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Food, fellowship and fun

Fuller Hall was brimming with chatter, laughter and friends Wednesday afternoon, not to mention a full Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings. The event was the annual senior citizens potluck, hosted by Fuller Hall and Crestview Nursing and Rehabilitation. “We started this in 1982 ...

NEH School Board hears reorganization update

BLAIRSBURG — Webster City Superintendent Dr. Amanda Ross presented a reorganization update to the Northeast Hamilton School Board at its regular meeting on Tuesday in Blairsburg. Ross told the board that Webster City school administrators, financial office personnel and NEH ...

WC Police, Crimestoppers warn of scams

The Webster City Police Department and Hamilton County Crimestoppers issued a reminder to area residents that not everyone is out to make your holidays joyful. Lately there have been many reports of scams throughout the country and Webster City residents have not been exempt from them, ...

Local business to host Artisan Market

A first-of-its-kind artisan market is coming to Webster City on Saturday. Stony Creek Landscapes will open its doors to display the works of four local artists on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., according to Sherry Adams, co-owner of the business The artists include Gail Boothe, Jill ...

The spirit of giving back

STRATFORD — The Enhance Hamilton County Foundation celebrated the power of giving back and the impact that it is positively making throughout Hamilton County at their 3rdAnnual Night of Philanthropy on Nov. 13 at the Backcountry Winery in Stratford. More than 60 people were in ...

Just add water … and pills

On the exterior, it looks like just a simple sealed, plastic bag. But this simple-looking bag is actually a new tool meant to help combat prescription drug abuse in Webster County and across Iowa. Ben Rasmussen, a prevention specialist with Community and Family Resources, and a member of the ...

Sokolowski was victim of domestic abuse

An autopsy, along with information offered by people who knew her, revealed that Andrea Sokolowski was a victim of domestic violence for at least a year and a half prior to her death. A protective order was in effect at the time of her death, according to the criminal complaint filed with ...

Ideas for better ice fishing

There are a few concepts for ice-fishing that are really good starting points. If you’ll practice these concepts, with minor revisions every time out, you'll be more successful on the ice this ice-fishing season. In any type of fishing, you need to fish where the fish are. We keep on ...

City Council approves TIF appropriations

A developer planning two apartment buildings and other housing east of Van Diest Medical Center may receive up to $2 million in financial assistance from Webster City. That money for developer Kenyon Hill Ridge LLC would come from tax increment financing, which occurs when increased property ...

Stony Creek Landscapes to design city signs

Multi-colored signs featuring the new WC logo will soon greet people entering Webster City from the south, east and west. The City Council on Monday hired Stony Creek Landscapes Inc., of Webster City, to make three new community entrance signs at a cost of $17,689.50. The four-by-eight-foot ...

Christmas in the City

Area residents turned out Sunday afternoon, despite the brisk temperatures for the Webster City Chamber of Commerce’s annual Christmas in the City event. The afternoon offered shoppers a jump start on holiday shopping as well as entertainment, food and crafts downtown. And of course, Santa ...

Ribbon cutting held at Tex Trail

Members of the Chamber of Commerce gathered Friday morning to help officially open Tex Trail Trailer Parts, located on West Second St. in the former Beam Industries building. Pictured are Mark Ferguson, Jim Kumm, Quintin Rottering, Doug Johnson, Randy Dahlhauser, plant manager, Dawn Scott, ...

Donation to UDMO

WCF Financial Bank in Webster City donated over 150 non-perishable food items to the Upper Des Moines Opportunity and WCF in Independence raised and donated $80 to their local food pantry. WCF Financial Bank also donated 71 winter items for their Coats for Kids Program in October.

VeroBlue files for Chapter 11 with $100M in debt, sues top management

VeroBlue Farms, which promised to make fish a leading commodity in this landlocked Hamilton County town, has filed for Chapter 11 in federal bankruptcy court, disclosing that it is drowning in more than $100 million debt, most of which is unsecured. VBF, according to its bankruptcy petition, ...

Webster City Hy-Vee Store to add Fast and Fresh Express

WEBSTER CITY —A new addition is coming to the Webster City Hy-Vee Store. Ground work and construction of a new Fast and Fresh Express store is just beginning to the east of the Hy-Vee Food Store. “They tell me we’ll be ready to open Jan. 5 or 6,” said Jon Johnson, store ...

Christmas in the City set for Sunday

Christmas in the City will be held Sunday afternoon, and the predicted snow flurries in the next few days might just set the mood for the Chamber of Commerce shopping event and tree lighting. The day begins with a free children's movie at the Webster Theater beginning at 11 a.m. The movie ...

Iowa Central to buy Budget Host site

FORT DODGE — The former Budget Host Inn property in Fort Dodge is being purchased by Iowa Central Community College, which has land right next to it. The college is buying the property at the corner of Kenyon Road and U.S. Highway 169 from Joseph D. McMahon Jr. and Tamara McMahon, of ...

ISP offers tips for safe winter driving

The weather is getting colder, and with it, the potential for snowfall is increasing every day. And to help prevent people from getting into accidents and getting stranded, the Iowa State Patrol is offering advice on how to stay safe should snowy weather make an appearance. The ISP said ...

Arrest made in Webster City death

An arrest has been made in connection with the death of woman that occurred in Webster City Sept. 22. Zachary Nelson Bassett, 32, was arrested Wednesday in St. Joseph, Missouri, on a charge of murder in the first degree in the death of Andrea Sokolowski, 50, according to the Iowa ...

Angel Tree returns

Children across Hamilton County are dreaming of Christmas and the promise of what Santa will bring. HERO – Help Entertain and Restore Organization — and the Webster City Rotary Club hope to make those dreams come true for hundreds of area children. The two groups are sponsoring the ...