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Grace Kraushaar

What is your name and age? Grace Kraushaar and I am 9 years old. Where do you go to school and what grade are you in? I go to Feelhaver Elementary and I will be in 4th grade. What do you most enjoy about performing? Either in musicals, church, piano etc…. When I do summer musicals, I ...

Auditions scheduled for ‘Catch Me If You Can’

Comedia Musica Players will conduct auditions for its fall production of the musical “Catch Me If You Can” in August. Auditions will be held on Aug. 20 and on Aug. 21. The auditions are open to anyone entering ninth grade as of fall 2019 or older. Both sessions begin at 6 p.m. at First ...

Tackling hunger one bag at a time

The percentage of children in Fort Dodge schools who are eligible for free and reduced lunch has not changed significantly in 10 years, according to Dr. Terry Moehnke. “Unfortunately, the number of free and reduced meals in this city is about 60 to 65 percent,” Moehnke said. “That ...

‘The Movie Game’

Hawkeye Community Theatre will round out its trio of summer shows with ‘‘The Movie Game,’’ written by Adam Hummel. It will be performed at 7 p.m. Aug. 14-17, with an additional matinee at 2 p.m. Aug. 17. Tickets are $10 for all ages. See www.hawkeyetheatre.com or visit the Hawkeye ...

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Adult Coloring will be held at the Fort Dodge Public Library Tuesday

Come relax and socialize with other creative and interesting people during adult coloring at the Fort Dodge Public Library, 424 Central Ave. The next coloring session will be 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday in the library’s large meeting room. The library provides coloring sheets, coloring ...

Compassionate Friends to meet Monday

Compassionate Friends of Fort Dodge, a support group for parents (or siblings) that have suffered the death of a child of any age and from any cause, will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1436 21st Ave. N. (park and enter in the back). Call Misty at 571-2762 or ...

Washington No. 10 School reunion Aug. 24

The annual reunion of Webster County Washington Township School No. 10 will be held at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 24 at Perkins Restaurant, 511 S. 32nd St. Attendees will pay for their own meals. All former students, spouses, teachers and parents are welcome to attend. For more information, contact ...

Choral Society rehearsals begin

The Fort Dodge Choral Society will have its first rehearsal of the 2019-2020 season at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 19 at Grace Lutheran Church, 211 S. Ninth St. Anyone interested in singing with the group may come to the rehearsal.

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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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VanWaes — Kenyon

CLARE — Jessica VanWaes and Mike Kenyon, both of Clare, are engaged. Parents of the couple are Ben and Phyllis Rogers, of Barnum, and Joe and Peggy Kenyon, of Mallard. An Oct. 12 wedding is planned. VanWaes has a bachelor of science degree in business administration. She is employed at ...

Schminke — Baardson

WEST DES MOINES — Molly Schminke and Taylor Baardson, both of West Des Moines, are engaged. Parents of the couple are Kevin and Sarah Schminke, of Fort Dodge, and David and Kristen Baardson, of Fort Dodge. An Aug. 17 wedding is planned. Schminke is a 2013 graduate of Fort Dodge Senior ...

Macdonald — Walsh

ST. PETERS, Mo. — Kaily Macdonald of Gowrie and Christopher Walsh, of St. Peters, Missouri, are engaged to be married. Parents of the couple are Stacey Cline, of Gowrie; Lysle and Trisha Macdonald,of Story City; and Kevin and Janet Walsh, of St. Peters, Missouri. An Aug. 17 wedding is ...

Harrison

Cassandra Johnson and Cody Harrison, both of Fort Dodge were married on June 29, 2019, in Backus, Minnesota. Parents of the couple are Jodi Johnson and the late Timothy Bender, of Fort Dodge, and Shane and Tanya Harrison, of Fort Dodge. The bride is a 2010 graduate of Fort Dodge Senior High ...

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Willis — 60 years

ROCKWELL CITY — James and Gracia Willis, of Rockwell City, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Friday. Cards may be sent to them at 1747 250th St., Rockwell City, IA 50579. Their family includes Tom and Susan Nelson Willis and Laura and Jeff Simdon, all of Madison, Wisconsin. ...

Heim — 90th birthday

LAKE CITY — Daryl Heim, of Lake City, will celebrate his 90th birthday with an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Auburn Community Center, Auburn. Cards may be sent to him at 1001 Monroe, Lake City, IA 51449. His family includes Kevin Heim, of Des Moines; Jeanie Culver, of Fort ...

Joslin — 80th birthday

BARNUM — Leslie Joslin, of Barnum, will celebrate his 80th birthday on Aug. 18. Cards may be sent to him at 306 Center St., Box 76, Barnum, IA 50518. His family includes his wife, Arlean Joslin; Kenny and Mary Jo Joslin, Joyce Joslin and Denise and Jason Kahler, all of Fort Dodge. He has ...

Carpenter — 80th birthday

Norene Patricia Carpenter, of Fort Dodge, will celebrate her 80th birthday Friday. Cards may be sent to her at 1203 N. 24th St., Fort Dodge, IA 50501. Her family includes husband Daryl Carpenter; Scott and Blanca Carpenter, of Andover, Massachusetts; and Kristy and Eric Samuelson, of Fort ...

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Arrivals: Aug. 11, 2019

TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER SHIMON — Cara and Nelson Shimon, Pocahontas, a boy, Saturday, July 27, 2019. GODDARD — Nicole Goddard, Fort Dodge, a girl, Sunday, July 28, 2019. STEINKAMP — Macy Steinkamp, Rockwell City, a boy, Tuesday, July 30, 2019. SMITH — Jayde and Austyn ...

Arrivals: Aug. 4, 2019

TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER GAMBILL — Anna Gambill, Fort Dodge, a boy, Monday, July 22, 2019. GRUVER — Connie and Jason Gruver, Fort Dodge, a girl, Monday, July 22, 2019. KRAMER-GARRETT — Heidi Kramer-Garrett and Steven Garrett, Fort Dodge, a girl, Monday, July 22, ...

Arrivals: July 28, 2019

TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER JOHNSON — Alisha and Joel Johnson, Fort Dodge, a boy, Friday, July 12, 2019. ZAKEER — Miranda Zakeer, Fort Dodge, a boy, Sunday, July 14, 2019. MURPHY — Nicohle and Cody Murphy, Fort Dodge, a girl, Monday, July 15, 2019. BUNPAN — Victoria and Khid ...

Arrivals: July 21, 2019

TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER O’CONNOR — Rachel Slater and Chad O’Connor, Fort Dodge, a girl, Arielle O’Connor, Friday, June 14, 2019. Grandparents are Dan and Deb O’Connor, Fort Dodge; Joan Slater, Eagle Grove, and the late Roger Slater; and the late Jennifer Amosson, Fort Dodge. ...