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Final King Band summer concert is Sunday

The final concert of this 2022 summer season by the Karl L. King Municipal Band of Fort Dodge will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Karl L. King Band Shell in beautiful Oleson Park. Admission is free, courtesy of the City of Fort Dodge. Conductor of the band is Jerrold P. Jimmerson, with Dan ...

Dragons in the water

When the long, slender dragon boats slip into the water of Badger Lake on Aug. 13, they will be marking a special anniversary. This year is the 25th anniversary of the Badger Lake Dragon Boat Bash. It will be a two-day event featuring a concert, fireworks and lots of racing action, as the ...

Shrek coming to Fort Dodge

This ogre just wants some peace and quiet in his swamp, so he’s on a mission to evict the dozens of fairytale characters who have taken refuge in his home. Stage Door Productions is bringing “Shrek Jr.” to the stage at Fort Dodge Middle School next week. Shows are Thursday, Friday and ...

King Band continues summer season

The Karl L. King Municipal Band of Fort Dodge will continue their 2022 summer concert season on Sunday evening at the Karl L. King Band Shell in Oleson Park. Concert time is 7:30 p.m. and will be preceded by an ice cream social served by the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, starting around 6:30 ...

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Christ Lutheran steak fry Friday

Christ Lutheran Church, 2220 10th Ave. N., will hold its annual steak fry from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday. The meal will include a 16 oz. T-bone steak, baked potato, baked beans and a roll for $20 per meal. This will be a drive thru/take out only meal.

Humboldt Art Festival Aug. 13

HUMBOLDT — The 14th annual Humboldt Art Festival is back. The festival will be held at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug.13. Bring the whole family for a day of art and entertainment with free children’s arts and crafts activities, live music, and multiple art and ...

FDPL adult coloring Tuesday

Fort Dodge Public Library, 424 Central Ave., will hold an adult coloring session from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday in the library’s large meeting room. Coloring sheets and coloring utensils will be available as well as cookies. If you are a long-time coloring fan or prefer to use your own ...

UnityPoint Health — TRMC is holding health screening on Thursday

Community blood work screenings will be held from 7 a.m. to noon on Thursday. The screening will be held at UnityPoint Health — Trinity Regional Medical Center, 802 Kenyon Road. Appointment times are required for the screening. Call Tami Davis R.N. at 515-574-6505 for more information and to ...

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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 ...

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. ...

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Rogers — Simonson

Stacy Rogers and Mark Simonson, both of Fort Dodge, are engaged. Parents of the couple are Mitch and Sue Ewing, of Fort Dodge, and Fred and Sandy Simonson, of Vincent. An Aug. 27 wedding is planned. Rogers is a 2002 graduate of Fort Dodge Senior High and received her bachelors degree in ...

Matthes — Murman

SIOUX CITY — Molly Matthes and Brian Murman, both of Sioux City, formerly of Fort Dodge, are engaged. Parents of the couple are Marc and Jill Matthes and Bruce and Dee Murman, all of Fort Dodge. A Sept.10, 2022, wedding is planned. Matthes is a 2015 graduate of Fort Dodge Senior High ...

Hollingshead

Lauren Miller and Shane Hollingshead, both from Fort Dodge, were married on May 21, 2022, at Lizard Creek Ranch, Fort Dodge. Parents of the couple are Deb Miller of Fort Dodge, Steve Miller of Otho; and the late Carol and Steve Hollingshead, of Fort Dodge.

Lippens — Poldervaart

CEDAR RAPIDS — Samantha Lippens and Tyler Poldervaart, both of Cedar Rapids, are engaged. The couple’s parents are Doug and Heidi Lippens, of Miles, and Steven and Ronica Poldervaart, of Fort Dodge. The wedding is planned for April 29, 2022. Lippens is a graduate of Wartburg College and ...

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Weishaar — 50 years

Thomas and Patricia Weishaar will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday. Cards may be mailed to them at 1311 28th Ave. N., Fort Dodge, IA 50501. Their family includes Paul and Sarah Weishaar, of Rochester, Minnesota; John and Amy Weishaar, of Charles City; and Ann and Matt ...

Carlson —60 years

Erland and Elaine Carlson, of Fort Dodge, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Aug. 11. Cards may be mailed to 1115 Forest Ave., Fort Dodge, IA 50501. Their family includes Dr. Ethan Carlson and Shannan Morgan of Baraboo, Wisconsin; Elise Carlson, of Fort Dodge; and Ellen and ...

Johnson will celebrate birthday

DAYTON — Joyce Johnson, of Dayton, formerly of Lehigh and Webster City, will celebrate her 91st birthday on Thursday. Cards may be sent to her at 504 Second St. NE #806, Dayton, IA 50530. Her family includes Dee Tubbs, of Dayton; and Julie and Philip Cooney, of Duncombe. She has five ...

Johanson — 60 years

Bud (Carl D.) and Donita Johanson will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Aug. 11. Cards can be sent to them at 602 Kenyon Road, #4109, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. Their family includes Doug and Sandy Johanson and Barb and Dale Wetherell.They have four grandchildren and one ...

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Arrivals: July 30, 2022

IOWA SPECIALTY HOSPITAL SOSA — Mikaela and Enrique Sosa, Webster City, a girl, Aleyda Lizbeth Sosa, Thursday, July 21, 2022. Grandparents are Dennis and Donna Roosa, Webster City, and Abel Sosa and Aida Ferto, Mexico.

Arrivals: July 23, 2022

UNITYPOINT HEALTH — TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER SMITH — Cassie and Tyler Smith, Humboldt, a girl, Monday, June 27, 2022. NELSON — Jillian and Aaron Nelson, Somers, a girl, Monday, June 27, 2022. SCHILD — Josie Schild, Badger, a boy, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. CONRAD — Cari ...

Arrivals: July 16, 2022

IOWA SPECIALTY HOSPITAL HEATON — Lacey and Jesse Heaton, Webster City, a girl Charlotte Lane Renee Heaton, Friday, July 8, 2022. Grandparents are Keith Lavender, Webster City, and Michelle Beckley, Kansas City, Kansas. Great-grandparents are Sandra Lavender, Webster City, and Marlene and ...

Arrivals: July 2, 2022

UNITYPOINT HEALTH — TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER WEIGLE/MINA — Margaret Weigle and Abraam Mina, Fort Dodge, a girl, Saturday, June 18, 2022. ARENDS — Michelle and Brady Arends, Otho, a girl, Monday, June 20, 2022. DWIGHT — Ashley and Ryen Dwight, Fort Dodge, a boy, Monday, June ...

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Five generations gather

Five generations got together for Thanksgiving. In back are Grandmother Barb Copenhaver, mother Madison Copenhaver, Jossen Reyes, and Great-grandmother Laurie Lagerstrom. Josiah Reyes and Great-great-grandmother Loretta Brundige are sitting.

Four generations of Beck family

Four generations are pictured. At left, Grandfather Scott Beck is holding Millie Grace Chavez. In the middle is Great-Grandmother Nancy Lee Beck. At right, mother Kelsey Beck is holding Emmilynn Mae Chavez.

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.