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Showcase Is a ‘Musical Journey’ with Iowa Central Community College

Iowa Central Community College is ready to showcase its talented music department students in “A Musical Journey.” The concert will be Wednesday at 1 p.m.; and Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m. at Decker Auditorium on the Iowa Central Campus. The concert is free. Will Lopes, director of ...

Fort Dodge Senior High presents ‘Big Fish’

Fort Dodge Senior High is hard at work to present its 92nd annual musical, “Big Fish,” which is based on Daniel Wallace’s 1998 novel “Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions” and the 2003 film “Big Fish.” “’Big Fish’ is a story with two major themes,” ...

Stay A-Breast

A fundraiser that started as a 4-H citizenship project by a then 12-year-old sixth-grader has generated more than $50,000 for breast cancer patients since it began five years ago. And Fort Dodgers who want to add to that total can do so once again this year by swimming laps during the annual ...

Iowa Master Conservationist Program to begin

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will offer the Iowa Master Conservationist Program starting May 21. The program will take place at different locations within Hamilton, Humboldt, Webster and Wright Counties, providing participants with hands-on interaction showing the diversity of ...

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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.

KYL Teen Lounge is Tuesday, Wednesday

WEBSTER CITY — The Kendall Young Library will host Teen Lounge from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday at the library for teens in sixth to 12th grades. Crafts, snacks, board games, laptops, Wii games and more.

KYL bilingual storytime Saturday

WEBSTER CITY — Kendall Young Library, Webster City, is holding a bilingual storytime at 2 p.m. Saturday. Join us for a Walk in the Woods to read books and do a fun craft to help encourage a love of reading in English and Spanish.

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 “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley. Copies of the book are available at the library’s check-out desk. New members are always welcome. Feel free to bring a sack lunch.

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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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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. ...

Phillips

NORWALK — Jill Brungardt and Steve Phillips, both of Norwalk, were married on Oct. 27, 2018, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Fort Dodge. Parents of the couple are Ann and Bill Brungardt, of Fort Dodge, and Rick and Deana Phillips, of Lerna, Illinois. Janell Nemitz was the maid of ...

Elias

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Rachel Ann Burres and Thomas Christopher Elias were married on Dec. 9, 2018, at the Orpheum Theater in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Parents of the couple are Mark and Deborah Burres, of Eagle Grove; Tom Elias, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and the late Elaine ...

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 ...

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Hoversten — 90 years old

ALGONA — Dorothy Hoversten, of Algona, formerly of Bode, will celebrate her 90th birthday on Saturday. Cards may be sent to her at 412 West Kennedy, Algona, IA 50511. Her family includes Richard and Paula Hoversten, of Goodyear, Arizona; Jane and Kent Westphal, of Le Mars; Joan and John ...

Plagge — 80 years old

LaVern Plagge, of Fort Dodge, will celebrate his 80th birthday on Saturday. Cards may be sent to him at 712 Kenyon Road, No. 312, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. His family includes his wife Mary; Mike and Sarah Plagge, of Fort Dodge; Craig Plagge, of Fort Dodge; and Tim and Kris Plagge, of Cedar ...

Kelly — 90 years old

Betty Kelly, of Fort Dodge, will celebrate her 90th birthday with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. on April 28 at the Corpus Christi Parish Center, 405 N. Eighth St. Her family includes Margaret Kelly, Mary Kelly, Tom and Kitty Kelly, Tricia and Bill Kikendall, Dave and Sue Kelly, and Ann and ...

Wood — 50 years

Jim and Judy Wood, of Fort Dodge, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on April 21. Cards may be sent to them at 2515 27th Ave. N., Fort Dodge, IA 50501 Their family includes Troy and Connie Jamieson, of Somerset, Kentucky; Shari Hughes, of Fort Dodge; Michelle and Jim Syferd, of ...

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Knudson — 80 years old

Gerry Knudson, of Fort Dodge, will celebrate his 80th birthday with an open house from 1 to 5 p.m. on May 5 at Loomis Park. His family includes Eileen Helmers, Marti and Johnny Williams, and Cheryl and Bill Cerwick, all of Fort Dodge. He has seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. ...

Arrivals: April 21, 2019

TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER MCCARTHY — Mallory McCarthy, Fort Dodge, a boy, Tuesday, April 9, 2019. CAMPBELL — Jamie and Aaron Campbell, Callender, a girl, Wednesday, April 10, 2019. SANCHEZ — Crystal and Manuel Sanchez, Fort Dodge, a boy, Wednesday, April 10, 2019. KINGLAND ...

Arrivals: April 14, 2019

TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER LEADLEY — Alexa and Tyler Leadley, Fort Dodge, a girl, Thursday, April 4, 2019. CRAFT — Anna and Tyler Craft, Moorland, a boy, Friday, April 5, 2019. CLAYTON — Shakiya Clayton, Fort Dodge, a girl, Monday, April 8, 2019. IOWA SPECIALTY HOSPITAL DAY ...

Arrivals: April 7, 2019

TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER JERGENS — Kelsie and Josh Jergens, Fort Dodge, a boy, Wednesday, March 27, 2019. BASHIR — Crystal Bashir, Fort Dodge, a girl, Thursday, March 28, 2019. MAPLE — Jayde and Caleb Maple, Fort Dodge, a boy, Sunday, March 31, 2019. SEEHUSEN — Elise and ...