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FD duo faces more charges

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Two Fort Dodge men facing robbery charges in Webster City are also facing charges in two other counties as well. Lucas Osborne, 29, and Michael Graves, 25, are each charged with second-degree robbery in connection with an incident at the Webster City YesWay, 1102 Second St. Webster City ...

Hayes family fights fires together

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Three generations of the Hayes family are working together, along with other firefighters, to keep Webster City residents safe. According to Fire Chief Chuck Stansfield, Ted Hayes has been a member of the fire department for many years. His son, Brandon Hayes has served 27 years with the ...

Keeping it ‘reel’

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There's a new face at the Webster Theater. The HERO Board recently hired Aaron Ryder, 42, of Webster City as the new manager of the facility. Ryder is an Iowa native. He grew up in Waterloo and spent a great deal of time on his uncle's farm near Osage. That's where he determined that he ...

Coffee with Councilman Welch set for Saturday

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Councilman Logan Welch will hold a listening session Saturday morning from 9 to 11 a.m. at Mornin’ Glory Coffee Shop in Webster City. Welch holds several of the coffees throughout the year to hear comments, questions and concerns from local residents.

Fire damages rural Dayton home

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DAYTON — A house fire in a rural home at 3459 Oak Ave. near Dayton has left a family without a place to live Wednesday. The fire was reported shortly after 10 a.m. Shawna Hart, who lives at the home, was home with her four children. “We were downstairs doing the Easy-Bake Oven thing ...

Kruger named NEH principal, superintendent

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BLAIRSBURG — The Northeast Hamilton School Board named Mike Kruger superintendent and principal for the 2018-2019 school year during its regular meeting on Tuesday night. The Board unanimously approved a contract salary of $145,000 for Kruger, the current school principal and assistant ...

FD men charged in Yes Way robbery

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Two Fort Dodge men have been charged in connection with the April 5 robbery of the a Webster City convenience store. Webster City Police Chief Shiloh Mork said Lucas William Osborne, 29, and Michael J. Graves, 25, both of Fort Dodge were charged with robbery in the second degree for their ...

Fareway raises $163,553 for MDA

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BOONE — The Muscular Dystrophy Association of Iowa announced today that its 2018 Fareway Shamrocks fundraising program raised $163,553 to help free kids and adults from the harm of muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases. This is the highest donation amount raised ...

‘A lot of fun … a valuable service’

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Wednesday, April 18 marks World Amateur Radio Day, celebrating the many contributions of amateur radio operators to society. The International Amateur Radio Union was founded in Paris in 1925. In the U.S., American Radio Relay League (ARRL) is the national association for amateur radio, ...

Resources to fight a crisis

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They meet once a month on the third Monday. The topic is a deadly crisis which has spread across the nation, and which is reaching into northwest Iowa as well. The North Central Iowa Opioid Task Force first formed in January, to help share information and resources between a wide range of ...

New employees join staff at Stony Creek Landscapes

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Four new staff members have joined the crew at Stony Creek Landscapes in Webster City. Gayle Bothe comes from a background in fine art and graphic design and has adapted her creative tools to various projects. She learned to love and understand natural landscapes while growing up on a small ...

City purchases former Fuhs Pastry Shop building

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A vacant former bakery in downtown Webster City that local officials say is unsafe will be eventually be demolished as a result of City Council action Monday. The council purchased the old Fuhs Pastry Shop at 605 Second St. with the intention of demolishing it. It was bought from Fuhs Pastry ...

Businesses, apartments soon to see safety inspections

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Businesses and many apartment buildings in Webster City are now subject to safety inspections by the Fire Department. ‘‘I really believe it’s going to be a benefit to our community,’’ Fire Chief Chuck Stansfield told the City Council Monday before it voted unanimously to approve the ...

City joins plan to upgrade electric transmission lines

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Webster City has signed on to a municipal utilities organization’s plan to upgrade electrical transmission lines. The deal doesn’t require Webster City to pay out any money up front. When the project is completed, the city will receive 19.72 percent of any dividends earned through the use ...

FD duo facing charges in 2 counties

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POCAHONTAS — A pair of Fort Dodge men are facing charges in two counties after two separate incidents this month. Investigators in both counties identified the men as Lucas W. Osborne, 28, and Michael Graves, 25. The pair, along with Jeffry Whyte, 51, of Fort Dodge, were arrested Friday ...

The goal? Help Iowa thrive

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• 18 new business starts in 2017 • 81 Iowa jobs created • 223 clients counseled NCI SBDC’s impact in 2017 Source: NCI SBDC FORT DODGE —The overwhelming majority of businesses in the Hawkeye State are small business — those with fewer than 500 employees. According to Debi ...

Record crowd attends carnival

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BLAIRSBURG — "It was a great night." That was how Northeast Hamilton Elementary School Principal/Assistant Superintendent Mike Kruger summed up the success of the annual school carnival held Thursday night in Blairsburg. The record crowd of an estimated 275 adults and children ...

Cake for a cause

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In spite of a day of snow and forecasts calling for even more, the 23rd annual Domestic/Sexual Assault Outreach Center Cake Auction was well attended on the Iowa Central Community College East Campus Saturday evening. Brenda McBride, executive director of D/SAOC, appreciated those who braved ...

Student artists shine at NCC Show

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The 2018 North Central Conference Art Show was held Wednesday and Thursday at the Webster City High School. Student artists representing Algona, Clarion-Gold, Clear Lake, Hampton-Dumont, Iowa Falls-Alden, Humbolt, Webster City, and St. Edmond will attended the event on Thursday. Pictured above ...

Fundraiser planned for WC church

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A Webster City church is hoping to raise funds for the remodeling of its sanctuary with a chicken dinner later this month. Iglesia de Dios Pentecostal, located in the large building at the corner of Seneca and Division Streets, will hold the chicken dinner Sunday, April 22 from 11 a.m. to ...