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Sparking creativity

BLAIRSBURG — Halloween has passed, but something spooky continues to happen at Northeast Hamilton Elementary School in the 4th-6th grade reading classes - students are actually asking for more writing assignments. "When have kids ever asked to write?" asked 4th-6th Grade Reading and ...

Museum dream becomes reality

JEWELL — After several years of planning, organizing, and no some amount of physical labor, the dream of having a Jewell Historical Museum has been realized. Although still a work in progress, visitors are welcome to come see the treasures that can be found inside, ranging from school ...

To honor and remember

WILLIAMS — An Honor and Remember flag, commemorating World War II veteran First Lt. Keith Ose, is now on display at the Williams American Legion Post 633 museum. Ose was killed on November 22, 1944 near Aachen, Germany, in one of the series of battles leading up to the Battle of the ...

Harvest festival to return to St. Thomas Aquinas

St. Thomas Aquinas will host its annual fall-themed function with the Harvest Festival this upcoming Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., located at 1000 Des Moines St. in Webster City. The church had hosted the Harvest Festival back in 2013, but had done other smaller functions in recent ...

UnityPoint ‘unable to secure additional orthopedic surgeons’

Patients will no longer be able to receive care at UnityPoint Health Clinic Orthopedics — Fort Dodge. The clinic closed on Wednesday, the same day the hospital made the announcement, according to Alyssa Stanek, UnityPoint Health — Fort Dodge marketing communications specialist. The ...

Holiday wreath-making workshop

The Legacy Learning Boone River Valley group will be holding a second Wreath Making workshop hosted by Kevin Rubash from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The workshop will take place at Rubash’s store, Interior Spaces located at 631 2nd St. in Webster City. Rubash’s Fall Wreath making ...

4-H holiday craft program

The Iowa State University Extension Office hosted the 4-H group, 4th-12th graders, Thursday morning when there was no school ­­scheduled for the students for a craft making day. The 4-H members had to pay $10 ahead of time to register and were able to create 3 winter themed crafts, a ...

WCHS fall play to open Friday

The Webster City High School fall play, “A Voice in the Dark: A Salem Story,” will open Friday at the Prem Sahai Auditorium. The production, under the director of Heather Noethe, will be presented Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m.

Big day at the polls for local voters

Hamilton County voters turned out in large numbers to cast ballots for governor, Congress and several other state and county races on Tuesday. There are 10,290 registered voters in Hamilton County and a total of 6,428 reported to the polls, voted early or submitted absentee ballots. That's ...

Warwick elected Hamilton County treasurer

Republican Judy Warwick, Webster City, the assistant county treasurer for Hamilton County, defeated Democrat Colleen Hansen in the race for county treasurer Tuesday. According to the unofficial results, Warwick received a total of 4,040 votes while Hansen garnered 2,274 votes. Warwick, a ...

Bacon holds onto House District 48 seat

Incumbent Robert Bacon, a Republican from Slater, cruised to re-election for the Iowa House District 48 seat Tuesday night, defeating Democratic challenger Tim Winter of Kelley. According to unofficial vote counts, Bacon received nearly 59 percent of the vote, compared to Winter’s 41 ...

Big voter turnout in Hamilton County

Danielle Berglund, left, entering her voting form into the machine for her ballot to be tallied anonymously, with some assistance from poll volunteer, Lorene Burnett, at the Webster City Fire Station Tuesday night. The Fire Station was the polling site for the 1st Precinct for the City of ...

City Council approves date for public hearing on log cabins

Webster City Council members approved a Dec. 3 public hearing date to hear plans and open bids for dismantling and relocating the log cabins at Wilson Brewer Park. The hearing was unanimously approved at the council’s regular meeting Monday. Kent Harfst, interim city manager and ...

It’s Election Day

A steady stream of early voters circulated through the courthouse lobby Monday afternoon on the last day of early voting before the midterm election Tuesday. As of 2 p.m., 2,680 voters had requested absentee ballots or had voted early in Hamilton County, according to County Auditor Kim ...

Veteran’s Day assembly set for WCHS

A Veteran’s Day event is planned for Webster City High School on Monday, Nov. 12. The assembly will be presented by high school students and will begin at 1 p.m. in the high school competition gym. The public is invited to attend. Area veterans are invited to attend lunch at the ...

Tex Trail Trailer Parts opens in WC

A new Webster City business is getting ready to ramp up production in the former Beam Industries building and plans to bring on about 35 employees when fully operational. Tex Trail Trailer Parts has opened recently and will produce tire and wheel assemblies. “We're just getting ready ...

Council to meet tonight

The City Council of Webster City will consider several property matters Monday night during the council's regular session at 5:30 p.m. The city has received a residential purchase agreement for Lots 19 and 20 in the Brewer Creek Estates Sixth Addition. The council is expected to authorize ...

GriefShare to offer seminar

ELLSWORTH — People who've experienced the death of a loved one often face Thanksgiving and Christmas with anxiety and trepidation. But grieving people can find actionable strategies and encouragement to make it through the 2018 holiday season at GriefShare's Surviving the Holidays seminar ...