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Time to Dodge for a Cause

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Tonight’s tournament, as contestants dodge, duck, dip, dive, and dodge for a cause, is just the first of many events that will be put on this year by youth who care about their community. The Annual Dodge For A Cause Dodgeball Tournament, sponsored by SHIFT (Students Helping Impact ...

Sammy Hagar to headline 2019 Shellabration

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FORT DODGE — Sammy Hagar and The Circle with special guest Vince Neil, singer for the band Motley Crue, will perform during the June 8 Shellabration concert at Harlan and Hazel Rogers Sports Complex. Jim Reed, president of Shellabration Inc., announced this year’s performers ...

Enough already

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Mother Nature roared through Hamilton County again Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, dumping several more inches of snow on the area. According to Brooke Hagenhoff with the National Weather Service in Des Moines, Webster City received a reported 4.5 inches of snow as of 7 a.m. Wednesday ...

Moon rocks, meteorites coming to Story City

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STORY CITY — Science geeks of all ages are invited to come to the Bertha Bartlett Public Library and inspect real moon rocks and meteorites up close and personal. The lunar and meteorite samples are on loan directly from NASA. Patrons of all ages will be able to inspect the rocks in ...

WC snow ordinance explained

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With more snow falling Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, officials with the City have implemented the snow ordinance for this morning, effective at 6 a.m. The Webster City Police Department offered a reminder to local citizens about the Snow Ordinance and explain how it is enforced. ...

Iconic travel stop has new owners

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WILLIAMS —Boondocks, USA has new owners. Harry and Shelley Chaudhari of Overton, Nebraska have purchased the iconic Williams truck stop at the intersection of Interstate 35 and Highway 20. The Chaudharis operate Jay Bros. Truck Stops in West Liberty, Iowa, Overton, Nebraska and ...

Check gas meter for ice buildup

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Snow and ice buildup on a natural gas meter can create a safety hazard and even cut off the flow of natural gas to heating equipment and other appliances, according to officials with Black Hills Energy. Gas meters and regulators are durable and designed with the weather in mind, but a ...

A tasty thank you

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A local Girl Scout, Abie Meyer, gave a delicious gift to Webster City Firefighters. She purchased a box of Girl Scout cookies for each member of the department. The cookies were purchased from Mike Baker as a way of saying thank you to the department for its service to the community.

Snow ordinance declared

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Snow ordinance declared for Wednesday All vehicles must be removed from Webster City streets by 6 a.m. Police officers will begin to issue parking citations at 8 a.m.

Meals from the heart(land)

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The aftermath of a February snowstorm and a late start for Webster City schools couldn’t stop a determined group of students from donning hairnets and packaging thousands of meals for the Meals from the Heartland program. The event held Monday in the high school PE gym was organized by ...

Estlund is Firefighter of the Year

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Captain Jeromy Estlund has been chosen the Webster City Firefighter of the Year for 2018. According to Fire Chief Chuck Stansfield, Estlund received a life-saving commendation for a river rescue that took place last April. “Because of his quick work, the person was saved,” Stansfield ...

Council considers fate of damaged building

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The owners of a badly damaged building at 411 Prospect St. have been asked to report to Webster City officials next month regarding their progress on securing financing and making repairs. Brian Hubbard and Matthew Hubbard, owners of Hubbard Concrete Masonry Repair, had asked city Building ...

Learning ice rescues

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The Webster City Fire Department conducted ice rescue training at Briggs Woods Lake last weekend. A specialized rescue training company, Professional Rescue Innovations, led the training event. Twenty five department members received training in how to safely and effectively rescue someone ...

Contracts awarded for road work

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A handful of Webster City Streets wil be repaved this year under a contract awarded Monday night by the City Council. Those streets are: • Broadway Street from the north side of the railroad tracks to the northern end of the road. • John Street between Broadway and William ...

City moves forward with bond refinancing

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Webster City officials are working to refinance a major electric utility bond issue in a move that could save $40,000 a year. In 2012, $14,915,000 was borrowed to pay for upgrades to the municipal electric utility. The city government makes the debt payments, and is then reimbursed by Corn ...

Giant Candyland, Jenga a hit

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Probably the busiest place in Kendall Young Library Friday night was the Life-Sized Candyland. The brightly colored path winding throughout the room drew in kids of all ages at the library’s annual family game night. “It’s become a tradition,” Library Director Ketta ...

MercyOne branding revealed

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Earlier this month, Mercy Health Network rolled out a new branding for Mercy hospitals, medical centers and clinics. The large health care network is now known as MercyOne. There are 40 hospitals, 420 clinics and related care facilities and 20,000-some health care professionals and staff ...

‘French Assassin’ wins all-state trip

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When she first realized her film wasn’t going well and she’d have to start over completely, Charlotte Judkins had three weeks left before she had to turn in the project. The second time she had to start over, she had three days. Judkins, a junior at Webster City High School, not only ...

A 13-year adventure

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WILLIAMS — Mississippi Misadventures, a book by Williams resident Anne Sherve-Ose, chronicles the adventures the author and two long-time friends encountered while navigating the great river over the course of 13 years. The adventure began innocently enough in 2004 when St. Olaf College ...

Ribbon cutting for new exhibit

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The public is invited to an open house to see the new clothing display from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, 628 Elm St. There is no charge for admission. The exhibit is comprised of vintage and antique clothing that was found in the house but hadn't been displayed before. Committee members said ...