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School board to meet

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The Webster City School Board will be updated on the upcoming J-Term at Webster City High School at their meeting this evening at 6 p.m. J-Term, in its second year at WCHS, is an outside the lines learning approach designed to give teachers and students more critical thinking and real-world ...

WC Community Chorus to present concert

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Join local singers this weekend for two nights of Christmas cheer and live performances. The Webster City Community Chorus, under the direction of Andrew Wotherspoon, will present its 31st annual holiday concert, “My Favorite Things” this weekend. Performances are scheduled for ...

Training for VITA is Dec. 2

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People interested in becoming a volunteer tax preparers in the VITA program in Hamilton or Wright County will have a training session on Saturday. These volunteers take part in training, and then work with a team of other volunteers to prepare straightforward tax returns for low and moderate ...

Goss to speak at Farm News Ag Show

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FORT DODGE - Ernie Goss, professor of economics at Creighton University and director of the Goss Institute is just one of seven speakers scheduled for the upcoming 16th annual Farm News Ag Show. Goss, who is scheduled to speak on Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 1 p.m. said he will be presenting, "The ...

Thanksgiving with all the trimmings

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A tradition for more than 35 years continued Wednesday afternoon at Fuller Hall as Crestview Nursing and Rehab hosted local senior citizens for a Thanksgiving potluck. “This is a great event,” said Jill Scott, marketing director for Crestview Nursing and Rehab. “Thanksgiving and all of ...

New sculpture installed at WC restaurant

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A new sculpture has been installed at a downtown Webster City restaurant recently. The 2nd Street Emporium, owned by Scott and Candy Rector, have a new art piece that greets diners at the rear entrance to their restaurant. “Dine,” created by local artist Tim Adams, features a large ...

Forging ahead

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The Wilson Brewer Park Committee approved plans and specifications for the Wilson Brewer Park cabin foundation at their meeting Tuesday morning. These plans will be presented to the city council on Monday, Dec. 4 for possible approval. The committees’ recommendation is to complete the ...

Filling a need

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It’s the season for giving back. As the spirit of giving returns, Upper Des Moines Opportunity Inc. hopes to inspire Hamilton County residents to donate holiday fixings and other needed items this winter. The pantry is always in need of food. Individuals can donate non-perishable food ...

Preparing for the future

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“They’re preparing for the future, essentially,” said St. Thomas Aquinas 6th grade teacher Terry Meyers. Students in Meyers’ class have been honing their STEM skills by building and programming robots. Students started this comprehensive project in early October by working with the ...

Council approves completion extension

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The City Council of Webster City approved the extension of a residential completion agreement between the City of Webster City and Marty and Nathaniel Parkhill Monday evening. With this extension, the Parkhills have until May 1, 2018 to have construction on the dwelling completed and be living ...

Dayton man to be honored as Iowa ‘Citizen Hero’

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DES MOINES — A Dayton, Iowa, man will be honored this Friday for saving the life of an 8-year-old girl who was alone and struggling to keep her head above water at Lake Rathbun in southern Iowa this summer. Jerry Goeders will be recognized as Iowa’s 2017 Citizen Hero during halftime ...

Jamie Johnson resigns from Homeland Security

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A former chairman of the Webster County Republican Party has resigned from a high ranking position in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security after negative comments he made about blacks and Muslims were revealed. Jamie Johnson, formerly of Stratford, resigned Thursday. ‘‘Acting ...

Council gets land

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The council approved and accepted the acquisition of property at 1118 John St. during their meeting on Monday evening. The city has been dealing with this property since February of 2015 regarding an Unsafe Building notice. The city petitioned the courts to take possession of the dwelling. ...

Opening on Civil Service Commission announced

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The City of Webster City is currently accepting applications for a vacancy to fill an unexpired term on the Civil Service Commission. This application process is in an effort to ensure diversity and representation of our community. Applicants must be current residents of Webster City. This ...

Community meeting to discuss clean-up

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Community members are invited to attend a meeting to discuss community clean-up on Thursday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Fuller Hall Sampson Room. This group is focused on volunteering throughout the community to help the elderly and those in need with small projects. For questions or for ...

Celebrating 100 years

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Members of the community flocked to the Murray McMurray Hatchery on Saturday in celebration of the business’s 100-year anniversary. Attendees were able to tour the hatchery, ask questions about the business and enjoy light refreshments. This was a special treat because normally the ...

Council to make decision on tabled agreement

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The City Council of Webster City will meet tonight to discuss an extension of an agreement between the City of Webster City and Marty and Nathaniel Parkhill. The motion was tabled from the Nov. 6 meeting. The Parkhills are asking for an extension on a residential completion ...

Opioid crisis is meeting topic

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In participation with the Iowa Healthcare Collaborative, Van Diest Medical Center has rolled out its latest innovative project; the Opioid Guardianship Quality Improvement Project. This project is designed to ensure all patients being sent home with opioids have a treatment care plan aimed at ...

Learning outside the lines

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Students at Webster City High School are taking learning into their own hands this January. For the second year, students will be spending two weeks identifying and working towards potential careers or pathways they are passionate about. This two-week period, also known as J-Term, is made ...

Board members sought

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The Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce has extended the application deadline for candidates for the 2018 Board of Directors until Wednesday, Nov. 22. Candidates with strong ties to Webster City, a commitment to the town’s economic and community growth, and are or will be a member of ...