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WC native to present book talk

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A Webster City native will share excerpts from his new book in a program Thursday night at Kendall Young Library. Nathaniel Tagg recently published “Animal Virtue,” a book of original poetry. He'll read some selected poems from the book and talk about his writing process. The program ...

New photos of Karl King discovered

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FORT DODGE — One of Fort Dodge’s best known citizens, composer and band leader Karl L. King, was born in 1891. Sometime, probably in 1895, his mom took him to a portrait photographer. He was 4 then and still living in Ohio. For posterity, she wrote a note on the the ...

To finish the fight

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STANHOPE — The chance of rain and storms didn’t prevent those who have been affected by cancer from gathering in the Stanhope City Park Wednesday evening for the 21st annual Relay for Life of Hamilton County. Cancer survivors, their loved ones, those who are fighting cancer, those who ...

KYL awarded Dollar General literacy grant

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The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded Kendall Young Library a $500 grant to support literacy. This local grant award is part of more than $8.3 million in grants awarded to more than 1,000 schools, nonprofits and organizations across the 44 states that Dollar General serves. Kendall ...

Kamrar car show returns on Sunday

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KAMRAR — Kamrar’s free car show will be held Sunday, June 24 from noon to 3 p.m. Registration will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Goodie bags and dash plaques will go to the first 150 cars. Motorcycles are also welcome. Twenty-four awards will be given out and the event will ...

Passport to adventure

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Last weekend saw 73 Cub Scouts from the region participating in the Hamilton County Cub Scout Day Camp held at Brigg's Woods in Webster City. Scouts converged on the park Friday and Saturday from 8 to 4 enjoying 9 different stations each day based on the Around the World theme. The Cubs, ...

Tanzanians thank Rotarians for supporting water project

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Members of Webster City Rotary had two very special visitors Tuesday evening as two men from Tanzania spoke about the impact the organization has had on their country by raising money to improve water access. The two men, Amon Noel William Mchomwa and Giliard Eneze Mkumbwa, thanked the ...

City to purchase former Elks Club

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The Webster City City Council approved and authorized the purchase of an iconic Webster City building Monday night, which will then be eligible for a facade rehabilitation using approved Community Development Block Grant funds. The council, on a three to one vote with Councilman Jim Talbot ...

Delegates attend GOP convention

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These Hamilton County Republican State Delegates recently attended the GOP convention in Des Moines. Pictured front row, Polly Hayes, Madonna Ventling, Michael Knickerbocker and Bill Conaway; back row, Chair Becky Kepler, Connie Evans and Mary Clausen. Not pictured was Kevin Lunn. A big ...

Council hears marketing update

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Kent and Milissa Bailey of OHP Marketing updated the City Council of Webster City on the Hamilton County Marketing program. The Baileys showed the website, hamiltoncountyiowawelcomehome.com, and explained that the goal of the project is to recruit skilled labor to live and work in the ...

Police give fireworks reminder

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As July 4 approaches, the Webster City Police Department issued a reminder of the City Ordinance pertaining to the use of fireworks within the City limits. Chapter 48 of the Webster City Ordinances states: “A person may use or explode consumer fireworks only from 10 a.m. on July 4 until ...

Stitch by stitch, carrying on tradition

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ELLSWORTH — The Service Project Group is a tradition at Trinity Lutheran Church in Ellsworth, one that continues today even though the group is smaller than it was in the past. What they do is hand quilt. You’ll find at least a couple of women at the church every weekday afternoon, in a ...

Town hall to address opioid epidemic

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In an effort to educate the public about the growing opioid epidemic, Central Iowa RSVP is hosting a town hall meeting on June 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the Webster City High School Prem Sahai Auditorium, according to Becky Koppen, Central Iowa Webster City RSVP Volunteer Coordinator. The town ...

Deluge floods streets, farm fields

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A heavy rainstorm Thursday morning flooded farm fields and county roads across Hamilton County, even closing a section of Highway 17 for a short period of time. Highway 17 in Stanhope was closed for about an hour when the street flooded from the rapidly falling rain. EJS Police Department ...

Celebrating CFR

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Josi Pahl was only 12 years old when she started using drugs. And at 17, she became addicted to methamphetamine. But thanks to Community and Family Resources, Pahl was able to get the help she needed to kick her addiction and is now using her experiences to educate others and help with ...

Mobile food pantry returns

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The Mobile Food Pantry Program returns to Webster City on Tuesday, June 19 from 4 to 6 p.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish Center, 1000 Des Moines St. Those taking part are asked to bring bags, laundry baskets or boxes to carry food home. The mobile pantry, a program of the Food Bank of ...

Construction progresses

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The walls are up and the roof is going on soon at the new Briggs Woods Conference Center. Because of the April snow and wet spring that followed, there have been some delays in construction, but Kelly Haman, events coordinator, said the venue will likely be finished by early ...

Demolition continues

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Demolition was continuing in downtown Webster City as equipment started to tear down the final building to make way for the First State Bank expansion. Workers started demolishing the walls of the former Hair Mechanix location Wednesday. Bank officials said they expect to begin construction on ...

Fundraiser is Sunday

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The Webster City Congregate Meals will host a chicken noodle dinner as a fundraising event on Sunday, June 17. Serving is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Congregate Meals in the Senior Center Building, 749 Second St. The menu will consist of: chicken, noodles, mashed potatoes and gravy, green ...

Firefighter training conducted

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Webster City Fire Department had a special training on agricultural equipment incidents Monday night. The trainin was conducted by Lt. Zach Williams, standing center, and Firefighter Cole Youngdale, seated on the combine. Captain Brandon Hayes and Captain Andy Sowle also taught about balers and ...