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FDSH choirs don ‘singers masks’

No, those aren’t ducks on stage at the next Fort Dodge Senior High a cappellaCQconcert — they’re students, they just kind of look like ducks. To help choir students avoid spreading the novel coronavirus, while still allowing them to sing mostly unhindered, the Fort Dodge Community ...

Dig into Iowa’s Remarkable Ag History in Somers on Tuesday

SOMERS — If you eat, you have a connection to farming every day. Iowa has long been an epicenter of agricultural productivity and innovation. Author Darcy Dougherty Maulsby from Lake City will bring stories of that productivity and innovation to life on Tuesday at the Somers Public Library ...

“Broadway and Beyond” coming to Oleson Park

The Karl King Bandshell at Oleson Park will soon be alive with ‘‘The Sound of Music’’ — as well as other stage favorites, courtesy of the Iowa Central Community College Music Department. The ‘‘Broadway and Beyond’’ concert will begin at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The concert will ...

Farm to Fork continues

Farm to Fork will continue its annual celebration in a slightly modified manner on Sept. 12 to make it safer with COVID-19, allowing diners to sample exquisite selections from a variety of local producers in a five-course, farm-fresh meal. This year, instead of the traditional long table ...

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Recognize outstanding Iowa STEM teachers

Do you know a STEM teacher who goes above and beyond? Someone whose passion for science, technology, engineering or math has inspired students in the classroom and potentially to pursue future careers in STEM? It’s time to recognize their hard work. Nominations are now open for the 2021 ...

Icky’s Youth Center golf tournament is scheduled for Sept. 26

Icky’s Youth Center golf tournament is 8:30 a.m. Sept. 26 at Twin Lakes Golf Course, 2289 S. Twin Lakes Road, Rockwell City. Tee off will be at 9 a.m. The format is four man best ball. Cost is $100 per team ($25 per person). There will be a silent auction, free lunch, prizes and presentation ...

Arrivals: Sept. 12

UNITYPOINT HEALTH — TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER LANE — Emily and Jerrod Lane, Humboldt, a boy, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020. SMITH — Emily and Brad Smith, Webster City, a boy, Monday, Aug. 31, 2020. HOOD — Haleigh Hood, Fort Dodge, a girl, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. FRAZIER — ...

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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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Hollman — Hillman

URBANDALE — Emily Hollman, of Urbandale, and Drew Hillman, of West Des Moines, are engaged. The parents of the couple are Karl and Pat Hollman, of Burnside, and Doug Hillman and the late SueAnn Hillman, of West Des Moines. A wedding is planned for Nov. 21, 2020. Hollman is a 2005 ...

Walstrom — Hehnke

DES MOINES — Sydney Walstrom and Branson Hehnke, both of Des Moines, are engaged. The parents of the couple are Ron and Brenda Walstrom, of Fort Dodge; Mike Hehnke, of Winterset; and Barb and Glen Emary, of Des Moines. A wedding is planned for Oct. 31, 2020. Walstrom is a 2008 graduate ...

Erickson — Smith

LEHIGH — Tara Erickson and Brett Smith, both of Lehigh, are engaged. The parents of the couple are Bob Meyer, of Dayton; the late Linda Meyer; and Dan and Sue Smith, of Lehigh. A wedding is planned for Aug. 8, 2020. Erickson is a graduate of Southeast Webster High School. She is ...

Kelleher — Armstrong

BADGER — Patrick Kelleher and Abigail Armstrong, both of Badger, are engaged. Parents of the couple are Steve Kelleher, of Fort Dodge; Jim and Kathleen Schreier, of Fort Dodge; and Harry and Tammy Armstrong, of Badger. An Oct. 10 wedding is planned. Kelleher is a 2013 graduate from ...

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Martin — 90th birthday

Kenneth Martin, of Fort Dodge, will celebrate his 90th birthday on Monday. Cards may be sent to him at 104 Timber Ridge, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. His family includes wife Beverly; Kent and Linda Martin, of Independence, Minnesota; Kim and Linda Martin, of Somers; Kevin and Lori Martin; of ...

Den Hartog — 80th birthday

Dennis Den Hartog, of Fort Dodge, is celebrating his 80th birthday today. Cards may be sent to him at 2248 146th St., Fort Dodge, IA 50501. His family includes his wife of 59 years, Eleanor; Michael and Grace Den Hartog, of Anaheim, California; Robert and Trish Den Hartog, of Savage, ...

Petersen — 50 years

Paul and Karen Petersen, of Fort Dodge, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary today. Cards may be sent to 1932 N. 16th St., Fort Dodge, IA 50501. Their family includes Perry and Linsey Petersen, of North St. Paul, Minnesota; Natasha and Nick Bates, of Albuquerque, New Mexico; and ...

Mickelson — 90th birthday

LEHIGH — Paul Mickelson, of Lehigh, celebrated his 90th birthday on Sept. 9. Cards may be sent to him at 2941 Quail Ave., Lehigh, IA 50557. His family includes his wife, Patsy; Jane and Jim Rips, of Springfield, Missouri; and David and Cathy Mickelson, of Lehigh. He has two ...

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Arrivals: Sept. 19, 2020

UNITYPOINT HEALTH — TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER DOUGLAS — Audrey Douglas, Fort Dodge, a boy, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020. MCFIELD — Stephanie and Sidney McField, Harcourt, a boy, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. BLAKE — Alexis and Caleb Blake, Fort Dodge, a girl, Friday, Sept. 11, ...

Arrivals: Aug. 29

UNITYPOINT HEALTH — TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER HELMERS — Stevie and Dave Helmers, Palmer, twin girls, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. WEINER — Heather and Brad Weiner, Vincent, a girl, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. LENTSCH — Chloe Lentsch, Fort Dodge, a boy, Thursday, Aug. 20, ...

Arrivals: Aug. 22, 2020

UNITYPOINT HEALTH — TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER HOWELL — Kristine and Josh Howell, Moorland, a boy, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. HALL — Journee Hall, Thor, a boy, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. KEHM — Amanda and Ryan Kehn, Fort Dodge, a boy, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020.

Arrivals: Aug. 15, 2020

UNITYPOINT HEALTH — TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER PEARSON — Clara Pearson, Fort Dodge, a girl, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. OLEARY — Bradi Oleary, Fort Dodge, a boy, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. SKOGLUND — Maureen Skoglund, Fort Dodge, a boy, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. HINNERS — Beth and ...

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Knights of Columbus donate to Honor Flight

Josh Bader from the Fort Dodge Knights of Columbus, right, presents a check to Ron Newsum for $700 to support the Brushy Creek Area Honor Flight. The money was raised during the Fish Fries at Corpus Christi Parish Center this past Lent.

CDA Court 216 presents scholarships

CDA Court 216, Our Lady of Good Counsel, recently presented scholarships. Nicholas Lawler received a $1,000 scholarship recipient. Milena Naughton received the $500 Outstanding Catholic Female Leadership Award. Court 216 also awarded two $500 tuition assistance scholarships to incoming ...

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