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Dayton Rodeo returns

DAYTON — Daring cowboys will see how long they can stay on top of raging bulls during the upcoming Dayton Championship Rodeo. Watching people atop 2,000 pounds of hopping mad hamburger will be far from the only attraction during the four days of events. Barrel racing, steer wrestling, ...

‘Present/Tense’

A Fort Dodge native recently came home to exhibit his sculptures in his hometown for the first time. “Present/Tense” is a joint exhibit of works from artists Tom Gormally and his wife, Malayka Gormally. Though the couple now resides in Seattle, Washington, Tom Gormally grew up in Fort ...

Manson Meridian Singers board announces new director

MANSON — The Manson Meridian Singers board is pleased to announce that Mary Jo Laupp has accepted the director position for the 2019-2020 season, with Trish Mernka serving as the new accompanist. Laupp comes to the group with an extensive musical background. A Michigan native, she moved ...

Wheat from chaff

HOMER — While the majority of the tractors seen on local fields in the area are now green or red, once upon a time, many of them sported other colors and could be purchased at the local Gambles Hardware or co-op. Some restored examples of those fine old machines can be seen on Saturday and ...

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Noon Book Club to meet Tuesday

WEBSTER CITY — The Kendall Young Library Noon Book Club will meet at noon on Tuesday at the library. The book is “This Blessed Earth: A Year in the Life of an American Family Farm” by Ted Genoways.

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. “A Dog’s Journey” will be shown. Popcorn and beverages provided. No registration is required.

Garden Club to meet Tuesday

The Fort Dodge Federated Garden Club will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Lion’s Den, 731 Exposition Drive. The serving committee is Jan Krass and Barb Messerly. The program will be making tray favors for the nursing home. Roll call is “Did you try any of Jeff Becker’s February ideas?” ...

KYL End of Summer Tech Days Wednesday

WEBSTER CITY — Kendall Young Library, Webster City, is holding End of Summer Tech Days for kindergarten through fourth grade students from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Wednesday.

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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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Johnson — Watters

CRYSTAL, Minn. — Elizabeth Johnson and Jared Watters, both of Fort Dodge, are engaged. Parents of the couple are Michael and Amy Johnson, of Fort Dodge, and Denny and Jackie Watters, of Fort Dodge. A Feb. 8, 2020, wedding is planned. Johnson has a bachelor of science degree in event ...

VanWaes — Kenyon

CLARE — Jessica VanWaes and Mike Kenyon, both of Clare, are engaged. Parents of the couple are Ben and Phyllis Rogers, of Barnum, and Joe and Peggy Kenyon, of Mallard. An Oct. 12 wedding is planned. VanWaes has a bachelor of science degree in business administration. She is employed at ...

Schminke — Baardson

WEST DES MOINES — Molly Schminke and Taylor Baardson, both of West Des Moines, are engaged. Parents of the couple are Kevin and Sarah Schminke, of Fort Dodge, and David and Kristen Baardson, of Fort Dodge. An Aug. 17 wedding is planned. Schminke is a 2013 graduate of Fort Dodge Senior ...

Macdonald — Walsh

ST. PETERS, Mo. — Kaily Macdonald of Gowrie and Christopher Walsh, of St. Peters, Missouri, are engaged to be married. Parents of the couple are Stacey Cline, of Gowrie; Lysle and Trisha Macdonald,of Story City; and Kevin and Janet Walsh, of St. Peters, Missouri. An Aug. 17 wedding is ...

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Jensen — 70th birthday

Dave Jensen, of Farnhamville, turns 70 today. Cards may be sent to him at PO Box 454, Farnhamville, IA 50538. His family includes his wife, Marilyn, and Christopher Jensen, John Honeyman, Leah and Luis Rosado, and Rachel and Eric Bill. He has four grandchildren.. He taught for over 30 ...

Harklau — 50 years

Larry and Ardyce Harklau, of Fort Dodge, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday. Their family includes Amy Campero, Katie Harklau, and Sara and Matt Winkel. They have 10 grandchildren. They were married at Corpus Christi Church on Aug. 30, 1969, and built a home on a ...

Taylor — 50 years

Dr. David and Marlys Taylor, of Fort Dodge, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Thursday. Cards may be sent to them at 1731 Jonathan Drive, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. Their family includes Heather Taylor and Roland Joeres of Freising, Germany; Brooke and Jay Kammerer, of Fort Dodge; ...

Gunderson — 60 years

HUMBOLDT — Bruce and Linda Gunderson, of Humboldt, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Sept. 6. Cards may be sent to them at 205 Sumner Ave., Humboldt, IA 50548. Their family includes Molly Peaton, of Humboldt; Todd and Pam Gunderson, of Ellicott City, Maryland; and Beth ...

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Arrivals: Aug. 25, 2019

TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER BERTE — Brienne and Matt Berte, Humboldt, a boy, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. KRAFT — Michelle Kraft, Fort Dodge, a boy, Friday, Aug. 16, 2019. WHITTINGTON — Tatum and Kyle Whittington, Lehigh, a girl, Friday, Aug. 16, 2019. FURMAN — Tricia Furman, ...

Arrivals: Aug. 18, 2019

TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER MORELOCK — Shayla Morelock, Fort Dodge, a boy, Thursday, Aug.1, 2019. DIXON — Courtney and Nikolas Dixon, Fort Dodge, a girl, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. JOHNSON — Tasha and James Johnson, Badger, a boy, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019. RHOLL — Lyndsey and Brandon ...

Arrivals: Aug. 11, 2019

TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER SHIMON — Cara and Nelson Shimon, Pocahontas, a boy, Saturday, July 27, 2019. GODDARD — Nicole Goddard, Fort Dodge, a girl, Sunday, July 28, 2019. STEINKAMP — Macy Steinkamp, Rockwell City, a boy, Tuesday, July 30, 2019. SMITH — Jayde and Austyn ...

Arrivals: Aug. 4, 2019

TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER GAMBILL — Anna Gambill, Fort Dodge, a boy, Monday, July 22, 2019. GRUVER — Connie and Jason Gruver, Fort Dodge, a girl, Monday, July 22, 2019. KRAMER-GARRETT — Heidi Kramer-Garrett and Steven Garrett, Fort Dodge, a girl, Monday, July 22, ...