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Rootin’ tootin’ shootin’ event returns

“Cowboys and Cowgirls Rootin’ Tootin’ Good Time Shootin’” event returns to Boone Valley Izaak Walton Park on Sept. 29. The Ikes will host the event with proceeds going towards hunter’s safety courses, Pheasants Forever, outdoor fishing events, preservation of their cowboy town, and ...

‘It’s going to be a crisis’

With the Prestage Foods of Iowa processing plant scheduled to open this fall in Wright County, the need for child care for the anticipated influx of families is an urgent concern, according to at least one agency. “Right now, every child care center in Hamilton, Humboldt and Wright county ...

MDA Fareway Golf Classic raises more than $148,000 for MDA of Iowa

DES MOINES — Fareway Stores Inc. recently partnered with the Muscular Dystrophy Association to host the 8th Annual MDA Fareway Golf Classic at Beaver Creek Golf Club in Grimes. The event raised over $148,000 for MDA of Iowa, making it the best year for the golf tournament. Funds ...

Classic car show benefits trip to youth conference

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church hosted its annual car show Sunday afternoon, while songs from the 50’s and 60’s eras wafted from the speakers. Students served food to the audience gathered to admire the automotive classics on display on Des Moines St. The car show has been an annual ...

Hubbell talks health care, education in Webster City stop

Businessman Fred Hubbell, Democratic candidate for Iowa governor, made a campaign stop in Webster City Saturday afternoon. He talked about health care, education, the state budget and a variety of other issues. “I can't stand by any longer and watch our state get run into the ground by ...

RSVP develops new program on opioid abuse prevention

RSVP volunteers received training this week to bring awareness of the dangers of opioid misuse and abuse. The program is called SPAN the Generations (Seniors Preventing Addiction to Narcotics) and is sponsored by Central Iowa RSVP. Presentations on opioid abuse prevention will be given ...

HUGS to meet Wednesday

Humans Understanding Grief will meet Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the Second Street Emporium. For more information, call (515) 570-5266.

Williams Lions elect new officers

WILLIAMS — The Williams Lions Club recently elected and installed new officers for 2018-2019. Elected were, from the left, Bob Keane, treasurer, Harli Schutt, secretary and Charlene Burton, president. District 9NC District Governor Kristin Buehner, far right, installed the new officers.

JEAN MARIE BERGER

Jean Berger, 80, Webster City died Sept. 18, 2018. A Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 29, at Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Burial is in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Duncombe. Visitation is Friday, 4:30-6:30 p.m. with a 4 p.m. Rosary and 6:30 p.m. Scripture ...

Raising awareness of suicide among the elderly

Suicide is a not only a topic of concern for youths, but something that impacts senior citizens as well. Jodi Harms, from Van Diest Medical Center’s Senior Life Solutions, discussed suicide and how it affects the elderly during a program offered at Kendall Young Library on Thursday. The ...

New dog boarding facility will welcome your canine kin

Justis and Easton Burgin are the newly married co-owners of The Paw Print Pad LLC, which is a new business in Webster City that aims to help owners pamper their pooch. Located at 2600 Aldrich Dr., behind the AmericInn, Justis Burgin runs the day-to-day operations. That includes preparing ...

A hospital hero

A Webster City physician has been named one of 10 Iowa Hospital Association Hospital Heroes at a ceremony held at Van Diest Medical Center Wednesday afternoon. Subhash Sahai, M.D. was recognized by VDMC Chief Executive Officer Lisa Ridge at the ceremony that was attended by many hospital ...

Construction progressing at First State Bank

First State Bank has been undergoing construction for the two story addition they are hoping to complete by Fall of 2019, since late this Spring. The construction is on schedule for the anticipated completion date, according to Kim Peck, the Marketing Manager at the Webster City branch. ...

Iowans with Red Cross deploy to help those affected by Hurricane Florence

Iowans working with the American Red Cross are on the ground out east to help the people who are affected by Hurricane Florence. Nicole Breitbach, executive director of the American Red Cross in northeast Iowa, said there are 47 Iowans who have been deployed to help out in North ...

WCHS gets ready for Homecoming 2018

Webster City High School will observe Homecoming 2018 next week with special spirit days throughout the week. Students will be participating in dress-up days the week of Homecoming and a volleyball tournament during the day on Wednesday. The community is invited to Boom Night on ...

Helping furry friends

Hamilton County SOS presented pet oxygen masks to the Webster City Fire Department in memory of Aaron Windschtl, a member of the WCHS Class of 1988. For quick access, a magnet will go on the specific fire truck where the masks are located. SOS officials said they believed WCFD is among ...

Firefighters honored for lifesaving efforts

Within minutes of being alerted to a person in distress on the Boone River on a late August afternoon, Webster Ciy Fire Department captains Brandon Hayes and Jeromy Estlund were in a boat heading to a woman clinging to a branch in the water. Soon, Hayes pulled her into the boat and Estlund ...

Council OKs option to buy agreement with developer

A real estate deal that could lead to the construction of 16 duplexes on the site where Hamilton Hospital once stood in Webster City was approved by the City Council Monday. The council voted 4-1 to approve an option to purchase for WC Partners LLC, of Kansas City, Missouri. The developer ...

Fence proposal moves forward

Rules governing what fences can be made of in Webster City were again advanced by the City Council on Monday. Under the proposal, fences in residential areas and those in commercial areas next to residential areas can be made of : * Stone * Brick *Treated wood *Wood composite * ...

City Council approves support of region housing trust fund

The Webster City government, with the support of three local banks, is chipping in to support a new regional entity that will help some homeowners fix up their properties. The City Council voted unanimously on Monday to commit $6,497.40 in matching funds to the Heart of Iowa Regional Housing ...