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Preparing the perfect Thanksgiving

For Doc Shivers, owner of TC Mae’s in Fort Dodge, Thanksgiving is more than just food – although there is never a lack of savory and sweet items at any holiday, leaving no one in attendance hungry. “Our tradition is about family. Being together, food and fun – that’s what we do,” ...

Story time

The weather has turned and what a better time to sit down with a good book — especially one from a local author. “Winter’s Delight at Papa’s House” Lori Lea Carlon, of Gowrie, has recently published what could be considered a 20-year-long project. Carlon, who has retired from 33 ...

FDSH to perform Shakespeare

The students at Fort Dodge Senior High are bringing Shakespeare to the Gail Niceswanger Theater next week – with a twist. The FDSH fall play is William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” but the setting will be a bit more modern than the 16th century. “The text that ...

Fort Dodge features variety of public art

Sculptures, murals, paintings and more grace the Fort Dodge landscape to be enjoyed by all. “In general, I think Fort Dodge has plenty of wonderful works spread throughout the community,” said Eric Anderson, director at the Blanden Memorial Art Museum. Anderson said Fort Dodge has ...

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Opportunity Living holding virtual silent auction through Dec. 2

LAKE CITY — Opportunity Living, Lake City, is holding its first virtual silent auction for Operation SOS: Save our Swimming Pool now through Dec. 2. The auction may be found at www.32auctions.com/OpportunityLiving. The therapeutic swimming pool is undergoing repairs and help is needed to ...

Christmas craft and vendor show Nov. 21

A Dickens of a Christmas craft and vendor show is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Fort Museum Opera House, One Museum Road. Admission is free. Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Clare Public Library holding book sale

CLARE — The Clare Public Library is holding a book sale through Nov. 21. Paperbacks are 10 cents each and hardbacks are 25 cents each. The hours are Mondays from 3 to 6 p.m., Wednesdays 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 4 to 5:30 p.m., Fridays 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

VFW turkey dinner is Nov. 7

The VFW Auxiliary in Fort Dodge will have its annual turkey dinner on Nov. 7. The cost of the meal is $8 and will include turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, a vegetable and dessert bar. You can eat in the hall or take-outs will be available. Serving starts at 4:30 p.m. until it’s ...

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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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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 ...

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 ...

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Peterson — 60 years

MOORLAND — Bill and Janice Peterson, of Moorland, will celebrate their 60th anniversary on Friday. Cards may be sent to them at 1637 230th St., Moorland, IA 50566. Their children are Paul and Stephanie Peterson, of Eagle Grove; Sandy Peterson, of Lenox; Marilyn and Rock Behne, of Story ...

Jacobsen — 50 years

EAGLE GROVE — Dennis and Cheryl Jacobsen, of Eagle Grove, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 28. Cards may be sent to them at 3141 Franklin Ave., Eagle Grove, IA 50533. Emails, phone calls, texts, and covid style drive-by’s are also welcome. Their family includes ...

King — 90th birthday

HARCOURT — Mary King, Harcourt, will celebrate her 90th birthday on Dec. 1. Cards may be sent to her at Box 30, Harcourt, IA 50544. Her children are Sharon, Gary, Beth, Audrey, Bruce and Janet. She has 14 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Riley — 80th birthday

Joe Riley, of Fort Dodge, will celebrate his 80th birthday on Thursday. Cards may be sent to him at 3140 12th Ave. N., Fort Dodge, IA 50501. His family includes his wife, Becky; Joanie and Rick Hockel, and Julie and Paul Halligan, all of Fort Dodge; Troy Nelson, Trent Nelson, and Trevor and ...

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Arrivals: Nov. 21

UNITYPOINT HEALTH — TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER LAUFERSWEILER — Lindsay and Tom Laufersweiler, Fort Dodge, a girl, Ellesyn Grace Laufersweiler, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020. Grandparents are Tom and Terri Laufersweiler, Fort Dodge; Al and Barb Johnson, Inverness, Florida; Dean and Sheila ...

Arrivals: Nov. 14

UNITYPOINT HEALTH — TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER TRUEBLOOD — Emma and Alex Trueblood, Otho, a boy, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. NEWKIRK — Courtney and Nick Newkirk, Fort Dodge, a girl, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. LAWLER — Morgan and Patrick Lawler, Clare, a girl, Friday, Oct. 30, ...

Arrivals: Oct. 31, 2020

UNITYPOINT HEALTH — TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER ESPINOZA — Teana Espinoza, Fort Dodge, a boy, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020. MALM — Alexis and Mark Malm, Fort Dodge, a boy, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. BERNARD — Clarisa Bernard, Otho, a girl, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. SHAPCOTT — Caitlyn ...

Arrivals: Oct. 24, 2020

IOWA SPECIALTY HOSPITAL ANDREWS — Kelsey and Matt Andrews, Kamrar, a girl, Mattie Mae Andrews, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. Grandparents are Rinda and Kevin and Kimberley and Bruce, all of Webster City.

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NEW Coop donates to Pomeroy Fire Department

The NEW Cooperative Foundation recently donated $1,500 to the Pomeroy Fire Department. The Pomeroy Fire Department will use the funds to build a field fire response vehicle. The funds will help purchase two leaf blowers and two back pack sprayers for the fire department. Pictured from left are ...

Fort Dodge Noon Kiwanis donates dictionaries to area third graders

Fort Dodge Noon Kiwanis club presented the third grade classes in Southeast Valley Dayton with dictionaries. This is the 13th year that the Kiwanis members have provided dictionaries to the third graders. Dictionaries were also donated to third graders at St. Paul Lutheran School, Manson ...

GWRRA Chapter IA-W installs new directors

Gold Wing Road Riders Association Chapter IA-W recently installed new chapter directors, Tim and Diane Cook. Pictured are Roger and Vicki Harris, Fort Dodge, former Chaper IA-W directors; Tim and Diane Cook, Sac City, new chapter directors; and John and Yvette Moravec, Springville, Iowa ...

Knights of Columbus donate to Coats for Kids

Joel Groth, grand knight of the Fort Dodge Knights of Columbus, left, presents a check to Regina Suhrbier, outreach coordinator for Community Health Center of Fort Dodge, for this year’s Coats for Kids Program.

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