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Community Orchard to celebrate Apple Fest

Bring family and friends out to the Community Orchard to enjoy fall food, experience the Back 40 Playground, explore the corn maze, and pick your favorite pumpkin in the pumpkin patch during the 33rd annual celebration of fall during Applefest. “Apple Fest is a fall tradition for family ...

During the 2016 Cruise to the Woods car show, Robin Marler, of Omaha, climbs on board a 1955 Chevrolet School Bus that a group of 10 friends built and customized. The bus has a 460 engine making 480 horsepower, and has been on power tours all across the country.

Cruise to the Woods

There will be plenty of vintage cars on display during the first Sunday in October during the annual car show called Cruise to the Woods. The cruise will begin at several spots across the state, and all of the classic cars will end up at the former Sunkissed Meadows Golf Course in Fort ...

Shellabration has announced LOCASH as the headliner of the inaugural Downtown County Jam in downtown Fort Dodge. The event takes place Sept. 23 with gates opening at 5:30 p.m.

LOCASH to headline Downtown Country Jam

Country music stars LOCASH are set to headline Shellabration’s first ever Downtown Country Jam this Saturday. This new venture will replace the organization’s annual fall Oktoberfest themed event that took place at Oleson Park each of the past eight years. “In our present desire to do ...

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The Blanden Memorial Art Museum is holding an exhibit of works by Daniel Rhodes, a Fort Dodge native.

Blanden show features FD ceramic artist

The Blanden Memorial Art Museum is exhibiting the work of American ceramic artist and Iowa native Daniel Rhodes. Rhodes was born in Fort Dodge in 1911. As a youth, his ability was honed through summer courses at the Art Institute of Chicago, and by the age of 18, he left home to pursue a ...

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Author Flowerday to visit KYL Thursday

WEBSTER CITY — The Kendall Young Library will host local author, Jasmine Flowerday, at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday at the library. Flowerday will discuss her recently published fictional novel “Veiled Embers”. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.

IRSP to meet Oct. 2 at Riverside Methodist

The Webster County Unit of Iowa Retired School Personnel will meet at noon on Oct. 2 at Riverside Methodist Church, 610 Ave. C. The noon lunch will be catered by the church women. The program will be Citizens on Central. Volunteer hours, books, and scholarship money will be collected. ...

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Freeman benefit to be held Saturday

EMMETSBURG — A benefit for Kort Freeman will be held from 1 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Palo Alto County Fairgrounds. A bean bag tournament will begin at 1 p.m., warm up at 12:30 p.m., to register call Stephanie Mehan at (712) 480-0252 or Ashley Green at (712) 304-4159; meal and silent auction ...

Valentine’s warning: Affectionate action poses risk, reward

Little Amber blasted through the door separating her TK class from the big wild kingdom that is the school playground. That apple of her eye may as well have had a target on his face. His radiant freckles and gingered blonde hair glimmering in the sun; the little girl bounded toward the ...

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Christy Headlee and Jason Lumsden

Headlee — Lumsden

Christy Headlee and Jason Lumsden, both of Fort Dodge, are engaged. Parents of the couple are Kathy and Al Thorson, of Fort Dodge; Bob Gibbs, of Fort Dodge; the late Sandy and Richard Davis and the late Dave Van Every. A Nov. 18 wedding is planned. Headlee earned her L.P.N. from Iowa ...

Andrew Augustine and Jenny Murtha

Murtha — Augustine

Jenny Murtha and Andrew Augustine, both of Cedar Rapids, are engaged. Parents of the couple are Scott and Jeani Murtha, of Cedar Rapids; and Jim and Margo Augustine, of Fort Dodge. A Sept. 23 wedding is planned. Murtha earned her bachelor of arts degree in secondary education from St. ...

Kyle Larsen and 
Abigail Sparks

Sparks — Larsen

CLARE — Abigail Sparks, of Iowa City, and Kyle Larsen, of Clare, are engaged. Parents of the couple are Walter and Amy Sparks, of Iowa City; and Glen and Brenda Larsen of Clare. A Sept. 23 wedding is planned. Sparks graduated from West High School, Iowa City, in 2012 and from Iowa State ...

Abby and Jon Hansen

Hansen — Ault

Abby Ault and Jon Hansen, both of Mason City, were married June 24 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Rockwell. Parents of the couple are Sharyl Ault, of Fort Dodge, and the late Ronald Ault; Mike Hansen, of Rockwell; and Julie Hansen, of Rockwell. Matron of honor was Alyssa Collier, of Iowa ...

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Jack and Gloria Streff

Streff — 50 years

Jack and Gloria Streff, of Fort Dodge, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Monday. Cards may be sent to them at 1583 Nelson Ave., Fort Dodge, IA 50501. Their family includes John and Katie Streff, of West Des Moines, and Mark and Andrea Wertz of Fort Dodge. They have eight ...

Dorothea and Bruce Watnem

Watnem — 60 years

HUMBOLDT — Bruce and Dorothea Watnem, of Humboldt, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Friday. Cards may be sent to them at 120 Country Club Drive, Humboldt, IA 50548. Their family includes Dan and Lynn Watnem, of Siesta Key, Florida; Deb Watnem and Steve Clark, of ...

Thola and John Satern

Satern — 50 years

HUMBOLDT — John and Thola Satern, of Humboldt, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday at Oxbow Lodge in Humboldt. Cards may be sent to them at 1102 Ninth Ave. S.W., Humboldt, IA 50548. The couple was married on Sept. 23, 1967, at ...

Joe and Betty McBride

McBride — 65 years

Joe and Betty McBride, Sr., of Fort Dodge, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Wednesday. Their family includes John McBride, Pam McBride, Steve McBride, Deb Brown, and Joe McBride, Jr. They have nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Betty Walker and John McBride ...

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Four generations of Lankfords gather

Four generations of Lankfords gathered recently. Pictured from the left:Haylie Emery; Bobbi Jo Potts-Harrison, mother; Sharon Lankford-Potts, grandmother; Donna Lankford, great-grandmother.


5 generations of Rogers gather

Five generations of the Rogers family recently gathered. Pictured seated in the front is Ruth Rogers, great-great-grandmother. Standing from the left: M. Bruce Rogers Jr., great-grandfather; Justine Grove Rogers, mother; Kaden Dean Hart, son; and Jonathan Rogers, grandfather.

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Spiralizing is a new way to eat healthy. It’s making “noodles” out of any and every vegetable, from zucchini to beets to carrots. It’s a simple process to transform produce into long, thin noodles or wide, curly pasta-like ribbons that would be challenging to duplicate by hand. How do ...


Cooking Family Meals with Tea

There is something nostalgic about sitting on the front porch and sharing a glass of tea with neighbors or family that lends to slowing life down and making memories. But have you tried cooking with tea? With September being National Family Meals Month, it's the perfect drink to have on the ...


Harvesting Healthy Meals

The end of the summer season may be fast approaching, but we still have a few weeks to enjoy many of the tastes associated with warmer weather. Gardens and produce departments have an abundance of end-of-summer vegetables just waiting to be added to your meals! With all the readily available ...


5 Habits You Need to Know to Improve Your Metabolism

Metabolism is a word we hear often. But do we actually know what it does and how to take care of our own? The human body is truly amazing. Our body can take the food we eat and the beverages we drink and give us energy. Our bodies then use that energy to perform necessary functions such as ...