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Southfield gets ready to fire up the grill

The Southfield Wellness Community's annual hog roast is coming up May 1. The popular event drew an estimated 425 area residents last year, officials said."We hope, once again, we can make $1,000 or more for the Upper Des Moines Opportunity food pantry with the donations we receive from the ...

Politicians speak with committee

The Hamilton County Democratic Central Committee met Wednesday night to speak with two Iowa politicians.U.S. Senate hopeful Tom Fiegen spoke with committee members about the Supreme Court vacancy, water quality issues, the Bakken Pipeline, and solutions to existing issues.Fiegen said that he ...

Currie a pioneer in designing sewer systems

Editor's Note:This article is part of a monthly series on the history of Webster City and Hamilton County written by local historian Nancy Kayser.The Iowa Department of Health began a campaign in the early 1920's to clean up the state's filthy rivers and streamsState reports showed waterways ...

Design collaboration

There are some exciting projects and collaborations going on at Webster City High School these days. Introduction to engineering students are partnering with peers in Minnesota and New York to take on a virtual design challenge. And they're using real-life, 21st-century skills to solve the ...

Spring book sale

Need some fresh pages to turn? Visit Kendall Young Library April 28 through 30 for their semi-annual book sale. The Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale is a three-day event to help clear shelves and make room for new books at the library."We're excited for it," said Ketta Lubberstedt-Arjes, ...

Bees and trees

BLAIRSBURG- Elementary students at North East Hamilton Elementary School put their creativity to the test on Tuesday afternoon. In honor of Earth Day Friday, each class got to design a card to put up at area businesses. The wide selection of cards featured pictures and slogans about how to save ...

Abens Realty awarded contract

The council agreed in a 4-1 roll call vote to approve Abens Realty to sell homes on three city properties. Councilman Brian Miller voted no. The properties are located at 2403 Rodlyn Rd., 2405 Rodlyn Rd., and 2404 Kamen Drive. The council received four bids from area realtors."I kind of look at ...

Benefit planned for Pam Peterson

A benefit for a Webster City woman is planned Sunday afternoon at The Bridge to help offset her extensive medical expenses, prosthetics, and the updating of her home for her safety.Pam Peterson, known by many area residents as the former Pet Cab driver for Emerson Vet Clinic and owner of ...

WCHS prom set for Saturday

Webster City High School juniors and seniors will be putting on their fanciest formal wear Saturday for the annual prom.The theme this year is Hawaiian Getaway. The dance will be held in the high school from 9 p.m. to midnight.After prom will follow at the high school beginning at 11:30 p.m. ...

Merchants, wineries team up for event

Local residents and visitors from other communities had a chance to sample a variety of Iowa wines while shopping several Webster City retailers Friday night during the second annual Sip 'N Stroll.Sponsored by the Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce, the event brought eight wineries to the ...

A night in Paris

JEWELL?- "A Night in Paris" was the theme for the South Hamilton prom on Saturday evening.Juniors and seniors, along with their dates, dressed in their finery for the fun schedule that started with pictures and guessing jars in the school library.A large crowd assembled on the gym bleachers to ...

Public hearing tonight

A public hearing is scheduled for 5:45 p.m. tonight at City Hall. The hearing concerns proposed plans and specifications and proposed form of contract and estimate of cost for the Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements South Digester Cover and North Primary Clarifier Project.A resolution to ...

A new beginning

A long-time Hamilton County agency will soon have a new clinic facility which will offer counseling and therapy services to children and families in the area and surrounding counties.A ground breaking ceremony was held Thursday morning at the site of the new Adele and Dean Bowden Youth and ...

Crash claims one life

STRATFORD - Authorities have released the identity of man who died in a Hamilton County accident Thursday.Colin Tesdall, 57, of Ames, died in the single-vehicle accident northeast of Stratford Thursday around 6 a.m..He was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, according to Lt. Kelly ...

Stretching their creativity

BLAIRSBURG - Northeast Hamilton Elementary School's Maker Day may challenge studentsto stretch their creativity and grow academically, but for the students and their guests, it was just plain fun.With over nine activities to chose from, students could be found crawling around the floor trying ...

Passion becomes profession

Melissa Tagg has always had a passion for reading and writing stories. The published author and Webster City native will be visiting Kendall Young Library on April 22 to speak about her writing. The free event begins at 6:30 p.m."I love reading and stories and have for as long as I can ...

Green gardens

As the temperatures rise, it's time to start thinking about outdoor gardens and landscaping ideas. Looking for a special way to bring life and creativity to an outdoor space? Register for Legacy Learning Boone River Valley's 'Tufa Troughs and Planters for the Garden' class April 16.Join ...