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Toastmastersoffer speakingskills classA Speechcraft, Toastmasters Internationals' six-week workshop combines lessons, plus practice, because building speaking confidence requires both. This confidence produces easier and more successful business and pleasurable communicating.Attendees will ...

Students study at SWC

Southfield Wellness Community is hosting first year nursing students from Iowa Central Community College as they perform their six-hour per week clinical studies. Two groups this semester are training at Southfield with one group on Thursday and another on Friday. The class is full with ...

New Materials at Kendall Young Library

Adult Fiction:"Dark Rooms"?by Lili Anolik"Sisters of Heart and Snow"?by Margaret Dilloway"Buried Secrets:?A?Novel" by Irene Hannon"Northhanger Abbey" by Val McDermid"A?Desperate Fortune"?by Susanna Kearsley"The Dogs of War"?by Frederick Forsyth"Sense and Sensibility"?by Joanna Trollope"The ...

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Opera House jam is FridayBLAIRSBURG?- Blairsburg Opera House dancers, listeners and jammers are invited to the Blairsburg Opera House Jam Friday from 6 to 9 P.M. The coffee pot is always on. Please bring a snack to share.Program set for KYL SaturdayDr. Michael Luick-Thrams, a social historian, ...

College News

Janelle Cross, formerly of Webster City and a 2003 graduate of WCHS, recent- ly finished her doctorate degree in Biomedical Engineering from Marquette Unversity, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with a Rehabilitation Biomechanics specialization. Her dissertation work focused on developing a biplanar ...

Trinity Lutheran Church growing in faith together

Trinity Lutheran Church of Webster City is excited to announce that the education program will have some changes to better suit the needs of the congregation and community. All education classes will be moved from Sunday morning to Wednesday evening. Trinity Lutheran church took an active look ...

Blessing of the animals

A "Blessing of the Animals" will be held at First Congregational UCC, 1000 Willson Avenue, on Saturday, September 19, beginning at 5:00 p.m.The public is invited to join in the vacant lot next to the church to share a time of celebration and praise for the love and comfort we receive from our ...

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Church barbecue set for SundayWOOLSTOCK-The Woolstock United Methodist Church will hold a church barbecue on Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. The event will be held at the Woolstock Community Hall.Smoked loin sandwiches, potato salad, baked beans, dessert bar and drinks are on the menu at a cost of $7 ...

New Materials at Kendall Young Library

Children's Books"The Tales of Bunjitsu Bunny" by John Himmelman"Humphrey's Playful Puppy Problem" by Betty G. Birney"Canned and Crushed" by Bibi Belford"Stormbound" by Jennifer Lynn Alvarez"The Red Pencil" by Andrea Davis Pinkney"Ava and Pip" by Carol WestonPicture books:"Mia's Thumb" by Ljuba ...

4-H News

Boone Boosters 4-H ClubThe Boone Boosters 4-H club meeting was held on Sept.12 at the Girl Scout Lodge in Kendall Young Park. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Emma Bailey. Nine members and one guest answered the role call by telling the most fun thing that happened this year in 4-H.The ...

Griffith named National Merit semifinalist

Hailey Griffith, a student at Webster City High School, has been named a National Merit Semifinalist.Griffith is one of 16,000 semifinalists from across the nation, one of 165 from Iowa and one of two students from the North Central Conference to achieve this honor.She is the daughter of Susan ...

4-H Club News

WHH?4-H ClubThe WHH?4-H Club met on Sept. 12 at Chamness Technology at 9 a.m. Stacey Meyer called the meeting to order. Aspen Wibholm led the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll call was taken by answering the question "What is your favorite part of fall and who is going to win the Iowa vs. Iowa State ...

Buying bulbs

I am sure you all know the advantages for buying LED light bulbs, but do you know the benefits of buying flowering bulbs for fall planting?Spring flowering bulbs will supply many years of color in your yard and are a good investment for the landscape. Commonly found offered for sale now in ...

DNR Fishing Report

Brushy Creek LakeWater clarity has improved some since last week. Cooler temperatures over the next several days may help angler success. Bluegill - Fair: Fish areas 10-20 feet deep with drop-offs and submerged structure. Walleye Slow. Black Crappie - Fair: Look for crappies in areas of about ...