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News Brief

Fair board annual meeting is Sept. 8

The annual meeting of the Webster County Fair board will be held 7 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Webster County Fairgrounds, 22770 Old Highway 169, Fort Dodge.

Refuse collection routes announced

Due to the Labor Day Holiday on Sept. 7, refuse collection routes for the city of Fort Dodge will be as follows: Refuse normally collected on Sept. 7 will be collected on Tuesday, Sept. 8. Refuse normally collected on Sept. 8 will be collected on Sept. 10. Sept. 9 will be the normal ...

Fighting Angels Abreast event canceled

The Fighting Angels Abreast event scheduled for Sept. 4 has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the organization announced. The Sept. 4 event was actually rescheduled from May because of concerns about the virus. The event was to be a luncheon and fashion show featuring breast ...

Kenyon Place residents out until October

The residents of Friendship Haven’s Kenyon Place independent living apartments will have to wait more than a month before they can return to their apartments, Friendship Haven President and Chief Executive Officer Julie Thorson told them on Wednesday. About 55 residents were displaced early ...

FD man wins $100K lottery prize

The third time was the charm for one Fort Dodge man who won a $100,000 lottery prize from a scratch-off crossword game recently. Harold Hinds, 80, told the Iowa Lottery that he had recently made his usual stop for coffee and a scratch-off ticket. When his ticket won him $10, he took it back ...

FD street closure begins Wednesday

Weather permitting, beginning Wednesday at 7 a.m. until work is completed — the northbound lane of North Ninth Street between Second and Third Avenue North will be closed to traffic on Wednesday and Thursday. City crews will be adding a new water main valve, just north of the intersection of ...

Named to Simpson Dean’s List

Simpson College has announced that 225 students made the Dean’s List for the 2020 spring semester. Students named to the Dean’s List achieved a GPA between 3.70 and 3.99. Local students named to the Dean’s List include: Madison Bennett, of Fort Dodge, a graduate of Fort Dodge Senior ...

Daycare nears project completion

Calvary Family Center Daycare in Fort Dodge’s Pleasant Valley is nearing the completion of a new playground thanks to a $10,600 donation from Linking Families and Communities. The project, which started last November and is about 75% complete, replaced equipment for the daycare, licensed ...

Drive-thru flu shot clinic to be offered Sept. 12

A drive-thru flu shot clinic will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Sept. 12 at Webster County Public Health, 723 First Ave. S., Fort Dodge. Cost is $25 with most insurance being accepted. Call 515-573-4107 with any questions.

FD Public Library to open late Friday

The Fort Dodge Public Library will open at 11:30 a.m. Friday so staff may attend a city meeting. For more information contact the library at 573-8167, ext. 6224 or visit the library website at www.fortdodgeiowa.org/library.

Closure announced along Meriwether Drive

Weather permitting, beginning Monday, traffic on Meriwether Drive will be closed to through traffic intermittently for approximately three weeks until work is completed for concrete patching repairs. Detours will be in place. Please use alternate routes if possible. Motorists are urged to ...

Fort Dodge Public Library to open late on Aug. 21

The Fort Dodge Public Library will open at 11:30 a.m. on Aug. 21 so staff may attend a city meeting. For more information, contact the library at 515-573-8167, Ext. 6224, or visit the website at www.fortdodgeiowa.org/library.

Water shut off announced to repair water main leak

Weather permitting, beginning today at 7 a.m. until work is completed, city crews will be repairing a water main leak at 312 Ninth Ave. NW. The water main will be shut off no sooner than 8 a.m. and remain off until the repair is completed. Citizens on Ninth Avenue Northwest between ...

Webster County adds 24 new COVID-19 cases

Webster County Public Health reported 24 new COVID-19 cases between the end of Monday and Wednesday, bringing the county’s total to 847. At the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility, 331 of 354 positive cases have recovered. In the broader county, 95 of 493 cases remain active. The cases fall ...

Webster County road intersection to be closed

The intersection of Webster County roads D20 and P71, east of Fort Dodge, will be closed from 7 a.m. today until 9 a.m. Thursday, according to the Webster County Road Department. This closure is prompted by the ongoing repaving of Webster County Road D20.

FD City Council meeting postponed

The Fort Dodge City Council meeting scheduled for Monday was postponed due to the power outage that affected the Municipal Building, 819 First Ave. S. The meeting has been rescheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Municipal Building. The workshop on municipal broadband service will be ...

Lane closures announced

Weather permitting, beginning Monday through Wednesday or until work is complete, traffic in the 1500 block of Fifth Avenue South will be reduced to one lane in each direction. In addition, northbound traffic in the 500 block of South 15th Street will be reduced to one lane. Motorists are ...

DCI: No update on deputy-involved shooting

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation did not release any new information on Thursday about the Tuesday shooting death of a woman in the Coleman District just south of the Fort Dodge city limits. Webster County sheriff’s deputies and a Fort Dodge police officer responded to a call ...

Fort Dodge Police warn of counterfeit prescriptions

The Fort Dodge Police Department on Tuesday warned of an increase in counterfeiting of prescription medications. In a release Tuesday, the department said there has been an increase in production of “designer drugs” intentionally made to pass as authentic prescription drugs. These ...

Calvary Family Center in need of volunteers

Calvary Family Center of Fort Dodge is in need of volunteers for its free math and reading programs. The nonprofit organization has been hosting the programs since 2004. Anyone interested in volunteering should attend a meeting at 2 p.m. Saturday at the center, 1318 10th Ave. S.W.