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Local Lifestyle

Slow it down

With the temperatures dropping, it won’t be long before roads are covered in snow and ice and driving conditions become treacherous. Iowa State Patrol Trooper Paul Gardner offers some tips to stay safe while traveling this season. “First off all, before somebody starts on the road we ...

‘See them grow up healthy’

From the moment a child is born, there is often a great deal of excitement from family, friends and relatives to meet the new baby. That often includes some kissing, hugging and some pinching of the cheeks. But for the first few months of a child’s life, caution should be exercised ...

Santa, Grinch to launch holiday season downtown

Nov. 27 holiday events 9 a.m.— Gift certificates and bags of coupons given to first 100 people at the Trolley Center 4:30 p.m. — Santa Claus and Mayor Matt Bemrich light up the City Square, then the tree at Central Avenue and 12th Street 5 p.m. — Santa arrives at Dariette Find ...

An uplifting holiday event

Shop, play and feast at the Fort Museum and Frontier Village Opera House this holiday season during the second annual “A Dickens of a Christmas” on Nov. 20. Come join the many “Shoppe Keepers” where guests will discover countless treasures as the marketplace captures Christmas during ...

The most shoppable time of the year

HUMBOLDT — The first Christmas Market will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 27 at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds. Marla Ramaekers and her daughter Olivia Renken decided to host the event to celebrate small businesses. “Our main goal, with it being small business Saturday, is ...

Dodger delight

Rick and Laurie Wagner’s back patio is a welcome sight for any Fort Dodge Dodger fan. The space, located not far from historic Dodger Stadium, features black and red chairs, a Dodger lamp and even a large metal sign with the words “Dodge Lodge” imprinted on it. The sign, which hangs ...