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Free dental day planned for veterans

Webster County Public Health’s I-Smile Silver program, in conjunction with a local dentist, is planning a free dental clinic for Iowa veterans. The clinic, which would take place in early 2020, would provide cleanings, extractions, x-rays, fillings, and more to veterans who lack insurance ...

Holiday garbage schedule announced

Due to the Christmas and New Year holidays, recycling collection routes for the city of Fort Dodge will be as follows: Christmas holiday, Dec. 25 The Wednesday recycling route will be collected on Dec. 27 for those customers west of 15th Street. The garbage routes will be on the normal days ...

Otho Christmas lights contest is Dec. 21

OTHO — Christmas lights will be judged in Otho on Dec. 21. Residents are asked to leave their lights on from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. for the judging. Judging is based on color, style, amount of effort and overall appeal. First place earns $150. Second place gets $75. Third place gets $50. ...

St. Edmond raises funds for Feed My Starving Children

The St. Edmond Catholic School Play Like a Champion students, parents, athletic boosters, and families donated baked items for a silent baked good auction. Play Like a Champion raised $650 from the baked good auction to use at the Fort Dodge MobilePack, Feed My Starving Children program. ...

More sponsors listed for Our Community Honoring Veterans

Our Community Honoring Veterans had sponsors in addition to the ones mentioned in the article published Thursday, Dec. 12. The following sponsors are part of the event: Shimkat Motor Company, Troy Waller Auto Body, Fort Dodge Family Bowling, Active Health, Anytime Fitness, Brown’s Shoe Fit, ...

Supervisors set public hearing for clock tower restoration loan

Webster County Supervisors set a public hearing date Tuesday for the next step forward in the clockhouse tower and roof restoration project. The public is invited to give their input at 10 a.m. Dec. 24 as supervisors start to finalize the general obligation loan agreement for the project, ...

Parks workshop postponed

The Fort Dodge City Council did not have a workshop discussion on master plans for Exposition and Snell-Crawford parks. The session was postponed because weather prevented the landscape architect from Des Moines who worked the plans from traveling to Fort Dodge. A new date for the workshop ...

Share What You Wear is Saturday

Distribution for the many items of clothing, bedding, toys, electronics and household items collected by Iowa Central Community College students will happen during the annual Share What You Wear campaign on Saturday. Each year, students collect new and gently used items that are then sorted ...

Advent at St. Mark’s begins today

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church at 1007 First Ave. S., will again celebrate the Advent season with the inclusion of special music at each of the four Sundays of Advent leading to Christmas. Each Sunday beginning today, congregational singing will be led by several of the St. Mark’s cantors ...

Holiday Cookie Walk is Wednesday

Gunderson Funeral Home and Cremation Services is hosting a traditional Holiday Cookie Walk on Wednesday. The event, which is open to the public, begins at 11:30 a.m. at Gunderson Funeral Home and Cremation Services. Bring your favorite cookies to share and then take some other favorites ...

Iowa governor appoints Fort Dodge judge to appeals court

DES MOINES (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds says she has appointed a northwest Iowa judge to the Iowa Court of Appeals. Reynolds says in a statement released Wednesday that Paul Ahlers, of Fort Dodge, will succeed Judge Amanda Potterfield, who is retiring from the bench on December 25. She was ...

Fort Dodge council to consider more broadband work

Since Fort Dodge voters said yes to the possibility of a municipal broadband utility earlier this month, the City Council is getting ready to examine the idea in greater depth. The council on Monday will consider hiring SmartSource Consulting, of Grimes, to essentially prepare a business ...

Westbound exit of 12th Street roundabout closed Monday

Weather permitting, Monday, the westbound exit of the First Avenue South and South 12th Street roundabout will be closed to through traffic. Motorists can expect delays, are urged to use an alternate route, and use caution in the area.

Applications being accepted for heating help

The 2019-2020 Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) has been established to help qualifying low income Iowa homeowners and renters pay for a portion of their primary heating costs for the winter heating season. Applications are being accepted now and will be taken until April 30, ...

Iowa reports first flu-related deaths

The Iowa Department of Public Health announced Friday the first flu-related deaths of the 2019-20 influenza season: an older (61-80 years old) central Iowa woman, and an elderly (81-plus years old) northwest Iowa woman. Both women had underlying conditions or contributing factors. This ...

Calhoun County supervisor endorses Taylor for Congress

ROCKWELL CITY — Carl Legore, Calhoun County supervisor, has endorsed Jeremy Taylor, a Republican candidate for Iowa’s Fourth Congressional District. “Jeremy Taylor serves as a fellow county supervisor and I’ve seen his ability to get things done by taking principled positions and ...

Fort Dodge Women’s Connection to meet Tuesday

The Fort Dodge Women’s Connection will meet at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Tea Thyme, 2021 Sixth Ave. S. Cost for the event is $10. The speaker will be Mary Lou Ziebell of Urbandale. She will share her story of “No Longer Ashamed,” a lifetime journey of needing validation from others and how she ...

Identity theft workshop to be held in FD

Ascendant Wealth Management Group, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc., is hosting a workshop on how to protect yourself from identity theft. The workshop is being held on Thursday at Fort Frenzy, 3232 First Ave. S. Starting at 5:30 p.m. there will be a ...

Citizens Central has pictures for pickup

Citizens Central has many pictures from its 2018 and 2019 seasons and events that have not been picked up. All of these pictures are located at Citizens Central, 617 Central Ave. You can stop in and get these pictures Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. However, Citizens Central is closed ...