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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 ...

Library implements unattended child policy

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Beginning Nov. 1, a new Unattended Children Policy will go into affect at the Kendall Young Library. The new policy was created when the library staff began revising their Patron Conduct Policy and realized that the current statement about leaving children unattended should be expanded. ...

Delving into career pathways

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Iowa Central Community College offers the Career Academy in Eagle Grove for area high school students to attend in order to save for college in the long term. Programs that are offered as of now include industrial mechanics/ machinist, business, health, engineering technology, welding ...

Trustees hear reports on OB, former clinic building

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Just two more babies are scheduled to be delivered at Van Diest Medical Center's Family Birth Place before the unit is scheduled to close on Oct. 12. VDMC Chief Executive Officer Lisa Ridge told the Board of Trustees Tuesday night that plans are on track for the closing of the unit. The ...

WCCT previews improved hearing system at theatre

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Patrons who have experienced hearing loss are invited to a demonstration of the newly installed Hearing Loop at Webster City Community Theatre on Sunday at 2 p.m. Theatre officials said the Hearing Loop provides a wireless transmission of sound to hearing aids equipped with a telecoil. A ...

Shedding light on growing problem

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Human trafficking is a $150 billion dollar industry worldwide which consists of 40.3 million victims being trafficked on a global scale, according to the The International Labor Organization, with hundreds of thousands of those victims coming from the United States alone. Kevin Schwendinger, ...

WCTV celebrates its 20th season

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WCTV has been a staple of the Webster City High School for the past 20 years, ever since its inception in December 1999. The show has seen a lot of progression over the years, according to Mark Murphy, the technical advisor for all 20 seasons. It all began when a principal handed over the ...

Supervisors proclaim National Voter Regstration Month

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The Hamilton County Board of Supervisors Tuesday proclaimed September 2018 as National Voter Registration Monday and Tuesday in particular as National Voter Registration Day “We are encouraging all eligible citizens to exercise their right to vote on election day,” said Kim Schaa, ...

Rootin’ tootin’ shootin’ event returns

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“Cowboys and Cowgirls Rootin’ Tootin’ Good Time Shootin’” event returns to Boone Valley Izaak Walton Park on Sept. 29. The Ikes will host the event with proceeds going towards hunter’s safety courses, Pheasants Forever, outdoor fishing events, preservation of their cowboy town, and ...

‘It’s going to be a crisis’

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With the Prestage Foods of Iowa processing plant scheduled to open this fall in Wright County, the need for child care for the anticipated influx of families is an urgent concern, according to at least one agency. “Right now, every child care center in Hamilton, Humboldt and Wright county ...