Dayton Community Club Back in Business

The Dayton Community Club met for the first time in months Friday, May 22, at the Oak Park Shelter.  The group observed social distancing--and made plans for a  future with the Coronavirus.  Since their last meeting, several of the club’s events were cancelled, including the Dayton Expo in March and Old Engine Day Memorial Day weekend.  The club met the day after the Celebration Committee announced they were canceling the annual rodeo.  The rodeo is the primary fundraiser for the community club.

    The group discussed events they are definitely holding this summer (the yard of the month contest) and events that they might be able to hold  (concerts in the park and some sort of town festival Labor Day weekend.)  The Yard of the Month contest will resume June 1, so homeowners are reminded to spruce up their lawn and look for the big, traveling sign in yards.  The honor is awarded for June, July, and August each summer.  Winners receive bragging rights and Dayton Dollars from the Community Club.

    Club members will look into current social distancing guidelines before making a decision on the summer concert series.  If approved, these concerts will resume at Cadwell Park the third Wednesday of the month.

    As for Labor Day weekend, the club is looking into ways to have some sort of summer festival.  Discussed were kiddie tractor pull (the group had one planned for Old Engine Day, which was cancelled), a car show such as the one held at Old Engine Day, city-wide garage sales (also a part of Old Engine Day), a farmer’s market, some sort of cowboy event such as mutton bustin’ or Match of the Broncs, and a parade.  Since the guidelines concerning Covid-19 are changing daily, it was decided to discuss it more at the next meeting, which will be held June 9 at 6 PM at the golf course.





Webster County Doreen Auditor Pliner wants to announce that there is In-Person Absentee Voting at a new location this year. Due to the construction at the Courthouse, the voting has moved to the DHS Building, 330 1st Ave. N., Fort Dodge. This Absentee Precinct will be open from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday for absentee voting for the June 2nd, 2020 Primary Election.  Absentee ballots for the Primary Election can be cast at the DHS Building through 4:30 p.m. June 1. 

If you have received an Absentee Ballot by mail and wish to return them in-person, they can be returned to the Webster 

County Courthouse Main Lobby - Drop Box at 701 Central Ave., Fort Dodge.  

Absentee ballots returned by mail must be postmarked by midnight, June 1, 2020.  

Local Calendar

Tuesday, June 2: Primary Election



Full-Time Maintenance Position

 JOIN OUR TEAM in a town that offers a newly remodeled elementary school, high speed 

internet, a golf course, and a City-owned generator in case of power grid outages.  The City of Dayton is seeking applicants for a full-time

 maintenance position.  This position consists of work in City electric, water, wastewater, street, and park departments. 

Experience with budgeting, payroll, and time/employee management is preferred. Must possess a CDL, must obtain water and wastewater licenses, and be on call on a rotating schedule.  Electrical experience preferred.  Post-offer/pre-employment physical and drug test required. Wage commensurate with experience and benefit package.  The City offers fully paid health and dental insurance, and Ipers retirement.  Applications are available at Dayton City Clerk’s Office at 202 1st Avenue SW, Dayton, IA   50530-0045, phone 547-2711. Completed applications must be returned to the Clerk’s office or emailed to: by 4 p.m. on May 8th, 2020.  EOE 






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