Opinion

A small airport convenience

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I believe I've decided that the person who invented the roller suitcase should be knighted. Or maybe even made a saint.In the three airports where I was over the holidays, I don't believe I saw anyone who wasn't wheeling their suitcase. You know the style-the wheels on one end of the ...

Fond memories of the WC movie theater

Letters to Editor

To the Editor:I can remember sitting in the front rows with my buddies (Keith and Randy Riley, Billy Sherwood, Don Siders, Bruce Keenan and my Bro Joe) watching scary movies and having the crap scared out of us.I then graduated to the middle rows with girlfriends (I won't embarrass them) ...

Kiwanis Club asks for help watching can cage

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To the Editor:The can cage utilized by the Noon Kiwanis Club has been the victim of thefts of large bags of bottles and cans over the past several months. The funds generated by the redemption of the bottles and cans are used for projects such as the Middle School DARE program, the Hospital ...

Thanks for food drive donations

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To the Editor:I want to personally thank everyone who donated items during our recent food drive. With the amount of food collected, we were able to make about 75 meal bundles on our National Day of Service. The meal bundles were donated to the Domestic and Sexual Assault Outreach Center ...

The threatened beauties

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Those of us who have spent our lives in the Midwest can't help but harbor a special love for monarch butterflies. Of all the beautiful marvels of nature that grace our part of the world, monarchs have earned a place of deserved honor.Along with lightening bugs, ice cream and just-ripened ...

Knock on wood

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Superstitious? Not me. I've never been superstitious and hopefully never will be, knock on wood.Looking ahead I see we have another Friday the 13th on the calendar in December. That's a day superstitious people like to avoid.Superstitious tradition has it that Fridays which fall upon on the ...

Not taking things for granted

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I read once that we often take for granted the things that deserve our gratitude the most. Perhaps that is especially true at this Thanksgiving time of year.If this is so, then I should be grateful for the beauty of the sunrise that surrounds me on my drive through the countryside early every ...

More than $700 raised for WC Senior and Community Center

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To the Editor:Thank you to all the folks who joined us on Nov. 2 to dance and enjoy the music of Webster City's own Al Welsh Orchestra. We had people attend from all over the area, and the feedback was extremely positive. We raised just over $700 for the Webster City Senior and Community ...

Urges area residents to attend benefit for Emma Kiefer

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To the Editor:My family has personally experienced what the prayers and support of an amazing community can do. I have also watched this remarkable community come together during the unthinkable horror of two of our students being kidnapped and one murdered. Another tragedy has recently struck ...

Outdoor 101 lesson

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So much to say; so little space, so little time. So allow me to quickly give you an outdoor 101 lesson on what's going on around Hamilton County this week.In November, most outdoor types are chasing grouse, quail, pheasants, turkey or deer, bow hunting, getting ready for the annual deer camp or ...

The encroaching Friday

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Jam of the week: "Infinite Us" by MachinedrumI love the late-year holiday season. Even as the days get shorter, I relish the fact that the greatest American holiday will be coming soon. It's a day where the community gathers together despite the increasing cold weather of the season, wait ...

A great big turkey

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The supermarket was busy, especially near the freezer where frozen turkeys were on sale. I had difficulty just getting close to the solid gobblers.Just as I finally got near the freezer case I noticed a familiar figure in front of me. It was my short-tempered old buddy, Eb Griper."I figured Old ...

Remembering JFK

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We all know how quickly and easily the days and weeks continue to slip by. . .and then, suddenly, somehow, another month is gone. The calendar is flipped, electronically or manually, the process starts all over again, and then we're a little surprised that another year is history.And yet, ...

R.I.P., Buddy the Hamster

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We're in mourning at our house. Daniel's pet hamster passed away yesterday.When Daniel was getting ready for bed last night, he noticed that his little friend was very still and called Mom and Dad in to check on Buddy the Hamster. He had, indeed, gone to the big hamster wheel in the sky.I ...

Getting in the holiday spirit at KYL

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Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching and we at Kendall Young Library are thankful for many things: our great community, our beautiful building, and Kendall Young himself.We also want to give back to the community, so we are sponsoring a community food drive this month. Now through Nov. 27 we are ...

Dahl says he’s been harshly judged by some in WC

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To the Editor:I have been harshly judged by some in the community of Webster City. I was terminated from a career position that I thoroughly enjoyed in 2011. I have sought employment in eleven different businesses in Webster City and was denied employment by all eleven. I was tossed out of ...

Art for economic development

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When the discussion turns to the topic of economic development, we quickly shift into thinking about traditional approaches attracting new business, new factories or growing an existing industry. Seldom do we embrace the concept that the "cultural climate" of a community may not only be an ...

Choice to pursue higher education was right decision

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To the Editor:Why did I choose to pursue higher education? There are multiple reasons as to why I chose to educate myself beyond the high school level.Graduating from Northeast Hamilton, I knew there was a lot more out in the world to see. I chose to pursue higher education to prepare myself ...

Dislikes Crime Stoppers signs at Briggs Woods

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To the Editor:I am an outsider to the Webster City community. I settled here two years ago, bought a house and got married here. I have much respect and love for this community and all those in it. What made me stick around this area, for the most part, is the scenery and recreation surrounding ...

‘Festival of Trees’ will usher in holiday season in WC

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To the Editor:On Nov. 23, the All Cultures Equal 6th annual "Festival of Trees" brings the holiday season to Webster City.A lot of work goes into bringing this festival to our community. I hope our community can return the favor and attend this holiday event. You will see decorated trees, ...