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Volunteers needed for RAGBRAI

More than 15,000 riders will be rolling into town in just 14 days, and RAGBRAI Fort Dodge needs volunteers to help with a number of functions during the RAGBRAI overnight stop. Volunteers are needed to help with set up on Sunday, July 25, and many functions on July 26 including taking ...

MidAmerican to close FD customer office

The MidAmerican Energy Co. customer office in Fort Dodge will be closed permanently after July 30, according to the utility. The payment kiosk at Hy-Vee, 115 S. 29th St., will continue to accept cash and check payments for no fee. Credit card payments will be accepted for a fee of $2.75 per ...

Lunch to support Meals On Wheels set

A lunch fundraiser for Meals On Wheels Fort Dodge will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Fort Dodge Ford Lincoln Toyota, 2723 Fifth Ave. S. For $10 people can get a lunch from Feedshed Catering and at the same time they will be providing a lunch for a senior citizen through Meals ...

Blanden Museum to host virtual art class

The Blanden Memorial Art Museum will present a virtual art class on Facebook on July 17. The theme is abstract paintings inspired by the Henry Moore piece on display, “Three Figures.” The event begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 11 a.m. The first 25 kits are free thanks to a Green State ...

Webster County Health Department to hold basic life support course

Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers course will be held July 21, from 5-9 p.m. at the Webster County Health Department. Infant, child and adult CPR will be covered as well as AED use. To register, contact Ron Vought at 515-573-4107 or email Ron.Vought@WebsterCountyIA.org.

RAGBRAI kids art contest is open

The RAGBRAI kids art contest deadline is quickly approaching. The final date that art pieces will be accepted is 4:30 p.m. on Friday. All two-dimensional art pieces can be dropped off at the Blanden Art Museum during regular business hours. All submissions must include the name of the ...