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Donkey basketball coming to Jefferson Gym

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The Dairyland Donkey Basketball Show is coming to Jefferson Gymnasium on Thursday, Feb. 8 beginning at 7 p.m. Kids rides will also be offered at intermission for the first 100 kids that come to the door. Donkey basketball is played on real, live donkeys. All local players will be ...

Hansen to attend caucuses

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Colleen Hansen, Democratic candidate for Hamilton County Treasurer, will be attending the caucuses in Webster City and Jewell on Monday, Feb. 5. Webster City’s location is the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church at 1229 Kathy Lane and Jewell’s location is the South Hamilton school at 315 ...

The legacy continues

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After celebrating a century of business in 2017, Murray McMurray is back to work in 2018 for their 101st year of hatching and selling poultry across the United States. Monday morning was the business’s first hatch of the new year. “We’ve been in business for 101 years now. This is ...

Warwick to seek nomination

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Judy Warwick has announced that she will run for the Republican nomination for the office of Hamilton County Treasurer. Warwick has been with the treasurer’s office since 1995 and has been the assistant treasurer for the past three years. Warwick said she enjoys serving the residents of ...

Chamber kick-off

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The Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce kicked off 2018 with their annual Chamber Dinner Monday evening at St. Thomas Aquinas. Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce Director Linda Christianson highlighted some of the events that occurred in 2017 including several Music in the Park events, ...

Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate

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The Festival of Chocolate at Kendall Young Library was held Sunday afternoon with dozens of entries competing for top honors in four different categories. Seven judges, including Marilyn Middleton, selected the winning entries. Corrie More took first place in the cake and cupcake category, and ...

A call for action

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Citizens from across the state gathered at RSVP in Webster City Saturday afternoon to voice their opposition to factory farms. The North Central Iowa Factory Farm Summit brought individuals from Hamilton, Hardin, Wright and Decatur counties together. The meeting was facilitated by members ...

Courthouse is site for flag collection

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The Hamilton County Courthouse is now a retired American flag disposal site. In partnership with the National Association of Counties, the National Flag Foundation and the National Sheriff's Association, Hamilton County has installed a flag retirement box in the first floor lobby of the ...

Something new everyday

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“Everyday there’s something new. I’m learning all sorts of different things,” said Hamilton County Sheriff Doug Timmons. “Thank goodness I have good staff that has taught me a lot of things.” Timmons, who took office on Jan. 1, 2017, just celebrated his one year anniversary as ...

‘All My Sons’ comes to WCCT stage

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Webster City Community Theatre is set to present the award-winning drama about a fateful World War II decision in February. The 1947 post-war play, written by famed playwright Arthur Miller, is directed by Abby Sturtevant Sharp, with assistance from Trese Arends and Mark Dohms. Miller’s ...

Making an impact

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The impact that Iowa Central Community College has on the region extends far beyond the degrees and certificates it awards to students each year. It has an economic impact of about $217 million a year, according to a study by Ernie Goss, the MacAllister Chair and professor of economics at ...

Weekend workshops provide learning opportunities

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To help beat those winter blues, Legacy Learning Boone River Valley is offering a variety of workshops this weekend. Unbeatable Baking, Iowa Style Join blue-ribbon baker, food writer, farm cook and Iowa author Darcy Maulsby at the end of January for a winter baking weekend. “This ...

New chief nursing officer hired

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Van Diest Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Lisa Ridge announced the hiring of new a chief nursing officer at Tuesday’s board of trustees meeting. Amy McDonough was not present at the meeting but will be formerly introduced at the February board meeting. She previously worked at ...

Years of use

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When Iowa Central Community College welcomed its first students in 1966, the community college system that exists in the state today was a new concept. Since then, hundreds of thousands of students have strolled across the Fort Dodge campus. The latest figures available from the college show ...

A smooth adjustment

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“I’m just really excited to be back in the area,” said Dr. Kyle Heffernan. “When you work hard to become proficient and excel at your craft and then get a chance to move back to an area like this and give back to the area that gave so much to you, it’s a pretty rewarding ...

NEH board hears report on reorganization work

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Blairsburg — The Northeast Hamilton school board learned the district's taxable valuations for the 2019 fiscal year and heard about what the next steps in the reorganization process are at its regular board meeting on last week in Blairsburg. NEH taxable valuations will be $198 million, ...

In the beginning

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Back in 1966 there were only two employees of what was then the Area V Community College-Vocational School: Donald Klucking, of Webster City, and Edwin Barbour, of Eagle Grove. Klucking was the school’s secretary and business manager. Barbour, who at that time had been Eagle Grove’s ...

Presentations given at town hall meeting

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Four presentations were given during Monday evening’s town hall meeting. A representative with Iowa Central Community College spoke about the upcoming Bond Referendum election to be held on February 6. The proposed $25.5M bond would be spent on a series of projects including ...

Search criteria discussed

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The Webster City school board held a brief meeting Monday night, followed by a work session with representatives of McPherson and Jacobson, the firm assisting with the search for a new superintendent. The board took an initial look at the 2018-2019 school calendar which Superintendent Mike ...