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High energy to hit the stage

January 25, 2015 HUMBOLDT — A musical tradition more than 50 years old will continue Feb. 6, 7 and 8 when the Humboldt Community Chorus presents “Sing a Song. more »»

 
 
 
Curing cabin fever with outdoor fun

January 25, 2015 ALGONA — The Algona Area Chamber of Commerce is hoping to cure any cabin fever caused by the cold weather with its fifth annual Frostbite Olympics Thursday through Saturday. more »»

‘Still Waters Run Deep’

January 18, 2015 Laughter and spirit will be shared when the Fort Dodge Community Choir performs “Still Waters Run Deep,” an original musical play written by choir organizer Sherry Washingto. more »»

Traveling around the world in song

January 18, 2015 MANSON — The Manson Meridian Singers plan to go global with their audiences during their upcoming production. more »»

Celebrating Life

January 11, 2015 Solace and joy will be brought to bear on the issues of death and loss when the Trinity Foundation presents the 23rd annual Hospice Ball on Feb. 7. more »»

Sparking a community dialogue about race

January 11, 2015 Generating a dialogue is a key to creating an appreciation of diversity, said organizers of the Martin Luther King Jr. more »»

Columnist publishes essays, poems, photos

January 11, 2015 Columnist Sandy Mickelson, of Fort Dodge, has published a collection of column-like essays, short stories, poetry and photographs that capture memories, moments and reflections of a life spent... more »»

What should be in your winter survival kit?

January 4, 2015 Driving on Iowa roadways in the winter can become perilous in mere minutes as snow, ice and limited visibility come into play. more »»

To your (better) health in 2015

December 28, 2014 Losing weight is always among the most popular — and often quickly broken — New Year’s resolutions. That’s probably because dieting is never popula. more »»

Wrapping with style and skill

December 21, 2014 Santa Claus may have the elves to help him wrap all the presents he plans to deliver on Christmas eve. more »»

Hunting for the best holiday gift ever

December 21, 2014 The hunt is on for the best gift ever. Each Christmas season, holiday shoppers flow through malls and department stores in search of that one perfect present for each person on their list. more »»

Manson Meridian Singers to host special performance

December 21, 2014 MANSON — A special performance of the Manson Meridian Singers annual production is planned for people who join the booster group supporting the community chorus. more »»

A holiday classic is retold

December 14, 2014 A traditional holiday fantasy will be retold by children and adolescents when Hawkeye Community Theatre presents “The Nutcracker” at 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday and at 2 p.m. Dec. more »»

Wait on wassailing; go to a concert instead

December 14, 2014 By DAWN BLISS dbliss@messengernews. more »»

Prepped for the holidays

December 7, 2014 Locals will be able to catch a glimpse of Fort Dodge’s Gilded Age when the historic Ringland-Smeltzer House puts on holiday finery for its annual Christmas open house Dec. 14. more »»

Spruce up the season

December 7, 2014 Trimming the tree and hanging strands of Christmas lights can be quite an endeavor, especially when you try to stage a more personalized holiday scene. more »»

Giving the gift of entertainment

November 30, 2014 In this season of giving and celebration, the students of the Iowa Central Community College music department plan to present the community with the gift of entertainment when they perform Holiday... more »»

Brightening the holiday season for a reason

November 30, 2014 In this season of giving and celebration, the students of the Iowa Central Community College music department plan to present the community with the gift of entertainment when they perform Holiday... more »»

‘Frozen,’ traditional music in symphony’s mix

November 30, 2014 The Fort Dodge Area Symphony plans to kick off the holiday season with its annual “Home for the Holidays” concert Dec. 7. more »»

Musical couple’s skills are complementary

November 30, 2014 EAGLE GROVE — A couple in Eagle Grove has turned their love for music into careers. Cathy Moklebust is an internationally known handbell composer, conductor, clinician and percussionis. more »»

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 »»

 
 

Aperture photography exhibit January 27, 2015

Photography Exhibit at the Blanden Art Museum, 920 3rd Avenue South, Fort Dodge, Iowa. Open January 17 through April 11, 2015. Blanden is open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 am to 5p. more »

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