Lifestyle Briefs

A strong arm

Gina Wheeler, of Randall, participates in the Rubber Chicken Toss Contests at the Iowa State Fair on Aug. 16.

Tips for wellness

Caitlyn Ferin speaks at Webster City's monthly wellness Wednesday. Our monthly event is a community outreach program sponsored by Fareway, Thrifty White Drug, and Crestview Senior Living. We average 25-30 people per month enjoying wellness tips. The highlights each time are the food samples ...

Fair queen wave

Hamilton County Fair Queen Jenna Woodall, 18, of Kamrar, participates in the 2017 Iowa State Fair Queen Coronation Ceremony on Aug. 12.

Quilt open house

RitaMae Rossman, granddaughter to the late Cora MacFarland, will be generously donating her grandmother’s quilt to Kendall Young Library during a special quilt open house on Friday, Aug. 25 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the library’s meeting room. Cora, a midwife, helped bring ...

Stonecroft Women’s Connection to meet at Jane Young House

The Stonecroft Women's Connection will meet Tuesday, Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. at the Jane Young House, 629 Elm St. Cost is $6. Barbara Matson from Lincoln, NE is the featured speaker with "Choices in the Crossroads of Life.” The special feature is Jan David, Webster City, who will share her ...

Reception planned

The family of Paul Rittscher will be hosting a Meet and Greet reception for Paul and Toni who were married on Dec. 3, 2016, in Goodyear, AZ. The reception will be held at the Hickory Cabin in Brigg's Woods from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 20.

Stratford church to hold annual ice cream social

STRATFORD —The McGuire Bend UB Church will hold their Annual Ice Cream Social on Friday Aug. 25 in the Stratford City Park. Serving is from 5 to 7 p.m. with ice cream, beefburgers, homemade pies, bars, chips and drink all for a free will offering.

Sings in Bill Riley Contest

Wyatt Frank, 12, of Stratford, performs a guitar and vocal solo in the Bill Riley Talent Search at the Iowa State Fair on Friday, Aug. 11.

Bubble time at the fair

—Iowa State Fair/ Steve Pope Photography Londyn, 4, and Haddie Wulf, 2, of Jewell, play with bubble makers at the Iowa State Fair on Aug. 10.

Tighe visit cancelled

Former WCHS football coach Dick Tighe is pictured above. Coach Dick Tighe’s planned author visit at Kendall Young Library Thursday, Aug. 17 at 6:30 p.m. has been cancelled due to publishing delays. The visit will eventually be rescheduled for a future date.

College news

Harreld graduates Fayette -- Houston Harreld, of Williams, graduated from Upper Iowa University in May with a Bachelor of Science degree in Financial Management. Upper Iowa University is located in Fayette. Thompson completes M.A. Christian Thompson, a 2011 WCHS graduate and 2015 ISU ...

Quilt open house

RitaMae Rossman, granddaughter to the late Cora MacFarland, will be generously donating her grandmother’s quilt to Kendall Young Library during a special quilt open house on Friday, Aug. 25 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the library’s meeting room. Cora, a midwife, helped bring ...

Youth enjoy archery and shooting competition

Local youth came out to the Boone Valley Izaak Walton League on Aug. 2 for an afternoon of fun and competition during the Annual Youth Shoot and Archery Event. Twenty-seven kids tried their hand at shooting and archery events. Students were supervised throughout the afternoon by trained ...

WC Class of 1948 gathers

The Webster City Lincoln High School Class of 1948 held its 69-year reunion on July 1. Those attending include, front row from the left, Gertrude (Trudy) Fielder Larson, Eleanor Tolstrup Schumaker, Ruth Jansen Poland, Louis Hoeppner Bowden, Belva Bateman Strain, Ruth Brewer Hinderks, Clara ...

Borer named to Dean’s List

IRVING, TX — Mara Borer of Webster City, Iowa, was named to the University of Dallas Dean's List for the spring 2017 semester for earning a semester GPA of 3.5 or higher. Borer is majoring in English.

Maubach represents ISU

AMES —John Maubach, of Webster City, served as a representative of the Agricultural Business Club at the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association 2017 annual meeting in Chicago, IL. While at the meeting, Maubach, studying agricultural business at Iowa State, won the Earl O. Heady ...

Ready for school

Brian Alaniz and his mother Yolanda attended Northeast Hamilton Elementary School's registration on Tuesday. Brian will be a fifth grade student when the NEH 2017/2018 school year begins on Wednesday, Aug. 23.

Reserve champion named

Tanner Hild represented Hamilton County and the Central Iowa Showdown with his FFA market lamb at the All-Iowa Showdown in Oseola this past Saturday. He was awarded Reserve Champion with his wether there. This lamb was the Grand Champion Market Lamb at the Hamilton County Fair and the Central ...

Vets coffee is Wednesday

American Legion Post 191 Commander Marvin Carr will host Coffee with the Commander from 8 to 10 a.m. at the legion hall Wednesday. All veterans are invited to attend. Special guest will be Brenda Safranski, special assistant for veteran and military affairs from Sen. Joni Ernst's office. ...

PEO Chapter EL to meet Thursday

Chapter EL of P.E.O. will meet Thursday Aug. 10 at 7 p.m. at Faith United Methodist Church. Hostesses are Jackie Butler and Marilyn Krauss along with Joylyn Cobb.