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Showing some puppy LOVE

February 14, 2016 A good snuggle is priceless, especially on a holiday meant for sharing love of all varieties. more »»

Remembering a man and his music

February 14, 2016 Karl L. King, an American bandmaster and composer, will be celebrated with a special open house on Saturday and a commemorative concert in recognition of the 125th anniversary of his birth on Feb. 21. more »»

Being uplifted by SONSHINE

February 7, 2016 A connection will be sought when the members of the Sonshine Singers present their annual music ministry at 7 p.m. Feb. 18-19 and 2 p.m. Feb. 20 at First United Methodist Church, 127 N. 10th St. more »»

Invoking elements of nature

February 7, 2016 Art has a message. It can be one that makes people laugh or one that makes them sad. It can be inspiring or it can be confusing. more »»

Making Valentine’s Day plans

February 7, 2016 Roses, candies, cards and fine dining experiences are often planned as expressions of love during Valentine’s Day. However, more unique options exist for sharing the evening with someone special. more »»

Avoiding all the gridiron hype

January 31, 2016 Perhaps pigskin isn’t the thing for you. more »»

Spending time together

January 31, 2016 Fathers can spend an afternoon strengthening the bond with their little girls when the Fort Dodge Parks and Recreation Department presents the seventh annual Daddy Daughter Dance from 4 to 6 p.m. Feb. more »»

Extension course to help schools create gardens

January 31, 2016 Local schools that want to build a strong team to start or continue to expand a school garden will benefit from a series of classes offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. more »»

Growing a darkly different show

January 24, 2016 Everyone likes a confident, courageous hero. more »»

Harking back to the beginning

January 24, 2016 MANSON — When the Manson Meridian Singers first took the stage four decades ago, Barney Essing was a high school student standing in the wings. more »»

Offering a bit of variety

January 24, 2016 HUMBOLDT — The Humboldt Community Chorus will present its annual variety show, ‘‘Another Op’nin’...Another Show,’’ on Feb. 5, 6, and 7 at the R. more »»

Finding zen in coloring

January 17, 2016 Coloring is more than a child’s pastime. In the past two years, the activity has taken on a new meaning for grown-ups. more »»

Hospice ball to blend old with new

January 17, 2016 End of life care can be a complex issue. But Craig Schlienz, a co-chair of this year’s Trinity Hospice Ball, puts it simply. more »»

Capturing Iowa’s unique tastes

January 17, 2016 LAKE CITY — Iowa has its own character. Writer Darcy Doughtery Maulsby, of rural Lake City, is working to capture a bit of that distinctive flavor in a new book called “A Culinary History of Iowa. more »»

Testing depths of random knowledge

January 17, 2016 LAKE CITY — People will be able to test their depth of random knowledge while also helping to outfit rural health clinics with heart machines when the Steward Memorial Community Hospital Auxiliary... more »»

Living the dream today

January 10, 2016 With speeches, songs, and serious discussions, this year features expanded Martin Luther King Jr. day events. more »»

Studying the complexity of nature

January 10, 2016 People will be able to explore the complexity of nature when a new exhibit, entitled “Memory of Place,” opens at the Blanden Memorial Art Museum this month. more »»

Writer’s workshop forming

January 10, 2016 The role of the library in a community extends beyond simply serving as a repository for words, said Fort Dodge Public Library Director Gregory Romer. more »»

Welcome to the New Year

January 3, 2016 As the New Year begins, many people will make resolutions to better themselves or others in 2016. more »»

Have a Happy (nonalcoholic) New Year

December 27, 2015 New Year’s Eve is just around the corner and with it comes a stream of parties with people consuming alcohol to celebrate the holiday. more »»



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