News Brief

School board to hold four sessions

The Fort Dodge Community School District Board of Education will meet in four separate closed sessions Monday to discuss the possibility of suspending or expelling four students.The sessions will be held at 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Central Administration Building, 104 S. ...

Clare Library hosts paranormal program

CLARE - The Clare Public Library will host a paranormal program today at 1 p.m. with the Paranormal Researchers of Iowa. They will have information about the lost city of Buxton, plus other haunts in Iowa. Freewill donations accepted.

DNR seeks Brushy cabin rental input

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources wants input on proposed cabin fees for the two new one-bedroom cabins that will be built at Brushy Creek State Recreation Area in 2014.The cabins will be designated as non-equestrian cabins and will be located near the non-equestrian beach campground. ...

Absentee ballots for election available

Absentee ballots for the regular city elections to be held on Nov. 5 are now available in the Webster County auditor's office.A registered voter may vote in person at the county auditor's office weekdays between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.A registered voter may also request an absentee ...

GFDGA candidate forum is Tuesday

The Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance will host a Fort Dodge City Council candidate forum on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Iowa Central Community College. The forum will be moderated by the Growth Alliance Legislative Committee. All council candidates have been invited and there will be ...

Utility maintenance will interrupt traffic

Beginning today, the south lane of eastbound traffic in the 2300 block of Fifth Avenue South will be closed, reducing eastbound traffic to one lane. The closure will be in place through Thursday for utility maintenance by Hovey Construction. Motorists are urged to use caution in and around the ...

School board will appoint member to vacant seat

The Fort Dodge Community School District will meet Monday at the district office, 104 S. 17th St.The board will appoint a new member to a vacant seat.Also, the board will have its first student and staff recognitions. A student from each building level - elementary, middle school and senior ...

Sac Conservation to host Halloween hike

SAC CITY - The Sac County Conservation Board annual pumpkin carving contest is Friday.Carving begins at 6 p.m. at the shop building at Hagge Park. Contestants will have one hour to carve their pumpkin. Prizes will be awarded in three age categories. Contestants should bring a pumpkin and ...

Columbus Day closings

What's closed or open for Columbus Day?FinancialCitizens Community Credit Union and CS Bank will be closed Monday.First American, First State Bank, Great Western, Northwest Bank, United Bank of Iowa and Wells Fargo will be open Monday.Post officeClosed Monday.Webster County ExtensionOpen ...

Carmody clarifies burglary rumors

An online rumor that multiple small Fort Dodge businesses have been burglarized in the past few days is untrue, according to Fort Dodge Police Chief Tim Carmody."There have not been 17 burglaries to local businesses over the past three days," Carmody said Thursday.Carmody said the department ...

Stabbing victim’s condition improves

A teenager who was stabbed last weekend at the Fort Dodge Senior High homecoming dance had his condition upgraded as he continues to recover.Lucas Fiala, 17, of Knierim, is now in fair condition, according to a representative from UnityPoint Des Moines. Previously, Fiala was in serious ...

Webster City will flush hydrants

WEBSTER CITY - The Webster City Street Department will flush fire hydrants throughout October.Flushing begins in the early morning and should be completed by 4 p.m. For a full schedule, go to www.webstercity.com and click on the News and Notes link.

Woman dies in skid loader incident

SCHALLER - Authorities are investigating the death of a woman trapped under a skid loader on a farm northwest of Schaller that was reported Wednesday.Karen Jeanne Terry, 53, was found pinned between the skid loader and its boom arm late Wednesday. She was pronounced dead at the scene.The ...

Clare to hold flu shot clinic Friday

CLARE - Webster County Public Health will hold a flu shot clinic from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Clare Public Library. It will be $20 per shot. No charge for Medicare; bring your Medicare card.

Projects will close roads Monday

Weather permitting, South 31st Street from First Avenue South to Fifth Avenue South will be closed to through traffic beginning Monday and continuing through Wednesday.Detours will be in place and local traffic will have access.Rasch Construction will be completing underground utilities for the ...

FD school board to hold closed session

The Fort Dodge Community School District board will have a closed session Monday at the district office, 104 S. 17th St.The session will "evaluate the professional competency of an individual whose appointment, hiring, performance or discharge is being considered when necessary to prevent ...

Water main repair will affect FD users

Beginning at 7 a.m. Monday until work is complete, the water will be shut off to customers on the streets listed below. Those houses impacted by the shutoff will have a red notice hung on their front door. The city of Fort Dodge is repairing water main valves in the area. Third Avenue North ...

Asphalt work will interrupt FD traffic

The following street closures will impact Fort Dodge traffic: Central Avenue will be closed to all traffic from 12th Street to 15th Street beginning immediately and through Saturday. Detours will be in place on First Avenue North and First Avenue South until the project is complete. Parking ...

Lunch & Learn is Oct. 22 at Trinity

Childhood exposure to batterers is the topic of a Lunch & Learn at Trinity Regional Medical Center Oct. 22.Studies estimate that from 10 to 20 percent of children are at risk for exposure to battering behavior. The program will focus on the impact of that exposure and ...