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In-store traffic for Black Friday shopping varied from business to business on Friday. At Menards, 3319 Fifth Ave. S., some customers literally pitched a tent to make sure they had a spot in line when the doors opened at 6 a.m. Craig Frerichs, Menards first assistant store manager, ...

The joy of giving

It’s the belief of Charles Clayton that every child should have at least one gift under the tree at Christmastime. That’s why Clayton, executive director of Athletics for Education and Success, has continued a program called AFES Community Christmas. AFES Community Christmas took the ...

Season of sharing

For the 17th year, Iowa Central Community College will hold the Share What You Wear event to benefit the community on Dec. 4. Share What You Wear is an annual clothing event sponsored by the college to help those in the community who may not be able to afford necessities. All types of ...

Feeding the community

Fort Dodge Ford Lincoln Toyota held its 14th annual free Thanksgiving meal for the community on Thursday. Owner Casey Johnson said they had a great turnout of both volunteers and members of the community being served. This year they both delivered meals and set up a dining area in the ...

Dougherty home graces Century Farm

LAKE CITY — It has been said that a house is not a real home until it has been consecrated by a birth, a wedding and a death. The Dougherty family can confirm that their home northwest of Lake City has achieved two of those milestones. “There’s a lot of history in this house,” ...

Kiwanis Christmasland back open for visitors in 2021

HUMBOLDT — After a year’s hiatus, Kiwanis Christmasland, a free attraction put on by the Humboldt-Dakota City Noon Kiwanis Club, will be open for visitors again in 2021. Because of the pandemic and Santa’s busy schedule, the attraction is scaling back open hours this holiday season, ...