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Sharing the spirit

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BLAIRSBURG — Northeast Hamilton Elementary School celebrated Spirit Week with students and staff dressing in themed clothing throughout the week. On Thursday night, a hot dog feed preceded the Spirit Games held on Trojan Field. Students, staff, parents and grandparents took part in a ...

Wilmoth to present author talk

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Taylor Schaa Wilmoth had three things she wanted to accomplish before her 30th birthday. She wanted to complete an ironman race, join the Peace Corps and write a book. Not long ago, she checked off the last goal on that list. The Webster City graduate recently finished writing her book, ...

Imperials showcase set

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The Lynx Imperials Marching Band is holding a "Lynx Imperials 2018 Season Showcase" on Monday, Oct. 22 from 7 to 7:30 p.m. on the Webster City High School football field. The Imperials will be performing their pre-game and halftime field shows, and will also have an introduction and performance ...

Construction moves forward

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Despite Mother Nature's attempts to slow progress, construction of the Briggs Woods Conference Center is moving right along. The exterior walls are up, the roof is on and exterior stone work has been installed. On Thursday, the construction crew was working on the canopy above the ...

Mary Poppins Jr comes to WCCT

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That “Practically Perfect” nanny and the rest of the cast of Mary Poppins JR. are coming to the Webster City Community Theatre stage Oct. 12, 13, 19 and 20 at 7 pm and Oct. 14 and 21 at 2:00 pm. WCCT is located at 1001 Willson Avenue, Webster City. Tickets for reserved seating go on ...

Pack the Paddy Wagon

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Area residents will be asked to help “Pack the Paddy Wagon” on Sunday, Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Webster City Hy-Vee. The Hamilton County Peace Officers Association and Hy-Vee Food Store are hosting the event. Donations of food and nonperishable items are sought to fill ...

‘You’ve been swarmed’

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October is when leaves are falling, farmers are in the field for harvest, Homecoming celebrations are wrapping up, and coffee shops are serving up pumpkin-flavored java. It is also the month when the Bee Inspired Program celebrates Let's Talk Month. Each year the program jumps on board the ...

Warm Hearts, Warm Homes weatherization set for Nov. 3

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Warm Hearts Warm Homes is a weatherization program facilitated by Central Iowa RSVP. Teams of volunteers will do the weatherization work on Saturday, Nov. 3. Interior winter weatherization is available free of cost to low-income individuals and families, frail elderly, and veterans. ...

NEH school board elects new officers

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BLAIRSBURG —The Northeast Hamilton school board elected officers at its regular meeting held last week. The board elected Eric Patterson president and Marlin Pruismann vice president. Following the election, the officers were administered the oath of office by NEH school board ...

City Council approves creation of urban renewal area at BW

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An agreement between Hamilton County and Webster City to support the Briggs Woods Conference Center now under construction was approved by the City Council on Monday. The City Council agreed to the creation of a new urban renewal area of about 40 acres surrounding the conference center. The ...

Council OKs abandoned house deal

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An abandoned house in Webster City is set to be taken over by the local government. The City Council on Monday unanimously approved a deal with a mortgage company in which the city will get ownership of the house at 827 Water St. and $5,000. The ultimate fate of the house has yet to be ...

Davis to attend meet, greet

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Jeremy Davis, candidate for state treasurer, will join Rep. Rob Bacon Wednesday, Oct. 3 from 6 to 6:45 p.m. at GOP headquarters, 901 Second St., Webster City. Davis works at the National Pork Producers Council and is a former Ames City Council member. He is making his first run for a ...

EHCF to host informational meetings on grant process

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The Enhance Hamilton County Foundation wants to remind interested organizations that the informational meetings for their upcoming grant cycle are being held this week. Organizations that are looking to submit a grant application will need to have at least one attendee at one of the two ...

His first buck

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Reese Boyd just turned 8 on Sept. 25 and on Sept. 29, he shot this 7-point buck near Eagle Grove. His father, Cody, said this is Reese’s first deer ever. He used a 20g shotgun.

Ring of fame

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Editor’s Note: This article was originally printed in the September 2018 Our Hometown Magazine. It is reprinted here for the enjoyment of our readers. DUNCOMBE — Remnants of Tony Smith’s amateur boxing career include a large collection of trophies, jackets, patches, belts, newspaper ...

ACE struggles to keep the doors open

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Earlier this month, the Rev. Jeff Flagg from Asbury Methodist Church wrote about the significance of having a place like the All Cultures Equal building in Webster City. With the imminant opening of Prestage Farms near Eagle Grove, and the expected influx of diverse workers, ACE could continue ...

Museum pumpkins return

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The Depot Museum Pumpkin Scarecrow fundraiser is returning. Participants — organizations, businesses, families, or individuals — can pick up rules for the event at Fuller Hall starting Oct. 6. The cost is a $5 donation. Participants can bring their own real pumpkin or ...

Personal protection seminar planned

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The Hamilton County Peace Officers Association of Iowa and Serving Our Servants are jointly sponsoring the personal protection seminar, “Not Me, Not Today,” written and developed by Deputy Sheriff Rod Hicok, HCPOA president The instructional seminar will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran ...