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Demolition continues

Demolition was continuing in downtown Webster City as equipment started to tear down the final building to make way for the First State Bank expansion. Workers started demolishing the walls of the former Hair Mechanix location Wednesday. Bank officials said they expect to begin construction on ...

Fundraiser is Sunday

The Webster City Congregate Meals will host a chicken noodle dinner as a fundraising event on Sunday, June 17. Serving is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Congregate Meals in the Senior Center Building, 749 Second St. The menu will consist of: chicken, noodles, mashed potatoes and gravy, green ...

Firefighter training conducted

Webster City Fire Department had a special training on agricultural equipment incidents Monday night. The trainin was conducted by Lt. Zach Williams, standing center, and Firefighter Cole Youngdale, seated on the combine. Captain Brandon Hayes and Captain Andy Sowle also taught about balers and ...

‘I have faith that I am cured’

STANHOPE —Wayne Romp is this year’s honorary chairman for Relay for Life in Stanhope on June 20. Romp, 79, finished treatment for follicular lymphoma in late 2017. The disease was detected after the Stanhope man took note of a campaign encouraging former smokers to get checked ...

Hoelscher to serve in White House  position

A Williams native has been selected to work in the Trump Administration. Douglas L. Hoelscher will serve as the deputy assistant to the President and director of intergovernmental affairs. He previously served as special assistant to the President and deputy director of intergovernmental ...

Building for the future

The 500 block of Second Street has been buzzing with activity as a longtime Webster City business begins the process of expanding its presence in the community. First State Bank will expand their offices to the west with a two-story addition to provide more office space for its operations ...

Community invited to free showing at Webster Theater

Area families are invited to attend a special showing of the movie “Grease,” on Monday, June 18 at 7 p.m. at The Webster Theater, 610 Second St. The screening is sponsored by the Bee Inspired Program and advisory council. The classic musical set in the 1950s. The movie covers ...

Crowds turn out for annual Jewell Jubilee

JEWELL — The Jewell Jubilee can be summed up in three words: tradition, family and fun. Families, friends and people from all over gathered to experience the fun of the Jewell Jubilee Days, even through the blistering heat. The fun began on Friday night with the Main Street barbecue ...

Successful city cleanup day held

Volunteers helped local residents unload and dispose of unwanted or unsued household items Friday and Saturday as the City of Webster City hosted its annual Cleanup and Drop off event at the Webster City Middle School parking lot. Area residents were able to drive up, unload junk which was ...

Legion post to hold flag retirement

The American Legion Post 191 is hosting a ceremony to retire worn flags on June 14 at 5 p.m. on Flag Day. The ceremony will be held at the 700 block of Third Street on the north alley parking lot. The public is welcome to attend. The purpose of this ceremony is to properly dispose of all ...

Getting down to business

Members of the Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce gathered Thursday morning at the Ed Prince Building for the organization's quarterly meeting. The event was hosted by the Hamilton County Fairgrounds. Chamber Executive Director Linda Christianson gave a report on the recent three-day ...

Speaker to discuss area ghost towns

Writer and photographer Dave Baker will present talk on the “Ghost Towns of Hamilton County” Saturday afternoon at the Mulberry Center Church in Wilson Brewer Park. The program will begin at 1 p.m. Baker, the creater of the Iowa history blog, “Iowa: The 29th State,” will ...

Scott shares his story

STANHOPE  — “I am glad for the heart, but I feel sad for the family,” Jim Scott told those assembled for the SALT meeting in Stanhope on Thursday morning. Scott, of rural Stratford, was speaking of his gratitude for the heart transplant he received on Oct. 1 in Omaha. The donor ...

It’s Jubilee time in Jewell

JEWELL — Jewell will roll out the red carpet this weekend as the community hosts the annual Jewell Jubilee, featuring a barbecue, ice cream social, parade and kids activities. The fun begins Friday night with the Main Street Barbecue. Smoked beef, pork and turkey will be served along with ...

How the candidates fared in Hamilton County

Nearly 17 percent of Hamilton County registered voters cast ballots in Tuesday's Primary Election. According unofficial election results, 1,627 ballots were cast at the eight precincts around the county. Nine-hundred twenty-three Republican ballots were submitted and 698 Democratic ballots ...

Warwick wins Republican nomination for treasurer

Judy Warwick defeated fellow county treasurer's office employee Cheryl Westrum to secure the Republican nomination for Hamilton County treasurer. Incumbent Treasurer Joni Hilpipre is retiring at the end of 2018 and is not seeking re-election. Warwick received a total 515 votes, or 57.35 ...

Clean-up days set

Area residents will have an opportunity to clean up their properties and get rid of unwanted items Friday and Saturday as the City of Webster City hosts a clean-up, drop-off event at the Webster City Middle School. The event will be held Friday from noon until 4 p.m. and Saturday from 8 ...

Relay for Life goes on the road

The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Hamilton County will go on the road this year as the annual fundraiser will be held in Stanhope on Wednesday, June 20. The new venue will allow the Relay activities to coincide with Stanhope's Wednesday Night in the Park. Events get underway at ...

One dead in accident on north Duncombe curve

DUNCOMBE — A fiery crash left one person dead after two vehicles collided Monday afternoon east of Fort Dodge, according to Trooper Mark Anderson, of the Iowa State Patrol. The accident was reported shortly before 3 p.m., on the north Duncombe curve along 200th Street. Names of those ...

Council votes to join housing trust

An agreement that would help local homeowners who meet certain income requirements pay for upgrades like new roofs was approved by the Webster City City Council Monday. The council voted unanimously to join a regional housing trust fund that includes Hamilton and Webster counties. That ...