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Marking the milestones

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Five Webster City area businesses and organizations were honored Monday night for reaching the milestone of 100 years in business. The recognition was part of the Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce annual dinner and meeting held at the St. Thomas Aquinas Parish Center. Representatives of ...

‘Bringing new life to an old park’

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The Wilson Brewer Historic Park Committee met Friday morning to discuss potential ways to improve the park’s integrity. New committee members Kim Anderson and Jay Talbot were also welcomed at the meeting. Committee member Lori Graham was absent. Chairman Gary Groves listed off the ...

New ID system implemented at VDMC

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This week, patients at Van Diest Medical Center will experience a modern, convenient registration process that protects against medical identity theft and the creation of duplicate medical records, according to hospital officials. Using a state-of-the-art system, called SafeChx, patients ...

Winterfest royalty announced

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The snow on the ground may have melted, but that didn’t stop the Winterfest activities at Webster City High School Friday afternoon. Students, staff and family members packed Prem Sahai Auditorium to greet this year’s Winterfest court and king and queen. Kyle Porter, Duncombe, and ...

Jaycox wins American Honey Queen title

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Webster City graduate Maia Jaycox was crowned the 2017 American Honey Queen on Jan. 14 at the North American Beekeeping Conference in Galveston, Texas. The competition, in association with the American Beekeeping Federation, was held throughout last week. Jaycox will continue to educate the ...

School board tonight

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The Webster City School Board will discuss a possible superintendent sharing agreement with Stratford Monday night. There will be a review of the latest informal board meeting with the Stratford and Northeast Hamilton school districts. There will be an update on district social media ...

Firefighters wanted

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The Webster City Fire Department is looking for individuals interested in becoming volunteer fire fighters. “We have some vacancies in the volunteer part of the department,” said WC Fire Chief Charles Stansfield. “We’re looking for anywhere between the four to six range,” ...

Free tax prep offered

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Free tax preparation by IRS-certified volunteers is again this year available in Wright and Hamilton Counties. Federal and Iowa tax returns are prepared and filed electronically by IRS-certified volunteers. All tax work is done by appointment. For appointments in Webster City, call ...

Singing Valentines return

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The Webster City High School Purple and Gold Choir students will once again offer a memorable and unique gift for that special someone on Valentine’s Day. The ensemble will be delivering singing valentines along with a flower, candy and a homemade card. Order online by visiting the link ...

Drawing diversity

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Art was on the menu at Mornin’ Glory Coffee Shop Wednesday night as community members came together to brainstorm ideas for the 2017 Arts R Alive Sculpture Event. Janet Adams, Arts R Alive in Webster City board member, and Shelly Bottorff, Fort Dodge Fine Arts Association Executive ...

NEH OKs $400,000 in projects

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BLAIRSBURG — The Northeast Hamilton School Board approved an estimated $400,000 for building and grounds projects at its regular meeting on Tuesday. Projects include laying a safe surface material on the playground, building a walking track around the playground and laying a driveway at ...

Learning about the law

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The Hamilton County Peace Officers Association will be holding their third annual Citizen’s Academy this spring. The academy’s goal is to inform the public about what the county and state law enforcement agencies do as well as understand the issues that law enforcement deal with on a daily ...

Knutson elected board chairwoman

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Roberta Knutson, Webster City, was elected chairwoman of the Van Diest Medical Center Board of Trustees Tuesday night during the board's regular session. Knutson takes over the reins from Carroll Ose. Other officers elected were Ose, who will serve as vice chairman and Kirk McCollough, ...

Arts R Alive

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Arts R Alive in Webster City, Iowa is sponsoring a brainstorming meeting regarding the promotion and continuation of their Sculpture Event tonight from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Morning Glory Coffee Shop. Light snacks and coffee will be provided.

Rathbun pleased with VDMC’s growth

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Van Diest Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Lori Rathbun gave an overview of the hospital's performance and offered some thoughts on issues relating to healthcare Tuesday night during the board of trustees monthly meeting. Rathbun said she was pleased with how the year is shaping up ...

Stansfield welcomed

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New Webster City Fire Chief Charles T. Stansfield was welcomed by the council at Monday evening’s city council meeting. “I’d just like to say thank you for the opportunity to come to Webster City,” said Stansfield. “I am definitely excited to be here and given the opportunity ...

Council approves speed limit reduction

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A proposed ordinance amending a speed limit reduction on East Second Street was approved by the City Council of Webster City Monday night. The second reading of a proposed ordinance to amend and reduce the speed limit on East Second Street was approved. The council made a motion to waive ...

Winterfest this week at WCHS

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In celebration of Winterfest at Webster City High School this week students can participate in dress-up days. They are Mismatch Monday, Turtleneck and Fanny Pack Tuesday, Windbreaker Wednesday, Thermal Thursday, and Festive Friday. Coronation and assembly will take place on Friday at 1:50 ...

Arts R Alive to meet

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Arts R Alive in Webster City, Iowa is sponsoring a brainstorming and informational meeting regarding the promotion and continuation of their local Sculpture Event on Wednesday, January 18 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Morning Glory Coffee Shop. Light snacks and coffee will be provided.

GriefShare to begin

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Trinity Lutheran Church in Ellsworth will be hosting 13 weekly GriefShare classes on Sunday afternoons from 2-4 p.m. beginning February 5. Cost of the class is $15 for the accompanying workbook. Contact Pastor Jon Rollefson at 515-836-4792 for more information.