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Behold, the humble pumpkin

September 25, 2016 Autumn is the season when pumpkins are ripe for the picking, and thousands of people flock to local farms and roadside vendors to select perfect pumpkins. more »»

Spirit on the prairie

September 18, 2016 POMEROY — It doesn’t look like much from the outside. A simple storefront with a sign that simply reads “Byron’s,” with a pair of dancing bears above and below the lettering. more »»

Midwest Book Awards: Call for entries

September 17, 2016 Independent publishers in the Midwest are invited to submit entries to the 27th Annual Midwest Book Awards for excellence in books published in 2016. more »»

Hawaiian Uh-Oh!

September 11, 2016 “Homicide in Hawaii,” an original work by Barb Thompson, of Fort Dodge, is a dinner party that promises to take audiences back to 1939 for a taste of drama. more »»

Fall Fest to be at Wilson Brewer Park

September 11, 2016 WEBSTER CITY — A free Fall Fest is Saturday at Wilson Brewer Historic Park in Webster City. A farmers market and flea market are from 7 a.m. to 3 p.. more »»

Sofia Talvik coming to Soldier Creek

September 11, 2016 Swedish singer-songwriter Sofia Talvik will bring her voice to Soldier Creek Winery Friday. The event begins at 6 p.m. at the winery, 1584 Paragon Ave. more »»

The art and soul of storytelling

September 4, 2016 STORY CITY — For the past 11 years, this appropriately-named town in its equally appropriately-named county has hosted one of Iowa’s most important weekends featuring, well, stories. more »»

‘Dorie’s Stories’

September 4, 2016 Doris Woods’ launch into storytelling was a turkey. Well, at least it was about a turke. more »»

Carroll Air Show to commemorate anniversary of 9/11

September 4, 2016 CARROLL – The 2016 Carroll Air Show will be held Sunday, September 11, 2016, at the Arthur N. Neu Municipal Airport in Carroll, Iowa. more »»

Iowa Lakes to offer Third Age College Classes

September 4, 2016 SPENCER — Iowa Lakes Community College will be offering several classes geared towards the 55+ age life-long learners age grou. more »»

Sentimental Swing Band needs you

August 28, 2016 The smooth, cool notes of the classic song “New York, New York” — made famous by Frank Sinatra — drifted over the couples dancing at the Laramar Ballroom during a recent night of dancing. more »»

Britt Draft Horse Show is Sept. 2-4

August 28, 2016 BRITT — The gates to the 35th Annual Britt Draft Horse Show will open at 7 a.m. each day Sept. 2 through 4 at the Hancock County Fairgrounds. more »»

Master Gardener training begins in fall

August 28, 2016 AMES — Become an Iowa Master Gardener by completing the core training course this fall through the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Region 7 County offices. more »»

ISU extension literacy resources now available

August 28, 2016 It takes work to increase young children’s interest in learning and build their language skills, but there are ways to make it fun, said Dr. more »»

Farm Progress Show returns to Boone

August 28, 2016 BOONE — Penton Agriculture’s Farm Progress Show, the nation’s largest outdoor farm show, returns to Boone, Iowa for its 63rd annual event. The show is scheduled for August 30, 31 and Sept. 1. more »»

Fraser Family Music Foundation to hold benefit show Friday in Whittemore

August 28, 2016 WHITTEMORE — The Fraser Family Music Foundation has announced its first-ever fundraising concert at 7 p.m. Friday at the Whittemore Legion Hall, doors open at 6 p.m. more »»

Little farm on the Weigert Prairie

August 21, 2016 POCAHONTAS — For visitors attending Pocahontas County Conservation’s annual Fall Fest at the Wiegert Prairie Farmstead, the Lincoln No. 5 Schoolhouse is in a new locatio. more »»

Desiring the Arts Festival coming to Fort Dodge

August 21, 2016 A celebration of the arts will be held from Thursday through Saturday at the McSweeny School of Performing Arts, 1633 N. 29th St. more »»

Iowa Master Gardener registration open

August 21, 2016 AMES — Gardeners who want to become an Iowa Master Gardener should complete the core training course this fall through an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach county offic. more »»

Author Darcy Dougherty Maulsby dishes up Iowa

August 14, 2016 LAKE CITY — In Darcy Dougherty Maulsby’s recently published book, readers can take a delicious adventure through Iowa’s food history. more »»

Meridian singers to hold auditions

August 14, 2016 MANSON — The Manson Meridian Singers will be starting their 46th season of providing quality musical entertainment to the greater Manson area. more »»


Moose Lodge breakfast September 25, 2016

FORT DODGE — Fort Dodge Moose Lodge, 424 First Ave., S., is holding a Breakfast from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Tickets are $7. more »

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