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New boutique opens by happenstance

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The new owner of the Funky Zebras boutique located at Salon Meraki in Webster City, Marcy Nelson, opened for the first time on Thursday night during the Ladies Night Out annual shopping event. Nelson currently works full time as a mortgage loan originator in Ames, but has been wanting to own ...

Iowa Central North Central Career Academy hosts networking event

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EAGLE GROVE — The Iowa Central North Central Career Academy in Eagle Grove hosted a Networking Event Tuesday night and incorporated company presentations from Prestage Foods of Iowa, United States Gypsum Corporation, and Hagie Manufacturing. The goal of the event was to inform the ...

Hours-long standoff ends peacefully in Stratford

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STRATFORD — A standoff in Stratford that lasted a little more than five hours Wednesday night ended peacefully with a suspect being arrested on multiple charges. Law enforcement officers responded to 1472 350th St. in Stratford at 6:47 p.m. Wednesday after a woman reported that her son, ...

NE Hamilton certified enrollment is down

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BLAIRSBURG — The number of students at Northeast Hamilton Community School District has gone up, even as certified enrollment sees a slight decline, the school board heard Wednesday night. The board also heard concerns about the state of walls and plumbing during its regular meeting in ...

Quilt Fair to be held this weekend

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Hundreds of quilts will be on display this weekend as the Fort Dodge Area Quilters Inc. hosts its show. The theme of the quilt show this year is “Our Quilted Neighborhood.” Held every other year, the show will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m Sunday at the ...

VDMC to host Embracing the Journey

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For those having a hard time grappling with what comes next in terms of planning for the latter part of life, Van Diest Medical Center will be hosting an Embracing the Journey free workshop at Asbury Methodist Church today from 3 to 5 p.m. Speakers will range from long-term care and financial ...

Fall for a good book at the KY Library

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The Friends of Kendall Young Library Fall Book Sale kicks off today with a myriad of books and materials for sale in the library meeting and story rooms. Thursday is designated for Friends of the Library to peruse the books from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. New members are encouraged to join by either ...

The art of the story

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DOWS — When Iris Ericksen's great grandchildren ask her to tell them a story, they are treated to a treasure trove of adventures because you see, Iris is a professional storyteller. Iris, 88, admits that she came by her profession at an early age. "It all started when I was a child at ...

All about the ladies

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Calling all ladies. Webster City will be hosting its annual Ladies Night Out event Thursday, Oct. 25 from 12-9 pm at most participating stores and restaurants. All cooperating vendors will be encouraged to dress up for Halloween, as the holiday is fast approaching and each venue will be ...

Courthouse to be open Saturday for voting

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The Hamilton County Auditor’s Office has been a busy place for the past week as staff members have been filling absentee ballot requests for the Nov. 6 general election. Kim Schaa, auditor and commissioner of elections, said that as of Monday, 1,807 people had requested absentee ballots ...

WC district sees increase in number of students

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Enrollment in Webster City Schools increased by nearly 25 students this year. That report was released Monday night as the Webster City school board met in regular session. On Oct. 5 of every year, “each school district in the state is required to do certified enrollment,” which will ...

Search for missing person leads to body

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Authorities confirmed Monday that a body was found in a waterway within the city limits of Webster City Sunday night. Webster City Police and Fire Departments responded to a call Sunday night concerning a missing person in the community. According to Webster City Fire Chief Chuck ...

FD man charged with kidnapping, robbery

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FORT DODGE — A Fort Dodge man is facing two class B felonies after he allegedly robbed a man and forced the victim to go to another location. Keaton Collins, 28, is charged with one count of second-degree kidnapping and one count of first-degree robbery. The incident happened around ...

Prestage Foods to open in early 2019

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In less than three months, state-of-the-art machines that will be used in the process of butchering pigs at Prestage Foods of Iowa will be powered on as the company prepares to open its $300 million, 700,000-square-foot plant south of Eagle Grove. “It will be the most modern plant in the ...

‘Finally’

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HOLSTEIN — For Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg, the completion of U.S. Highway 20 as a four-lane route all across northern Iowa after about 60 years of work can be summarized with a single word. ‘‘I think I can sum up today in one word — finally,’’ Gregg told about 400 people packed into a ...

Lions serve up pancakes

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The Webster City Lions Club served up pancakes to hundreds of hungry Webster City residents Sunday morning. The annual pancake day served as fundraiser for the group. Above, Gary Knutson holds a pan of pancakes while Jim McGlynn flips some hot cakes on the griddle.

An autumn hayride

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Trinity Lutheran Church offered a fall hayride and gathering Sunday at Joel and Deb Peterson’s farm outside Webster City. The event kicked off at 4 p.m. and included a hayride, bonfire, apple bobbing, a chili cook off, and some campfire food. Many people ventured out to enjoy the fall ...

‘A beacon in the middle of a snowstorm’

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WILLIAMS – A state-wide contingent of Iowa State Patrol officers gathered on Wednesday morning for one last breakfast and cup of coffee at Boondocks USA to honor Bob and Miriam Welch for their service and support over the past 45 years. “There has been a lot of coffee consumed here,” ...

Route completed

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U.S. Highway 20 is now a four-lane route stretching across northern Iowa from Dubuque to Sioux City. But it wasn’t always that way. The miles and miles of concrete paving that exist today are a monument to the persistence of highway advocates, elected officials and many others who labored ...