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Engines on display

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KAMRAR -- Jalopies and hot rods lined the streets of Kamrar Sunday afternoon for the annual Kamrar Car Show. The free event brought hundreds of specialty cars and people to the small town. Locals and nearby residents gave the public a chance to look at their unique vehicles. Hoods were ...

Prestage robotics to drive special training

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EAGLE GROVE — When Prestage Foods of Iowa opens its $250 million pork plant in Wright County, the company plans to use advanced robotics for its processes, according to Jere Null, chief operating officer of Prestage. The robots are expected to ease the burden on employees and improve ...

Council tonight

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A special meeting will be held tonight at 6 p.m. at city hall to further discuss the proposed fireworks ordinance and how it will affect Webster City residents. Due to new fireworks legislation at the state level, the City Council of Webster City went over the first reading of a proposed ...

School board to meet

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The Webster City School Board will meet tonight to run through a short agenda. On the agenda are the following items: • Possible approval of a P-Card Rebate • A debt service payment authorization • Food service loan repayment • Rabiner School Consortium proposal • ...

A celebration

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Volunteers with the American Cancer Society held the 20th annual Relay For Life at West Twin Parks Thursday night. Although relay is in the name, the actual relay is a very small part of the Relay For Life. Caryline Clark, staff partner from the American Cancer Society, was one of the ...

Colorful fireworks displays planned

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Hamilton County residents will have several opportunities to celebrate the upcoming Independence Day with fireworks displays planned at three different venues. On Saturday, July 1, there will be fireworks at the Webster City High School track practice field, sponsored by Van Diest Supply ...

Civil War debate is Saturday

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A program at Mulberry Center Church on Saturday at 1 p.m. to gain insight on the issues that led to the start of the Civil War. Humanities Iowa presenters, Dr. Tom Morain and Dr. William Juhnke, in debate format, will take opposing positions to explore several of the contentious issues ...

Cars and more cars

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KAMRAR —Kamrar’s Free Car Show will be held Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. Registration is from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Organizers said goodie bags and dash plaques will be given to the first 150 cars/motorcycles. Twenty-four awards will be presented along with free door prizes. The Best of Show ...

4-H news

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The Cass Red Cardinals held a meeting at the Hamilton County Extension Office on June 18. The Pledge of Allegiance was lead by Jamin Stuhr. Roll Call was answered by members indicating, "What's something you should bring to 4-H camp?" The treasurer's report was read by Reese Casey. The ...

Activities abound

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With summer in full swing, Kendall Young Library is reminding the community that there is an activity for every age happening at the library. “We’ve got lots to offer for the kids and the parents,” Kendall Young Library Children’s Librarian Linda Brown said. “It’s a fun activity ...

Taking it to the streets

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Asbury United Methodist is taking worship to the streets this summer. For the first time ever, Webster City residents can take advantage of the summer Sidewalk Sunday School program. The free program begins on Thursday, June 29 and will be held every Thursday through August 17 at East Twin ...

Relay for Life is tonight

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The Relay for Life of Hamilton County will be held Thursday at West Twin Park beginning at 6 p.m. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held at The Bridge, 905 Des Moines St., Webster City. Nearly 40 cancer survivors are expected to be in attendance at this year’s American ...

Nonprofit gets name change

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Opportunity Village, a nonprofit supporting people with disabilities, is now known as One Vision. The new name was announced simultaneously in Fort Dodge and Mason City. About 70 people, including family members, clients and supporters gathered for a celebration at Best Western Starlite ...

Energy and education

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Seven lucky Webster City youngsters got their five minutes of fame on Tuesday. The kids joined Iowa Public Television’s Dan Wardell to film an episode of the Kid’s Clubhouse series at Kendall Young Library Tuesday morning. Urban Espinoza, 8, Aloura Sue Hilts, 11, Zahmaria Jensen, 7, ...

Exploring issues in history

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Interested in history? Visit the historic Mulberry Center Church on Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. to gain insight on what issues led to the start of the Civil War. Humanities Iowa presenters, Dr. Tom Morain and Dr. William Juhnke, in debate format, will take opposing positions to explore ...

Trustees renew affiliation contract

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The Van Diest Medical Center Board of Trustees approved the renewal of the hospital's management services and affiliation agreement with Mercy Health Network Tuesday night during its regular monthly meeting. The contract, which will be for a one-year term, was approved at a cost of ...

Honorary chair to lead Relay For Life Survivor’s Lap

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Jodene Firsching of Webster City said a positive attitude and laughter are what helped her through treatment for breast cancer. She also credits her supportive family and friends. Firsching is the 2017 Honorary Chairman for the Relay for Life of Hamilton County. This year's relay takes place ...

Council examines fireworks ordinance

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Due to new fireworks legislation at the state level, the City Council of Webster City went over the first reading of a proposed ordinance amending the city fireworks code. The first reading was approved during Monday night’s council meeting. The General Assembly of the State of Iowa has ...

Seven groups named as grant finalists

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Seven Webster City area organizations were named as finalists for the next round of Hotel/Motel Tax Grants and will give presentations on their prospective projects. The H/M Tax Commission met June 15 to review the applications. Those selected as finalists included the Avenue of Flags, ...

Relay for Life returns

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Nearly 40 cancer survivors will be in attendance at this year’s American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Hamilton County. The annual event kicks off Thursday at West Twin Park at 6 p.m. Pre-registration is from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. During opening ceremonies, the American Legion will ...