News

WC man struck, killed by train in Boone

Local News

A Webster City man has died in Boone after he was reportedly struck by a train Tuesday night.According to the Boone Police Department, a citizen reported finding a man who was bleeding from the head lying on the railroad tracks at the Union Pacific Railroad crossing at Story Street in Boone ...

Fitch upgrades Thrivent Financial to AA+ rating

Business Briefs

MINNEAPOLIS Fitch Ratings has upgraded Thrivent Financial's Insurer Financial Strength rating to AA+ (Very Strong), the second-highest of Fitch's 19 categories, and given the organization a stable outlook.Fitch cited Thrivent's extremely strong level of capitalization, which was enhanced by ...

Collecting input

Local News

More than 40 people came to voice their concerns and opinions last night at the town hall meeting. The meeting was put on by the Webster City City Council to receive input from community members concerning the city manager search process, property tax assessments for water and sewer ...

Graduation list approved by Webster City school board

Local News

One-hundred-forty seniors were given tentative approval for graduation from Webster City High School. The school board approved the list of eligible students Monday night during its regular session.Graduation is scheduled for May 22 at 2 p.m. at the high school competition gym. The senior ...

Open for business

Local News

Members of the Van Diest Medical Center staff, the Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce along with community members celebrated the completion of the new hospital-based clinic building Friday morning with a ribbon cutting and open house.The new 16,400-square-foot Van Diest Family Health Clinic ...

Burglar back in Webster County

Local News

A West Des Moines man accused of breaking into a Dayton bar on New Year's Day is back in Webster County to face his burglary charge.Matthew Moore, 33, of West Des Moines, is charged with one count of third-degree burglary.He's accused of breaking into the Iron Saddle Saloon on Jan. 1, 2016.On ...

Board to examine bread and milk bids

Local News

The Webster City School Board will meet tonight at 6 p.m. at the School Administration Office Board Room.Bread and milk bids are on the agenda for possible board approval.With graduation fast approaching, a tentative graduation list is on the agenda for review and approval.The board will also ...

Passport to safety

Local News

Students in 1st through 8th grade are invited to come to the Webster City High School on Saturday, May 14 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. for the 2nd Annual Passport to Safety program.This event will give kids the opportunity to visit with different sectors of public safety that serve the community on a ...

Dash for the Stash

Local News

Kendall Young Library is participating in the Dash for the Stash, a contest taking place as part of Money Smart Week and Financial Literacy Month. Participants can enter the contest at the library through Saturday, May 14. The statewide winner for Iowa will be awarded $1,000 to open or add to ...

What’s Up

Local News

Town hall meeting is MondayThe City Council of Webster City will hold a town hall meeting Monday night at 6 p.m. at the Webster City Middle School Commons.The council will discuss the city manager search, property tax assessments for water and sewer connections and will entertain comments, ...

Candidates discuss issues

Local News

WILLIAMS?- An estimated 100 Hamilton County citizens attended the Williams Development candidate forum to hear supervisor and sheriff hopefuls outline their vision of the future on Tuesday night.The three Republican candidates vying for the position of Hamilton County Sheriff being vacated by ...

New clergy

Local News

The Rev. Paul Fischer began his ministry at the First Presbyterian Church, east of Kamrar, on May 1."The interaction I've had so far has been very positive," said Fischer, "the people here are very committed to Jesus Christ."Fischer comes to Kamrar with experience and enthusiasm for rural ...

Charges pending

Local News

JEWELL?- A Jewell man is facing charges after the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office began an investigation into alleged animal cruelty incident.At about 3 p.m. Tuesday, officials with the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office and the Jewell Police Department took several calls on a report of possible ...

Walk for Heart set for May 17 at WCHS

Local News

The Second Annual Heart Walk will be held on May 17 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Webster City High School.This walk is to honor and remember those that have had or are dealing with heart issues. The event is also a way to help fund programs for the American Heart Association. With a $5 ...

Police Reports

News of Record

On May 2, Shalis M. Mofle, Webster City, was traveling east on South Street. Mofle stated that her vehicle began veering to the right. Mofle reportedly stated that she was unable to correct the steering issue. A 2001 Chevrolet Silverado was legally parked facing east on South Street. The right ...

Supporting the arts

Local News

Representatives for Arts R Alive visited the school administration building on Monday morning to present a Certificate of Recognition to the Webster City Community Schools for their support of the local arts.Two sculptures were recently installed at the Webster City School Administration ...

Supporting the arts

Local News

Representatives for Arts R Alive visited the school administration building on Monday morning to present a Certificate of Recognition to the Webster City Community Schools for their support of the local arts.Two sculptures were recently installed at the Webster City School Administration ...

Bertrand makes campaign stop

Local News

A small crowd gathered at the Webster City Maid Rite Tuesday afternoon to hear Republican state Senator Rick Bertrand speak. Bertrand is challenging U.S. Fourth District Rep. Steve King in the June 7 Republican primary election.Bertrand is a legislator from East Sioux City who was elected to ...