Local News

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 ...

Candidates share positions

Hamilton County Democrats had an opportunity to hear from all of the candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for governor and the 4th District Congressional seat Tuesday night at the soup supper held at the Webster City Middle School. A local resident also announced a bid for county ...

Hawkins, McKinney and Welch re-elected

Three members of the City Council of Webster City were re-elected Tuesday night during the general election. John Hawkins, Matt McKinney and Logan Welch, all three incumbents sought another term in office. Of the 4,633 registered voters in Webster City, 323 ballots, 6.97 percent of ...

History up close

Conical and linear burial mounds sit atop Skillet Creek in Webster County. In an effort to explore the sacred grounds and educate the public, Hamilton and Webster County Conservation will be holding a joint program this Saturday. Individuals will have an opportunity to night hike to the ...

Counting their chickens

Webster City youngsters spent Monday morning counting “chickens” with Iowa Public Television Education Coordinator Trista Peitzman. Peitzman visited the Webster City Head Start program as a part of IPTV’s Ready for School project tour. She spoke with kids about math education and the ...

Property purchase approved by council

A land purchase agreement with Shiva Real Estate, LLC, Subash Sahai Trust and Anil Sahai Family Trust was approved by the Webster City City Council Monday evening. The measure was approved in a roll call vote with Councilman Jim Talbot voting no. “Not at this time,” Talbot ...

Council tables agreement

The City Council of Webster City Monday night tabled a motion for an extension of a an agreement between the City of Webster City and Marty and Nathaniel Parkhill. “The Parkhills are asking for an extension to be able to move forward with the project they have outlined of moving the home ...

Blood drive is Thursday

A community blood drive will be held Thursday, Nov. 9 from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church gym, 1000 Des Moines St. To schedule an appointment online, visit www.lifeservebloodcenter.org or call 1-800-287-4903. The drive is sponsored by Van Diest Medical Center ...

Polls open from noon to 8 p.m. today

It’s Election Day across the U.S. In Hamilton County, voters will head to the polls to elect officials to city councils as well as other boards and commissions. Polls are open today from noon to 8 p.m. Polling sites around the county are as follows: • Blairsburg: City Hall, 516 ...

Honoring local Veterans

In honor of Veteran’s Day this Saturday, Nov. 11, a number of observances and services will be held throughout Hamilton County this week. Webster City • A Veterans Day program will be held at the Webster City Middle School in the multi-purpose room on Friday, Nov. 10 from 10:30 a.m. to ...

Public hearings on council agenda tonight

A public hearing on the proposed sale of lots in the Brewer Creek Estates 5th and 6th Additions will be held tonight at 6 p.m. during the city council meeting. The council may approve a resolution providing for the sale of lots in Brewer Creek 5th and 6th Additions. A public hearing ...