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Contract for Williams Drive work approved

Local News

A short section of Williams Drive will be rebuilt this year under a contract awarded Monday by the Fort Dodge City Council. Ten Point Construction Co., of Denison, was hired to do the work at a cost of $417,117.70. When the weather makes work possible, the company will rebuild Williams ...

No one hurt in parking lot crash

Local News

A damaged flat-bed semi truck rests on property owned by Brown Supply Co., 3477 Fifth Ave. S., Monday morning. According to branch manager Paul Sanders, the truck drove through the Slumberland parking lot, over unpaved land and then drove through several stacks of pipes that Brown had sitting ...

Same job, new location

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The newly hired Webster County emergency management coordinator has more than a little bit of experience in that field. That’s because Dylan Hagen, whose first day was Jan. 11, had spent 20 months serving as the emergency management coordinator in neighboring Hamilton County. The Webster ...

From our files

From Our Files

10 Years ago: Jan. 28, 2009 NEWS: Webster County Supervisor Bob Singer received a plaque honoring his 28 years of service on the Fort Dodge Plan and Zoning Commission≥ SPORTS: St≥ Edmond beat Iowa Falls-Alden 49-48 in girls basketball. 25 Years ago: Jan. 28, 1994 NEWS: Fort ...

Postal Employees Scholarship offered

Education Briefs

The Postal Employees Scholarship Fund is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a qualified high school senior. Applicant must be a credit union member and related to a current or retired US postal employee. Applications and information is available by contacting Mary Harvey at 571-3801 or email ...

Fort Dodge schools closed Tuesday, Wednesday

Local News

All Fort Dodge schools, public and parochial, will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, January 29th, and Wednesday, January 30th, due to winter weather conditions. In addition, all Fort Dodge schools will start 2 hours late Thursday, January 31st.

At Humboldt’s Taft, addition makes room for art and science

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HUMBOLDT — Work was completed over the summer on some much-needed additions to Taft Elementary School. Teachers are happy to have the space they need to have music, art, and even their special math/science/engineering classes without having to walk outside across the road, ...

St. Edmond Chamber Choir is offering singing valentines

News Brief

The St. Edmond High School Chamber Choir is now taking orders for singing valentines to be delivered on Valentines Day, Feb. 14. Recipients of a singing valentine will hear two songs performed by a quartet from the Chamber Choir and receive a long-stemmed red rose. The cost to send a singing ...

MidAmerican settles in

Local Business

More than 60 employees of MidAmerican Energy Co. have settled into a modern and spacious facility recently constructed in the Decker Development Park on the east side of Fort Dodge. It is the first new facility built under the MidAmerican Energy name. The new customer office and service ...

Fisher is selected for America’s SBDC Iowa award

Business Briefs

AMES — America’s SBDC Iowa is pleased to announce that Audra Fisher, business partner for the Webster County Extension & Outreach SBDC, has been chosen as Small Business Development Center Support Person of the Year. Kimberly Tiefenthaler, regional director of the Webster County ...

From our files: Jan. 27, 2019

From Our Files

10 Years ago: Jan. 27, 2009 NEWS: Retired Webster County Conservation Director Charlie Miller was hired by the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors as a part-time conservation worker. SPORTS: Clarion-Goldfield beat St. Edmond 57-49 in girls basketball. 25 Years ago: Jan. 27, 1994 NEWS: ...

St. Paul welcomes new principal

Local News

With a new principal at the helm, St. Paul Lutheran School is looking to provide more child care for the area, and more science/technology/math training for its own students in the coming year. Barb Kozisek has been at her new position since July, working three days a week for the school. ...

Managing stress in an era of ag uncertainity

Local Business

Editor’s note, this is the second of a two-part series of articles that will discuss issues related to farm stress and information and resources that are available. When it comes to managing stress in an era of ag uncertainty, Dr. Mike Rosmann, a farmer/psychologist from Harlan gave some ...

PRO Cooperative donates to 4-H in area counties

Business Briefs

POCAHONTAS — PRO Cooperative recently presented a check to the Iowa 4-H Foundation for $10,000. The funds will support 4-H Programs in six Iowa counties. The donation will be divided among the counties PRO Cooperative serves: Calhoun, Dickinson, Emmet, Humboldt, Palo Alto and Pocahontas. ...

Sports betting bill coming, lawmakers say

Local News

Every Iowan who wants to place a bet on their favorite baseball or football team would be impacted by a proposal that area lawmakers expect to spend a lot of time on during this year’s legislative session. “This will probably be the biggest gambling bill we’ve done in 20 years,” state ...

Journey of Hope donates to Trinity Foundation

Business Briefs

Shirley Hanna Hottman and Megan Hanna from Journey for Hope, recently presented Trinity Foundation with $6,836.94. Funds were raised to support the mission of the organization to help families with seriously ill children and the expenses that occur or families that have lost a child due to ...

Decker truckers join initiative to stop human trafficking

Local News

Up until about 10 years ago, human trafficking was a problem largely unrecognized and under-reported by the general public. Much of that had to do with a lack of education on the subject of human trafficking, which is the illegal transportation of a person to another location for the ...