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Input sought

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The Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce is looking for some input from local residents.Chamber Director Deb Brown received an email from Aaron Putze of the Iowa Food and Family Project. He said that 40 food-minded Iowans, many of whom are bloggers or who are active on social media will be ...

Bluegrass Fest opens today

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STRATFORD - Musicians and bluegrass enthusiasts from all over the Midwest are expected to roll into Stratford over the weekend for the Stratford Stride 32nd annual Bluegrass Festival in the City Park.The festival will feature three days of music beginning Thursday night with a performance at 7 ...

Suspect caught by WCPD

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A suspect wanted in connection with an Amber Alert issued Monday was apprehended in Webster City by local police.An Amber Alert was issued around 11:30 a.m. for a 17-year-old female who was taken against her will by a subject in Hampton, according to Webster City Police Chief Shiloh Mork. ...

Police Reports 7-6-16

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A hit-and-run was reported on July 3. A black car was behind Deanna M. Keehn, Maxwell, who was exiting Highway 20 at the 140 exit. Keehn was stopped at the stop sign when the front of the black car collided with the rear of Keehn's vehicle. The driver of the black car exited his vehicle and ...

NEH board approves sharing contracts

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By TERESA WOODeditor@freemanjournal.netBLAIRSBURG - The Northeast Hamilton school board renewed its superintendent sharing agreement and two staff contracts at its meeting on June 30.Board President Eric Patterson, Thea Wibholm, Sara Zorn and Marlin Pruismann unanimously approved the two-year ...

Residential completion agreement signed

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The Residential Completion Agreement for 1503 First St. was approved and signed Tuesday night at the Webster City City Council meeting after agreement to terms by Marty and Nathaniel Parkhill.The dwelling in disrepair at the First Street address was given an unsafe building notice this spring. ...

Plant to bring 900 jobs

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CLARION - Prestage Foods of Iowa LLC has plans to construct a new multi-million dollar pork processing facility in Wright County, bringing 900 new full-time jobs to the area, the Wright County Board of Supervisors announced at a press conference Tuesday afternoon."We look forward to the ...

An old-fashioned Fourth of July

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WILLIAMS -If you didn't have fun at the 65th annual Williams Independence Day celebration, you just weren't trying hard enough.Even though cloudy skies threatened rain, the crowd of nearly 1,500 remained dry and comfortable with the temperature staying around 70 degrees.The day's celebration ...

Council to meet

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The continuation of a tabled item from the June 20 meeting of the City Council of Webster City is on the agenda for tonight. The City Council meeting was postponed to Tuesday because of the Fourth of July holiday on Monday.A motion on the Residential Completion Agreement for 1503 First St. is ...

Reward offered for info

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The Hamilton County Sheriff's office is seeking the public's help in identifying a man who was captured on surveillance video in connection with a burglary at The Boondocks Truck Stop. The business was burglarized between 12:30 and 1:30 a.m. on June 19. The male suspect was accompanied by an ...

Project on track

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Preparation is well under way for the Briggs Woods Conference Center with a few changes."We have gone through a redesign. Our original design, everyone we talked to, all of our donors, thought that it was too small so we increased the size," said Kelly Haman, Briggs Woods Golf Course Special ...

What’s Up

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WC to host FireworksThe Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce has accepted the request from Bob Van Diest to organize fireworks on July 2 to recognize Van Diest Supply Company's 60 years in business.The fireworks are set to begin Saturday, July 2 at dusk.Little Wall Lake Park FireworksJEWELL?- ...

Haman joins the team at First State Bank

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Melody Haman joined the First State Bank staff in Webster City in April of 2016 as the Human Resources Assistant. She is a 2011 graduate of Southeast Webster Grand High School and a 2015 graduate of Iowa State University with a Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management with a concentration ...

WC veteran pens memoir

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Alden native Jerry A. Burton describes his experiences in aviation and deployments to Vietnam in his recently published memoir. "My Life in Aviation" focuses on Burton's career in aviation, both civilian and military."The book covers the narrative of when I got out of high school, all my ...

H/M Tax discusses applications

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The Hotel Motel Tax Board met Wednesday night at City Hall to go over grant applications. A recommended total of $54,401 to be distributed between four candidates was discussed."Our purpose this evening is to do the final determining of the awards to be given to the participants that have given ...

Helpers sought

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American Legion Post 191 is planning to set up a display of 100 flags along Beach and Ohio streets in observance the July 4th holiday.Avenue of Flags Chairman Ron Keigan said volunteers are need Friday morning at 10 a.m. at the west entrance of Graceland Cemetery to help put up the flags.The ...

Back to school program

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School ended just a month ago, but Upper Des Moines Opportunity Inc. is busy planning its annual Back to School Program.This program provides backpacks and school supplies to low-income children in Hamilton County who are in Preschool through 12th grade.Families must preregister for the Back ...