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A grand sendoff

Jefferson Gym was crowded with cheering students, parents and other supporters Thursday morning as Special Olympics athletes from all over Hamilton County took part in the annual torch run ceremony. Members of local law enforcement delivered the official Special Olympics torch to the ...

Jewell pen pals meet face-to-face

JEWELL — Volunteer RSVP pen pals for third graders at South Hamilton were guests of honor at an end-of-the-year party Wednesday afternoon. The pen pal pairs had a chance to get acquainted face-to-face, as they met for the first time after corresponding regularly this school year. ...

Donation to UDMO

Marilyn Middleton, right, marketing director for Southfield Wellness Community and John Boughton, Southfield administrator, presented Jamie Flugstad of Upper Des Moines Opportunity a donation of more than $1,500. The funds were raised during Southfield’s annual Hog Roast, held May 6, and will ...

WCHS seniors honored

Webster City High School seniors walked away with more than $150,000 in scholarships and awards Wednesday evening during the annual recognition and awards program. More than 70 named scholarships, often given to multiple students, were awarded in addition to academic and department ...

Spring arrives in downtown WC

Members of the Town and Country Garden Club spent Wednesday afternoon sprucing up downtown Webster City with fresh flowers and plants. The group , including Rhonda Masser, Jann Anderson and Marcia Hawkins in the upper photo, planted the pots all along Second Street. Mayor John Hawkins, ...

Webster, Hamilton law enforcement team up to benefit athletes

All across the state today people are gearing up for this year’s Special Olympics Summer Games. A torch run and sendoff is being held at Webster City Middle School to support the athletes who are headed to the annual competition in Ames Thursday through Saturday. At the conclusion of this ...

Putting Stanhope on the map

STANHOPE — The new owners of the venerable Stanhope Locker have lots of plans for the business that has been a mainstay in the community since 1946. For Wes and Shaunna Zanker, they see it as an opportunity to “bring the reputation of the business back to what it used to be, to put ...

Paddlers beware

New bridge construction, just downstream from the Bevers Bridge Access, on the Boone River in Hamilton County is creating a dangerous hazard for paddlers this summer. Thousands of paddlers use this access each year as they paddle down this popular water trail. Six culverts spanning the ...

Donation to aid police training

The Sons of the American Legion made a presentation Tuesday afternoon to the Webster City Police Department. The group donated training ammunition to the department to aid in training for the officers. Pictured are, front row, Mark Gillette and Harlan Balsley; back row, Jim Talbot, American ...

Company’s coming

Webster City residents can expect some guests from all over the Midwest during Memorial Day Weekend this year. Last year, visitors to the annual JunqueFest vendor showcame from 84 communities in Iowa and six states, including Wisconsin, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Indiana, and ...

Board approves graduation list

One-hundred seventeen seniors will receive their diplomas Sunday afternoon following tentative approval by the Webster City school board Monday night. “We’ve taken semester tests today and tomorrow. Grades are due Wednesday morning,” said Webster City High School Principal Brent ...

Mental health conference to feature keynote speaker Joan Becker

The Hamilton County Mental Health Learning Community will host a Mental Health Awareness Day on Friday, May 25 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Webster City. The day-long event will begin at 8 a.m. with registration. The sessions run from 8:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. and will feature a number ...

Mission accomplished

WASHINGTON, D.C. — James Graham, of Webster City, a U.S. Air Force veteran, found the name he was looking for on the 2-acre wall that makes up the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Graham visited the memorial as part of the 16th Brushy Creek Area Honor Flight Saturday. About 145 ...

The ‘write’ stuff

RSVP wrapped up another successful pen pal season with a party at the Webster City Middle School Friday morning, when pen pals got to meet for the first time after corresponding regularly during this school year. After some time to get acquainted over refreshments, there was a lively game ...

Iowa Central confers degrees, diplomas

Iowa Central Community College held commencement exercises Thursday night in Fort Dodge.. Iowa Central Registrar Courtney Kopp said that 483 students were expected to attend commencement this year. The graduating students include 81 High School Equivalency Diplomas, 533 certificates and ...

Fort Dodge student to graduate both high school, ICCC

Isaac Lursen is walking across two different stages this year to accept two different diplomas. Lursen, 18, walked across the first one Thursday night at Iowa Central Community College to receive his associate degree. Next, he will accept his high school diploma from St. Edmond High ...

Depot to be open Saturday for National Train Day

In celebration of National Train Day on Saturday, The Depot Museum at Wilson Brewer Park will be open with two special guests. Webster City residents Glenn and Marie Cue will be on hand to demonstrate telegraphy. Both worked for the railroad for many years. Marie worked as a railroad ...

Norris visits WC

John Norris, a Democrat seeking the nomination for Iowa governor, made a stop in Webster City Thursday evening at an event at the home of Laurel Palmer, 918 First St. Norris who chaired the Iowa Democratic Party and was appointed Chief of Staff for Gov. Tom Vilsack and Chief of Staff at the ...

Exploring nature

A group of Webster City Middle School students had a chance to spend Wednesday morning outdoors exploring nature at Briggs Woods Park. The Town and Country Garden Club hosted a group of about 16 Special Olympics team members. The Middle School students had brunch with the club members at the ...

Free Medicare seminar offered at VDMC

The Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) and the SHIIP counselors at Van Diest Medical Center are offering a free seminar Thursday, May 17, 2018, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The seminar will be held in the Clinic Board Room located in the Van Diest Family Health Clinic. Those ...