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Fort Dodge Choral Society presents ‘Silent No More’

After nearly 18 months of silence, Fort Dodge Choral Society will present a free concert at 3 p.m. on Aug. 1 at Grace Lutheran Church, 211 S. Ninth St. The concert, entitled “Silent No More,” celebrates the group’s return to singing and a belated greeting for Ludwig van Beethoven’s ...

Travelin’ man

WEST BEND – From Ackley to Clermont, to Guttenberg and Hamburg to Lone Rock and Roland – he’s been everywhere man…at least in Iowa. For the past five years, Dave Miglin of Des Moines has made it his goal to visit every incorporated town in Iowa. Miglin, vice president of media and ...

So long Saucy Jack…for now

For Saucy Jack, a central Iowa classic rock band, it isn’t goodbye, it’s see ya later. After 23 years of performing in a variety of venues ranging from local bars to concerts with upwards of 8,000 people, the classic rock trio has decided to unplug the amps and go on sabbatical. Lead ...

Almost show time

When the Webster County Fair begins next week, the fairgrounds will be a buzz with young 4-H and FFA members exhibiting their animals and other projects in hopes for a purple ribbon. Some may not realize the time that is put in to getting animals ready for fair; building that bench; baking the ...

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KYL foam party is Friday

WEBSTER CITY — Kendall Young Library, Webster City, is holding a foam party from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday outside the library. The whole family is invited to the end of summer reading foam party celebration. The foam is safe for children. Masks are not required. Wear your swim suits or clothes you ...

Garden Club to meet Tuesday

The Fort Dodge Federated Garden Club will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Lion’s Den, 731 Exposition Drive. Flower arrangements will be made for a nursing home. Bring your garden flowers.

Melling-Larson — 90th birthday

Joanne Melling-Larson, of Fort Dodge, is celebrating her 90th birthday on July 27. Cards may be sent to her at 712 Kenyon Road, Apt. 302, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. Her family includes Jerry Larson and Barb Oder, of Ankeny; Curt and Kim Larson, of Fort Dodge; Annette and Paul Pulford, of Mason ...

Open class horticulture show set for July 24 and 25

HUMBOLDT — Iowa State University and Master Gardeners of Humboldt County are sponsoring an open class horticulture show beginning at 1 p.m. July 24 through 5 p.m. July 25 at the Humboldt County Fair Polka Building. Entries are open to the public from Humboldt and surrounding counties except ...

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Summer is time for outdoor concerts

LAKE VIEW —After recently being recognized as Iowa’s 2019 “Outstanding Event” by the Iowa Tourism Office and Travel Federation of Iowa, the Stone Pier Summer Concert Series is once again ready to rock the boats this summer on Black Hawk Lake. In its ninth season, the concert series ...

Downtown is alive with the sound of music

There might be one fair question to ask about the new space occupied by the Fort Dodge Fine Arts Association at 921 Central Ave. in the Permanent Collections Gallery. What exactly is it? The answer to that is a number of things: Gallery, studio, office, meeting space, gift shop, classroom ...

Village Square Theatre

LAKE CITY — Village Square Theatre will present “Doc, Doc ... Goose!” as this year’s summer theatre. Showing in the high school auditorium in Lake City, at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. on July 15. Tickets are available from cast members or at the door: $5 for adults and $3 for students. ...

‘Hopelessly devoted’

Grease is the word this Spring at Iowa Central Community College when the Performing Arts Students bring the much-loved, iconic musical “Grease” to the stage for the second time in twenty years. “This show is a memory marker for many people. I can remember seeing it for the first time ...

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Vinson — Barber

Emile Vinson and Spencer Barber, both of Fort Dodge, are engaged. Parents of the couple are Doug and Angie Vinson and Kyle and Brooke Barber, all of Fort Dodge. An Aug. 14, 2021, wedding is planned. Vinson is a 2016 graduate of Fort Dodge Senior High and a 2020 graduate of the University ...

Hotz — Greteman

OMAHA, Neb. — Hillary Hotz and Nathan Greteman, of Omaha, are engaged. Parents of the couple are Dana and Laurie Hotz, of Fort Dodge, and Matthew and Peggy Greteman, of Carroll. A June 12 wedding is planned. Hotz is a graduate of St. Edmond High School and received a bachelors degree ...

