News

Questions loom over Callender library board

Local News

CALLENDER — A member of the library board in Callender is frustrated over city budget cuts to the library and her possible removal from the board. The mayor of the Webster County town said decisions impacting the library aren’t personal. Laurel Newell, the county at-large member of ...

Wright County branch banks purchased

Local News

First National Bank, headquartered in Waverly, is set to acquire three bank branches from Farmers and Merchants Savings Bank, the company has announced. First National Bank has an agreement in place to acquire Security Savings Bank offices in Eagle Grove, 201 W. Broadway; Goldfield, 435 Main ...

Two hurt in crash

Local News

Two people were injured in a crash in Webster County Thursday. Deputy Justin Wood, of the Webster County Sheriff’s Department, said the accident happened around 4:30 p.m. Thursday on the curve that merges Parker Drive with 200th Street. A Chevrolet Colorado, driven by Bryan Holst, was ...

Go and Do: May 24, 2019

Local News

In Fort Dodge FORT DODGE — River Hops Brewing, 1014 Central Ave., presents Harper and Lee from 7 to 9 p.m. SATURDAY. FORT DODGE — Soldier Creek Winery, 1584 Paragon Ave., is holding Vineyard Vibrations from 6 to 8 p.m. TODAY. Free live music will be provided by Ruthless Ruth. Food will ...

Memorial Day events

Local News

A Memorial Day ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. May 27 at Veterans Memorial Park, located at 1386 National Ave. near Badger Lake. A concert of patriotic music performed by the Karl King Municipal Band will start the service. The band will perform several march selections composed by King, ...

Mental health walk to continue, with support from Brown’s

Local News

A run/walk geared towards raising awareness of mental health will be continuing this year after some local agencies teamed up to make sure it would stay active. The walk, which will be held with the assistance of the Youth Empowerment Association and the Iowa Partnership for Success grant, is ...

Class tree

Local News

Elam Thompson, a kindergarten student who was among the members of the future Class of 2031 that helped plant the class tree Wednesday at the Fort Dodge Middle School, had an educated guess as to the full height of the maple once it matures. “Maybe 8 inches,” he said confidently. The ...

Fort Dodge Memorial Day holiday sanitation schedule

News Brief

Due to the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 27, refuse collection routes for the City of Fort Dodge will be as follows: Refuse normally collected on Monday, May 27, will be collected on Tuesday, May 28. Refuse normally collected on Tuesday, May 28, will be collected on Thursday, May ...

From our files: May 23, 2019

From Our Files

10 Years ago: May 23, 2009 NEWS: Former Webster County Supervisor Floyd Magnusson was named Frontier Days parade marshal. SPORTS: The St. Edmond boys track team won the 4x200 at the state track meet. 25 Years ago: May 23, 1994 NEWS: Fort Dodge Senior High senior Jeff Otto was ...

News of Record: May 23, 2019

News of record

Magistrate Court WEBSTER COUNTY Wednesday Violation of a no-contact order — William D. Hinrichs, 42, no address provided, trial set for May 31. Possession of a controlled substance, second offense, two counts — Lavaris M. Bosworth, 38, 913 Third Ave. N., No. 5, preliminary hearing ...

Piece of Warden parapet fell to street

Local News

A section of First Avenue South next to the Warden Plaza in downtown Fort Dodge remained closed Wednesday after a chunk of the building’s parapet fell Tuesday night. No one was hurt when the piece of masonry came down at around 9 p.m. Tuesday. No vehicles were hit. City Manager David ...

Man accused of trying to break into grandfather’s house

Local News

A Fort Dodge man has been ordered held on bond after he allegedly tried to break into his grandfather’s house Tuesday morning. Reino Bodady, 36, is charged with one count of second-degree burglary and one count of fourth-degree criminal mischief. According to the criminal complaint, filed ...

Blackout hits Kossuth County 911 center

News Brief

ALGONA — A blackout and a series of power surges put the Kossuth County 911 dispatching center out of service for several hours Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning. During that time all 911 calls were routed to another dispatch center in the area, according to David Penton, the ...

Ready for round two on Fifth South?

Local News

Drivers who have been navigating through orange road cones on a section of Fifth Avenue South will soon be doing more of the same on the opposite side of that road. The westbound lanes of Fifth Avenue South between 31st Street and the bridge that carries the road over a drainage ditch have ...

From our files: May 22, 2019

From Our Files

10 Years ago: May 22, 2009 NEWS: The rehabilitation of the Oleson Park Bandshell was recognized by the Iowa Historic Preservation Alliance. SPORTS: Jesse Wilson, of Fort Dodge, caught a 60-pound, 68-inch spoonbill near Bonaparte in Van Buren County. 25 Years ago: May 22, 1994 NEWS: Don ...

News of Record: May 22, 2019

News of record

Magistrate Court WEBSTER COUNTY Tuesday Possession of drug paraphernalia — Jacey J. Vodraska, 20, 704 14th Ave. N., No. 4, $320; Randy L. Offield, 53, no address provided, $320. Permitting an unauthorized person to drive — Jacey J. Vodraska, 20, 704 14th Ave. N., No. 4, ...