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Forging ahead

The Wilson Brewer Park Committee approved plans and specifications for the Wilson Brewer Park cabin foundation at their meeting Tuesday morning. These plans will be presented to the city council on Monday, Dec. 4 for possible approval. The committees’ recommendation is to complete the ...

Filling a need

It’s the season for giving back. As the spirit of giving returns, Upper Des Moines Opportunity Inc. hopes to inspire Hamilton County residents to donate holiday fixings and other needed items this winter. The pantry is always in need of food. Individuals can donate non-perishable food ...

Preparing for the future

“They’re preparing for the future, essentially,” said St. Thomas Aquinas 6th grade teacher Terry Meyers. Students in Meyers’ class have been honing their STEM skills by building and programming robots. Students started this comprehensive project in early October by working with the ...

Council approves completion extension

The City Council of Webster City approved the extension of a residential completion agreement between the City of Webster City and Marty and Nathaniel Parkhill Monday evening. With this extension, the Parkhills have until May 1, 2018 to have construction on the dwelling completed and be living ...

Dayton man to be honored as Iowa ‘Citizen Hero’

DES MOINES — A Dayton, Iowa, man will be honored this Friday for saving the life of an 8-year-old girl who was alone and struggling to keep her head above water at Lake Rathbun in southern Iowa this summer. Jerry Goeders will be recognized as Iowa’s 2017 Citizen Hero during halftime ...

Jamie Johnson resigns from Homeland Security

A former chairman of the Webster County Republican Party has resigned from a high ranking position in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security after negative comments he made about blacks and Muslims were revealed. Jamie Johnson, formerly of Stratford, resigned Thursday. ‘‘Acting ...

Council gets land

The council approved and accepted the acquisition of property at 1118 John St. during their meeting on Monday evening. The city has been dealing with this property since February of 2015 regarding an Unsafe Building notice. The city petitioned the courts to take possession of the dwelling. ...

Opening on Civil Service Commission announced

The City of Webster City is currently accepting applications for a vacancy to fill an unexpired term on the Civil Service Commission. This application process is in an effort to ensure diversity and representation of our community. Applicants must be current residents of Webster City. This ...

Community meeting to discuss clean-up

Community members are invited to attend a meeting to discuss community clean-up on Thursday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Fuller Hall Sampson Room. This group is focused on volunteering throughout the community to help the elderly and those in need with small projects. For questions or for ...

Celebrating 100 years

Members of the community flocked to the Murray McMurray Hatchery on Saturday in celebration of the business’s 100-year anniversary. Attendees were able to tour the hatchery, ask questions about the business and enjoy light refreshments. This was a special treat because normally the ...

Council to make decision on tabled agreement

The City Council of Webster City will meet tonight to discuss an extension of an agreement between the City of Webster City and Marty and Nathaniel Parkhill. The motion was tabled from the Nov. 6 meeting. The Parkhills are asking for an extension on a residential completion ...

Opioid crisis is meeting topic

In participation with the Iowa Healthcare Collaborative, Van Diest Medical Center has rolled out its latest innovative project; the Opioid Guardianship Quality Improvement Project. This project is designed to ensure all patients being sent home with opioids have a treatment care plan aimed at ...

Learning outside the lines

Students at Webster City High School are taking learning into their own hands this January. For the second year, students will be spending two weeks identifying and working towards potential careers or pathways they are passionate about. This two-week period, also known as J-Term, is made ...

Board members sought

The Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce has extended the application deadline for candidates for the 2018 Board of Directors until Wednesday, Nov. 22. Candidates with strong ties to Webster City, a commitment to the town’s economic and community growth, and are or will be a member of ...

Farmers Market to continue at ACE

The Webster City Farmers Market will be held on Saturday from 8 to 11 a.m. at ACE Community Center, 1440 East Second St. Vendors can begin to set up at 7 a.m. “ACE has been gracious enough to let us continue to use their facility,” said Miller. “We’re at least going to go up ...

A birthday visit

Women of Asbury United Methodist Church visited Southfield Wellness Community to celebrate Norma Jeane Bell's birthday. Kay Klaver furnished a homemade and attractively decorated cake for the occasion. Enjoying the festivities in the front row were Kathy Hidebrand, Norma Jeane Bell and Marj ...

New Christmas traditions

Looking for a new Christmas tradition to start with the family? Join Sharon Cline this weekend for a day of making home made pizza. Christmas Pizza with Sharon Cline will be held on Saturday, Nov. 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. “This is a great way to establish a fun tradition children will ...

Petition filed

BLAIRSBURG — Superintendent Mike Sherwood told the Northeast Hamilton school board Wednesday night that its reorganization petition with Webster City has been filed with Prairie Lakes AEA. The meeting was moved from Thursday to Tuesday to allow school board members to attend the Iowa ...

Searching for volunteers

An informal community clean up meeting will be held tonight to determine how local volunteers can help clean up Webster City. The meeting will be held tonight at 7 p.m. at the Fuller Hall Sampson Room. Anyone is welcome to attend the meeting. According to City Council of Webster City ...

Iowa Central to seek $25.5M in bonds

Voters in nine area counties will be asked early next year to approve a $25.5 million general obligation bond issue to finance numerous building upgrades at Iowa Central Community College. The college’s Board of Directors voted Tuesday evening to schedule a Feb. 6 referendum on the ...