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It’s Election Day

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A steady stream of early voters circulated through the courthouse lobby Monday afternoon on the last day of early voting before the midterm election Tuesday. As of 2 p.m., 2,680 voters had requested absentee ballots or had voted early in Hamilton County, according to County Auditor Kim ...

Veteran’s Day assembly set for WCHS

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A Veteran’s Day event is planned for Webster City High School on Monday, Nov. 12. The assembly will be presented by high school students and will begin at 1 p.m. in the high school competition gym. The public is invited to attend. Area veterans are invited to attend lunch at the ...

Tex Trail Trailer Parts opens in WC

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A new Webster City business is getting ready to ramp up production in the former Beam Industries building and plans to bring on about 35 employees when fully operational. Tex Trail Trailer Parts has opened recently and will produce tire and wheel assemblies. “We're just getting ready ...

Council to meet tonight

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The City Council of Webster City will consider several property matters Monday night during the council's regular session at 5:30 p.m. The city has received a residential purchase agreement for Lots 19 and 20 in the Brewer Creek Estates Sixth Addition. The council is expected to authorize ...

GriefShare to offer seminar

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ELLSWORTH — People who've experienced the death of a loved one often face Thanksgiving and Christmas with anxiety and trepidation. But grieving people can find actionable strategies and encouragement to make it through the 2018 holiday season at GriefShare's Surviving the Holidays seminar ...

Ribbon cutting held at Westside Villa

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Chamber of Commerce members gathered Friday morning to welcome the Westside Villa apartments with a ribbon cutting. The one and two bedroom apartment homes, located at 1515 Wall St., have been completely remodeled and are available now for rent. Owners Jodie and Karl Helgevold, center, along ...

Iowa House candidates talk education, health care and agriculture

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Two candidates for the Iowa House shared their views on a variety of topics earlier this week in a forum held at City Hall in Webster City. Incumbent Robert Bacon, a Republican from Slater, and his Democratic challenger, Tim Winter of Kelley, are seeking election to the House District 48 ...

County treasurer candidates share their vision

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Two candidates for Hamilton County treasurer discussed their experience, skills and visions for the office they are seeking during a forum held earlier this week at the Webster City council chambers. Colleen Hansen, a Democrat, is running against Judy Warwick, the Republican candidate and the ...

Strengthening family ties

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The Iowa State University Extension Outreach office in Webster City offers a 7 week program consisting of 2 hour sessions called Strengthening Families, which is patented for parents and youth ages 10-14. The program is “an evidence-based parent, youth, and family skills-building ...

Williams Halloween fun

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The revelers prepare for an evening of fun at the Williams Lions Halloween event held at the Williams Fire Station Wednesday night. The Williams Lions expected to serve 200 hot dogs to parents and children attending the event.

Ladies Night Out prizes awarded

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The winners of four gift bags from the Ladies Night Out drawing, were presented their winnings on Tuesday at Heart N Home by some of the participating businesses. Ladies Night Out was held Oct. 25 and featured many local businesses. The gift bags had accumulated over $1,700 in gift ...

More than 2,200 absentee ballots requested

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Though the time to request absentee ballots for the general election by mail ended Oct. 27, voters can still vote via absentee ballot at the auditor’s office at the Hamilton County Courthouse. Absentee and early voting is open to the public up until election day, according to Kim Schaa, ...

YSS of Hamilton County begins telehealth services

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Thanks to a grant from Enhance Hamilton County Foundation and a donation from Adele and Dean Bowden, YSS of Hamilton County began providing telehealth services in August. YSS of Hamilton County provides holistic and co-occurring behavioral health services for youths and families ...

Stanhope State U

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STANHOPE —“We certainly need plenty of things to smile about now, don’t we?” answered Grant Young about why there is a Stanhope State University. “And this is just so much fun.” To Young, those are two excellent reasons that the mythical (don’t call it fake) college has ...

Peterson appointed to VDMC Board of Trustees

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The Van Diest Medical Center Board of Trustees has announced the appointment of Webster City resident, Taylor Peterson, as the newest member to the board. Peterson is filling the remainder of a term left open with the recent resignation of board member Justin Deppe. The appointment came ...

Catching some zzzzz’s

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Jodi Harms, the Senior Life Solutions Program Director with Van Diest Medical Center will be hosting her Healthy Connections presentations on Sleep at Kendall Young Library Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 6:30 in the Library Meeting Room. Harms will be discussing the importance of sleep to everyday life ...

Hamilton County GOP gathers for dinner

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"Iowa is a state that gets thing done," proclaimed keynote speaker Gov. Kim Reynolds at the Hamilton County Republican dinner Saturday night in Webster City. On her Keep Iowa Moving (KIM) Tour before the Nov. 6 election, Reynolds told the assembly of over 100 party faithful that Iowa is ...

New boutique opens by happenstance

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The new owner of the Funky Zebras boutique located at Salon Meraki in Webster City, Marcy Nelson, opened for the first time on Thursday night during the Ladies Night Out annual shopping event. Nelson currently works full time as a mortgage loan originator in Ames, but has been wanting to own ...

Iowa Central North Central Career Academy hosts networking event

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EAGLE GROVE — The Iowa Central North Central Career Academy in Eagle Grove hosted a Networking Event Tuesday night and incorporated company presentations from Prestage Foods of Iowa, United States Gypsum Corporation, and Hagie Manufacturing. The goal of the event was to inform the ...