Lifestyle Briefs

WCCT releases list of productions for new season

Webster City Community Theatre announces the productions for its 51st season. The 2017-2018 lineup starts with a poignant comedy, “Making God Laugh,” in November. The award-winning World War II drama “All My Sons” by Arthur Miller takes the stage in February. WCCT will host the ...

Car show set for Sunday

Car enthusiasts filled the parking lot at Southfield Wellness Community last year to take a look at the vintage cars and tractors that lined the lot. Visitors got to vote for “People’s Choice” and “Driver’s Choice” Awards. The 16th Annual Southfield Car & Tractor Show is set for ...

WC Womens Club to hold potluck

The Webster City Women’s Club will start its new-year activities with a potluck luncheon on Monday, Sept. 11 for members, beginning at 12:30 p.m. Drinks and a dinner roll will be provided. Following the potluck, Jodi Harms will present a program entitled “Senior Life Solutions: The ...

SCW to meet for September

The Webster City Stonecroft Women's Connection will meet Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Jane Young House, 629 Elm St. Cost for the event is $6.  Special speaker is Joyce Buseman of Centerville, South Dakota whose talk is "Insurance for a Secure Future." An Insurance Agent talks about ...

WCHS Class of 1962 holds reunion

Webster City Class of 1962 held its 55-year class reunion at the Webster City Links Aug. 26 Pictured are, from the left, first row: Mary Mourlam, Mary (Mikel) Strain, Paula (Englehart) Vaugh, Larry Miller, Shirley Stahl, Marilyn (Kunz) Kepler, Rusty Naden, Richard Seiser, Chuck Hisler; Second ...

Legion events planned for Saturday

American Legion Post 191 will host its second annual Back the Blue program at 4 p.m. at the City Hall Plaza. The public is invited to attend and support local law enforcement. Also on Sunday, the Legion Post 191 will hold a pork burger and sweet corn feed from 5 to 7 p.m. The meal is ...

Faith UMW meetings set

Faith UMW will be having a unit meeting on Thursday, September 7 at 7 p.m. The program will be education interpretation. Love Circle will be the host. Faith UMW will be hosting the District UMW Annual Meeting Saturday, Sept. 16 at 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Peace Circle will meet ...

WCCT to hold auditions for ‘Making God Laugh’

Auditions for the first show of Webster City Community Theatre's 2017-2018 season, Making God Laugh, will be held Monday, Sept. 11, and Tuesday, Sept. 12, at 6:30 p.m. at the theatre located at 1001 Willson Ave. There are roles for three adult males and two adult females. Volunteers ...

PEO JE Chapter meets Thursday

PEO Chapter JE will be meeting for a dinner meeting at Asbury United Methodist Church on Thursday, Sept. 7, at 6:30 p.m. Members are asked to bring their own table service. There will be a $5 fee per member. Program will share the theme for this year.

September is library card sign-up month

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, and the Kendall Young Library will be celebrating all month with a library-wide drawing. The theme is “The S’more You Read, the S’more You Know.” Library officials said September the perfect time to come in and sign up for a free library ...

College news

ECC graduates named IOWA FALLS – On Friday, May 4, the graduates of Ellsworth Community College’s Class of 2017 took their next step and became alumni of the College. Graduates listed below are those who completed their degree work during the fall 2016 and spring-summer 2017 ...

Quarterly chamber meeting set

The Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its quarterly coffee and meeting on Thursday, Sept. 7. Boman Funeral Home, 613 Ohio St., will host the event. The Meet and greet will begin at 7:30 a.m., followed by the meeting at 7:45 a.m.

Williams Lions install new officers

The Williams Lions Club installed their new officers for the 2017-2018 year. Past Region Chair Craig Hughes, far left, installed the new officers: Shannon Swedeen, first vice president; Charlene Burton, second vice president; Harli Schutt, secretary; and Bob Keane, treasurer.

Donation to UDMO

Students involved in the Teen Lounge program at Kendall Young Library presenting a check to the Upper Des Moines Food Pantry on Tuesday, Aug. 29. The check represents the money the teens raised this summer through the Teen Summer Reading Program (for every reading log they turned in over the ...

Polka Fest set for this weekend

HUMBOLDT — The 28th annual Midwest Polka Fest is this weekend, Sept. 1, 2 and 3 at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds. Activities get underway Friday at 2 p.m., continuing until 10 p.m. Saturday, events run from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, music begins at noon and continues until 8 ...

Program on ‘First Lady of the Farm’ set for KYL

Humanities Iowa’s Abby Dubisar will present a look into the life work of Ruth Buxton Sayre, known during her lifetime as the “First Lady of the Farm.” The program will be held at Kendall Young Library on Thursday, Sept. 7 beginning at 6:30 p.m. Dubisar will discuss how Sayre ...

Quilt donated to KY library

RitaMae Rossman, granddaughter to the late Cora MacFarland, donated her grandmother’s quilt to Kendall Young Library Friday. A reception was held Friday afternoon at the library. She’s pictured with Ketta Lubberstedt-Arjes, library director. Cora, a midwife, helped bring MacKinlay Kantor ...

Mission boards donate to ACE

The Mission boards of Faith Methodist and First Congregational Churches served their annual Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social July 21. Janet Toering representing All Cultures Equal, receives a check for one half of the proceeds from Karin Yungclas and Audrey Burtnett representing First ...

Poplar Grove Speedway hosts Annual Clone Nationals Sunday

The 10th Annual Clone Nationals was held at Poplar Grove Speedway in Kamrar on Aug. 27. Racers from , Minnesota, Wisconsin and Kansas were in attendance for this final race for 2017 at the speedway. The highlight of the day was the feature for the Senior Clone Class which started 21 karts ...

New YSS sign in place

Thanks to a donation from Dean and Adele Bowden along with a design grant from the Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce, Youth and Shelter Services of Hamilton County — The Dean and Adele Bowden Youth and Family Clinic now has a lighted sign at their new location on Prospect Street. Pictured ...