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Patriot Day bus trip set for Sept. 11

SAC CITY — A bus trip from Sac City on Sept. 11 offers a chance to see two of Iowa’s best attractions. The trip includes a tour of the Gold Star Museum at Camp Dodge in Johnston and a visit to the Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Van Meter. The trip is being organized by Peggy Dettmann, of Sac ...

Faces of Iowa

Beginning in the 1930s, at the height of the Great Depression, Iowa State University made it a priority to commission and paint portraits. The commemoration of presidents, deans, accomplished faculty and heralded alumni strove to honor the college’s heritage and legacies. This tradition ...

‘No one had written a book about Iowa’s role in the war’

HUMBOLDT — A Humboldt native who authored an award-winning book about Iowa’s role in the American Civil War is returning to the area for a book signing. Tom Baker, 1978 Humboldt High School graduate, will be at the Humboldt County Historical Museum on Aug. 25 to answer questions about ...

Lifetree Cafe topics for August announced

Lifetree Cafe at Cana, 18 S. Third St., will hold programs at noon and 7 p.m. on the following days and topics: • Aug. 7: “Family Secrets: What Mama never told us.” How to navigate unexpected family secrets will be discussed in a program that features the exclusive filmed ...

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KYL to hold Healthy Connections

WEBSTER CITY — Kendall Young Library, Webster City, is holding Healthy Connections: Diet and Nutrition at 2 p.m. Monday and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the library. Jodi Harms, of Van Diest Medical Center Senior Life Solutions, will present a program on improving the quality of life of older ...

Journey of Hope Walk/Ride is Saturday

Journey of Hope Fun Walk/Bike Ride is Saturday at Community Tap & Pizza, 2026 Fifth Ave. S. The ride will start at 8 a.m. and go to Badger, Vincent and back to the Community. The walks begin at 11 a.m. and will be one or three miles. Magician Larry Dunbar will perform and there will be face ...

Community Health Center of Fort Dodge to hold Community Block Party

Community Health Center of Fort Dodge is holding a Community Block Party from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at 126 N. Tenth St. There will be free will child/sport physicals and free dental exams and sealants, if needed. Food will be provided by the Webster County Pork Producers and CHCFD. The event is ...

Adult coloring at the FD Public Library

Come relax and socialize with other creative and interesting people during adult coloring at the Fort Dodge Public Library, 424 Central Ave. The next coloring session will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday in the library’s large meeting room. We provide coloring sheets, colored ...

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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 ...

Come & Go Activities at KYL

WEBSTER CITY — The Kendall Young Library will host Come & Go Activities for children 5 years old to fifth grade from 3:45 to 5 p.m. on Thursday at the library.

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Scarpinato — Flattery

WEST DES MOINES — Victoria Scarpinato and Tim Flattery, both of West Des Moines, are engaged. Parents of the couple are Jeff and Judy Scarpinato, of Sherrard, Illinois; and Dave and Debbie Flattery, of Fort Dodge. A Nov. 24, 2018, wedding is planned. Scarpinato graduated from the ...

Axness — Flattery

MARION — Brooke Axness, of Iowa City, and Neil Flattery, of Cedar Rapids, were married June 30, 2018, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Fort Dodge. Parents of the couple are Matt Axness, Jennifer Housken and Dave and Debbie Flattery, all of Fort Dodge. Maid of honor was Elizabeth Johnson, ...

Becker-Jaekel

Elizabeth Becker and Randy Jaekel, both of Oceanside, California are engaged. Parents of the couple are Bruce and Deb Becker, of Fort Dodge; Ron Jaekel, of Kansas City, Missouri; and Gary and Kristie Janssen, of Missoula, Montana. An Oct. 6, 2018, wedding is planned. Becker is a 2004 ...

McLoud — Murray

DAYTON — Kristi McLoud and Casey Murray, both of Dayton, are engaged. Parents of the couple are Mary and Karry Auten, of Fort Dodge; Scott and Amy McLoud, of Winder, Georgia; Patty Jo Murray, of Dayton; and the late David Murray. An Aug. 18 wedding is planned. McLoud graduated from ...

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Gormally — 95 years old

Elizabeth “Bettie” Gormally, Fort Dodge, celebrated her 95th birthday Friday. Cards may be sent to her at 1214 N. 24th Place, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. Her children are Carole and Ralph Delong, New Brighton, Minnesota; James Gormally, Fort Dodge; Thomas and Malayka Gormally, Seattle, ...

Havlik — 45 years

Bill and Alice Havlik, of Fort Dodge, will celebrate their 45th anniversary on Aug. 20. Cards may be sent to them at 2969 15th Ave. NE, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. Their family includes Ivy and JC Carnelley, Fort Dodge; Jackie Godburn, Platte City, Missouri; and John and Johnna Paulson, of Paris, ...

Mersch — 70 years

John and Marcy Mersch, of Fort Dodge, will celebrate their 70th anniversary on Saturday with a reception for relatives and friends from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Corpus Christi Parish Center, 402 N. Eighth St. A Mass will follow at 4:15 p.m. Cards may be sent to them at 1431 Lainson Ave., Fort ...

Stanberg — 80 years old

OTHO — Eula Jean Stanberg, of Otho, will celebrate her 80th birthday on Saturday with an open house from 4 to 7 p.m. at 24118 Nelson Ave. Cards may be sent to her at 2510 Lainson Ave., Otho, IA 50569. Her family includes Dan and Terri Stanberg, of Otho; Tim Stanberg, of Fort Dodge; Lynn ...

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Arrivals: Aug. 12, 2018

TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER PORTER — Nicole and Chris, Fort Dodge, a girl, Wednesday, July 25, 2018. DOOLEY — Kimberly and Mitch, Fort Dodge, a girl, Wednesday, July 25, 2018. RAGAN — Samantha and Tony, Pocahontas, a boy, Friday, July 27, 2018. TENNESSEE— Danielle, Fort ...

Arrivals: May 13, 2018

TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER ARMSTRONG — Anna and Nicholas, Badger, a boy, Saturday, May 5, 2018. SEEHUSEN — Amy and Peter, Pocahontas, a boy, Monday, May 7, 2018. VARNES — Brianna, Fort Dodge, a boy, Monday, May 7, 2018. GAILLARD — Leah and Matt, Fort Dodge, a girl, Tuesday, May ...

Arrivals: July 29, 2018

TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER COLEMAN — Bridget and Tommy, Fort Dodge, a boy, Tuesday, July 17, 2018. LARSON — Jayme and Joe, Fort Dodge, a boy, Tuesday, July 17, 2018. UNDERWOOD — Stacy and Tony, Fort Dodge, a boy, Tuesday, July 17, 2018. PEARSON — Sarah and Cortney, Fort ...

Arrivals: July 22, 2018

TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER GROFF — Hayley and William, Fort Dodge, a girl, Friday, June 29, 2018. KEHM — Amanda and Ryan, Fort Dodge, a boy, Thursday, July 5, 2018. SCHNELL — Stephanie and D.J., Pocahontas, a girl, Monday, July 9, 2018. RON — Kirstie and Robby, Fort ...