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New shelter goes up

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STANHOPE?-The Stanhope town park has been a busy place for the past few weeks. The shelter house there has been demolished, and a new one of similar design is going up very quickly.Work is on schedule to have it completed by June 1, when the first of the annual Wednesday Night in the Park ...

Start Smart

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Learn the basics on how to start a business tonight at Kendall Young Library at 6 p.m.Stefanie Koenig and Brook Boehmler from Small Business Development Center will show attendees how to begin the process of starting their own business."The activities involved in starting a business fall under ...

ICCC to offer 1-year culinary program

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FORT?DODGE?- Iowa Central Community College's culinary arts program will now offer a one-year diploma.The program's first year will emphasize technical skills, while the second year will focus on management."The option for the two-year is still going to be there," Neale Adams, Iowa Central dean ...

Public hearings tonight

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Three public hearings are scheduled during tonight's city council meeting. At 5:45 p.m. a public hearing on the proposed plans and specifications and proposed form of contract and estimate of cost for the construction of the Riverside Stormwater Wetland, an urban water quality demonstration ...

Memorial Day tribute returns

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A vivid display of more than 600 American flags will once again be placed in Graceland Cemetery just in time for Memorial Day, according to officials with the American Legion Post 191 Avenue of Flags committee.Committee Chairman Ron Keigan, said about 630 flags will be included in the display ...

Passport to Safety program

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Students in first through eighth grade are invited to come to the Webster City High School on Saturday, May 14 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. for the 2nd Annual Passport to Safety program.This event will give kids the opportunity to visit with different sectors of public safety that serve the community ...

Coffee with Welch is today

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Join Webster City City Councilman Logan Welch for Coffee With Councilman Welch this morning from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Mornin' Glory Coffee Shop.This is an informal, come and go conversation designed to help receive community input on issues and concerns.Join Welch for a cup of coffee and ...

Fly-in, drive-in breakfast planned

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The Webster City Lions Club will host a Fly-in/Drive-in breakfast at the Webster City Airport on Saturday from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.Pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee will be served. Cost for breakfast is $6 for adults and $3 for children. Airplane rides will be available for $25 per person.

Open House Saturday

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The Depot Museum at Wilson Brewer Park will hold an open house on Saturday in observance of National Train Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WC man dies after hit by train

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BOONE - A Webster City man died after he was struck by a train in Boone, according to police.The Boone Police Department said Donald A. Cook, 84, was reportedly struck by an eastbound train at a crossing on Story Street about 10:36 p.m. Tuesday. An individual who witnessed the accident called ...

All aboard for National Train Day

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The Depot Museum in Wilson Brewer Park will celebrate National Train Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The open house will also feature cookies and coffee.Visitors will also be able to see the new displays in the museum honoring the Webster City Lynx with a real stuffed lynx that was once ...

Legion seeks helpers

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With the approach of Memorial Day on May 30, American Legion Post 191 is in the process of making plans, weather permitting, for its parade and services at the North Des Moines Street bridge, Cass Cemetery and Graceland Cemetery.The legion will be seeking particpants for the parade. Any ...

Bombarded by fly infestation

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VINCENT - Residents in Vincent are tired of being bombarded with flies.Jim Kenney has lived in Vincent since 1983 and said it's the worst fly infestation he's ever seen in the town."Something needs to be done," he said Tuesday evening. "It'd be nice to be able to enjoy the outdoors instead of ...

Exchanging information

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Local law enforcement and government representatives spoke with English as a second language speakers at All Cultures Equal Wednesday night during the final ACE Dinner Conversation.ACE Board President Abel Garcia explained the need for better communication between law enforcement and ESL ...

Police Reports 5-12-16

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A two vehicle accident occurred on May 6. Calvin J. Butrum, Webster City, was traveling south bund on Beach Street. Jacob T. Krieger, Ogden, was traveling south bound on Beach Street behind Butrum. Butrum was beginning to turn east bound on Division Street. Krieger hit the back end of Butrum's ...

‘Ending hunger, enriching lives’

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One in nine people in the world are undernourished, according to The Outreach Program website, and nearly 40,000 children die each day from malnutrition, starvation, and hunger-related diseases.Floyd and Kathy Hammer, founding members of The Outreach Program, which is based in Union, are ...

Water quality data helps farmers, cities

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FORT?DODGE?- Iowa will have 55 water quality sensors hooked into a network monitoring the state's rivers by the end of this year, the Webster County Board of Supervisors heard Tuesday.A sensor will soon be installed in the county's right of way near Stratford, as the latest improvement to the ...

Supervisors proclaim Mental Health Month

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The Hamilton County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday signed a proclamation declaring May as Mental Health Month in Hamilton County.Several local providers were on hand to witness the signing and also explained their jobs.Bruce Johnston is the mental health judicial advocate for Hamilton ...