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Piping up at Oxford

October 27, 2013 LAKE CITY — England’s oldest university will celebrate its 750th anniversary with a pipe organ built in Iowa. Dobson Pipe Organ Builders Lt. more »»

Polar Plunge to aid Special Olympics

October 27, 2013 There are plungers, chickens and spectators — and all are welcome at the annual Fort Dodge Polar Plunge on Nov. 3. The local Polar Plunge is an annual fundraiser, held at Badger Lake at John F. more »»

Creepy reads

October 20, 2013 Vampires and witches in the children’s section. Stephen King and serial killers on the taller shelves. Ghosts, UFOs and monsters in fact, fiction and speculatio. more »»

One-night only instrumental concert is set at Iowa Central

October 20, 2013 The bands are ready to start the new season at Iowa Central Community College. This year’s opening concert will be 7 p.m. Thursday at Decker Auditorium. Admission is free. more »»

‘An Inconvenient CORPSE’

October 13, 2013 A touch of the spooky, or haunting, is the usual highlight of October’s annual Hawkeye Dessert Theatre. Not this year. more »»

Come to the cabaret

October 13, 2013 Musical cabaret is coming back to Willow Ridge, courtesy of Iowa Central Community College. more »»

Recycling rockers to raise funds for Butler BLAST!

October 13, 2013 Back by popular demand, the recycling rock group Vocal Trash will be back in Fort Dodge to support Butler’s Learning After School Time, or BLAST! Tickets are on sale and range from $25 to $15 for th... more »»

Endure for Saeed 5K run and walk to benefit Iranian refugees

October 13, 2013 A 5k run and walk will be held 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Northfield Church, 2933 N. 15th St., for Iranian-American pastor Saeed Abedini, who has been held in an Iranian prison since September 2012. more »»

Murder? Mystery? Menu!

October 6, 2013 When Webb and Catherine Vincent purchased their now-famous home in 1879, they didn’t have to deal with murder, robbery or other assorted nastiness. more »»

Study Club takes a down-home approach

October 6, 2013 For the second time, the annual Study Club fundraiser event will focus on reading. more »»

Iowa Central fall play begins Thursday

October 6, 2013 Iowa Central Community College will present “John Lennon and Me!” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Decker Auditorium. more »»

Pumpkins, ponies pair up in Humboldt

October 6, 2013 HUMBOLDT — Kids and adults alike can celebrate fall on a traditional working farm at the eighth annual Pumpkins and Ponies event, run by Bob and Lonnie Larson at Spring Vale Farm. more »»

Celebrate the Cruise

September 29, 2013 It’s been 30 years since the Webster City Cruisers first established their yearly showcase of classic cars. more »»

Locals find state success at fair

September 29, 2013 BADGER — For more than 30 years, Diane Lehman has been showing her creative side by cutting, piecing and sewing together pieces of material into colorful quilts. more »»

Gowrie teen follows brother's influence

September 29, 2013 GOWRIE — It took a lifetime for Alex Alliger to reach a goal he set for himself as a child. more »»

Peace on the Prairie

September 22, 2013 WEBSTER CITY — The tranquility of the country is at the root of a new spiritual cooperative that will meet on a family farm just northwest of Highview near Webster Cit. more »»

Big, red Lytton barn is on Iowa tour

September 22, 2013 LYTTON — Larry and Shirley Ellis’ barn is easy to spot. The 40-foot structure is visible for several miles in either direction along U.. more »»

Prepare to polka

September 15, 2013 It takes diverse elements to make a good Oktoberfest. Beer and bratwurst. The Fab Four and football. Polka dancers and sauerbraten. For Elinor Rutz, the biggest draw is the polka. more »»

Sac County Quilt-A-Fair

September 8, 2013 SAC CITY — It may seem that an antique tractor ride has only the most tenuous connection to a quilt show. But in Sac County, the two are closely related. more »»

Comedia Musica announces cast

September 8, 2013 Casting has been announced for the Fort Dodge production of Mel Brooks’ musical comedy “Young Frankenstein.” Presented by Comedia Musica Players, “Young Frankenstein” is based on the 1974 film. more »»



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