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Where does all that snow go?

After massive snowfall, crews have been working overtime getting the streets and parking lots cleared. But as snow is carted off by the dump truck, where does it all go? Most of it is being piled in the lot at the Webster City Street Department, said supervisor Brandon Bahrenfuss. ...

‘Future classic’: WCHS vocal department prepares for annual variety show

Students at Webster City High School are preparing for their “Greatest Show” of the year. The high school choir department will proudly present its annual Variety Show for 2019, “Future Classic,” at 7 p.m. today, 7 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday at Prem Sahai Auditorium at the ...

Mighty tall snowbanks

Bud Brim of Blairsburg stands atop a 5 1/2 foot tall snowbank near his home. The blizzard conditions last weekend caused the snow to drift nearly as high as the roof line, seen in the background.

‘Mama Mia!’

“Mama Mia!,” the iconic saga that has grossed $2 billion worldwide and introducted more than 54 million people to the sounds of ABBA, will rock the stage at Iowa Central Community College’s Decker Auditorium March 7-9. The show’s history spans continents and languages, according to ...

After prom fundraiser rescheduled

A hynosis show, a fundraiser for this year’s after prom’s events, originally set for Feb. 24 has been rescheduled for Friday and Saturday, March 8 and 9. The blizzard last weekend prompted organizers to rescheduled the performances. According to Michele Casady, one of the organizers, ...

Date set for clothing display open house

The Open House for the Vintage Clothing Exhibit at the Jane Young House has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 23, and Sunday, March 24, from noon to 3 p.m. both days. The public is invited to tour the house and view the exhibit at no charge. Light refreshments will be served. The ...

Blizzard challenges snow removal efforts around county

County Engineer Nicole Stinn gave an update on snow removal throughout Hamilton County following the blizzard Saturday night and Sunday. She told the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors Tuesday morning troadwork actually began Friday night. “We started Friday night with the freezing rain ...

County opts out of Main Street Iowa

Hamilton County will no longer be associated with the Main Street Iowa program, following action taken Tuesday during the Board of Supervisors meeting. Supervisor Rick Young gave a brief history of the program in the county and its association with economic development efforts. He explained ...

Financial Literacy Council to hold info meetings on college savings program

The Financial Literacy Council of Greater Hamilton County (FLCGHC) has announced that it will be holding informational meetings on the Availa Kares College Savings Program in April for families with students completing Kindergarten in Hamilton County this spring. Information will be sent home ...

Making an impact

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in the February Our Hometown Magazine. It is reprinted here for the enjoyment of our readers In September Marvin Ness stepped down from the board of directors for the Cooperative Telephone Exchange in Stanhope after serving for a dozen years. ...

Chamber members hear update after a tumultuous 2018

Webster City Chamber of Commerce have had questions ever since the chamber shut its doors and postponed all activities without explanation in June 2018. Even as volunteers re-opened the office, questions remained. Some of those questions were addressed Monday night at the Chamber’s ...

Students to attend school until June 5

Students in Webster City schools will have to attend classes until June 5 to make up snow days, following action taken by the school board Monday night. Superintendent Dr. Mandy Ross gave the board four different proposals to make up the eight missed days of school. The proposal approved ...

And again…

Nearly a foot of snow was dumped on some area residents Saturday night into Sunday morning, as people spent yesterday digging out from yet another snowstorm. Southern Webster County reported receiving 15 inches of snow, while northern Webster County reported 11.4 inches, according to National ...

Dodgeball tourney a success

Fourteen teams participated in the Dodge for A Cause dodgeball tournament Friday night at Jeffereson Gym. The event was hosted by SHIFT Happens. The teams competed in three brackets — middle school, high school and community-family. Rotary Club members helped out with the event which ...

Potato chip taste off is Thursday

Onion and garlic flavor. Crab chip. Flaming hot style. And for something a little extra fancy, West Cost Truffle Fries. Thursday at the Kendall Young Library, all these flavors and more will be featured in the form of potato chips. Lots and lots of varieties of potato chips. “We’re ...

WC school board to hear contract proposals

The Webster City school board will meet Monday night at 6 p.m. at the administration building and will hear the initial contract proposals from the Webster City Education Association and the Webster City Education Services Association. The board will also recognize high school large group ...

Time to Dodge for a Cause

Tonight’s tournament, as contestants dodge, duck, dip, dive, and dodge for a cause, is just the first of many events that will be put on this year by youth who care about their community. The Annual Dodge For A Cause Dodgeball Tournament, sponsored by SHIFT (Students Helping Impact ...

Sammy Hagar to headline 2019 Shellabration

FORT DODGE — Sammy Hagar and The Circle with special guest Vince Neil, singer for the band Motley Crue, will perform during the June 8 Shellabration concert at Harlan and Hazel Rogers Sports Complex. Jim Reed, president of Shellabration Inc., announced this year’s performers ...

Enough already

Mother Nature roared through Hamilton County again Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, dumping several more inches of snow on the area. According to Brooke Hagenhoff with the National Weather Service in Des Moines, Webster City received a reported 4.5 inches of snow as of 7 a.m. Wednesday ...

Moon rocks, meteorites coming to Story City

STORY CITY — Science geeks of all ages are invited to come to the Bertha Bartlett Public Library and inspect real moon rocks and meteorites up close and personal. The lunar and meteorite samples are on loan directly from NASA. Patrons of all ages will be able to inspect the rocks in ...