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Not just a race

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When they started planning a 5k run/walk for National Hospital Week, the committee at Van Diest Medical Center wanted to keep it all local. The sponsors are local. The trophies and banners come from local vendors. And all the money raised will go back to the community—donated to area ...

Brandt honored by Barron’s, Forbes and Ameriprise Financial

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Jeffrey Brandt, CRPC®, APMA®, CMFC® a Private Wealth Advisor with Ascendant Wealth Management Group, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. in Webster City, was recognized by Barron’s Magazine, Forbes and Ameriprise Financial. Brandt has been named to ...

Going greener

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Those stopping by the Hamilton County Going Greener community event at 600 Second St on Tuesday, April 23 will also help Webster City’s main street become more inviting. Hamilton County Going Greener is an opportunity to learn and share ideas on how to live more earth friendly. The event ...

D & B Agro-Systems receives Career Builder honor

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KANSAS CITY, MO — D & B Agro-Systems (DBA D & B Buildings Systems), a general contractor in Hubbard, has been designated as a Career Builder with Butler Manufacturing. Butler provides design-build construction solutions and innovative building technology to the nonresidential ...

Expansion through the years

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Back in April 1919, 60 acres of land was donated to Hamilton County by the Briggs Family. Briggs Woods has the distinction of being Iowa’s first county park. Since the initial donation, Briggs Woods has grown to include a large lake with a swimming beach, an 18-hole golf course, bike ...

Celebration planned to review projects

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The City of Webster City in partnership with the University of Iowa’s Office of Outreach and Engagement and the Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities, will hold a celebration marking the completion of several projects in the community. The public is invited to attend the event on ...

Briggs Woods Park marks 100 years

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April 17, 2019 is a milestone for Hamilton County and Iowa history. Today marks the 100th birthday of Briggs Woods Park, Iowa’s first county park. Much has changed since the Briggs Family gave Hamilton County those first 60 acres back in 1919. The park has grown to offer a beautiful lake ...

Flying high

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A group of students at the Webster City High School are shooting for the stars with their STEM skills. And their hard work has paid off. The Webster City Rocketry Club, now in its second year, has been selected to compete in the national Team America Rocketry Challenge next month The idea ...

Officials plan special enforcement

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Iowa law enforcement officials will conduct a Drug Impaired Driving specialized enforcement campaign throughout the state April 19 and 20. Drive High, Get an OWI is an intensified effort to fight drug-impaired driving in correlation with the 4/20 ‘holiday.’ Similar efforts are ...

City moves forward with Fuhs building demolition

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The vacant and rundown Fuhs Pastry Shop building in downtown Webster City may be demolished by the end of this year. The City Council purchased the building almost exactly a year ago, on April 16, 2018, with the intent to demolish it. At that time local officials said the building was ...

Blaze destroys cart shed at BW Golf Course

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A fire at Briggs Woods Golf Course Sunday night has destroyed one cart shed and its contents, and damaged a second shed, according to Webster City Fire Department officials. Just after 7 p.m. Sunday, Kamrar Fire Department was notified of a building on fire at 2501 Briggs Woods Road. ...

New rules set for wireless providers

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Wireless communications providers now have some rules to comply with if they want to set up their new, smaller antennas on public property in Webster City. "If they do come to town this spells out where they can be and what they can look like," City Attorney Zach Chizek told the City ...

Council considers Second Street improvements

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A long stretch of Second Street in Webster City would be rebuilt in a roughly $9 million project that would take a couple years to complete. The concept of rebuilding that road between Prospect Street and Overpass Drive was introduced to the City Council Monday evening. The method of ...

Streets to close for Junquefest

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The Webster City Council on Monday approved closing parts of some downtown streets for the annual JunqueFest sale of antique, vintage and salvage items. The council voted unanimously to close these streets from 2 p.m. May 23 to 5 p.m. May 26: * Second Street between Prospect and Seneca ...

Golf cart barn damaged in Sunday fire

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Firefighters from the Webster City and Kamrar Fire Departments were called to the scene of blaze in one of the golf cart sheds at Briggs Woods Golf Course Sunday night shortly after 7 p.m. Law enforcement officials closed the entrance to the park for about an hour to allow fire department ...

A Night at the Carnival

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Webster City High School students donned their best formal gowns and crisp tuxedos for the 2019 WCHS Prom. The public had a chance to see the decorations and watch each couple make their entrance at the Prom Walk, held Saturday afternoon in the auditorium.

Council to hear Chamber Update

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The City Council of Webster City will hear an update from the Chamber of Commerce Monday night during the council’s regular session at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Sampson Room of Fuller Hall due to the remodeling going on at City Hall. Jen Peterman, Chamber of Commerce ...

Grant training planned for Tuesday at Fuller Hall

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A mandatory training session for those interested in submitting applications to the Hotel/Motel Tax Board for the 23rd round of grants will be held Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Fuller Hall. City officials said that all applicants must attend the training session. Grant applications are due ...

Medicare seminar offered at VDMC

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Those who will be eligible for Medicare in the near future or if who have been on Medicare and want to better understand what it offers are invited to a seminar offered at Van Diest Medical Center. The Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) and the SHIIP counselors at Van ...