ...

Saucy Jack to perform New Year’s Eve at Opera House

Saucy Jack will perform from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Fort Museum Opera House, One Museum Road. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person in advance or $13 per person at the door. Advance tickets are available at the Fort Museum Trading Post. Must be 21 years or older to attend.

Supervisors approve permits for MidAmerican

The Webster County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved two permits for MidAmerican Energy Co. The permits allow MidAmerican to install electric cable along Osceola Avenue and along 240th Street in Pleasant Valley Township.

Johnson hired as planning and zoning administrator

The Webster County Board of Supervisors hired a new planning and zoning administrator during its meeting Tuesday. Supervisors approved the hire of Jeffrey Johnson, a Fort Dodge native. Johnson will be paid an annual salary of $68,000, effective Jan. 20. He replaces Chad Bahr, who ...

Road closure on Floral Avenue begins Thursday

Weather permitting, on Thursday, Floral Avenue from Dodge Circle to North 16th Street will be closed to through traffic. Detours will be in place and local traffic will have access. Motorists are urged to use an alternate route and caution in the construction area.