Local Lifestyle

ICCC presents ‘The Election’

Iowa Central Community College students will present their fall play taking on 21st century politics. ‘‘The Election’’ is a comedy by Pulitzer Prize nominated playwright Don Zolidis, and produced with special arrangement by Playscripts, Inc. It will be performed at 7 p.m. each day ...

‘Cabaret: A Night of Musical Theatre’ in a historic setting

Stage Door Productions will be presenting its sixth ‘‘Cabaret: A Night of Musical Theatre’’ this fall at the Ringland-Smeltzer House in Fort Dodge. The show will be held Oct. 12-13 at the home at 1019 Second Ave. S. The doors will open at 6:15 p.m. each day, with the show beginning ...

Honor Flight FUNdraiser is Saturday

People will be able to hit the road and raise money for the Brushy Creek Area Honor Flight on Saturday. Crickets Lounge in Fort Dodge is holding the fundraiser ride with registration beginning at 10 a.m. “We are holding this fundraiser as a way to raise awareness for the Honor Flight,” ...

Community Orchard to celebrate Apple Fest

Bring family and friends out to the Community Orchard to enjoy fall food, experience the Back 40 Playground, explore the corn maze, and pick your favorite pumpkin in the pumpkin patch during the 33rd annual celebration of fall during Applefest. “Apple Fest is a fall tradition for family ...

Cruise to the Woods

There will be plenty of vintage cars on display during the first Sunday in October during the annual car show called Cruise to the Woods. The cruise will begin at several spots across the state, and all of the classic cars will end up at the former Sunkissed Meadows Golf Course in Fort ...

LOCASH to headline Downtown Country Jam

Country music stars LOCASH are set to headline Shellabration’s first ever Downtown Country Jam this Saturday. This new venture will replace the organization’s annual fall Oktoberfest themed event that took place at Oleson Park each of the past eight years. “In our present desire to ...

Groovy ’70s

Grab those platforms, break out that polyester suit and get ready to boogy because this year’s theme for the annual Masquerade for Your Health Ball is the Groovy ‘70s. “Since this year is Shimkat’s 70th anniversary, we decided to tie that into the theme,’’ said Lydia Schuur, ...

Blanden show features FD ceramic artist

The Blanden Memorial Art Museum is exhibiting the work of American ceramic artist and Iowa native Daniel Rhodes. Rhodes was born in Fort Dodge in 1911. As a youth, his ability was honed through summer courses at the Art Institute of Chicago, and by the age of 18, he left home to pursue a ...

Good ‘Vine’brations

Soldier Creek Winery will celebrate the end of the year-long grape growing season during its annual Good “Vine”brations Harvest Festival this Saturday. Events will run from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the winery, 1584 Paragon Ave. To celebrate the grape harvest, Soldier Creek will be ...

A taste of history

DAKOTA CITY — Guests will be able to take a stroll through all the unique historical buildings at the Humboldt County Historical Museum during the fifth annual Wine Walk on Saturday. Not only will the walk offer wine to the guests, but there will also be entertainment and a wide range of ...

Celebrating heritage with music

The nationally-known Karl L. King Municipal Band of Fort Dodge will be part of the 100th anniversary celebration of the Clay County Fair on Sunday in Spencer. Karl L. King and the Fort Dodge Municipal Band were regular fixtures at that fair each year, beginning in 1922 and continuing to ...

Storytelling festival in Story City

STORY CITY — It is time again for the storytelling festival in Story City. On this 12th year, organizers have decided to expand what storytelling means. To reflect this, the event is being called The Story Festival and More! The festival will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The ...

A common vision

During this year’s Benefit Walk, One Vision wants to celebrate everyone who is part of our community and the common vision that brings people together. “This is the 48th annual Benefit Walk to raise awareness and critical funds for the organization,’’ said Jennifer Pinske, development ...

Guns & Hoses: Softball tourney facilitates friendly rivalry

Fort Dodge Police Officer Cody Harris remembers well the last time the friendly rivalry between the police and fire services made its way onto an athletic field. It was in 2015 when local police officers battled the Fort Dodge Fire Department in a game of touch football that still lives on ...

Direction, for those craving a little history

Webster County Fort Museum & Frontier Village 1 Museum Road, Fort Dodge Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Contact the museum by calling (515) 573-4231. Webster County Museum 515 School St., Otho Open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursdays ...

Yee-haw! Ropes and spurs to converge in Dayton

DAYTON — Action and excitement will erupt once again during the 80th annual Dayton Championship Rodeo Friday through Sept. 4 at the Dayton Rodeo Arena. “This two hours of fast, thrilling family entertainment,” said Kendra Breitspecher, a member of the Dayton Rodeo Celebration ...

Festival celebrates traditional dance, music

HUMBOLDT – Guests will be able to show off their best dance moves during this year’s 28th annual Midwest Polka Fest to be held over Labor Day weekend at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds. The festival will bring five different bands to provide live music while the guests polka, foxtrot, ...

Lake View hosts Labor Day festivities

LAKE VIEW — Lake View will celebrate the Labor Day holiday weekend with a variety of activities. Saturday begins with Chalk the Walk from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Main Street, participants are invited to draw chalk art on the sidewalks of downtown Lake View; the farmers market will be open at the ...

Celebrating the past on the prairie

POCAHONTAS — This year at Wiegert Prairie, the theme is ‘‘Preserving the Past.’’ That has a double meaning, said Corinne Peterson, naturalist with Pocahontas County Conservation. “They’ve renovated the smokehouse,” Peterson said. “This summer they were able to lift it ...

Rare tractors on display Aug. 26-27

HOMER — The annual Threshing Bee, under the auspices of the West Central Region Cockshutt and Co-op Club hosting Orphan Tractors and Implements, will also be highlighting the Cockshutt 30 Demonstrator during the Aug. 26-27 event at Homer. “For the first time we will be featuring a ...