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Lessons in conservation

An opportunity will be available beginning May 18 for individuals to learn about Iowa’s natural ecosystems and the diversity of conservation challenges and opportunities within not only the state, but the region of Hamilton, Humboldt, Pocahontas and Webster Counties. The Iowa Master ...

Sharing rural roads with farm equipment requires patience

AMES – Favorable weather in the forecast has farm equipment and motorists back on Iowa’s roadways, and with that combination comes the need for patience and caution. “Every year there are thousands of collisions between motor vehicles and farm machinery on our rural roads,” said ...

Saved from the wrecking ball

Historic buildings have been described as stories that began long ago and aren’t finished yet. Lake City almost closed the book on Central School more than 40 years ago, until a small group of volunteers wrote a new chapter for the two-story, brick school built in 1884 that’s now a museum ...

ISU Extension offers classes for food preservation

AMES — Spring is coming and many families are planning their gardens. Preserving your garden’s summer bounty is a great way to enjoy your home-grown produce year round – as long as you don’t serve food borne illness, like botulism, with your home preserved foods, say nutrition and ...

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Health screenings scheduled for next week

UnityPoint Health — Trinity Regional Medical Center is holding health screenings May 10 and 13. Stroke and vascular screenings will be held on May 10. Community blood work screenings will be held from 7 a.m. to noon on May 13. Appointment times are required for both screenings. Call Tami ...

Garden Club to meet Tuesday

The Fort Dodge Federated Garden Club will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Lion’s Den, 731 Exposition Drive. Members are encouraged to wear their favorite gardening hat.

OLLI at ISU offers distance learning to those over 50

AMES — Don’t live in Central Iowa but are 50+ and love to learn? Today, it doesn’t matter where you live, because our programming is now online with Zoom. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Iowa State University is a lifelong learning program for anyone who is at least 50 years of ...

Fireside chat at Camp WaNoKi Thursday

Webster County Conservation will hold a fireside chat from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Camp WaNoKi. The camp is located one mile east of Coalville and one-half mile south on WaNoKi Camp Road. Bring a comfy campfire chair and relax around a campfire. Get a trail map and head out on the trails in ...

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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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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 ...

Petersen — Wolvington

Julie Lynn Petersen, formerly of Rockwell City, and Michael Raymond Wolvington, of Chadron, Nebraska, are engaged An April 10, 2021, wedding is planned. The couple’s parents are Mark and Dawn Williamson, of Rockwell City and the late Ralph Petersen of Ida Grove; and Randy and Donna ...

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DeSart — 90th birthday

Bunny DeSart, of Fort Dodge, will celebrate her 90th birthday on Friday. Cards may be sent to her at 301 S. 10th St., No. 9, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. Her family includes Vicky and Mike Grell, of Fort Dodge; Linda and David Davis, of Ames; and Roger and Penny DeSart, of Fontana, California. She ...

Schadegg — 90th birthday

CLARE — Catherine Ellen Schadegg, of Pleasant Hill, California, formerly of Clare, will celebrate her 90th birthday on May 16. Cards may be sent to her at 943 Santa Cruz Dive, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523. Her family includes Deb and Mike Schuh, of Fort Dodge; Cindy Schadegg, of Fort Dodge; ...

Foster — 70 years

WEBSTER CITY — John (Jack) and Beverly Foster will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on May 12. Cards may be sent to them at 827 Cedar St., Webster City, IA 50595. Their family includes Kevin and Cindy Foster, Kelli Foster, and Korri and Ken Domstead. They were married on May 12, 1951.

Zahrobsky — 40 years

MANSON — Kevin and Tonda Zahrobsky, of Manson, will celebrate their 40th anniversary today. Cards may be sent to them at 820 Seventh Ave., Manson, IA 50563. Their family includes Terrie and Tim Harris, of Fort Dodge; and Skyler and Katie Zahrobsky, of Vincent. They have two ...

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Arrivals: May 1, 2021

IOWA SPECIALITY HOSPITAL MENDOZA RODRIGUEZ — Nashla Rodriguez and Pedro Mendoza,Webster City, a boy, Dylan Jesus Mendoza Rodriguez, Thursday, April 22, 2021.

Arrivals: April 24, 2021

IOWA SPECIALTY HOSPITAL HARTMANN — Katelin and Brady Hartmann, Webster City, a girl, Murphy Delphine Hartmann, Thursday, April 15, 2021. Grandparents are Gary and Kris Pruismann, Stratford; Tom Hartmann, Webster City; and Nick and Kris Rexroat, Webster City.

Arrivals: April 17, 2021

UNITYPOINT HEALTH — TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER KELLNER — Sarah and Gabe Kellner, Humboldt, a boy, Friday, March 26, 2021. FERRELL — Jennifer Ferrell, Fort Dodge, a boy, Friday, March 26, 2021. SKOW — Katelyn Skow, Dakota City, a boy, Tuesday, March 30, 2021. DOSTER — ...

Arrivals: April 10, 2021

IOWA SPECIALTY HOSPITAL POWELL — Megan Thies and David Powell, Fort Dodge, a boy, Griffyn Michael Powell, Wednesday, March 31, 2021. Grandparents are Vern and Sue Powell, Fort Dodge, and Roger and Cindy Thies, Fort Dodge. Great-grandmother is Milly Thies, Fort Dodge. LYONS – Theresa ...

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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.

Hansons donate to Trinity Cancer Center

Anne and Dave Hanson, of Las Vegas, Nevada, recently delivered 250 packages of Mary Kay skin care packages to the Trinity Cancer Center to be given to patients with cancer. Anne Hanson, a Mary Kay director, is continuing the Linda’s Legacy program in honor of her mother-in-law, Linda Hanson, ...

Knights of Columbus raise funds for Special Olympics

Joel Groth, Fort Dodge Knights of Columbus, presents Lee DeCicco, co-director of North Central Area Special Olympics, a check for $1,000. The money was raised through the Knights of Columbus annual Tootsie Roll campaign.

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