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News Brief

Nov. 21 dental clinic canceled

I-Smile and Webster County Public Health’s Free Dental Day scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 21, has been canceled due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in Webster County and in Iowa. The free dental day for those without dental insurance may be rescheduled for spring 2021.

Club Roundup — Week of Nov. 9

Sororities P.E.O., Chapter JX: 1 p.m. Wednesday, First Congregational Church, 1611 Williams Drive. 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 ...

Lord’s Cupboard will close temporarily

The Lord’s Cupboard Community Pantry will be closed Monday through Friday. During this time, asbestos will be removed from the building in preparation for the remodeling project, which will bring the Cupboard up to the street level. The remodel is expected to be completed in early 2021. ...

Refuse collection route for Veterans Day

In observance of the Veteran’s Day Holiday on Wednesday, refuse collection routes for the City of Fort Dodge will be on the normal days for pickup. The Wednesday recycling route will be collected on Nov. 13 for those customers west of 15th Street. The Central Maintenance Facility yard ...

FD Public Library to close for Veterans Day

The Fort Dodge Public Library will be closed Wednesday in observance of Veterans Day. The library will open to the public at 10 a.m. Thursday. For more information, call the library at 573-8167 or visit www.fortdodgeiowa.org/library.

Rob Carpenter benefit postponed

The Rob Carpenter benefit scheduled Saturday at the Moose Lodge has been postponed due to the widespread COVID-19 outbreak in Webster County. Event organizers said they are going by the recommendation of the governor not to hold social functions for the next three weeks. The benefit is ...

Lane closures announced on 15th Street

Weather permitting, beginning at 8 a.m. today until work is completed, traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction on North 15th Street between Fourth and Sixth avenues north. City crews will be repairing a sanitary sewer main at the intersection of North 15th Street and Fifth Avenue ...

Friends of the Library bookstore now accepting donations

The Friends of the Library are now accepting book and puzzle donations for the bookstore in the Fort Dodge Public Library with the following guidelines in place: • Books with a copyright date of 2014 or newer only will be taken. • Donations will be accepted by appointment only. • To ...

Manson Meridian Singers postpone 50th anniversary show due to pandemic

MANSON — The Manson Meridian Singers have decided to postpone the group’s 50th anniversary show until 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the group will continue to meet on the first Thursday of each month to sing and to continue planning and fundraising for the upcoming show. ...

Free Dental Day at Iowa Central to provide care for uninsured

Webster County Public Health’s I-Smile and I-Smile Silver program will host Free Dental Day on Nov. 21 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Iowa Central Community College. The event with provide care for those without dental insurance, at least 10 years old, in need of a dental exam, cleaning, cavity ...

How to vote if you have COVID-19 in Webster County

Webster County Public Health said those in quarantine or isolation due to COVID-19 can still vote on or before Nov. 3 through curbside voting. Those who have not yet had the opportunity to vote by mail may drive to the Department of Human Services building, 330 First Ave. N. Today’s ...

MNW Fall Play postponed until Nov. 15-17

MANSON — Due to COVID-19, the Manson Northwest Webster Fall Play is postponed to Sunday, Nov. 15; Monday, Nov. 16, and Tuesday, Nov. 17. All performances will be at 7 p.m. Tickets for Thursday, Nov. 5, will be honored for the Sunday, Nov. 15, performance. Friday, Nov. 6, tickets will be ...

Road closure announced for 2nd Avenue North

Weather permitting, beginning on Tuesday at 8 a.m. until work is completed — Second Avenue North between North 11th Street and North 13th Street will be closed to all but local residential traffic. City crews will be repairing storm sewer intakes at the north and south intersections of ...

Club Roundup —Week of Nov. 2

Sororities P.E.O., Chapter IM: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Merrily Dixon home. 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 ...

How to vote if you have COVID-19

Webster County Public Health said those in quarantine or isolation due to COVID-19 can still vote on or before Nov. 3 through curbside voting. Those who have not yet had the opportunity to vote by mail may drive to the Department of Human Services building, 330 First Ave. N. Hours will vary ...

Schmoker Adult Day Services suspended indefinitely

The Friendship Haven Board of Directors decided to suspend indefinitely the services of Schmoker Adult Day Services, according to Julie Thorson, president and chief executive officer of Friendship Haven. While it had been temporarily suspended in March due to COVID-19, the adult day program ...

Supervisors OK easement for Lizard Creek

Webster County Supervisors approved renewal of an easement with two property owners to maintain public access to North Lizard Creek. The easement agreements with the Jane S. Rasch Trust, for .28 acres, and with Joseph Cunningham Jr. and Sue Cunningham, for .65 acres, will be valid until 2030. ...

Club roundup — Week of Oct. 26

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. Clubs and nonprofit organizations can have meetings and events announced in ...

Toys to be sold at Lutheran Church garage sale

CALLENDER — Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church is holding a Garage Sale from 4 to 7 p.m. on Nov. 6, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 7. Use west door. Masks are required and available. No luncheon. Good selection of toys.

Prison inmate dies unexpectedly

A Fort Dodge Correctional Facility inmate died unexpectedly Thursday night after a medical emergency, according to a news release from the Iowa Department of Corrections. James Glen Merical, 47, was pronounced dead at 10:18 p.m. at UnityPoint Health — Trinity Regional Medical Center. DOC ...