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Chasing the memories

In the ever-changing world of auto body repair, Curt Bacon, a former motorcycle racer, has to keep up. And though it might seem like a paradox, it’s fixing the kinds of motorcycles he pulled the throttle on for decades that relaxes him the most at age 66, providing an anchor through ...

‘Forever Plaid’

What has wigs, an accordion player and a fire-eating man? The answer to that perhaps strange question is Stage Door Productions’ winter small cast musical “Forever Plaid.” According to Alyssa Sparks, the director of the play, the show revolves around four young men: Jinx, Sparky, ...

Luther College Nordic Choir to perform in Fort Dodge

One of the United States’ premier choral ensembles will be touring through Fort Dodge to showcase its vocal talents Jan. 26 as part of its 2020 Winter Tour. Under the direction of Andrew Last, associate professor of music and director of choral activities at Luther, the program will feature ...

An elegant evening for a worthy cause

The 28th annual Trinity Hospice Ball will be Feb. 1 at the Best Western Starlite Village Inn & Suites, 1518 Third Ave. N.W. The ball begins at 6 p.m. with a social hour, followed by dinner and a program at 7 p.m. and dancing at 8:30 p.m. A silent auction will run throughout the ...

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KYL Teen Lounge is Tuesday, Wednesday

WEBSTER CITY — The Kendall Young Library will host Teen Lounge from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday at the library for teens in sixth to 12th grades. Teens can enjoy crafts, snacks, board games, puzzles, movies, music, video games and more.

Lego Club to meet Tuesday at KYL

WEBSTER CITY — The Kendall Young Library will host Lego Club, for children in kindergarten through fifth grade, from 4 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday at the library.

Come & Go Activities at KYL on Thursday

WEBSTER CITY — The Kendall Young Library will host Come & Go Activities for children 5 years old to fifth grade from 3:45 to 5 p.m. on Thursday at the library.

KYL preschool storytime is Wednesday

WEBSTER CITY — Kendall Young Library will hold preschool storytime from 10:05 to 10:35 a.m. Wednesday at the library for children ages 3 to 5 years old.

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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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Chamness

Katie Ann Evans and Stephen Leonard Chamness were married on Aug. 31, 2019, in Clarion. Parents of the couple are Brian and Sue Evans, Wellington, Colorado, Joni and Tim Caufield, Webster City; and Gary and Nicole Chamness, Blairsburg. Maid of honor was Brooke Evans, Lehigh, sister of the ...

Becker — Schrodt

Tasha Becker, of Fort Dodge, and Adam Schrodt, formerly of Des Moines, are engaged. A Jan. 11, 2020, wedding is planned. She works as a office manager for Twin Rivers Habitat for Humanity in Fort Dodge. He is a conductor with Canadian National Railroad in Fort Dodge.

Schliske

Chelsee Owens and Brody Schliske, both of Fort Dodge, were married on Sept. 21, 2019, at Lizard Creek Ranch, Fort Dodge. Parents of the couple are Candi and Justin Lyftogt, of Fort Dodge; and Kristine and Robert Schliske, of Fort Dodge. Maid of honor was Adena Habhab. Best man was Jeremiah ...

Sailor

TUCSON, Ariz. — Lauren Twait and Mitchell Sailor, both of Tucson, Arizona, were married April 20, 2019, in Gulf Breeze, Florida. Parents of the couple are Kevin and Cathy Twait, of Manson; Donna Sailor, of Waterloo; and the late Lennon Sailor. The matron of honor was Kristen Collison, ...

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Teske — 80th birthday

Carroll Teske, of Fort Dodge will celebrate his 80th birthday with an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. on Feb. 9 in the fellowship hall at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 400 S. 13th St. Cards may be sent to him at 920 S. 20th St., Fort Dodge, IA 50501 He was born Feb. 2, 1940, in Eldora.

Gustafson —90th birthday

Mert Gustafson, of Fort Dodge, will celebrate her 90th birthday on Feb. 4. Cards may be sent to her at 420 Kenyon Road, Apt. 4211, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. Her family includes Craig and Penny Lindstrom, of Fort Dodge; Mark Lindstrom, of Norcross, Georgia; and Beth and Brian Bright, of ...

Dencklau — 90th birthday

VINCENT — Delores Dencklau, of Vincent, will celebrate her 90th birthday on Wednesday Cards may be sent to her at P.O. Box 255, Vincent, IA 50594-0255. Her family includes Randy Dencklau, Badger; Renee and Terry Schulz, Duncombe; and Sherry Dencklau, Vincent. She has five grandchildren ...

Grell — 90th birthday

Dot Grell, of Fort Dodge, will celebrate her 90th birthday with a luncheon at 1 p.m. Jan. 25 at the VFW, 518 S. 29th St., Fort Dodge. This was rescheduled due to winter weather. Cards may be sent to her at 1547 22nd Ave. S., Fort Dodge, IA 50501. Her family includes Glenda and Kirk Benson, of ...

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Arrivals: Jan. 26, 2020

IOWA SPECIALTY HOSPITAL POULIN — Brittany and John Poulin, Plymouth, a boy, Korbyn Nicholas John Poulin, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. Grandparents are Russell and Tammy Miller, Rockwell, and Joyce Poulin, Mason City. Great-grandparents are Shirley Whipple, Hampton, and Brian Poulin, Mason City.

Arrivals: Jan. 19, 2020

TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER JORDISON — Taylor Jordison, Otho, a girl, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. REES — Melissa and Jason Rees, Humboldt, a boy, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. MAYS — Elora Mays, Fort Dodge, a girl, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. LOPEZ-VICARIO — Bailey and Israel ...

Arrivals: Jan. 12, 2020

TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER SELHAVER — Echo Selhaver, Fort Dodge, a girl, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020. SEEHUSEN — Amy and Peter Seehusen, Pocahontas, a girl, Friday, Jan. 3, 2020. BLOOMQUIST — Kelli and Paul Bloomquist, Dayton, a boy, Friday, Jan. 3, 2020. DAYTON — Kayla and Andy ...

Arrivals: Jan. 5, 2020

TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER FELCH — Kelsey and Zac Felch, Fort Dodge, a girl, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019. NELSON — Jillian and Aaron Nelson, Somers, a boy, Brett Frank Nelson, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. Grandparents are Rick and Carla Nelson, Otho, and Bryon and Deb Rosendahl, Fort Dodge. ...

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