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FD intersection will be closed Monday

Monday, beginning at 7 a.m. and until work complete, the intersection of North 13th Street at Johnson Place/Third Avenue North will be closed to through traffic. The city of Fort Dodge Utilities Department will be replacing a water valve. Detours will be posted.

Water will be shut off Monday in FD

Beginning Monday, at 7 a.m. until work is complete, the water will be shut off to the areas in Fort Dodge listed below. The Utilities Division will be replacing a water valve.The affected areas include: Second Avenue North from 12th Street to 14th Street; Third Avenue North from Ninth Street ...

Kossuth Co. elects board members

Here are the Kossuth County school board results from Tuesday's election. They were received after press time.KOSSUTH COUNTYAlgona CSD board director at large(vote for four)Rodney J. Davis: 290Bruce Knudsen: 295Floyd D. Lavrenz: 276Brent Owen: 305Ramona Westling: 105Write-in: 4

Work will interrupt Fort Dodge traffic

Beginning at 7 a.m. today until work is complete, North 13th Street from Second Avenue North to Third Avenue North will be closed to through traffic.The Fort Dodge Utilities Department will be replacing a water valve. Detours will be posted.

Regents OK midyear tuition increase

CEDAR FALLS (AP) - The governing board for Iowa's three public universities on Wednesday approved a roughly $100 tuition increase for students at the University of Northern Iowa and Iowa State University, but decided to exempt the University of Iowa.The Iowa Board of Regents voted 7-2 for the ...

Firms plead guilty to halal conspiracy

CEDAR RAPIDS (AP) - Two related companies that distribute and certify halal food products pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiring to export misbranded beef products for sale in Malaysia, Indonesia and elsewhere.Midamar Corp. and Islamic Services of America each entered guilty pleas in federal ...

Ex-lottery official gets prison

DES MOINES (AP) - A former lottery security official was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Wednesday for rigging a computerized Hot Lotto game in 2010 in an attempt to win a $14 million jackpot in Iowa.Eddie Tipton never got any of the money, but a jury convicted him in July on two counts of ...

Catholic Daughters of the Americas to meet Thursday

The Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court 216 will meet Thursday at the Corpus Christi Center. Mass will be held at 6 p.m., followed by a Swiss steak supper prepared by Marie Zakeer and her committee, a business meeting, and program. Cost is $8 per person.Call in reservations to Betty ...

Streets near school become one-way

Two streets near the former Fair Oaks Middle School have been converted to one-way traffic, according to the Fort Dodge city engineering staff.South 10th Street between Third and Fourth avenues south is now for southbound traffic only.Fourth Avenue South between 10th and 12th streets is now for ...

Buses to service Marian Home dedication

Bishop R. Walker Nickless will dedicate the renovation and expansion of the Marian Home & Village during a Wednesday morning ceremony.Nickless, who leads the Sioux City Diocese, will participate in the ceremony which will begin at 11 a.m. at the retirement community, 2400 Sixth Ave. ...

FD schools to dismiss early today

All Fort Dodge public schools will dismiss at 1:10 p.m. today due to heat and humidity.Eighth-grade football will practice at 7 a.m., and there will be no seventh-grade football practice.Seventh- and eighth-grade volleyball will practice at 1:30 p.m. in an air-conditioned gym.

Duncombe school polling place to move

Classes aren't the only thing that had to be relocated because of the deteriorating condition of Duncombe Elementary School.The school at 615 N. 16th St. was a place where people went to vote for decades.That polling place will be relocated to Trinity United Methodist Church, 838 N. 25th St., ...

Webster Co. Ag. Association to meet

The Webster County Ag. Association will hold its annual meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the auditorium at the Webster County Fairgrounds.

Cub Scout signup opportunities in FD

There are opportunities for Fort Dodge kids to join Cub Scout packs this month.Scouting helps boys develop leadership skills and values important to good citizenship and service to others. Cub Scouts provide a year-round program of fun and learning for boys ages 7 to 11 and the whole ...

Hamilton Co. ISU Alumni picnic set

STANHOPE - The Hamilton County ISU Alumni Club annual picnic is Sept. 13 at the Stanhope Community Center at 5 p.m.Dinner is at 5:30 p.m., followed by presentation of this year's Key Service Award and remarks by ISU Alumni Association President, Dr. Jeff Johnson.The Hamilton County ISU Alumni ...

Webster City has board vacancies

WEBSTER CITY - The city of Webster City is currently accepting applications for vacancies on the following boards and commissions: Hotel/Motel Tax Board (business community representative, unexpired term); City Planning and Zoning Commission; and Traffic Study Committee (two vacancies).This ...

Class start for Duncombe is changed

The starting date for classes for Duncombe elementary school students has been changed.The new date is Sept. 9.The date of the scheduled open house at the former Fair Oaks Middle School building has also been changed.That open house is now scheduled for Sept. 8.

Part of Third Avenue North to close

Beginning at 7 a.m. until the work is complete, Third Avenue North between Ninth and 10th streets will be closed to through traffic. The Public Works Department will be making preparations to replace a water valve. Detours will be posted.

Bice elected chairman of trustees board

Judge Thomas Bice, of the 2nd Judicial District, has been elected president of the board of trustees of the National Conference of Bar Examiners.The NCBE develops the tests that are used as part of the bar examination in almost every jurisdiction in the United States, according to a NCBE press ...