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A tradition that lasts forever

Eleven-year-old Winnie Foster was taking a stroll through the woods when she met Jesse Tuck. Winnie and Tuck become friends and through their friendship, she finds out that Jesse and his family are keeping a secret and Winnie wants in on it. Winnie then has the decision of being a part of ...

Friends of Byron benefit concert Friday

Friends of Byron is pleased to announce the Nashville Songwriter Showcase, a benefit concert to save Byron’s Bar in Pomeroy from being closed down by the city of Pomeroy. The concert takes place at 7 p.m. Friday at the Historic Phillips Auditorium, 1015 Fifth Ave. N. Tickets are available ...

KYL announces April adult library programs

WEBSTER CITY — Kendall Young Library, Webster City, will be having adult programs throughout the month of April. Adult Book Club — Kendall Young Library invites you to join in the April Book Club discussion on the “Long Bright River” by Liz Moore. We will be meeting from 1:30 to 2:30 ...

King Ringers Handbell spring concert is April 14

The King Ringers Handbell Ensemble will hold its Spring Concert at 4 p.m. April 14 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1436 21st Ave. N. The King Ringers Handbell Ensemble play a variety of genres in their music: Christian, holiday, contemporary, and popular hits of the day. This year’s ...

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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. Nancy Phillips, a club member, will be sharing her creative ideas on arranging containers for planting. Judith Walrod will be giving a report on the Painted Lady butterfly. The plant sale ...

FD Coin Club Show April 19, 20

The Fort Dodge Coin Club Show is noon to 6:30 p.m. April 19 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 20 in the Opera House at the Fort Museum, One Museum Road. There will be coins, paper money, stamps and collectibles. Admission and parking are free. Concessions will be available for purchase.

Livermore American Legion breakfast Sunday

LIVERMORE — Livermore American Legion Otto Field Post 415 is holding a breakfast fundraiser from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday in the Livermore Legion basement, Livermore. The menu is pancakes, eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy and homemade cinnamon rolls. Tickets are $10 per person.

KYL family summer library program kickoff carnival April 27

WEBSTER CITY – Kendall Young Library, Webster City, is hosting a variety of family friendly carnival activities including games, face painting, balloon artist, baby/toddler area and food sponsored by Fareway from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 27. The Blank Park Zoo will have an activity booth ...

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No mush in ‘Four Thousand Paws’ — it’s an adventure story

There aren’t many things worse than unintentionally sliding on the ice. You know it’s going to happen before it does, and that makes it worse. You slip, recombobulate, whirl your arms and adjust, them boom, down you go anyhow. Slipping on ice is not fun, never mind driving on it — ...

Car wash fundraiser Aug. 5

Kick Back for Kids car wash fundraiser is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 5 at Optic Ink, 1210 First Ave. N. All proceeds will go to help kids with school supplies.

Attention country music lovers: ‘Her Country’ is the book for you

Fingers on the second, third, and fourth strings. Placed correctly, that’s how you make a chord on the guitar; the joke is that you only need to know three out of five chords to sing country music. Get ‘em right, and you could be a star — unless you’re a woman and then, as in “Her ...

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 ...

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Herke — Axne

Mary Callyn (Callie) Herke and Logan James Axne, of Milford, are engaged. Parents of the couple are Douglas and Mary Herke, of Emmetsburg, and Lowell and Kim Axne, formerly of Badger, now of Humboldt. An Oct. 26, 2024, wedding in Graettinger is planned. Herke is a 2012 graduate of Terril ...

Finnegan — Marvin

YPSILANTI, Mich. — Katelyn Finnegan and Matthew Marvin, of Ypsilanti, Michigan, are engaged. Parents of the couple are Jim and Lori Finnegan, of Otho, and Paul and Sherry Marvin, of De Witt. The wedding is planned for October 19, 2024 at Camp Courageous in Monticello. Finnegan is a 2018 ...

Read

OMAHA, Neb. — Anna Taylor and Brady Read, both of Omaha, Nebraska, were married April 29, 2023, at First Presbyterian Church, Fort Dodge, with the Rev. Dr. Austin Hill officiating. Parents of the couple are Brent and Kathy Taylor, of Ames, formerly of Fort Dodge, and Monty and Lori Read, of ...

O’Donnell — McEvoy

OMAHA, Neb. — Kara O’Donnell and Casey McEvoy, of Omaha, Nebraska, are engaged. Parents of the couple are Mike and Ginger O’Donnell, of Lincoln, Nebraska; and Brian and Joanne McEvoy, of Fort Dodge. The wedding is planned for May 20, 2023 at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in ...

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Barkmeier — 95th birthday

LaVon Barkmeier, of Fort Dodge, formerly of Rockwell City, will celebrate her 95th birthday April 21. Cards may be sent to her at 2003 Fifth Ave. N., Fort Dodge, IA 50501. Her family includes Steve and Maria Barkmeier, of Port St. Lucie, Florida, and LuAnn Baker, of Fort Dodge. She has four ...

Ramthun — 50 years

MANSON — Larry and Joan Ramthun, of Manson, will celebrate their 50th anniversary on April 20. Cards may be sent to them at 7493 Twin Lakes Road, Manson, IA 50563 Their family includes Jason and Molly Ramthun, of St. Louis, Missouri, and Michelle and Matt Siefken, of Adel. They have five ...

Black — 90th birthday

AMES — Ron Black, of Ames, will celebrate his 90th birthday on April 7. Cards may be sent to him at Northridge Village, 3300 George W. Carver, #243, Ames, IA 50010. His family includes his wife, Marlene, and Brenda and Pat Junginger, Brent and Sharon Black, and Kevin and Kelly Black. ...

Carlson — 90th birthday

David Carlson, of Fort Dodge, will celebrate his 90th birthday Tuesday. Cards may be sent to him at Friendship Haven, 420 Kenyon Road, Gardens #311, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. His family includes sister Sandy and Howard Hommel and two nieces. Carlson was born on March 19, 1934. He farmed, ...

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Arrivals: April 13, 2024

UNITYPOINT — TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER BREWER-WING — Brittany and Andrew Brewer-Wing, Fort Dodge, a boy, Thursday, March 28, 2024. RODRIGUEZ — Amy Rodriguez, Fort Dodge, a boy, Tuesday, April 2, 2024. THOMPSON-CABRIDO — Cheyenne Thompson-Cabrido, Pocahontas, a boy, Friday, ...

Arrivals: April 6, 2024

IOWA SPECIALTY HOSPITAL WASTUN — MaKayla and Quinton Wastun, Humboldt, a boy, Lane Riggs Wastun, Monday, April 1, 2024. Grandparents are Missy Hawthorne, Burley Kemp, Jill Mumford and Charles Wastun. Great-grandparents are Annie and Mike Hawthorne, Ellen Wastun and Gloria Mumford.

Arrivals: March 30, 2024

UNITYPOINT HEALTH — TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER HANUS — Abby and Jacob Hanus, Fort Dodge, a girl, Thursday, March 21, 2024. HAMILTON — Dana and Chase Hamilton, Badger, a boy, Friday, March 22, 2024. VOGEL — Stephanie and Korey Vogel, Lohrville, a boy, Friday, March 22, ...

Arrivals: March 23, 2024

UNITYPOINT HEALTH — TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER GREEN — Erica Green, Fort Dodge, a girl, Monday, March 11, 2024. MARTIN — Jayci and Collin Martin, Fort Dodge, a girl, Thursday, March 14, 2024. MARTINEZ — Azmirah Martinez, Fort Dodge, twin boys, Saturday, March 16, ...

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