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Flu shot clinic set

Webster County Public Health’s drive-thru flu shot clinic has been rescheduled for 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at 723 First Ave. S. Most insurance is accepted. Cost is $25.

Farm Bureau endorses Meyer

State Rep. Ann Meyer, R-Fort Dodge, has been endorsed by the Iowa Farm Bureau Political Action Committee. That committee has named her a Friend of Agriculture. Meyer is seeking her second term. She faces Democrat Charles Clayton, of Fort Dodge, in the November election. Meyer represents ...

Club roundup — Week of Sept. 28

Families and parenting DivorceCare: 6 p.m. Thursday, Grace Lutheran Church, 211 S. Ninth St. Clubs and nonprofit organizations can have meetings and events announced in Club Roundup by getting the information to The Messenger newsroom by 5 p.m. the Wednesday the week before the event. ...

Road closure announced along First Avenue North

Weather permitting, beginning at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, traffic on First Avenue North between15th and 16th, 18th and 19th, 20th and 21st streets will be closed until work is completed. City crews will be installing three new water main insert valves at the intersections of First Avenue and 15th ...

Drive-thru flu shot clinic rescheduled to Oct. 3

Webster County Public Health’s drive-thru flu shot clinic has been rescheduled to 9 to 11 a.m. on Oct. 3. The annual clinic will be in the drive-thru at Webster County Public Health’s downtown location, 723 First Ave. S., in Fort Dodge. Most insurance is accepted, otherwise the cost is ...

First United Methodist to hold rummage sale

First United Methodist Church, First Avenue North and 10th Street, will hold its fall rummage sale for missions Thursday through Oct. 3. Furniture, linens, jewelry, toys, kitchen appliances, household goods, clothes and more will be for sale. Hours of the sale are: ∫ Noon to 6 p.m. ...

Teen charged in Pocahontas County stabbing

ROLFE — A teenager has been charged with stabbing a man in the face and body Sunday in rural Pocahontas County. The victim, an 18-year-old from Welcome, Minnesota, was initially treated at Pocahontas Community Hospital before being airlifted to Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South ...

Webster County sees 35 new COVID-19 cases

Webster County Public Health said on Tuesday that the county’s COVID-19 positive case number has increased by 35 since Friday, for a cumulative total of 1,241. Of the 1,241 cases, most have met the CDC’s requirement for public health release from isolation and are considered recovered, ...

Manson Meridian Singers rehearsals to begin Oct. 1

Anyone who enjoys singing is welcome to attend the Manson Meridian Singers’ first rehearsal of the season, as the group begins preparations for its 50th anniversary show. Rehearsals will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, at the Manson Mennonite Church, 1310 Eighth St., Manson. Director ...

Community Tap to hold children’s cancer charity fundraiser

Community Tap and Pizza will be fundraising to benefit children’s cancer research with each order this Friday. Ten percent of all proceeds from dine-in, pick-up and delivery orders on Sept. 18 will be donated to Minneapolis-based Children’s Cancer Research Fund in honor of September, ...

Webster County Freedom Rock dedication Saturday

The Webster County Freedom Rock will be dedicated at 10 a.m. Saturday at Second Avenue South and A Street in Fort Dodge. Please bring a chair. This event is subject to CDC social distancing guidelines. The event is hosted by the Fort Dodge Veterans Council.

USDA to provide free breakfast, lunch for FDCSD students

The USDA recently extended the Summer Food Service Program. Due to this extension, beginning today the Fort Dodge Community School District will be providing free breakfast and lunch to all students. The program is scheduled to expire on Dec. 31 or when funds run out, whichever happens first. ...

Flu clinic postponed

The Webster County Public Health Department drive-thru flu clinic scheduled for today has been postponed. Supplies of vaccine have been delayed due to wildfires in the West. When the vaccine arrives — possibly within the next couple of weeks — the department will reschedule the clinic.

Sundaes in the Park is Friday in Fort Dodge

Main Street Fort Dodge is holding Sundaes in the Park from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday in City Square Park, 424 Central Ave. Jive for Five will perform beginning at 11:30 a.m. Guest speaker Mayor Matt Bemrich will speak at 12:15 p.m. Bring your lunch and a lawn chair or stop by for a free ice ...

Webster County 4-H’ers show talent at state

The following Webster County 4-Hers represented the county at the Iowa State Fair: Emma Alstott: clothing selection, participation; educational presentation, merit. Maggie Anderlik: market beef, one purple, first in class, champion Hereford market beef. Jaedyn Condon: breeding beef, ...

Iowa Central Dental Hygiene Student Clinic is open

The Iowa Central Dental Hygiene Student Clinic, along with all dental offices, were mandated to close a few months ago due to COVID-19. The clinics have since reopened. The Iowa Central Dental Hygiene Student Clinic is open and has taken measures to comply with the new standard precautions ...

CHC open for COVID-19 testing during Labor Day weekend

The Community Health Center of Fort Dodge will offer expanded hours over the holiday weekend for COVID-19 testing. The COVID clinic, which administers a rapid-result test, will be open today, Sunday and Monday (Labor Day) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or ...

UDMO drive-thru food pantry Wednesday

Upper Des Moines Opportunity is holding a drive-thru food pantry from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Holy Trinity Parish, 416 N. Eighth St. The food pantry is the Webster County residents only.

Closure announced for 21st Street beginning Tuesday

Weather permitting, beginning at 7 a.m. on Tuesday until work is completed, the northbound lane of 21st Street at Central Avenue will be closed, reducing the road to one lane. Motorists are urged to use an alternate route and caution in the area. Residents and customers on North 21st ...

COVID-19 testing offered this weekend

The Community Health Center of Fort Dodge will offer expanded hours over the Labor Day weekend for COVID-19 testing. The center’s COVID clinic will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday. People experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or who have known exposure to someone who ...