Lifestyle Briefs

Creative pumpkins

The annual pumpkin carving contest was held at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Williams Sunday. Winners were, from the left,  Brock Zorn, funniest, Alivia Wahlert, most creative, Ava Otteros, grossest, and Dane Wibholm, scariest.

Rotary Turkey dinner is Sunday

The Webster City Rotarians will hold its annual turkey dinner to be held on Sunday, Oct. 28 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Webster City High School. As in previous years, the meal will be available for inside dining, two drive-up lanes and inside carry-out. All tickets sold in advance ...

Volunteers sought for tax season

VITA tax volunteers are needed for the coming tax season. Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) helps lower-income households file their tax returns for free, enabling them to receive the tax credits they’ve earned. Last year, VITA volunteers prepared and filed nearly 300 tax ...

Halloween activities planned in Hamilton County

Hamilton County communities are gearing up for special Halloween trick or treat events in the coming days. Webster City • Preschool Halloween Party in Fuller Hall Gym, 10 a.m. to noon, Oct. 27; • Middle School Activity Night at Fuller Hall, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., Oct. 27, • ...

Ready for Halloween

Southfield Wellness Community residents are preparing to host over 350 children, parents and grandparents at the 17th Annual Halloween celebration at their home. Residents and assisted living apartment tenants will be lining the halls with treats for the festively dressed children. All the fun ...

WC grad named 2018 ISU Outstanding Young Alumni

Shane M. Jacobson, Shelburne, Vermont, is one of three Iowa State University graduates to be honored with the 2018 Outstanding Young Alumni Award. Jacobson, a Webster City High School graduate and the son of Mike and Jane Jacobson of Webster City, graduated from ISU in 2003 with a degree ...

WCHS, WCMS to present fall concert Tuesday

The Webster City Schools Choir Department proudly presents its Fall Concert Tuesday, October 23 at 7 p.m., at the High School's Prem Sahai Auditorium. For the first time, this concert will feature the middle school choirs and high school choirs together in one performance. Seventh grade ...

Closing time

WILLIAMS — Customarily, business hours are until 11 p.m., but since the last possible meal had been served, the owners decided to close early. So at about 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, Bob and Miriam Welch closed the door on an era and turned the key in the lock for the last time at ...

Local organization goes ‘nuts’ for annual fundraiser

Webster City is about to get a little nutty when the T.T.T. begin their annual fundraiser. The money raised during their fundraiser will help sponsor a camping trip in order for local 4th grade girls to embark on a journey of self discovery this summer at the Girl Scout Camp in Clear ...

Lions to serve up pancakes

The Webster City Lions Club will host its annual “All You Can Eat” pancake day on Sunday, Oct. 21 from 8 a.m. to noon. The event will be held at the Wester City Middle School. The menu includes pancakes, eggs, sausage and drinks. Tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for children 5 to 10 ...

A very snow CROP walk

Seventeen hardy walkers took part in the 2018 Webster City CROP Walk Sunday, Oct. 14. Despite the snow the walk took place as planned beginning at the Brewer Creek Park Shelter. The participants represented several area churches. Donations of peanut butter, soup and cash were also received ...

Lions Pancake Day is Sunday

The Webster City Lions Club will host its annual “All You Can Eat” pancake day on Sunday, Oct. 21 from 8 a.m. to noon. The event will be held at the Wester City Middle School. The menu includes pancakes, eggs, sausage and drinks. Tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for children 5 to 10 ...

District DAR meeting held in WC

The Lucy Standish-Newcastle Chapter of the Iowa Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution hosted the annual district meeting held on Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Webster City. The ISDAR and the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution is a service ...

The Great Oreo Taste-off is tonight

The Great Oreo Taste-Off will be held this evening at 6:30 pm at the Kendall Young Library. Those attending can sample 22 different flavors of Oreo-brand cookies the library has procured. With flavors such as Cinnamon, Cherry Coke, Mint, and Strawberry Shortcake, there are bound to be some ...

Kiwanis host students

The first group of Webster City Middle School 5th graders — Jakaela Cherry, Hailey Brim, Kaleb Butz, Josslyn Carden and Jack Barner — joined the Noon Kiwanis for their regular Tuesday meeting Oct. 2. They introduced themselves and told about their families and favorite subject in school. ...

Bee program to be held

"People don't seem to know very much about native species of bees. They think honeybees are native, that all bees produce honey, and that all bees live in hives." Randall Cass, Iowa State University Extension entomologist for honeybees and native bees, will help overcome some common ...

Cruisers donate

In June, Angela Rottering presented Tina Poland with a check from W.C. Cruisers for $500 donated to Hamilton County AdvoCates. Cruise to the Woods will be this Sunday, October 7. Due to wet weather the car show will be held on the East Side behind Applebee's and the Crossroads Mall in Fort Dodge.

Paul Harris Fellow

Joel Peterson was presented with a pin Monday representing his achieving the Paul Harris Fellow honor at Monday’s Webster City Rotary Club meeting. President Kathy Getting presented the award to Peterson.

Chapter JE to meet

Chapter JE of PEO will meet Thursday, Oct. 4 at 6:30 p.m.with Cathi Hildebrand.