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Clare Public Library open house is Friday

May 29, 2016 CLARE — The Clare Public Library will have an open house from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Friday. Hot dogs, chips, lemonade, desserts and popcorn will be served all afternoon at no charge. more »»

Local Lifestyle

The changing face of senior portraits

May 15, 2016 As the annual round of graduations get underway, one of the common items seen on display at the family celebrations afterwards is a mounted collection of the graduate’s senior portraits. more »»

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‘Drive for the Kids’ event is Thursday

May 22, 2016 Chrysler and Shimkat Motor Company are hosting a “Drive for the Kids” event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3:30 to 6 p.m. on Thursday at Shimkat’s. more »»

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Storied pasts will be retold at Oakland

May 29, 2016 Fort Dodge legends will reawaken to tell their stories June 11 and 12 when cast members portray historic costumed characters during the14th annual Oakland Cemetery Walk. more »»

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Figure 8 races set for Saturday

May 29, 2016 The Webster County Fairgrounds will have the first of the season figure 8 races beginning at 7 p.m. on Saturday. Grandstand admission fees are $8 for adults, and $4 for children ages 3-12. more »»

Healthy Bites

Kalettes®

March 10, 2016 We are about to go crazy for Kalettes! No, that is not a made-up word – Kalettes are a delicious new vegetable that are a blend of Brussels sprouts and the beloved kale. more »»

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Cold makes problems whenever it comes

March 27, 2016 When I eat, I’ve been told, the blood rushes to my stomach to digest the food, leaving my arms unattended and cold. more »»

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Foods That Give Back

April 15, 2016 When you’re shopping at the grocery store and you see all the different brands of foods, you might not think too much past the name on the label. more »»

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Too much TV, too much clutter

April 17, 2016 Recently I learned that Ancestry’s genealogy software was going down in about a year. more »»

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Hy-Vee Responsible Choice: Serious About Meeting Goals

May 1, 2016 If you have problems baiting your line this spring and summer, fear not - Hy-Vee has your back! Hy-Vee has recently achieved its sustainable seafood goal: 100 percent of Hy-Vee’s fresh and... more »»

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Revelations come with cleaning

April 24, 2016 Oh, whoa, I’m figuring out life here. I know I’ve told you before how dirty my glasses always seem to be. Always. more »»

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Sadness comes with cruises and collecting

May 8, 2016 Sad. Two weeks. Means the same in my boo. more »»

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Muddled mind brings up dreams

May 15, 2016 So, here I sit, much like that bird in the wilderness Dad would sing about while waiting for something to eat. more »»

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Competition will be tasty

May 15, 2016 The Fort Dodge BBQ and Chili Lovers Society is prepared to have its annual BBQ Battles throughout the area this summer. This year the group has five different events taking place. more »»

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Reason for delay is time

May 22, 2016 There’s a reason, you know, my basement has stayed tied up in boxes and bags since we moved into Dodge those many years ago. And laziness wasn’t the greater part of such equation. more »»

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Playing in rain

May 29, 2016 Playing in the rain seemed whole lot more fun as a youngster. Perhaps because “Splish, Splash” had just hit the airwaves. It was 1958, and Bobby Darin wrote the song, his first, in nine minutes fla. more »»

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Antique Show and Flea Market May 29, 2016

SPIRIT LAKE — Vick’s Corner, 2048 Highway 9, will host the 137th Annual Antique Show and Flea Market from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Antiques, collectibles, primitives. Dealers from several states. Concessions on premise. more »

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Reconnected by being re-routed

May 26, 2016 Following signs can lead you to an entirely different place than where you originally thought you were going, and if you’re lucky, this re-routing reconnects you with a forgotten pleasur. more »

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