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A tiny town with a big heart

June 13, 2016 Two years ago this widower married a widow who lived in the small town of Blairsburg, about a half hour north of Ames on U.S. Highway 6. more »»

Mulch ado about gardening

June 10, 2016 I was born with the standard two thumbs. Unfortunately for me, neither of them are green. more »»

Plan your next vacation at the Library

June 10, 2016 In September of 1999 when I was twelve years old, my family took what we now consider one of our most infamous vacations. more »»

That’s odd

June 6, 2016 “Girl gives birth to chimpanzee,” the headline screamed. That was it; I couldn’t resist any longer. more »»

Correspondence spans time

June 6, 2016 I believe I’ve always liked to write and receive letters, from the time I corresponded with Uncle Fred, a Mississippi railroad man. more »»

And summer begins

June 3, 2016 With the end of the school year upon us, teachers and students can finally take a breather. The pencils have been put down and iPads turned in for the summe. more »»

WC school board OKs contracts, resignations

June 2, 2016 The Webster City school board conducted the annual evaluation of Superintendent Mike Sherwood Monday night. Following a closed session for the evaluation, a 3. more »»

‘Country boy’ pens memoir of rural life

June 2, 2016 STANHOPE?— There’s a unique book that’s found its way to the shelves of the Stanhope Public Library recentl. more »»

Change of venue

June 2, 2016 The Webster City Farmers Market will have a new home beginning this Saturday. The Wilson Brewer Park will be the new location for the market which open Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. through Oct. more »»

Immigration classes offered Saturday at ACE

June 2, 2016 Those interested in learning more about immigration laws or how to obtain a social security number are invited to attend a session at All Cultures Equal on Saturday, Gunda Brost, immigration... more »»

Benefit dinner set for TLC Saturday

June 2, 2016 A?“drive in or takeout” dinner is planned for Saturday from 3 to 6 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1229 Kathy Lane, Webster Cit. more »»

A Lesson in Racing

June 2, 2016 June 4 is Chamber Night at the Races. The Hamilton County Speedway is featuring the Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce this year and we are beyond excite. more »»

3 great reasons to use the library this summer

June 1, 2016 For this summer-loving librarian, May is one of the most wonderful months of the year. more »»

Oh, for singing out loud...

June 1, 2016 “The woods would be silent if no birds sang except the best.” I saw that message on a sign years ago. It was likely written by someone who can sing. I can’t. Many people say they can’t sing. more »»

Basic tactics for walleyes and crappies

May 31, 2016 My friend Mike Frisch and I went fishing on Clear Lake in north Central Iowa this past week. I get to fish Clear Lake several times every year: Mike visited Clear Lake a lot in the early 90’s. more »»

Remembering valiant heroes

May 27, 2016 Monday, July 5, 2010 — 11:35 p.m. Noise. Sound through the fog. Ringing. The phone. It's the phone! A quick look at the clock while wrestling with the bed covers. This can't be good. more »»

Be a versatile angler to catch more fish

May 24, 2016 Make this fishing season the season you become a more versatile angler. Versatile anglers generally catch more fis. more »»

May is Mental Health Month

May 23, 2016 Since 1909 Mental Health America has been the nation’s largest non-profit agency addressing mental health needs of Americans. more »»

Lest we forget ...

May 23, 2016 “Grandpa, why are we staying here? Everyone else is leaving.” At five years of age he seemed to never run out of questions. “I’d like to spend just a few more minutes here, Noah. more »»

Some advice for graduates

May 23, 2016 I don’t know of any happier time of the year than this one. more »»



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