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News Brief

MIDAS continues suspension of transit services

MIDAS Council of Governments has announced that it will continue to suspend transit services for its two transit systems: the Dodger Area Rapid Transit (DART) transit system and the Regional Transit Authority (RTA) which serves the six-county region of Pocahontas, Humboldt, Wright, Hamilton, ...

Viila care to hold parade for residents

Fort Dodge residents are invited to join a Saturday afternoon parade of support for residents of the Villa Care Center, 2721 10th Ave. N. The parade will begin at 2 p.m., according to an announcement from the care center. It will proceed north on Martin Luther King Drive and turn east on 10th ...

Ammonia leak reported on Webster County road

Some liquid ammonia fertilizer apparently leaked from a truck on Webster County Road D20 east of Fort Dodge Wednesday night. The incident was reported at about 10 p.m., but actually happened several hours earlier, according to Fort Dodge Fire Chief Steve Hergenreter. He said a valve ...

MNW reschedules graduation

The Manson Northwest Webster Community School District announced on Tuesday that the graduation ceremony for the class of 2020 will be held at 1 p.m. June 20. More information, including location of the ceremony, will be released as plans are finalized.

Today is last day to pick up gown packets to sew

Iowa Central officials want to remind people that today is the last day for volunteer sewers to pick up the gown packets that will be used by health care workers. Packets can be picked up from 9 a.m. to noon today in front of the Iowa Central Career Education Building/Recreation Center. ...

2020-21 preschool pre-registration taking place now at FD Community Schools

Preschool pre-registration for the 2020-21 school year is taking place now at the Fort Dodge Community School District. To be eligible to attend preschool in the fall of 2020, children must be 4 years old by Sept. 15, 2020. Preschool hours are 8 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. at Riverside Early Learning ...