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‘Curtain Call’ to end dance season

April 24, 2016 Curtain Call is a dance extravaganza highlighting the talents of the women’s dance team at Iowa Central Community College and its all-male hip-hop crew, Team Unee. more »»

Sharing talent & passion

April 17, 2016 When people invest their time and energy into a project, they often want to share the results. more »»

Indulging in musical theater

April 17, 2016 Variety and originality will be highlighted when “Cabaret — A Night of Musical Theater” is presented Thursday and Friday evening at The Smelzer House, 1019 Second Ave. S. more »»

Emerging talent takes the stage

April 17, 2016 The Fort Dodge Area Symphony's annual showcase of emerging talent and season finale concert will begin at 3 p.m. today at the Fort Dodge Middle School auditoriu. more »»

Playin’ a hand to help out pets

April 17, 2016 Everyone wins when you gamble at the Fur Ball. Almost Home Humane Society of North Central Iowa’s annual fundraiser helps support the many cats and dogs under its care. more »»

Serving more than cake

April 10, 2016 Have a sweet tooth? In the mood for an auction? Want to support a local shelter that helps victims of domestic and sexual violence? Those answering yes to all of those questions may be interested in... more »»

Attracting a crowd

April 10, 2016 Music can draw a crowd. more »»

Stay-A-Breast to fill the pool

April 10, 2016 When Morgan Border created Stay-A-Breast two years ago she never thought it would get this far. Border, an eighth-grader at St. more »»

Cornbelt Chorus to hold annual show

April 10, 2016 The Cornbelt Chorus will be presenting their annual show, “The Barbershop of Horrors” April 15 and 16 at the following times and locations: 7:30 p.m. more »»

You don’t have to be lonely ... @

April 3, 2016 Members of the chorus will be without a date for the barbershop ball when the Fort Dodge Harmony Brigade Barbershop presents its annual show. The show, “BarbershoppersOnly. more »»

Kids Choice, kids’ voices

April 3, 2016 It Gets Better Fort Dodge and Beyond, a youth empowerment organization based in Fort Dodge, will be hosting its third annual Kids Choice Awards on April 10 at Fort Frenzy. The event starts at 5 p.m. more »»

A Taste Of what Chef Guy Klinzing has to offer

March 27, 2016 Taste of Home’s culinary specialist Chef Guy Klinzing will be sharing eight family recipes from the Taste of Home magazine on April 14 in a show sponsored by The Messenger at Decker Auditorium on th... more »»

30th Annual Youth Honors Recital coming

March 27, 2016 Young musicians will take the stage to show off their musical skills for the 30th Annual Youth Honors Recital starting at 7 p.m. Friday at McSweeny’s School of the Performing Arts. more »»

Serious fun and games for a good cause

March 27, 2016 Paying for new technology in the classrooms may be all fun and games when it comes to the “Go Big, Go Dodgers” Fundraiser April 9 at the Cardiff Center at Fort Frenzy, 3232 First Ave. . more »»

Focus International connects community with the world

March 27, 2016 Iowa Central Community College’s Focus International Festival aims to connect Fort Dodge to the rest of the world. more »»

Hawkeye Theatre to combine dark humor and thrills

March 20, 2016 Audiences will find out just what laughs can come from a bunch of nutty characters trapped together as death looms near when Hawkeye Community Theatre presents “It Was a Dark and Stormy Night. more »»

Wings to kick-off Relay campaign

March 20, 2016 The designation as the city’s best chicken wing will be up for grabs during the annual American Cancer Society “Wing It for Relay” event from 5 to 7 p.m. more »»

Area Easter egg hunts and activities

March 20, 2016 Family events and children’s Easter egg hunts will soon be celebrated in communities throughout the area. Two events will be held in Fort Dodge. more »»


March 13, 2016 Whether a tangled mess of emotions caused by stubbornness can eventually be unravelled at a box social will be tested when the students of St. more »»

Making St. Patrick’s Day last

March 13, 2016 ALGONA — Maybe the parade only takes five or six minutes, but the reminiscing, camaraderie and companionship of the annual St. more »»



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