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Aglow International to meet Saturday at the Fort Dodge Public Library

Aglow International of Fort Dodge & Surrounding Area will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Fort Dodge Public Library, 424 Central Ave. Connie Hewitt, of Bristow, will share a message titled, “Hope is the Anchor of My Soul.” She will talk about the times in her life when she held onto ...

Webster, Hamilton County Conservation to hold fireside chat Thursday

Webster and Hamilton County Conservation will hold a fireside chat from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Camp WaNoKi. The camp is located one mile east of Coalville and one mile south on WaNoKi Camp Road. Bring a comfy campfire chair, relax around a campfire and enjoy a campfire snack. Take a hike in ...

FD Area Symphony concert is Oct. 20

The Fort Dodge Area Symphony will be performing in concert on Oct. 20. The show starts at 3 p.m. at the Fort Dodge Middle School, 800 N. 32nd. St. Cost is $10 for adults. Students are admitted free. Season memberships are available at the door.

LifeWorks to hold public meeting in Eagle Grove

EAGLE GROVE — LifeWorks Community Services is working to determine non-resident services for Eagle Grove. A meting to discuss that will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Eagle Grove Administration Building, 325 N. Commercial St. Anyone who wants to provide input, but cannot attend the ...

Lane restriction set for South 15th Street

Northbound traffic in the 100 block of South 15th Street will be reduced to one lane beginning Monday, according to the Fort Dodge city engineering staff. The lane restriction is expected to last for about two days.

City Council forum is tonight at Iowa Central

Candidates for Fort Dodge City Council will answer questions from the public during a forum tonight. The forum will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Bioscience and Health Science Building at Iowa Central Community College. Audience members will be able to submit written questions which will be ...

Water main flushing begins today

Beginning today through Oct. 25 between the hours of 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., the Public Works Department will be flushing the water mains in the following areas: Zone 3 — the area located within the boundaries from 21st Avenue North, north to 31st Avenue North, east and west of North 15th ...

Dermatology offices to close at end of year

Dr. Mary Lou Ernst-Woodhouse has announced the closing of her Fort Dodge and Webster City dermatology offices. Ernst-Woodhouse said the offices will close on on Dec. 31. “I thank all of my patients for their trust and confidence over the last 20 years that I have been in practice,” she ...

Annual walk event is Wednesday

The Healthiest State Annual Walk set for Wednesday will give area residents a chance to get some exercise and fresh air. The walk will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., starting at the Webster County Health Department, 723 First Ave. S. A map showing a 1.5-mile loop to walk will be posted ...

FD school district: Online threat deemed not credible

The Fort Dodge Community School District released a statement Sunday via robocall in response to an online threat made to the schools in a post over the weekend. The statement read: “Dodger families — the safety of our students and staff is our top priority. We are aware of the online ...

Gowrie Fire Dept. to give out batteries

GOWRIE — The Gowrie Fire Department will be giving residents who live within their fire district free 9-volt smoke detector batteries from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the Gowrie Fire Station, 1108 Main St. Residents will also be able to request help with installing either new batteries or a ...

Bids awarded for Wright County drainage district repairs

EAGLE GROVE — Ingraham Construction, of Webster City, has been awarded a contract for $411,000 to repair and reconstruct Drainage Districts 15 and 94, part of a project estimated to cost a total of $640,000. The bid was awarded Monday. Eagle Grove City Council authorized the transfer of ...

Lane closure announced for North 26th Street

Weather permitting, beginning today until work is completed, traffic on North 26th Street between 17th and 19th avenues north will be reduced to one lane of traffic until work is completed for concrete patching repairs. Detours will be in place. Please use alternate routes if possible. ...

Candidates forum set for Thursday

A forum featuring the three candidates in the October primary election for the at-large seat on the Fort Dodge City Council will be held Thursday night. The forum will begin at 6 p.m. in the Tompkins Celebration Center at Friendship Haven, 420 Kenyon Road. It will feature Councilman Neven ...

Road closure set for Ninth Avenue South

Weather permitting, beginning at 7 a.m. today until work is completed, traffic on Ninth Avenue South between South 22nd and 23rd streets will be closed until work is completed. The Public Works Department will be repairing a sidewalk. Detours will be posted. Please use alternate routes if ...

Holocaust presentation is Saturday

The Fort Dodge Public Library, 424 Central Ave., will host Brad Wilkening from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday. Wilkening will be speaking about the Holocaust and lessons we can learn from it.

FD council to discuss Warden project

The Fort Dodge City Council will receive an update on efforts to renovate the Warden Plaza when it meets Monday. The council will start its efforts with a workshop at 5 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 819 First Ave. S., regarding the plan to convert the vacant downtown structure into ...

Iowa Central to host Goldman Sachs event

Iowa Central Community College will host a Goldman Sachs informational event for the next cohort of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program. The event is 4 p.m. on Wednesday Todd McCubbin, co-owner of ShinyTop Brewing, will be a guest speaker. He is a graduate of the program. ...

Lane closure affecting Meriwether Drive announced

Weather permitting; beginning immediately until work is completed — traffic on Meriwether Drive by Sunkissed Meadows will be reduced to one lane of traffic with alternating stop signs until work is completed for concrete patching repairs. Detours will be in place. Please use alternate ...