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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 »»

FD Symphony features really young artists

April 7, 2013 The Young Artists Concert celebrates young performers every year, but this time the performers are a bit younger than average. more »»

King Band concert is April 14

April 7, 2013 The third indoor concert for the 2013 winter season by the Karl L. King Municipal Band of Fort Dodge will be held at 3:30 p.m. April 14 in Decker Auditorium, Iowa Central Community College. more »»

Pocahontas to hold Garden Extravaganza

April 7, 2013 POCAHONTAS — Blooming plants, shrubs, garden displays, water features will be on display at the seventh annual Pocahontas Garden Extravaganza. The show will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. more »»

Walk benefits Opportunity Village

April 7, 2013 The 44th annual Benefit Walk to raise money for Opportunity Village will be held May 5 and offers routes of one, three or 10 miles at Fort Dodge or Clear Lake. The goal this year is $150,000. more »»

Composer visits Algona in advance of concert

April 7, 2013 ALGONA — Matthew Erpelding, a graduate of Bishop Garrigan High School, returned to Algona on Tuesday to work with the Algona Area Children’s Chorus as part of a grant supported by the... more »»

These rabbits stick around all year

March 31, 2013 The Easter bunny may bring candy and sweets. But to some, real-life rabbits are much more rewarding, in spite of the work. “Rabbits are a lot of fun,” said Trey Kahl-Lon. more »»

The Art of Dance

March 31, 2013 The advantage of dance is it combines athleticism and expression, according to Kasey Jorgensen. more »»

Lizard Creek brings the blues

March 17, 2013 Blues music allows for great variety and creativity, according to Erick Hovey, and the upcoming blues concert will showcase that variety. more »»

‘Grease’ is the word at St. Edmond

March 17, 2013 For a change of pace, this year the St. Edmond High School students will present a well-known classic. more »»

Shivers is state finalist

March 17, 2013 Imani Tyshae Shivers, of Fort Dodge, has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Iowa Pageant, April 13 and 14 in Waterloo. more »»



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