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Cruz to hold campaign event

Senator Ted Cruz will be making a stop in Webster City on Thursday afternoon.Cruz will be at the Webster City airport at 3:30 p.m. to visit with supporters. He will be speaking at Dr. Thomas Gleason's airplane hangar, located at 1524-240th St.Cruz, the junior senator from Texas, is the second ...

New Year’s baby arrives

Van Diest Medical Center's first baby of 2016 arrived on Sunday. Sammy and Breanna Bounmee, Webster City, welcomed a baby girl, Nayvada Mai Bounmee, to the world on Jan. 3, 2016 at 10:50 a.m."I was shocked actually," said mother, Breanna Bounmee, "I didn't think I would have the first baby ...

Snowmobiles in BWP prohibited

The Hamilton County Conservation Board issued a reminder to all snowmobile riders that the use of snowmobiles inside of Briggs Woods Park and on the Boone River Recreational Trail is prohibited.Briggs Woods Park is a wildlife refuge under Iowa Code Chapter 481 A.5 and Chapter 350 / 4.11. The ...

Huckabee stops in WC

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee stopped in Webster City on Monday afternoon to ask supporters to come out to the upcoming caucuses.Almost 40 people were present at Windsor Manor to hear Huckabee inform potential voters of why he should be the nation's next president."The Presidency is ...

Bailey elected board chairman

The Hamilton County Board of Supervisors conducted the first meeting of 2016 on Monday morning at the county courthouse.Doug Bailey was elected the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors Chairman. Wes Sweedler was elected Chairman pro-tem."I think the chairman is to keep us from not being in ...

Sunday sledding fun

Hospital Hill was filled with kids and adults of all ages taking advantage of the snow on Sunday afternoon. Local schools will soon be starting back up, so many area families came out to the hill to have fun before the homework and school activities resume.The recent snowfall made for perfect ...

Candidate to stop in WC

Former Arkansas Governor and Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee will make a campaign stop in Webster City Monday to visit with supporters.Huckabee will meet hold a gathering at the Windsor Manor on Monday from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Hamilton County Republican Central Committee Chair Becky ...

Ernst begins 99-county tour

Sen. Joni Ernst will stop in Webster City on Jan. 8 as part of her 99-county tour.Ernst will visit Van Diest Supply Co., 1434 200th St., from 10 to 11 a.m.According to officials at VDSC, the event is open to the public. The senator will speak and answer questions in the company's conference room.

In the corner pocket

Fuller Hall was filled with youth of all ages Wednesday afternoon for pool and ping pong tournaments.According to Mark Glascock, Fuller Hall Recreation Technician, there were 8 pool players and 7 ping pong players who participated in the afternoon's events.In the elementary pool division, Ezra ...

Vigil to honor Payton Henry

A candlelight vigil in memory of a young Webster City girl who died in a Christmas car accident will be held on Thursday at 5 p.m. at Riverview Early Childhood Center, 705 Odell St.Payton Henry, 6, died Saturday of injuries sustained in a collision Friday between Duncombe and Fort Dodge. She ...

‘Wild Gatherings’ workshops scheduled

January means cold weather, snow and dreary days where staying inside with a cup of coffee seems like the best course of action. Beat those winter blues by signing up for one of Legacy Learning Boone River Valley's four Wild Gatherings workshops and spend two blustery days inside learning a new ...

Dangers of shoveling

Dr. Dan Cole, emergency medicine director of UnityPoint Health - Trinity Regional Medical Center, sees the results of what can happen when something goes terribly wrong for people shoveling snow in the cold."We see a fair number of patients with chest pain while they're shoveling," he ...

Funeral plans set for WC girl

Funeral services have been scheduled for a young Webster City girl who died Saturday from injuries sustained in a Christmas Day accident.Services for Payton Henry, 6, will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Foster Funeral and Cremation Center. Visitation will be held Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the ...

Winter weather is here

Another wintry blast hit the state on Monday.Local residents are reminded to move their vehicles from the city streets to off-street parking. The City of Webster City has declared a snow emergency for Tuesday. The snow ordinance will go into effect at 6 a.m. today. City officials said no ...

Wanted poster arrest made

Another individual featured on the Hamilton County Crime Stoppers Most Wanted poster has been apprehended.A tip was received that Richard R. Herrington, 41, was at a residence in Jewell. A?deputy sheriff acted on the tip and arrested Herrington without incident.Herrington was wanted on a ...

Christmas crash claims life of WC child

The parents of Payton Henry want those who didn't know her to know this: She loved life.Brooke Ford and Justin Henry, of Webster City, the 6-year-old's parents, said Sunday through a relative that not only did Payton love life, but she loved helping others."She was always the mother hen in her ...