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Powered by the sun

Campers and visitors to Little Wall Lake Park will notice something new at the park this summer. Installation is nearly complete on a series of solar array panels that will provide electricity at the park. The solar array panels are mounted in two rows at the north side of the park. ...

Picture this

Interested in photography? Want to tackle tough topics in a new and creative way? Youths in grades 9 through twelve in Hamilton County are invited to find their voice through the lens on Sunday afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. at Mornin’ Glory Coffee Shop. The workshop is free. “The overall ...

Who shot the eagles?

Two bald eagles — a state and federally protected bird species — have been found shot in Webster County during the past two weeks, according to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Both birds died. Webster/Humboldt County Iowa DNR Conservation Officer Bill Spece said the first ...

New truck enhances Duncombe Fire

DUNCOMBE — The Duncombe Volunteer Fire Department has a new truck that will now be on scene for all medical and extrication calls, according to Daryl Hanson, volunteer fire chief. The 2017 Chevy Silverado was purchased from Kemna Auto of Fort Dodge with the help of three grants. Aureon, ...

EHCF fund agreement approved

The Wilson Brewer Historic Park Committee approved a fund agreement through The Enhance Hamilton County Foundation Tuesday morning. “It’s important that the public know at this point in time that our main mission here, in this committee and our recommendations to the council, will be ...

Audit report approved

The Wilson Brewer Historic Park Committee adopted a needs assessment list for the park on Tuesday morning. According to Webster City Public Recreation and Public Grounds Director Kent Harfst, Gerald Peterson will develop preliminary cost estimates based on the needs discussed in the list. ...

Spring photo day at NEH is Thursday

BLAIRSBURG — Spring pictures will be taken on Thursday, March 23 at Northeast Hamilton Elementary School in Blairsburg. No money is due at this time. Photos will be sent home with students at a later date and parents have the option to buy only the photos they chose.

DCI: Petraline took $10K from Democrats

A former treasurer of the Webster County Democratic Central Committee has been accused of stealing more than $10,000 from the organization over five years. Diana Petraline, 70, formerly of Fort Dodge, was charged with first-degree theft and first-degree fraudulent practices. She made her ...

Celebrating everything new

“We’re celebrating everything new here at the east entrance of Webster City,” said ACE Community Center Director Janet Toering. ACE Community Center will be holding their grand opening Saturday at ACE from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. “We have a beautiful new street. In the spring we’ll ...

City Council appoints students to YAC

The City Council of Webster City appointed six students to the newly formed Youth Advisory Commission Monday night. The council appointed middle school students Sophia Vanderpool, Aiden Feltz, and Anna Atchison along with high school students Matthew Johnston, Brianna Luke, and Katie ...

Town Hall meeting held in WC

Health care, managed care and education funding were on the minds of Webster City and Hamilton County residents Saturday morning as they gathered for a town hall meeting with State Rep. Rob Bacon, R-Slater, and State Sen. Jerry Behn, R-Boone. About 100 people gathered at the Webster City ...

Learning about law enforcement

Locals interested in learning about law enforcement met Thursday evening at the Hamilton County Courthouse during the third annual Hamilton County Peace Officers Association Citizens Academy. Communications specialist Chris Segar and Terry Christensen spoke with the class about ...

Council tonight

The City Council of Webster City will appoint six local students to the newly formed Youth Advisory Commission Monday night. The council will appoint three middle school students and three high school students to the commission for the terms of March 20, 2017 through June 1, 2018. A public ...

New FSB branch opens in Jewell

JEWELL — First State Bank opened its new location in Jewell on Monday. The 717 Main Street location is temporary until a new bank is built at the site of the former Jewell vet clinic. Staci Olthoff, formerly with Stanhope First State Bank, is the new manager at the Jewell bank. She ...

Dodgeball rescheduled

The Annual SHIFT Happens Dodge for a Cause Dodgeball Tournament has been rescheduled to Friday, March 24 at the Webster City High School P.E. Gym, beginning with check-in at 5 p.m. Originally scheduled for Feb. 24, the event was postponed due to severe weather, organizers said. Students ...

Town Hall meeting Saturday

Rep. Rob Bacon, R-Slater, House District 48, and Sen. Jerry Behn, R-Boone, District 24 will be in Webster City, March 18 from 10 to 11 a.m. The meeting is open to the public and hosted by the Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce. Behn, Senate President Pro Tempore, sits on the following ...

Program at Briggs Woods tonight

Join Mike Zahm on Friday for folk tales and campfires. Stories will begin at 5 p.m. and go until 8 p.m. at the Hickory Cabin in Briggs Woods Park. Cost is $10. Families are welcome to join Zahm at the campfire to cook green s’mores and listen to tall tales and kids can try their hand at ...

Funeral services set for fire victim

Funeral arrangements have been made for a Webster City man who died in a fire March 8. Services for Lester Davis, 51, are set for Saturday at 2 p.m. at Mitchell Family Funeral Home in Marshalltown. Visitation is planned for 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Davis died as from ...

Longstanding membership

Five Webster City American Legion Post 191 members received certificates for long standing membership at Tuesday night’s meeting. Two members were present to receive the honor. “This certificate of continuous membership issued in grateful appreciation for faithful and dedicated ...

Sheriff warns of scam

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office is reminding citizens to be aware of ongoing scams. Scammers are trying to get your hard earned money by using various scams. Sheriff Doug Timmons said most recently his office received a call from a concerned grandparent. The grandparent received a ...