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Night hike at Indian Mounds scheduled for Saturday

The Webster and Hamilton County Conservation Boards will be sponsoring a night hike at the Skillet Creek Indian Mounds at 7 p.m. on Saturday. The public will have an opportunity to listen to sounds of the night and look for tracks of nocturnal animals. Using fluorescent tracking powder and ...

Ernst aide to visit Webster City Thursday

WEBSTER CITY — An aide to U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst will visit Webster City Thursday to hear the questions and concerns of residents. The senator’s aide will be available from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Kendall Young Library, 1201 Willson Ave.

St. Edmond preschool/TK registration begins Friday

Preschool and transitional kindergarten registration for registered Catholics of Holy Trinity Parish will begin Friday. The registration will be held starting at 4 p.m. in the elementary front lobby. Registered and nonregistered Catholics and families of other faiths with students ...

Night Hike at Indian Mounds Saturday

DAYTON — The Webster and Hamilton County Conservation Boards will be sponsoring a Night Hike at the Skillet Creek Indian Mounds at 7 p.m. Saturday. The public will have an opportunity to listen to sounds of the night and look for tracks of nocturnal animals. Using fluorescent tracking powder ...

‘A Time for Prayer’ set for Nov. 3

Members of the Fort Dodge community will gather together for a “Time of Prayer” on Nov. 3. The get-together will be held at Second Baptist Church, 1827 Fourth Ave. S. Sherry Washington, of Fort Dodge, organized the event with the idea of helping those impacted by recent tragedies. ...

Ernst aide coming to Lake City

LAKE CITY — An aide to U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst will be in Lake City on Tuesday to hear the questions and concerns of residents. The senator’s aide will be available from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Lake City Public Library, 110 E. Washington St.

Moms group to host vigil

Moms Who Support Other Moms will be hosting a candlelight vigil on Tuesday in honor of infant and child loss awareness month. The vigil starts at 5 p.m. at Oleson Park. It is for all the women who have lost an angel of their own or just to support each other. Attendees are encouraged to ...

Lane closure announced on Second Avenue North

Weather permitting; beginning today until work is completed, eastbound traffic on Second Avenue North from North 22nd Street to the Martin Luther King Drive intersection will be closed beginning at 8 a.m. today through Monday. Westbound traffic on Second Avenue North will not be affected. ...

St. Edmond to host Shadow a Student Day on Thursday

St. Edmond Catholic School is hosting its Shadow a Student Day on Thursday. Any students interested in learning more about St. Edmond, meeting new friends, and attend the God is Great concert may call 515-576-5182 to sign up. The God is Great concert will feature Jennie Williamson, ...

BB gun seized from FDMS student

A BB gun was taken from a student at Fort Dodge Middle School Monday. The gun was taken from the student without incident. No security protocols, such as a lockdown, were necessary, according to Jennifer Lane, the communications director for the Fort Dodge Community School District. The ...

Noon Lions pancake breakfast set for Saturday

The Noon Lions pancake breakfast is 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Lion’s Den, 731 Exposition Drive. The all-you-can-eat menu includes pancakes, French toast, eggs and sausage. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for children under 10 years.

Otho isses boil advisory

OTHO — The city of Otho has issued a boil advisory. City officials recommend using an alternative source for drinking or boil the water before using. The water may have high levels of nitrate, nitrite or manganese due to maintenance on water lines during construction.

Traffic restriction planned on Central Avenue

Eastbound traffic in the 1500 block of Central Avenue will be reduced to one lane beginning Monday, according to the Fort Dodge city engineering staff. This traffic restriction is expected to last about five days.

Flu shots available to FDCSD students

Webster County Public Health Department has partnered with the Fort Dodge Community School District to provide flu shots to students. Webster County Public Health will be providing flu shots to students at Fort Dodge Middle School, Fort Dodge Senior High, and Cares/Pride on Wednesday, to ...

Boil advisory lifted in Fort Dodge

The boil advisory for a small part of northern Fort Dodge that was implemented after a water main break on Tuesday has been lifted, according to the Public Works Department. The department reported that results of tests for bacteria were satisfactory, so residents are no longer being advised ...

Road closure announced for section of Second Avenue North

Effective immediately; until work is completed — eastbound traffic on Second Avenue North near the Martin Luther King Drive intersection will be closed and southbound traffic on Martin Luther King Drive will be closed from 2 1/2 Avenue North to Second Avenue North. The Warehouse Division will ...

Calhoun County supervisor endorses Taylor

ROCKWELL CITY — Scott Jacobs, a Calhoun County supervisor, has endorsed Jeremy Taylor, of Sioux City, a candidate for the Republican nomination in Iowa’s 4th Congressional District, Taylor’s campaign announced Tuesday. “Jeremy will fight to champion our agricultural community by ...

YWCA to promote a Week Without Violence Wednesday

The YWCA of Fort Dodge is hosting an event to promote a Week Without Violence from 8 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday on the sidewalks around the YWCA, 826 First Ave. N. There will be information, education, music, poetry and spiritual leadership. The event is being held in conjunction with YWCAs around ...

Moose Lodge Steak Fry set for Friday at the lodge

The Fort Dodge Moose Lodge No. 806 is holding its bi-annual steak fry from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the lodge, 424 First Ave. S. A charcoal grilled 16-ounce T-bone with two sides and a roll will be served for $15 per person. Carryout will be available. Tickets may be purchased at the Moose Lodge ...

Kendall Young Library to host 2019 All Iowa Reads author Genoways on Wednesday

WEBSTER CITY — Kendall Young Library will host Ted Genoways, author of the 2019 All Iowa Reads title, “This Blessed Earth: A Year in the Life of an American Family Farm,” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday at Kendall Young Library. Genoways will discuss his book and the rapidly changing ...