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$56,401 in grants approved

Recommendations from the Hotel/Motel Tax board for funding of local projects were heard by the City Council of Webster City Monday night.After much consideration and discussion the council approved the recommendations from the H/M Tax Board with an amendment of an added $2,000 to the WCCT for ...

Traveling to Tanzania

Njombe is a district in Tanzania that is not well-known to much of the population here in the United States. Njombe has an estimated population of 85,747 according to the National Bureau of Statistics Tanzania website. For the next three weeks, the population of Njombe will grow by 12.Trinity ...

Legion to hold prayer vigil for fallen officers

A prayer vigil to honor the law enforcement officers who were killed in Baton Rouge and Dallas last week will be held Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. at the City Hall Plaza in Webster City, according to 8th District American Legion Commander Marvin Carr.Carr said that local police, sheriff's ...

Thousands attend Watermelon Day

Delightfully cool temperatures and a clear, sunny sky brought thousands to Stanhope Saturday to celebrate the 59th annual Watermelon Day. Headquarters for the event was the town park, where there were plenty of kiddie activities, good food, a slow-pitch softball tournament, Bingo games, plenty ...

Wild West tales this Saturday

William Cody was known as many things. A Pony Express Rider, an Army scout, a buffalo hunter, and the founder of Buffalo Bill's Wild West show. The Iowa native, better known as "Buffalo Bill" was born near LeClaire, Iowa in Scott County.Humanities Iowa Presenter Roy R. Behrens will be sharing ...

Hamilton County Fair time is here

The Hamilton County Fairgrounds have been a buzz with activities these past few days as volunteers get ready for the launch of the 2016 Hamilton County Fair this week.This year's theme is "Our Roots Run Deep Ribbons, Rides and Racing"Sunday, 4- H clubs began setting up booths and the Clover ...

City Council meets tonight

Recommendations from the Hotel/Motel Tax board for funding of local projects are on the Webster City City Council agenda for tonight.A motion to accept the resignation of Fire Chief John Conyn is on the agenda for possible council approval.The council will be discussing a nuisance property ...

Gotta catch’em all

A popular smart phone application game is sweeping the nation and picking up steam in Webster City. Local residents are perusing the parks, post office, community theatre, Fuller Hall, and area churches to catch as many Pokemon as possible.Pokemon Go is a free app that can be downloaded on any ...

Art event returns

The Sixth Annual Arts R Alive Sculpture and Street Painting Event will again be held at West Twin Park in Webster City.This year, street painting will take place on July 29 and 30 in the 1100 Block of Seneca Street. The Sculpture Event will be Aug. 3 and 4 in West Twin park located at the ...

“Find Your Adventure”

Watermelon is 92 percent water according to watermelon.org. It is also the most-consumed melon in the United States. On Saturday, watermelon by the truckload will be served free of charge at the 59th Annual Watermelon Day in Stanhope.This year's theme is "Find Your Adventure"."It's a good ...

Conyn is new Spencer FD chief

Webster City Fire Chief John Conyn has accepted a job with the Spencer Fire Department as the head of the fire department.The Spencer City Council approved his hiring in a Tuesday special meeting. Conyn will replace current Spencer Fire Department Chief Doug Duncan. His last day in Webster City ...

Recipes help achieve goals

Cathy McGuire has a passion for cooking and baking. McGuire, 58, a Friends Forever Social Education Center member, is aspiring to achieve a newly set goal: create a recipe.McGuire holds a cooking demonstration activity group twice each month with other Friends Forever members.McGuire also bakes ...

Hicok enters Hamilton Co. sheriff race

A Webster City man has announced he is a candidate for Hamilton County sheriff in the November general election.Rod Hicok will be on the ballot as an independent candidate. He'll face Doug Timmons of Stratford who won the Republican primary election held in June.Hicok said he brings 35 years ...

Police ID man found unresponsive in Dayton

DAYTON - The man found dead at the Dayton Community Center Monday evening has been identified as a Dayton City Council member.Claire LeRoy Williamson Jr., 76, of Dayton, was found unconscious and unresponsive in the community center gym at about 6 p.m., according to Dayton Police Chief Nick ...

Abracadabra

Children of all ages spent Monday night watching magician Rick Eugene perform at Kendall Young Library.Eugene made red balls and rope disappear, sought volunteers from the audience for card tricks, and even got some of the adults in attendance involved in the fun.Eugene said that he gets his ...

Conyn top candidate for NW Iowa job

Webster City Fire Chief John Conyn is the leading candidate for a position with the Spencer Fire Department, pending Spencer City Council approval tonight.According to The Spencer Daily Reporter, Conyn is expected to be hired to replace current Spencer Fire Department Chief Doug Duncan.Webster ...

School board OKs bus bid

A new, 84-passenger school bus will soon be joining the fleet at Webster City Schools, following action taken by the school board Monday night.Superintendent Mike Sherwood said just one bus bid was received from School Bus Sales of Waterloo. The cost for the bus is $98, 373. Sherwood said it ...