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Call of the wild trivia

Questions like “What is the only mammal that can fly?” will be asked during the Call of the Wild — Friends of Webster County Conservation annual fundraiser on Saturday. The answer to that question is a bat — but don’t expect too many other freebies during the nature knowledge ...

Life Lessons

MANSON — Emily Markert was only a senior in high school when her lungs began to fail. Over two lung transplants and multiple complications, her faith and positivity inspired others around her, prompting her and her close friend to write a book. “Life Lessons: The Emily Markert ...

Home in on the lifestyle you love

A popular lifestyle artisan will lead with lifestyle energy at The Messenger’s annual Home, Garden & Lifestyle Show, telling audiences about what she calls “the art of every day.” Michele Brown, of Des Moines, is a locally- and nationally-known personality who specializes in helping ...

Stories of Fort Dodge

February is Black History Month and in that spirit a program honoring local African American history will be on Feb. 23 at 10 a.m. at the Fort Dodge Public Library. Black History month is a good time to walk down memory lane, Sherry Washington, president of the Pleasant Valley Awareness ...

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KYL Movie for Adults Tuesday is ‘First Man’

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

Kendall Young Library Bilingual Storytime is Saturday

WEBSTER CITY — Kendall Young Library, Webster City, is holding a Bilingual Storytime at 2 p.m. Saturday. Join us to read winter themed books and do a fun craft to help encourage a love of reading in English and Spanish.

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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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Meacham

Haley Rustvold, of Fort Dodge, and Blake Meacham, of Sioux City, were married on Sept. 29, 2018, in Fort Dodge. Parents of the couple are Mike and Shelly Rustvold, of Fort Dodge, and Tim and D’Ete Meacham, of Sioux City. Rustvold is a 2012 graduate from Fort Dodge Senior High and ...

Hardy — Hanigan

CHURDAN — Reegan Hardy, of Churdan, and Michael Hanigan, of Dunlap, are engaged. Parents of the couple are Denny and Michelle Hardy, of Churdan, and Jerry and Sheila Hanigan, of Dunlap. A June 15 wedding is planned. Hardy is a 2013 graduate of South Central Calhoun and 2017 graduate of ...

Jaekel

OCEANSIDE, Calif. — Elizabeth Becker and Randy Jaekel, both of Oceanside, California, were married Oct. 6, 2018, at Corpus Christi Church in Fort Dodge. Parents of the couple are Bruce and Deb Becker, of Fort Dodge; Ron Jaekel, of Kansas City, Missouri; and Gary and Kristie Janssen of ...

Twait — Sailor

TUCSON, Ariz. — Lauren Twait and Mitchell Sailor, both of Tucson, Arizona, are engaged. Parents of the couple are Kevin and Cathy Twait, of Manson; Donna Sailor, of Waterloo; and the late Lennon Sailor. An April 20 wedding is planned. Twait is a 2011 graduate of Manson Northwest Webster ...

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Sytsma —80 years old

HARCOURT — Phyllis Sytsma, of Harcourt, will celebrate her 80th birthday on March 4. Cards may be sent to 209 W. Third St., Harcourt, IA 50544 Her family includes Kim and Dan Breen, of Waterville, Ohio; Kris Atkins, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; Kevin and Mia Sytsma, of North Las Vegas, ...

Becker — 80 years old

Sharol Kay Becker, of Fort Dodge, is celebrating her 80th birthday today. Cards may be sent to 23585 237th Ave., Fort Dodge. IA 50501. Her family includes Jess and Lori Becker, of Fort Dodge; Dave and Brenda Becker, of Duncombe; and Bobby Becker, of Fort Dodge. She has three grandchildren and ...

Hartman — 80 years old

MANSON — Mary Lou Hartman, of Manson, formerly of Palmer, celebrated her 80th birthday on Saturday. Cards may be sent to Good Samaritan Society — Manson, 1402 Main St., Manson, IA 50563. Her family includes Melinda and Paul Habben, Palmer; Dale and Kelly Hartman, Britt; and ...

Lilly — 50 years

Darrel and Jolene Lilly of Fort Dodge will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday. Cards may be sent to them at 1404 D St.West, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. Their family includes Sarah and Chad Erwin, of Hinsdale, Illinois. They have three granddaughters. Darrel Lilly and Jolene ...

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Arrivals: Feb. 17, 2019

TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER BAKER — Brittany and Justin Baker, a girl, Thea Alexa Baker, Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. Grandparents are Todd and Kim Eastwood, Fort Dodge; Dale and the late Sharla Baker, Fort Dodge; and Jim and Joline Mattingly, Maricopa, Arizona. EARNEST — Megan and Larry ...

Arrivals: Feb. 10, 2019

TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER ANDERSON — MaKayla Anderson, Lehigh, a girl, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. PEREZ — Chassidy Perez, Fort Dodge, a girl, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. CROUSE — Kaitlyn and Kendall Crouse, Fort Dodge, a boy, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. ROPER — Mindy and Dallas ...

Arrivals: Feb. 3, 2019

IOWA SPECIALTY HOSPITAL LOPEZ — Erin Cuellar and Reinhold Cuellar Lopez, Fort Dodge, a boy, Reinhold Jordan Cuellar Lopez, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. Grandparents are Denis Cuellar and Minerva Porras, Nicaragua, and Ed and Laurie Push, Omaha, Nebraska. DEFOE — Danielle DeFoe, Webster ...

Arrivals: Jan. 27, 2019

TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER FOGELMAN — Rhiannon and Josh Fogelman, Fort Dodge, a girl, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. LEMONDS — Amber and Doug Lemonds, Rockwell City, a boy, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. SMITH — Lasha and Michael Smith, Fort Dodge, a boy, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. HALL — ...