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Gas leak scare evacuates shopping center

A gas leak scare temporarily evacuated a Fort Dodge shopping center in the 3000 block of First Avenue South Tuesday morning. Fort Dodge Fire Department responded to the call at 11:27 a.m., finding no flammable vapors in the area after checking it with meters. Stores evacuated on their own ...

Meridians to host meet and greet Saturday

MANSON — Anyone who loves to sing and is looking for others who share that passion is invited to a special meet and greet event, hosted by the Manson Meridian Singers. Set for Saturday, the meet and greet will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Manson Mennonite Church, 1310 Eighth St. This ...

Supervisors chairman endorses Bullock

Supervisor Mark Campbell, chair of the Webster County Board of Supervisors, has endorsed presidential candidate Steve Bullock, Governor of Montana. The Thursday endorsement accompanied three others in a growing list of rural and swing-county Democratic leaders to endorse the Democratic ...

Wright County Supervisors extend local option tax

CLARION — Wright County supervisors voted last week to put the local option sales and service tax extension on the ballot in a special election next year. The 1% tax, which is set to expire on June 30, 2021, is currently imposed on the unincorporated area of Wright County. Supervisors are ...

Kampen is newest Fort Dodge firefighter

Kole Kampen was hired by the City Council Monday night to become the newest Fort Dodge firefighter. He is a Fort Dodge Senior High School graduate. He studied sports and recreation management at the University of Iowa in Iowa City and fire science at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar ...

Road closure planned for Seventh Avenue North

Weather permitting; the 1400 block of Seventh Avenue North will be closed to through traffic beginning Monday until Wednesday, or until work is completed. Detours will be in place and local traffic will have access. Motorists are urged to use an alternate route and caution in and around the area.

Head Start sponsors food program

Y.O.U.R. Inc. Head Start announces its sponsorship of the Child and Adult Care Food Program. Meals are provided without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. Child care participants who are members of FIP or Food Assistance households or who are Head Start ...

Last Lunch on the Square is Friday

Main Street Fort Dodge will hold the last Lunch on the Square for the season from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at City Square Park, 524 Central Ave. The menu is pork burgers, pasta salad, chips, dessert and water for $6. Entertainment will be provided by Dr. Richard Votta. Preorder and delivery ...

Traffic on Timberlane to be slowed today

Weather permitting, beginning today until work is completed — traffic on 1508 Timberlane will be reduced to one lane of traffic for concrete patching repairs. Detours will be in place. Please use alternate routes if possible. Motorists are urged to reduce speed and use caution in the area.

River Float set for Saturday

The Webster County Conservation Board is sponsoring a river float at 9:30 a.m. Saturday on the Des Moines River in Webster County. A limited number of boats are available. The use of the canoes, kayaks, paddles, and life jackets is free. The trip will take a couple hours. Bring your own ...

Dodgers pep rally is Thursday

The Fort Dodge Community School District invites the community to a Fall Sports Pep Rally Thursday at Dodger Stadium. Admission is a bottle of sports drink per person. Members of the FDSH football, volleyball, cross country, boys golf, girls swimming, and dance teams as well as cheerleaders ...

Finnegan named to Dean’s List

Katelyn Finnegan, of Otho, was named to the Wartburg College Winter/May Term Dean’s List. Finnegan is a graduate of St. Edmond Catholic High School. The college recognized 443 students for Winter/May Term. The list honors students who earned a cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 or ...

Retired school personnel to meet

The Webster County Unit of Iowa Retired School Personnel will meet on Aug. 26 at First Presbyterian Church, 1111 Fifth Ave N. The noon lunch will be catered by the church men. Jim Sayers will speak on “Prison Speaks.” Children’s books and scholarship money will be collected. ...

Kenyon Road Bridge will be inspected

The Kenyon Road Bridge over the Des Moines River will experience lane closures for the week beginning Monday to allow for a bridge inspection. The right lane of southwest bound traffic will be closed Monday and Tuesday, while the right lane of northeast bound traffic will be closed Wednesday ...

Dragon Boat Bash results released

The results of the Badger Lake Dragon Boat Bash have been released. Life is Bliss won first place in the BCS Finals with a time of 2.175 minutes. KC Pink Warriors finished second with a time of 2.274. Third place was Fighting Angels Abreast with a time of 2.313. Team Eagle won the Youth ...

Temporary road closure announced

Weather permitting; beginning today at 7 a.m., the corner of 10th Avenue North and North 23rd Street will be closed to traffic until work is completed. The Warehouse Division will be will be performing water main repairs. Detours will be posted. Please use alternate routes if possible.

Humboldt Supervisors support watershed grant application

DAKOTA CITY — Humboldt County Supervisors on Monday signed a letter of support for the Boone River Watershed Management Authority’s application to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources for a planning grant. Supervisors allocated $500 to use as a cash match should the grant be ...

Supervisors approve Library Board appointment

The Webster County Board of Supervisors approved on Tuesday the appointment of Kriss Geis, of Duncombe, to the Duncombe Public Library Board of Trustees. Geis was appointed by Shane Burgin, mayor of Duncombe, as a rural member of the board effective July 1. Geis’s term will end June 30, 2021.

Full Moon Hike set for Thursday at Camp WaNoKi

Webster and Hamilton County Conservation Boards are holding a Fireside Chat at Camp WaNoKi at 8 p.m. Thursday. Park in the parking lot north of the new lodge and meet at the large stone campfire site a short walk south of the lodge. Bring the family and friends for a night hike to learn about ...