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Memorial Day honors lives of veterans lost in war

June 2, 2013 You'd think the reason for Memorial Day was to bring back happy memories, but it's not, you know. To bring back memories, surely, but likely not the happiest of memorie. more »»

Katie Lunn’s dance legacy continues

June 2, 2013 Thanks to her family and friends, Katie Lunn continues to bring smiles to young people’s faces even after her death. more »»

With fondest remembrance

May 26, 2013 Memorial Day, which was formerly known as Decoration Day, has been a part of the official American experience since at least 1868. more »»

Desiring the Arts Festival includes classics, more

May 26, 2013 The 2013 Desiring the Arts Festival will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at McSweeny’s School of the Performing Arts, 1633 N. 29th St. more »»

Oktoberfest

May 19, 2013 Bring your lederhosen — but also a pair of bell bottoms for later o. more »»

Renwick readies for 25th Donkey Daze

May 19, 2013 RENWICK — Renwick’s 25th annual Donkey Daze celebration will take place May 31, June 1 and 2. The celebration kicks off Friday with the Firemen Open House. more »»

It’s Mother’s Day every day

May 12, 2013 This year for Mother’s Day, listen to some experts: moms who take care of new moms. Lisa Sortedahl and Jadie Lara are registered nurses at the Birth Center in Trinity Regional Medical Center. more »»

FDSH presents a thoroughly modern musical

May 12, 2013 Marrying for money is Millie’s idea of a modern goa. more »»

Cinco de Mayo

May 5, 2013 Cinco de Mayo, or the Fifth of May, is possibly the best-known Mexican holiday in the United States. It’s a day for fiestas, dancing and Mexican beer. more »»

St. Ed’s ball is ‘wrapped around the kids’

April 28, 2013 As always, there will be exotic prizes and auction items at the 30th annual St. Edmond Bal. more »»

Thrift store shopping is secondhand awesome

April 28, 2013 A thrift store doesn’t just offer items with a unique style; those with enough diligence and a little luck can also find top-name brands there. more »»

Rocks of ages for all ages

April 21, 2013 The annual River Valley Rockhounds show that kicks off Saturday will celebrate the club’s 50th year of gathering fossils, minerals and other interesting rocks. more »»

Iowa Central musicians finish school year with Showcase 2013

April 21, 2013 The last concert of the year will be one of the best, said Iowa Central Community College band director Paul Bloomquist. more »»

Lions set Bike Ride for Diabetes

April 21, 2013 The Fort Dodge Evening Lions Club will be holding a bike ride Saturday to benefit diabetes. The first Lions Bike Ride for Diabetes will begin with registration at 7:30 a.m. more »»

Are you money smart?

April 14, 2013 From elementary after-school programs to meeting with the Foster Grandparents, Fort Dodge’s first Money Smart week will attempt to bring useful information to all age groups. more »»

Oppedahl to launch Money Smart Week

April 14, 2013 An economist from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago will help kick off Money Smart Week in Fort Dodge. David Oppedahl will present “Looking Out for Small Business” at 11:30 a.m. more »»

Iowa Artists 2013 State Show comes to FD

April 14, 2013 Top artists from around Iowa will show their work in a free exhibition in Ma. more »»

Book-signing is Saturday

April 14, 2013 Author Darlene Naig, of Emmetsburg, will have a book signing at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Fort Dodge Public Library, 424 Central Ave. more »»

The art of healing

April 7, 2013 “The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” That Oprah Winfrey quote is expressed on a recent colored pencil drawing by Elaine Stacy. more »»

Concert will benefit Alzheimer’s Association

April 7, 2013 This is the second annual Concert to Remember, founded in honor of local musician and caregiver Dean Morris, who died unexpectedly in 2011. more »»

 
 

 

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