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‘Coats for Kids’ encourage buying coats in the spring

The Community Health Center of Fort Dodge and Shimkat Motor Co. help local families every winter who are unable to afford a winter coat for their children. The coat drive traditionally takes place in the fall. However, this year CHC is encouraging the community to consider purchasing a ...

Rockwell City to consider $625,000 bond

ROCKWELL CITY — Rockwell City has set a public hearing to consider a general obligation loan agreement to spruce up Main Street. The loan agreement for $625,000 will be open for the public’s input at Rockwell City City Council’s next meeting at 5:30 p.m. on March 16. The loan would ...

UnityPoint completes contract with Veterans Administration

UnityPoint Health has completed its contract with the Veterans Affairs Community Network, the health care organization announced on Tuesday. UnityPoint was working with the VA to participate in its Community Care Network. The Community Care Network was established under the VA Mission Act ...

Supervisors approve detour, bridge projects

Webster County Supervisors approved new pay increases, a Dayton traffic detour, set a public hearing for next year’s Secondary Road Budget and approved bridge replacement projects at their Tuesday meeting. The following salary step increases were approved for corrections officers at Webster ...

Fort Dodge Spring Clean Up Days announced

Spring Clean Up Days will be held the last two Mondays of April and the first two Mondays of May 2020 according to the following schedule: Monday, April 20, for the area north of Second Avenue North and east of 15th Street, including Orchard Glen, Rolling Hills and 170th Street. Monday, ...

Quintus wins special city council election in Eagle Grove

EAGLE GROVE — Chase Quintus won a special election Tuesday night to secure a spot on the Eagle Grove City Council. Quintus will represent Ward 3. He ran unopposed for the seat. Quintus received 94.12% a vote. There was one write-in.

Street closure due to clock tower project

South Seventh Street next to the Webster County Courthouse will be closed Monday as the project to restore the building’s clock tower begins. The section of South Seventh Street between Central Avenue and the alley to the south of the courthouse will remain closed until November, according ...

LIHEAP still accepting applications

The 2019-2020 Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) has been established to help qualifying low income Iowa homeowners and renters pay for a portion of their primary heating costs for the winter heating season. Applications will be taken until April 30. This program is not ...

Middle school to present ‘The Wizard of Oz’

The Fort Dodge Middle School seventh and eighth grade musical ‘‘The Wizard of Oz’’ will be performed at 7 p.m. March 12-13 in the school auditorium. Tickets cost $4. They may be purchased at www.showtix4u.com. Tickets may also be purchased the days of the show beginning at 6:30 p.m. ...

Passow named to Webster County Telecom board

Clare Mayor Barb Passow was named to the Webster County Telecommunications Board on Thursday. Passow replaces Steve Elifrits, of Dayton, who resigned from the board. The board previously accepted nominations from the county stakeholders to fill the open seat. Passow and Larry Dunbar, of ...

News of Record: Feb. 27, 2020

Police Log FORT DODGE Tuesday A burglary in progress was reported in the 200 block of North 20th Street. Trespassing was reported in the 200 block of South 25th Street. Two domestic calls were reported. Trespassing was reported in the 600 block of Central Avenue. Harassment was ...

Retired School Personnel to meet

The Webster County Unit of Retired School Personnel will meet at noon March 2 at Friendship Haven, 420 Kenyon Road. The program will feature the prison. Those attending are requested to bring volunteer hours. Reservations must be made by Wednesday by calling Sharon McNeil at 576-2820.

Sewer project is on Fort Dodge City Council agenda

A contract for a major sewer improvement project on the city’s south side will come before the Fort Dodge City Council on Monday. The council meeting will begin at 5 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 819 First Ave. S., with a workshop on the Iowa Governmental Health Care Plan. The ...

Vaping discussion to be at FD library

A vaping presentation will be held at the Fort Dodge Public Library on Feb. 24. The meeting will start at 5 p.m. Free pizza and drinks will be offered. The presentation will run for about an hour. For more information, contact Dawn Jansen at djansen@linking-families.com.

Blanden will be closed Tuesday

The Blanden Memorial Art Museum, 920 Third Ave. S., will be closed on Tuesday in observance of President’s Day. Normal museum hours will resume on Wednesday

Prairie Lakes AEA audit report released

An audit report on Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency in Fort Dodge has been released. Schnurr and Company, LLP, reported that the agency had revenues of $25,758,678 for the year ended June 30, 2019, a 0.27% increase from the prior year. That included $8,477,668 from local sources, $8,281,271 ...

New team approach available to help vulnerable children

A new option for those seeking to improve the lives of children in foster care can double the impact of their volunteer efforts while also splitting the responsibilities. The North Iowa Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program has made available a new Co-CASA approach to allow ...

FD schools audit report released

Schnurr & Company, LLP, Certified Public Accountants and Consultants, today released an audit report on the Fort Dodge Community School District. The district’s revenues totaled $59,315,034 for the year ended June 30, 2019, a 3.48% increase from the prior year. Revenues included ...

Pate seeks statewide high school voter registration day

DES MOINES — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate is encouraging Iowa high schools to conduct voter registration drives on Tuesday, March 3. Every school that registers at least 90 percent of its eligible students to vote receives the Carrie Chapman Catt Award, named after the Iowan who was a ...

Adult Coloring at the Fort Dodge Public Library today

Come relax and socialize with other creative and interesting people during adult coloring at the Fort Dodge Public Library, 424 Central Ave. The next coloring session will be 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5:30 to 7 p.m. today in the library’s large meeting room. The library provides coloring ...