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‘The Last Five Years’ showing Friday, Saturday in Fort Dodge

‘‘The Last Five Years,’’ a musical by Jason Robert Brown, will come to life on a Fort Dodge stage at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Collin Ellsbury and Cornelia Hayes bring the characters of Jamie, a young successful author, and Cathy, a struggling Broadway actress, to life as each ...

Days of fun in Gilmore City

GILMORE CITY — When the city of Gilmore decides to have some fun, it’s not just for a day. The annual Gilmore City Fun Days 2019 is on Aug. 23, 24 and 25. Chris McKee, Gilmore City city clerk said she’s excited about this year’s. She said that among the highlights, there’s a ...

Dragon boats return

The Badger Lake Dragon Boat Association continues with 23 years of dragon boating in Webster County Aug. 9-10. The Badger Lake Dragon Boat Bash is a fun filled, family friendly weekend that includes everything from the biggest dance party the beach at John F. Kennedy Memorial Park has ...

Badgerfest aims to amuse all ages

BADGER — For one organizer of this year’s Badgerfest, there is one event that she’s looking forward to the most. The greased pig competition. Suzanne Bast, who helped organize this year’s Badgerfest and is in her first year of helping with the annual festival, said the event will ...

King Band to perform final summer concert tonight

The final concert of the 2019 summer season by the Karl L. King Municipal Band of Fort Dodge will be held this evening at the Karl L. King Band Shell in Oleson Park. Admission is free, courtesy of the city of Fort Dodge. Conductor of the Band is Jerrold P. Jimmerson, with David Klee serving as ...

Blues Under the Trees

The Lizard Creek Blues Society helps to preserve, promote, and educate music lovers about an American original — the blues. The society helps to bring blues to a population that may not otherwise have the opportunity to see live blues artists perform. As more people are able to discover ...

Fonda Arts Center presents ‘Growing Magic’ on July 28

FONDA — The Fonda Arts Center will present the documentary “Growing Magic: The Mickey Mouse Cornfield Story” on July 28. The screening begins at 3 p.m. with a question and answer panel discussion to follow the documentary. The Fonda Arts Center screening will be another opportunity for ...

King Band concert is today

The Karl L. King Municipal Band, conducted by Jerrold P. Jimmerson, will perform its weekly concert at 7:30 p.m. today at the Karl L. King Band Shell in Oleson Park. There is no admission charge, courtesy of the city of Fort Dodge. The Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Bell Choir from Fort Dodge ...

Shag the Drag returns to create memories

For just $5, Shag the Drag run/walk offers Fort Dodge participants two things: a reminder to support local charity and a reminder to make memories in the place you live. The re-established tradition, to be held Saturday, is a more active spin on the car tradition founder Jenn Becker’s ...

Hawkeye Community Theatre serves up ‘The Big Meal’

Hawkeye Community Theatre welcomes theater-goers to “The Big Meal” at 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, with an additional showing at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $10 and can be bought at the door or on the Hawkeye Community Theatre website. Directed by Alyssa Sparks, this story is ...

Stage Door Productions presents ‘The Little Mermaid Jr.’

Stage Door Productions will present its summer children’s musical ‘‘Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr.’’ It will be performed at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with an additional matinee at 2 p.m. Saturday. All shows will be at the Fort Dodge Middle School, 800 N. 32nd St. Tickets are ...

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 ...