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Behn retains Senate seat

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Jerry Behn, R-Boone, was re-elected to Iowa Senate District 24 Tuesday, fending off challenger Keith Puntenney, D- Boone.In Hamilton County, Behn garnered 4,639 and Puntenney had 2,496. There were also eight write-in votes. District totals were not available at press time.Behn has served in the ...

Where do I Vote?

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The polls are open today from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. at locations all across Hamilton County for the general election.Here's the locations of all the polling sites across the county:Precinct 1: Trinity Lutheran Church, 1229 Kathy Lane, Webster Cityincludes City of Kamrar, Cass Township, Freedom ...

Man airlifted after anhydrous exposure

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One man was airlifted to a hospital Monday afternoon after being exposed to anhydrous ammonia.The man's name and the hospital that he was taken to weren't available Monday.He came in contact with anhydrous ammonia while working on a tank in a farm field along Keokuk Avenue in Wright County, ...

WCPD plans Christmas shopping event

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The Webster City Police Department will be hosting a 50/50 Raffle to help support the B.L.U.E. (Blue Light Uniformed Events) ProgramLast year, the Webster City Police Department was able to take seven children Christmas shopping who may have otherwise gone without."This was a fun and rewarding ...

Youth Advisory Commission moves forward

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The Webster City City Council approved the first reading of a proposed ordinance pertaining to the formation of a Youth Advisory Committee Monday evening at City Hall."We are looking at a Youth Advisory Commission made up of three middle school students and three high school and possibly one ...

Paying respects

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A huge crowd of Hamilton County residents gathered Sunday morning to pay tribute and offer thanks to a young police officer who was killed in the line of duty last week in Urbandale.A convoy of law enforcement vehicles escorted the hearse bearing the body of 24-year-old Justin Martin traveled ...

Ribbon cutting

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JEWELL-- On a beautiful fall morning, the new JewEllsworth Trail was officially opened. Saturday, with a good-sized crowd looking on, Hamilton County Conservation Director Brian Lammers cut the ribbon on the concrete recreational trail that now runs between Jewell and Ellsworth.The three-mile ...

Council meets tonight

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The City Council of Webster City will meet tonight at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers.There are two motions concerning requests from the Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce.They are requesting assistance in connection with the "Christmas in the City" event which will take place on Nov. ...

Weaver meets with supporters

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Kim Weaver of Sheldon is spending the last few days before the Nov. 8 general election visiting many of the towns in Iowa's fourth Congressional District. Webster City was one of 20 stops she's making over the next four days.Weaver is the Democratic candidate challenging U.S. Rep. Steve King, ...

Midwest premiere of play set for WCCT

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Webster City Community Theatre will kickoff its 2016-2017 season with the Midwest premiere of a new play by Phil Olson, "A?Nice Family Christmas."Performances are slated for Nov. 11, 12, 18 and 19 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 13 and 20 at 2 p.m. Tickets for reserved seats will go on sale Monday for ...

What’s Up?

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New trail to openThe Hamilton County Conservation Board along with the cities of Jewell and Ellsworth are proud to announce the official ribbon cutting for the opening of the JewEllsworth Trail on Saturday, Nov. 5 at 10 a.m. The ceremony will be located at the intersection of Tollman Avenue and ...

Jekyll and Hyde come to WCHS

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The cast and crew of "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" have been hard at work the past two months in preparation of opening night Friday. Thirty-two students are involved in this year's fall play at Webster City High School."I like to always challenge the kids," said director LuAnn Garvey. "It's a ...

Take back event numbers grow

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The Hamilton County Sheriff's Department along with Community and Family Resources and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) came together on Oct. 22 to take back unwanted prescription drugs.This was the public's 12th opportunity in six years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their ...

Two Iowa police officers killed in ambush

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Both officers slain early Wednesday morning in what authorities described as separate ambush-style attacks had ties to the Fort Dodge region.Officer Justin Martin, of the Urbandale Police, grew up in Rockwell City and graduated from high school there.Sgt. Anthony "Tony" Beminio, of the Des ...

Christmas in the City

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Downtown Webster City will be ready for the holiday season as Christmas in the City returns on Sunday, Nov. 20.Activities are planned for 11 a.m. through 5 p.m. that day, according to Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Deb Brown.A free Christmas movie at the Webster ...

Six arrested on drug charges

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The strong odor of marijuana lead police to a home on East Second Street and resulted in the arrest of six individuals.On Monday, the Webster City Police Department received a call about the strong odor of marijuana coming from 1220 East Second Street, Lot No. 2. Officers who arrived on scene ...

Prosecution begins case against Leon Shivers

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The night leading up to a violent car crash in downtown Fort Dodge was ordinary for Beverly McCartney and her husband, John McCartney.The couple was getting ready to watch the NCAA basketball tournament at their home, located at 1416 20th Ave. N.But first John McCartney wanted to get some milk ...

Hensley named Young Professional of Year Award

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Jordan Hensley, chief executive officer of Peoples Credit Union, was recognized by the Iowa Credit Union League with the 2016 Young Professional of the Year Award for furthering the credit union philosophy of "people helping people" every day by being a voice for the credit union movement.This ...