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FDCSD board to meet Monday

The Fort Dodge Community School District board will have its regular meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at the Central Administration Building, 104 S. 17th St.The board will recognize participants in bowling, wrestling, swimming, boys and girls basketball, and speech, and National Honor Society will ...

Register for library preschool Storytime

Registration for the Spring Preschool Storytime at the Fort Dodge Public Library begins Thursday.Children who are 3 through 6 years of age and not in kindergarten are eligible for registration.Storytime begins April 2 and 3. Storytimes are held Wednesday, 10 to 10:30 a.m.; Thursday, 10 to10:30 ...

FD Housing to hold public hearing

The Fort Dodge Housing Agency has developed its annual plan for the fiscal year 2014.The public housing agency plan is available for review at the agency's office, 700 S. 17th St., between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday.A public hearing will be held ...

Police respond to walkers on train trestle

Police responded to a report of five people walking on the high train bridge over the Des Moines River. The five returned to the east bank of the bridge safely. The bridge is private property owned by the Union Pacific Railroad.

Judy Cosgrove to retire

Webster County Recorder Judy Cosgrove has announced she will not seek re-election in 2014 and will retire at the end of her term on Dec. 31. Cosgrove has been the Recorder for 25 years, and has worked in that office since 1983.

Road closures planned for funeral

To accommodate the large attendance anticipated at the funeral services for Fort Dodge firefighter Tom Peart, the city of Fort Dodge Public Works Department is making the following temporary parking restrictions and road closures.- From 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Wednesday, Central Avenue will be ...

ISU Extension and Outreach Week set

In observance of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Week, which is March 23-29, the Webster County office will be holding an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. March 26 at 217 S. 25th St., Suite C12.There will be cookies and lemonade, free recipes from the Food and Nutrition program, a ...

Second Avenue South to close

Beginning Monday at 7 a.m. until work is completed, the westbound lanes of Second Avenue South will be closed between South Third Street and South Fourth Street. The eastbound lanes will be reduced to one lane of traffic in each direction.South Third Street will also be closed to all through ...

Plants, animals workshop set

A free "Plants and Animals" workshop will be held at the Webster County Iowa State University Extension office at 6:30 p.m. March 24. ISU Extension Horticulturist Yvonne McCormick will discuss plants that may be harmful to pets and children. Also to be covered are tips for making herbal-based ...

Reward offered for info on spill in Boone River

WEBSTER CITY - Webster City officials are offering a reward for information about a petroleum spill that was found in the Boone River there Thursday afternoon.Officials said the sheen they saw on the river near Nokomis Park in Webster City was a petroleum product such as diesel fuel or oil, ...

Darling addresses senators

The superintendent of the Humboldt and Twin Rivers school districts testified before the state Senate Education Committee Wednesday on the need for prompt approval of the allowable growth rate for basic aid to schools.Greg Darling told the senators about the harm to local students that would ...

Scooter, cycle swap meet set in Humboldt

HUMBOLDT - The 23rd annual Iowa Classic Scooter and Cycle Swap Meet will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds Event Center.This will be the third year in Humboldt after many years in the Des Moines area.A good selection of vintage ...

FDCSD board will meet Monday The Fort Dodge Community School District board will have its regular meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at the Central Administration Building, 104 S. 17th St. The board will recognize March students and employee of the month. Public he

The Fort Dodge Community School District board will have its regular meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at the Central Administration Building, 104 S. 17th St.The board will recognize March students and employee of the month. Public hearings will be held on roof replacement projects for both Fort Dodge ...

FDFD: Change smoke detector batteries

While residents are resetting their clocks tonight for Daylight Savings Time, they should do one other chore that could potentially save their lives, according to Fort Dodge firefighters.The firefighters recommend that everyone change the batteries in their smoke detectors."Saving your life can ...

Dayton water main repairs continue

DAYTON - Work on a water main break in downtown Dayton continued Friday, with crews expected to complete repairs by the end of the day.Dayton City Clerk Randy Danielson said work crews believed they had located the break early Friday afternoon and said he was hopeful repairs would be done by ...

CCS enrollment day roundup is Monday

Community Christian School will have its enrollment roundup day on Monday.The CCS Come and Go Preschool Open House will be from 9 to 11 a.m. This is for prospective families of preschoolers looking for a preschool program for the 2014-2015 school year.Class for 3-year-olds will be Wednesday and ...

Fisher to succeed Schnurr at First American

The board of directors of First American Bank and Stark Bank Group Ltd. has named John A. Fisher to succeed Thomas G. Schnurr as chief executive officer and president.Schnurr plans to retire in August but will remain a director of the bank and holding company.The appointment of Fisher to ...

County nominations open Monday

Monday is the first day for Democratic and Republican candidates to file nomination petitions for Webster County offices.Petitions must be filed in the county auditor's office by March 26.Candidates for county attorney, recorder or treasurer must have a minimum of 100 signatures.For county ...

FDCSD board will meet Monday

The Fort Dodge Community School District board will have its regular meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at the Central Administration Building, 104 S. 17th St.The board will have a second reading and act on several revisions of district policies and procedures, and accept a financial report for the ...

Growth Alliance dinner scheduled

The Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance will hold its annual dinner meeting March 6 at the Best Western Starlite Village Inn & Suites, 1518 Third Ave. N.W.The social hour will begin at 5 p.m. followed by dinner at 6 p.m.The featured speaker will be Ernie Goss, an economist who will talk ...