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Queen Kamry, King Isaac to reign over homecoming

Isaac Bernard and Kamry Dawson were crowned the 2018 Webster City High School homecoming king and queen Thursday night during the Boom Night festivities held in the Prem Sahai Auditorium at the high school.

Library implements unattended child policy

Beginning Nov. 1, a new Unattended Children Policy will go into affect at the Kendall Young Library. The new policy was created when the library staff began revising their Patron Conduct Policy and realized that the current statement about leaving children unattended should be expanded. ...

Delving into career pathways

Iowa Central Community College offers the Career Academy in Eagle Grove for area high school students to attend in order to save for college in the long term. Programs that are offered as of now include industrial mechanics/ machinist, business, health, engineering technology, welding ...

Trustees hear reports on OB, former clinic building

Just two more babies are scheduled to be delivered at Van Diest Medical Center's Family Birth Place before the unit is scheduled to close on Oct. 12. VDMC Chief Executive Officer Lisa Ridge told the Board of Trustees Tuesday night that plans are on track for the closing of the unit. The ...

WCCT previews improved hearing system at theatre

Patrons who have experienced hearing loss are invited to a demonstration of the newly installed Hearing Loop at Webster City Community Theatre on Sunday at 2 p.m. Theatre officials said the Hearing Loop provides a wireless transmission of sound to hearing aids equipped with a telecoil. A ...

Shedding light on growing problem

Human trafficking is a $150 billion dollar industry worldwide which consists of 40.3 million victims being trafficked on a global scale, according to the The International Labor Organization, with hundreds of thousands of those victims coming from the United States alone. Kevin Schwendinger, ...

WCTV celebrates its 20th season

WCTV has been a staple of the Webster City High School for the past 20 years, ever since its inception in December 1999. The show has seen a lot of progression over the years, according to Mark Murphy, the technical advisor for all 20 seasons. It all began when a principal handed over the ...

Supervisors proclaim National Voter Regstration Month

The Hamilton County Board of Supervisors Tuesday proclaimed September 2018 as National Voter Registration Monday and Tuesday in particular as National Voter Registration Day “We are encouraging all eligible citizens to exercise their right to vote on election day,” said Kim Schaa, ...

Rootin’ tootin’ shootin’ event returns

“Cowboys and Cowgirls Rootin’ Tootin’ Good Time Shootin’” event returns to Boone Valley Izaak Walton Park on Sept. 29. The Ikes will host the event with proceeds going towards hunter’s safety courses, Pheasants Forever, outdoor fishing events, preservation of their cowboy town, and ...

‘It’s going to be a crisis’

With the Prestage Foods of Iowa processing plant scheduled to open this fall in Wright County, the need for child care for the anticipated influx of families is an urgent concern, according to at least one agency. “Right now, every child care center in Hamilton, Humboldt and Wright county ...

MDA Fareway Golf Classic raises more than $148,000 for MDA of Iowa

DES MOINES — Fareway Stores Inc. recently partnered with the Muscular Dystrophy Association to host the 8th Annual MDA Fareway Golf Classic at Beaver Creek Golf Club in Grimes. The event raised over $148,000 for MDA of Iowa, making it the best year for the golf tournament. Funds ...

Classic car show benefits trip to youth conference

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church hosted its annual car show Sunday afternoon, while songs from the 50’s and 60’s eras wafted from the speakers. Students served food to the audience gathered to admire the automotive classics on display on Des Moines St. The car show has been an annual ...

Hubbell talks health care, education in Webster City stop

Businessman Fred Hubbell, Democratic candidate for Iowa governor, made a campaign stop in Webster City Saturday afternoon. He talked about health care, education, the state budget and a variety of other issues. “I can't stand by any longer and watch our state get run into the ground by ...

RSVP develops new program on opioid abuse prevention

RSVP volunteers received training this week to bring awareness of the dangers of opioid misuse and abuse. The program is called SPAN the Generations (Seniors Preventing Addiction to Narcotics) and is sponsored by Central Iowa RSVP. Presentations on opioid abuse prevention will be given ...

HUGS to meet Wednesday

Humans Understanding Grief will meet Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the Second Street Emporium. For more information, call (515) 570-5266.

Williams Lions elect new officers

WILLIAMS — The Williams Lions Club recently elected and installed new officers for 2018-2019. Elected were, from the left, Bob Keane, treasurer, Harli Schutt, secretary and Charlene Burton, president. District 9NC District Governor Kristin Buehner, far right, installed the new officers.

JEAN MARIE BERGER

Jean Berger, 80, Webster City died Sept. 18, 2018. A Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 29, at Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Burial is in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Duncombe. Visitation is Friday, 4:30-6:30 p.m. with a 4 p.m. Rosary and 6:30 p.m. Scripture ...

Raising awareness of suicide among the elderly

Suicide is a not only a topic of concern for youths, but something that impacts senior citizens as well. Jodi Harms, from Van Diest Medical Center’s Senior Life Solutions, discussed suicide and how it affects the elderly during a program offered at Kendall Young Library on Thursday. The ...

New dog boarding facility will welcome your canine kin

Justis and Easton Burgin are the newly married co-owners of The Paw Print Pad LLC, which is a new business in Webster City that aims to help owners pamper their pooch. Located at 2600 Aldrich Dr., behind the AmericInn, Justis Burgin runs the day-to-day operations. That includes preparing ...

A hospital hero

A Webster City physician has been named one of 10 Iowa Hospital Association Hospital Heroes at a ceremony held at Van Diest Medical Center Wednesday afternoon. Subhash Sahai, M.D. was recognized by VDMC Chief Executive Officer Lisa Ridge at the ceremony that was attended by many hospital ...