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Speaking to end suffering

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The first meeting of the Rotary After Hours organization was held Tuesday night at Maid Rite. Webster City native Dr. Maria (Reveiz) Filippone was the featured guest speaker.Filippone spoke about her recent medical mission to the Gaza Strip. Filippone is a physician and currently resides in Des ...

Kamrar Car Show returns

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KAMRAR - Hundreds of cars are expected to polished and shined and on display Sunday as Kamrar hosts its annual free car show, sponsored by Webster City Auto Center.The event is scheduled from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday with registration beginning at 9 a.m. All cars, trucks and motorcycles are ...

Marching orders

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Editor's Note: This article is part of a monthly series on the history of Webster City and Hamilton County written by local historian Nancy Kayser.On June 28, 1916 Webster City's Company C, 2nd Regiment, Iowa National Guard (ING), was mustered into Federal Service to serve in the "Mexican ...

Police Reports

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Jarone A. McIntosh, Webster City, was arrested on June 11 for domestic abuse assault.Jarone A. McIntosh, Webster City, was arrested on June 12 for violation of a no-contact order.Johnie D. Harlen, Clarion, was arrested on June 13 for driving while license suspended.Anthony W. Birkey, Webster ...

Closure

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LEHIGH - The body of a Dayton man was recovered in the Des Moines River by search teams Tuesday morning, according to Webster County Sheriff Jim Stubbs.Colin James Murphy, 23, was found at 9:58 a.m. just south of the Main Street bridge.He was found in the same vicinity where he was last seen ...

Missing woman found

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The driver of a vehicle found in the Boone River late Monday night was found safe on Tuesday morning.The Des Moines Police Department confirmed finding the missing person in Des Moines shortly before 10 a.m. on Tuesday morning, according to Hamilton County Sheriff Dennis Hagenson.The search ...

Joining of two clinics proceeds

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Aug. 1 is the official transition date for one of the biggest projects going on at Van Diest Medical Center - the joining of Webster City Medical Clinic with Van Diest Family Health Clinic.VDMC Chief Executive Officer said that while the project is huge, the transition is moving along. She said ...

Search goes on

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LEHIGH - Emergency response teams continued their search on the Des Moines River for a missing 23-year-old man from Dayton Monday.The man was last seen at 5:32 a.m. Sunday struggling in the water just south of the Main Street bridge in Lehigh, authorities said.The identity of the man is not ...

Service set for child

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A?4-year-old Elgin boy who died Friday as a result of an accidental shooting is the son of former Webster City resident, Nikita Choate.Jayden Jawan Choate is also the grandson of David and Marla Choate of Webster City, according to an online obituary posted at bomanfh.com.Graveside services for ...

Racing ahead

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Tim and Holly Mortenson are no strangers to revving engines and checkered flags. The Kamrar couple own Poplar Grove Speedway, a go-kart track outside of Kamrar.For 20 years the Mortensons', along with a number of volunteers, have been providing a dirt track for kids to learn and all ages to ...

Street closings OK’d

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The City Council of Webster City approved two street closure requests Monday night during the regular session at City Hall.The Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce's request to close Des Moines Street between Second Street and the Alley south of Second Street on Thursday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. ...

Police Reports

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On June 14, the Webster City Police Department was dispatched to Kum & Go on Superior Street for an accident in the parking lot. Upon arrival, Officer Delaney spoke with the driver of a 1999 Ford F350 who reportedly stated she had parked her vehicle and gone inside the store. When she ...

Hunter’s excellent adventure

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A Webster City teen just returned from a very special trip, thanks to the folks at Make A Wish Foundation Iowa.Hunter Moss, 16, and his family spent several days this month visiting Sesame Place, a theme park on the outskirts of Langhorne, Pennsylvania.Back in May during the Special Olympics ...

Search to continue Monday morning

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LEHIGH - A Dayton man is missing after last being seen in the Des Moines River in Lehigh early Sunday morning, Chief Deputy Rod Strait, of the Webster County Sheriff's Department, reported Sunday afternoon.The 23-year-old man was last seen swimming at 5:32 a.m. by a fisherman in the area, ...

Time to stock up

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Time tostock upEHCF?issuesfood pantrychallengeThe Enhance Hamilton County Foundation is issuing a "Stock Up For Summer" challenge to Hamilton County residents to raise money to assist local food pantries with increasing their inventory as they head into the heat of summer. Funds received on or ...

Council meets tonight

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The Webster City City Council will meet tonight at 5:30 p.m. at the Council Chambers.Two motions on request from the Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce and Arts R Alive Committee are on the agenda.The Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce is requesting closing Des Moines Street between ...

Stanley presents Dexter history

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Mulberry Center Church was filled to capacity Saturday afternoon with people curious to hear Rod Stanley, historian and former teacher, present a free history program about Bonnie and Clyde."It's an interesting story. I like to explain the details," said Stanley.Stanley spoke about the Barrow ...

Training part of grain bin rescue equipment donation

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The Woolstock Fire Department received life-saving grain bin rescue equipment through a donation from Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica). A grain bin rescue exercise followed Thursday to train firefighters in the use of the specialized equipment.The Woolstock Fire Department received ...

Grand opening set

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Darlene Johnson's Tax Service and Waddell & Reed Financial Advisors are having a grand opening celebration on June 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be door prizes, drawings, games and grilled food available. The location is 1724 Superior St. in Webster City.