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Hydrant flushing

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Starting Oct. 3 and continuing through Oct. 12, the Webster City Street Department will be flushing fire hydrants, which increases the life of the City's watermains. This flushing may temporarily cause some cloudiness or discoloration of the water in homes.Flushing operations schedule is as ...

October Wild Gatherings

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Legacy Learning Boone River Valley will be holding a series of workshops this weekend for their October Wild Gatherings Weekend. Join talented, passionate instructors to learn a new skill or hone an existing one.Artisan bread makingMary Ellen Deverux will be showing students traditional baking ...

One more time

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The Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce is bringing Music in the Park downtown on Thursday, Sept. 29 from 6 to 9 p.m. First American Bank Plaza will be open to everyone and Chamber officials suggested those attending bring lawn chairs to enjoy the live entertainment. Peter Odegaard and River ...

Coffee talk

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Coffee With Councilman Logan Welch will take place again on Friday, Sept. 30 from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Mornin' Glory Coffee Shop.At Monday evening's Webster City City Council meeting the City Council and the Wilson Brewer Historic Park Committee met to discuss the aging buildings and cabins ...

Fareway Stores Golf Classic raises $78,000 for MDA

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DES?MOINES Fareway Stores, Inc. recently partnered with the Muscular Dystrophy Association to host the 6th Annual Fareway Stores MDA Golf Classic at the Tournament Club of Iowa in Polk City. The event raised over $78,000 for MDA of Iowa, making it the best year for the golf tournament. Funds ...

School board elects new officers

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The Webster City School Board approved the schedule for the WCHS band and choir trip Monday evening. WCHS vocal instructor Andrew Wotherspoon was present to go over details of the trip, including a projected itinerary, with the board."As has been tradition for awhile, the high school band and ...

BASE fitness classes expand offerings

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The RSVP-sponsored BASE Senior Fitness Exercise Program is expanding, and organizers said anyone aged 55 and over are invited to join.BASE - Balance, Agility, Strength and Endurance - is a free, low-impact exercise program designed for seniors. The exercises used in the classes were developed ...

Judge gives Jewell man probation in extortion case

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A Jewell man who threatened a convenience store clerk in Dayton avoided prison Monday when a Webster County judge sentenced him to probation.James Risetter, 69, of Jewell, had previously pleaded guilty to extortion.He had gone into the Casey's General Store in Dayton on April 27 and threatened ...

Police Reports

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A minor accident occurred on Sept 23. David L. Kennedy, Stanhope, was turning left in the First State Bank parking lot to leave and failed to see a pole. There was no damage to the pole. Kennedy's vehicle sustained an estimated $2,000 in minor damage.A two vehicle accident occurred on Sept. 22. ...

Dems to hold ‘Herstoric’ walk

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The Hamilton County Democrats invite men and women to join the Hamilton County Herstoric Walk to the Polls that starts with a rally at 9:30 a.m. near the southeast corner of the Hamilton County courthouse parking lot on Thursday, Sept 29th.Officials said people are encouraged to arrive at 9 ...

Music trip on board agenda

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The Webster City School Board will meet tonight at 6 p.m. at the School Administration Office Board Room.The annual meeting of the board will be discussed. This includes settling of the books, election of president and vice president, and administering the Oath of Office.The IASB Convention is ...

Looking towards the future

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The Enhance Hamilton County Foundation Board recently held their first advisory board retreat to focus on prioritizing their future work in the community. The EHCF granted the Upper Des Moines Opportunity Inc. the opportunity to work on a year-long Greater Hamilton County Community ...

IDP head touts early voting in Iowa

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With the general election just 47 days away, Dr. Andy McGuire, chairman of the Iowa Democratic Party, encourages Iowans to cast their ballots early beginning next Thursday. She made a stop in Webster City Thursday."It's seven days until early voting begins and we've been getting requests for ...

Making connections

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Hamilton County students are getting back to the basics of letter writing through the pen pal program. Local volunteers with R.S.V.P. of Hamilton County will be penning letters and post cards to students at five area elementary schools. In return, students are responding with their own ...

One more time

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The Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce is bringing Music in the Park downtown on Thursday, Sept. 29 from 6 to 9 p.m. First American Bank Plaza will be open to everyone and Chamber officials suggested those attending bring lawn chairs to enjoy the live entertainment. Peter Odegaard and River ...

Two injured in Duncombe head-on collision

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DUNCOMBE - Two people were injured Wednesday morning after a head-on collision accident north of Duncombe.The injuries were described as "non-life-threatening" by Lt. Kelly Hindman, of the Iowa State Patrol.It happened on Webster County Road D20 at 7:10 a.m.Hindman said Austin Wilson, 19, of ...

Police Reports

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A two vehicle accident occurred on Sept. 20. Darrin P. Artis, Webster City, was backing south out of a residential driveway on Meadow Lane. Brittany J. Van Deer, Webster City, was backing north out of a residential driveway on Meadow Lane. The right rear bumper of Artis' vehicle collided into ...