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Taking care of Fort Dodge

The answer to the question of what the Fort Dodge Parks Recreation and Forestry department does, could best be answered by asking what don’t they do? “To describe what Fort Dodge Parks, Recreation and Forestry is that we have a little bit of something for everyone,” said Lori ...

Winter ready

Is your car ready for winter driving? Are you prepared for winter driving? And in all reality, do you know when you should and when you should not be out traveling? Winter travel Before hitting the roads this winter, it is advised to be aware of current and upcoming weather and road ...

From rags to rugs

BARNUM – For Denny Dunbar old clothing and materials aren’t for the trash, but rather as an opportunity to create something not only useful for the home, but attractive as well. Denny Dunbar, owner of Rag Rugs by Denny has been using fabrics to make an assortment of products. “I take ...

Escaping boredom during the break

The presents are opened. Now what are some fun activities to do with kids until school resumes? Malisa Rader, human sciences specialist, family life for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, said there are several activities families can do together to help make the best out of the ...

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Clarion Ambulance Service chili fundraiser Wednesday

CLARION — The Clarion Ambulance Service is holding a drive-thru chili fundraiser from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the ambulance garage on First Avenue Southwest, across from the fire station. The menu is chili, cornbread, cinnamon rolls, crackers and dessert bar for a freewill donation.

Pocahontas County 4-H scholarship applications

POCAHONTAS — Due to support of the Pocahontas County 4-H Endowment, up to 10 $750 scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors furthering their education at a college, university, community college or trade school. Applications for the scholarship may be picked up the Iowa State ...

Rethinking Your Retirement workshop will be held online

Your thoughts on retirement may have shifted due to COVID-19. Many Iowans are considering early retirement due to job challenges, health concerns, or other reasons. Some employers are offering early retirement incentives. You may have questions as you sort through your options. New dates have ...

New Year’s Eve bingo at Opera House

The Fort Museum Opera House, One Museum Road, is holding New Year’s Eve bingo on Dec. 31. Doors open at 4 p.m. with early birds starting at 5 p.m. and regular session at approximately 5:30 p.m. There will be several $75 payouts, speedball and another new game. Ages 12 and up may play. Minors ...

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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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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 ...

Moritz — Lindner

Alyson Moritz and David Lindner, both of Fort Dodge, are engaged. Parents of the couple are Shawn and Sherry Moritz and Dana and Paula Lindner, all of Fort Dodge. An Oct. 17 wedding is planned. Moritz is employed at Iowa Heart Center, Fort Dodge. Linder is employed at Midstate, Fort Dodge.

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 ...

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Skinner — 90th birthday

GOLDFIELD — Joe Skinner, of Goldfield, will celebrate his 90th birthday on Jan. 27. Cards may be sent to him at P.O. Box 292, Goldfield, IA 50542. His family includes wife of 61 years, Phyllis; Ken and Annie Skinner, of Humboldt; and Kurt and Linda Skinner, of Stockton, California. He has ...

Christopher — 90th birthday

THOR — Lois Christopher, of Thor, will celebrate her 90th birthday on Jan. 30. Cards may be sent to her at 120 Ann St., Thor, IA 50591. Lois Torkelson was born at home on the family farm west of Humboldt and graduated with the class of 1950 from Humboldt High School. In 1953 she married ...

Shipman — 65 years

Burdette and Karen Shipman, of Fort Dodge, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Wednesday. Cards may be sent to them at 145 Regency West Court, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. Their family includes Randy and Roxie Shipman, of Fort Dodge; Cindy and Dave Roberts, of Harlingen, Texas; Kim ...

Kinne — 80th birthday

EAGLE GROVE — Janet Kinne, of Eagle Grove, will celebrate her 80th birthday on Friday Cards may be sent to her at 1451 Xavier Ave., Eagle Grove, IA 50533 Her family includes her husband, Robert; Beth McGonagle of Schaumburg, Illinois; and Barb and Tony Martin, of Vincent. She has four ...

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Arrivals: Jan. 9, 2021

UNITYPOINT HEALTH — TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER ROBELL — Santana and Sean Robell, Rockwell City, a girl, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020. DEAL — Samantha Deal, Fort Dodge, a boy, Monday, Dec. 28, 2020. GOODNER — Madison Goodner, Fort Dodge, a boy, Monday, Dec. 28, 2020. KLEIN — A.J. ...

Arrivals: Jan. 2, 2021

UNITYPOINT HEALTH — TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER WYATT — Tina Wyatt, Fort Dodge, a boy, Friday, Dec. 18, 2020. SECOR — Allison and Miguel Secor, Fort Dodge, a boy, Monday, Dec. 21, 2020. ANDERSON — Rita and Eric Anderson, Fort Dodge, a boy, Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020. GALLENTINE — ...

Arrivals: Dec. 26, 2020

IOWA SPECIALTY HOSPITAL MOSBACH — Megan and Tyler Mosbach, Webster City, a boy, Bowen Lee Mosbach, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020. Grandparents are Pam and Mike Ryder, Mike and Kathy Johnson, Darla Mosbach, and Ed and Andrea Mosbach, all of Webster City. BAXTER — Elizabeth and Daniel Baxter, ...

Arrivals: Dec. 19, 2020

IOWA SPECIALTY HOSPITAL ANDERSON — Mikaela and Jesse Anderson, Webster City, a boy, Henry Allen Anderson, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. Grandparents are Mike and Mindee Pruismann, Webster City, and Jeff and Chris Anderson, Webster City. Great-grandparents are Paul Pruismann, Webster City; Ken ...

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Warren Coleman awards received

Luke Laufersweiler holds a Warren Coleman Honorary award at Ja-Mar Drive In Restaurant. Laufersweiler accepted the award on behalf of Laufersweiler Sievers Funeral Home. The award was presented by Iowa Lions Administrator Tim Wilson. Also pictured are Laufersweiler’s children: Max, Kash and ...

Badger Lions donate to Lord’s Cupboard

The Badger Lions Club donated $200 to the Lord’s Cupboard. Lions Club member Carol Hanson is shown presenting a check to Lord’s Cupboard DirectorJoni Ham-Olson. The Club also made donations to Badger Fire & Rescue, Iowa Lions Foundation, Lions Club International Foundation, Leader ...

Badger Lions donate to Salvation Army

The Badger Lions Club donated $200 to the Salvation Army. Lions Club Vice-President Jennifer Schild is shown presenting a check to Salvation Army Maj. Rick Hamelund. The Club also made donations to Badger Fire & Rescue, Iowa Lions Foundation, Lions Club International Foundation, Leader ...

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