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Lifestyle Briefs

Fonda Arts Center hosting holiday greens sale

FONDA — The Fonda Arts Center is holding its holiday greens sale on a pre-order basis. Greens include fresh wreaths, swags, roping and planters. Call 712-288-6278 for pricing and to place an order before Nov. 1. Pick up day will be Nov. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of the art center ...

Karaoke costume contest Wednesday

Fort Frenzy, 3232 First Ave. S., is holding a karaoke costume contest from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Wednesday. Wear your best Halloween costume to Wednesday night karaoke for a chance to win cash prizes.

Herrington — 65 years

HUMBOLDT ­ Ron and Marge Herrington, of Humboldt, are celebrating their 65th anniversary. Cards may be sent to 509 Sixth Ave. S., Humboldt, IA 50548. Their family includes Michelle and Les Moore, of Waterloo; Dee and Kurt Johnson, of Gravity; and Stacey and Joe Keller, of Clarion. They ...

Garden Club to meet Tuesday

Fort Dodge Federated Garden Club will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Lion’s Den, 731 Exposition Drive. Jeff Becker will present a program on succulent dish gardens and members will create their own dish garden to take home. Bring a small, suitable container. Masks are encouraged.

Moose Lodge steak fry scheduled for Friday

The Fort Dodge Moose Lodge No. 806, 424 First Ave. S., is holding its biannual steak fry from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday. A charcoal grilled 16-ounce T-bone steak with two sides and a roll will be served. Dine in or carryout for $15 per meal. Curbside pickup will be available. Tickets may be ...

Food safety certification offered in Sac City

SAC CITY — Iowa State University Extension and Outreach — Sac County is offering a food safety training for food service managers on Nov. 11, at ISU Extension and Outreach in Sac City. “Certification in ServSafe meets the Iowa Food Code requirements to have a certified food ...

#GOATsnaps is Oct. 9, 10 and 11

The Fort Dodge Fine Arts Association and the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance are holding #GOATsnaps, “greatest of all time” photo booths, from 4 to 9 p.m. Oct. 9, 11 a.m to 9 p.m. Oct. 10 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 11 at Fort Frenzy, 3232 First Ave. S. Cost is $15 for individuals ages ...

Adult Take & Make Craft at KYL

WEBSTER CITY — Kendall Young Library will be offering an Adult DIY Take & Make Craft on Tuesday and Wednesday. Adults 18 and over can pick up the craft materials to make an Oui Jar Macrame from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. either day. Materials will be available while supplies last and limited to ...

Manson Meridian Singers rehearsals to begin Oct. 1

MANSON — Anyone who enjoys singing is welcome to attend the Manson Meridian Singers’ first rehearsal of the season, as the group begins preparations for its 50th anniversary show. Rehearsals will begin at 7 p.m. Oct. 1, at the Manson Mennonite Church, 1310 Eighth St., Manson. All ...

Badger Lions Club pancake breakfast is Oct. 4

BADGER — The Badger Lions Club pancake breakfast is 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Badger Fire Station. The menu is all the pancakes you can eat plus sausage, eggs, orange juice, milk or coffee. Advance tickets can be purchased in advance from any Lions member for $5. Tickets the ...

Brown to retire from KYL

WEBSTER CITY — Linda Brown, Kendall Young Library’s children’s librarian for 27 years, is retiring There will be a retirement cupcake “drive-thru” party from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday. Please enter from Willson Avenue and drive up to the south lawn to pick up a cupcake and ...

Economists share predictions for Iowa businesses on podcast series

The coronavirus pandemic continues to affect Iowa’s economy in various ways — some predictable, others not so much. Three experienced economists recently shared their observations on COVID-19 impacts on the “Back to Business Iowa” ...

Extension offers food preservation workshops

AMES — More Iowans than ever are exploring how to home preserve their garden bounty to enjoy that fresh taste of summer all year long. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering two new online workshops to help Iowans safely “Preserve the Taste of Summer.” “Due to the ...

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 ...

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 ...

Babysitting basics clinic begins Oct. 8

Webster and Hamilton County Extension Services are holding a virtual babysitting clinic beginning Oct. 8. There will be four sessions from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 8, 15, 22 and 29 via Zoom. The clinic is open to youth in fifth through eighth grades. Registration is required by Sept. 21. ...

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 — ...

Federated Garden Club to meet Tuesday

The Fort Dodge Federated Garden Club will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Lion’s Den, 731 Exposition Drive. Peggy Moody will be speaking about hostas and their care. Visitors are welcome.

Noon Kiwanis Pancake Day is Sept. 19

Fort Dodge Noon Kiwanis annual Pancake Day is 8 a.m. to noon Sept. 19 at Kemna Auto, 10 S. 25th St. The event will be drive through. Pancakes, sausage and beverage will be served for a freewill donation. Tickets sold this spring will be honored.