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Illegal immigration will be Lifetree Cafe topic

Possible responses to illegal immigration will be discussed at noon on Tuesday at Lifetree Cafe , 19 S. Third St. The program, titled “An Immigrant in the Sanctuary: When Faith and Politics Collide,” features a filmed interview with the Rev. Mike Morran, whose church offered sanctuary to ...

The good old days

Al Nelson spent about 10 years digging up the facts about the past of Fort Dodge. The Fort Dodge historian’s work took him out of the city to about 200 different places around the country. The result of his labor is a book titled “Fort Dodge: America’s Frontier Town.” It debuted ...

Junquefest is returning to Webster City Memorial Day weekend

WEBSTER CITY — Volunteers are still needed for this year’s Junquefest coming up on Memorial Day weekend, according to Webster City Chamber of Commerce officials. Junquefest is Webster City’s annual vintage and antiques show held downtown May 24-26. Officials with the Chamber of ...

Stage Door Productions presents SPRING CABARET A Night of Musical Theatre

Stage Door Productions is set to perform “Spring Cabaret: A Night of Musical Theatre,” its latest offering, at the historic Ringland-Smeltzer House May 16 and 17. Shelly Bottorff, the show’s director, is grateful to be able to host the production at the Ringland-Smeltzer House, located ...

McSweeny’s School of the Performing Arts will usher in spring in songs

McSweeny’s School of Performing Arts is springing into music as it plans two whimsical recitals this month. “A Million Dreams,” a voice recital, will be presented on Saturday at 7 p.m. This spring recital will feature vocal soloists, a vocal ensemble, and the Fort Dodge Area ...

Fort Dodge Choral Society concert is today

Fort Dodge Choral Society will present “Living Gloriously,” featuring choir, chamber orchestra, and guest soloists Kellen Schrimper and Mike Stodden at 3 p.m. today at St. Olaf Lutheran Church, 239 N. 11th St. Conductor Bruce Perry will lead the group in Giacomo Puccini’s exuberant ...

Friends of St. Edmond Ball will put the accent on what’s possible

A few changes to this year’s Friends of St. Edmond Ball have the Catholic school’s director of development excited. The Friends of St. Edmond Ball, which is the largest community fundraiser for St. Edmond Catholic School, will be held Saturday at the Best Western Starlite Village Inn ...

Old Fort Dodge: The 19th Amendment

Editor’s note: The following first appeared in TODAY Magazine. The 19th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States says: The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. Congress shall ...

Stay A-Breast

A fundraiser that started as a 4-H citizenship project by a then 12-year-old sixth-grader has generated more than $50,000 for breast cancer patients since it began five years ago. And Fort Dodgers who want to add to that total can do so once again this year by swimming laps during the ...

Showcase Is a ‘Musical Journey’ with Iowa Central Community College

Iowa Central Community College is ready to showcase its talented music department students in “A Musical Journey.” The concert will be Wednesday at 1 p.m.; and Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m. at Decker Auditorium on the Iowa Central Campus. The concert is free. Will Lopes, director of ...

Fort Dodge Senior High presents ‘Big Fish’

Fort Dodge Senior High is hard at work to present its 92nd annual musical, “Big Fish,” which is based on Daniel Wallace’s 1998 novel “Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions” and the 2003 film “Big Fish.” “’Big Fish’ is a story with two major themes,” ...

Iowa Master Conservationist Program to begin

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will offer the Iowa Master Conservationist Program starting May 21. The program will take place at different locations within Hamilton, Humboldt, Webster and Wright Counties, providing participants with hands-on interaction showing the diversity of ...

Wanted: visitors

There are a lot of interesting, fun and diverse objects in the collection of the Fort Museum & Frontier Village. Some of them are still in need of being sorted, labeled and displayed properly. Heather Jensen, as the Fort’s new curator, will be doing that. She started her duties ...

Iowa Central to present annual Curtain Call

The Iowa Central Community College Triton Dance Team has been working hard this year preparing for shows and competitions. One of those shows is the 12th annual Curtain Call featuring the Triton Dancers. It is Saturday, at 7 p.m., at the Decker Auditorium on the Iowa Central main campus. ...

Fort will gear up for summer with fun events

There’s a lot of events coming up soon at the Fort Museum & Frontier Village. The season is kicking off May 3-5. Misty Mackay, with the Fort Museum, said there will be a special event to start the season. “We’re having a ‘Night at the Museum’ on the third and fourth,” ...

Ready for Easter? Here are some local activities

FORT DODGE Moose Lodge Easter Egg Hunt is April 20 The men and women of the Fort Dodge Moose Lodge are preparing for its annual Easter Egg Hunt. The hunt is scheduled for Saturday, April 20, at Dodger Stadium, Fort Dodge. Registration is 10:45 a.m. until noon. The cost is 50 cents per ...

The annual D/SAOC Cake Auction is Saturday

Cakes are being baked, raffle tickets are being sold and auction items are being organized in preparation for the Domestic/Sexual Assault Outreach Center’s annual Cake Auction. The 24th annual event will be held Saturday at the Iowa Central Community College East Campus, 2031 Quail Ave. ...

Go Big, Go Dodgers

Programmable robots, metal workshop tools, and headphones are just some examples of materials that have enhanced learning in the Fort Dodge Community School District. And each of those materials are things the Fort Dodge Community School Foundation has gifted to teachers, which in turn ...

Taste of Kosovo

Iowa Central Community College culinary arts students will be dishing up authentic Kosovar food on Friday during a fundraiser that will help support a youth exchange between Fort Dodge and its sister city of Gjakova, Kosovo. The fundraiser, called Taste of Kosovo, will be held Willow Ridge ...

King Band wraps up winter season

The third and final indoor concert for the 2019 winter season by the Karl L. King Municipal Band of Fort Dodge will be held at 3:30 p.m. on April 7 in the Decker Auditorium on the campus of Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge. There is no admission charge, since these concerts are ...