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Sounds of the Season

Take a journey through a variety of Christmas music, including classics and contemporary songs, this year at Iowa Central Community College’s holiday concert. Will Lopes, director of vocal music, and Paul Bloomquist, director of instrumental music, describe the concert to be performed ...

Christmas around the world

Every family has its own Christmas traditions. Many of these come from ancestors from other countries. Here are a few of these traditions and where they came from. Germany From Germany we get the traditional Christmas tree. The tradition of decorating a Christmas tree was brought here by ...

Symphony to perform Christmas concert

Des Moines-based jazz singer Max Wellman, who first appeared with the Fort Dodge Area Symphony in 2013, will perform several popular holiday tunes, including “O Christmas Tree,” “Jingle Bells,” “Toyland” and “Silent Night.” Wellman and vocalist Katy Merriman will sing duets to ...

Just add water?

If a disclaimer can be attached to the Thanksgiving turkey cooking directions given by a small sampling of Cooper Elementary School students, it’s this. “Actual results may vary,” and “Don’t try this at home.” Noah Simon, 5, knew to put the bird in the oven. His time and ...

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KYL DIY Club to meet Tuesday

WEBSTER CITY — Kendall Young Library DIY Club will be making winter scene vases at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the library, Webster City. No registration is required.

KYL family program is Thursday

WEBSTER CITY — Kendall Young Library, Webster City, will be hosting a Christmas ornament creation family program at 6 p.m. Thursday. Join us to decorate Christmas ornaments with your families. Three simple Christmas ornaments and two Lego ornaments will be made.

Christmas Concert is Dec. 8

POCAHONTAS — The Pocahontas Community Chorus and the Pocahontas Community Band will present a Christmas concert at 2 p.m. Dec. 8 at Resurrection of Our Lord Catholic Church, Pocahontas. The chorus is under the direction of Andrea Christians and the accompanist is Sharyn Cook. The band is ...

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.

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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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Wood — 100th birthday

Kate Wood, of Fort Dodge, will celebrate her 100th birthday on Dec. 10. Cards may be sent to her at 420 Kenyon Road, Fort Dodge, IA 50501 Her family includes Walter and Janis Wood; William and Fran Wood, of Fort Dodge; Gary and Joyce VanArsdale, of West Richland, Washington. She has eight ...

Hansch — 95th birthday

Laurence Hansch, of Fort Dodge, will celebrate his 95th birthday with an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Otho Community Center, Otho. Cards may be sent to him at 22607 Circle Drive, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. His family includes Larry Hansch and Nancy Sue Ryan, of Nocona, Texas; ...

Lindquist — 100th birthday

ALBERT CITY — Alvin Lindquist, of Albert City, will celebrate his 100th birthday on Dec. 11. Cards may be sent to him at 401 N. Third St., Box 276, Albert City, IA 50510. His family includes Craig Lindquist and Linda Knight, of California; and daughter-in-law Anita Lindquist, of Fort ...

Hilgendorf — 85th birthday

Larry Hilgendorf, of Fort Dodge will celebrate his 85th birthday today. Cards may be sent to him at 916–8 Williams Drive, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. His family includes Liz and Steve Schrauth of Fort Dodge; Theresa Hilgendorf, of Twin Lakes; and Ted and Karen Hilgendorf, of Isanti, Minnesota. ...

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Arrivals: Dec. 1, 2019

TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER BARTROM — Jayne and Cory Bartrom, Wesley, a boy, Monday, Nov. 18, 2019. VORRIE — Melissa and Derek Vorrie, Thor, a girl, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. RILEY — Jennifer Benage and Mike Riley, Fort Dodge, a boy, Colton Richard Riley, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. ...

Arrivals: Nov. 24, 2019

TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER ALEXANDER — Tessa Alexander, Fort Dodge, a boy, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. KUHN — Sam and Mat Kuhn, Fort Dodge, a boy, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. KOVAL — Devin Koval, Manson, a boy, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. FUENTES — Leslie Fuentes, Fort Dodge, a girl, ...

Arrivals: Nov. 17, 2019

TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER DENCKLAU — Kea and Conner Dencklau, Fort Dodge, a boy, Kylan Antone Dencklau, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. Grandparents are Stacy and Rita Bergren and Kevin and Dawn Dencklau. Great-grandparents are Delbert Dencklau, Roger and Jan Graham, Lee and Jane Thielmann ...

Arrivals: Nov. 10, 2019

TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER DEAN — Tanica Dean, Pocahontas, a boy, Friday, Oct. 25, 2019. HENDERSON — Abby and Ernest Henderson, Webster City, a girl, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. MILLER — Lindsey and Dustin Miller, Lanyon, a boy, Monday, Oct. 28, 2019. HOLCOMBE — Leann Holcombe, ...