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Badgerfest is fun, memorable

BADGER — Memories of carrying a banner for the Badger Public Library as a kid during the Badgerfest parade and later watching adults try to climb a greased pole with a $100 bill at the top always stuck with Mandy Gascho. So when she found out Badgerfest was not going to continue a few years ...

Heritage Days brings community together

POCAHONTAS — For one weekend a year, Heritage Days brings people from the Pocahontas area back together — even those who have moved away, according to Carmella Schultes, director of the Pocahontas Chamber of Commerce. “It just really pulls the community together and it brings people ...

King Band concert is today

The second concert for the 2018 summer season by the Karl L. King Municipal Band will be held beginning at 7:30 p.m. today in the Karl L. King Band Shell at Oleson Park. There is no admission charge, since these concerts are provided by the city of Fort Dodge. Conductor Jerrold P. Jimmerson has ...

Army band coming to Fort Dodge

Musical representatives of the U.S. Army are coming to Fort Dodge next month. The United States Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus will perform beginning at 7 p.m. July 10 in Decker Auditorium at Iowa Central Community College. Free tickets are available at The Messenger, 713 Central ...

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Moms Demand Action group to meet

The local Moms Demand Action group will meet at 6:45 p.m. Monday at the Fort Dodge Public Library, 424 Central Ave. According to the national website at www.momsdemandaction.org, the group Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America was created to demand action from state and federal ...

Chicken noodle dinner is fundraiser

WEBSTER CITY — The Webster City Congregate Meals is having a chicken noodle dinner as a fundraising event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Congregate Meals in the Senior Center Building at 749 Second St. in Webster City The menu will include chicken noodles, mashed potatoes and gravy, green ...

1963 Gowrie class reunion approaches

GOWRIE — The 1963 class of Prairie Community, Gowrie, will hold its 55th class reunion on July 3 at Mulligans, 601 Fourth St., Gowrie Country Club, Gowrie. Happy Hour begins at 4 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Please RSVP by June 20 to Phyllis Anderson Peterson at ...

Going the Distance event is Tuesday

Going the Distance for Disabilities will be held on Tuesday at Rosedale Rapids. It is a two-mile walk, run, or push. The proceeds go to the special needs programs in Fort Dodge as well as towns in the area. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the run will start at 10 a.m.

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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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Throntveit

EAGLE GROVE — Ashley Nicole Carpenter and Thomas Michael Throntveit, of Eagle Grove, were married on Feb. 17, 2018, at Rustix in Humboldt. Parents of the couple are Robert and Diana Carpenter, of Webster City; and Michael and Christina Throntveit, of Eagle Grove. Maid of honor was Morgan ...

Beneke — Murphy

WEST DES MOINES — Alyson Beneke and Andrei Murphy, both of West Des Moines are engaged. Parents of the couple are Bob and Brenda Beneke of Palmer and Clayton and Julie Murphy of Des Moines. A July 21 wedding is planned. She is currently a senior human resources generalist at Wright ...

Scott — Yunginger

BADGER — Rebecca Scott, of Badger, and Eric Yunginger, of Sac City, are engaged. Parents of the couple are Mike and Jane Scott, of Badger, and Dale and Linda Yunginger, of Algona. A June 2 wedding is planned. Scott graduated from Fort Dodge Senior High School in 2000. She earned her ...

Lambert — Larson

MOORLAND — Josie Lambert and Brett Larson, both of Moorland, are engaged. Parents of the couple are Marshall and Donna Lambert, of Paton; Alan Larson, of Gowrie; and Sharon Fevold, of Moorland. An Aug. 4 wedding is planned. Lambert is a graduate of Iowa Central Community College in Fort ...

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Judy Franzmeier will celebrate 80th birthday

PALMER — Judy Franzmeier, of Palmer, will celebrate her 80th birthday on Saturday. She is a former nurses aide who worked for many years at Pocahontas Community Hospital. Cards may be sent to her at 58406 209th Ave., Palmer, IA 50571. Her family includes her husband, Merle Franzmeier; ...

Werling — 50 years

INDEPENDENCE — Edward and Connie Werling. of Independence, will celebrate their 50th anniversary with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. on June 30 at the American Legion in Quasqueton. Cards may be sent to them at 2602 Parrish Ave., Independence, IA 50544. Their family includes Jeff and ...

Steigleder — 50 years

HUMBOLDT — Fred and Monnie Steigleder, of Humboldt, celebrated their 50th anniversary on Friday. Cards may be sent to them at 702 Eighth St. S., Humboldt, IA 50548. Their family include Tammy and Jason Sanders of Clive, and Troy and Amy Steigleder of Libertyville. They have five ...

Nelsons — 50 years

BADGER — Selmer and Hazel Nelson, of Badger, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday. Cards may be sent to them at 311 First St. SW, Apt. C2, Badger, IA 50516. Their family includes Tamara Porter, of Fort Dodge. They have one grandchild and two ...

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Arrivals: June 17, 2018

TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER VAZQUEZ — Susana, Humboldt, a girl, Saturday, June 2, 2018. SNOW — Hali, Fort Dodge, a boy, Sunday, June 3, 2018. BLAKE — Alexis and Caleb, Fort Dodge, a girl, Sunday, June 3, 2018. STUMPF — Kayli and Josh, Otho, a boy, Wednesday, June 6, ...

Arrivals: June 10, 2018

Arrivals TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER BISHOP — Ashley and Kyle, Fort Dodge, a girl, Thursday, May 24, 2018. HIRSCH — Ashley and Tyler, Paton, a girl, Friday, May 25, 2018. KOENIG — Stefanie and Jonathan, Fort Dodge, a boy, Friday, May 25, 2018. YOURDON — Brooklynn, Fort Dodge, ...

Arrivals

IOWA SPECIALTY HOSPITAL MOORE-REES — Emily and Adina, Dakota City, a girl, Maliyah Rae Moore-Rees, Sunday, May 20, 2018. Grandparents are Mercy Davis, Minnesota; Diana Nash, Humboldt; and Deb Koestner-Rees, Fort Dodge. Great-grandparents are Sandy Jordison, Coalville, and Vi Rees, Fort ...

Arrivals: May 20, 2018

TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER ARMSTRONG — Anna and Nicholas, Badger, a boy, Saturday, May 5, 2018. SEEHUSEN — Amy and Peter, Pocahontas, a boy, Monday, May 7, 2018. VARNES — Brianna, Fort Dodge, a boy, Monday, May 7, 2018. GAILLARD — Leah and Matt, Fort Dodge, a girl, Tuesday, ...

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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 ...