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Remodeling continues at former WC clinic

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Work is progressing at the former Webster City Medical Clinic building which will soon become home to a campus of health and mental health agencies. Board of Supervisors Chairman Doug Bailey said remodeling work is continuing. “We have hopefully a state fire marshall inspection ...

Supervisors adopt resolution opposing heavier trucking loads

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The Hamilton County Board of Supervisors Tuesday unanimously adopted a resolution opposing Iowa Senate Study Bill 1045 and Senate File 184, which if approved could allow trucks carrying more than a hundred thousand pounds to use most roads and bridges across Iowa. County Engineer Nicole ...

Section of trail closed

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Officials with the City of Webster City on Tuesday announced that due to damage that has occurred from the recent flooding, the Boone River Trail from North Des Moines Street to White Fox Road is closed until repairs can be made.

Major disaster declaration approved for 56 counties

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Gov. Kim Reynolds on Saturday received notification that President Donald Trump has granted her request for an expedited Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for 56 counties. It includes Webster and Hamilton counties, which have been severely impacted by recent flooding. The declaration ...

Interviews set for WCHS principal position

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Candidates for the position of Webster City High School principal will be interviewed this week, according to Dr. Mandy Ross, school superintendent. Ross told the school board Monday night that five candidates will face the panel of interviewers. “We’ll have about 37 people involved ...

Williams pleads guilty to attempted murder

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FORT DODGE —Phillip Williams, of Lafayette, Indiana, pleaded guilty on Monday in Webster County District Court to attempted murder, abuse of a human corpse and accessory after the fact. He was originally charged with first-degree murder in the killing of Jessica Gomez, 26, of Fort ...

Be prepared:  It’s Severe Weather Awareness Week

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Sheriff Doug Timmons remembers when a tornado tore through Stratford in November 2005. “I was walking down to the Stratford fire station and watched it come up out of the river valley,” Timmons said. November tornados may be uncommon, but the season for dangerous storms is just ...

EHCF installs officers

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The Enhance Hamilton County Foundation (EHCF) promotes charitable giving, connecting donors with causes they care about and providing leadership on important community issues and is a local organization with an advisory board made up of local people who are passionate about the future of the ...

School board to meet tonight

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The Webster City Community school board will meet Monday at 6 p.m. at the school administration building, 820 Des Moines St. The board will recognize the achievements of the WCTV group at the start of the meeting. A presentation on the conditions for learning will be given and board ...

A new space for veterans

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The American Legion Post 191 has had its meeting room for U.S. Veterans in the same place since before the Allies declared victory in World War II. “This has been the bar since 1941. The ‘Dugout’,” said Randy Youngdale, of the basement underneath the legion’s meeting hall. ...

‘Leading Ladies’ take to the stage

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Webster City Community Theatre will present “Leading Ladies,” a comedy by Ken Ludwig, on March 29, 30. April 5 and 7 at 7 p.m., and March 31 and April 8 at 2 p.m. Tickets for the production go on sale Saturday at the WCCT box office. Box office hours are 5 to 7 p.m. weeknights, ...

Crash on Fort Dodge Kenyon Road Bridge leaves one dead

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FORT DODGE — A head-on crash involving a car and pickup truck on the Kenyon Road Bridge left one woman dead and two others injured Thursday afternoon, according to Sgt. Aaron Smidt, of the Iowa State Patrol. Ruth Lucille Smid, 85, of Fort Dodge, was declared dead at the scene. The crash ...

Community input, ideas sought

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What do residents love most about Webster City and what do they want to see improved in the downtown and city parks? Local residents will have a chance to share input on those topics at an open house Friday, March 29, at Fuller Hall Recreation Center, from 6 to 8 pm. The City of Webster ...

Wisconsin-based Shopko to close all stores

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GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN — Shopko, the general merchandise retailer based out of Wisconsin, announced this week that all of its remaining stores will close. “Despite the company’s best efforts, it was unable to find a buyer for its go-forward business as a going concern,” the company ...

Open house set for vintage clothing display

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The Open House for the Vintage Clothing Exhibit at the Jane Young House has been rescheduled for this weekend, Saturday, March 23, and Sunday, March 24, from noon to 3 p.m. both days. The public is invited to tour the house and view the exhibit at no charge. Light refreshments will be ...

Webster City man admits to federal meth charges

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A Webster City man has admitted in federal court that he participated in a local meth conspiracy. Jeremy A. Frye, 35, pleaded guilty Monday to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. At the plea hearing in ...

Wright County inks deal with chicken litter facility

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CLARION — A company that will turn chicken droppings into a more environmentally-friendly organic fertilizer will locate its multi-million-dollar facility in Wright County. On Monday the Wright County Board of Supervisors entered into a development agreement with ReNewTrient 1. “We ...

Building owners get 6 months to make repairs

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The owners of a partially collapsed building in Webster City have been given six months to make the needed repairs.The City Council voted unanimously Monday to impose that deadline for the property at 411 Prospect St. But council members told the building’s owners, Brian Hubbard and Matthew ...

Electric bond refinancing saves city $1 million

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The refinancing of a Webster City municipal electric utility bond has saved nearly $1 million. Paul Donna, of the financial firm R.W. Baird, told the City Council that Monday’s refinancing action was ‘‘a very successful sale.’’ ‘‘We did exceed the expectations we put forth a ...