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It’s finally birthday time!

When Jordana Price makes a wish over her birthday cake on Saturday, there may only be seven candles to blow out. That’s because the 28-year-old Fort Dodge woman has something in common with very few other people — she ages faster than she has birthdays. Price was born on Feb. 29, 1992, ...

Celebrating diversity together

Iowa Central Community College’s Vocal Music Department will be hosting a Black History Month concert at 7 p.m. Friday in the Opera House at the Fort Museum and Frontier Village. The concert is free and family-friendly. There will be a table where donations will be welcomed, and will benefit ...

Karl King Band concert is Feb. 23

The Karl L. King Municipal Band of Fort Dodge will open its 2020 indoor season on Feb. 23 with a concert beginning at 3:30 p.m. at the Fort Dodge Middle School Auditorium, 800 N. 32nd St. Concert-goers should note the change of location for this concert. There is no admission charge, with these ...

Willow Ridge Restaurant gives students hands-on experience

A small bell dings and a waitress dressed in all black comes gliding in through the door to pick up the plates of beef carpaccio with roasted garlic aioli and take them to the customers waiting in the dining room at Willow Ridge Restaurant. Back in the kitchen, the hustling and bustling ...

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Lawn care workshop is March 4 at Hamilton County Extension

A Spring Professional Lawn Care Workshop will be held at the Hamilton County Extension Office from 1 to 3 p.m. on March 4. Adam Thoms, assistant professor and Extension turfgrass specialist for Iowa State University, will be on hand to share about: turfgrass cultivar performance in Iowa, new ...

Ornamental and Turfgrass Applicators course offered March 4

POCAHONTAS — Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pocahontas County will offer the Ornamental and Turfgrass Applicators Continuing Instruction Course for commercial pesticide applicators March 4. The program can be seen at locations across Iowa through the Iowa State University ...

Ashlar Masonic Lodge Leap Day pancake breakfast is Saturday

Ashlar Masonic Lodge is holding a Leap Day pancake breakfast fundraiser from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church, 127 N. 10th St. All-you-can-eat pancakes with eggs and sausage will be served for a freewill donation. Proceeds will benefit Domestic/Sexual Assault Outreach Center.

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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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Chamness

Katie Ann Evans and Stephen Leonard Chamness were married on Aug. 31, 2019, in Clarion. Parents of the couple are Brian and Sue Evans, Wellington, Colorado, Joni and Tim Caufield, Webster City; and Gary and Nicole Chamness, Blairsburg. Maid of honor was Brooke Evans, Lehigh, sister of the ...

Becker — Schrodt

Tasha Becker, of Fort Dodge, and Adam Schrodt, formerly of Des Moines, are engaged. A Jan. 11, 2020, wedding is planned. She works as a office manager for Twin Rivers Habitat for Humanity in Fort Dodge. He is a conductor with Canadian National Railroad in Fort Dodge.

Schliske

Chelsee Owens and Brody Schliske, both of Fort Dodge, were married on Sept. 21, 2019, at Lizard Creek Ranch, Fort Dodge. Parents of the couple are Candi and Justin Lyftogt, of Fort Dodge; and Kristine and Robert Schliske, of Fort Dodge. Maid of honor was Adena Habhab. Best man was Jeremiah ...

Sailor

TUCSON, Ariz. — Lauren Twait and Mitchell Sailor, both of Tucson, Arizona, were married April 20, 2019, in Gulf Breeze, Florida. Parents of the couple are Kevin and Cathy Twait, of Manson; Donna Sailor, of Waterloo; and the late Lennon Sailor. The matron of honor was Kristen Collison, ...

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Buske — 85th birthday

Bev Buske will celebrate her 85th birthday on Wednesday. Cards may be sent to her at 1550 Madison Ave., Fort Dodge, IA 50501. Her family includes Mike and Sherry Buske, Fort Dodge; Mike and Karen Barkley, Fort Dodge; and Susan and Jeff Anderson, Boone. She has six grandchildren and one ...

Scheffield — 80th birthday

Beverly Balm Scheffield, of Fort Dodge, will celebrate her 80th birthday with an open house from 1:30 to 4 p.m. March 1 at First Presbyterian Church Commons, 1111 Fifth Ave. N. Cards may be sent to her at 525 N. 28th St., Apt. 508, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. Her family includes three children, ...

Shepard — 80th birthday

Judith (Judy) Shepard, of Fort Dodge, will celebrate her 80th birthday on March 3. Cards may be sent to her at 700 S 17th St., Apt W402, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. Her family includes CJ and Jody Nailor, Lansing, Michigan; and Tammy and JJ Ireland, Fort Dodge. She has four grandchildren and ...

Schumacher — 90th birthday

IOWA FALLS — Robert “Bob” Schumacher, of Iowa Falls, formerly of Duncombe, will celebrate his 90th birthday on Saturday with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Parish Center, Ackley. He was born on Feb. 28, 1930.

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Arrivals: Feb. 23, 2020

IOWA SPECIALTY HOSPITAL AUSTIN — Travis Austin and Alison Seiser, Webster City, a boy, Zayvn Kay Austin, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. Grandparents are Amy Bakken, Robert Seiser and the late Steve and Kathy Austin.

Arrivals: Feb. 16, 2020

UNITYPOINT HEALTH — TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER BUCHAN — Jaimie and Peter Buchan, Manson, a boy, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. KAMPFE — Shelby and Brandon Kampfe, Fort Dodge, a boy, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. FELTS — Cassie Felts, Fort Dodge, a girl, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. THOMPSON — ...

Arrivals: Feb. 9, 2020

UNITYPOINT HEALTH — TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER BAILEY — Kaley and Blake Bailey, Fort Dodge, a girl, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. HODGES — Jennifer and Travis Hodges, Fort Dodge, a boy, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. FLATTERY — Liz and Jon Flattery, Fort Dodge, a boy, Thursday, Jan. 30, ...

Arrivals: Feb. 2, 2020

UNITYPOINT HEALTH—TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER WOOD — Madisen Wood, Pomeroy, a boy, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. PETERS — Brittney and Logan Peters, Gilmore City, a boy, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. KOHLHAAS — Amber and Jason Kohlhaas, Algona, a boy, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. WINSLOW — ...

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