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WCPD investigates possible shooting

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An unidentified man was taken to Van Diest Medical Center Tuesday evening following an incident that may have involved a firearm in the 900 block of Division Street. Shortly before 7 p.m., Webster City police and Van Diest Medical Center were dispatched to 914 Division St. for a man who was ...

DNR: WC man shot while squirrel hunting at Brushy Creek

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LEHIGH — A Webster City man was shot by his brother on Saturday while squirrel hunting at the Brushy Creek State Recreation Area. Sao Bunpan, 55, was shot in the upper body by Khor Bunpan, 50. Both men are from Webster City, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources said on Tuesday. ...

Autumn Ambush to ride into WC

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Riding and shooting enthusiasts will put their skills to the test on Sept. 15 and 16 at an event planned for the Hamilton County Saddle Club arena. The Autumn Ambush is sponsored by the Iowa Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association. The group is an Iowa equine club that is affiliated with the ...

Dale Hansen is coming to a middle school near you

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A nationally-known sportscaster will be in Webster City next week. Dale Hansen, an award-winning Dallas, Texas, sportscaster will speak at Webster City Middle School on Sept. 12 for the Hamilton County Democrats annual soup supper. He’s coming because he is the brother of Colleen ...

Hart talks about cost of higher education

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State Sen. Rita Hart, who is running for lieutenant governor with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Fred Hubbell, was in attendance for a roundtable discussion about education reform at the college level at the Iowa Central Community College Webster City campus on Thursday. The main issues ...

Gathering around the campfire

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Parents trying to find some after school bonding time with their kids might be interested in visting the Kendall Young Library during their Family Reading Night Camp Read S’more on Thursday, Sept. 6 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m, in the children’s libary department. Family members of all ages ...

Shelter dedicated at Little Wall Lake

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The Hamilton County Conservation Board held their recent board meeting at Little Wall Lake Park on Tuesday. The Conservation Board dedicated the new open air shelter located next to the sand volleyball court. Businesses and organizations were recognized for their contributions towards the ...

Supervisors say no to CAFO moratorium

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A resolution calling for a the governor and state Legislature to put a moratorium on new hog confinements in Hamilton County was denied traction before the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors Tuesday. The resolution, which also asked the state to review and address the master matrix, failed ...

Segner named CEO at WCF

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WCF Bancorp, parent of WCF Financial Bank, have announced that Michael Segner has been named Chief Executive Officer of WCF Bancorp and WCF Financial Bank. He will also serve on the company's board of directors. Segner replaces retiring CEO Steve Mourlam. He began his duties ...

More to a library than just books

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JEWELL — When stepping inside the Montgomery Memorial Library, patrons can see the most recent best-sellers from fiction to nonfiction, to young adult novels, and children’s books, but if you walk in a little further, you will also find a computer station, a 3-D printer, and The Nook. ...

Former Iowa House Speaker Dale Cochran dies

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When Dale Cochran stepped into the role of Iowa’s secretary of agriculture at the start of 1987, he expected new challenges. However, he did not anticipate dealing with a feisty pack of muskrats. Yet, there they were, attacking a lagoon near the Nishnabotna River in Carroll County, early ...

Pledge to the flag

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Students at Pleasant View Elementary School helped hoist the flags Monday morning. The group gathered outside to recite the Pledge of Allegiance and to sing the school song. Principal Mindy Mossman, the teachers and staff introduced themselves. The flags were later lowered to half-mast in ...

Board hears report on start of school

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Dr. Mandy Ross, Webster City Schools superintendent, briefed the school board Monday about the workshop week for the school district staff, which consisted of meeting with teachers from each building and getting to walk through all of the school buildings. The week began with a ...

Rotary District Governor visits

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Webster City Rotary Club hosted District Governor Neil Fell of Garner Monday morning at its morning meeting. Fell shared his plans for his term in office and encouraged Rotarians to follow the theme for the year, “Be the Inspiration.” Looking on are Dalene Schlitter and Mark Dohms.

Crime Stoppers receives sponsorship donation

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The Hamilton County Crime Stoppers recently received a $1,500 donation from Jerry Goebel State Farm Insurance to sponsor theTipSoft program. TipSoft is an electronic service that allows tipsters to remain completely anonymous when submitting information to local law enforcement. “We ...

Homer plays host to annual Threshing Bee

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HOMER — David Carlson, of Otho, was standing next to a piece of antique farm equipment Saturday afternoon at the West Central Region Cockshutt & Co-op Club Threshing Bee watching April Patten and Sean Collette, both of Ogden, pitching freshly harvested wheat into an old threshing ...

Town hall meeting tonight

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The City Council of Webster City will hold a town hall-style meeting tonight at 7 p.m. at the Webster City Middle School Commons, 1101 Des Moines St. The public is encouraged to bring questions, concerns or comments to the meeting. The last City Council town hall meeting was held in ...

NEH Board hears opening day report

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BLAIRSBURG — The Northeast Hamilton School Board heard opening day reports and appointed district representatives for the 2018-2019 school year at its regular meeting on Thursday in Blairsburg. Superintendent/Principal Mike Kruger told the board that the year is off to a good start with ...

Raise the flag

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BLAIRSBURG — Northeast Hamilton Elementary School students and staff held their traditional "Gather Around the Flag" ceremony on Thursday morning to mark the first day of the 2018-2019 school year in Blairsburg. Superintendent Mike Kruger welcomed the students on a brisk, sunny morning ...