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Ready for a bubbly New Year’s toast?

December 29, 2013 Planning to toast in the new year with a special drink? There are plenty of options out there to satisfy any taste and party budget anytime of year, managers of local wine and spirits stores say. more »»

Meridian Friends accept donations

December 29, 2013 MANSON — The Manson Meridian Singers will be accepting donations to its Friends program until Dec. 31. more »»

History Boy will present New Year’s Eve dinner show

December 22, 2013 JEFFERSON — The History Boy Theatre Co., of Jefferson, will present a unique version of an old story in its winter show, “Striking 12. more »»

Singer returns for concert at St. Paul

December 22, 2013 By EMILIE JENSON Christmas is a time to celebrate, but it is also meant to be a time to reflect on Christ’s coming and creating new family tradition. more »»

Taking a trip to toyland

December 15, 2013 A cast of all ages will bring a classic Christmas fairy tale to life this week at Hawkeye Community Theatr. more »»

Fort Dodge Choral Society will present Christmas concert

December 15, 2013 There will be a wide array of traditional, original and classical Christmas music to be heard when the Fort Dodge Choral Society presents its 46th holiday concert Dec. more »»

Holiday concert

December 8, 2013 This year’s holiday concert at Iowa Central Community College invites the audience to “Imagine,” according to Instrumental Director Paul Bloomquist. more »»

Lights at Kennedy illuminates park, raises funds for kids

December 8, 2013 Celebrate the season by driving through a forest full of lights. The 10th annual Lights at Kennedy begins today at John F. Kennedy Memorial Park and will be open from 6 to 9 p.. more »»

WCCT presents ‘Best Pageant Ever’

December 8, 2013 WEBSTER CITY — Webster City Community Theatre will present the holiday favorite “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with matinees at 2 p.m. today and Dec. 15. more »»

A home for the holidays

December 1, 2013 Every year it gets a little bigger. Guests will be welcomed into Ann Smeltzer’s recently renovated bedroom during this year’s annual Christmas tour of the Ringland-Smeltzer House. more »»

Holiday concert features crooner

December 1, 2013 Songs of the seasons will be featured next week at the Fort Dodge Area Symphony’s Holiday Festival. more »»

Holiday on Central returns

November 24, 2013 Fort Dodge will soon celebrate the season with carols, games, Santa Claus and more than 10,000 lights on the big tree at Ninth Street and Central Avenu. more »»

Holiday happenings

November 24, 2013 The holiday season is fast approaching and with it, the a proliferation of ceremonies, parades, festivals, concerts and open houses. more »»

What was on the table?

November 24, 2013 Editor's note: The Messenger asked readers to submit their favorite holiday food memories. Here are the editors’ favorite submissions. more »»

Ready for their closeup

November 17, 2013 The YWCA will be rolling out the red carpet at its annual fundraiser this year. The Silver Screen Showcase gala will begin at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and will feature movie-themed live auction items. more »»

Dawg Pound Sound seeks members

November 17, 2013 ALGONA —The Algona High School Instrumental Music Department is seeking former band members to participate in the fourth season of the Dawg Pound Sound, AHS’s Community Pep Ban. more »»

It’s Christmastime at the Key on Central

November 10, 2013 Gently used trees and wreaths are given second life at the Key on Central second-hand store, bringing help to women who have gone through hard times. more »»

Culinary fundraiser shows off students’ skills

November 10, 2013 The fine art of fine cooking will be on display at the annual Food and Beverage Expo this Saturday. more »»

Algona Soroptimists take applications for two awards

November 10, 2013 ALGONA — Soroptimist International of Algona is now taking applications for two different awards. more »»



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