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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 ...

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,” ...

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 ...

Wanted: visitors

There are a lot of interesting, fun and diverse objects in the collection of the Fort Museum & Frontier Village. Some of them are still in need of being sorted, labeled and displayed properly. Heather Jensen, as the Fort’s new curator, will be doing that. She started her duties ...

Iowa Central to present annual Curtain Call

The Iowa Central Community College Triton Dance Team has been working hard this year preparing for shows and competitions. One of those shows is the 12th annual Curtain Call featuring the Triton Dancers. It is Saturday, at 7 p.m., at the Decker Auditorium on the Iowa Central main campus. ...

Fort will gear up for summer with fun events

There’s a lot of events coming up soon at the Fort Museum & Frontier Village. The season is kicking off May 3-5. Misty Mackay, with the Fort Museum, said there will be a special event to start the season. “We’re having a ‘Night at the Museum’ on the third and fourth,” ...

Ready for Easter? Here are some local activities

FORT DODGE Moose Lodge Easter Egg Hunt is April 20 The men and women of the Fort Dodge Moose Lodge are preparing for its annual Easter Egg Hunt. The hunt is scheduled for Saturday, April 20, at Dodger Stadium, Fort Dodge. Registration is 10:45 a.m. until noon. The cost is 50 cents per ...

The annual D/SAOC Cake Auction is Saturday

Cakes are being baked, raffle tickets are being sold and auction items are being organized in preparation for the Domestic/Sexual Assault Outreach Center’s annual Cake Auction. The 24th annual event will be held Saturday at the Iowa Central Community College East Campus, 2031 Quail Ave. ...

Go Big, Go Dodgers

Programmable robots, metal workshop tools, and headphones are just some examples of materials that have enhanced learning in the Fort Dodge Community School District. And each of those materials are things the Fort Dodge Community School Foundation has gifted to teachers, which in turn ...

Taste of Kosovo

Iowa Central Community College culinary arts students will be dishing up authentic Kosovar food on Friday during a fundraiser that will help support a youth exchange between Fort Dodge and its sister city of Gjakova, Kosovo. The fundraiser, called Taste of Kosovo, will be held Willow Ridge ...

King Band wraps up winter season

The third and final indoor concert for the 2019 winter season by the Karl L. King Municipal Band of Fort Dodge will be held at 3:30 p.m. on April 7 in the Decker Auditorium on the campus of Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge. There is no admission charge, since these concerts are ...

Money Smart Week includes shredding event, retirement workshop

Two popular events are returning to Fort Dodge during Money Smart Week, March 30-April 6. Money Smart Week is sponsored annually by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago to remind Americans that we’re never done learning and improving financial well-being. Local events in the Fort Dodge area ...

A barbershop bonanza

Saturday Night Barbershop is the 2019 Harmony Brigade Annual Show featuring guest quartets that are some of the best in the world. This year the Milwaukee High School quadruplet sensation group Vintage Mix, 2018 International Senior Quartet Champions St. Croix Crossing and 2008 ...

Cornbelt Chorus Presents Wayback Barbershop Friday and Saturday

ALGONA — Enjoy the madness and music of time travel as the Cornbelt Chorus presents its spring show Wayback Barbershop on Friday in Emmetsburg and Saturday in Algona. The Friday show is at 7 p.m. in the Emmetsburg High School Auditorium. Saturday’s shows are at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the ...

St. Mary’s gala set in Humboldt

HUMBOLDT — The St. Mary’s fundraising gala will be held Saturday at Rustix Event Center in downtown Humboldt. Gala 2019 will be the 16th annual fundraising event for St. Mary School. This event traditionally nets more than $100,000 that is used directly to support the school. This ...

Rockhounds return

For fans of fun with fossils, glee with gems, madness about minerals, and joy about jewelry, the annual River Valley Rockhounds Gem, Mineral, Jewelry and Fossil Show is just around the bend at the next fossil bed. The show is scheduled for March 30 and 31 at the Webster County ...

‘The Butler Did It, Again’

Hawkeye Community Theatre is bringing back the Dinner Theatre in March. Directed by veteran director Michael Shoopman, the fast-paced mystery comedy, written by Tim Kelly, “The Butler Did It, Again” will be presented March 27 through March 30 at 7 p.m., with an additional matinee at 2 ...

Carnival for a canine

Training is well underway for the dog that will help serve students of all ages at Manson Northwest Webster schools. To help Lady finish her training and become a full-time therapy dog, MNW Elementary School is hosting a carnival Thursday. The event will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the ...

Take a peek

Almost Home’s 11th annual Fur Ball is sneaking up like a cat stalking its favorite toy. Hosted by Fort Dodge Ford Lincoln Toyota and sponsored by Nestle Purina PetCare, the Fur Ball will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday in the Fort Dodge Ford Lincoln Toyota showroom. Guests will enjoy ...