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Council meets tonight

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The City Council of Webster City will meet tonight at the council chambers at 5:30 p.m.A motion accepting an easement from the Van Diest Family, LLC, for a public water main is on the agenda.A request from the Interim City Manager/Public Grounds Director to seek bids for a 72 inch tractor mower ...

Taking an ‘Herstoric’ walk

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A group of about 20 local Democrats met Thursday morning in a corner of the parking lot of the Hamilton County Courthouse to mark the historic - or "herstoric" year that finds four women in key races for the general election.A banner which said "Votes for Women 1920 to 2016" was signed by many ...

Project to seek design firms

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The Hamilton County Conservation Board met Thursday morning at the Conservation Headquarters at Briggs Woods Park to discuss the Briggs Woods Conference Center."We had a big meeting with the supervisors last Wednesday and we discussed the conference center at length and what we basically came ...

Terrific tunes

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Cool temperatures didn't stop locals from live music Thursday evening during the fourth Open Mic Night event at First American Bank Plaza.

Coronation is tonight

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It's homecoming week at South Hamilton schools in Jewell. The crowning of this year's king and queen will be held Thursday night at the middle school/high school gym at 7 p.m. The ceremony is being held in the gym due to the construction in the Robert J.Jensen Auditorium.The candidates for ...

Signs of significance

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U.S. Route 20 is 3,365 miles of highway that runs through 12 states across the nation. This well-traveled route also runs through Second Street here in downtown Webster City. Because this historical road runs through Webster City, the town is eligible to put up official historical sign markers ...

Event for vets set

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Hamilton County Veteran Affairs and Heartland Retirement Group will host an appreciation meal with a special recognition for Vietnam vets on from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6 at Webster City High School.The event is open to veterans, spouses and service members. Vietnam vets planning to attend ...

Kantor’s grandson to hold book talk

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Tom Shroder, writer and grandson of Iowa author MacKinlay Kantor, will be at Kendall Young Library on Thursday, Oct. 6 at 6:30pm to discuss his new book "The Most Famous Writer Who Ever Lived: A True Story of My Family."The newly released non-fiction work is a fascinating look at the complex ...

Street sealing

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Beginning Thursday, Sept, 29, Scodeller Construction will begin routing and sealing joints and cracks on concrete streets. There will be delays and possible closures to through traffic to allow street maintenance to be completed in the following order: Meadow Lane, Graceland Cemetery, Ohio ...

Hydrant flushing

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Starting Oct. 3 and continuing through Oct. 12, the Webster City Street Department will be flushing fire hydrants, which increases the life of the City's watermains. This flushing may temporarily cause some cloudiness or discoloration of the water in homes.Flushing operations schedule is as ...

October Wild Gatherings

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Legacy Learning Boone River Valley will be holding a series of workshops this weekend for their October Wild Gatherings Weekend. Join talented, passionate instructors to learn a new skill or hone an existing one.Artisan bread makingMary Ellen Deverux will be showing students traditional baking ...

One more time

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The Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce is bringing Music in the Park downtown on Thursday, Sept. 29 from 6 to 9 p.m. First American Bank Plaza will be open to everyone and Chamber officials suggested those attending bring lawn chairs to enjoy the live entertainment. Peter Odegaard and River ...

Coffee talk

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Coffee With Councilman Logan Welch will take place again on Friday, Sept. 30 from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Mornin' Glory Coffee Shop.At Monday evening's Webster City City Council meeting the City Council and the Wilson Brewer Historic Park Committee met to discuss the aging buildings and cabins ...

Fareway Stores Golf Classic raises $78,000 for MDA

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DES?MOINES Fareway Stores, Inc. recently partnered with the Muscular Dystrophy Association to host the 6th Annual Fareway Stores MDA Golf Classic at the Tournament Club of Iowa in Polk City. The event raised over $78,000 for MDA of Iowa, making it the best year for the golf tournament. Funds ...

School board elects new officers

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The Webster City School Board approved the schedule for the WCHS band and choir trip Monday evening. WCHS vocal instructor Andrew Wotherspoon was present to go over details of the trip, including a projected itinerary, with the board."As has been tradition for awhile, the high school band and ...

BASE fitness classes expand offerings

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The RSVP-sponsored BASE Senior Fitness Exercise Program is expanding, and organizers said anyone aged 55 and over are invited to join.BASE - Balance, Agility, Strength and Endurance - is a free, low-impact exercise program designed for seniors. The exercises used in the classes were developed ...

Judge gives Jewell man probation in extortion case

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A Jewell man who threatened a convenience store clerk in Dayton avoided prison Monday when a Webster County judge sentenced him to probation.James Risetter, 69, of Jewell, had previously pleaded guilty to extortion.He had gone into the Casey's General Store in Dayton on April 27 and threatened ...

Police Reports

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A minor accident occurred on Sept 23. David L. Kennedy, Stanhope, was turning left in the First State Bank parking lot to leave and failed to see a pole. There was no damage to the pole. Kennedy's vehicle sustained an estimated $2,000 in minor damage.A two vehicle accident occurred on Sept. 22. ...