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News Brief

Supervisors OK elected official salary increases

Webster County Supervisors approved salary increases for seven elected offices Tuesday, giving most officials a 1.5% to 2.5% raise, per Board of Compensation recommendations. Official salaries will increase accordingly beginning July 1: • Auditor: $71,151 to $73,544 • County Attorney: ...

WCPH director to be on governor’s news conference

Webster County Public Health Director Kari Prescott has been asked to appear at Gov. Kim Reynolds’ weekly news conference on Wednesday. During the statewide news event, Prescott will detail Webster County's mass clinic organization, community and county partnerships, and the department's ...

City yard waste site opens soon

The compost site at the Fort Dodge Public Works facility, 3001 Eighth Ave. S., will open to the general public for yard waste beginning April 3. There is no commercial access to the Public Works compost site. The city will be continuing its COVID protocols from last year, including social ...

Manson boil order lifted

MANSON — The boil order that was put into effect in Manson on Sunday has been lifted.

Boil advisory issued in Lehigh

LEHIGH — A boil advisory is in effect in Lehigh until further notice, Webster County Emergency Management announced on Tuesday. Bottled or boiled water should be used for drinking, and to prepare and cook food.

TRMC to offer medical screenings

UnityPoint Health — Trinity Regional Medical Center is holding health screenings Monday and Thursday. Stroke and vascular screenings will be held on Monday. Community blood work screenings will be held from 7 a.m. to noon on Thursday. Appointment times are required for both screenings. Call ...

Free women’s self defense class today

Faiferlick Martial Arts, 567 S. 25th St., is hosting a free Women Empowered Self Defense Kickoff Seminar tonight. The class starts at 7 p.m. It will be led by a certified female instructor. During the class, some techniques from the 15-lesson program will be shared. Participants will learn ...

Free women’s self defense class Thursday

Faiferlick Martial Arts, 567 S. 25th St., is hosting a free Women Empowered Self Defense Kickoff Seminar on Thursday. The class starts at 7 p.m. It will be led by a certified female instructor. During the class, some techniques from the 15-lesson program will be shared. Participants will ...

4-H members are holding a book donation drive

In honor of National Reading Month, the Webster County 4-H high school members are holding a book drive. Help them reach their goal of collecting new or gently-used books to give back to those in need. The drive will run through the month of March. Books can be dropped off at the Iowa ...

Public safety bond passes in Palo Alto County

EMMETSBURG — A new jail, communication center and sheriff’s office in Palo Alto County will become a reality after a public measure easily passed on Tuesday. About 88% voted yes on the bond referendum. The jail will have 18 beds with a mixture of maximum, medium, work release, general ...

CGD Revenue Purpose Statement passes

CLARION — Voters in the Clarion-Goldfield-Dows Community School District easily passed a revenue purpose statement in a special election on Tuesday. Over 90% voted to adopt the purpose statement specifying the use of revenues that the school district will receive from the state of Iowa ...

Club Roundup — Week of Feb. 22

Support groups Alcohol dependency Codependency Anonymous: 6 p.m. Saturday, Grace Lutheran Church, 211 S. Ninth St. Families and parenting DivorceCare: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Grace Lutheran Church, 211 S. Ninth St. Veterans groups Disabled American Veterans Chapter 29: 6 p.m. Tuesday, ...

Vincent Fire and Rescue dinner scheduled for Feb. 27

VINCENT — Vincent Fire and Rescue will hold a drive-thru pulled pork dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Vincent Fire Station. The cost is $10 per person with children age 5 and under are free. The menu is two pulled pork sandwiches, cheesy potatoes, baked beans and drink. Snow date is March 6.

Main Street Matters meeting is tonight

Main Street Fort Dodge will hold a Main Street Matters meeting from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. today at The Artist’s Warehouse, 12 N. 10th St. Main Street Fort Dodge will discuss snow removal improvements and other street related matters with Public Works Director Brett Daniel. For more ...

UDMO offers drive-thru food pantry

Upper Des Moines Opportunity will have its monthly drive-thru food pantry from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. today. If the food is gone, it will end early. This will be located outside Holy Trinity Parish, 416 N. Eighth St. This pantry is for ANY resident of Webster county. If you know someone that ...

Snowshoeing at Camp WaNoKi Friday

Webster County Conservation is holding twilight snowshoeing from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Camp WaNoKi, 2400 WaNoKi Camp Road. The event is free and open to the public. Those attending are asked to wear snow boots and dress warmly, park at the lodge, walk to the River View cabin and strap on ...

Boil advisory issued in Lehigh

LEHIGH — A boil water advisory was issued for the city of Lehigh until further notice on Tuesday. The announcement was made by Dylan Hagen, Webster County emergency management coordinator.

Day care center sponsors meal program

The Calvary Family Center Day Care announces its sponsorship of the Child and Adult Care Food Program. Meals are provided without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. Child care participants who are members of FIP or Food Assistance households or who are Head Start ...

Community Video Program to continue

CGI Communications Inc. and the city of Fort Dodge have announced the continuation of the Community Video Program. Fort Dodge has extended its agreement with CGI Communications to update the city’s online videos highlighting the opportunity to “Dodge the Ordinary” and everything the ...

Blizzard warning issued

Weather forecasts led the National Weather Service to issue a blizzard warning in effect through 6 a.m. Friday. Accumulations of 2 to 4 inches or more of snow are possible today. Because weather can change abruptly, residents are encouraged to stay tuned to local weather forecasts. Due to ...