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WC Rotary to host new event

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The Webster City Rotary Club has partnered with Riddle Me That — Escape Room in Okoboji to offer an new event to the area. Teams can reserve their spot to try their puzzle and problem solving skills in The Cold Case Lock and Clue room held at Iowa Central Community College, Webster City ...

City Council to review audit report

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The Webster City City Council will hear a presentation Monday night by Williams and Company PC on the 2017-2018 city audit. The council will consider a request by Administrative Services Director Beth Chelesvig to seek proposals for executive recruitment services. According to a memo to the ...

Traditional stitches for a good cause

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FORT DODGE — An upcoming series of quilting classes at the Fort Museum and Frontier Village in Fort Dodge might be just the ticket to keep participants in stitches. Misty Mackay, with the Fort Museum, said the while the classes offer an opportunity to have some fun, the finished quilt ...

Store donates coat to program participant

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Osweilers Clothing Store donated a winter coat to YSS of Hamilton County For Aftercare Participant Vita Durand. Pictured from the left are Sonia Rodriquez, manager of the Webster City store and YSSHC Advisory Board co-chairman, Durand, and Shelby Nokes, YSSHC Self-Sufficiency Advocate. ...

Be prepared

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Hamilton County is under a winter storm warning today, which is in effect until early Saturday morning. Forecasters have predicted from 4 to 8 inches across North Central Iowa. According to weather forecasts, blowing snow could make travel dangerous. Driving on Iowa roadways in the ...

Bowdens to be honored

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A Webster City couple is among the honorees to be recognized by the Iowa 4-H Foundation at the 2019 Iowa 4-H Legacy Awards Gala. The event celebrates Iowa 4-H and recognizes those who have made an important impact on the program. Dean and Adele Bowden of Webster City will receive one of ...

Deadline extended for Festival of Chocolate

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There’s still time to enter a delicious chocolate creation for the annual Festival of Chocolate at the Kendall Young Library. The deadline, originally Friday, has been extended to Tuesday, Jan. 22. Library officials said with the expected weather this weekend, they wanted to give ...

Area Republicans weigh in on King

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U.S. Rep. Steve King’s recent remarks about white supremacy and white nationalism have elicited scorn and even calls for his resignation from Republicans in the region with experience in government and politics. Perhaps the harshest words for the veteran Republican from Kiron who represents ...

A grand opening

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Members of the Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce and local residents gathered at Webster City’s newest business for a ribbon cutting Wednesday morning. Kwik Star, 505 Fair Meadow Drive, rolled out the red carpet to officially open for business Wednesday. The business opened it’s ...

Wanted: Chocolate creations

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There’s still time to enter a delicious chocolate creation for the annual Festival of Chocolate at the Kendall Young Library. Whether it's a gooey molten lava cake or moist chocolate brownie, Kendall Young Library is looking for chocolate goodies from area bakers. The annual Festival of ...

Shutdown continues to hamper ag industry

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United States farmers have already taken a hit from the trade war with China and are now facing additional financial strain thanks to the government shutdown that looms as the longest in U.S. history. Chinese tariffs on U.S. ag products were imposed in response to U.S. duties enacted upon ...

Queen Isabelle, King Tucker to reign over 2019 Winterfest

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Webster City High School seniors Isabelle Hooker and Tucker Judkins were crowned the queen and king of the 2019 Winterfest in a ceremony held Monday afternoon at the Prem Sahai Auditorium. The coronation ceremony featured skits by students and faculty, dance routines by the Webster City ...

A breath of spring

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The Hamilton County Relay for Life Committee has announced that daffodils will be available for sale now until Feb. 14. Dollars raised through Daffodil Days support research, patient services and other lifesaving programs. Through the daffodil, the first flower of spring, this campaign ...

Warm up with winter weekend workshops

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Legacy Learning Boone River Valley has three winter workshops coming up which will focus on wood, welding and creating family heirlooms, according to officials. "Making Memories in Wood with Ernie Koch", will be held Jan. 26 and 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Webster City High School (wood ...

Chuck Long visits Rotary Club Monday

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Chuck Long, former Hawkeye quarterback and the current head of the Iowa Sports Foundation, visited the Webster City Rotary Club Monday. Long gave a program to the group and to members of the public, sharing stories from his career and talking about his new book, “Destined for ...

All about health and wellness

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Local residents turned out for the sixth annual Fuller Hall Health Fair held Saturday. Despite the snow and slick roads, those attending had a chance to talk with health and wellness professionals, view demonstrations, sample products and learn more about local programs. Throughout ...

WC garage fire investigated

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The Webster City Fire Department responded to a garage fire early Friday afternoon. Fire crews found that the detached garage at 1136 Water St. was on fire. Crews opened the doors to vent the smoke and the fire was quickly extinguished. According to officials, there was minor damage to the ...

Head-on crash on P59 leaves one dead

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One person was killed and two others were injured in a fiery crash south of Fort Dodge Saturday evening on Webster County Road P59, according to emergency personnel. The collision sent a sport utility vehicle into a ditch on the east side of the road, where it burst into flames. A column of ...

Boosting the band

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After having donated $430.00 to the School Band Uniform funds raiser at their Tuesday morning club meeting, the club's board of directors voted at the Friday board meeting to donate an additional $430. Pictured are John Boughton accepting the check on behalf of the band from Kiwanis treasurer ...

Coming soon: Fast and Fresh

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Work is progressing on Hy-Vee’s new Fast and Fresh Express store in Webster City. Thursday a concrete pump truck could be seen with crews hard at work laying the pad down for the fuel pumps next to the brand new convenience store at Hy-Vee’s parking lot. The fuel pumps and ...