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Faces of Iowa

Beginning in the 1930s, at the height of the Great Depression, Iowa State University made it a priority to commission and paint portraits. The commemoration of presidents, deans, accomplished faculty and heralded alumni strove to honor the college’s heritage and legacies. This tradition ...

‘No one had written a book about Iowa’s role in the war’

HUMBOLDT — A Humboldt native who authored an award-winning book about Iowa’s role in the American Civil War is returning to the area for a book signing. Tom Baker, 1978 Humboldt High School graduate, will be at the Humboldt County Historical Museum on Aug. 25 to answer questions about ...

Patriot Day bus trip set for Sept. 11

SAC CITY — A bus trip from Sac City on Sept. 11 offers a chance to see two of Iowa’s best attractions. The trip includes a tour of the Gold Star Museum at Camp Dodge in Johnston and a visit to the Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Van Meter. The trip is being organized by Peggy Dettmann, of Sac ...

Lifetree Cafe topics for August announced

Lifetree Cafe at Cana, 18 S. Third St., will hold programs at noon and 7 p.m. on the following days and topics: • Aug. 7: “Family Secrets: What Mama never told us.” How to navigate unexpected family secrets will be discussed in a program that features the exclusive filmed ...

Sac City event will honor first responders

SAC CITY — An event honoring first responders will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Sac City Monument Square. Firefighters, law enforcement officers and EMTs risk their lives so that all can enjoy a safer place to live. Americorps, Community Partnerships for Protecting Children, New ...

Crazy Horse family members to appear in Fort Dodge

Crazy Horse family members Floyd Clown, Doug War Eagle, and author William Matson will be available to discuss and sign their book “Crazy Horse: The Lakota Warrior’s Life and Legacy” from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 13 at the Fort Dodge Public Library, 424 Central Ave. The Crazy Horse ...

Dragon boats — the bash is back

The annual Badger Lake Dragon Boat Bash will return to Fort Dodge for its 22nd year Friday and Saturday at Badger Lake in John F. Kennedy Memorial Park. The fun begins when the gates open at 5:30 p.m. Friday. From there, there will be a team dinner, a silent auction and children’s games ...

Desiring the Arts

Talent from all over the country, from professionals to students will be featured in a festival of music, visual arts and performance at the fourth annual Desiring The Arts this week. The show begins Thursday with a Night of Gershwin and American Standards, and continues through Sunday at ...

Kris Lager Band to perform in Lake View

LAKE VIEW — Lake View will host one of Omaha’s best, the Kris Lager Band, at 5 p.m. Saturday for the Stone Pier Concert Series at Black Hawk Lake. The concert is free. The Kris Lager Band plays all kinds of music from groove music, to love songs, to R&B, to even gospel music. ...

Final King Band summer concert is today

The final concert of the 2018 summer season by the Karl L. King Municipal Band of Fort Dodge will be held at 7:30 p.m. today at the Karl L. King Bandshell in Oleson Park. Admission is free, courtesy of the City of Fort Dodge. Conductor of the Band is Jerrold P. Jimmerson, with Dr. David Klee ...

Selwyn Birchwood is bringing his sound to FD

Selwyn Birchwood and his band are set to headline Blues Under the Trees at Frontier Sports Park in Fort Dodge on July 28. Birchwood is on tour to promote his 2017 album release, “Pick Your Poison.” The 13-song album is all written, produced and arranged by Birchwood. He will perform ...

Sweet sounds, courtesy of the Lizard Creek Blues Society

The Lizard Creek Blues Society is swinging into its annual Blues Under The Trees fest with slow rock and smooth vocal vibrations from a local, national and international artist lineup. Blues is kept in the heart of Americana and often tells stories of love, soul and passion. African ...

Two downtown sculptures show Arts R Alive in Webster City

WEBSTER CITY — Art is alive and blossoming in Downtown Webster City, thanks to two new sculptures which have been installed at the corner of Second and Des Moines streets. The Arts R Alive in Webster City committee held a sculpture reveal July 12. Janet Adams, of Arts R Alive, ...

Klee, Amhofs will join King Band

Tonight’s concert by the Karl L. King Municipal Band of Fort Dodge will be held at the Karl L. King Band Shell in Oleson Park. Admission is free, courtesy of the City of Fort Dodge. Conductor of the Band is Jerrold P. Jimmerson. There will be an ice cream social, starting around 6:30 pm, ...

‘Beauty and The Beast Jr.’

Stage Door Productions is going big this year. The annual youth musical will feature a cast of 85 as it brings the Disney classic “Beauty and the Beast Jr.” to the Fort Dodge stage. With young performers from kindergarten all the way up through 12th grade, directors have had to rely ...

Hometown guy to bring rock and roll art to the Blanden

Fort Dodge Senior High graduate Jay Christensen will showcase his collection of rock and roll photographs he’s taken at many concerts throughout the United States in an exhibit at the Blanden Memorial Art Museum called, “This One Goes to 11: Images of Rock.” The exhibit will be in ...

Jake McVey to headline Veterans Appreciation Concert in Humboldt

HUMBOLDT — An Iowa-born country music artist will headline the third Veterans Appreciation Concert this weekend, which will raise money for veterans across the state. Jake McVey, a 1999 graduate of Mediapolis High School in Mediapolis, will take the stage at the Veterans Appreciation ...

King Band hopes to offer something for everyone

Each week during June and July, the Karl L. King Municipal Band presents its Sunday evening concerts in Oleson Park at the Karl L. King Band Shell. Each week they present a wide variety of band music to appeal to all ages and musical tastes. This week’s concert on today is no exception ...

Ben Ahlers gets a taste of the big time in ‘The Closet’

It may not be Broadway, but it’s certainly in the right neighborhood. Fort Dodge Senior High graduate Ben Ahlers is living out his dream, not to mention stepping closer to his career on the stage, this summer as he appears on-stage at the Williamstown Theatre Festival alongside Tony ...

Bicyclists will race through downtown FD for second Rock N’ Rail 1850

Bicyclists from around the country will be racing through historic downtown Fort Dodge on Saturday for the second annual Rock N’ Rail 1850. “Expect to see speed, expect to see color and teams working together to help their team members win the race,” Meg Beshey, the race organizer, ...