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King Band concert will include patriotic music

The Karl L. King Municipal Band of Fort Dodge will continue the 2019 summer concert season at 7:30 p.m. today with a concert at the Karl L. King Band Shell in Oleson Park. There is no admission charge, courtesy of the cCity of Fort Dodge. In case of inclement weather, the concert may be ...

‘Fiancee of danger’

Marie Marvingt was not one to sit still for very long. Her resume seems better suited for a character in an action movie than a French woman who was born in 1875. It includes flying planes and balloons, riding the Tour de France bike route, climbing mountains and dominating winter sports. She ...

How dads shape us will be topic at Lifetree Cafe

The impact of fathers on children will be examined noon Tuesday at Lifetree Cafe at Cana, 18 S. Third St. The program, titled “A Father’s Power: How Dads Shape Us — for Better or Worse,” includes a filmed interview with former gang member and current father Mark DeEsparza. “I ...

The Steinway Victory Vertical Piano Project

The Victory Vertical Piano Project is coming to Fort Dodge Friday at 7 p.m. at Tompkins Celebration Center at Friendship Haven. Rural Humboldt native Dr. Garik Pedersen will present this historical tribute. The Fort Dodge Fine Arts Association is bringing the event to town. It is free, but ...

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KYL preschool storytime Tuesday

WEBSTER CITY — Kendall Young Library, Webster City, is holding preschool storytime for children ages 3 to 6 years from 10:45 to 11:15 a.m. Tuesday at the library.

KYL Bingo & Bites Thursday

WEBSTER CITY — Kendall Young Library, Webster City, is holding Bingo & Bites from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday. The bingo night is for adults only and is free. There will be snacks and prizes for the winners.

Friends of FDPL to hold Wet-n-Wild Tuesday

The Friends of the Fort Dodge Public Library will host Wet-n-Wild Water at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the library, 424 Central Ave. Children of all ages are welcome to attend but must be accompanied by an adult. There is no registration or fee for this program.

KYL to host magic show Wednesday

WEBSTER CITY — Kendall Young Library, Webster City, is hosting Rick Eugene’s magic show from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the library.

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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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English — Schmidt

Marita English and Donald Schmidt, both of Fort Dodge, are engaged. Parents of the couple are Jim and Susan English, of Clare, and the late Kenneth and Donna Schmidt, of Barnum. An Aug. 17, 2019, wedding is planned. English is a 1995 graduate of Saint Edmond High School and is an ...

Bush — Engler

Amanda Bush and John Engler, both of Fort Dodge, are engaged. Parents of the couple are Joe and Jill Bush and Mike and Helaine Engler, all of Fort Dodge. A June 22 wedding is planned in Fort Dodge. Bush is a 2012 graduate of Manson Northwest Webster in Manson. She received her bachelor’s ...

Hanson — Nelson

Melissa Hanson of Duncombe and Cameron Nelson of Fort Dodge are engaged. Parents of the couple are Kenny and Janice Hanson, of Duncombe, and Quintin and Rhonda Nelson, of Fort Dodge. A June 29 wedding is planned. Hanson is a 2007 graduate of Webster City High School and received an ...

Steck

DAYTON — Shawna Nelson and Aaron Steck, both of Dayton, were married Jan. 26, 2019, at United Methodist Church in Dayton. Parents of the couple are Erin and Virgil Nelson, of Fort Dodge, and Mark and Valerie Steck of Harcourt. Alexa Leadley and Amanda Lyon were the maids of honor. ...

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Ault — 50 years

CLINTON, Wis. — Richard (Dick) and Linda Ault, formerly of Fort Dodge, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday. Cards may be sent to 404 E. Burr St., Clinton, WI 53525. Their family includes their daughter, Cindy Ault-Linney. They have two grandchildren. Dick Ault and ...

Thompson — 40 years

SAC CITY — Bill and Sharon Thompson, of Sac City, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary today. Cards may be sent to them at 1019 Early St., Sac City, IA 50583. Their family includes Mike and Rachael Kowbel, of Iowa City, and Timothy and Emily Thompson, of Fort Dodge. They 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 Mustang” will be shown. Popcorn and beverages provided. No registration is required.

Mason — 85 years old

LaVon Mason, of Fort Dodge, will celebrate her 85th birthday on Friday. Cards may be sent to her at 2805 Sixth Ave. N., Apt. 111, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. Her family includes Wayne and Shelly Mason, of Fort Dodge. She has three grandsons and seven great-grandchildren. Her son, Marc Mason, is ...

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Arrivals: June 16, 2019

TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER MILLER — Rilee Miller, Fort Dodge, a girl, Friday, June 7, 2019. HARRIS — Kristine and Cody Harris, Fort Dodge, a girl, Friday, June 7, 2019. ASHBROOK — Baileigh and Lukas Ashbrook, Fort Dodge, a girl, Saturday, June 8, 2019. RIDLEY — Charmaine ...

Arrivals: June 9, 2019

TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER BARNETT — Allison Barnett, Fort Dodge, a girl, Friday, May 24, 2019. IRLE — Karee Irle, Fort Dodge, a boy, Saturday, May 25, 2019. HEFLEY — Hayle and Colin Hefley, Fort Dodge, a girl, Sunday, May 26, 2019. SOSA — Evelyn and David Sosa, Fort Dodge, ...

Arrivals: June 2, 2019

TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER MALPICA-BLANCO — Maria Malpica-Blanco, Webster City, a girl, Saturday, May 18, 2019. SUMMERS — Mindy Summers, Lehigh, a girl, Monday, May 20, 2019. CASTOR — Katelin and Noah Castor, Fort Dodge, a girl, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. ARTIS — Ameesha Artis, ...

Arrivals: May 26, 2019

TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER LOGAN — Odefey Logan, Fort Dodge, a boy, Wednesday, May 15, 2019. SOPPELAND — Kylie Soppeland, Fort Dodge, a boy, Friday, May 17, 2019. HAGAR – Tiffany and Cody Hagar, Fort Dodge, a boy, Friday, May 17, 2019. IOWA SPECIALTY HOSPITAL HOWARD — ...