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FD Choral Society celebrates 50 years

“Music of the Future” will conclude the Fort Dodge Choral Society’s 50th anniversary celebration at 3 p.m. today at St. Olaf Lutheran Church. Admission to the concert, located at 239 N. 11th St., is by season ticket or $10 at the door. All students are admitted free. For more ...

River Valley Rockhounds show dedicated to Hugh Carroll

This year’s River Valley Rockhounds Gem, Mineral, Jewelry and Fossil Show at the Webster County Fairgrounds is being dedicated to longtime club member Hugh Carroll who died shortly after last year’s show. Carroll was 90. According to club President Robert Wolf, Carroll joined the club ...

Master of the blues

HUMBOLDT — He bought his first drum kit for $15 at a Fort Dodge pawn shop with money he saved mowing yards. He was 11 years old. Now, after more than 50 years as a drummer with some of the biggest names in music, Ardie Strutzenberg is the newest member of the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame. The ...

JunqueFest 2018 planned for Memorial weekend

WEBSTER CITY — Junquefest 2018 is just around the corner and organizers are expecting a large turnout for the weekend event in Webster City. “Junquefest 2018 will be held over Memorial Day weekend in downtown Webster City and will feature the best in primitive, vintage, repurposed, yard ...

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Coloring for adults at KYL Tuesday

WEBSTER CITY — Every last Tuesday of the month, Kendall Young Library has Coloring for Adults from 6:30 - 8 p.m. in the Jane Young room at the library. This month it takes place on Tuesday. It’s a free way to relax and relieve stress.

Concert season will open soon in Algona

ALGONA — The 103-year-old Kossuth County Concert Association is currently holding its spring ticket sales drive. Season ticket holders have the privilege of attending six concerts at the Wilcox Performing Arts Center in Algona for the upcoming season. Tickets are $50 for the entire series, ...

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. Snacks, board games, laptops, Wii games and more.

Hope Sweet Hope to hold reopening

Hope Sweet Hope Studios, 1900 Fifth Ave. S. will hold a grand reopening from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the studio. Items created by the women of Gateway to Discovery include handmade cards, bookmarks, gift tags and jewelry. The women of the Gateway house will tell their stories about sobriety and ...

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‘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.

LifeWorks to feature music, comedy at annual fundraiser

Guests attending the LifeWorks Charitable Foundation’s annual fundraiser will be entertained by both music and comedy. Musician Brent Ferguson, singer Josh Gibbons and comedian Matthew Jacobsen will be competing to earn the People’s Choice Award, according to information provided by ...

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O’Hern — Lombard

ANKENY — Kinsey O’Hern and Jay Lombard, both of Ankeny, are engaged. Parents of the couple are Tom and Cheryl O’Hern, of Barnum, and Lisa Lombard and Robert Lombard, Fort Dodge. A June 30 wedding is planned. O’Hern graduated from Manson Northwest Webster High School in 2009. She ...

Craft — Lee

Lacey Craft and Joshua Lee, both of Fort Dodge, are engaged. Parents of the couple are Trishia and Danny Craft, Fort Dodge, and Michelle and Marc Lee, Charles City. An April 14 wedding is planned. Craft graduated from Fort Dodge Senior High in 2014 and is attending Buena Vista University. ...

Ashbrook — O’Brien

Baileigh O’Brien, of Fort Dodge, and Lukas Ashbrook, of Otho, were married Dec. 31, 2017, at St. Olaf Church in Fort Dodge Parents of the couple are Dave O’Brien, of Fort Dodge; Diana Smith, of Waterloo; Deb Fox, of Otho; and Russ Ashbrook, of Manson. Matron of honor was Trini ...

TerHark — Odland

CLARION — Laura TerHark and Matt Odland, both of Clarion, are engaged. Parents of the couple are Todd and Shelly TerHark, of Algona; and Dan and Lynne Odland, of Clarion. A June 2 wedding is planned. TerHark is a 2011 graduate of Algona High and a 2015 graduate of Upper Iowa ...

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Hanna — 80 years old

Sharon Hanna, of Fort Dodge, will celebrate her 80th birthday on Tuesday. Cards may be sent to her at 3124 13th Ave. N., Fort Dodge, IA 50501. Her family includes husband Ken, Randy and Laura Hanna of Moorland, Iowa, Shirley and Doug Hottman of Avon, Indiana, and Lynda and Rob Lowery of ...

Collins — 90 years old

Mary Collins, of Fort Dodge, will celebrate her 90th birthday on Tuesday. Cards may be sent to her at 2620 17th Ave. N., Fort Dodge, IA 50501. Her family includes Maureen and Mark Fischer,of Richfield, Minnesota; Sharon and Rey Rosalez, of Fort Dodge; Sheila and Brian Wayson, of North ...

Yetmar — 85 years old

CLARE — Greta Yetmar, of Clare, celebrated her 85th Saturday. Her family includes Marcia and Chad Doty, of Lakeville, Minnesota; Kathleen and Kevin Mayer, of East Windsor, New Jersey; and Susan and Rick Hotz, of Clare. She has six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Dellachiesa — 80 years old

Lavonne Dellachiesa, of Fort Dodge, will celebrate her 80th birthday on Monday. Cards may be sent to her at 700 S. 17th St., E216, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. Her family includes Doug and Mary Kay Dellachiesa, of Lehigh; Jane Flataker, of Fort Dodge; and Julie and Randy Andrews, of Dayton. She ...

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Taboo No Longer – Happy, Healthy Hearts Love Beef!

Wait a minute...beef is okay to eat AND keep my heart healthy too? Yes, you read this correctly. No longer “taboo” for healthy, active lifestyles, nutrient-rich lean beef such as top sirloin steak can be enjoyed again without guilt. In fact, top sirloin meets the American Heart Association ...

Do Good for Your Gut with Probiotics

One of the more recent health crazes is adding more probiotic-rich foods into our diet… and for good reason. Probiotics help increase the amount of good bacteria in our gut flora, the space where millions of both good and bad bacteria live in our gut. Recent research is showing how the health ...

Taboo No Longer – Happy, Healthy Hearts Love Bee

Wait a minute...beef is okay to eat AND keep my heart healthy too? Yes, you read this correctly. No longer “taboo” for healthy, active lifestyles, nutrient-rich lean beef such as top sirloin steak can be enjoyed again without guilt. In fact, top sirloin meets the American Heart Association ...

Introducing Performance Inspired Nutrition: Whey More Than You Think

Do you want protein from a company that puts its customers’ needs first? Then check out newcomer Performance Inspired Nutrition. Performance Inspired Nutrition was started when entrepreneur, actor and producer Mark Wahlberg and former 25-year EBP/CMO/GM at GNC, Tom Dowd, were inspired to ...