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A Dickens of a Christmas

Shop, play and feast at the Fort Museum and Frontier Village Opera House this holiday season during the second annual A Dickens of a Christmas on Saturday. Come join the many “Shoppe Keepers” where guests will discover countless treasures as the marketplace captures Christmas during the ...

‘Mother Goose’s Golden Christmas’

By Hailey Brueschke editor@messengernews.net Hawkeye Community Theatre brings fun, family Christmas entertainment to life this holiday season. The theatre’s upcoming show, ‘‘Mother Goose’s Golden Christmas,’’ bears very little resemblance to the traditional ‘‘Mother ...

‘Celebrate recovery’ with Gateway to Discovery

The annual It’s a Chocolate Thing fundraiser for Gateway to Discovery will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 400 S. 13th St. The fundraiser benefits the Gateway to Discovery recovery home, which is a residential support program designed to help heal women ...

What I did on my Staycation

There’s nothing like the first day of a week of vacation. The possibilities of what to do stretch out in front of you and it seems like it’s going to last forever. (Cue the sound of birds happily chirping) Then the reality of your vacation plan — the Great 2019 Garage Cleanout and ...

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KYL Teen Lounge is Tuesday, Wednesday

WEBSTER CITY — The Kendall Young Library will host Teen Lounge from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday at the library for teens in sixth to 12th grades. Teens can enjoy crafts, snacks, board games, puzzles, movies, music, video games and more.

Dayton Lions turkey dinner Nov. 24

DAYTON — Dayton Lions Club will hold a turkey dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 24 at the Dayton Community Center, Dayton. Tickets are $12 for adults, $5 for children 12 years and under, and free for preschoolers.

Garden Club meeting is Tuesday

The Fort Dodge Federated Garden Club will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Lion’s Den, 731 Exposition Drive. Serving committee is Skip Thompson and Rita Milberger. The program will be making a wreath, directed by Jeff Becker. Bring your own bows and decorations, or if you want, he will have ...

KYL Movie for Adults Tuesday

WEBSTER CITY — Movie for Adults at Kendall Young Library, Webster City, is 6 p.m. Tuesday in the library meeting room. “The Peanut Butter Falcon” will be shown. Popcorn and beverages provided. No registration is required.

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Summer is time for outdoor concerts

LAKE VIEW —After recently being recognized as Iowa’s 2019 “Outstanding Event” by the Iowa Tourism Office and Travel Federation of Iowa, the Stone Pier Summer Concert Series is once again ready to rock the boats this summer on Black Hawk Lake. In its ninth season, the concert series ...

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 ...

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Schliske

Chelsee Owens and Brody Schliske, both of Fort Dodge, were married on Sept. 21, 2019, at Lizard Creek Ranch, Fort Dodge. Parents of the couple are Candi and Justin Lyftogt, of Fort Dodge; and Kristine and Robert Schliske, of Fort Dodge. Maid of honor was Adena Habhab. Best man was Jeremiah ...

Sailor

TUCSON, Ariz. — Lauren Twait and Mitchell Sailor, both of Tucson, Arizona, were married April 20, 2019, in Gulf Breeze, Florida. Parents of the couple are Kevin and Cathy Twait, of Manson; Donna Sailor, of Waterloo; and the late Lennon Sailor. The matron of honor was Kristen Collison, ...

Hilbert — Rockafellow

DES MOINES — Megan Hilbert and Shane Rockafellow, both of Des Moines, are engaged. Parents of the couple are David and Kristy Hilbert, of Fort Dodge; Donald and Vicky Rockafellow, of Fort Dodge; and Patti and Larry Ely, of Nixa, Missouri. An Oct. 12 wedding is planned. Hilbert is a 2010 ...

Flattery

BROOKLINE, Mass. — Christina Rogers and Michael Flattery, both of Brookline, Massachusetts, were married Aug. 3 at Holy Family Parish in Poland, Ohio. Parents of the couple are Paul and the late Tyrene Rogers, of Poland, Ohio, and Dan and Roxie Flattery, of Fort Dodge. Maid of honor was ...

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Klingson — 90th birthday

Vivian Louise Klingson, of Fort Dodge, will celebrate her 90th birthday on Tuesday. Cards may be sent to her at 2018 N. 29th St., Fort Dodge, IA 50501. Her family includes Randy and Marilyn Hanson, of Texas; Sandy and Keith Strutzenberg, of Arizona; Steve and Bixi Hanson, of Callender; ...

McKay — 80th birthday

Roland McKay, of Fort Dodge, will celebrate his 80th birthday on Saturday. Cards may be sent to him at 515 N. 11th St., Fort Dodge, IA 50501. His family includes his wife, Rochelle, and son, JR McKay, of Missouri. He has three granddaughters. McKay retired from the Fort Dodge Parks, ...

Heitner — 90th birthday

Eleanor Heitner, of Fort Dodge, will celebrate her 90th birthday on Nov. 19. Cards may be sent to her at 1517 Lainson Ave., Fort Dodge, IA 50501. Her family includes Belinda Heitner, Mike and Jan Heitner, and Shelly Heitner, all of Fort Dodge. She has three grandchildren and four ...

Schaffer — 90th birthday

CLARION — Robert (Bob) Schaffer, of Clarion, celebrated his 90th birthday on Saturday. Cards may be sent to him at 517 Third St. SE, Clarion, IA 50525. His family includes his wife Betty, daughter Debbie, and five children from his first marriage.

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Arrivals: Nov. 17, 2019

TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER DENCKLAU — Kea and Conner Dencklau, Fort Dodge, a boy, Kylan Antone Dencklau, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. Grandparents are Stacy and Rita Bergren and Kevin and Dawn Dencklau. Great-grandparents are Delbert Dencklau, Roger and Jan Graham, Lee and Jane Thielmann ...

Arrivals: Nov. 10, 2019

TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER DEAN — Tanica Dean, Pocahontas, a boy, Friday, Oct. 25, 2019. HENDERSON — Abby and Ernest Henderson, Webster City, a girl, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. MILLER — Lindsey and Dustin Miller, Lanyon, a boy, Monday, Oct. 28, 2019. HOLCOMBE — Leann Holcombe, ...

Arrivals: Nov. 3, 2019

TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER WASHINGTON — Elizabeth and Terrane Washington, Fort Dodge, a boy, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. STANLEY — Heather and Zachary Stanley, Fort Dodge, a boy, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019. EGGERS — Courtney and Jacob Eggers, Fort Dodge, a boy, Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019.

Arrivals: Oct. 27, 2019

TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER GRADY — Dani Sibbitt and Brandon Grady, Fort Dodge, a boy, Bronx James Grady, Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. Grandparents are Ben and Melanie Stanberg, Clare; Ken Sibbitt, Fort Dodge; Jen Sibbitt, Gowrie; and Rich Grady, Fort Dodge. Great-grandparents are Larry and ...

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Rides holds Trunk or Treat

Rides Bar and Grill held its second annual Trunk or Treat on Oct. 29. There were more than 29 trunks decorated and full of candy for kids to come and enjoy. There were cars from the Fort Dodge Police Department, Fort Dodge Fire Department, along from many area businesses.