Local Lifestyle

King Band performs today

Each week during June and July, the Karl L. King Municipal Band presents its Sunday evening concerts in Oleson Park at the historic Karl L. King Band Shell, and each week the band presents a wide variety of band music to appeal to all ages and musical tastes. This week’s concert is no ...

Angel Ride

Whether they’re riding motorcycles, cars, trucks, vans or even a party bus, participants in the 13th annual Angel Ride to Save the Tatas will have one mission: raising money for breast cancer patients. The Angel Ride is this Saturday, starting at 9 a.m. at Amigos, 280 N. First ...

Algona Founders’ Day

ALGONA — If you’ve ever wondered what trees would say if they could talk, you’ll love Founders’ Day Celebration next week. The 20th annual celebration this year will ramp up artistic receptions, amplify the voices that settled Algona and bring friends and families together for ...

King Band to perform Independence Day concert today

The Karl L. King Municipal Band, conducted by Jerrold P. Jimmerson, will perform the annual Independence Day concert on Sunday evening. Concert time is 7:30 p.m. at the Karl L. King Band Shell in Oleson Park. There is no admission charge, courtesy of the city of Fort Dodge. Conductor ...

From hosta to hosta

One of the fun people those attending the 18th annual Fort Dodge Federated Garden Club Garden Tour on Friday will get to meet as they look over her garden work is Donna Rae Porter. Porter doesn’t believe in gardening gloves. “I don’t wear gloves,” she said. “I would never wear ...

Celebrating independence Day

Fort Dodge will kick off Independence Day with not only the annual tradition of fireworks, but with free music for the entire family. The Fort Dodge Fireworks Celebration is Wednesday at Fort Frenzy, 3232 First Ave. S. Gates open at 4 p.m., with fireworks starting after 10 p.m. But before ...

In Gowrie

GOWRIE — In addition to fireworks, Independence Day in Gowrie will feature games, a carnival and a parade. That parade, which may be the most well-known of the Gowrie Fourth of July festivities, will start at 10 a.m. Thursday. The floats will travel down Market Street in downtown ...

King Band salutes Fort Dodge’s 150th birthday

The Karl L. King Municipal Band of Fort Dodge will continue the 2019 summer concert season at 7:30 p.m. today with a concert at the Karl L. King Band Shell in Oleson Park. There is no admission charge, courtesy of the city of Fort Dodge. In case of inclement weather, the concert may be ...

Manson Greater Crater Days

MANSON — This year’s Manson Greater Crater Days celebration will see a number of new events that organizers hope visitors to the festival will enjoy. Among the new events at Greater Crater Days, which goes from Friday through Sunday, is a skid loader rodeo. Justin Widlund, president ...

‘Fiancee of danger’

Marie Marvingt was not one to sit still for very long. Her resume seems better suited for a character in an action movie than a French woman who was born in 1875. It includes flying planes and balloons, riding the Tour de France bike route, climbing mountains and dominating winter sports. ...

King Band concert will include patriotic music

The Karl L. King Municipal Band of Fort Dodge will continue the 2019 summer concert season at 7:30 p.m. today with a concert at the Karl L. King Band Shell in Oleson Park. There is no admission charge, courtesy of the cCity of Fort Dodge. In case of inclement weather, the concert may be ...

A river runs through it

LEHIGH — It’s almost time to head to Lehigh and enjoy the annual River Days Celebration along the Des Moines River. This year’s dates, for the 38th celebration, are Friday, Saturday and June 16. River Days committee chairman Brett Smith grew up with the celebration. His parents, ...

The Steinway Victory Vertical Piano Project

The Victory Vertical Piano Project is coming to Fort Dodge Friday at 7 p.m. at Tompkins Celebration Center at Friendship Haven. Rural Humboldt native Dr. Garik Pedersen will present this historical tribute. The Fort Dodge Fine Arts Association is bringing the event to town. It is free, ...

Joy of Beethoven comes to Jewell

JEWELL — On Wednesday, internationally distinguished concert pianist, Stephan Moller, will join Jewell music teachers, Don and Delayna Beattie to perform Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, opus 125 “Ode to Joy.” They will perform on two grand pianos in the sanctuary of the United Church of ...

How dads shape us will be topic at Lifetree Cafe

The impact of fathers on children will be examined noon Tuesday at Lifetree Cafe at Cana, 18 S. Third St. The program, titled “A Father’s Power: How Dads Shape Us — for Better or Worse,” includes a filmed interview with former gang member and current father Mark DeEsparza. “I ...

Shellabration

Sammy Hagar & the Circle, with special guest Vince Neil, singer for the band Motley Crue, are coming to Fort Dodge on Saturday for Shellabration, the annual concert at Harlan & Hazel Rogers Sports Complex. Hagar, known as The Red Rocker, is noted for his song “I Can’t Drive 55” ...

Oakland Cemetery walk

The Friends of Oakland Cemetery are ready for the 17th annual Oakland Cemetery Walk next weekend. This year there will be one outdoor event and two indoor events. On Friday, the event is at the historic Oakland Cemetery at 7 p.m. It is an informal stroll through the cemetery where the ...

Blanden Arts Festival

The Blanden Memorial Art Museum has filled its canvas with activities for the annual Blanden Arts Festival. The event is Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The works of a wide variety of artists, who focus on diverse mediums, will be on display. There will be a large artist’s tent and ...

Karl King Band will hold first summer concert June 9

The Karl L. King Municipal Band of Fort Dodge will open its 2019 summer season on June 9 with a concert beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Karl L. King Band Shell at Oleson Park in Fort Dodge. There is no admission charge, with these concerts being provided by the City of Fort Dodge. Jerrold P. ...

Calhoun County Relay For Life set for Thursday

ROCKWELL CITY — The Calhoun County Relay For Life Committee will hold the American Cancer Society’s 2019 Relay for Life at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Calhoun County Courthouse Square in Rockwell City. This year’s Relay For Life features a superhero theme with the slogan “Heroes of ...