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Ringland-Smeltzer hosts Holiday Open House

The Ringland-Smeltzer House, located at 1019 Second Ave. S. in the historic Oak Hill District of Fort Dodge, will again open its doors for its Holiday Open House from 2 to 4 p.m. today. The main focus of the Holiday Open House is not just to share in the beauty of the holidays. “We really ...

Ben Ahlers

You may recognize Fort Dodge native Ben Ahlers from the many school and community theatre productions he has been in over the past several years. He often shared his talents in acting and singing with the Fort Dodge community, starting at the age of six. Even at that young age, he had dreams of ...

Fort Dodge Choral Society to perform Dec. 16

The sounds of Christmas will fill the air as Fort Dodge Choral Society presents “A Living Tradition” at 3 p.m. Dec. 16 at Grace Lutheran Church, 211 S. Ninth St. Conductor Bruce Perry has chosen a program of sparkling arrangements familiar Christmas carols. “Silent Night”; “Still, ...

In an open sleigh

DAYTON — It’s easy enough to hear and sing about going for a winter sleigh ride. Just cue “Jingle Bells” on whatever device you listen to music on or sing the part of the lyrics that you can recall. “Oh what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh.” For those who want the ...

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‘My Son Is Gay’ film to be shown at Lifetree

A couple’s journey with their son’s announced homosexuality will be examined at Lifetree Cafd at noon and 7 p.m. on Tuesday. This Lifetree event features filmed interviews with a couple who faced various challenges from family, friends, and church after their college-aged son announced he ...

Color Your World at the Fort Dodge Public Library

Feeling stressed out? Need some inspiration for the upcoming holiday season? If so, come relax and explore your creative side through coloring at the Fort Dodge Public Library. The next adult coloring sessions will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday in the ...

Extension plans beekeeping class

SAC CITY — A Beekeeping Basics class will held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 17 at the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Office, 620 Park Ave., Sac City. Zack Koopman, an ISU agriculture specialist, will teach the class. Pre-register for the class by Friday by calling (712) ...

Symphony to perform today

The Fort Dodge Area Symphony will perform at 3 p.m. today at the Fort Dodge Middle School, 800 N. 32nd St.

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Downtown is alive with the sound of music

There might be one fair question to ask about the new space occupied by the Fort Dodge Fine Arts Association at 921 Central Ave. in the Permanent Collections Gallery. What exactly is it? The answer to that is a number of things: Gallery, studio, office, meeting space, gift shop, classroom ...

Village Square Theatre

LAKE CITY — Village Square Theatre will present “Doc, Doc ... Goose!” as this year’s summer theatre. Showing in the high school auditorium in Lake City, at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. on July 15. Tickets are available from cast members or at the door: $5 for adults and $3 for students. ...

‘Hopelessly devoted’

Grease is the word this Spring at Iowa Central Community College when the Performing Arts Students bring the much-loved, iconic musical “Grease” to the stage for the second time in twenty years. “This show is a memory marker for many people. I can remember seeing it for the first time ...

COMING SOON: ‘Mid-Life! The Crisis Musical’

Stage Door Productions is about to present “Mid-Life! The Crisis Musical” as its annual adult, small cast musical. “Mid-Life” gives audiences a glance at the joys of growing older and will show a series of scenes and sketches that poke fun at the frustrations of mammograms, love ...

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Carlson

ANKENY — Cally Duncan and Nicholas Carlson, both of Ankeny, were married July 28, 2018, at the Altoona United Methodist Church in Altoona. Parents of the couple are Jim and Wendy Duncan, of Gowrie, and Marty and Christi Carlson, of Gowrie. Maid of honor was Chelsea Anderson. Best man ...

Matthes

Megan Gibson and Nathan Matthes, both from Fort Dodge, were married Oct. 13, 2018 at The Shores at Five Island in Emmetsburg. Parents of the couple are Steve Gibson of Emmetsburg, Deb Gibson of QueenCreek, Arizona and Marc and Jill Matthes of Fort Dodge. Maid of honor was Taylor Gibson, ...

Lara

Katie Deal and Mark Lara, both of Fort Dodge were married Sept. 15, 2018 in Fort Dodge. Parents of the couple are Darci and Gary Mersch, of Clare; Diane Roby, of Fort Dodge; and the late Paul Lara. Matron of honor was Molly Baker, of Fort Dodge. Bridesmaids included Brittany Miller; Kayla ...

Schmitt

EARLY — Sarah Krog and Shawn Schmitt, both of Early, were married Sept. 15, 2018, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Early. Parents are of the couple are Dan Krog, of Vincent; Doug and Karon Grebner, of Early; and the late Lenard and Mary Schmitt. Maid of honor was Emily Roycraft. Best man ...

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Metzger — 70 years

PALMER — Vern and Vira Metzger, of Palmer, will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary Wednesday. Cards may be sent to them at 410 Browning Ave., P.O. Box 54, Palmer, IA 50571. Their family includes Pam Metzger, of Fort Dodge. They have two grandchildren and four ...

Everett — 90 years old

HUMBOLDT — John W. Everett, of Humboldt, formerly of Otho, will celebrate his 90th birthday on Dec. 17. Cards may be sent to him at 1108 N. 15th St., Apt. 41, Humboldt, IA 50548. His family includes Sheila Volf, of Cave Creek, Arizona; Jackie Everett, of Humboldt; Don Everett, of ...

Dutcher — 60 years

Dale and Margaret Dutcher, of Fort Dodge, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Dec. 18. Cards may be sent to them at their winter address, 201 S. Greenfield Road No. 326, Mesa, AZ, 85206. Their family includes Melinda and Pat Fraher, of Fort Dodge; and Sonya Dutcher, of ...

Humphrey — 80 years old

Barbara Humphrey, of Fort Dodge, will celebrate her 80th birthday on Dec. 10. Cards may be sent to her at 228 Ave. O West, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. Her family includes Randy Humphrey, of Fort Dodge; Laura and Randy Hanna, of Moorland; Rick Humphrey, of Fort Dodge; Larry Humphrey, of Humboldt; ...

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Arrivals: Dec. 9, 2018

TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER SCOTT — Ashley and Dan Scott, Fort Dodge, a boy, Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. LYNN — Emily and T.J. Lynn, Fort Dodge, a boy, Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. CARLSON — Roni and Eric Carlson, Goldfield, a girl, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018. MCINTYRE — Kaitlyn and Brad ...

Arrivals: Nov. 25, 2018

TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER CASTILLO — Kylee and Antonio Castillo, Callender, a girl, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. YETMAR — Brenda and Aaron Yetmar, Farnhamville, a girl, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. STEIN — Sheila and Nathan Stein, Clare, a girl, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. GREEN — ...

Arrivals: Nov. 11, 2018

TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER GARCIA-VAZQUEZ — Sara Garcia-Vazquez and Eddy Sanchez, Fort Dodge, a girl, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. ABRAMS — Jessica Abrams, Fort Dodge, a boy, Monday, Oct. 29, 2018. NOWELL — Amber and Tyler Nowell, Fort Dodge, a boy, Oct. 29. 2018. MEDINILLA ...

Arrivals: Nov. 4, 2018

TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER THOMPSON — Robin and William Thompson, Pomeroy, a girl, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. LARSON — MaKinzie and Tyler Larson, Hardy, a boy, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. DOUD — Emma and Luke Doud, Lehigh, a boy, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. MCLUCKIE — Cheryl and Greg ...