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Election 2018 in context: A political system out of sync

In the wake of Election 2018, analysts have delved deeply into a seemingly limitless supply of data points to explain the details of what happened. What role did suburban women play? Or health care? Was there a Kavanaugh effect? This obsession with details may be causing us to miss the ...

Ditched for a new crowd

Dear Annie: I am a college student and have met few people I would consider friends. However, there is one friend in particular, “Sally,” whom I have helped out a lot since we met. There have been times when I’ve taken her to and from work (she has paid me back for gas), and I even ...

The earmarks of FCS

Dear Dr. Roach: Recently I was diagnosed with FCS (familial chylomicronemia syndrome) by my primary physician. I have extremely high triglycerides and Type 2 diabetes. I have brought my A1C from 10 percent to 6 percent, as well as lost 40 pounds and completely changed my way of eating. I also ...

Pet plan for a foreign land

Dear Readers: Traveling to a FOREIGN COUNTRY with a pet requires preparation and planning. Here are some things to consider: * First, please consult the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s website (www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/pet-travel) for advice. * All vaccinations must be up to date and ...

Again, we fight for the vote

Coretta Scott King saw this coming "Struggle is a never-ending process," she wrote a year after her husband, Martin, was killed. "Freedom is never really won. You earn it and win it in every generation." The fight is upon us, again. First stop: Dodge City, Kansas. Two weeks before ...

Supervisors approve budget amendment

The Hamilton County Board of Supervisors approved a budget amendment Tuesday morning following a public hearing on the matter. “This is carryover from LOST money that we have and other departments had increases in revenue for Fiscal Year '19,” according to Chairman Dan Campidilli. ...

Whoop-ti-doos to close its doors

A Webster City restaurant has announced that it will close its doors at the end of October. Whoop-ti-doos will officially close on Oct. 31. Earlier this month, a sign appeared in their door saying that day would be the last day of business. Whoop-ti-doos has been open for 10 years, but ...

Van Diest re-elected WC board president

Beth Van Diest was elected as president and Michelle Walters was elected vice president of the Webster City school board. Both women took the oath of office during Monday night’s board session. Lori Hartnett, one of the Food Service Directors for the schools, led the Hamilton High ...

DONNIE HAUSER

EAGLE GROVE — Donnie Hauser, 51, of Eagle Grove, died Saturday, July 14, 2018 at Iowa Specialty Hospital, Clarion. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Foust Funeral Home in Eagle Grove. www.foustfh.com

Rams shove a run across in 7th to clip Hawks

JEWELL — There wasn’t one thing that Kyle Galetich could point to as the reason that his South Hamilton baseball team came out on the short end of the stick Friday night at the Mike Penning Athletic Complex. The truth is, the Hawks played well; well enough to win. But Greene County did ...

Retirement reception planned for Mike Sherwood

A retirement reception for Webster City Schools Superintendent Mike Sherwood will be held Sunday, May 6 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Webster City Middle School Commons. Sherwood announced his intention to retire earlier this year and will officially step down from the position at the end of June.

Easter lily rehab

With Easter here and gone, the weather has left us wondering when spring may arrive. Those of you who received a potted Easter lily for the holiday may also be wondering what to do with the plant after the flowers are gone. Take care of your Easter lily plant while patiently awaiting for ...

Donkey Basketball comes to Jeff Gym

Fans packed the stands Wednesday night as the Dairyland Donkey Basketball Show came to Jefferson Gym in Webster Ctiy. The event, played on live donkeys, was sponsored by the Webster City FFA Alumni Association with proceeds benefitting the association. Above, members of the Webster City ...

Health Fair returns Jan. 13 at Fuller Hall

With January upon us, many are starting to think about resolutions. Not sure where to start with yours? Visit the fifth annual Fuller Hall Health Fair on Saturday, Jan. 13. The Fuller Hall Recreation Center will be offering their 5th Annual Health Fair/Free Fitness Day on Jan. 13 from 10 ...

Marjaleen (Marge) Thompson, 91, Webster City

Marjaleen (Marge) J. Thompson, 91 of Webster City, died on Dec. 19, 2017 at her home in Windsor Manor Assisted Living. Visitation will be on Wednesday December 27, at Boman Funeral Home (www.bomanfh.com) in Webster City, from 5:00-7:00 PM. Funeral service will be 1:00pm on Dec. 28th at the ...

Thanksgiving with all the trimmings

A tradition for more than 35 years continued Wednesday afternoon at Fuller Hall as Crestview Nursing and Rehab hosted local senior citizens for a Thanksgiving potluck. “This is a great event,” said Jill Scott, marketing director for Crestview Nursing and Rehab. “Thanksgiving and all of ...

Hotel, events center project planned for Eagle Grove

EAGLE GROVE — A new hotel and events center is being planned just south of the Dollar General store in Eagle Grove, according to Bryce Davis, Wright County economic development director. Davis said a hotel feasibility study was conducted earlier in the year. “We realized through that ...

A lifetime of coaching

Long time Webster City football coach Dick Tighe dedicated 63 years of his life to the game and individuals who played for him. In recognition of his life’s work, Tighe recently wrote and published “Coach Tighe: 63 Years of High School Football.” This work focuses on the game of ...

En Espanol

The Webster Theater will be holding a Spanish night at the movies. Patrons are invited to see the new film "Lego Ninjago" on Saturday, Oct. 14 at 9:30 p.m. The film will be played in Spanish. The subtitles will either be Spanish or the voiceover will be in Spanish. As Hamilton County boasts ...