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Manson Greater Crater Days

MANSON — This year’s Manson Greater Crater Days celebration will see a number of new events that organizers hope visitors to the festival will enjoy. Among the new events at Greater Crater Days, which goes from Friday through Sunday, is a skid loader rodeo. Justin Widlund, president of ...

King Band concert will include patriotic music

The Karl L. King Municipal Band of Fort Dodge will continue the 2019 summer concert season at 7:30 p.m. today with a concert at the Karl L. King Band Shell in Oleson Park. There is no admission charge, courtesy of the cCity of Fort Dodge. In case of inclement weather, the concert may be ...

‘Fiancee of danger’

Marie Marvingt was not one to sit still for very long. Her resume seems better suited for a character in an action movie than a French woman who was born in 1875. It includes flying planes and balloons, riding the Tour de France bike route, climbing mountains and dominating winter sports. She ...

How dads shape us will be topic at Lifetree Cafe

The impact of fathers on children will be examined noon Tuesday at Lifetree Cafe at Cana, 18 S. Third St. The program, titled “A Father’s Power: How Dads Shape Us — for Better or Worse,” includes a filmed interview with former gang member and current father Mark DeEsparza. “I ...

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‘The Amana Change’ program will be held Saturday

WEBSTER CITY — “The Amana Change” program presented by Betsy Momany is 1 p.m. Saturday at the Mulberry Center Church in Wilson Brewer Historic Park, Webster City. The presentation is about the historical transitions Amana has faced from 1932 until today through the laughter and tears of ...

Kendall Young Library Explorers program is Thursday

WEBSTER CITY — Kendall Young Library, Webster City, is holding its Explorers Program for children who have finished kindergarten through fourth grade from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the library. The program will be Iowa bird discovery with a Hamilton County naturalist.

Noon Book Club to meet Tuesday at Kendall Young Library

WEBSTER CITY — The Kendall Young Library Noon Book Club will meet at noon on Tuesday at the library. The book is “Their Eyes Were Watching God” by Zora Neale Hurston. Feel free to bring a sack lunch.

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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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Eatinger — Krull

Alana Eatinger and Nicholas Krull, both of Fort Dodge, are engaged. Parents of the couple are Joe and Nicole Eatinger, of Pomeroy, and Norman and Eileen Krull, of George. A June 29 wedding is planned. Eatinger is a 2008 graduate of Manson Northwest Webster. She attended Iowa Central ...

English — Schmidt

Marita English and Donald Schmidt, both of Fort Dodge, are engaged. Parents of the couple are Jim and Susan English, of Clare, and the late Kenneth and Donna Schmidt, of Barnum. An Aug. 17, 2019, wedding is planned. English is a 1995 graduate of Saint Edmond High School and is an ...

Bush — Engler

Amanda Bush and John Engler, both of Fort Dodge, are engaged. Parents of the couple are Joe and Jill Bush and Mike and Helaine Engler, all of Fort Dodge. A June 22 wedding is planned in Fort Dodge. Bush is a 2012 graduate of Manson Northwest Webster in Manson. She received her bachelor’s ...

Hanson — Nelson

Melissa Hanson of Duncombe and Cameron Nelson of Fort Dodge are engaged. Parents of the couple are Kenny and Janice Hanson, of Duncombe, and Quintin and Rhonda Nelson, of Fort Dodge. A June 29 wedding is planned. Hanson is a 2007 graduate of Webster City High School and received an ...

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Hendricks — 80 years old

LAKE CITY — Leon and Judy Hendricks, of Lake City, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary and his 80th birthday with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. today at Woodlawn Christian Church in Lake City. They were married on June 27, 1959. He was born on June 23, 1939.

Hendricks — 60 years

LAKE CITY — Leon and Judy Hendricks, of Lake City, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary and his 80th birthday with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. today at Woodlawn Christian Church in Lake City. They were married on June 27, 1959. He was born on June 23, 1939.

VanVacter — 25 years

DUNCOMBE — Kelle and Jerry VanVacter, of Duncombe, are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary Tuesday. Their family includes Justen and Jessica VanVacter, of Fort Dodge; Leah and Matt Gaillard, of Fort Dodge; Caleb VanVacter, of Des Moines; Lennox VanVacter, of Fort Dodge; and Laura ...

Milefchik — 60 years

Dennis and Pat Milefchik, of Fort Dodge, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Thursday. Cards may be sent to them at 1628 N. 23rd St., Fort Dodge, IA 50501. Their family includes Angie and Mark Mascharka and Joel and Sharon Milefchik. They have four grandchildren. A son, Bill ...

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Arrivals: June 23, 2019

TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER HULETT — Stephanie Hulett, Gilmore City, a boy, Sunday, June 9, 2019. TOWERS — Libby and John Towers, Churdan, a boy, Monday, June 10, 2019. CERVENE — Leah Cervene, Fort Dodge, a boy, Tuesday, June 11, 2019. MORSCHING — Deann Morsching, Fort ...

Arrivals: June 16, 2019

TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER MILLER — Rilee Miller, Fort Dodge, a girl, Friday, June 7, 2019. HARRIS — Kristine and Cody Harris, Fort Dodge, a girl, Friday, June 7, 2019. ASHBROOK — Baileigh and Lukas Ashbrook, Fort Dodge, a girl, Saturday, June 8, 2019. RIDLEY — Charmaine ...

Arrivals: June 9, 2019

TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER BARNETT — Allison Barnett, Fort Dodge, a girl, Friday, May 24, 2019. IRLE — Karee Irle, Fort Dodge, a boy, Saturday, May 25, 2019. HEFLEY — Hayle and Colin Hefley, Fort Dodge, a girl, Sunday, May 26, 2019. SOSA — Evelyn and David Sosa, Fort Dodge, ...

Arrivals: June 2, 2019

TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER MALPICA-BLANCO — Maria Malpica-Blanco, Webster City, a girl, Saturday, May 18, 2019. SUMMERS — Mindy Summers, Lehigh, a girl, Monday, May 20, 2019. CASTOR — Katelin and Noah Castor, Fort Dodge, a girl, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. ARTIS — Ameesha Artis, ...