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Affordable Care Act premiums headed up in Iowa

The open enrollment period for getting health insurance under the programs created by the Affordable Care Act - popularly known as Obamacare - begins Nov. 1 and runs through January 2017. That's the good news for uninsured Iowans.But the cost of the insurance obtained through this system will ...

Trick or treat schedule

Today's the day for trick-or-treating in Webster City.Merchants in downtown Webster City will offer treats to little costumed folks from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. today. Look for the "Trick-Or-Treat" poster in the business window to see those participating.Kids can also stop by Southfield Wellness ...

A sneak peek

Donors and community leaders had an opportunity to tour the new Adele and Dean Bowden Youth and Family Clinic Thursday afternoon. The new clinic building will be operated by Youth and Shelter Services of Hamilton County and wil offer counseling and therapy services to children and families in ...

Jewell man still missing, search efforts underway

BOONE?- After being reported missing nearly two weeks ago, the whereabouts of a Jewell man are still unknown.Jesse Leopold, 23, was last seen leaving his place of employment in Jewell on Oct. 13. According to his father, Jerry Leopold of Boone, Jesse had told his supervisor he was going to go ...

Pence touts Trump in FD

Donald Trump "embodies the American spirit," Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence told a cheering crowd in Fort Dodge Thursday afternoon."You have nominated a man for president who never quits, who never backs down," the Indiana governor said of Trump."Donald Trump just gets it," ...

Applications welcome

The Enhance Hamilton County Foundation has announced the start of their 2017 grant cycle. Applications will be due on or before Dec. 31. Grant money will be awarded to selected applicants in March of 2017. Grant applications and details for review can be found online at the Enhance Hamilton ...

Downtown revitalization

Want to provide input about the look and image of downtown Webster City? Come out to the Webster City Middle School tonight at 5:30 p.m. and discuss your ideas with members of the Iowa Architectural Foundation.Ten members of the Iowa Architectural Foundation will be in Webster City to conduct a ...

Authorities search for robbery suspect

Webster and Hamilton County authorities have been called after a man armed with a machete is reported to have robbed Duncombe Gas & Grocery. Suspect may be driving an Isuzu with one headlight dimmer than the other.

Casting ballots

Although the Nov. 8 general election is still 13 days away, Hamilton County residents have already started the voting process. Early voting began Thursday, Sept. 29 and will continue through Monday, Nov. 7 at 5 p.m.As of Monday, 625 people have voted at the Hamilton County Courthouse and 1,464 ...

No hearsin’ around

Swamp ladies, grim reapers, and skeletons are a few of Charlene Worrick's favorite things. The Webster City resident's love of Halloween has led to bigger and bolder Halloween decorations at her home on Apple Avenue.Worrick started small with yard decorations nine years ago."I would do the ...

Grant session set for Nov. 2

The Webster City Hotel/Motel Tax Board will hold a mandatory grant training session for wishing to seek funds from the board.The training will be held Wednesday, Nov. 2, at City Hall beginning at 7 p.m. All applicants must attend to have their request considered for funding.Grant applications ...

Book sale begins Thursday

Calling all bookworms: this fall's Friends of the Library Book Sale will feature more titles than ever before. The three-day event at Kendall Young Library promises page-turners for all ages and interests.The fall sale begins Thursday. Friends of the Library members can peruse the stacks of ...

WCTV students present to board

Three Webster City High School students spoke to the Webster City School Board Monday night about their involvement with WCTV, the Webster City High School television program.This year, there are ten students involved with WCTV. Junior Katie Greenfield, WCTV student director, senior Erin ...

Relay for Life kickoff

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Hamilton County Event Leadership Team is hosting an open meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 5:30 p.m. at the Second Street Emporium in Webster City to share with residents the importance of Relay For Life and to encourage community participation.Cancer ...

King tours Van Diest Supply

Fourth District U.S. Rep. Steve King, visited Van Diest Supply Company in Webster City Friday afternoon, and toured several of the company's production buildings.Van Diest Supply Company, a family-owned company founded by Bob Van Diest in 1956, distributes and manufactures agricultural ...

Maker Space proposed

At the monthly meeting of the Northeast Hamilton School Board, Superintendent Mike Sherwood reported that NEH's certified enrollment is holding steady with 195.3 students as of Oct. 1 - an increase over last year's 193 students."Anytime you keep the enrollment stable or growing is good news for ...

Ladies Night Out

Area women turned out for evening of fun, shopping and dining Thursday for Ladies Night Out.