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Lifestyle Briefs

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.

Flu shot clinic Sept. 12

Webster County Public Health will be holding its 11th annual flu shot clinic from 9 to 11 a.m. Sept. 12 at 723 First Ave. S. Participants may walk, bike or drive through. Cost is $25 for a regular flu shot. Most insurance including Medicare and Medicaid will also be accepted. Prepare ...

Blanden holiday hours announced

The Blanden Memorial Art Museum, 920 Third Ave. S., will be closed Monday and Tuesday in observance of Labor Day. The museum will resume temporary COVID hours of 1 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday.

KYL adult DIY take and make craft Tuesday and Wednesday

WEBSTER CITY — Kendall Young Library, Webster City, will be offering an adult DIY take and make craft on Tuesday and Wednesday. Adults 18 and over can pick up the craft materials either day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and make an Oui Jar Macrame. Materials will be available while supplies last ...

Dayton to hold sidewalk sale Saturday

DAYTON — The Downtown Dayton end of summer sidewalk sale is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. There will be a food truck, sidewalk sales, farmers’ market and vendors.

Picnic in the Park will be held on Friday

Main Street Fort Dodge is holding Picnic in the Park from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at City Square Park, 424 Central Ave. Bring your lunch and a lawn chair and enjoy entertainment by Gabriel Alves. Masks are recommended if you are not eating. The event is free.

FDPL children’s summer reading logs available through Aug. 20

The Fort Dodge Public Library children’s summer reading logs are available through Aug. 20 at the library. Children and families can read and participate in a variety of literacy activities together. The completed logs may be turned in for a special treat bag. Reading logs can be picked up at ...

KYL guidelines after school announced

WEBSTER CITY — As parents are thinking of sending their kids back to school, Kendall Young Library, Webster City, wants to remind parents and students about the library’s new guidelines for after school use due to COVID-19. Children 11 years or younger must be accompanied by a parent or ...

KYL Adult DIY Take & Make is Monday and Tuesday

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