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Fort Dodge Choral Society and Jive for Five! present ‘Living in America’

The Fort Dodge Choral Society, organized in 1968, is one of the oldest community groups dedicated to the performance of fine choral literature in the state. Soon it will join one of the most recognized brass quintets in the state, Jive for Five!, as it shares some of the most beloved American ...

Hawkeye Community Theatre is cooking up a comedy

Three young men and three young woman share an apartment in all innocence: They are would-be stage folk and they are doing this for economic security. Their apartment is immediately above that of a Broadway producer who is about to cast a road company. They rehearse the play, but how can they ...

Women’s self-defense class set for Oct. 14

GOWRIE — The North Iowa Women’s Self-Defense Initiative will hold two self-defense classes in Gowrie on Oct. 14. From 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., they will be working with girls ages 8 to 12. Topics covered will include when and why we might have to use self-defense, who our predators are, the ...

‘Mary Poppins Jr.’

WEBSTER CITY — The backstage rooms of the Webster City Community Theatre are a chaotic noisy place to be on rehearsal night as the cast of its production of “Mary Poppins Jr.” prepares to run through the musical. Some are looking for parts of their costume. Some are trying to decide ...

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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.

KYL to host Healthy Connections programs

WEBSTER CITY — Jodi Harms from Van Diest Medical Center Senior Life Solutions will be at Kendall Young Library for more segments of Healthy Connection talks. On Thursday at 2 and 6:30 p.m., she will be discussing Gut and Brain Connection. On Oct. 29 at 2 p.m. and Oct. 30 at 6:30 p.m., she ...

Fall Storytime at the FD Public Library

Fall Storytime is continuing at the Fort Dodge Public Library, 424 Central Ave. Registration by the child’s parent is required in advance of Storytime Day. Children who are 2, 3, 4, or 5 years of age, who have not yet attended kindergarten, are the intended audience of this free program. An ...

Brown bag briefings

Twice a year, the Friends of the Fort Dodge Public Library host a lecture series known as Brown Bag Briefings. This October, every Thursday, starting at noon, there will be different presenters showing a program that is free and open to the public. Bring your own lunch, if desired. The dates ...

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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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Brungardt — Phillips

ANKENY — Jill Brungardt and Steve Phillips, both of Ankeny, are engaged. Parents of the couple are Bill and Ann Brungardt, of Fort Dodge, and Rick and Deana Phillips, of Lerna, Illinois. An Oct. 27 wedding is planned. Brungardt is an executive resolution OA analyst with Wells Fargo in ...

Bergren — Dencklau

Kea Bergren and Conner Dencklau, both of Fort Dodge, are engaged. Parents of the couple are Rita and Stacy Bergren, of Barnum, and Kevin and Dawn Dencklau, of Fort Dodge. A Nov. 3 wedding is planned. Bergren works at Mercy Clinics Family Medicine. Dencklau is self-employed at Dencklau Trucking.

Nekvinda

CLIVE — Alexandra Brennan-Rowe and Brock Nekvinda were married Sept. 15, 2018, in Bondurant. Parents of the couple are Richard Rose and Dawn Brennan-Rowe, of Fort Dodge, and Noble and Marsha Nekvinda, of Bondurant. Maid of honor was Tram Messerly, of Iowa City. Bridesmaids were Aubrey ...

Gibson — Matthes

Megan Gibson and Nathan Matthes, both of Fort Dodge, are engaged. Parents of the couple are Steve Gibson, of Humboldt, Deb Gibson of Queen Creek, Arizona and Marc and Jill Matthes, of Fort Dodge. An Oct. 13, 2018, wedding is planned. Gibson is a 2013 graduate of Fort Dodge Senior High and ...

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Stein — 50 years

OSKALOOSA — Mike and Sandy Stein of Oskaloosa, formerly of Webster City and Humboldt, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday. Cards may be sent to 1609 S. Fifth St., Oskaloosa, IA 52577. They were married Oct. 12, 1968.

Merk — 50 years

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Darrel and Maxine Merk, formerly from Manson, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Oct. 26. Cards may be sent to 1831 Wilburn Park Lane NW, Charlotte, NC 28269. Their family includes Jeff Merk, of Cornelius, N.C.; and Kim Guido, of Oviedo, Florida. They have ...

Brown — 60 years

Tom and Sherril Brown of Fort Dodge will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Oct. 30. Cards may be sent to 251 Ave. N West, Fort Dodge, IA 50501 Their family includes Gary and Kim Brown of Ely; Bill and Julie Ewing, and Greg and Krisi Brown of Fort Dodge. They have six grandchildren ...

Abrams — 85 years old

Ralph Abrams, of Fort Dodge, celebrated his 85th birthday on Thursday. Cards and wishes can be sent to 414 Ave. Q West, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. His family includes Jim and Sharon Abrams, of Northridge California; and Joe and Shaunna Abrams, of Fort Dodge, He has four grandchildren and three ...

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Arrivals: Oct. 14, 2018

TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER WIEDMEIER — Kelsey and Dan Wiedmeier, of Harcourt, a male, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. PHILLIPS — Andrea Phillips, of Fort Dodge, a girl, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. HANUS — Bethany Hanus, of Fort Dodge, a boy, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. MCCOY — Taylor and ...

Arrivals: Oct. 7, 2018

TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER RASCH — Erica and Austin, Fort Dodge, a girl, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. GIBSON — KayLee, Fort Dodge, a girl, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. SPARKS — Ana and Brian, Fort Dodge, a boy, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. McCLINTOCK — Holly and Justin, Fort Dodge, a ...

Arrivals: Sept. 30, 2018

TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER NATION — Nick and Julie, Fort Dodge, a boy, Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018. BIRKEY — Natasha and Bryce, Manson, a girl, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. BERGLUND — Danielle and Devan, Webster City, a boy, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2017. WESTRE — Ashley and Curt, Humboldt, a ...

Arrivals: Sept. 9, 2018

TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER CHILEL— Rosalva, Fort Dodge, a girl, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. HUSSKE — Meghan and Cory, Fort Dodge, a boy, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. WOOD — AshLee and Chris, Fort Dodge, a boy, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. HALBUR — Clarrissa, Fort Dodge, a girl, Thursday, ...