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Essential oils

October 4, 2015 Belief in any product makes that product useful. People who use essential oils believe. more »»

Bridal Spectacular 2015 set for Oct. 11

October 4, 2015 A lot of details can trip up a bride preparing to take that trip down the aisle, but organizers of the Younkers 2015 Bridal Spectacular presented by The Messenger said attending a bridal show can... more »»

Fundraiser helps grieving parents

October 4, 2015 A group dedicated to helping parents who have lost babies to stillbirth and miscarriage is expanding its fundraiser for its second yea. more »»

Iowa Central presents fall drama duel

October 4, 2015 Audiences will easily be caught up in the intrigue of the comical whodunit “The Game’s Afoot,” or “Holmes for the Holidays,” when the theatrical students at Iowa Central Community College present th... more »»

Pumpkins and Ponies!

October 4, 2015 HUMBOLDT — Families will be able to continue a fall tradition when the 10th anniversary of Pumpkins and Ponies is celebrated Saturday at Spring Vale Farm, 2603 Lone Tree Road. more »»

‘A Very 1950s Murder Mystery’ hits stage Oct. 16

October 4, 2015 A mysterious stranger, a couple hussies, a trio of actors and an unknown murderer will bring a bit of comical mayhem to the annual Friends of the Vincent House Murder Mystery Dinner Theate. more »»

The music and passions of Simon Estes

September 27, 2015 Internationally renowned opera singer Simon Estes gets as much as he gives when he performs with the student choirs involved in his Roots & Wings tour. more »»

Cruise is family affair

September 27, 2015 For Cory Beck, of Eagle Grove, his two restored Chevrolets are worth much more than their sticker value. more »»

Laura Ingalls Wilder events planned in Webster City

September 27, 2015 WEBSTER CITY — Programs featuring the stories and experiences of novelist Laura Ingalls Wilder will be presented Saturday by researcher and re-enactor Sarah Uthof. more »»

Unmasking a community asset

September 27, 2015 Masks may be used to conceal and disguise, but when it comes to the inaugural Masquerade for Your Health Ball, the Community Health Clinic aims to use them to draw attention to the services and care... more »»

Watching apples grow

September 20, 2015 LEHIGH — A fella’s gotta be doing something. That’s all there is to i. more »»

Oktoberfest offers more beer and music

September 20, 2015 Oktoberfest is just around the corner and promises more beer and good music. more »»

Performing arts are alive in Fort Dodge

September 20, 2015 The performing arts are alive in the Fort Dodge area. Whether it’s playing instruments, singing or acting, there’s a spot for everybody. more »»

Fighting back against Alzheimer’s

September 20, 2015 With each footfall participants in the 2015 Walk to End Alzheimer’s take Saturday at the Fort Dodge Middle School, 800 N. 32nd S. more »»

Grandparents Day

September 13, 2015 ROCKWELL CITY — If kids love cotton candy, and Jodi Frank loves kids, it only makes sense that a cotton candy machine sits in her kitchen. And gets used a lot. more »»

What a way to go

September 13, 2015 An evening of decadence and indulgence will benefit a historical home when the Friends of the Vincent House present “Death by Chocolate” Friday at the Vincent House, 824 Third Ave. S. more »»

Calling all crime writers

September 13, 2015 Practice makes perfect when it comes to amateur sleuths writing tales of intrigue and mystery, said nationally known Iowa-based mystery writer Donald Harstad. more »»

Celebrating recovery

September 13, 2015 Community and Family Resources will hold its third annual Family Fun Festival on Sept. more »»

Back to the ‘50s

September 6, 2015 EAGLE GROVE — Just south of Broadway on Cedar, a garage door opens a crack in time. more »»

Words, images come together

September 6, 2015 A turn of a phrase can be a work of art and a work of art can inspire volumes of written words. more »»

Brown Bag Briefings begin in October

September 6, 2015 These weekly sessions are held from noon to 1 p.m. each Thursday in October in the meeting room of the Fort Dodge Public Library, 424 Central Ave. Attendees may bring a sack lunch. Coffee is provided. more »»


Rummage/Bake Sale October 9, 2015

First United Methodist Church, 127 N. Tenth St., is holding a Rummage/Bake Sale from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. All proceeds go to missions. more »

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