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Time to celebrate

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A celebration is planned in honor of the 100th birthday of Briggs Woods Park this weekend, with special events planned for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The park, which was donated to Hamilton County on April 17, 1919 by Thirza Briggs Aldrich in honor of her parents, has the distinction of ...

Council hears Boone River cleanup plans

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The City Council of Webster City Monday night learned more about a Boone River cleanup project coming up in July. Seth Zimmerman, a volunteer with Iowa Project AWARE (A Watershed Awareness River Expedition), told the board that the cleanup project will encompass 61 miles of the Boone River ...

City Council approves zoning changes

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The Webster City City Council voted to waive the third reading of three proposed zoning changes Monday night after approving the second readings. The three zoning ordinances were passed and adopted. The ordinances will change the zoning in three sections of the community — along ...

Crowds turn out for Jewell Jubilee

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JEWELL — Local residents turned out to enjoy barbecue, activities for the kids and entertainment. The Annual Jewell Jubilee celebration featured the annual Main Street Barbecue Friday night. Main Street was closed and picnic tables lined the streets for hungry diner to enjoy their ...

Adverse childhood experiences is topic of session for educators

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Dr. William Martinez, an adjunct professor of psychology at the University of San Francisco, will be meeting with area educators on June 26 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Webster City Middle School Media Center to discuss Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and how to build resilience among ...

Council to hear report on river cleanup

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The City Council of Webster City will hear a report on an upcoming Boone River cleanup project as they meet Monday night in regular session. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at City Hall. A representative of Iowa Project AWARE (A Watershed Awareness River Expedition) will discuss this ...

Campaign donation for Bacon

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The Hamilton County Republicans met recently for their monthly meeting at the 2nd Street Emporium. There were 18 present and among them was House District 48 Rep. Robert Bacon. Bacon is shown receiving a campaign donation from Becky Kepler, chair of the Hamilton County Republicans.

Conservation Field Day set

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Prairie Rivers of Iowa is will host a conservation field day on Wednesday, June 26 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Hamilton County Kamrar Wildlife Area which is one mile west of Kamrar at 2704 Lockwood Ave. This event is for farmers and landowners and will focus on options for managing and ...

WC man sentenced on meth, gun convictions

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A Webster City man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine and illegally possessed firearms was sentenced Wednesday to more than 15 years in federal prison. Heath Cahill, 44, from Webster City, received the prison term after a Dec. 19, 2018, guilty plea to conspiracy to distribute ...

Rootin’, tootin’ fun planned at Ikes Park

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Cowboys and Cowgirls Rootin’ Tootin’ Good Time Shootin’ event returns to Boone Valley Izaak Walton Park on Saturday. The Ikes Park is located 7.6 miles south of Webster City on Fenton Avenue. Maps are available at www.boonevalleyikes.com. Lunch will be available on site for $5. ...

Flag disposal ceremony is tonight

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American Legion Post 191 will hold a flag disposal ceremony Friday at 5 p.m. in the area of the 700 block of the north alley in Downtown Webster City. The Legion Post conducts the flag disposal each Flag Day. American flags that are tattered, frayed or otherwise damaged may be dropped off ...

‘Honored to represent the survivors’

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ELLSWORTH — Linda Graham turned down several previous invitations to serve as honorary chair for Hamilton County Relay for Life before agreeing to do it at this year's relay, set for Wednesday, June 19, in Stanhope. “After what I went through this winter, I guess I can do this,” she ...

Wildt sentenced to federal prison on meth conviction

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A Webster City man has been sentenced to federal prison after he admitted to conspiring to distribute methamphetamine. Ty Wildt, 30, was sentenced to 11 years in federal prison Monday, according to prosecutors. He had previously pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute ...

Relay to feature auction

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The Relay for Life of Hamilton County will feature a silent auction Tuesday, June 19 when the annual event is held in Stanhope. Two quilts created by the Stanhope Quilters will be part of the silent auction. Other items to be featured in the auction are Hawkeye Football tickets for the ...

Clean-up time in WC

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Webster City residents will have a chance to clear out some junk and unwanted items this weekend as the annual Clean-Up Drop-Off event is held Friday and Saturday at the Webster City Middle School parking lot. The hours of operation are Friday from noon to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to ...

Rolling out the red carpet

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JEWELL — The tradition and fun of Jewell Jubilee returns to Jewell this weekend with events and activities scheduled for Friday and Saturday. The celebration begins Friday night with the Main Street Barbeque from 5-8 p.m. right along Main Street. The menu will include beef, pork and ...

Embracing the Journey

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A free community education conference will provide information on what seniors and their adult children need to know about estate planning and finances related to long term care. The second annual Embracing the Journey Conference, entitled Where Do I Start? is set for Tuesday, June 25 from ...

Building it for the kids

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Two Webster City service clubs are pooling funds to help create a new feature at Lions Park on Lynx Avenue. The Webster City Rotary Club and the Lions Club will combine funds to help install swings at the park, including a handicap accessible swing. The Rotary Club accepted $3,000 from the ...

Ross receives 3.25 percent contract increase

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The Webster City school board Monday night approved wage increases for Superintendent Dr. Mandy Ross, administrators and non-bargaining staff members. The board, meeting for the final time before the reorganization with Northeast Hamilton becomes official on July 1, met in closed session ...

Time to make a splash

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Today’s the day area youngsters have been anticipating. The Webster City outdoor swimming pool opens today for the summer. The daily hours will be as follows: • Adult lap swimming, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. • Open swimming, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. For pricing information ...