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Body of missing kayaker recovered

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FORT DODGE — The body of missing kayaker Alex Dencklau, 26, of Clare, was discovered Thursday afternoon in the Des Moines River, according to Fort Dodge Fire Chief Steve Hergenreter. Dencklau had been missing since a Monday afternoon kayak accident south of the Hydroelectric Dam in Fort ...

Drowning victim identified

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FORT DODGE — As the search on the Des Moines River continues, officials have identified the victim of a Monday kayak accident south of the Hydroelectric Dam in Fort Dodge. Fort Dodge Fire Chief Steve Hergenreter identified the missing boater as Alex Dencklau, 26, of Clare. Dencklau was ...

Kendall Young Library rolls out summer activities

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As school wraps up across Hamilton County and families begin to plan their summer activities, Kendall Young Library officials are hoping that children, adults and whole families will take part in the summer reading programs. Beginning Friday, four different reading programs are being ...

Scott to speak at SALT 

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The bimonthly S.A.L.T. meeting is scheduled for June 7th at the Stanhope Community Building. Jim Scott of Stratford, a Viet Nam Army veteran, will share information about his heart history and how it eventually resulted in a heart transplant. He will describe his story of strength, endurance ...

Open for voting on Saturday

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The Hamilton County Auditor’s Office will be open on Saturday, June 1, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for absentee voting for the June 5, Primary Election. If you have any questions call the Auditor’s office at 832-9510. voting on Saturday

The Original Wild West Frontier Days

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An old celebration is going back to its roots as the Fort Museum and Frontier Village presents a family fun extravaganza of Fort Dodge history. The Original Wild West Frontier Days will be held Friday through Sunday at the museum, featuring the buckskinner’s camp and Ghost Garrison of ...

The search continues

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FORT DODGE — Rescuers continued their search of the Des Moines River Tuesday after a kayaker was swept away by the current Monday afternoon. The kayaker, who has not been identified by officials, was in a kayak that capsized around 3:30 p.m. Monday while he and his wife were in the ...

WCF announces retirements

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WCF Bancorp Inc. and the holding company for WCF Financial Bank received two letters of retirement at its Annual meeting held Wednesday, May 23. Harold J. Pursley, chairman of the board submitted his letter of his upcoming retirement effective Sept 30, due to the age limit restriction in ...

District approves beverage contract

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The Webster City school board faced a brief agenda Tuesday night that involved approving the district's beverage department, reviewing a transportation report and accepting resignations and contact recommendations. The board looked at two beverage bids provided by Pepsi and Coca-Cola. ...

Talent show set for county fair

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A Bill Riley Talent Search contest is scheduled for Saturday, July 28 during the 2018 Hamilton County Fair in Webster City. The event will be on the Ed Prince Stage beginning at 4 pm. Competition includes a Senior division for ages 13 to 21 and a Sprout division for ages 2 to 12. The ...

Availa donates to Legion project

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Representatives of Availa Bank presented a check for $2,500 to American Legion Post 191 to help with the expansion and remodeling project at the legion hall. Those pictured are, from the left, Ed Carr. Marvin Carr, Dan Brown, Lee Ayers, Rich Stroner, Brad Cheyne, Maggie Breitenkamp, Ryan ...

Hamilton County honors those who served

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Members of the Webster City High School band performed military selections during the Memorial Day services held Monday at Graceland Cemetery. American Legion Post 191 Commander Marvin Carr speaks at the Webster City Memorial Day services Monday at Graceland Cemetery. Prior to the ceremony ...

Mark’s mom shares their story

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Friday was not a good anniversary for Joan Becker, of Parkersburg. “Ten years ago today,” she said. “We got a call, we need to get home. A tornado had hit our town. It looked like a war zone.” Next month, on June 24, she and her family will experience another anniversary. “About ...

At the starting line

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JEWELL — “The only thing we made it to is the starting line,” said class speaker Nicholas Teig. Well, the starting line to the rest of their lives that is. Sixty-four South Hamilton graduates took the stage at South Hamilton High School to receive their diplomas and walk away as ...

Program planned at historic church

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WOOLSTOCK — A special program is planned for Monday at an historic church east of Woolstock. A program and history of the French Lutheran Church will be presented at 1:30 p.m. on Monday. Those attending will have a chance to tour the building and the grounds. The 122-year-old ...

Cactus Family Farms to close local office

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Cactus Family Farms, a Division of Cactus Feeders, Inc. an Amarillo, Texas based producer of fed cattle and hogs, announced that it will be consolidating its two Iowa office locations Sept. 1, 2018. All functions of the Webster City office will be relocated to their Osceola office or ...

Services planned for Ellsworth

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ELLSWORTH — Memorial Day services will be held on May 28 at Greenwood Cemetery, 3411 Circus Ave at 9 a.m., Mamurland Cemetery, 3769 Wilson Ave., at 9:45 a.m. and Homewood Cemetery, 3150 Ubben Ave at 11 a.m. The South Hamilton band will play at Homewood Cemetery from 10:45 to 11 a.m. ...

Retiring school staff honored

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The Webster City Education Association and Webster City Schools hosted a retirement reception Thursday afternoon at the middle school to honor the retiring staff members. Those recognized were, from the left, Eva Powers, Sharyn Trask, Chip Hildebrand, Lorraine Barnes, An’Nyce Hoff and Mike ...

Old Glory displays

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Flags are flying all across Hamilton County this weekend as the communities prepare for Memorial Day on Monday. The Avenue of Flags display went up Thursday at Graceland Cemetery. Volunteers put up more than 600 flags for the display.

Rabiner Treatment Center will become Lizard Creek Ranch

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Rabiner Treatment Center, as many people know it, will no longer exist under new ownership, but the area school districts that send troubled students to the academy on the Rabiner campus will still be able to do so. KLH Properties, which includes investors Jason Kahler, of Fort Dodge; Fred ...