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Ordained

It was a special day at Trinity Lutheran Church in Webster City on Sunday. Not only did the congregation welcome a new associate pastor, but also had the opportunity to witness her ordination. The Rev. Gina Sterk will serve Trinity in addition to South Enes Lutheran Church in Vincent and a ...

‘Love you to the moon and back’

Grab your mom, step-mom, aunt, grandma, or other special someone and join other mother-son combos for a night of making memories. Building Families is holding a Mother-Son dance this Friday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Fuller Hall, to support the Parent Connection Program and Prevent Child ...

School board to recognize wrestling, speech teams

The Webster City school board will recognize high school wrestlers and speech students Monday night during the regular board session at 6 p.m. at the School Administration Building, 820 Des Moines St. Both the wrestling team and the speech team fared well in recent state ...

A place for kids

The need for more childcare providers is so great, one group of agencies now offers cash bonuses for anyone who starts up an in-home childcare service. McKinley Bailey, executive director of Building Families, wants people to realize they can actually make good money watching kids at ...

Fire ignites in shed

WOOLSTOCK — A machine shed at a rural Hamilton County property was damaged by fire Thursday morning. No one was injured, and the structure is still standing. “It was more or less in the ceiling and walls,” said Woolstock Fire Chief Cory Anderson. The fire at 1921 Stagecoach Road ...

Monday meeting fun

Since November, Northeast Hamilton Elementary School students and staff begin their day in the school’s Media Center for the Morning Meeting. It’s more than just announcements or reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, although both are included in the day’s activity.  It is a chance for ...

Read Across America

Northeast Hamilton Elementary students celebrated Read Across America by honoring Theodor Geisel, who is better known as Dr. Seuss. 

NEH gets update on transition progress

Webster City School Superintendent Dr. Mandy Ross met with the Northeast Hamilton Elementary School teaching staff on Thursday morning in the school's Media Center.  As the date for reorganization draws closer, Ross has held meetings for the NEH staff to inform them of the progress of the ...

NEH parent teacher conferences set

Northeast Hamilton Parent/Teacher conferences will be held on Monday and Tuesday. Preschool through third grade conferences are scheduled appointments while the fourth through sixth grade conferences are held in round robin scheduling. The Scholastic Book Fair will be held in ...

Increased spring flooding risk for Plains and Upper Midwest

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — There is an increased risk of flooding along major rivers and their tributaries in parts of the Great Plains and Upper Midwest this spring due to unusually heavy snowfall over the winter and other factors, forecasters said Thursday. Towns and cities in an area stretching ...

Back to business

For the first time since June, the Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce held a quarterly coffee gathering Wednesday morning at Fuller Hall. Foster Funeral and Cremation Services served as the host for the event. Jen Peterman, chamber executive director, and Denise Smith, membership director, ...

WCHS student named National Merit finalist

Webster City High School Senior, Austin Lampman has been named a National Merit Scholarship finalist, an honor that about 15,000 or less than one percent of the U.S. graduating seniors can claim. Lampman, the son of Jeffrey and Amy Lampman, was notified last fall that he was one of the ...

EHCF awards more than $90K in grants

A total of $90,302.93 in grant funding was awarded Tuesday night by the Enhance Hamilton County Foundation during a celebration held at the Briggs Woods Conference Center. Darcy Swon, Development Director, said that 24 grant applications were received for the 2019 Grant Cycle with 17 of ...

NEH pays off financing for elementary building

BLAIRSBURG — The Northeast Hamilton School Board paid off the financing for its 2009 elementary school building at the Thursday night meeting. By a roll call vote, the district redeemed the remaining $445,000 on the $2.5 million general obligation funds financed through Bankers Trust ...

GOP elects new officers

— Submitted photo The Hamilton County Republicans Central Committee met recently at the Second Street Emporium for their regular meeting. Election of officers was held and they are pictured left to right: Linda Conaway, co chair, Donna Evans Secretary, Becky Kepler chair and Connie Evans ...

Sharing a book on a cold winter night

Parents and students at Sunset Heights Elementary braved the frigid temperatures Monday night to cozy up with some good books during the school’s Family Reading Night. The event featured the books “The Hat,” and “The Mitten.” There were also activities to do as a family and even ...

Firm hired to help with manager search

The Webster City Council approved the hiring of Callahan Municipal Consultants LLC Monday to help in the search for a city manager. The council approved the hiring at its regular meeting Monday on a 4-0 vote, with Councilman Brian Miller being absent. The city manager’s position has been ...

Police arrest Indianola man after chase

Webster City police arrested an Indianola man on several charges following a chase Monday afternoon. At approximately 4:36 p.m., officers were dispatched to True Value Hardware, located at 541 Second St., when a shoplifter was reported. While en route, the reporting party told police ...

Kramers to speak at KYL

Area residents will have an opportunity to learn more about the Amish during a program scheduled for Thursday, March 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Kendall Young Library Meeting Room. Don and Dianne Kramer of Dyersville will be doing a presentation titled “Our Neighbors, the Amish.” The ...

Community Health Needs Assessment underway

Officials with Hamilton County Public Health and Van Diest Medical Center have announced they will be conducting a Community Health Needs Assessment over the course of the next two to three months. Partnering to complete the work, this CHNA represents a collaborative, community-based approach ...