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Motorcycle strikes bike

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A motorcycle accident occurred at approximately 3:49 p.m. Sunday afternoon on the 1500 block of Bank St. next to the Webster City High School. According to Officer Brandon Pritchard,WCPD, a motorcycle was traveling westbound and struck a child on a bicycle when the child pulled out in front of ...

Talent showcase

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Webster City's Voice, Factor, Idol-Off - otherwise known as the high school variety show, was held at the Prem Sahai Auditorium Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The show featured songs from television music reality programs.The variety show featured performances by all of the high school vocal ...

Council looks at positions tonight

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Two resignations are on the council agenda for tonight. Ed Sadler, Webster City City Manager, whose resignation if approved, will be in effect March 11, and Donald Cook, Traffic Committee, which will be in effect as of March 1.A motion to approve the appointment of Kent Harfst as Interim City ...

Signs of addiction

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An estimated 294,000 adult Iowans experienced a problem related to gambling in the past year, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health.Gov. Terry Branstad is expected to sign a proclamation Friday to declare March as Problem Gambling Awareness Month.While gambling is as source of ...

Schott directs goal session

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Goals, ideas, and group discussion led to a clearer picture of what traits and experience the new city manager should possess. Jeff Schott, Director of the Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Iowa, led a goal-setting session Thursday night with the City Council. Assistant city ...

A celebration of reading

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Fifth-grade students at Webster City Middle School heard from a variety of adults Wednesday who shared their love of reading during Read Across America day.Read Across America, a program of the National Education Association, coincides with the birthday of Theodor Geisel, otherwise known as ...

Setting goals

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The City Council of Webster City will meet tonight at 6 p.m. at the Fuller Hall Sampson Room in a public meeting and work session.The goal-setting session will further discuss the process of filling the city manager position, which is currently held by Ed Sadler. The meeting will be conducted ...

Steve Miller Band to rock Shellabration

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FORT?DODGE?- Shellabration organizers have a message for their summer audience: Get ready to rock, because the famed Steve Miller Band will headline the annual concert in Fort Dodge.The band, which will be inducted into the national Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland in April, is set to ...

Diving into good books

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By TERESA?WOODeditor@freemanjournal.netBLAIRSBURG?- Students at Northeast Hamilton Elementary School have been celebrating Read Across America Week with scholastic activities and dress-up days that will culminate with an all-school assembly on Friday.Read Across America is a national event that ...

Police Reports

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On March 1, the WCPD was called to Prospect St. and Second St. for an accident. Magdalene R. Breitenkamp, Webster City, said that she was coming up to the stop sign and was slowing down when her vehicle slid on the ice and snow and went through the intersection. Larry D. Eekhoff, Webster City, ...

Storm Ready

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Severe weather can strike at any time. Severe thunderstorms can lead to lightning strikes. Muggy, humid weather holds the potential for tornados. In order to better prepare citizens for incoming storms, storm spotters observe storm features or signs of severe weather that was not expected by ...

Plan ahead

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Who gets what personal property after the loss of a family member can be stressful and challenging. The distribution of family heirlooms, personal memorabilia, and other items that are not assigned in writing to individuals can cause problems between family members.Advance planning and ...

WCF Financial rolls out EMV chip cards

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Protecting your finances and assets from theft, credit card fraud and skimming have become a real concern for consumers around the world. One means to combat those crimes is the addition of a security chip to credit and debit cards.A chip card, also know as a smart card or EMV card, contains a ...

A song to sing

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Over 120 students at WCHS have been hard at work preparing for this year's variety show. Webster City's Voice Factor Idol-off Variety Show will feature a wide range of songs, acts, and performances sure to please any taste."This year it is based on music audition reality shows," said Cinnamon ...

Trivia night

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Butter braids, candy bars, and spirit cups have little in common. However, all are used to help youth raise money. The selling of these products helps students pay for class trips, prom, and other events outside of school like the Boy Scouts and Dance Connection trips.Twenty-one students who ...

Doering is new WCF Financial Bank CFO

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WCF Financial Bank recently announced that Kasie Doering has joined their executive team as Chief Financial Officer and that she will oversee all financial activities of the institution."Kasie brings expertise to our executive team that will assist our organization in moving forward as we ...

Police Reports

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John C. Schlack, Webster City, was arrested on Feb. 25 for the following offenses: reckless driving and excessive speed.Brandon J. Hoveland, Webster City, was backing into a parking spot at Fairmeadow Apartments on Feb. 24 when he hit the front of a legally parked Chevrolet SLV. There was no ...

Dodging for a cause

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Students and community members came out to "Dodge for a Cause" on Friday night at Jefferson Gym.Ashley Flaws, SHIFT Happens President, was pleased with the event turnout."I thought it was so cool to see all ages supporting the cause," said Flaws, "There were quite a few community members ...

Setting goals

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The National Association of Women Business Owners Iowa North Central Satellite will host a one-day workshop on March 23, 2016, featuring Dr. Christi Hegstad, owner of MAP Professional Development,The workshop is entitled "Making Your 2016 Bold Goals A Reality," and will beheld at WCF Financial ...