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Annual Ag Show returns to Fort Dodge Dec. 6

FORT DODGE — Farm News is hosting its 16th annual Ag Show from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 6 and from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Iowa Central Community College East Campus, 2031 Quail Ave., Fort Dodge. This location formerly housed Smithway Motor Xpress on the east side of Fort ...

Four confinement projects move forward

The Hamilton County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday morning to recommend four construction permit applications for new swine finisher barns in northeast Hamilton County. The approval came following a public hearing that brought comments from both opponents and supporters of the ...

A greater need

The Angel Tree Project has received an additional 15 applications, adding 45 more tags to the tree located at the Webster Theater. With this addition, 126 Hamilton County families and 325 kids are in need, according to HERO Board member Kay Ross Community members once again have an ...

NEH receives Project Classroom Grant

BLAIRSBURG— The Greater Iowa Credit Union awarded a $1,000 Project Classroom Grant to Northeast Hamilton Elementary School teacher Kim Schimp on Monday in Blairsburg. The Greater Iowa Credit Union has partnered with Iowa State University and KDSM-Fox Channel 17 to award five teachers ...

Making a difference

The Angel Tree Project has officially begun for the 2017 holiday season. Community members once again have an opportunity to bring joy to a local child in need by adopting a tag off of the Angel Tree. The tree, located at the Webster Theater, boasts 280 tags this year. Last year, 270 tags were ...

School board updated

The Webster City School Board discussed the petition for reorganization with the Northeast Hamilton School District Monday night. The petition includes the history of the sharing between the Webster City and Northeast Hamilton School Districts. In order for the petition for reorganization ...

Open houses set for clinics

Van Diest Medical Center officials have announced plans to commemorate the recent Rural Health Clinic accreditation of all three of the Van Diest Family Health Clinics located in Webster City, Jewell and Stratford. An open house will take place Wednesday, Nov. 15 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Van ...

Dedicated

STRATFORD — Area veterans and other local residents gathered Saturday afternoon in Stratford for the dedication of the Hamilton County Freedom Rock. With a theme of “Generations of Service in Hamilton County,” the Hamilton County Freedom Rock depicts uniformed male and female service ...

Area residents invited to take a Holiday Stroll

Plans are in full swing for a hometown Webster City holiday. A "Holiday Stroll" will be held on Saturday, Nov. 18 and Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. Individuals can take a walk downtown on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Participating businesses will have ...

School board meets tonight

The Webster City School Board will discuss the petition for reorganization with the Northeast Hamilton School District at their meeting tonight at 6 p.m. The board will discuss the high school all state vocal performance. An update will be given on the Every Student Succeeds Act. A ...

Tuesday location changed

The location for the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors meeting scheduled for Nov. 14 at 9 a.m. has been moved to the Courthouse Basement Conference Room due to the anticipated large crowd for the Master Matrix Public Hearings. Officials said those attending the Board Meeting need to use ...

Collaborating on Boone Forks Regional plan

Hamilton County is home to an abundance of natural resources. The Boone River, Brigg Woods Park and Campground and more. Here, locals and visitors can swim, fish, hike, camp and explore area wildlife spots. In an effort to show all that this regin has to offer, the county is teaming up with ...

Meeting location changed

The location for the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors meeting scheduled for Nov. 14 at 9 a.m. has been moved to the Courthouse Basement Conference Room due to the anticipated large crowd for the Master Matrix Public Hearings. Officials said those attending the Board Meeting need to use ...

Credit unions to merge

Jordan Hensley, president and chief executive officer of People's Credit Union, has announced that the firm will be merging Webster City Municipal Credit Union into its institution. “We had a great opportunity to help a fellow credit union out,” he said. “It's the perfect example of ...

Curtain time for WCCT

Webster City Community Theatre opens it’s 51st season tonight with “Making God Laugh,” a comedy by Sean Grennan. Performances are tonight, Saturday, Nov. 17 and 18 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 12 and 19 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 each. To reserve tickets, call 832-4456 and leave a ...

Rory the Lion to benefit area organizations

There is still time to support local service agencies by purchasing a Rory the Lion stuffed animal. Individuals have until Nov. 17 to pick up the cuddly plush animal. Serving Our Servants is selling the stuffed animal to benefit area organizations. Rory the Lion stuffed animals can be ...

Brewer Creek lot prices approved

Lots in Webster City’s Brewer Creek Estates Additions 5 and 6 are ready for sale. Prices for the newly developed lots were finalized and approved at Monday evening’s city council meeting. Lots will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Lots range in price from $15,995 to $69,995. ...

WCPD to host holiday shopping event

The Webster City Police Department has announced that it will again be hosting a holiday shopping event for needy families as part of its B.L.U.E. program. The event will take place on Dec.16 at K-Mart. Fareway has agreed to provide the families with the fixings for a traditional ...

Ceremonies planned in observance of Veterans Day

Veterans Day services and programs are planned in several locations around Hamilton County this week. In Webster City, a Veterans Day program will be held at the Webster City Middle School multi-purpose room on Friday, Nov. 10 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Marvin Carr, American ...