Lifestyle Briefs

Jane Young House to host ‘Weddings Through the Years’ exhibit

The Jane Young house will be open Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a vintage clothing exhibit called “Weddings Through the Years.” The cost is $5. On display are four rooms full of bridal attire and accessories, many of which were worn and used by local women. The exhibit covers ...

Kiwanis donate to Lotus Project

The Tuesday Main Street Morning Kiwanis program was presented by Ashley Vaala, founder of the Lotus Community Project, a homeless shelter for women and children, located just south of Vincent at 2980 170th St. The Kiwanis club then donated $500.00 to the shelter. Anyone interested in learning ...

All-new VDMC gift shop opens

The all-new Van Diest Medical Center gift shop is now open for business. Members of the hospital auxiliary gathered Monday morning to kick off the grand opening of the shop, located just inside the main entrance of the hospital. The gift shop is a division of Van Diest Medical Center ...

‘Know Pain, Know Gain’ program set for Wednesday

“Know Pain, Know Gain,” a free program to empower people to utilize knowledge, sleep, movement, and goals to reduce pain and improve quality of life. Dr. Nicholas Maiers from Des Moines University will be sharing evidence, expertise, and his passion for reducing pain through practical ...

Donation to Meals on Wheels

Doug Follmann, Town & Country Insurance Agency Manager presented a check to Mary Long, secretary-treasurer of the Webster City Meals on Wheels program in the amount of $250.

New Naval aviator

1st Lt. Christopher G.A. Tasler, USMC, from Webster City, was winged an unrestricted Naval Aviator on Aug. 9, 2019. He was designated as Naval Aviator #34911 and will be heading off to Miramar, California to fly the CH-53E. Tasler is pictured center with family members.

Mobile pantry set for St.Thomas Tuesday afternoon

The mobile food pantry, a program of the Food Bank of Iowa, will be held Tuesday, Aug. 20 at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish Center from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Bring bags or boxes to carry home food.

Ice cream social to be held Aug. 23

STRATFORD — McGuire Bend UB church Annual Ice Cream Social will be held on Friday Aug. 23 at the Stratford City Park. Serving will be from 5 to 7 p.m. with beefburgers, chips, pie and ice cream. A free will offering will be taken. The public is welcome.

Tour de Webster returns Aug. 25

The 30th annual Tour de Webster bike ride/race will be held Sunday, Aug. 25 at 9 a.m. This bike ride/race is 47 kilometers (29.2 miles) for a long course, and 35 kilometers (21.8 miles) for a short course. The event, sponsored by Webster City Recreation and Public Grounds, will begin at ...

Retirement reception planned for Garvey

An open house retirement reception for LuAnn Garvey will be held Saturday, Aug. 17 from 1 to 4 p.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish Center. All family, friends and former students are welcome to stop by and wish her well. Please bring no gifts or cards, just memories to share.

New Kiwanis member

Glenn Tjaden, president of the Webster City Noon Kiwanis Club, recently welcomed new member Skip Spence, who is the operations manager for KQWC and KXZWC Radio Station.

Kiwanis donate to Legion

Legionnaire Randy Youngdale provided a tour of the American Legion Building for the Tuesday morning meeting of the Main Street Morning Kiwanis Club, showing the new construction and the work that continues. Following the tour, Kiwanian Greg Maharry presented a Kiwanis $300 donation to ...

School supply lists online

The new school year is right around the corner and Webster City school supply lists are available by visiting the district website at Click on the school registration prompt and scroll down to the Document section. Listed in the document section are elementary ...

Rotary donates to UDMO

Webster City Rotary Club President Zach Chizek presented a check to Jamie Flygstad of Upper Des Moines Opportunity Monday during the club’s regular meeting.

Circus clown visits Stanhope library

STANHOPE — Skeeter the Clown entertained youngsters Thursday morning at the Stanhope library. She was in town to help promote the Culpepper & Merriweather Circus that's coming to Jewell for two performances on Saturday, Aug. 10. Shows will be at 2 and 4:30 p.m. in the city park. ...

4-Her’s receive special project recognition

Several Hamilton County 4-H members were awarded special recognition for their projects at the county fair. Those honored are as follows:  Awarded in Memory of Joy Middleton Niklasen Food & Nutrition: Preston Erickson, Pumpkin Bread, Stratford Spirit; Visual Arts: Reese Casey, ...

Doodlebug reunion to feature quilting event

Doodlebug enthusiasts from all over the world will come to Webster City in mid-September to celebrate the 73rd year of the famed Doodlebug scooter. But in between a group ride and museum visit, a new and quite unique event will be held this year — a Doodlebug quilting workshop. The ...

Kids movies set at KYL

Every Saturday morning in August, Kendall Young Library will host Saturday Kids’ Movies. Movies are shown every Saturday morning from 10:30-12:00 for kids in Kindergarten-5th grade. Children under Kindergarten should be accompanied by an adult. Popcron is served. The movies in August ...