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St. Patrick’s Day celebrations planned

March 13, 2016 EMMETSBURG — The annual St. Patrick’s Day weekend celebration in Emmetsburg will feature locally crowned royalty, traditional Irish fare and plenty of opportunities for people to share in family fu. more »»

Promoting butterfly and bird habitat

March 13, 2016 DES MOINES —The Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ State Forest Nursery and Reiman Gardens are teaming up to promote butterfly and songbird habita. more »»

March is Red Cross Month

March 13, 2016 The American Red Cross is recognizing the country’s everyday heroes during Red Cross Month. more »»

Monarch Madness at DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge

March 13, 2016 MISSOURI VALLEY — March is here and it is time for Monarch Madness at DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge. more »»

Sharing laughs, making connections

March 6, 2016 Sharing laughs will be the goal when Holy Trinity Catholic Parish of Webster County presents its St. Patrick’s Day celebration March 12 at the Opera House at the Fort Museum in Fort Dodge. more »»

King Band Irish concert is March 13

March 6, 2016 The Karl L. King Municipal Band will continue a St. Patrick’s celebration tradition when its members perform an Irish-themed concert at 3:30 p.m. more »»

A good bet

March 6, 2016 Odds will be in the favor of local children when people try their luck at Casino Night from 5 to 9 p.m. March 13 at Willow Ridge Golf Course, 1788 Madison Av. more »»

Far beyond poms & perk

February 28, 2016 Cheer is more than pom-poms and ponytails. Competitors say it is a physically demanding sport that teaches life lessons beyond being perky. more »»

Symphony focuses on renewal

February 28, 2016 The Fort Dodge Area Symphony is celebrating its 66th season with a presentation of Mendelssohn’s “Reformation” on March 6 as trombonist Casey Maday joins the orchestra. The concert will begin at 3 p. more »»

Supporting heart health

February 28, 2016 An event celebrating sweethearts will also be helping to raise money for an organization dedicated to promoting positive heart health. more »»

Fort Museum plans chili feed

February 28, 2016 The Fort Museum will hold a chili feed from noon to 5 p.m. March 6 at the Opera House. more »»

Reviving a classic

February 21, 2016 A tale of hope will be brought to the stage by the students of the performing arts department at Iowa Central Community College when “The Secret Garden” is presented as the annual musical March 3-5... more »»

‘Absence of Peace’

February 21, 2016 In a choral season focused on peace, the next concert by the Fort Dodge Choral Society will be about its absenc. more »»

Encore presentation planned

February 21, 2016 ALGONA — An extra performance has been added to a sold-out event due to the interest the public has expressed in watching civic leaders, business owners, neighbors and co-workers glide across the... more »»

Showing some puppy LOVE

February 14, 2016 A good snuggle is priceless, especially on a holiday meant for sharing love of all varieties. more »»

Remembering a man and his music

February 14, 2016 Karl L. King, an American bandmaster and composer, will be celebrated with a special open house on Saturday and a commemorative concert in recognition of the 125th anniversary of his birth on Feb. 21. more »»

Being uplifted by SONSHINE

February 7, 2016 A connection will be sought when the members of the Sonshine Singers present their annual music ministry at 7 p.m. Feb. 18-19 and 2 p.m. Feb. 20 at First United Methodist Church, 127 N. 10th St. more »»

Invoking elements of nature

February 7, 2016 Art has a message. It can be one that makes people laugh or one that makes them sad. It can be inspiring or it can be confusing. more »»

Making Valentine’s Day plans

February 7, 2016 Roses, candies, cards and fine dining experiences are often planned as expressions of love during Valentine’s Day. However, more unique options exist for sharing the evening with someone special. more »»

Avoiding all the gridiron hype

January 31, 2016 Perhaps pigskin isn’t the thing for you. more »»



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