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News Brief

County recorder forum will be Tuesday

Well-informed Webster People will host a public forum with the Webster County Recorder candidates at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Light of the City Conference Center, 2175 180th St., north of Boehringer Ingelheim and south of Willow Ridge.Democrat Lindsey Boeckman and Republican Shari Burke will ...

Evening Lions to sell candy this week

The Fort Dodge Evening Lions Club will hold its Candy Days fundraiser Friday and Saturday. Lions members will be outside Fareway and Hy-Vee in Fort Dodge from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days, with candy available in exchange for a freewill donation.

FDCSD board to meet Monday

The Fort Dodge Community School District board will have a meeting Monday at the Central Administration office, 104 S. 17th St.The board will consider the disposal of district-owned property (a used school bus to a neighboring district), and act on a resolution authorizing sale of ...

Intersection work set in Fort Dodge

Water line repairs will impact traffic at the intersection of 12th Avenue South and 17th Street beginning on Monday, according to an announcement from the Fort Dodge Public Works Department.There, the westbound lane of 12th Avenue South and the northbound lane of 17th Street will be closed to ...

Part of S. 29th Street to close

South 29th Street just south of First Avenue South will be closed to through traffic on Monday, according to the Fort Dodge engineering staff. It will remain closed through Friday.

Two-way traffic coming to downtown

First Avenue North between Seventh and 12th streets will be converted to two-way traffic beginning on Monday.Vehicles parking on the north side of the street will have to face west due to the new traffic pattern.First Avenue South between Third and Sixth streets will also be converted to ...

State grant for trail awarded to Laurens

LAURENS - A $74,440 state grant has been awarded to help pay for creating a new trail connection in Laurens.The planned Prairie Park Trail will connect two existing paths: Sportsman's Park Trail and the Prairie Preservation Trail.The money comes from the Resource Enhancement and Protection ...

Palo Alto woman scammed

EMMETSBURG - A Palo Alto County resident got her money back after bein scammed by a caller claiming to be a grandson who needed help.Authorities were able to recover the $5,000 that was sent to an address in Florida, according to the Palo Alto sheriff's office.The woman was contacted by someone ...

LIHEAP offers local utility assistance

The 2014-2015 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program has been established to help qualifying low-income Iowa homeowners and renters pay for a portion of their primary heating costs for the winter heating season.Applications are being taken through April 30, 2015, for elderly (60 and older) ...

Supervisors candidate forum will be held Thursday

Well-informed Webster People will host a public forum with the Webster County Supervisor candidates at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Light of the City Conference Center, 2175 180th St., north of Boehringer Ingelheim and south of Willow Ridge.Rod Halvorson, Democrat, and Supervisor Merrill Leffler, ...

FD intersection will close Monday

Beginning Monday and until further notice, the intersection of First Avenue South and South Ninth Street will be closed to through traffic. Local traffic will have access and detours will be in place.

Legislative reception for Beall is Monday

The Iowa Association of Community Providers, in partnership with LifeWorks and Northwoods, is hosting a legislative reception for Sen. Daryl Beall, D-Fort Dodge, at the LifeWorks/Northwoods Vocational Site, 1303 A St.The reception will be held from 2:45 to 3:30 p.m. Monday.

CDC urges flu shots for everyone

The Centers for Disease Control is urging everyone who is 6 months or older to get a flu shot this year and every year, according to Webster County Public Health.There are flu shot options - traditional flu vaccine, which is trivalent, that is made to protect against three different flu ...

‘Aging Gracefully’ program offered

A free educational program "Aging Gracefully" will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Tompkins Celebration Center, Friendship Haven, 420 Kenyon Road. Paige Thorson, an attorney with the Department of Aging, will be there to answer questions about powers of attorney, guardianships and ...

Lane closure will affect Central Avenue

Today, beginning at 9:30 a.m. until the work is completed, the westbound lanes of Central Avenue between 15th and 16th streets will be closed to through traffic. The Warehouse Department will be performing concrete repair for a water main break. Detours will be posted.

Corn Growers endorses Beall

JOHNSTON - State Sen. Daryl Beall, D-Fort Dodge, has been endorsed by the Iowa Corn Growers Association Political Action Committee. Beall is seeking re-election in District 5.ICGA PAC decisions are made by a bipartisan committee of farmer-members who consider candidates based only on their ...

Secrets offered for successful surgery

A free informational lunch and learn program for having a successful surgery will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 14 at Tompkins Celebration Center, Friendship Haven, 420 Kenyon Road.The program provides insight on preparing for surgery. Reservations must be made by Tuesday at 573-6957.

Grell trial date rescheduled

A trial for the former landfill director accused of theft has been rescheduled for early December.Michael Grell's jury trial will begin at 9 a.m. on Dec. 2.Grell has filed a not guilty plea in the Iowa District Court for Webster County.Grell was charged July 21 with theft by misappropriation of ...

Water main bursts in downtown FD

A 10-inch diameter water main broke under Central Avenue in Fort Dodge Wednesday afternoon, causing discolored water to flow from faucets downtown.Public Works Department crews will open some fire hydrants today to flush rusty water out of the pipes.The water main that broke is beneath Central ...

FD Kennel Club forms support group

The Fort Dodge Kennel Club has started a support group for grieving pet owners. It will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesdays beginning Oct. 7 at the training center, 210 10th Ave. N.W. Meetings are informal and coffee will be served. For more information, call Rusty Nelson, 573-3020.