Love — Twait

WAVERLY — Laura Love and Cal Twait, both of Waverly, are engaged. Parents of the couple are Michael and Lynn Love, of Winnebago, Illinois, and Kevin and Cathy Twait, of Manson. An April 24 wedding is planned. Love is a 2016 graduate of Winnebago and 2019 graduate of the University of ...

Hillman

WEST DES MOINES — Emily Hollman and Drew Hillman were married on Nov. 21, 2020, in Ankeny. Parents of the couple are Karl and Pat Hollman, of Burnside, and Doug Hillman, of West Des Moines, and the late SueAnn Hillman. Jess Hilbert was maid of honor. Quinton Smith was best ...

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Goodell — 90th birthday

Helen Ann Goodell of Fort Dodge, formerly of Dakota City, will celebrate her 90th birthday on Tuesday. Cards may be sent to her at 2320 Sixth Ave N., Apt.101, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. Her family includes Jane and Tim Zabka, of Leigh, Nebraska; Julie and Terry Austin, of Ranger, Texas; Jill and ...

Flaherty — 50 years

Jim and Linda Flaherty, of Fort Dodge, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 5. Cards may be sent to them at 2092 Parker Drive, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. Their family includes Ryan and Shanna Flaherty, of Altoona; Charles and Jodi Flaherty, of Newton; and Joseph and Tanya ...

Hoesel — 50 years

Steve and Julie Hoesel, of Fort Dodge will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on July 31. Cards may be sent to them at 1602 Third Ave. N., Fort Dodge, IA 50501. Their family includes Catherine and Brian Renfrow, of Dayton, Ohio; Amy and Luke Palmer, of Fort Dodge,; Susan and Jesse ...

Kay — 50 years

Randall and Betty Kay, of Fort Dodge, celebrated their 50th anniversary with their family in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Cards may be mailed to them at 2621 N. 14th St., Fort Dodge, IA 50501. Their family includes Josette and Michael White, Marcie and Todd Welter and Trent Kay. They ...

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Arrivals: July 24, 2021

UNITYPOINT HEALTH — TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER HARTMAN-SHOUDY — Brenda Hartman-Shoudy, Fort Dodge, a boy, Saturday, July 10, 2021. CASTOR — Katelin and Noah Castor, Fort Dodge, a boy, Monday, July 12, 2021. ADAMS — Chelsea Adams, Fort Dodge, a girl, Wednesday, July 14, ...

Arrivals: July 17, 2021

UNITYPOINT HEALTH — TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER HAUPTS — Hailey and Jeff Haupts, Fort Dodge, a girl, Thursday, July 1, 2021. ARCHIBALD — Jenna and Trevor Archibald, Fort Dodge, a boy, Friday, July 2, 2021. STANEK — Alyssa and Anton Stanek, Fort Dodge, a boy, Wednesday, July 7, ...

Arrivals: July 10, 2021

IOWA SPECIALTY HOSPITAL STRAIT — Brianna and Jay Strait, Fort Dodge, a boy, Oxley Bret Strait, Tuesday, July 6, 2021. Grandparents are Bryan Strait, Fort Dodge; the late Joni Strait; and Lorrie and Bret Allen, Eagle Grove.

Arrivals: July 3, 2021

IOWA SPECIALTY HOSPITAL GRONEWOLD — Ashley Dupuy and Marcus Gronewold, Garner, a girl, Zerlyn Rai Gronewold, Saturday, June 26, 2021. Grandparents are Norma Dupuy, Fort Dodge, and Glen Gronewold and Loretta Gronewold, Atalissa. Great-grandparents are Sharon Dupuy, Fort Dodge; Janet S. ...

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Stumpy donates to Meals on Wheels

Bruce “Stumpy” Wagner recently made a $250 donation to Meals on Wheels. Pictured from left are Barb Michaels, Linda Donner, Wagner, Abigail Johnson, Andrea DeJong and Simon DeJong

Citizens donates to Trinity Foundation

Citizens Community Credit Union recently made a $50,000 donation to Trinity Foundation in support of the Radiating Hope Capital Campaign. Funds will assist with the construction of a new vault and purchase of a linear accelerator for the Trinity Cancer Center. The funding of this equipment will ...

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Four generations gather

Four generations of Breedens are pictured. From left are Noah, Noah's father Cody, Great-grandfather Dan Sr., and Grandfather Dan Jr.