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Just The Right One

If you have an artificial Christmas tree, stop reading and do the crossword puzzle instead. If your family wants a real one, however, then this is for you: a guide to help avoid situations such as the one faced by Margaret and Steve Hypothetical. To paraphrase NASA: “Margaret, we have a ...

Local Marines to celebrate 247 years

Slicing an elaborately decorated cake with a shiny sword just isn’t done at most birthday parties. It will be done in a few days, however, when local Marines and Marine Corps veterans gather to celebrate the 247th birthday of their favorite branch of the American military. The birthday is a ...

Village Square Theatre presents “No Body Like Jimmy” Nov. 18 and 19

LAKE CITY — The Village Square Theatre will present “No Body Like Jimmy” at 7 p.m. Nov. 18 and 19 in the Fanny Howell auditorium at the South Central Calhoun High School, Lake City. Tickets are $10 per person and will be sold at the door. There will be no reserved seats.

Heather Kelly is making music her way

Fort Dodge native Heather Kelly is a prolific singer-songwriter who started in the music scene back in 2006. With more than 20 years of experience in the music industry, Kelly has released four albums as the lead vocalist of the group HipKnosis, formerly known as H&K, and many singles as a ...

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ICCC Sounds of the Season Dec. 9 and 10

The Iowa Central Community College music department presents the “Sounds of the Season” 2022 holiday concert series Dec. 9 and 10. The vocal concert featuring the Triton Singers, Encore Singers, vocal jazz and PopVoices is 7 p.m. Dec. 9 and 10 in the Bioscience Auditorium. Admission is ...

Deer hunters breakfast Dec. 10

LEHIGH — The Lehigh Lions Club is holding a deer hunters breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Dec. 10 at the Community Center in Lehigh. All you can eat pancakes, sausage and eggs will be served. Tickets are $10 for adults and children age 11 and under are free. All proceeds will go toward community ...

Friends of St. Edmond craft and vendor show today

The third annual Friends of St. Edmond craft and vendor show is 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at St. Edmond Catholic School, 2321 Sixth Ave. N. Admission is $1. There will be a concession stand, bake sale, hot chocolate bar and photo booth. There will also be a Chris Cakes pancake breakfast from 8 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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Rye — McQueen

OMAHA, Neb. — Anne Marie Rye and Tom McQueen, of Omaha, Nebraska are engaged. Parents of the couple are Matt and Debby Rye, of Lincoln, Nebraska; Scott McQueen, of Fort Dodge; and Laura McQueen, of Omaha, Nebraska. A New Year’s Eve 2022 wedding is planned in Omaha. Rye is a graduate ...

Simonson

Stacy Rogers and Mark Simonson, of Fort Dodge, were married on Aug. 27, 2022, by Barb Vonsak. Parents of the couple are Mitch and Sue Ewing, of Fort Dodge, and Fred and Sandy Simonson, of Vincent. The bride was escorted by her children Henry and Stella Rogers. The bridal party included ...

Greazel — Bennett

Bianca Greazel, of Marshalltown, and Ryan Bennett, of Cedar Falls, are engaged. Parents of the couple are Dave and Judy Adland, of Marshalltown, and Mike and Marty Bennett, of Fort Dodge. An Oct. 8 wedding is planned. Greazel is a divisional director of operations at Bickford Assisted ...

Blaha

Abby Blaha and Lacie Urelius were married on Aug. 19, 2022, in Fort Dodge. Parents of the couple are Nancy and Kevin Blaha and David Urelius and Stacey Christensen. Abby Blaha graduated from Fort Dodge Senior High in 2015. Lacie Blaha graduated from Fort Dodge Senior High in 2010.

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Feauto — 40 years

Paul and Mary Ann Feauto, of Fort Dodge, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary Dec. 11. Cards may be sent to them at 1509 12th Ave. N., Fort Dodge, IA 50501. Their family includes Brett Feauto, of San Antonio, Texas, and Matthew Feauto, of Sparta, Wisconsin. They have four ...

Schlienz — 50 years

Wally and Nadine Schlienz, of Fort Dodge, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov.25. Cards may be sent to 2684 190th St., Fort Dodge, IA 50501. Their family includes Kim and Arlando Burrell, of West Des Moines; Craig and Jamie Schlienz and Stefanie Boutard, all of Fort Dodge. They ...

Pavik — 50 years

Michael and Candy Pavik celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 1. Their children are Kristin and Cory Weiss, Michael Jr. and Andrea Pavik, and Joshua Pavik, all of Fort Dodge. They have seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. They were married on Dec. 1, 1972. He is a ...

Elkin — 50 years

John and Connie Elkin, of Fort Dodge, celebrated their 50th anniversary on Nov. 22. Cards may be sent to them at 1517 Sixth Ave. S., Fort Dodge, IA 50501. Their family includes Melanie Ervin and Erin Halligan, of Fort Dodge; John Jr. and Jessica Elkin, of Fort Dodge; Jeremy and Rani Elkin, ...

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Arrivals: Nov. 26, 2022

UNITYPOINT HEALTH — TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER WIX — Kaylin and Kody Wix, Fort Dodge, a girl, Monday, Nov. 14, 2022. RICHARDSON — Maggie Richardson, Barnum, a girl, Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022. WITHAM — Else Witham, Fort Dodge, a boy, Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022. STUMPF — Kayli ...

Arrivals: Nov. 19, 2022

IOWA SPECIALTY HOSPITAL SMITH — Aleasha and Layton Smith, Humboldt, a boy, Nero Marcel James Smith, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. Grandparents are Rhonda Ferry, Fort Dodge; Jared Hudson, Fort Dodge; and Renee Aldrich, Humboldt. Great-grandparents are Marilyn Hanson, Duncombe, and James Smith, ...

Arrivals: Nov. 12, 2022

UNITYPOINT HEALTH — TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER SEEHUSEN — Elise and Colby Seehusen, Fort Dodge, a boy, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022. WILLIAMSON – Taneka Williamson, Humboldt, a girl, Friday, Oct. 7, 2022. HEMANN — Alexis Hemann, Fort Dodge, a boy, Friday, Oct. 7, 2022. WINTER — ...

Arrivals: Oct. 29, 2022

IOWA SPECIALTY HOSPITAL OSTERCAMP — Alyssa and Steve Ostercamp, Eagle Grove, a girl, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. Grandparents are Richard Ostercamp, Eagle Grove; the late Barb Ostercamp; and Tony and Clarissa Libardi, Merritt Island, Florida.

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