Lifestyle Briefs

Honored for membership

Three members of the Webster City Lions Club were honored Wednesday night for their years of service to the club. From the left, Lee Ayers was presented with a 25-year chevron, while Harold Martin and Will Johnston received their 30-year chevrons. Presenting the awards was Lisa Prochska, of ...

Garden club to meet Jan. 25

The January meeting of Town and Country Garden Club will be held Wednesday Jan. 25 at the Congregational Church. All members are to bring a salad and/or desert to enjoy along with the officers bringing soups. Each member is to bring their own table service. The soup dinner will begin at ...

Book discussion rescheduled at KY Library

Due to Monday’s weather closure, Kendall Young Library is rescheduling the evening book discussion of MacKinlay Kantor’s Andersonville. The meeting will now be on Thursday, Feb. 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the library’s meeting room. The Noon Book Club will still be holding its Andersonville ...

PEO JE Chapter to meet Saturday

Chapter JE, P.E.O. will meet Saturday, Jan. 21 at the home of Laurel Palmer. Barbara Flowerday Golberg is the Co-Hostess. Barbara will also give the program entitled "Bag Lady." Annual dues are due.

College News

ICCC Honors Lists FORT DODGE — Iowa Central Community College has released the Honors Lists for the Fall 2016 Semester. Students earning a 4.0 with at least 6 credit hours were named to the President’s List. Those achieving a 3.5 to 3.99 grade point average were named to the ...

Mulberry Center programs for 2017 season revealed

A series of historical and educational programs will once again be held at the Mulberry Center Church at Wilson Brewer Park. Four programs are set for the 2017 season, according to officials with the Webster City Department of Recreation and Public Grounds. The programs are:  • The ...

County Historical Alliance to meet

ELLSWORTH — The Hamilton County Historical Alliance will meet Saturday, Jan. 21 in the Ellsworth Public Library/History Museum at 10 a.m. Everyone interested in their Hamilton County town’s history is welcome to attend. Residents of Ellsworth, Jewell, Randall, Stanhope and Webster ...

Guild takes on pet blanket project

An event to make cozy pet blankets for the Des Moines Animal Rescue League is set for Saturday, Jan. 21 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 102 Lynwood Drive, Huxley. The Central Iowa Sewing Guild is sponsoring the event, designed to make rescue animals more ...

College News

ISU fall Dean’s List AMES — Approximately 8,775 Iowa State University students have been named to the fall semester 2016 Dean’s List. Students named to the list must have earned at least a 3.50 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. Area students named to the list ...

Comfort food to beat the winter blues

(Family Features) When the temperature drops, there’s nothing quite like the pleasure of simple and delicious comfort food. Instead of letting the winter chill get you down, warm your body and heart with dishes that are both comforting and delicious. After all, there is no better time to ...

Winterfest court selected

Ten Webster City High School students have been named to the 2017 Winterfest Court. The student body will select the king and queen by voting on Wednesday and the coronation will take place Friday at 1:45 p.m. in the Prem Sahai Auditorium. Pictured are, front row from the left, Abbey Ferrari, ...

College News

ECC Fall Dean’s List IOWA FALLS — One hundred thirty-six students were named to the Fall 2016 Dean’s List at Ellsworth Community College. To be eligible, students must have taken 12 credit hours during the semester, and have earned a 3.4 grade point average. Students from the ...

Volunteers sought for upcoming tax clinics

Hamilton County Extension needs one to three volunteers to serve as greeters and appointment schedulers for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance site. Even without learning tax law, these volunteers play an essential role in the program, which provides free tax preparation to low and moderate ...

Hold that pose

On Dec. 31, members of the Webster City High School girls basketball team visited Crestview Nursing and Rehab and together with residents, set up an elaborate Mannequin Challenge. Above, Morgan Gallentine and resident Doris Griffin prepare for the challenge. The different generations were able ...

Sew up some creature comfort

Head on over to a community sewing event to make cozy pet blankets for the Des Moines Animal Rescue League. Better yet, take a child or two with you (ages 4 and up) to help out. This event will be held on Saturday, Jan. 21 from 9 a.m. to noon at Trinity United Methodist Church, 102 Lynwood ...

PEO EL Chapter to meet Thursday

Chapter E. L. PEO will meet Thursday Jan. 12 at 7 p.m. at Southfield Wellness. Co-hostesses are Carolyn Cross and Lori Wilaby.

College News

ISU fall graduates AMES — Iowa State University held fall commencement ceremonies on Dec. 17. A total of 2,148 students received degrees. Iowa State awarded 1,769 undergraduate degrees, 258 master's degrees, one veterinary medicine degree and 120 doctor of philosophy degrees. Of the ...

Backpack program gets boost

Trinity Lutheran Church on behalf of the Webster City Ministerial has announced that DuPont Pioneer donated $2,500 toward the Backpack Food Program as part of the DuPont Pioneer sponsorship program. “With this donation 500 kids will receive food.” noted Lori Hartnett of the Webster ...

GriefShare program to be offered at Ellsworth church

ELLSWORTH — Trinity Lutheran Church will be hosting 13 weekly GriefShare classes on Sunday afternoons from 2 to 4 p.m. beginning Feb. 5 at the church, 1629 DeWitt St. in Ellsworth. GriefShare is a special weekly seminar/support group for people grieving the death of someone close. ...

Christeson — 75th birthday

Tom Christeson, Webster City, is celebrating his 75th birthday on Thursday, Jan. 12. A card shower is being held in his honor. Cards and greetings may be sent to him at 1505 Sparboe Court, Webster City, IA 50595.