Local News

Oath administered to new board members

Two newly elected Webster City School board members were administered the oath of office at Monday night’s meeting. Richard Stroner and Linda Williams will each be serving a four-year term on the board. Superintendent Mike Sherwood thanked outgoing board members Pam Hayes, Michelle Zahn ...

Stepping into a new role

For the last two months, librarian Ketta Lubberstedt-Arjes has been getting reacquainted with Kendall Young Library on a whole new level. Although Lubberstedt-Arjes has been working at KYL since 1999 as a reference librarian, she recently stepped into a position new to her -- Interim ...

Cowpokes wanted at Ikes

Cowboys and cowgirls are wanted to participate in the Rootin’ Tootin’ Good Time Shootin’ event Saturday, Sept. 30 at the Boone Valley Ikes. Sign in begins at 8:30 a.m. and shooting begins at 9:30 a.m. There is a $15 entry fee which includes .22 ammo. Lunch will be available ...

Bark in the Park

The Bark in the Park event at Wilson Brewer Park Sunday afternoon brought out animal lovers throughout the community. “It was a major success,” said Wilson Brewer Park Committee member Lindsay McCormick-Welch. “We got families and pets out here and everyone had a blast.” A pet ...

New board members installed at Blairsburg

BLAIRSBURG — The Northeast Hamilton School Board installed newly elected board members and discussed procedures for reorganization at its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, Sept. 21. Following protocol, the meeting was called to order with the retiring board in attendance.  Board ...

Hawkins, McKinney, Welch on city ballot

Three candidates are on the ballot for the City Council of Webster City in the upcoming general election on Nov. 7. John Hawkins, Matt McKinney and Logan Welch, all three incumbents, are running unopposed for the three seats. Also on the ballot in Webster City are two candidates seeking ...

Conference center ground breaking set

A ground breaking ceremony for the new Briggs Woods Conference Center has been set for Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 10 a.m., signaling the start of the $2.6 million construction project. “We're going to make a very big deal about this,” said Kelly Hamen, special events coordinator for Briggs ...

LOCASH to headline Downtown Country Jam

FORT DODGE — Country music stars LOCASH are set to headline Shellabration’s first ever Downtown Country Jam Saturday. This new venture will replace the organization’s annual fall Oktoberfest themed event that took place at Oleson Park each of the past eight years. “In our present ...

Legion to host oratorical contest

The American Legion Post 191 will hold a "High School Oratorical Scholarship Program" - "A Constitutional Speech Contest" on Sunday Nov. 12. The location will be announced at a later time. The purpose of The American Legion's National High School Oratorical Contest is to develop a deeper ...

Getting papers in order

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) has been a sensitive topic throughout the United States since the beginning of September. Due to recent legislation, ACE Community Center is reminding those who are eligible to reapply for DACA do so soon. “DACA is a program that was created by ...

Freedom Rock comes to life in Stratford

The Sorenson Studios Freedom Rock Tour has come to Hamilton County. Ray “Bubba” Sorenson has begun to paint the Hamilton County Freedom Rock in Stratford this week.

Manufacturing Day

Seneca Foundry is well known throughout the community for their casting manufacturing. In honor of Manufacturing Day, Seneca Foundry will be opening their doors to the public on Friday, Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event will give community members a chance to learn about today’s ...

Briggs Woods project moves forward

A project that has been in development for more than 2 years took a giant leap forward Tuesday morning as the construction contract was approved for the proposed Briggs Woods Conference Center. Peterson Construction of Webster City turned in the low bid for the project, $2,223,000 and were ...

Local writer to give book talk at Kendall Young Library

Webster City author Jasmine Flowerday will be at Kendall Young Library on Thursday, Sept. 28 at 6:30 p.m. to talk about her recent work “Veiled Embers.” Flowerday describes this novel as fantasy dipped in realism mixed with the teenage mind. She chose to write the book through the ...

Honor Flight vets

Pictured above are the Hamilton County Veterans that were on the last Honor Flight that happened on Saturday, Sept. 16. Left to right: Craig Conway, Charles Arnold, Gary Biggs, Richard Barkema, Ted Hayes, Dennis McAlister, Donald McNelly, Alan Ehley, Frank Hubbard, Melvin Moore, Steve Ostrem, ...

Bark in the Park

Wilson Brewer Park is taking a new twist on this year’s Fall Fest. “Bark in the Park” is scheduled for this Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Wilson Brewer Park. The community is invited to take their furry friends and check out local history. “The park has traditionally tried to have ...

Lincoln joins local clinic

The Webster City Veterinary Clinic recently welcomed a new doctor to the practice. Whitney Lincoln, DVM, joined the clinic staff on Sept. 5. She'll be caring for both small animals and pets brought into the clinic, and larger animals — swine, cattle and horses — that require a visit to ...

Action deferred on co-op silo

The City Council of Webster City declined to establish a nuisance at 612 Seneca St. at Monday’s meeting, but instead, voted to defer any action on the proposed nuisance until their first meeting in 2018. The property, owned by United Cooperative, features a silo that is in disrepair. ...

Doodlebug delight

Doodlebug Club of America members scooted into Webster City last week for the club’s 31st annual reunion. Over 70 members flocked from 17 states for the highly-anticipated gathering. Some drove nearly 2,000 miles for the fun and fellowship with fellow motor scooter enthusiasts. Attendees ...

15th Brushy Creek Area Honor Flight allows for welcome many veterans deserve

WASHINGTON D.C. — The Brushy Creek Area Honor Flight took to the skies for the 15th time on Saturday, giving 145 veterans the opportunity to visit Washington, D.C., and the memorials from the wars they fought. During the daylong trip to the nation’s capital, veterans were taken to the ...