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ICCC hosts networking event

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Iowa Central Community College on Friday hosted a Networking Event for area businesses and students. Southfield Wellness Community, Friendship Haven, Shady Oaks Care Center, and Stratford Specialty Care were in attendance for the last day of an Integrated Certified Nurse Aide class, in ...

Road work under way

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Motorists traveling Fair Meadow Drive between Des Moines and Superior Streets will find a street closure as road work begins. Access to McDonald’s, Kmart, Bomgaars, WCF Bank and other businesses is open from the Superior Street intersection, while patrons to the Hamilton County Social ...

Use of eminent domain for pipeline still questioned

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FORT DODGE — Landowners who tried unsuccessfully to keep an oil pipeline from being built through their land will get their day before the Iowa Supreme Court in September. Nine landowners are named in the suit, and claim eminent domain shouldn’t have been used to take their land for ...

‘Ultimately, it was a business decision’

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The decision to close the Family Birth Place at Van Diest Medical Center was a difficult one, according to hospital officials who sat down to talk about it Tuesday. But it was a business decision based on an ongoing study of the service, they said. VDMC officials announced a week ago that ...

Patten joins WC medical practice

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A new name has appeared on the sign outside the Advanced Family Medicine clinic along with the list of other providers. Kari Patten, PA-C, originally from Webster City, wanted to settle down and practice her specialties in her own hometown. After receiving her biology degree, with a minor ...

Students get ready for new school year

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Bright smiles were all around as the incoming second through fourth graders stopped at the Sunset Heights open house Monday evening. Students were greeted by Principal Kelli Reis, and were treated to a red carpet experience, getting their photos taken, receiving free books, and ...

Fines may increase for industrial sewage violations

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Industries that dump more than they should into the Webster City sanitary sewer system would face higher fines under a plan advanced by the City Council Monday. VeroBlue, the fish farm that City Manager Daniel Ortiz-Hernandez said consistently violates its wastewater agreement, will be sent a ...

Council OKs plan to pay for annual cleanup days

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Money from the landfill fee Webster City residents pay every month will also be used for the annual community cleanup and maintaining the composting operation as a result of City Council action Monday. Homeowners pay a landfill fee of $1.75 per month, and businesses pay higher monthly fees. ...

Threshing bee returns to Homer

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HOMER — The West Central Region Cockshutt & Co-op Club will hold the annual Antique Threshing Bee at Homer, located eight miles north of Stratford on Hamilton County Road R21. The event will feature Minneapolis Moline, Depression-era tractors and Cockshutt 40, antique demonstrations ...

Council action removes local preferences from purchases

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Webster City businesses hoping to land a contract with the city government will no longer have a local purchasing preference to help them out. For years, the city had a policy that enabled the council to award a contract or purchase to a local company if their price was within 5 percent of ...

Thompson resigns from Hamilton Hometowns

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STANHOPE — When the board of directors for Hamilton Hometowns met in special session Wednesday evening, the only agenda item was to accept the resignation of executive director Sarah Thompson. Thompson resigned following a recent decision from the board of supervisors to withdraw county ...

Parents encouraged to make sure student immunizations are current

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Starting the school year can be stressful for parents, gathering all of their children's school supplies, making sure they have all of their important forms in order. One of these vital forms required by state law in order for incoming kindergartners, 7th graders, and seniors to begin school, ...

Back to school

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Time to head back to school! Northeast Hamilton Elementary School held an open house Thursday for students to check out their new classroom for the coming year. Timothy Morgan supervises as his son Sean places supplies in his Fourth Grade classroom desk. His sister Samantha, left. will ...

VDMC to close birth center

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Van Diest Medical Center announced Wednesday that it will close its birth center this fall and the news has the man whose name the hospital bears deeply concerned. “I was shocked to see our local tax supported hospital has adopted a policy to no longer deliver babies after Oct. 12, 2018,” ...

A little history

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New babies have been arriving at medical facilities in Webster City for generations. Residents from all over Hamilton County share fond recollections of children, grandchildren and even great-grandchildren born at the Hamilton County Public Hospital or, more recently, Van Diest Medical Center. ...

First of its kind program will benefit students

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JEWELL — A new initiative was announced Wednesday that will emphasize the importance that financial literacy plays in one's success and the value of learning these skills at an early age. The Financial Literacy Council of Greater Hamilton County unveiled the new program at the South ...

First impressions

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A group of faculty, staff and students from the University of Iowa were in Webster City Monday to get their first glimpse of the community. The group was part of the Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities at the University of Iowa. In March it was announced that the Webster City would ...

Back to school events planned

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The start of the 2018-2019 school year for Webster City students is just around the corner. Classes begin Thursday, Aug. 23. Teachers and staff are hosting several events to welcome students back as well as to meet students new to the building or the district. On Monday, Aug. 20, new ...

Supervisors tackle drainage issues in Tuesday meeting

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The Hamilton County Board of Supervisors tackled a wide range of drainage issues at its Tuesday meeting. Board Chairman Dan Campidilli was absent, so Chairman Pro-Tem Doug Bailey presided over the meeting. The Hamilton County Engineer's office submitted a bill for mowing in Drainage ...

Open house

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McKinley Bailey, the Executive Director of Building Families, a local non-profit that provides supports and services for children, youth, and families within the community, conducts a presentation at Iowa Central Community College about the English Language Learners free non-credit courses ...