Local News

A walk of remembrance

STANHOPE — Purple was the color of the evening at the Stanhope park on Wednesday as the Hamilton County Relay for Life was held on a perfect summer night. The event was well attended, and organizers were pleased at the support of folks from all around the county. Linda Graham of ...

‘A child care desert’

Finding quality, affordable child care can be one of the greatest concerns for working parents. All across the nation, that issue is impacting families. Iowa and Hamilton County are no different. On Tuesday, Enhance Hamilton County Foundation brought together business and community leaders ...

Field day exercise planned

The Boone and Hamilton County Amateur Radio Emergency Service groups will hold a joint effort in the American Radio Relay League’s annual field day. The event will be held Saturday and Sunday, June 22 and 23, and the group will set up amateur radio stations at the band shelter in West ...

Art in the public space

Boarded up windows are becoming the canvas for a large-scale public art mural in Webster City this summer. Designed and painted by University of Iowa graduate art student Ali Hval, the mural is bringing together Webster City volunteers to help with painting the 12 panels. In addition to ...

LIFT WC to host night of music at the Elks

Music once again will fill the former Elks Club ballroom this weekend as LIFT WC hosts another evening of local talent. The event will be held Sunday, June 23 from 5 to 7 p.m. Darcy Swon, LIFT WC board secretary, said Sunday will mark the second live music night at the historic building. ...

Final NEH school board meeting set for Thursday

BLAIRSBURG —The final meeting of the Northeast Hamilton School Board will be held on Wednesday, June 19 at 6 p.m. in the NEH Media Center. Items on the agenda include a facilities update and staff resignations. Beginning on July 1, Northeast Hamilton will be a part of the reorganized ...

Time to celebrate

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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’

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

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

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 ...