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Public meetings

Monday-?City Council of Webster City, 5:30 p.m. at City Hall council chambers. Monday - Webster City School Board, 6 p.m. School administration building, board room. Tuesday - Van Diest Medical Center Board of Trustees, 7 p.m. Van Diest Family Health Clinic board room.

Legion holds fundraiser

The American Legion Webster City Post 191 held the 2017 Hawkeye Boys State Benefit dinner Wednesday night at the Webster City Middle School. The event was held to help raise funds for future young men to attend Hawkeye Boys State.Featured speakers at the 2016 Hawkeye Boys State included ...

Benefit planned for Jass family

A benefit dinner is planned for Dr. Morgan Pommrehn-Jass on Aug. 27 at 5 p.m. at the Webster City Middle School. Pommrehn-Jass is the wife of Webster City High School industrial technology teacher and tennis coach Ben Jass. She is battling non-Hodgkin lymphoma.Brian Miller of Webster City is ...

Iowa Central bond request to voters

FORT?DODGE?- The Iowa Central Community College Board of Directors approved a resolution Monday night asking the voters to approve a $29.5 million general obligation bond.The referendum for District 5, which includes Webster, Humboldt, Greene, Wright, Hamilton, Pocahontas, Calhoun, Buena Vista ...

Supervisors voice support for processing plant

The Hamilton County Supervisors weighed in on the proposed plan to bring the Prestage Farms pork processing plant to Wright County, citing the potential for jobs and growth that could spill into Hamilton County.The supervisors commented on the proposal following their regular meeting Tuesday ...

New faces

The 2016-2017 school year is fast approaching. This August students throughout the Webster City Community School District will be seeing new faces at each school.Richard Balkenende, Fort Dodge, will be teaching 7th and 8th grade Pathways Lab at Webster City Middle School. Balkenende is ...

Meet, greet planned

Webster City residents will have an opportunity to meet several of the candidates for the city manager position Sunday.A meet and greet event will be held Sunday in the City Council chambers from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Five of the six finalists will be on hand to talk with those attending.The City ...

WC man dies in crash

A Webster City man died in a motorcycle accident Monday morning after police said he was speeding away from an officer.Avery Jackson, 21, of Webster City, was pronounced dead at the scene.Fort Dodge Police Chief Kevin Doty said Sgt. Dan Charlson was on patrol in the area of Seventh Avenue North ...

Pop-up bakery to visit

Delectable goodies. Cookies. Pastries. These are not items one would expect to find at a massage and health business. Expect the unexpected this Thursday.Gabby's Bakery & Bistro will be holding a pop-up store at the Future of Health Massage, 1703 Superior St., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The ...

Citizens share thoughts, concerns

The City Council of Webster City held a public meeting and hosted a Town Hall session Monday evening at the Webster City High School to address concerns and update the public. An estimated 30 individuals were in attendance.During the public meeting, the council approved a resolution to set Aug. ...

Global outreach

"It was a treasure of a lifetime - an absolutely, breathtaking experience."That is how Mitch McGonigal of Hubbard described her recent ten day mission trip with POET to Sultan Hamud, Kenya.From May 26 to June 6, 22 POET employees and family members from South Dakota, Minnesota, Kansas, Iowa, ...

Town Hall tonight

The City Council Town Hall meeting will take place tonight at the Webster City High School at 6 p.m.The meeting will be held in the north lobby of the school at the Bank Street entrance.A public meeting will be held before the town hall meeting to possibly approve a resolution concerning a set ...

Emerging Journalist Award received

Cinestie Olson, 16, has been involved with the year book at Webster City High School since freshman year. Her hard work over the past two years has already paid off."I started taking pictures before high school," Olson said. "I'm not really sure what got me into it."Olson received recognition ...

Life Flight on display

WILLIAMS - Over 30 Hamilton County residents attended August's S.A.L.T. program on Thursday at the Williams Community Center where the highlight of the event was the touchdown of the Unity Point Health Life Flight helicopter."The primary goal of the Life Flight helicopter is to immediately ...

Stratford woman involved in fatal crash

WEST DES MOINES - A Stratford woman was involved in a Wednesday afternoon crash in Dallas County in which a West Des Moines police officer was killed.The Iowa State Patrol identified her as Jeanette R. Keifer, 38.Troopers identified the police officer as Shawn G. Miller, 47, of West Des ...

Farmers market open Saturday

The Webster City Farmers Market will be open for business on Saturday at the Wilson Brewer Park at the corner of Superior and Ohio Streets.The market is open from 8 to 11 a.m. each Saturday through October.Vendors interested in selling home-grown, handcrafted or home-baked items are invited to ...

Art appreciation

A large crowd came out for the sixth annual Arts R Alive Sculpture Event Wednesday night at West Twin Park."The event is going very well. We have a nice crowd," said Arts R Alive board member Janet Adams. "We were afraid the heat would keep people away but it hasn't."Attendees admired the eight ...

Town Hall meeting planned

The next City Council Town Hall meeting will be Monday, Aug. 8 at the Webster City High School at 6 p.m.The meeting will be held in the north lobby of the school.The City Council of Webster City will share the progress they are making on city projects and the new City Manager search.Questions ...