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Radon gas awareness presentation set

A scheduled presentation of information on radon and radon gas testing will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Webster County Extension and Outreach office, 217 S. 25th St., Suite C12, to better help communities comprehend the dangers of radon and ways to mitigate the danger. Radon is a ...

Honeymoon in Baghdad

When Heidi Radkiewicz got married in 2002, a honeymoon was not in the budget. “For us, a honeymooon wasn’t even in the works,” she said, after they paid a justice of the peace $25 to marry them. But lucky for them, they got to spend the first months of their marriage on the U.S. ...

Fort Dodge Area Symphony opens season

The Fort Dodge Area Symphony will perform at 3 p.m. today at the Fort Dodge Middle School, 800 N. 32nd St. Tickets are by season membership or $10 for adults. Students are admitted free. The concert will begin with “Toward a New Life” by Joseph Suk. This was written for the 1932 Olympic ...

Fort Dodge Choral Society opens new season

Fort Dodge Choral Society will present “The Sounds of Silence” at 3 p.m. on Oct. 27 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 838 N. 25th St. For the opening concert of the new season, conductor Bruce Perry has selected music that focuses on times of silence in daily lives. “During times ...

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FDPL storytime is Wednesday and Thursday

The Fort Dodge Public Library will host preschool storytime from 10 to 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, and 2 to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday. Storytime is for children 2 to 5 years old. Parents may call the library at 573- 8167, Ext. 4, to register their child.

FDPL Brown Bag Briefing is Thursday

The Friends of the Fort Dodge Public Library are holding a Brown Bag Briefing from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday in the library meeting room, 424 Central Ave. The program is free. Bring a sack lunch, coffee and water will be provided. The program is “Fort Dodge Area Railways,” presented by Al ...

Texas style jam is Wednesday

DOWS — Texas Style Jam will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the convention center in Dows. Event will include dancing and old-time country music jam. Bring a snack to share. For more information, call 515-689-3986.

‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ to be shown

CLARION — The “Rocky Horror Picture Show” will be shown at 10:30 p.m. Saturday at the Clarion Theatre, Clarion. Admission is $12 at the door or through Eventbrite.com. Audience participation is encouraged. Costumes are welcome, but no face covering. Prop bags are $5 at the door. No ...

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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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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, ...

Hilbert — Rockafellow

DES MOINES — Megan Hilbert and Shane Rockafellow, both of Des Moines, are engaged. Parents of the couple are David and Kristy Hilbert, of Fort Dodge; Donald and Vicky Rockafellow, of Fort Dodge; and Patti and Larry Ely, of Nixa, Missouri. An Oct. 12 wedding is planned. Hilbert is a 2010 ...

Flattery

BROOKLINE, Mass. — Christina Rogers and Michael Flattery, both of Brookline, Massachusetts, were married Aug. 3 at Holy Family Parish in Poland, Ohio. Parents of the couple are Paul and the late Tyrene Rogers, of Poland, Ohio, and Dan and Roxie Flattery, of Fort Dodge. Maid of honor was ...

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Hood — 50 years

Bill and Kathy Hood, of Fort Dodge, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 31. Cards may be sent to them at 1202 25th Ave. N., Fort Dodge, IA 50501. Their family includes Angie Tracy, of Fort Dodge; Kevin and Celeste Hood, of Charlotte Court House, Virginia; Tina and Chris ...

Doyen — 95th birthday

Pauline Doyen, of Fort Dodge, will celebrate her 95th birthday on Wednesday. Cards may be sent to her at 712 Kenyon Road, Apt. 204, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. Her family includes Dan and Pam Doyen, of Crestwood, Kentucky; Tim and Joyce Doyen, of Olathe, Kansas, Dave and Deb Doyen, of Clare, and ...

Miller — 90th birthday

MANSON — Anna Miller, of Manson, will celebrate her 90th birthday on Oct. 23. Cards may be sent to her at Box 429, Manson, IA 50563. Her family includes Patricia and Tom Ledford, of Barnum; A. Michael and Rachel Miller and Joseph Miller, all of Rockwell City; Martha and Bernie Abbuhl, ...

Beck — 85th birthday

Don Beck, of Fort Dodge, will celebrate his 85th birthday today. Cards may be sent to him c/o Sheryl Rogers, 5201 Shady Point Lane, Rockwell City, IA 50579. Don’s family includes his wife, Lila; and Mike and Karen Beck, of Urbandale, Marty and Sheryl Rogers, of Twin Lakes; and Steve ...

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Arrivals: Oct. 20, 2019

TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER MINA — Margaret and Abraam Mina, Fort Dodge, a girl, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. KLINGER — Samantha Klinger, Fort Dodge, a girl, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. HANSEN — Ashley Hansen, Fort Dodge, a boy, Monday, Oct. 7, 2019. WAGNER — Monica Wilson and Michael ...

Arrivals: Oct. 13, 2019

IOWA SPECIALTY HOSPITAL STUDER — Holly and Jeremy Studer, Renwick, a girl, Shiane Mae Studer, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019. Grandparents are Mike D. Studer, Lu Verne; Mike and Diane Ohnemus, Lu Verne; and Sharon and Richard Beardemphl, South Dakota. SIMPSON — Mikaela and Mitchell Simpson, ...

Arrivals: Oct. 6, 2019

TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER THOMAS — Katie and Jordan Thomas, of Fort Dodge, a boy, Carver Lee Thomas, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. SIBBITT — Danielle Sibbitt, Fort Dodge, a boy, Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. CONRAD — Cari and Neven Conrad, Fort Dodge, a boy, Thursday, Sept. 26, ...

Arrivals: Sept. 29, 2019

TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER JULIUS — Kaitlyn and Scott Julius, Fort Dodge, a girl, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. PEART — Katy and Josh Peart, Fort Dodge, a boy, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. LIND — Cassie and Nate Lind, Manson, a boy, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. HAINES — Stephanie and ...