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Living the dream today

January 10, 2016 With speeches, songs, and serious discussions, this year features expanded Martin Luther King Jr. day events. more »»

Studying the complexity of nature

January 10, 2016 People will be able to explore the complexity of nature when a new exhibit, entitled “Memory of Place,” opens at the Blanden Memorial Art Museum this month. more »»

Writer’s workshop forming

January 10, 2016 The role of the library in a community extends beyond simply serving as a repository for words, said Fort Dodge Public Library Director Gregory Romer. more »»

Welcome to the New Year

January 3, 2016 As the New Year begins, many people will make resolutions to better themselves or others in 2016. more »»

Have a Happy (nonalcoholic) New Year

December 27, 2015 New Year’s Eve is just around the corner and with it comes a stream of parties with people consuming alcohol to celebrate the holiday. more »»

Eat & be merry

December 20, 2015 In my mother’s house, in Webster City, Christmas wasn’t complete without Ionia Dinsdales’ Raisin-filled Cookies. more »»

Learning life’s lessons on stage

December 13, 2015 Life lessons abound in theater. Sharing those lessons with the next generation is why the Hawkeye Community Theatre stages its annual children’s holiday production. more »»

Sharing in the season

December 13, 2015 ‘Tis the season for sharing - sharing good will, glad tidings and bountiful blessings. more »»

Sharing lessons learned in rural Japan

December 13, 2015 Author and blogger Lucas Kelleher will share the lessons he learned about life and cultural awareness while immersed in a foreign land when he makes a tour through Fort Dodge to promote his book... more »»

FD Choral Society plans holiday concert

December 13, 2015 Two performances are planned by the Fort Dodge Choral Society as its members present the annual holiday season concert “Peace on Earth.” The first concert will be at 7:30 p.m. De. more »»

Twisting traditions, blending styles

December 6, 2015 A few twists to tradition will be part of the Holiday Concert 2015 presented by the Iowa Central Community College music department De. more »»

Decking halls for the holiday

December 6, 2015 Not much remains of Christmas decorations actually used by Ann Smeltzer, but her home continues to light up for the holidays. more »»

Keeping traditions aflame

December 6, 2015 By DAWN BLISS STRATFORD — Tradition will continue to flare when the annual Saint Lucia Festival of Light is held at 2 p.m., Dec. 12 at the Stratford Lutheran Church. more »»

Student holiday programs planned

December 6, 2015 A number of holiday and Christmas concerts featuring the students and pupils of the education systems in Fort Dodge will be held this month. more »»

It’s time to make lefse

November 29, 2015 Lefse is a Norwegian holiday tradition, one that volunteers who make the soft potato flatbread for the Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church Christmas Fair and Luncheon said reaches beyond its ethnic origins. more »»

Brightening the holiday season

November 29, 2015 A combined effort will not only brighten the holiday season this year, but also aim to fill the bellies of hungry children. more »»

FD symphony tunes up

November 29, 2015 The Fort Dodge Area Symphony will perform its annual holiday program Dec. 6, highlighting solo artists from within its ranks and offering up a traditional festive flare. The concert will begin at 3 p. more »»

Sharing the gift of art

November 29, 2015 The Blanden Memorial Art Museum will host its first ever Community Holiday Event from 5 to 8 p.m., Dec. more »»

Key to Christmas

November 22, 2015 Santa has his elves, but The Key on Central has its volunteers. more »»

Thinking local in season of giving

November 22, 2015 A visit from Santa, twinkling lights and steaming cups of hot chocolate will all be part of the annual Holiday on Central celebration Nov. more »»



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