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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 ...

A day of remembrance

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Memorial Day on Monday will bring several ceremonies and observances around Hamilton County. In Webster City, American Legion Post 191 and American Legion Auxiliary members will meet at the Legion Hall to travel to the various services. The first stop at 8:45 a.m. is at the Marshall Crippen ...

Open for business

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The Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce issued a reminder today that downtown businesses and restaurants will be open during Junquefest this weekend, May 25 to 28. Chamber Director Linda Christianson said that though some of the streets will be blocked to traffic, businesses can be ...

Council awards contract for intersection project

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The City Council of Webster City Monday night awarded the contract for the Superior and Fair Meadow intersection project, a project that had met with some resistance from area residents at recent meetings. The project calls for moving the curbs to create a wider turning radius on all four ...

It’s poppy time in WC

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Mayor John Hawkins signed an official proclamation Monday night, declaring Friday, May 25 as Poppy Day in Webster City. Members of the American Legion Auxiliary — Pat Nokes, Sharon Keigan, Shirley Lacey and Lorene Burnett — were on hand to give the mayor the first poppy. Auxiliary members ...

Change of date for NEH board meeting

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BLAIRSBURG — The Northeast Hamilton school board will meet in regular session on Tuesday, May 22 at 6 p.m. in the school Media Center. This is a change of the regular meeting date. On the agenda will be deliberation on the contract settlement for both the NEH Education Association ...

Williams Legion to place flags

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WILLIAMS —The Williams American Legion Post 633 will be placing American flags on the graves of veterans at the Williams and St. Mary’s cemeteries on Tuesday, May 22 beginning at 4 p.m. Persons wishing to help are asked to report to the cemetery located east of Williams.

Graduated

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“I always knew looking back at the tears would make me laugh, but I never knew looking back on the laughs would make me cry.” -Dr Seuss One-hundred seventeen Webster City High School seniors received diplomas Sunday afternoon in a ceremony held in the high school gym. The students ...

A Memorial Day tradition returns

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More than 600 U.S. flags will fly over Graceland Cemetery in observance of Memorial Day this year. The project, known as Avenue of Flags, will return again this year with members of the American Legion Post 191 committee getting flags in place. Committee members said the schedule for ...

Sand seeks state auditor seat

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Rob Sand says he hopes to attract voters from both political parties by promising new ways to save the state money and increase government efficiency, as he travels Iowa this week making his pitch to be the next Iowa auditor of state. “We’ve actually had a lot of success approaching ...

A grand sendoff

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Jefferson Gym was crowded with cheering students, parents and other supporters Thursday morning as Special Olympics athletes from all over Hamilton County took part in the annual torch run ceremony. Members of local law enforcement delivered the official Special Olympics torch to the ...

Jewell pen pals meet face-to-face

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JEWELL — Volunteer RSVP pen pals for third graders at South Hamilton were guests of honor at an end-of-the-year party Wednesday afternoon. The pen pal pairs had a chance to get acquainted face-to-face, as they met for the first time after corresponding regularly this school year. ...

Donation to UDMO

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Marilyn Middleton, right, marketing director for Southfield Wellness Community and John Boughton, Southfield administrator, presented Jamie Flugstad of Upper Des Moines Opportunity a donation of more than $1,500. The funds were raised during Southfield’s annual Hog Roast, held May 6, and will ...

WCHS seniors honored

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Webster City High School seniors walked away with more than $150,000 in scholarships and awards Wednesday evening during the annual recognition and awards program. More than 70 named scholarships, often given to multiple students, were awarded in addition to academic and department ...