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Fort Dodge Choral Society presents ‘Twelve Days of Christmas’

At a time when in-person Christmas concerts are not safe, singers in the Fort Dodge Choral Society are sharing the joy of the season with a new on-line performance each day beginning Sunday. “The Twelve Days of Christmas” features soloists and small groups from the choir noted for ...

Road closure announced for North Third St.

Weather permitting; beginning on Monday at 8 a.m. until work is completed — traffic on North Third Street between Ninth and 10th Avenue North will be closed to all but local residential traffic until work is completed. City crews will be repairing a sanitary sewer main. Detours will be in ...

Pringle elected to Otho City Council

OTHO — Marty Pringle has won a seat on the Otho City Council after a special election Tuesday night. Unofficial results show Pringle earning 60 (55.05%) votes. Michael D. Johnson collected 43 (39.45%) votes. Duane Ferguson Jr. had six (5.50%) votes.

Community Early Childhood Center receives grant

The Iowa Women’s Foundation, in partnership with Casey’s, has announced the 2021 Building Community Child Care Solutions Fund recipients. Community Early Childhood Center is one of six organizations across the state to receive funding. A total of $40,000 will be awarded to those six ...

Club Roundup — Week of Dec. 7

Sororities Beta Sigma Phi, Beta Beta Master Chapter: 7 p.m. Monday, Zoom meeting. P.E.O., Chapter JX: 1 p.m. Wednesday, Zoom meeting. Support groups Alcohol dependency Codependency Anonymous: 6 p.m. Saturday, Grace Lutheran Church, 211 S. Ninth St. Families and ...

Santa Cops postponed

The Fort Dodge Police Association is postponing its annual Santa Cops event until next year. The Association made the announcement via social media on Saturday. “We have come to the difficult decision that due to the current state of COVID-19 within Webster County, we are postponing our ...

Audit on AEA released

An audit report on the Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency, based in Fort Dodge, has been released by Schnurr & Co. LLP. The audit showed the agency’s revenue totaled $25,954,381 for the fiscal year that ended June 30. That is a .76% increase over the prior fiscal year, the auditors ...

Lights at Kennedy to debut

The Lights at Kennedy display will debut this weekend and will be illuminated through the first three weekends of December. The display will be open from 6 to 9 p.m. In addition to this weekend, the upcoming dates are Dec. 11-13 and Dec. 18-20. Vehicles should enter the John F. Kennedy ...

People Credit Union seeks public input for donations

Peoples Credit Union is seeking the public’s vote on charities to receive the institution’s Spark the Spirit of holiday giving. Three local nonprofit organizations have been chosen for a chance to receive a part of $800 in donations. The three nominated organizations are All Cultures ...

Marketing workshop to be offered in Algona

ALGONA — Iowa Lakes Community College and the Tietz Entrepreneurial Center will offer a Basic Marketing Ideas That Work workshop on Dec. 10, in person on the Algona campus. Organizations and businesses who may be unsure which marketing tactics are best or may be confused by all the ...

A Time For Angels Service of Remembrance livestream

A live video program dedicated to those who have lost a loved one this past year will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 6. Video link will be available at www.gundersonfuneralhome.com. Call 515-576-7128 if you have questions.

Fareway announces new hours

Beginning Friday, and until further notice, all Fareway stores and meat markets will be open from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. the company announced. The early closure will provide additional time for cleaning and sanitation and for restocking inventory. Closing earlier will also ...

Son joins father on Fort Dodge Police Department

There is now a father and son team on the Fort Dodge Police Department. Dylan Samuelson was hired by the City Council on Monday to be a police officer. His father, Sgt. Paul Samuelson, has been a Fort Dodge officer for about five years. Fort Dodge last had a father and son duo on the ...

New ambulance enroute to Fort Dodge

A new ambulance will be added to the Fort Dodge Fire Department fleet to replace an older one. The City Council on Monday OK’d the purchase of the unit from Klocke’s Emergency Vehicle Sales, of Sterling, Illinois, for $258,589. It will replace a 2000 model that was purchased used about ...

Webster County COVID-19 numbers increase by 124 over weekend

The number of COVID-19 positive cases in Webster County has increased by 124 between Friday morning and Monday morning, according to Webster County Public Health. The county now has 3,664 cumulative COVID-19 cases, with 267 still open and in isolation. “We remain at a critical point in our ...

Blanden announces holiday hours

Blanden Art Museum, 920 Third Ave. S., will be closed on Thursday in observance of Thanksgiving. The museum will resume normal COVID-19 hours on Friday and Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m.

Public Health will be contact tracing during holiday

Webster County Public Health staff will be working through the Thanksgiving holiday in order to continue contact tracing and providing quarantine and isolation guidance. It is imperative that residents answer their telephone if public health calls.

Club Roundup — Week of Nov. 23

Support groups Alcohol dependency Codependency Anonymous: 6 p.m. Saturday, Grace Lutheran Church, 211 S. Ninth St. Families and parenting DivorceCare: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Grace Lutheran Church, 211 S. Ninth St. Veterans groups Disabled American Veterans Chapter 29: 6 p.m. Tuesday, ...

Public Health urges residents to answer the call

Webster County Public Health staff will be working through the Thanksgiving holiday in order to continue contact tracing and providing quarantine and isolation guidance. It is imperative that residents answer their telephone if public health calls.