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Shellabration 2014 - Lynyrd Skynyrd at Rogers Sports Complex on August 1st

Shellabration 2014 is bringing southern rock legends Lynyrd Skynyrd to Fort Dodge on Friday, August 1st. The annual Shellabration concert will also be returning to the Harlan and Hazel Rogers Sports Complex in Fort Dodge, Iowa.

I saw Lynyrd Skynyrd back in September of…


Added by Bill Grady on April 12, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

2014 Fort Dodge Spring Cleanup Days - April 23rd through May 14th

One of the rituals of spring in Fort Dodge is our annual Spring Cleanup Days.

According to a recent news release from the City of Fort Dodge, Spring Cleanup Days will be held the last two Wednesdays of April and the first two Wednesdays of May.

Here's the schedule for 2014:…


Added by Bill Grady on April 6, 2014 at 9:56am — No Comments

Blanden Closed Saturday April 5, 2014

Blanden Art Museum closing early today, Friday April 4th at 4:00 p.m.

Closed Saturday, April 5th all  day.  Will open Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. 

Added by Blanden Memorial Art Museum on April 4, 2014 at 2:20pm — No Comments

Know Your Money - How to check for phony U.S. currency

Every year our local businesses are victimized by the counterfeiting of United States currency and other U.S. obligations.

According to the United States Secret Service website, those who fail to carefully examine the money they receive or who cash checks and bonds without requesting proper…


Added by Bill Grady on March 30, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Fort Dodge Citizens Academy - April 22nd through June 10th

The Fort Dodge Police Department encourages you to attend the local Citizens Academy Program to help reshape your perception and better your awareness of public safety.

Also how to work together as a community to effectively handle crime and social issues.

Classes consist of Tuesday's starting…


Added by Bill Grady on March 27, 2014 at 10:32am — No Comments

St. Edmond Music Program performs The Music Man March 27th-29th

"The Music Man" will be performed by the St. Edmond Music Program at St. Edmond High School March 27th through March 29th.

Tickets are $9.00 each for the evening performances and the Saturday matinee are $8.00 each.

Tickets are available for purchase at the offices of St. Edmond High…


Added by Fort Dodge Fine Arts Association on March 12, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Iowa State Fair Grandstand acts - List for 2014

Foreigner and Styx, two bands who have played as headline acts at Fort Dodge's Shellabration over the past couple of years join the list of the many artists and bands scheduled to appear at the Iowa State Fair for 2014.

With 10 multi-platinum albums and 16 top-thirty hits, Foreigner is universally…


Added by Bill Grady on March 10, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Rosedale Rapids Aquatic Center - 2014 Rates and Dates

Rosedale Rapids Aquatic Center is tentatively scheduled to open for another season of summertime fun on Saturday, May 24th, 2014.

Located at 1111 North 32nd Street (northeast Fort Dodge), hours for Open Swim at Rosedale Rapids will be from 12:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.…


Added by Bill Grady on March 8, 2014 at 12:07pm — No Comments

Iowa DOT makes images from snowplows available to public

According to the Iowa Department of Transportation, the most commonly asked questions when the snow starts to fall are “What are the roads like?” and “Where are all the snowplows?”.

During this year's harsh winter, the Iowa DOT started testing plow cams in about 100 winter maintenance vehicles across…


Added by Bill Grady on February 28, 2014 at 12:02pm — No Comments


I offer free investigations for four reasons. (1) To help resolve those claims by people of having unexpainable activity. (2) To hopefully obtain physical evidence or proof so those people don't think they're crazy, hallucinating or imagining the paranormal. (3) To offer help for any and all spirits other than demonic. (4) To prove to the skeptics and non-believers spirits do exist.

I will do a complete, thorough, professional investigation and I have the references to prove it. I…


Added by George Walker on February 26, 2014 at 10:25am — No Comments

Fort Dodge Garbage and Recycling Pick Up: Routes and Procedures for 2014

Beginning on Monday, February 3rd, Fort Dodge residents must place all garbage and recycling in one of the two - 96 gallon "municipal roll-out carts" for curbside collection.

The new "municipal roll-out carts" were delivered to Fort Dodge residences between January 20th and January…


Added by Bill Grady on January 11, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Fort Dodge Parks and Recreation - Find something fun for every member of the family

Looking for an easy way to sign-up for adult and youth activities in Fort Dodge on the web?

Check out the Fort Dodge Parks and Recreation website that includes an activity search for adults, youth,…


Added by Bill Grady on January 9, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Fort Dodge, Iowa: Facts for easy research

How would you like to become a quick expert on Fort Dodge, Iowa? 

Perhaps you'd like to know just a few facts to impress your family and friends, or need some quick information for business without doing an endless search across the Internet.

Well here it is, verifiable facts about Fort Dodge for…


Added by Bill Grady on January 6, 2014 at 12:07pm — 1 Comment

Toughing out another Iowa Winter: Travel and car care tips

Well Fort Dodge, have you had enough of winter yet?

It's been a few years since it's been this cold, for this long, and it looks like we could be in for a really harsh winter. So with that in mind, here's a few tips from the professionals who maintain fleets of cars and trucks on how you can keep your…


Added by Bill Grady on January 3, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Request for event information

The Fort Dodge CVB is updating the 2014 event calendar but we need your help.  We need event details from ALL special events, festivals, tournaments, or performances in Fort Dodge and Webster County. This includes annual events too!  Either place your event information on the upcoming events page of our website www.fortdodgecvb.com or email it to fdconvention@frontiernet.net.  Important details are event date, times, location, cost, contact phone…

Added by Fort Dodge CVB on December 20, 2013 at 2:24pm — No Comments

Fort Dodge has new E15 station

STAR Energy in Fort Dodge has announced that it is selling E15 for 2001 and newer vehicles, making it the 14th registered E15 station in Iowa. STAR Energy’s Fort Dodge location also offers E20, E30, E85, and biodiesel.

"Fort Dodge-area residents are now able to benefit from E15, the lowest-cost fuel for…


Added by Bill Grady on December 20, 2013 at 10:15am — No Comments

Emerald ash borer - Things you should know

Emerald ash borer (EAB), Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire, is an exotic beetle that was discovered in southeastern Michigan near Detroit in the summer of 2002. The adult beetles nibble on ash foliage but cause little damage. The larvae (the immature stage) feed on the inner bark of ash trees,…


Added by Bill Grady on December 19, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Fort Dodge Snow Ordinance and Snow Route Map

Recently Fort Dodge adopted changes to the Snow Operations Ordinance.

The changes were made so that the city's snow plow crews could accomplish their goal of clearing Emergency Snow Routes more efficiently.

One of the major challenges that city plow operators face is…


Added by Bill Grady on December 18, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

New rules could limit usage of local red light and speed cameras in early 2014

The Iowa Transportation Commission on Tuesday (12/10/2013) approved new rules that would give state transportation officials control over whether speed and red light cameras are placed by cities and counties on state supervised highways and interstates.

The rules would require cities and counties to…


Added by Bill Grady on December 14, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Texter returns to Flat Track series by joining Racing Unlimited Kawasaki Team in 2014

After a year off from the Grand National series, Cory Texter will return to the AMA Pro Flat Track series in 2014 with the Racing Unlimited Kawasaki Team headquartered in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Texter will be aboard a Racing Unlimited Kawasaki in the GNC Twins Class and Honda 450's…


Added by Bill Grady on December 8, 2013 at 10:33am — No Comments

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