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Council to hold public hearings tonight

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Three public hearings concerning property sales will be held at the top of the Webster City City Council meeting Monday. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. in the council chambers of city hall. The council will consider authorizing and approving a purchase agreement with Black ...

Nature and creativity

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Legacy Learning Boone River Valley is hosting its annual Fall Weekend, Sept. 27-29 at Briggs Woods Park. Participants will have a chance to immerse themselves in nature while exploring their creative side. Five different workshops, ranging from a watercolors to blacksmithing, will offer a ...

Poplar Grove Speedway hosts Clone Nationals

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KAMRAR — Poplar Grove Speedway of Kamrar held the 12th Annual Clone Nationals on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019. Racers from several states raced for trophies and more than $4,500 in money payouts. The highlight of the day was the Senior Clone Class that was racing for $1,000 to win. Aaron ...

Challenge is issued

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The Enhance Hamilton County Foundation is issuing a Food Pantry challenge to Hamilton County residents throughout the month of September. Funds received on or before Sept. 30, will be matched by the Enhance Hamilton County Foundation dollar-for-dollar up to the first $2,000. To participate ...

FIRST Lego League meeting set for Aug. 26

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Webster City Middle School will be hosting the FIRST Lego League for fifth and sixth grade students with "City Shaper" being the theme of this year's project. Students will work to build and code a robot in addition to designing a project that ties into the theme. This year there will be ...

Solar art

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A unique new piece of artwork that was installed this week at the City Hall Plaza will offer a special view of the community whether seen during the day or at night. The large stainless steel sculpture created by a University of Iowa art professor features a curved bench and a grid canopy ...

Second time around

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J.D. Scholten, a Democrat from Sioux City, announced Monday that he’s making another run for Iowa’s Fourth District Congressional seat, the seat currently held by Republican Steve King of Kiron. “Ultimately, I’m following in the footsteps of my political heroes, Berkley Bedell and ...

Public art ribbon cutting is Monday

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A ribbon cutting celebrating two new public art pieces will be held Monday, Aug. 19 at 5 p.m. Officials with the City of Webster City and the University of Iowa will gather at the corner of Second and Des Moines streets and will then move to City Hall Plaza. The public is invited to meet ...

Mobile food pantry to stop at St. Thomas

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The Food Bank of Iowa mobile food pantry program will make a stop at St. Thomas Aquinas Parisch Center, 1000 Des Moines St. from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20. The doors open at 2 p.m. for registration. Those attending are asked to bring bags, laundry baskets or boxed to carry food ...

School year brings new faces

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The approach of the school year brought introductions before the Webster City School Board Monday night. Jessica Hector, Northeast Hamilton Elementary principal, and William Brock, Webster City Middle School associate principal, were introduced during the board’s meeting. Hector has ...

Supervisors unveil proactive economic development plan for county

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The Hamilton County Board of Supervisors unveiled a new economic development plan for the county at its meeting Tuesday at the Hamilton County Courthouse. The economic development plan is the result of a strategic planning summit held by the Board of Supervisors and the University of Northern ...

Heart of Iowa meeting is Thursday in Webster City

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The public is encouraged to attend the upcoming Heart of Iowa Regional Housing Trust Fund, Board of Directors public meeting Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the city hall in Webster City, 400 Second St. Community leaders from Hamilton and Webster counties have identified affordable housing issues ...

An Iowa Great Place

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The Boone Forks Region has been re-designated as an Iowa Great Place this year, recognizing the three-county region it encompasses for its breathtaking views, natural escapes and recreational opportunities. First designated in 2010, the region has since expanded, adding Boone County to the ...

Next Generation Picnic is Wednesday

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The Next Generation Picnic: Let’s Talk Issues to be held on Wednesday at West Twin Park Shelter, starting with food at 5:30 p.m. and conversations to start around 6 p.m. The bipartisan event is open to the public and everyone is encouraged to attend. When local organizer Kathy Getting ...

Children’s Advisory Committee members needed

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Central Iowa Community Services (CICS) is seeking volunteers to join our Children’s Advisory Committee. With the passage of HF690, the Mental Health and Disability Service Regions in the state of Iowa have been given the responsibility of developing and administering the Children’s ...

Orientations, open houses precede coming school year

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Middle school students and parents/guardians new to the Webster City school district — including St. Thomas and Stratford — are invited to an orientation at the middle school on Thursday at 6 p.m. Counselors and administrators will be on hand, and there will be a tour of the building. • ...

‘Music calls and that’s where my heart goes’

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Maurice Walker Jules will be among those honored by the Iowa Rock and Roll Music Association when it recognizes the Iowa Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2019 inductees at Arnold's Park on Aug. 31 to Sept. 1. After more than a half century of making music, it is fitting that the Webster City ...

School board to meet Monday night

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The Webster City school board will meet Monday at 6 p.m. in the school administration building, 820 Des Moines St. New school administrators will be introduced during the meeting. Jessica Hector is the new Northeast Hamilton Elementary principal and William Brock is the new associate ...

Klobuchar meets with supporters in WC stop

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About 45 local residents gathered early Thursday morning at Mornin’ Glory Coffee Shop for a dose of caffeine and to meet the presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar. The Minnesota Democrat made a stop in Webster City as part of a 20-country tour through Iowa, including a visit to the ...

An evening of art and music

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The second night of the Arts R Alive Sculpture Event at West Twin Park included music, art and fellowship. Jive for Five, a brass quintet featuring Kathy Yoakum, Dan Cassady, Paul Bloomquist, Tim Miller and David Swaroff performed selections for the crowd.. The evening also included talks by ...