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Duitscher family milks it for all it’s worth

ROLFE – In recent years milk prices paid to farmers have not been meeting their costs of production, ultimately shutting down thousands of dairy farms. One particular dairy near Rolfe in Pocahontas County has managed to maintain steady growth despite some recent hard times. Dutchland ...

A greater cause

GOWRIE – Three years ago, former Gowrie resident Katelyn Johnson was trying to think of a way to give back. To give back to those that she felt deserved it the most: veterans and troops currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. Giving back isn’t necessarily a new thing for Johnson, who ...

Start your engines

DAYTON – If you are beginning to plan your Memorial Day weekend festivities, look no further than the southwestern Webster County city of Dayton for Dayton Old Engine Day. The 10th annual event will be held, rain or shine at the Dayton Oak Park on Saturday. It is sponsored by the Dayton ...

Beef recipes

Easy roast beef potluck rolls 1 pound thinly sliced reduced-sodium deli roast beef 1 package Hawaiian rolls (12 count) 1/4 cup cream-style prepared horseradish (you may substitute Dijon mustard for prepared horseradish) 6 slices reduced-fat provolone cheese 1/3 cup butter, melted 2 ...

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Music at the Park Wednesday in Dayton

DAYTON — Music at the Park will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the gazebo at Cadwell Park, Dayton. Larry Myers will perform. Admission and ice cream are free. Those attending should bring blankets and/or lawn chairs.

ServSafe Food Safety Certification class to be held July 26 in Fort Dodge

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Webster County will be hosting a ServSafe food safety certification class in Fort Dodge on July 26. Holly VanHeel, Human Sciences Extension and Outreach Specialist, will be teaching the class. VanHeel has been a ServSafe instructor since 2010 and ...

Open quilt show at Webster County Fair

The Webster County Fair will hold an open quilt show. Enter your quilts and showcase your talent. Entry fee is $1, which will be collected at Tillies Quilts in Fort Dodge with your entry, by 4 p.m. on June 25. Judging will be done prior to the fair and ribbons will be awarded. All entries will ...

UDMO drive-thru food pantry Thursday

Upper Des Moines Opportunity is holding a drive-thru food pantry from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Holy Trinity Parish, 416 N. Eighth St. The food pantry is open to all Webster County residents. For more information, call 576-7774.

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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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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 ...

Tharp

WEBSTER CITY — Brianne Mensing and Matthew Tharp, both of Richfield, Minnesota, were married July 25 at Woodlake Lutheran Church, Richfield, Minnesota. Parents of the couple are David and Debra Mensing, of Bloomington, Minnesota, and Brad and Julie Tharp, of Webster City. Maid of honor ...

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McWeeny — 50 years

GOWRIE — Edward and Caryl McWeeny, of Gowrie, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on June 19. Cards may be sent to them at P.O. Box 135, Gowrie, IA 50543. Their family includes David and Kerri McWeeny, of California; Gary and Joan Edwards, of Virginia; Julie and Mike Miller, of ...

Harvey — 95th birthday

GRIMES — June Harvey, of Grimes, will celebrate her 95th birthday today. Cards may be sent to her at Kennybrook Village 200 SW Brookside Drive, Room 15, Grimes, IA 50111. Her family includes Becky Sestina and Dan Harvey. She has four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and a great ...

Bott — 50 years

SOMERS — Mike and Linda Bott, of Somers, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on June 12. Cards may be sent to them at 3542 250th St., Somers, IA 50586. Their family includes Melissa and David Kimble, of Barnum. They have one granddaughter. They were married on June 12, 1971, ...

Siefken — 60 years

PALMER — Larry and Dorothy Siefken, of Palmer, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on June 11. Cards may be sent to them at P.O. Box 204, Palmer, IA 50571. Their family includes Sheila and Chuck Flowers, Susan and Michael Hoftiezer, Sidney and Brenda Siefken, and Shannon and ...

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Arrivals: June 5, 2021

IOWA SPECIALTY HOSPITAL MARKER — Anna Vaagensmith and Cory Marker, Forest City, a girl, Galilea Emery Marker, Wednesday, May 26, 2021. Grandparents are Julie Vaagensmith, Forest City, and Leon and Vicky Marker, Rockford. Great-grandparents are Joe Cannon, Mason City, and Diane Marker, Rockford.

Arrivals: May 29, 2021

IOWA SPECIALTY HOSPITAL ROBERTS — Kayla and John Roberts, Fort Dodge, a girl, Bella Susan Roberts, Monday, May 24, 2021. Grandparents are Thomas and Brenda Nelson, Houston, Texas, and Terry and Susan Roberts, Ponca, Nebraska.

Arrivals: May 15, 2021

UNITYPOINT HEALTH — TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER WOOD — Dezarae Wood, of Fort Dodge, a boy, born Sunday, May 2, 2021. NOKLEBY — Ashton and Landon Nokleby, of Fort Dodge, a boy, born Monday, May 3, 2021. WALLINGFORD — Ellen and Tyler Wallingford, a girl, born Monday, May 3, ...

Arrivals: May 8, 2021

UNITYPOINT HEALTH — TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER CRUZ — Karissa and Anthony Cruz, Fort Dodge, a girl, Monday, April 26, 2021. COX — Mahasin Cox, Fort Dodge, a girl, Monday, April 26, 2021. DOUGLAS — Ashley Douglas, Fort Dodge, a girl, Thursday, April 29, 2021. PETERSON — ...

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D/SAOC receives grant

Shari Burke presented the Domestic/Sexual Assault Outreach Center with a check for $5,000 for Great Western Bank’s Making Life Great Grant. These grant funds are spread throughout the communities the bank serves to organizations in need. Pictured from left are Pam Straight, Leah Bair, Lori ...

Next Edge donates to TRMC

Next Edge Performance recently donated 50 $50 gift cards to UnityPoint Health — Trinity Regional Medical Center to benefit staff who have cared for COVID-19 patients. Pictured from left are Carol Grannon, Trinity Foundation; Kelsey Felch, manager and Happy Consultant, Grace Felch, and Justin ...

Webster County Extension holds leadership class

Webster County Leadership class put on by Webster County Extension and Outreach met at the Dayton Community Center April 8, 15 and 22 with participants from Dayton, Gowrie, Fort Dodge, Stratford, Lehigh and Duncombe. Sponsors included Lehigh Valley Telephone Cooperative Association, Heartland ...

Honor quilt presented to Bohn

This honor quilt was presented by Tom Dorsey, commander of American Legion Post 130 to Linda Bohn, of Fort Dodge, a U.S. Navy veteran. The quilt was produced by the quilting group at Deer Creek Apartments.

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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.