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A century’s old event becomes the embodiment of a new proclamation

Mayor John Hawkins has proclaimed Nov. 3-11 Veterans Appreciation Days, while at the historic Depot-Museum located at the Wilson Brewer Park on Thursday, Nov. 1. The proclamation comes before the Veterans Affairs Outreach Event to be held out at the Depot-Museum this Saturday, Nov. 3 from ...

County treasurer candidates share their vision

Two candidates for Hamilton County treasurer discussed their experience, skills and visions for the office they are seeking during a forum held earlier this week at the Webster City council chambers. Colleen Hansen, a Democrat, is running against Judy Warwick, the Republican candidate and the ...

Strengthening family ties

The Iowa State University Extension Outreach office in Webster City offers a 7 week program consisting of 2 hour sessions called Strengthening Families, which is patented for parents and youth ages 10-14. The program is “an evidence-based parent, youth, and family skills-building ...

Williams Halloween fun

The revelers prepare for an evening of fun at the Williams Lions Halloween event held at the Williams Fire Station Wednesday night. The Williams Lions expected to serve 200 hot dogs to parents and children attending the event.

Ladies Night Out prizes awarded

The winners of four gift bags from the Ladies Night Out drawing, were presented their winnings on Tuesday at Heart N Home by some of the participating businesses. Ladies Night Out was held Oct. 25 and featured many local businesses. The gift bags had accumulated over $1,700 in gift ...

More than 2,200 absentee ballots requested

Though the time to request absentee ballots for the general election by mail ended Oct. 27, voters can still vote via absentee ballot at the auditor’s office at the Hamilton County Courthouse. Absentee and early voting is open to the public up until election day, according to Kim Schaa, ...

YSS of Hamilton County begins telehealth services

Thanks to a grant from Enhance Hamilton County Foundation and a donation from Adele and Dean Bowden, YSS of Hamilton County began providing telehealth services in August. YSS of Hamilton County provides holistic and co-occurring behavioral health services for youths and families ...

Stanhope State U

STANHOPE —“We certainly need plenty of things to smile about now, don’t we?” answered Grant Young about why there is a Stanhope State University. “And this is just so much fun.” To Young, those are two excellent reasons that the mythical (don’t call it fake) college has ...

Peterson appointed to VDMC Board of Trustees

The Van Diest Medical Center Board of Trustees has announced the appointment of Webster City resident, Taylor Peterson, as the newest member to the board. Peterson is filling the remainder of a term left open with the recent resignation of board member Justin Deppe. The appointment came ...

Catching some zzzzz’s

Jodi Harms, the Senior Life Solutions Program Director with Van Diest Medical Center will be hosting her Healthy Connections presentations on Sleep at Kendall Young Library Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 6:30 in the Library Meeting Room. Harms will be discussing the importance of sleep to everyday life ...

Hamilton County GOP gathers for dinner

"Iowa is a state that gets thing done," proclaimed keynote speaker Gov. Kim Reynolds at the Hamilton County Republican dinner Saturday night in Webster City. On her Keep Iowa Moving (KIM) Tour before the Nov. 6 election, Reynolds told the assembly of over 100 party faithful that Iowa is ...

New boutique opens by happenstance

The new owner of the Funky Zebras boutique located at Salon Meraki in Webster City, Marcy Nelson, opened for the first time on Thursday night during the Ladies Night Out annual shopping event. Nelson currently works full time as a mortgage loan originator in Ames, but has been wanting to own ...

Iowa Central North Central Career Academy hosts networking event

EAGLE GROVE — The Iowa Central North Central Career Academy in Eagle Grove hosted a Networking Event Tuesday night and incorporated company presentations from Prestage Foods of Iowa, United States Gypsum Corporation, and Hagie Manufacturing. The goal of the event was to inform the ...

Hours-long standoff ends peacefully in Stratford

STRATFORD — A standoff in Stratford that lasted a little more than five hours Wednesday night ended peacefully with a suspect being arrested on multiple charges. Law enforcement officers responded to 1472 350th St. in Stratford at 6:47 p.m. Wednesday after a woman reported that her son, ...

NE Hamilton certified enrollment is down

BLAIRSBURG — The number of students at Northeast Hamilton Community School District has gone up, even as certified enrollment sees a slight decline, the school board heard Wednesday night. The board also heard concerns about the state of walls and plumbing during its regular meeting in ...

Quilt Fair to be held this weekend

Hundreds of quilts will be on display this weekend as the Fort Dodge Area Quilters Inc. hosts its show. The theme of the quilt show this year is “Our Quilted Neighborhood.” Held every other year, the show will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m Sunday at the ...

VDMC to host Embracing the Journey

For those having a hard time grappling with what comes next in terms of planning for the latter part of life, Van Diest Medical Center will be hosting an Embracing the Journey free workshop at Asbury Methodist Church today from 3 to 5 p.m. Speakers will range from long-term care and financial ...

Fall for a good book at the KY Library

The Friends of Kendall Young Library Fall Book Sale kicks off today with a myriad of books and materials for sale in the library meeting and story rooms. Thursday is designated for Friends of the Library to peruse the books from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. New members are encouraged to join by either ...

The art of the story

DOWS — When Iris Ericksen's great grandchildren ask her to tell them a story, they are treated to a treasure trove of adventures because you see, Iris is a professional storyteller. Iris, 88, admits that she came by her profession at an early age. "It all started when I was a child at ...