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Financial Literacy Council to hold informational meetings

The Financial Literacy Council of Greater Hamilton County (FLCGHC) will be holding informational meetings on the Availa Kares College Savings Program throughout the month of April for families with students completing Kindergarten in Hamilton County this spring. Information was sent home with ...

Money Smart Week returns

Money Smart Week, March 30–April 6, is bringing back some popular events in Hamilton County and introducing some new events as well. Money Smart Week is sponsored annually by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago to remind Americans that we’re never done learning and improving financial ...

Van Diest Medical Center and Iowa Donor Network inspire Iowa to donate life

Van Diest Medical Center is joining with Iowa Donor Network to Inspire Iowa to Donate Life during National Donate Life Month this April. Throughout Donate Life Month we celebrate transplant recipients who have been given a new life, we shine light on the many more who are still waiting, and ...

Rough winter, rough ride

Drivers who unsuspectingly run over a pothole with their vehicle might wind up with bent rims and damaged tires. But often, the damage will be harder to see, yet still necessary to fix, according to Michael Janson, service manager at Gerber Auto Care. “We haven’t seen much, really ...

Fresh look at the coffee shop

After closing its doors for a week of renovation, the Mornin’ Glory coffee shop is open again with a fresh new look. Owners Shawn and Laura Anderson said the construction was needed to replace aging floors, and provide more space in the kitchen. One thing that hasn’t disappeared is ...

2019 Assessments are coming

The Hamilton County Assessor’s Office will mail assessment notices to all Hamilton County property owners on April 1, 2019 informing them of the January 1, 2019 assessment. The 2019 assessment contained in the notification is the gross assessment and will include qualifying exemptions and ...

A story of care and compassion

There were tears and cheers Wednesday morning as members of the Van Diest Medical Center staff and administration gathered for the presentation of the monthly CARES Award. The CARES Award is an employee recognition program at the hospital. “It’s aimed at capturing those incredible ...

May 31 set as last day of school at Northeast Hamilton

BLAIRSBURG — The last day of school this year for Northeast Hamilton Elementary students will be May 31. That was the action taken at Tuesday's meeting by the NEH school board which approved the change to the school calendar in order to accommodate the many snow days declared this winter. ...

Bridge to close Monday

 On Monday, April 1, 2019, the Dubuque (Bank) Street Bridge will close to through traffic for construction activities, to allow Peterson Contractors, Inc. to replace portions of the abutment walls and the concrete approaches to the bridge. The construction activities are scheduled to be ...

Crimestoppers offers new tip methods

Beginning April 1, Hamilton County citizens will have new ways to submit anonymous tips to local law enforcement. Hamilton County Crimestoppers has partnered with Anderson Software to utilize their latest anonymous tip acquisition and management solution called P3 Intel. This new crime tip ...

Remodeling continues at former WC clinic

Work is progressing at the former Webster City Medical Clinic building which will soon become home to a campus of health and mental health agencies. Board of Supervisors Chairman Doug Bailey said remodeling work is continuing. “We have hopefully a state fire marshall inspection ...

Supervisors adopt resolution opposing heavier trucking loads

The Hamilton County Board of Supervisors Tuesday unanimously adopted a resolution opposing Iowa Senate Study Bill 1045 and Senate File 184, which if approved could allow trucks carrying more than a hundred thousand pounds to use most roads and bridges across Iowa. County Engineer Nicole ...

Open house to look for input on Downtown Plan, Parks and Rec Master Plan

What do residents love most about Webster City and what do they want to see improved in the downtown and city parks? Local residents will have a chance to share input on those topics at an open house Friday, March 29, at Fuller Hall Recreation Center, from 6 to 8 pm. The City of Webster ...

Section of trail closed

Officials with the City of Webster City on Tuesday announced that due to damage that has occurred from the recent flooding, the Boone River Trail from North Des Moines Street to White Fox Road is closed until repairs can be made.

Major disaster declaration approved for 56 counties

Gov. Kim Reynolds on Saturday received notification that President Donald Trump has granted her request for an expedited Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for 56 counties. It includes Webster and Hamilton counties, which have been severely impacted by recent flooding. The declaration ...

Interviews set for WCHS principal position

Candidates for the position of Webster City High School principal will be interviewed this week, according to Dr. Mandy Ross, school superintendent. Ross told the school board Monday night that five candidates will face the panel of interviewers. “We’ll have about 37 people involved ...

Williams pleads guilty to attempted murder

FORT DODGE —Phillip Williams, of Lafayette, Indiana, pleaded guilty on Monday in Webster County District Court to attempted murder, abuse of a human corpse and accessory after the fact. He was originally charged with first-degree murder in the killing of Jessica Gomez, 26, of Fort ...

Be prepared:  It’s Severe Weather Awareness Week

Sheriff Doug Timmons remembers when a tornado tore through Stratford in November 2005. “I was walking down to the Stratford fire station and watched it come up out of the river valley,” Timmons said. November tornados may be uncommon, but the season for dangerous storms is just ...

EHCF installs officers

The Enhance Hamilton County Foundation (EHCF) promotes charitable giving, connecting donors with causes they care about and providing leadership on important community issues and is a local organization with an advisory board made up of local people who are passionate about the future of the ...

School board to meet tonight

The Webster City Community school board will meet Monday at 6 p.m. at the school administration building, 820 Des Moines St. The board will recognize the achievements of the WCTV group at the start of the meeting. A presentation on the conditions for learning will be given and board ...