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Sentimental Swing Band needs you

August 28, 2016 The smooth, cool notes of the classic song “New York, New York” — made famous by Frank Sinatra — drifted over the couples dancing at the Laramar Ballroom during a recent night of dancing. more »»

Britt Draft Horse Show is Sept. 2-4

August 28, 2016 BRITT — The gates to the 35th Annual Britt Draft Horse Show will open at 7 a.m. each day Sept. 2 through 4 at the Hancock County Fairgrounds. more »»

Master Gardener training begins in fall

August 28, 2016 AMES — Become an Iowa Master Gardener by completing the core training course this fall through the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Region 7 County offices. more »»

ISU extension literacy resources now available

August 28, 2016 It takes work to increase young children’s interest in learning and build their language skills, but there are ways to make it fun, said Dr. more »»

Farm Progress Show returns to Boone

August 28, 2016 BOONE — Penton Agriculture’s Farm Progress Show, the nation’s largest outdoor farm show, returns to Boone, Iowa for its 63rd annual event. The show is scheduled for August 30, 31 and Sept. 1. more »»

Fraser Family Music Foundation to hold benefit show Friday in Whittemore

August 28, 2016 WHITTEMORE — The Fraser Family Music Foundation has announced its first-ever fundraising concert at 7 p.m. Friday at the Whittemore Legion Hall, doors open at 6 p.m. more »»

Little farm on the Weigert Prairie

August 21, 2016 POCAHONTAS — For visitors attending Pocahontas County Conservation’s annual Fall Fest at the Wiegert Prairie Farmstead, the Lincoln No. 5 Schoolhouse is in a new locatio. more »»

Desiring the Arts Festival coming to Fort Dodge

August 21, 2016 A celebration of the arts will be held from Thursday through Saturday at the McSweeny School of Performing Arts, 1633 N. 29th St. more »»

Iowa Master Gardener registration open

August 21, 2016 AMES — Gardeners who want to become an Iowa Master Gardener should complete the core training course this fall through an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach county offic. more »»

Author Darcy Dougherty Maulsby dishes up Iowa

August 14, 2016 LAKE CITY — In Darcy Dougherty Maulsby’s recently published book, readers can take a delicious adventure through Iowa’s food history. more »»

Meridian singers to hold auditions

August 14, 2016 MANSON — The Manson Meridian Singers will be starting their 46th season of providing quality musical entertainment to the greater Manson area. more »»

‘Mary Poppins’ auditions for adults are Aug. 23 and 24

August 14, 2016 Interested in auditioning for Comedia Musica Players’ upcoming production of “Mary Poppins”? Auditions for adult roles will be held at 6 p.m. on Aug. more »»

Keeping cool

August 7, 2016 Summer may be a time for vacations and recreational activities for human beings, but pets may not be privy to the same luxuries. more »»

Our State Fair is the best State Fair

July 31, 2016 The internationally-acclaimed Iowa State Fair has been annually attracting people from around the world since 1854. more »»

Final King Band Summer Concert set for tonight

July 31, 2016 The final concert of the 2016 summer season by the Karl L. King Municipal Band of Fort Dodge will be held tonight at the Oleson Park Bandshell. The Karl . more »»

Heartland Senior Services sets activities for August

July 31, 2016 AMES — Heartland Senior Services in Ames offers a variety of activities for senior citizens. more »»

Smooth water, fun and fellowship

July 24, 2016 This year the Badger Lake Dragon Boat Association will be celebrating 20 years of dragon boating in Fort Dodge on Aug. 12-13. The bash will be held at John F. more »»

Summer concerts continue in the park

July 24, 2016 The weekly Sunday night concerts by the Karl L. King Municipal Band will continue in Oleson Park for two more weeks in July. The concerts will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Karl L. King Bandshell. more »»

These shoes are made for walking

July 17, 2016 The upcoming 3rd Thursday Fit Night will be held this Thursday, with the event beginning at 6 p.m. This month, The Messenger is the community sponsor for 3rd Thursday Fit Night. more »»

King Band concerts offer something for everyone

July 17, 2016 Each week during June and July, the Karl L. more »»



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