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Toasting the local vintages

September 14, 2014 Whether wine drinkers have a refined pallet or unschooled taste buds, vintages available from local wineries and vineyards provide a wine experience that can’t be offered elsewher. more »»

Rocking out at Oktoberfest

September 14, 2014 Lift a stein and strut about in lederhosen before trading them in for skin-tight leather pants and big hair rock during the annual Oktoberfest celebration at the Oleson Park Bandshell Sept. 27. more »»

Keeping a sweet hobby

September 7, 2014 CLARE – Retired educators never stop giving pop quizzes, even when they’re only quizzing one another and their subject is the intricate art of beekeepin. more »»

See Iowa in a different light

September 7, 2014 A new appreciation of the often-overlooked natural and urban landscape of Iowa is offered through the lens of distinguished photographer David Plowden in an exhibit installed at the Blanden Memorial... more »»

Humboldt Museum to extend its season

September 7, 2014 CLARION — The Heartland Museum will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturdays throughout the month of Septembe. more »»

Third annual mud run set to benefit Algona Police Reserves

September 7, 2014 ALGONA — The third annual Dirty Back 40 Mud Run will be held Sept. 20 at the ABATE Freedom Park campground, just north of Algona on 160 th Ave., two miles north of Highway 18. more »»

Sharing a passion in entomology

August 31, 2014 Michael Oberg is expecting a quiet flurry of wings as monarch butterflies flit through the bushes at Brushy Creek Recreational Area near Lehigh, stirred by the scientists and volunteers taking part... more »»

Resurgence of a community celebration

August 31, 2014 CALLENDER — The resurgence of a summertime community day of celebration Saturday in Callender isn’t simply for the sense of fellowship it will create in the town. more »»

Getting ready for the dust to fly

August 24, 2014 DAYTON — Before the dust can fly during the Dayton Championship Rodeo Labor Day weekend, a great deal of elbow grease is required at the arena. more »»

All eyes to be on the skies for boogie

August 24, 2014 The daring to take to the skies during the annual Dollar Daze Couch Freak Boogie at the Fort Dodge Regional Airport from Friday through Monday. more »»

Meridians to hold auditions

August 24, 2014 MANSON — Auditions for the Manson Meridian Singers will be from 6:45 to 9 p.m. Sept. 4 in the vocal music room at the Manson Northwest Webster Junior-Senior High School. more »»

Desiring the Arts

August 17, 2014 Fort Dodge will find itself on the forefront of arts and entertainment when new and emerging talent performs at the Desiring the Arts Festival Thursday, Friday and Saturday. more »»

Seeing familiar faces at Midwest Polk Fest

August 17, 2014 HUMBOLDT — Polka means family, whether it’s blood relation or simply folks connected through a shared musical interest. more »»

Two-time transplant recipient set to leave a running legacy

August 17, 2014 MANSON — Emily Markert runs. As a teenager, the Manson native was diagnosed with a rare lung disease in the summer of 1999 and underwent a bilobar, or partial, lung transplant. more »»

Appreciating the trails

August 10, 2014 Officials with the city and county are seeking to develop an increased appreciation and awareness of the pathways and routes that comprise the Fort Dodge Trail System by organizing the Celebration o... more »»

Hawkeye Theatre to present ‘Almost, Maine’

August 10, 2014 Short stories about the relationships of the residents in a town in Maine will be the subject of the latest show coming to the Hawkeye Community Theatre this week. more »»

Comedia Musica to hold adult auditions for ‘Annie’

August 10, 2014 Comedia Musica Players will conduct adult auditions for its fall production of the musical “Annie” At 6 p.m. Aug. 19 and 20 in the Grace Lutheran Church basement, 211 S. Ninth St. more »»

Return of the paddlers

August 3, 2014 Badger Lake will see more activity than usual this weekend as the Badger Lake Dragon Boat Bash comes to John F. Kennedy Memorial Park, featuring more participants than in the past few years. more »»

Public safety is focus

August 3, 2014 A block party atmosphere will provide a backdrop for the community to see beyond the badge of public safety during the ninth annual National Night Out and Back to School Bash from 5 to 7 p.. more »»

Old Settler’s Day brings community camaraderie

August 3, 2014 FARNHAMVILLE — Civic groups have come together to ensure neighbors and friends will be able to gather for fun and community camaraderie Saturday during Old Settler’s Day in Farnhamville. more »»

 
 

 

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