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A home for the holidays

December 1, 2013 Every year it gets a little bigger. Guests will be welcomed into Ann Smeltzer’s recently renovated bedroom during this year’s annual Christmas tour of the Ringland-Smeltzer House. more »»

Holiday concert features crooner

December 1, 2013 Songs of the seasons will be featured next week at the Fort Dodge Area Symphony’s Holiday Festival. more »»

Holiday on Central returns

November 24, 2013 Fort Dodge will soon celebrate the season with carols, games, Santa Claus and more than 10,000 lights on the big tree at Ninth Street and Central Avenu. more »»

Holiday happenings

November 24, 2013 The holiday season is fast approaching and with it, the a proliferation of ceremonies, parades, festivals, concerts and open houses. more »»

What was on the table?

November 24, 2013 Editor's note: The Messenger asked readers to submit their favorite holiday food memories. Here are the editors’ favorite submissions. more »»

Ready for their closeup

November 17, 2013 The YWCA will be rolling out the red carpet at its annual fundraiser this year. The Silver Screen Showcase gala will begin at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and will feature movie-themed live auction items. more »»

Dawg Pound Sound seeks members

November 17, 2013 ALGONA —The Algona High School Instrumental Music Department is seeking former band members to participate in the fourth season of the Dawg Pound Sound, AHS’s Community Pep Ban. more »»

It’s Christmastime at the Key on Central

November 10, 2013 Gently used trees and wreaths are given second life at the Key on Central second-hand store, bringing help to women who have gone through hard times. more »»

Culinary fundraiser shows off students’ skills

November 10, 2013 The fine art of fine cooking will be on display at the annual Food and Beverage Expo this Saturday. more »»

Algona Soroptimists take applications for two awards

November 10, 2013 ALGONA — Soroptimist International of Algona is now taking applications for two different awards. more »»

Sundowners, Hawkeye will hold fundraiser

November 10, 2013 The Sundowner Sertoma Club and Hawkeye Community Theatre will hold a fundraiser walk at 1 p.m. Nov. 24 at the Crossroads Mall, 217 S. 25th St. Registration begins at noon, and costs $20. more »»

Angels of Love

November 3, 2013 Angels are at work at Trinity Regional Medical Center, helping visitors to the hospital get in the doo. more »»

There’s ‘Much Ado’ at FDSH fall play

November 3, 2013 This year the Fort Dodge Senior High Fall Play will bring Shakespeare into a radically different time. The students will present “Much Ado About Nothing” set in a post-apocalyptic future. more »»

‘Young Frankenstein’ adds song, dance numbers

November 3, 2013 “Young Frankenstein,” the Broadway musical based on the classic Mel Brooks comedy, is coming to Fort Dodge via Comedia Musica Players. more »»

St. Olaf sponsors Giving Tree

November 3, 2013 The Children’s Giving Tree is now available at Walmart. Sponsored by St. Olaf Lutheran Church, the tree is a way to bring warm clothing to disadvantaged children age 12 and under in Webster County. more »»

Piping up at Oxford

October 27, 2013 LAKE CITY — England’s oldest university will celebrate its 750th anniversary with a pipe organ built in Iowa. Dobson Pipe Organ Builders Lt. more »»

Polar Plunge to aid Special Olympics

October 27, 2013 There are plungers, chickens and spectators — and all are welcome at the annual Fort Dodge Polar Plunge on Nov. 3. The local Polar Plunge is an annual fundraiser, held at Badger Lake at John F. more »»

Creepy reads

October 20, 2013 Vampires and witches in the children’s section. Stephen King and serial killers on the taller shelves. Ghosts, UFOs and monsters in fact, fiction and speculatio. more »»

One-night only instrumental concert is set at Iowa Central

October 20, 2013 The bands are ready to start the new season at Iowa Central Community College. This year’s opening concert will be 7 p.m. Thursday at Decker Auditorium. Admission is free. more »»



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