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Sunset Stinkers strike again

Those Sunset Stinkers are at it again! They are keeping their pledge to not shower for a whole week. The second grade students at Sunset Heights are once again holding their annual shower strike this week. The students agreed not to shower as they raise funds to support Well Aware, an ...

Grassley talks trade, flood relief, health care in WC

Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, toured Tasler, Inc. in Webster City Wednesday morning and spoke with employees about health care, immigration and border security, trade talks, flood relief and gun control. The stop was part of Grassley’s 99-county tour. Following the tour, Grassley told the ...

Readers Theatre to meet Sunday at 3 p.m.

The Webster City Community Theatre Readers Theatre will meet Sunday, April 29 at 3 p.m. to read “The 39 Steps.” Note the time. “The 39 Steps” was adapted by Patrick Barlow from the novel by John Buchan and from the 1935 movie by Alfred Hitchcock. The story line involves a mystery, ...

Earth-friendly living is theme

Local residents had an opportunity Tuesday evening to learn more about earth-friendly living ideas and tips for going green. Hamilton County Going Greener was held at 600 Second St. last evening with several local experts sharing their knowledge with the public. Organizer Kathy Getting ...

County, Webster City to work with IDM on economic development efforts

The Hamilton County Board of Supervisors Tuesday morning voted to move forward with a proposal from the Institute for Decision Making for action planning services to work with the county and the City of Webster City to develop a unified vision for economic development efforts in the ...

Supervisors urge lawmakers to keep county budgets in local control

Legislation currently under consideration in the Iowa House and Senate could hinder local officials in making budget decisions, according to the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors. The supervisors voiced their concern Tuesday morning during the regular board session. “The Legislature ...

Drug Take Back Day is Saturday

On Saturday, the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 17th opportunity in nine years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Area ...

Bonjour appointed to WC school board

A former Webster City school administrator is the newest member of the Webster City school board. Chuck Bonjour took the oath of office Monday night during the regular board meeting. Bonjour, who retired in 2015, was the principal at Sunset Heights Elementary School. He is filling the ...

LIFT WC gives back to school program

The Webster City High School trade students and their instructor, Joel Kennedy, visited to the Elks Lodge Building Monday morning to go through materials uncovered over the weekend. The group was able to take some of the items back to school to assist with current projects. Officials with LIFT ...

VERA OSKVIG

Vera Oskvig, 93, of Williams, passed away on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at Heritage Care Center in Iowa Falls. Visitation will be from 10-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 27th at the Surls Funeral Chapel in Williams with burial to follow in the Williams Cemetery. Vera Mildred Oskvig was born on ...

Going Greener event set for tonight

Hamilton County Going Greener is scheduled for Tuesday at 600 Second St. The event is an opportunity to learn and share ideas on how to live more earth friendly and is scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Ken and Kathy Getting have pledged a dollar for every person who attends Hamilton ...

‘Was I vaccinated?’

It used to kill 500 Americans every year, and send 48,000 people per year to the hospital, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health. You can get it just from walking into a room where an infected person has been two hours ago. And once you catch it, there’s no cure; all that can be ...

Clean up begins at Elks building

Workers with LIFT WC carry out junk and sort different types of metal, salvage, and trash at the former Elks Club building on Webster City's main street. The nonprofit organization was recently formed, and took possession of the building this week with the hope of having the inside clean ...

Not just a race

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 ...

Going greener

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 ...

Expansion through the years

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

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

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

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 ...