Lifestyle Briefs

Donation for weatherization

Darlene Dingman and Mary Tjaden on behalf of the Noon Kiwanis Club are shown donating $100 to Becky Koppen to support the RSVP Warm Hearts Warm Homes winter weatherization project in Hamilton County.

Merrill scholarships awarded to area students

The George and Doris Merrill Family Foundation 5M Scholarship Fund through the Fort Dodge Community Foundation announces 33 scholarship awards to area students who are attending college during the 2017-2018 academic year. Students receiving new scholarship awards include: Madalyn ...

Workshop set

STANHOPE — The Hamilton Heritage Hunters is sponsoring a workshop on DNA testing and reading DNA results. The workshop will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Stanhope Community Center in Stanhope. Participants are welcome to bring laptops. Lunch will be provided. There ...

Concert is Saturday night

Webster City residents Mark Andrew, Stephanie Hill, Al Yungclas and Karin Yungclas will perform in a concert featuring 500 years of choral tradition to open Fort Dodge Choral Society's celebration of its 50th Anniversary season. The group will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28 at First ...

Webster City students to audition for All-State

Twelve Webster City High School students will be auditioning for All-State on October 21. Band students auditioning include Kaitlynn Seeley on flute, Kate Hollander on flute, and Ursula Leksell on clarinet. Choir students auditioning include: Daniel Blankenship, Gianna Borer, Kevon ...

Genealogy group to host DNA workshop Saturday

STANHOPE — One of the newest ways to find and meet a relative is through a DNA test. But after you get the results back, then what? The Hamilton Heritage Hunters is sponsoring a workshop on DNA testing and reading DNA results. The workshop will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 ...

Choral Society to perform in WC

Webster City residents Mark Andrew, Stephanie Hill, Al Yungclas and Karin Yungclas will perform in a concert featuring 500 years of choral tradition to open Fort Dodge Choral Society's celebration of its 50th Anniversary season. The group, under the direction of Bruce Perry, will perform at ...

4-H Reports

Boone Boosters New officers of the Boone Boosters 4-H Club were installed on Saturday, Oct. 7. New officers are Emma Bailey, president; Trey Tempel, vice president; Daniel Blankenship, secretary; Daniele Moon, treasurer; Ursula Leksell, co-reporter; Samantha Morgan, co-reporter; Gabby ...

Kaercher to visit KYL

Humanities Iowa’s Dan Kaercher will be at Kendall Young Library Thursday, Nov. 9 at 6:30 p.m. Kaercher is a retired Editor-in-Chief of Midwest Living magazine and former Iowa Public Television host of “Iowa’s Simple Pleasures” and other programs. He has been a writer and editor ...

WC Women’s Connection to meet at Beacon of Hope

The Webster City Women’s Connection invite all men and women to the Beacon of Hope, 1021 First Ave. N., Fort Dodge on Tuesday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. There is no cost to attend the program. Erv Smith, Moline, Illinois, present a talk, “Used, Abused and Renewed: A Story of ...

Trinity plans Reformation celebration movie events

In celebration of the 500 years of the Reformation, Trinity Lutheran Church, Webster City, is sponsoring two special events at the Webster Theater with free admission. Freewill donations will be accepted. Rick Steves’ travel documentary on Reformation Sites in Germany will be shown Monday, ...

Creating inclusion

Community members gathered at Kendall Young Library Monday afternoon to meet “Nick’s Boat” author Jo Ann Hendricks. The short story revolves around the inclusion of Webster City resident Nick Seamonds. Seamonds, who has cerebral palsy, is the heart and inspiration of the short story. He ...

Family History Month puzzler

This photo was found while cleaning an attic in Hamilton County. Does someone in this photo belong to your family? Can you recall what the organization ‘WCWTA’ represents? Family History month is a time to remember and recognize family members. Take time to identify people in your ...

Tighe to hold book signings

Longtime high school football coach Dick Tighe will hold two book signings at area venues following the release of his new book, “Coach Tighe: 63 Years of High School Football.” On Wednesday, Oct. 11, he will be signing books at Decker Sports in Fort Dodge from 5 to 6 p.m. The ...

Class of 1950 gathers

The members of the Webster City High School Class of 1950 gathered for a 67-year reunion Saturday at the Second St. Emporium. Those attending were, front row from the left, JoAnn Katzer, Becky Fletchall Shelton, Wanda Schnurr and Kaye Paine Christ; second row, Riana Ruhl, Kay Klaver, Gary Long, ...

New Kiwanis member

The Webster City Noon Kiwanis Club recently welcomed Danny Baessler as a new member. Baessler is employed at the Daily Freeman Journal.

Book club to meet

Kendall Young Library will host the Noon Book Club on Tuesday, Oct. 24 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the library’s meeting room. The club will discuss “The Dogs of Bedlam Farm” by Jon Katz. Copies of the books are available at the Adult Checkout Desk. New members are always welcome. Feel ...

ISU Scholarships

AMES — The Iowa State University College of Human Sciences announces scholarships awarded by the college to sophomores, juniors, and seniors for the 2017-18 academic year. Courtney Biere of Webster City, will receive the Neva Peterson Scholarship from the Iowa State University College of ...

Legion to hold monthly meeting

American Legion Post 191 will meet Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. The meeting is open to any war time era Veteran.

Fall Supper set for McGuire Bend UB Church

DAYTON —The McGuire Bend UB Church annual Fall Supper and bazaar wi11 be held on Saturday, Oct. 14 at the church, 3138 McGuire Bend Road, rural Dayton. Supper will be from 5 to 7 p.m., serving chili, homemade vegetable beef soup, beefburgers, pie and drink. A free will offering will be ...