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Growing a darkly different show

January 24, 2016 Everyone likes a confident, courageous hero. more »»

Harking back to the beginning

January 24, 2016 MANSON — When the Manson Meridian Singers first took the stage four decades ago, Barney Essing was a high school student standing in the wings. more »»

Offering a bit of variety

January 24, 2016 HUMBOLDT — The Humboldt Community Chorus will present its annual variety show, ‘‘Another Op’nin’...Another Show,’’ on Feb. 5, 6, and 7 at the R. more »»

Finding zen in coloring

January 17, 2016 Coloring is more than a child’s pastime. In the past two years, the activity has taken on a new meaning for grown-ups. more »»

Hospice ball to blend old with new

January 17, 2016 End of life care can be a complex issue. But Craig Schlienz, a co-chair of this year’s Trinity Hospice Ball, puts it simply. more »»

Capturing Iowa’s unique tastes

January 17, 2016 LAKE CITY — Iowa has its own character. Writer Darcy Doughtery Maulsby, of rural Lake City, is working to capture a bit of that distinctive flavor in a new book called “A Culinary History of Iowa. more »»

Testing depths of random knowledge

January 17, 2016 LAKE CITY — People will be able to test their depth of random knowledge while also helping to outfit rural health clinics with heart machines when the Steward Memorial Community Hospital Auxiliary... more »»

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 dbliss@messengernews.net 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 »»

 
 
 

 

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