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A splash of color

Whimsical, colorful paintings, like the one above for Kendall Young Library, decorate a block of Seneca Street in anticipation of the Arts R Alive Sculpture event set for Wednesday and Thursday in West Twin Park from 6 to 8 p.m.

Area residents invited to National Night Out

Hamilton County residents are invited to take part in the upcoming National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. at West Twin Park. The event celebrates police and community partnerships, according to Sheriff Doug Timmons, one of the organizers. Timmons said the National Night Out ...

Desiring the Arts

Talent from all over the country, from professionals to students will be featured in a festival of music, visual arts and performance at the fourth annual Desiring The Arts this week. The show begins Thursday with a Night of Gershwin and American Standards, and continues through Sunday at ...

Sculpture event begins this week

Artists from all over the midwest will have works on display this week as Webster City one again hosts the Arts R Alive sculpture event. Arts R Alive Chairperson Janet Adams said artists from Minnesota, Missouri, Colorado, Wisconsin and Iowa will display their sculptures in Webster City’s ...

Leeper’s Legacy Ride is Saturday

Organizers have announced that the fourth annual Leeper’s Legacy Memorial Ride has been scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 4. The event is held in memory of Jorden Leeper, a Webster City High School student who died in an auto accident in February 2015. All proceeds from the ride will go to the ...

NEH to purchase new school bus

The Northeast Hamilton School Board approved the purchase of a new 72-passenger bus at its regular meeting Thursday night in Blairsburg. The board received two bids for consideration, reported Superintendent Mike Kruger. The new bus will replace two older vehicles in the district's fleet. ...

Naig lends a hand

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig stopped by the Hamilton County Fair Saturday and gave the Cattleman’s Association a hand carving prime rib for the evening meal. Naig visited many of the exhibits, greeted fairgoers and stopped by the Ed Prince Stage to say a few words during ...

Candidates at the Fair

Governor Kim Reynolds visited the Hamilton County fair recently. The governor greeted many fair visitors and exhibitors. With her on the walk around were Hamilton County Republican candidates. Pictured with Reynolds are treasurer candidate Judy Warwick, supervisor candidate Rick Young and ...

A day at the fair

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds arrived hungry at the Hamilton County Fair Thursday afternoon, her busy schedule having left no time for a proper lunch. “I skipped lunch,” she said. “We’re going to have to eat something.” The fair offered many tempting selections. “I’m going to ...

Queen McKenna to reign

McKenna Mitchell of Webster City was crowned the 2018 Hamilton County Fair Queen Thursday night during a coronation ceremony held at the fairgrounds grandstand. Mitchell is the 18-year-old daughter of Ted and Janet Mitchell. She is a 2018 graduate of Webster City High School. Mitchell was ...

Family donates $100K to Wilson Brewer Park

The Wilson Brewer Historic Park Committee received a large donation Tuesday morning that officials say will help with upgrades and renovations planned for the Depot Museum. A $100,000 gift was given by Floyd Poole, on behalf of his aunt Mabel Raska and late uncle Verner Raska. The Raskas, ...

Bovines, Equines and Little Buckaroos

Floats, firetrucks, walkers and riders entertained crowds gathered along downtown Webster City Tuesday night for Hamilton County Fair Parade. The theme for this year’s fair is “Bovines, Equines and Little Buckeroos.” Businesses, 4-H Clubs, churches and civic groups were part of the ...

VDSC donates van to daycare

Riverview Early Childhood Center recently received the donation of a 15 passenger van by Van Diest Supply Company. Riverview officials said the donation will help to get children to and from activities in the community while they are at the center.

SOS donates defibrillator to WCPD

— Submitted photo Members of SOS — Serving our Servants — recently donated an automated external defibrillator (AED) to the Webster City Police Department. Above, Kristen Ruppel presents the unit to Chief Shiloh Mork.

Hamilton County Fair opens today

The Hamilton County Fair officially begins today and will feature the parade through downtown Webster City. The parade begins at 6 p.m. featuring the theme, “Bovines, Equines and Little Buckaroos.” Following the parade, the Farmer Challenge will take place in the show arena. The ...

Unoccupied house burns to the ground in rural Webster County

LEHIGH — An occupied house with no utilities burned to the ground in rural Webster County Monday afternoon. The house, located at 3070 Brushy Creek Road, was fully engulfed when volunteer firefighters arrived. No one was injured, Todd Bingham, Duncombe volunteer fire chief reported. ...

Annual Stanhope celebration welcomes large crowds

STANHOPE — Mother Nature smiled on Stanhope Saturday with cool, sunny and dry conditions for the 61st annual Watermelon Day. The celebration is part family reunion and part carnival, with plenty of simple, homegrown fun that’s all centered in the town park. A morning parade that ...

Wastewater plant to service Prestage is on track

EAGLE GROVE — A multi-million-dollar wastewater plant will be ready to service Prestage Foods of Iowa’s state-of-the-art pork plant by Nov. 1, according to Bryce Davis, Eagle Grove city administrator. Davis said city officials completed a walk-through of the wastewater facility last ...