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Grants to be given

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The Enhance Hamilton County Foundation has announced their upcoming Grant Awards Night scheduled for March 14, at the Stratford Community Center, 7 p.m. Thirteen organizations located throughout Hamilton County will receive a total of over $40,000. All Hamilton County residents are invited to ...

Council to meet Thursday for work session

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The City Council of Webster City will meet on Thursday evening at 5:15 p.m. in the Fuller Hall in the Sampson Room for a goal setting work session. The goal setting session will be conducted by Jeff Schott, Institute of Public Affairs.

Staying the course

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FORT DODGE —When John Jergens went to work for Misty Harbor Pontoons in 2011, it was not only an opportunity to learn the business, it was also a chance to assert himself as a future leader of the company that Dave Wilson and Lisa Wilson built. Behind the scenes at that time, Dave ...

Storm rips through Hamilton County

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A violent storm tore through the region Monday evening, spawning a tornado in southern Webster County and leaving hundreds of people, including much of Webster City, without power. The tornado was reported northeast of Harcourt. Damage was reported south of 350th Street between Oak Avenue ...

Council looks at street closings for JunqueFest

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Deb Brown, Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce Director, was at Monday night’s meeting to request the closing of four streets and designating portions of four parking lots for JunqueFest, which is scheduled for May 25 through 28 downtown. Before approval can be given, the council will ...

Change of venue for Town Hall meeting

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Rep. Rob Bacon, R-Slater, House District 48, and Sen. Jerry Behn, R-Boone, District 24 will be in Webster City, March 18 from 10 to 11 a.m. Originally scheduled for City Hall, the meeting has been moved to Webster City Middle School, according to organizers. The meeting is open to the ...

Mobile pantry to make stop in WC

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The Food Bank of Iowa Mobile Pantry Program is returning to Webster City on Tuesday, March 21. The pantry will be set up at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1007 Beach St., from 4 to 6 p.m. The pantry is available free of charge. Those attending are asked to bring bags, baskets or boxes to ...

Brandt named to Top 1,200 Advisors list

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Jeffrey W. Brandt, CRPC®, CMFC®, APMASM a Private Wealth Advisor with Ameriprise Financial in Webster City has been named to the list of “America’s Top 1,200 Advisors: State-by-State” published by Barron’s® Magazine, a publication covering business and finance. The annual ...

New expressions

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Webster City residents welcomed Cord McMahon, new Artist in Residence, to town on Friday afternoon. McMahon, 23, is originally from Fort Dodge. “I’m just here to help out the greater cause and try to get art out there,” McMahon said. “It’s not really a dying medium, but it ...

A taste of career offerings

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During her visit to Iowa Central Community College Thursday for their Career Visit Day, Keala Crawford, of Perry, found out that after kneading it a little bit, in order not to have it stick to everything, you have to put a little flour on the table when working with cake fondant. Of course, ...

Freedom Rock project advances

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STRATFORD —The Hamilton County Freedom Rock® Park is fast becoming a reality, according to committee members. The rock has been placed on its cradle and waiting to be painted by the Freedom Rock® Tour artist Ray Sorenson. This spring the electrical for lighting, the sidewalks, the ...

Living courageously

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A Webster City woman recently received an honor for living courageously with Type I Diabetes. Mary Noffke received the Joslin Diabetes Center Medal for surviving diabetes for 50 years. Noffke is one of 3,500 individuals across the world to have this medal. “I’m pretty happy about ...

Bacon, Behn town hall set

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Rep. Rob Bacon, R-Slater, House District 48, and Sen. Jerry Behn, R-Boone, District 24 will be in Webster City, March 18 from 10 to 11 a.m. at City Hall for a Town Hall Meeting. The meeting is open to the public and hosted by the Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce. Behn, Senate ...

Brown convenes final coffee

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Webster City Area Chamber Director Deb Brown convened her final quarterly Chamber coffee Thursday morning at the Webster Theater. Brown, who has been with the Chamber since March 2013, will be leaving her post with to continue with her own business, SaveYour.town, a venture that she and ...

Lesher earns landscape certification

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Breanne Lesher, landscape designer at Stony Creek Landscapes Inc., Webster City, has achieved Iowa Nursery and Landscape Association Certification with a specialization in Landscape. The certification exam has two parts: a plant identification portion covering a combination of woody and ...

Dare to dream

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Dream Big is the theme for the Webster City High School Vocal Music Department’s annual Variety Show on Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 7 p.m.; and Sunday at 2 p.m. in Prem Sahai Auditorium. Large ensembles will perform at each show. The Lynx Singers will sing “Things That Stop You ...

Moving to the rhythm

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Students at Pleasant View Elementary School got to try some new moves Wednesday afternoon. Tyler and Jacqueline McCurdy, Salsa Des Moines representatives, showed students and staff some basic dance steps to educate them on rhythm and culture. “We’re here representing Salsa Des Moines. ...

WC man arrested for theft

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A Webster City man has been arrested on a warrant for theft charges, following a yearlong investigation by local law enforcement agencies. Loren Dale Anderson, 50, was arrested on Wednesday for theft in the second degree/possession of stolen property. Officials said the arrest culminates an ...

A sweet read

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BLAIRSBURG — Readers, young and old, turned out Thursday at the Northeast Hamilton Reading Night event. Students and their adult guests had the opportunity to attend two reading events. Special guest Iowa Honey Queen 2017 Carly Raye Vannoy gave a presentation on honey bees, their ...