News Brief

Fort Dodge Memorial Day holiday sanitation schedule

Due to the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 27, refuse collection routes for the City of Fort Dodge will be as follows: Refuse normally collected on Monday, May 27, will be collected on Tuesday, May 28. Refuse normally collected on Tuesday, May 28, will be collected on Thursday, May ...

Blanden art museum will close for Memorial Day

Blanden Memorial Art Museum, 920 Third Ave. S., will be closed Monday and Tuesday in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Normal museum hours will resume on Wednesday.

Blackout hits Kossuth County 911 center

ALGONA — A blackout and a series of power surges put the Kossuth County 911 dispatching center out of service for several hours Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning. During that time all 911 calls were routed to another dispatch center in the area, according to David Penton, the ...

Webster County road to be closed

OTHO — Otho Drive between Riverside Trail and School Street will be closed from Monday through Wednesday, according to the Webster County Engineer’s Office. The road will be closed so that asphalt repairs can be done.

Nelson resigns from Manson Northwest Webster school board

MANSON — The Manson Northwest Webster Board of Education will appoint a new board member following a resignation. Board member Jill Nelson resigned from her position on the school board, according to Superintendent Justin Daggett. That seat will be up for election this fall for a full term.

Faith-based summer program offered

Community Christian School and Little Crusaders Daycare in Fort Dodge are offering a faith-based summer program for ages kindergarten and up. The program will be 5:45 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. You do not need to be a Community Christian School student to attend. There is a ...

Astor honored at FDCSD board meeting

Dr. Gary Astor, the director of Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency, was honored at the Fort Dodge Community School District’s board meeting Monday night. “He’s been a lifelong public servant,” Dr. Jesse Ulrich, FDCSD superintendent said. “A lifelong supporter of the Dodgers and a ...

National Train Day rolls into the Depot Museum

webster city — Saturday is National Train Day, which celebrates and commemorates the history of the locomotive and rail travel in the United States and around the world. The Wilson Brewer Historic Park and the Depot Museum in Webster City will celebrate Train Day on Saturday by opening its ...

Webster City will bury electric lines in several neighborhoods

WEBSTER CITY — Overhead electric lines in two areas of Webster City will be moved underground in an upcoming project that will require the cooperation of home owners. One of the affected areas is bordered roughly by Bank Street to the north, Beach Street to the east, Walnut Street to the ...

Second Street rebuild idea advances in Webster City

WEBSTER CITY — The concept of rebuilding a long stretch of Second Street in Webster City advanced Monday when the City Council hired an engineering firm to prepare plans for the job. The council hired Snyder & Associates, of Ankeny, to prepare plans for the project at a maximum cost of ...

Webster City Council approves new banking arrangements

WEBSTER CITY — The Webster City municipal government is changing its banking arrangements. The City Council on Monday voted for new checking and money market accounts, and the purchase of certificates of deposit. The council approved a checking account with Availa Bank with a .5 percent ...

One lane of Fifth Avenue South to close

One westbound lane of Fifth Avenue South between 22nd and 25th streets will be closed to traffic at about 6 a.m. today, according to the Fort Dodge city engineering staff. The work should be completed by about 9 a.m. and the lane will be reopened after that.

Volunteers sought for Brushy Creek Honor Flight Band

The Brushy Creek Honor Flight Band, which is comprised of volunteers of all ages and musical abilities, will play Saturday evening as area veterans arrive back at the Fort Dodge Regional Airport following the veterans’ journey to Washington, D.C. The Brushy Creek Honor Flight Band, under ...

Man on work release arrested

A man on work release accused of not showing up for his job has been arrested. Lawrence Tyndall, 37, who was on work release at the Fort Dodge Residential Correctional Facility, allegedly didn’t show up to his job on Friday. He made his initial appearance in Webster County Magistrate ...

Part of Williams Drive to close Monday

Williams Drive between 11th and 14th avenues north will be closed to traffic beginning Monday, according to the Fort Dodge city engineering staff. It will remain closed until late June so that the road can be reconstructed. Detours will be in place.

Iowa inmate who pleaded guilty to killing ex-husband dies

MITCHELLVILLE (AP) — A woman imprisoned for killing her former husband has died at the Iowa women’s prison in Mitchellville. The Iowa Corrections Department said in a news release that 63-year-old Debi Olson died of natural causes at 5:20 a.m. Thursday. She’d been staying in the ...

Flood approaching, and topping, 1993 levels in some places

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The fast-rising Mississippi River on Thursday neared levels unseen since the historic 1993 flood — and topped it in at least one place — as the bulging Big Muddy threatened levees and forced a Missouri town’s residents to head for higher ground. The National ...

Reynolds signs new service animal regulations into law

DES MOINES (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has signed into law a bill that makes it a crime to claim a pet is a service animal if the animal owner doesn’t have a disability and hasn’t demonstrated a need for a service animal. The new law also requires landlords to allow individuals ...

Silent auction raises funds for scholarship

WOOLSTOCK — An online silent auction for the George Reeves Memorial will run through Sunday. Sales from the auction will benefit the annual scholarship fund and general fund. The George Reeves Memorial has contributed to events, charitable causes, and museums, around Hamilton and Wright ...

State Auditor to visit Fort Dodge today

State Auditor Rob Sand will be in Fort Dodge today to talk about his Public Innovation and Efficiency proposal. Sand will conduct a town hall meeting beginning at 11:30 a.m. in the Bioscience and Health Sciences Building at Iowa Central Community College. Under the Public Innovation and ...