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Moore named to Northwest Iowa honor list

Education Briefs

Adam Moore, of Fort Dodge, an industrial instrumentation and control major, has been named to the Northwest Iowa Community College honor list for the spring semester. Students on the honor list are full-time and have achieved an average grade point of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Northwest ...

FD council to consider downtown facade project

Local News

A project that will transform the appearance of some buildings in a part of downtown Fort Dodge will come before the City Council this evening. The council will consider awarding a contract for a building facade project when it meets at 6 p.m. today. The project is possible because of a ...

CDA Court 216 names Education Contest winners

Education Briefs

Catholic Daughters Court 216 recently announced the winners of its 2020 Education Contest. Nora Kate O’Connor had first place in Computer Art Div. I. Kobe Bacon had first place in Poetry Div. I. Lilah Reed had first place in Art Div. I. Abby Huss had first place in Essay Div. 1. Kara ...

Noon Rotary scholarships announced

Education Briefs

The Fort Dodge Noon Rotary Club has named the scholarship recipients for the 2019-2020 school year. Rotary is awarding eight scholarships of $1,000 each toward tuition at Iowa Central Community College during the student’s freshman year. Awarding of the scholarships is based on ability to ...

‘The change we seek’

Local News

Zachariah Nuzum, of Fort Dodge, wasn’t even scheduled to speak during the candlelight vigil hosted by community leaders Sherry Washington and Lydia Schuur here Tuesday night outside Dodger Stadium. But nearing the end of the event, as the skies darkened and the raindrops started to ...

Road closure announced at 1824 Sixth Ave. N.

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Weather permitting, beginning on Monday at 7 a.m. until work is completed, traffic on Sixth Avenue North and North 19th Street will be rerouted until work is completed. The Warehouse Division will be replacing a water valve and city crews will be replacing concrete in the roadway after the ...

Reunited

Local Business

A familiar face is back in Fort Dodge practicing podiatry at Midwest Foot and Ankle Center, 804 Kenyon Road, Suite 310. Dr. Brian Hamm, who worked in Fort Dodge from 1998 to 2008, has returned to work alongside Dr. Mark Hartman. “I had been wanting for a while to get back in private ...

One Vision names Pinske chief development officer

Business Briefs

CLEAR LAKE — Jennifer Pinske has been named chief development officer for the nonprofit organization, CEO Mark Dodd recently announced. Pinske grew up in northern Minnesota where she began working with people with disabilities while in college. Upon moving to Iowa in 2007, she accepted ...

Halfway house residents report COVID-19 outbreak

Local News

Multiple residents at the Fort Dodge Residential Correctional Facility have reported an outbreak of nine COVID-19 cases not yet acknowledged by officials. One inmate who tested positive at the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility (prison) has been returned to the Iowa Medical and Classification ...

Wright County Courthouse open by appointment only

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Starting Monday, the Wright County Courthouse will be open by appointment only during normal business hours. County offices not accessible in person will continue to conduct business through email, mail and by telephone. Contact information for all county offices can be found at ...

Our businesses: Abstract Associates of Iowa Inc.

Local Business

What is the full name of your business? Abstract Associates of Iowa Inc. serving Calhoun, Webster and Wright counties. Where is it located? In Fort Dodge at the Wells Fargo Center, 822 Central Ave, Suite 204, and in Clarion at the Bradford Center, 215 N. Main St. When was it founded? ...

CIML to limit game attendance

COVID-19

The Central Iowa Metro League announced strict fan guidelines for the 2020 baseball and softball seasons on Friday. According to a published document released by CIML commissioner and former Fort Dodge Senior High athletic/activities director Tom Kinseth, the league will distribute two tickets ...

A new quiet place

Local News

A new pond is making a splash at Oleson Park. The pond is located approximately where the pond in the former Oleson Park Zoo was located. The $218,000 project by Country Landscapes, of Ames, was approved by the Fort Dodge City Council last August and is nearly complete. “It turned out ...

Broken sewer main repaired

Local News

A broken sewer main that released about 1.1 million gallons of wastewater west of Fort Dodge has been repaired, and water tests have revealed no serious pollution resulting from the incident. The pipe, which carries sewage from the ag industrial park called Iowa’s Crossroads of Global ...

MercyOne FD clinic will merge with Van Diest Medical Center

Local News

MercyOne Fort Dodge Family Medicine, 119 Ave. O West, will become part of Van Diest Medical Center as a satellite clinic, VDMC hospital officials announced Friday. VDMC is an affiliate of MercyOne. The merging of the Fort Dodge family medicine clinic with Van Diest will be effective July ...