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Master plan for trails system to be compiled

New places to walk, run and ride a bike throughout Hamilton County and Webster City will be outlined in a new trails master plan. On Monday, the City Council started the planning process by hiring a firm to do the work. The council voted unanimously to hire Shive-Hattery Inc., of West Des ...

Football squads donate to backpack program

The Webster City Ministerial Association received a $750 donation to the school Backpacks Against Hunger program, given by the Webster City youth football league. These fifth and sixth grade athletes chose to make this donation from the proceeds of their concession sales and other fundraisers ...

A surprise snowfall

Webster City saw it’s first glimpse of winter weather on Sunday afternoon. The fall colors were muted with the heavy, wet snow clinging to the foliage of most of the trees in Briggs Woods Park. Some deer were even seen trying to escape some of the cold flurries falling upon the grassy ...

Fall Drug Take Back planned for October

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will be hosting its 16th event of unwanted prescription drug disposal for the public on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 10 a.m to 12 p.m. at Hy-Vee in Webster City. Types of substances that will be accepted are ...

Iowa Central honors alums

FORT DODGE—Since Bill Thatcher, of Fort Dodge, attended Iowa Central Community College in 1966-67, things have changed a bit. Including the school’s mascot. “We were the Panthers back then,” he said. Thatcher is one of this year’s inductees into the Triton Hall of ...

Groomer joins WC Vet Clinic

A new pet groomer has come to Webster City and is offering all of the latest styles for Hamilton County cats and dogs. Ryan Wagner has joined the staff of the Webster City Vet Clinic and brings a solid background in pet grooming. He started out in restaurant management, but decided that ...

Man identified in death investigation

The identity of a man found deceased at a rural Webster City residence Monday morning has been released by the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office. Gregory Allen Pekkala, 59, of Webster City, was named by the Sheriff’s Office as the man deputies found dead Tuesday morning. Deputies were ...

WC senior is a National Merit Scholarship semi-finalist

Webster City High School Senior, Austin Lampman has been named a National Merit Scholarship Semi-finalist for the 2018-2019 school year. Lampman, the son of Jeffrey and Amy Lampman, is one of the 144 students from Iowa to receive this honor, as well as one of only two students from the ...

Children’s flu clinic planned at Public Health office

Hamilton County Public Health will hold a flu clinic for children ages 6 through 18 years on Wednesday, Oct. 17 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the public health office, 820 James St. Appointments are requested and may be made by calling 832-9565. This clinic will be for all children, according to ...

DCI called in Hamilton County death case

A male was found dead at a home near Webster City Tuesday morning, and state and local authorities are investigating. The identity of the individual had not been released by Tuesday night because investigators were still in the process of notifying family members, according to a report from ...

Learning about fire safety

The Webster City Fire Department hosted an open house Tuesday night, offering families a chance to learn more about safety during Fire Prevention Week. The event featured a free meal, a bounce house and goodie bags for the first 100 kids. Children also had a chance to explore the fire ...

Jewell Fire Chief shares message of preparedness

JEWELL — The Jewell Fire Department led a presentation in fire safety Tues. afternoon at the Bethesda Lutheran Church in Jewell in honor Fire Prevention Week. The church hosted its weekly Tuesday Together Time potluck, which has been going on for the past 6 years. This week’s theme ...

New name, new services

It’s the 10-year anniversary of Shanti Wellness Day Spa. Owner Mary Fortune thinks that just as new services provided will leave clients feeling rejuvenated, the business name should as well. The new name for the business going forward is Shanti Rejuvenation Center. Fortune is also the ...

Boards discuss collaboration across three districts

Three school boards met to discuss professional development and curriculum across the three districts to make sure all are on the same page. The informal meeting was held prior to the Webster City school board meeting Monday night. The board discussed how to go about incorporating what’s ...

Voting begins for general election

(AP) — Voting has started for this year's general election in Iowa where voters will choose among candidates in competitive races for governor, five other statewide offices and the state's four congressional seats. Politicians also are competing for votes in 19 Iowa Senate districts and ...

Sharing the spirit

BLAIRSBURG — Northeast Hamilton Elementary School celebrated Spirit Week with students and staff dressing in themed clothing throughout the week. On Thursday night, a hot dog feed preceded the Spirit Games held on Trojan Field. Students, staff, parents and grandparents took part in a ...

Wilmoth to present author talk

Taylor Schaa Wilmoth had three things she wanted to accomplish before her 30th birthday. She wanted to complete an ironman race, join the Peace Corps and write a book. Not long ago, she checked off the last goal on that list. The Webster City graduate recently finished writing her book, ...

Imperials showcase set

The Lynx Imperials Marching Band is holding a "Lynx Imperials 2018 Season Showcase" on Monday, Oct. 22 from 7 to 7:30 p.m. on the Webster City High School football field. The Imperials will be performing their pre-game and halftime field shows, and will also have an introduction and performance ...

Construction moves forward

Despite Mother Nature's attempts to slow progress, construction of the Briggs Woods Conference Center is moving right along. The exterior walls are up, the roof is on and exterior stone work has been installed. On Thursday, the construction crew was working on the canopy above the ...

Mary Poppins Jr comes to WCCT

That “Practically Perfect” nanny and the rest of the cast of Mary Poppins JR. are coming to the Webster City Community Theatre stage Oct. 12, 13, 19 and 20 at 7 pm and Oct. 14 and 21 at 2:00 pm. WCCT is located at 1001 Willson Avenue, Webster City. Tickets for reserved seating go on ...