Local News

Firefighters wanted

The Webster City Fire Department is looking for individuals interested in becoming volunteer fire fighters. “We have some vacancies in the volunteer part of the department,” said WC Fire Chief Charles Stansfield. “We’re looking for anywhere between the four to six range,” ...

Free tax prep offered

Free tax preparation by IRS-certified volunteers is again this year available in Wright and Hamilton Counties. Federal and Iowa tax returns are prepared and filed electronically by IRS-certified volunteers. All tax work is done by appointment. For appointments in Webster City, call ...

Singing Valentines return

The Webster City High School Purple and Gold Choir students will once again offer a memorable and unique gift for that special someone on Valentine’s Day. The ensemble will be delivering singing valentines along with a flower, candy and a homemade card. Order online by visiting the link ...

Drawing diversity

Art was on the menu at Mornin’ Glory Coffee Shop Wednesday night as community members came together to brainstorm ideas for the 2017 Arts R Alive Sculpture Event. Janet Adams, Arts R Alive in Webster City board member, and Shelly Bottorff, Fort Dodge Fine Arts Association Executive ...

NEH OKs $400,000 in projects

BLAIRSBURG — The Northeast Hamilton School Board approved an estimated $400,000 for building and grounds projects at its regular meeting on Tuesday. Projects include laying a safe surface material on the playground, building a walking track around the playground and laying a driveway at ...

Learning about the law

The Hamilton County Peace Officers Association will be holding their third annual Citizen’s Academy this spring. The academy’s goal is to inform the public about what the county and state law enforcement agencies do as well as understand the issues that law enforcement deal with on a daily ...

Knutson elected board chairwoman

Roberta Knutson, Webster City, was elected chairwoman of the Van Diest Medical Center Board of Trustees Tuesday night during the board's regular session. Knutson takes over the reins from Carroll Ose. Other officers elected were Ose, who will serve as vice chairman and Kirk McCollough, ...

Arts R Alive

Arts R Alive in Webster City, Iowa is sponsoring a brainstorming meeting regarding the promotion and continuation of their Sculpture Event tonight from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Morning Glory Coffee Shop. Light snacks and coffee will be provided.

Rathbun pleased with VDMC’s growth

Van Diest Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Lori Rathbun gave an overview of the hospital's performance and offered some thoughts on issues relating to healthcare Tuesday night during the board of trustees monthly meeting. Rathbun said she was pleased with how the year is shaping up ...

Stansfield welcomed

New Webster City Fire Chief Charles T. Stansfield was welcomed by the council at Monday evening’s city council meeting. “I’d just like to say thank you for the opportunity to come to Webster City,” said Stansfield. “I am definitely excited to be here and given the opportunity ...

Council approves speed limit reduction

A proposed ordinance amending a speed limit reduction on East Second Street was approved by the City Council of Webster City Monday night. The second reading of a proposed ordinance to amend and reduce the speed limit on East Second Street was approved. The council made a motion to waive ...

Winterfest this week at WCHS

In celebration of Winterfest at Webster City High School this week students can participate in dress-up days. They are Mismatch Monday, Turtleneck and Fanny Pack Tuesday, Windbreaker Wednesday, Thermal Thursday, and Festive Friday. Coronation and assembly will take place on Friday at 1:50 ...

Arts R Alive to meet

Arts R Alive in Webster City, Iowa is sponsoring a brainstorming and informational meeting regarding the promotion and continuation of their local Sculpture Event on Wednesday, January 18 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Morning Glory Coffee Shop. Light snacks and coffee will be provided.

GriefShare to begin

Trinity Lutheran Church in Ellsworth will be hosting 13 weekly GriefShare classes on Sunday afternoons from 2-4 p.m. beginning February 5. Cost of the class is $15 for the accompanying workbook. Contact Pastor Jon Rollefson at 515-836-4792 for more information.

Public Meetings

The Parks and Recreation Commission will meet Thursday at 5:15 p.m. in the Fuller Hall Sampson Room. The Wilson Brewer Historic Park Committee will meet Friday at 10 a.m. at City Hall.

Healthy alternatives

About 30 vendors, healthcare providers, nutrition and fitness experts were on hand Saturday at the Fuller Hall Health Fair held in the gym of the recreation facility. Those attending had the opportunity to learn more about health services available in the community, along with ...

VDMC to offer oncology services

Van Diest Medical Center has announced the addition of oncology services to the specialty care services available at the hospital. Dr. Angela Sandre, with Medical Oncology and Hematology Associates (MOHA) of Iowa, is now seeing patients in the Specialty Clinic Department at Van Diest ...

Ikes donate to Honor Flight

The Boone Valley Izaak Walton League donated $600 to the Brushy Creek Honor Flight. The money will be put towards the next Honor Flight which is scheduled for May 6. Boone Valley Izaak Walton League President Dave Gordon, left, is shown above presenting the check to Brushy Creek Honor Flight ...

ACA rally held in Fort Dodge Sunday

FORT DODGE — J.J. Jacobs, of Fort Dodge, credits the Affordable Care Act for helping her receive the medical treatment she needed at the age of 24. Jacobs was diagnosed with a condition that rendered her disabled in 2012, she said. “I was told I could no longer work, but ...

Healthy outlook

Looking to get healthy in 2017? Interested in learning about a selection of health and fitness organizations in the area? Look no further than the 4th Annual Health Fair/Free Fitness Day at Fuller Hall Recreation Center this Saturday. The free event will begin at 10 a.m. and end at 2 p.m. ...