Local News

WC snow ordinance explained

With more snow falling Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, officials with the City have implemented the snow ordinance for this morning, effective at 6 a.m. The Webster City Police Department offered a reminder to local citizens about the Snow Ordinance and explain how it is enforced. ...

Iconic travel stop has new owners

WILLIAMS —Boondocks, USA has new owners. Harry and Shelley Chaudhari of Overton, Nebraska have purchased the iconic Williams truck stop at the intersection of Interstate 35 and Highway 20. The Chaudharis operate Jay Bros. Truck Stops in West Liberty, Iowa, Overton, Nebraska and ...

Check gas meter for ice buildup

Snow and ice buildup on a natural gas meter can create a safety hazard and even cut off the flow of natural gas to heating equipment and other appliances, according to officials with Black Hills Energy. Gas meters and regulators are durable and designed with the weather in mind, but a ...

A tasty thank you

A local Girl Scout, Abie Meyer, gave a delicious gift to Webster City Firefighters. She purchased a box of Girl Scout cookies for each member of the department. The cookies were purchased from Mike Baker as a way of saying thank you to the department for its service to the community.

Snow ordinance declared

Snow ordinance declared for Wednesday All vehicles must be removed from Webster City streets by 6 a.m. Police officers will begin to issue parking citations at 8 a.m.

Meals from the heart(land)

The aftermath of a February snowstorm and a late start for Webster City schools couldn’t stop a determined group of students from donning hairnets and packaging thousands of meals for the Meals from the Heartland program. The event held Monday in the high school PE gym was organized by ...

Estlund is Firefighter of the Year

Captain Jeromy Estlund has been chosen the Webster City Firefighter of the Year for 2018. According to Fire Chief Chuck Stansfield, Estlund received a life-saving commendation for a river rescue that took place last April. “Because of his quick work, the person was saved,” Stansfield ...

Council considers fate of damaged building

The owners of a badly damaged building at 411 Prospect St. have been asked to report to Webster City officials next month regarding their progress on securing financing and making repairs. Brian Hubbard and Matthew Hubbard, owners of Hubbard Concrete Masonry Repair, had asked city Building ...

Learning ice rescues

The Webster City Fire Department conducted ice rescue training at Briggs Woods Lake last weekend. A specialized rescue training company, Professional Rescue Innovations, led the training event. Twenty five department members received training in how to safely and effectively rescue someone ...

Contracts awarded for road work

A handful of Webster City Streets wil be repaved this year under a contract awarded Monday night by the City Council. Those streets are: • Broadway Street from the north side of the railroad tracks to the northern end of the road. • John Street between Broadway and William ...

City moves forward with bond refinancing

Webster City officials are working to refinance a major electric utility bond issue in a move that could save $40,000 a year. In 2012, $14,915,000 was borrowed to pay for upgrades to the municipal electric utility. The city government makes the debt payments, and is then reimbursed by Corn ...

Giant Candyland, Jenga a hit

Probably the busiest place in Kendall Young Library Friday night was the Life-Sized Candyland. The brightly colored path winding throughout the room drew in kids of all ages at the library’s annual family game night. “It’s become a tradition,” Library Director Ketta ...

MercyOne branding revealed

Earlier this month, Mercy Health Network rolled out a new branding for Mercy hospitals, medical centers and clinics. The large health care network is now known as MercyOne. There are 40 hospitals, 420 clinics and related care facilities and 20,000-some health care professionals and staff ...

‘French Assassin’ wins all-state trip

When she first realized her film wasn’t going well and she’d have to start over completely, Charlotte Judkins had three weeks left before she had to turn in the project. The second time she had to start over, she had three days. Judkins, a junior at Webster City High School, not only ...

A 13-year adventure

WILLIAMS — Mississippi Misadventures, a book by Williams resident Anne Sherve-Ose, chronicles the adventures the author and two long-time friends encountered while navigating the great river over the course of 13 years. The adventure began innocently enough in 2004 when St. Olaf College ...

Ribbon cutting for new exhibit

The public is invited to an open house to see the new clothing display from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, 628 Elm St. There is no charge for admission. The exhibit is comprised of vintage and antique clothing that was found in the house but hadn't been displayed before. Committee members said ...

Remembering Historic 20 Presentation Sunday will highlight road’s history

FORT DODGE — An opportunity to learn about historic U.S. Highway 20 will be presented Sunday, which will include how the road impacted the towns that it went through. JayJay Goodvin, executive director of Iowa’s Historic U.S. Route 20, will be giving a presentation Sunday from 2 to ...

No place like home

JEWELL — Delayna Beattie doesn’t believe that old saying that you can’t go home again. She and her husband Don moved back to Jewell, her hometown, almost three years ago. Not only back to Jewell, but they moved into the house on the north end of Jewell where Delayna grew up with her six ...

WCPD warns of IRS scam

The Webster City Police Department has received numerous calls from citizens reporting phone calls from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or Social Security Administration (SSA). These calls are automated and will inform the caller that their Social Security number has been suspended and ...

Dodge for a Cause is back

Are you ready to dodge, duck, dip, dive, and dodge? The Annual Dodge For A Cause Dodgeball Tournament, sponsored by SHIFT (Students Helping Impact Future Teens) Happens. The event is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 22, with a back-up date set for March 29 in case of inclement weather. ...