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Lifestyle Briefs

Students in the Arts announces winter term students

Kindergarten through 12th-grade students in Webster City Community School District have been recognized for excellence by their instructors for winter term in the performing and visual arts programs at their five school buildings. Elementary Art and Music Northeast Hamilton ...

St. Thomas Knights to host fish fry

The Knights of Columbus of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church will host a series of drive thru fish fry dinners during Lent. The events are scheduled for Friday, Feb. 19, March 5 and March 19 from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. at the St. Thomas Aquinas Parish Center, 1000 Des Moines St. The menu will ...

Rotary donation benefits MOW

Kathy Josten accepted a $500 donation on behalf of the Webster City Meals on Wheels program, from Kyle Heffernan, president of the Webster City Rotary Club.

Read Across Iowa celebrations to encourage reading with children

AMES – Read Across Iowa will launch March 1 and begin a month-long celebration to bring the joys of reading to kids of all ages. Agriculturally themed Read Across Iowa events will be held across the state and will feature books and materials about agriculture that will appeal to all ...

Virtual video game music program set

A virtual video game music program will be presented Saturday, Feb. 13 at 1 p.m. The Des Moines Gamer Symphony Orchestra will present the program via Zoom. To obtain the Zoom link, email waynej@kylib.org. The event is sponsored by Ericson Public Library, Dewitt Community Library and Kendall ...

Rotary donates to KYL

Webster City Rotary Club President Kyle Heffernan presented a check for $1,000 to Ketta Lubberstedt-Arjes, director of the Kendall Young Library. As the library is unable to hold its traditional fundraising events, the donation will be used to support the programs the library offers.

Red Cross lifeguard training set for Fuller Hall

A lifeguard training course is planned for Fuller Hall starting later this month. According to officials at Fuller Hall, a minimum of six people are needed for the class, with a cap of 12. Lifeguard candidates must be 15 years of age by Feb. 21 and an ID will be required on the ...

UNI Dean’s List

CEDAR FALLS — Several Hamilton County students have been named to the Fall 2020 Dean’s List at the University of Northern Iowa. To be included on the list, a student must have earned a grade point of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale while taking at least 12 hours of graded work during the ...

UNI graduates

CEDAR FALLS — New alumni were added to the roster of graduates at the University of Northern Iowa. Those graduating from Hamilton County included: Kayleigh Greufe, BA in early childhood education, from Blairsburg; Shelby Axtell, BA early childhood education from Stanhope; Josie Asklund, ...

Register now for online healthy aging series

AMES – Health often is the key factor in whether people can remain in their home as they grow older. Beginning Feb. 17, Iowa State University is offering a free online series to help Iowans remain healthy and independent as they age. “The foods you choose have lasting ...

Still time to register for ukulele class

Area youths who are interested in learning to play a musical instrument are invited to sign up for a six week course offered by Kendall Young Library. Wayne Judkins, children’s librarian, will be presenting ukulele lessons via Zoom for students in 4th through 8th grades. Classes ...

Five generations gather

Five generations of Charlotte Johnson's family gathered recently. Johnson, seated, is pictured with with daughter her Carol Yeager, grandson David Eide,  great-granddaughter Shelby Eide, and great-great-granddaughter Carson Eide

Colleges release Deans’ lists

Dean’s List at Notre Dame Emily E. Tighe of Tullahoma, Tennessee, has been named to the dean’s list in the University of Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters for outstanding scholarship during the Fall 2020 semester. She is the daughter of Rich and Leslie Tighe of Tullahoma, ...

Free tax preparation offered

Free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) is taking a new form in Hamilton and Wright Counties this year, according to Barb Wollan of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Wollan, who coordinates local VITA outreach, attributes the changes to the need to reduce COVID risk for both ...

Iowa Central releases Honors Lists

FORT DODGE —Iowa Central Community College has released the names of students who have been named to the Dean’s List and President’s List for the Fall 2020 semester. Those named to the Dean’s List achieved a 3.50 grade point average or higher. Those on the President’s List ...

Women of Wilderness Camp returns

The Women of the Wilderness Camp will be held July 11 through 17, 2021, on a secluded, forested island in northern Minnesota. Activities will include canoeing, kayaking, crafts, knot-tying, fire building, singing, camping, fishing, creative writing, orienteering, hiking, ...

President’s List

SIOUX CITY — Amanda Gramblin, a third year student at St. Luke’s College — UnityPoint Health in Sioux City, has been named to the President’s List for the fall semester 2020. Gramblin was named to the list for achieving a grade point average of 3.5 or above and satisfactory ...

Ames Children’s Choirs to hold placement auditions

Virtual Placement Auditions for the 2021 spring season of the Ames Children’s Choirs will be conducted from Jan. 18 – February 1. The program includes four choirs: Preparatory Choir (ages 7-8), Chorale (ages 9-11), Concert Choir (ages 12-18, treble voices), and Singers (ages 12-18; ...

Hamilton County man wins $10,000 lottery prize

CLIVE - A routine morning for a Hamilton County man became anything but routine after he scratched off a $10,000 lottery prize. Nick Vanlangen of Ellsworth won the big prize in the Iowa Lottery’s “$100,000 Mega Crossword” scratch game. He purchased his winning ticket on a recent morning ...

Fort Dodge Choral Society presents ‘Twelve Days of Christmas’

At a time when in-person Christmas concerts are not safe, singers in the Fort Dodge Choral Society are sharing the joy of the season with a new online performance each day beginning Sunday. “The Twelve Days of Christmas” features soloists and small groups from the choir noted for ...