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Prepare to polka

September 15, 2013 It takes diverse elements to make a good Oktoberfest. Beer and bratwurst. The Fab Four and football. Polka dancers and sauerbraten. For Elinor Rutz, the biggest draw is the polka. more »»

Sac County Quilt-A-Fair

September 8, 2013 SAC CITY — It may seem that an antique tractor ride has only the most tenuous connection to a quilt show. But in Sac County, the two are closely related. more »»

Comedia Musica announces cast

September 8, 2013 Casting has been announced for the Fort Dodge production of Mel Brooks’ musical comedy “Young Frankenstein.” Presented by Comedia Musica Players, “Young Frankenstein” is based on the 1974 film. more »»

Produce is in its prime

September 1, 2013 On any Wednesday or Saturday between May and October, vendors can be found at the Fort Dodge Farmers Market with a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables. more »»

Kaufman returns to Hall of Fame

September 1, 2013 OTHO — This isn’t Kirk Kaufman’s first trip to the Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Fort Dodge-area rocker has been inducted three times before for his various musical projects. more »»

TRMC Auxiliary Bridge marathon kicks off Sept. 23

September 1, 2013 The Trinity Regional Medical Center Auxiliary Bridge Marathon will begin in September. Games will be played starting at 7 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month from Sept. more »»

Southfield plans car, tractor event

September 1, 2013 WEBSTER CITY — Southfield Wellness Community will hold its 12th annual Cruisin’ South Car and Tractor Show on from 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 8 in the Southfield parking lot, 2414 Des Moines St., Webster City. more »»

Assembly Club

August 25, 2013 By JOE SUTTER lifestyle@messengernews. more »»

Dayton is ‘not just a rodeo’ these days

August 25, 2013 DAYTON — As the big weekend comes up, volunteers have a lot of work to do. more »»

Awesome honor

August 18, 2013 Bobby Awe has been a country music artist for a long time, but his favorite music has been around even longer. For Awe, the best country isn’t the latest hit from Nashville. more »»

Catch and release

August 18, 2013 The public is welcome to participate in tagging of monarch butterflies beginning at 1 p.m. Aug. 24 at the Prairie Resource Center at Brushy Creek, 2820 Brushy Creek Road. more »»

ISU offers nutrition classes to limited-income households

August 18, 2013 Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers nutrition classes to households on limited incomes with children age 10 and under or who are expecting a child. more »»

Manson Meridian Singers to hold auditions

August 18, 2013 MANSON — Auditions for the Manson Meridian Singers will be held from 6:45 to 9 p.m. Sept. 5 at the Manson Northwest Webster Junior-Senior High School vocal music room in Manson. more »»

A different kind of comedy

August 11, 2013 The Hawkeye Community Theatre will offer a different kind of comedy this month when the cast of Ron Bernas’s “A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody” takes the stage Tuesday. more »»

Johnson to show ‘digital, cultural art’

August 11, 2013 The Blanden Art Museum is bringing images of Spain and Morocco, and the concept of painting as performance, courtesy of a New York artist with Fort Dodge roots. more »»

Last dance

August 4, 2013 Past dances, fraternity, community and culture will be honored at the last dance in memory of the Bohemian Hall Saturday. more »»

4-H’ers prepare for the Iowa State Fair

August 4, 2013 It’s a busy time of year for anyone in 4-H, but it’s especially exciting for kids preparing to show their projects, artwork, animals or talents at the Iowa State Fai. more »»

Garsts to be honored for service to 4-H youth program

August 4, 2013 On the last day of the Iowa State Fair, individuals from each county will be honored for outstanding service and dedication to the 4-H youth program. more »»


July 28, 2013 In the cool of the evening, hundreds of dangerous blood-sucking creatures — nature’s real-life vampires — fly out to prey upon humans. more »»

King Band will perform final concert of the season

July 28, 2013 The final concert of the 2013 summer season by the Karl L. King Municipal Band of Fort Dodge will be held today at the Karl L. King Bandshell in Oleson Park. Admission is free. more »»



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