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News Brief

Dickens of a Christmas canceled

Yet another holiday event is having a dickens of a time this year. The Dickens of a Christmas Craft and Vendor Show, an annual favorite at the Fort Museum Opera House, has been canceled. The event was planned for Saturday evening until Gov. Kim Reynolds’ new public health restrictions were ...

Paint class offered by FD Parks and Rec

Fort Dodge Parks and Recreation is offering a painting class for parents and their children. The class can be done in-person or virtually. The in-person session is scheduled for Tuesday from 5:45-7 p.m. at Citizen’s Central. This class is limited to 12 total participants (24 including ...

Club Roundup —Week of Nov. 16

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 ...

Buck’s Backseat Diner closes

HUMBOLDT — Buck’s Backseat Diner, a 1950s-themed restaurant that served breakfast all day, announced its closure on Saturday. The announcement was made on the restaurant’s Facebook page. “It saddens us to have to say this. As of today the Backseat Diner is closed,” a post on the ...

South 17th Street closure announced

Weather permitting, beginning today for approximately one week, South 17th Street from First Avenue South to Second Avenue South will be closed to through traffic. Local traffic will have access. Motorists are urged to use an alternate route and caution in the area.

Part of S. 17th St. will be closed

South 17th Street between First and Second avenues south will be closed beginning Monday, according to the Fort Dodge city engineering staff. That section of street will be closed for about one week. Local traffic will have access.

News of record: Nov. 14, 2020

Magistrate Court WEBSTER COUNTY Friday Possession of controlled substance, third offense — Quentin Rogers, 24, Forest City, preliminary hearing waived. Interference with official acts — Quentin Rogers, 24, Forest City, continued 180 days. Public intoxication — Quentin Rogers, ...

ICCC looks to ‘finish strong’ this semester

Iowa Central Community College has seen an increase in COVID-19 cases on campus over the past week, but not enough that college President Dan Kinney thinks classes need to go virtual at this time. “We are continuing to monitor what is happening and will continue to make changes to our ...

Wireless service disrupted Wednesday night

The Webster County Law Enforcement 911 dispatch center reported that wireless callers experienced network issues Wednesday evening. Those issues compromised customers’ ability to dial 911 and reach local public safety officials. 911 dispatch said if you are a calling from a wireless ...

Fareway to offer discount for Veterans Day

Today, all Fareway stores are offering a 15% discount to any retired, active duty, reserve or guard military members. To receive the discount, customers are asked to show their military ID at checkout or identify their branch of service. “We’re thankful for our veterans and active ...

Panel recommends approval for dividing property

Property in the Williams Bend neighborhood of Fort Dodge that was intended to be the site of a storm water detention pond will probably become part of the yards of neighboring homes. The city’s Plan and Zoning Commission on Tuesday recommended approval of a plan to subdivide the site, with ...

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 ...