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News Brief

Water valve testing on 15th Street

Weather permitting, beginning on Monday, after 7:30 a.m., until work is completed, the Warehouse Division will be testing water valves on First Avenue North between North 12th Street and 15th Street and North 15th Street between Central Ave and First Avenue North. During this operation, you ...

Police investigating shots fired Thursday morning

The Fort Dodge Police Department is investigating reports of multiple gunshots fired in the 1400 block of Fifth Avenue North Thursday morning. According to a release from the department, the Webster County Telecommunications Center received the call of shots fired at about 6:25 a.m. It was ...

Vaccine appointments available

Webster County Health Department booked 1,300 vaccine appointments on Tuesday afternoon. Appointments for Thursday’s mass clinic are still available. Registration will reopen at 8:30 a.m. this morning online and by telephone. To register, call 515-227-7104 or go online to ...

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 ...