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Prestage Foods to open in early 2019

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In less than three months, state-of-the-art machines that will be used in the process of butchering pigs at Prestage Foods of Iowa will be powered on as the company prepares to open its $300 million, 700,000-square-foot plant south of Eagle Grove. “It will be the most modern plant in the ...

‘Finally’

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HOLSTEIN — For Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg, the completion of U.S. Highway 20 as a four-lane route all across northern Iowa after about 60 years of work can be summarized with a single word. ‘‘I think I can sum up today in one word — finally,’’ Gregg told about 400 people packed into a ...

Lions serve up pancakes

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The Webster City Lions Club served up pancakes to hundreds of hungry Webster City residents Sunday morning. The annual pancake day served as fundraiser for the group. Above, Gary Knutson holds a pan of pancakes while Jim McGlynn flips some hot cakes on the griddle.

An autumn hayride

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Trinity Lutheran Church offered a fall hayride and gathering Sunday at Joel and Deb Peterson’s farm outside Webster City. The event kicked off at 4 p.m. and included a hayride, bonfire, apple bobbing, a chili cook off, and some campfire food. Many people ventured out to enjoy the fall ...

‘A beacon in the middle of a snowstorm’

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WILLIAMS – A state-wide contingent of Iowa State Patrol officers gathered on Wednesday morning for one last breakfast and cup of coffee at Boondocks USA to honor Bob and Miriam Welch for their service and support over the past 45 years. “There has been a lot of coffee consumed here,” ...

Route completed

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U.S. Highway 20 is now a four-lane route stretching across northern Iowa from Dubuque to Sioux City. But it wasn’t always that way. The miles and miles of concrete paving that exist today are a monument to the persistence of highway advocates, elected officials and many others who labored ...

Schedule announced for H/M tax grants

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The Webster City Hotel/Motel Tax Board has announced the schedule for the 22nd round of grants. City officials said the purpose of the Hotel/Motel Tax Grants are for increasing tourism and visitors to Webster City. A mandatory grant training session will beheld Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 7 ...

Backpack Program helps feed hungry children

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A need arose for a food program for the students in the Webster City School District. Children were arriving at school hungry. Something needed to be done. The Backpack Program began when an increase in students going hungry became more prevalent within the schools, so the Assistant Director ...

Six seek seats on Extension Council

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Hamilton County voters will have the opportunity to elect five members of the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Hamilton County Extension Council from a slate of six candidates on the Nov. 6 general election ballot. “The council members elected this year will be involved in ...

New industrial park planned for Wright County

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WRIGHT COUNTY — A section of land located just south of the Prestage Foods of Iowa pork plant, south of Eagle Grove, could become home to multiple businesses in Wright County in the future. The Wright County Board of Supervisors signed an agreement at its meeting Monday to purchase 80 acres ...

Sears files for Chapter 11 amid plunging sales, massive debt

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NEW YORK — Sears filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday, with plans to shutter 142 unprofitable stores in the hopes that it can stay in business. The Webster City Kmart was listed among those stores scheduled to close by the end of the year. The question now is whether a ...

Reynolds to headline GOP dinner

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Gov. Kim Reynolds will be a special guest at the Hamilton County Republicans annual Chili Supper and Auction Saturday, Oct. 27. The event will be held at the Webster City Middle School beginning at 5:30 p.m. Also expected to attend are State Rep. Rob Bacon, State Auditor Mary Moisman, ...

Council gives support to housing projects

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Money from the local government will be used to support a pair of housing construction projects in Webster City, the City Council decided Monday. On a 4-1 vote, the council earmarked up to $100,000 of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding in a bid to increase the chances that the ...

Master plan for trails system to be compiled

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New places to walk, run and ride a bike throughout Hamilton County and Webster City will be outlined in a new trails master plan. On Monday, the City Council started the planning process by hiring a firm to do the work. The council voted unanimously to hire Shive-Hattery Inc., of West Des ...

Football squads donate to backpack program

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The Webster City Ministerial Association received a $750 donation to the school Backpacks Against Hunger program, given by the Webster City youth football league. These fifth and sixth grade athletes chose to make this donation from the proceeds of their concession sales and other fundraisers ...

A surprise snowfall

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Webster City saw it’s first glimpse of winter weather on Sunday afternoon. The fall colors were muted with the heavy, wet snow clinging to the foliage of most of the trees in Briggs Woods Park. Some deer were even seen trying to escape some of the cold flurries falling upon the grassy ...

Fall Drug Take Back planned for October

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The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will be hosting its 16th event of unwanted prescription drug disposal for the public on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 10 a.m to 12 p.m. at Hy-Vee in Webster City. Types of substances that will be accepted are ...

Iowa Central honors alums

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FORT DODGE—Since Bill Thatcher, of Fort Dodge, attended Iowa Central Community College in 1966-67, things have changed a bit. Including the school’s mascot. “We were the Panthers back then,” he said. Thatcher is one of this year’s inductees into the Triton Hall of ...

Groomer joins WC Vet Clinic

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A new pet groomer has come to Webster City and is offering all of the latest styles for Hamilton County cats and dogs. Ryan Wagner has joined the staff of the Webster City Vet Clinic and brings a solid background in pet grooming. He started out in restaurant management, but decided that ...

Man identified in death investigation

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The identity of a man found deceased at a rural Webster City residence Monday morning has been released by the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office. Gregory Allen Pekkala, 59, of Webster City, was named by the Sheriff’s Office as the man deputies found dead Tuesday morning. Deputies were ...