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Test your Thanksgiving savvy

November 23, 2014 A plan for attacking the big Thanksgiving meal will help save many things, least among them the elastic of your stretchy pants, according to food experts. more »»

Holiday Happenings Around the Area

November 23, 2014 The holiday season is fast approaching and, with it, a proliferation of ceremonies, parades, festivals, concerts and open houses. more »»

Iowa Central art teacher wins award for painting

November 23, 2014 A watercolor painting by Fort Dodge artist Richard Hanson titled “Contemplating Thomas Merton” has won the Purchase Award at the 94th National Watercolor Society International Exhibition, Los... more »»

Filling the need

November 16, 2014 The goal for many food pantries this holiday season is to provide a Thanksgiving meal to families in need. That is especially true at the Lord’s Cupboard at First United Methodist Church, 127 . more »»

Operation Christmas seeks donations

November 16, 2014 The Fort Dodge annual tradition of Operation Christmas is nearly underway, and it will begin accepting donations Tuesday at the Crossroads Mall in the former Hancock Fabrics space. more »»

Dancing with the Stars Fort Dodge

November 9, 2014 Twinkle toes and altruism will be in the spotlight during the first ever Dancing with the Starts Fort Dodge Saturday at Decker Auditorium on the main campus of Iowa Central Community College. more »»

Learning lessons of staging musical theater

November 9, 2014 Blending voices and hitting acting cues does more than ensure a production goes off without a hitch. The performing arts teach life lessons. more »»

Stage Door Productions presents ‘Edges’

November 9, 2014 Stage Door Productions will attempt to present an honest representation of all the big moments in life with a musical called “Edges” on Nov. 13-15. more »»

FD native will hold two book signings locally

November 9, 2014 “I Love You Anyhow,” is a newly released book by Fort Dodge native Marge Thompson, who will hold two book signings on Nov. 15. From 10:30 a.m. more »»

Bring on the orphans

November 2, 2014 The musical “Annie,” which dominated Broadway for nearly six years, is full of now-familiar songs that help tell the heart-warming tale of a Depression-era orphan girl who finds happiness with a... more »»

Dozens of vendors, dozens of dishes

November 2, 2014 More than 60 vendors will offer samples of their delicacies at the sixth annual Food and Beverage Expo at Iowa Central Community College on Saturday. more »»

Lamont Cranston Blues Band to play Friday

November 2, 2014 Lizard Creek Blues Society will celebrate its 14-year anniversary with Lamont Cranston Blues Band on Friday. more »»

Former FD residents honored with legacy park in Arizona

November 2, 2014 Editor’s note: The following was reprinted, with permission, from an article written by Bob Burns and published earlier this year in the Fountain Hills Times, Fountain Hills, Arizona. more »»

Is Vegors haunted?

October 26, 2014 STRATFORD — Bumps in the night may be a clue that ghosts are afoot. more »»

Bringing the chocolate

October 26, 2014 Gateway to Discovery has found a sweet way to raise funds for its services: a chocolate tasting. more »»

Afternoon of remembrance continues tradition

October 26, 2014 Regardless of faith or cultural heritage, people from throughout the community can help maintain traditions and honor the memories of passed loved ones by taking part in the Day of the Dead... more »»

Polar Plunge seeks team members, chickens

October 26, 2014 Teams of area residents are expected to take the plunge to help raise money for Special Olympics Iowa. The Fort Dodge Polar Plunge will be held Nov. 2 at Badger Lake in John F. Kennedy Memorial Par. more »»

Quilt Guild presents a Harvest of Colors

October 19, 2014 For members of the Fort Dodge Area Quilt Guild, the upcoming quilt show Saturday and Sunday is not only a way to share their hobby, but to share their passion. more »»

Area events bank on the thrill of the scare

October 19, 2014 In this age of cynicism and disillusionment, it may seem a nearly impossible task to give people a fun fright in celebration of Halloween. more »»

Choral Society to open season

October 19, 2014 The Fort Dodge Choral Society will begin its 2014-2015 season Sunday with a concert titled “Eternal Light” at 3 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 211 S. Ninth S. more »»



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