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Lifestyle Briefs

Circus clown visits Stanhope library

STANHOPE — Skeeter the Clown entertained youngsters Thursday morning at the Stanhope library. She was in town to help promote the Culpepper & Merriweather Circus that's coming to Jewell for two performances on Saturday, Aug. 10. Shows will be at 2 and 4:30 p.m. in the city park. ...

4-Her’s receive special project recognition

Several Hamilton County 4-H members were awarded special recognition for their projects at the county fair. Those honored are as follows:  Awarded in Memory of Joy Middleton Niklasen Food & Nutrition: Preston Erickson, Pumpkin Bread, Stratford Spirit; Visual Arts: Reese Casey, ...

Doodlebug reunion to feature quilting event

Doodlebug enthusiasts from all over the world will come to Webster City in mid-September to celebrate the 73rd year of the famed Doodlebug scooter. But in between a group ride and museum visit, a new and quite unique event will be held this year — a Doodlebug quilting workshop. The ...

Kids movies set at KYL

Every Saturday morning in August, Kendall Young Library will host Saturday Kids’ Movies. Movies are shown every Saturday morning from 10:30-12:00 for kids in Kindergarten-5th grade. Children under Kindergarten should be accompanied by an adult. Popcron is served. The movies in August ...

Noon Book Club to discuss All Iowa Reads selection

The Kendall Young Library Noon Book Club will be discussing the All Iowa Reads 2019 book selection: This Blesses Earth: A Year in the Life of an American Family Farm by Ted Genoways. The group will meet on Tuesday, Aug. 27 from 12 to 1 p.m. at Kendall Young Library. New members are always ...

Little Misses of Hamilton County

McKenna Mitchell, 2018 Hamilton County Fair Queen, interviews Zoie MacRunnel, one of the Little Misses at the fair queen coronation held Thursday. Other Misses include, from the left, Ava Henely, Bristol Ferrie, Hadley MacRunnel, Katie Egeland and Shyla Tapper.

Local women share wedding attire at JY House

The Vintage Clothing Exhibit at the Jane Young House will be open to the public Saturday, July 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at a cost of $5 per person. On display are four rooms full of bridal attire and accessories worn and used by brides in the past. Dresses from the Dodge family, Linda ...

Sinclair retires from library

Williams area residents turned out Tuesday to express their gratitude and congratulate head librarian Diane Sinclair, left, in her retirement at the Williams Public Library. Sinclair has served as head librarian for the past ten years and now plans to truly retire. Sinclair’s next adventure ...

Little Misses of Hamilton County

These girls are part of the Little Misses of Hamilton County, a program started by the 2018 Hamilton County Fair Queen, McKenna Mitchell. They will be doing activities at the fair and will be a part of the Queen Coronation Program held on Thursday, July 25. Pictured are Katie Egeland, Shyla ...

Travelers tour Eastern Europe

A group of local Webster City history buffs recently took a 10-day tour of Eastern Europe. The first stop was at Krakow, Poland where they toured the Town Square, the former ghetto and Schindler’s Factory. Krakow was Pope John Paul’s hometown. They then toured Auschwitz and ...

S.A.L.T. to meet Aug.1 in Kamrar

The Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (S.A.L.T.) Program is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 1, at the Kamrar Lions Building in Kamrar. The event will begin at 9 a.m. with a free breakfast and a meeting to follow beginning at 9:30 a.m. with updates from local and county law enforcement ...

Order of the Arrow

Cody Seiser, a three-year member of Boy Scouts Troop 17, was elected by his peers to take part in the Order of the Arrow. The inducton ceremony, called the Ordeal, is the first step toward full membership in the Order. During the experience, candidates maintain silence, receive small amounts of ...

Giving and receiving

Webster City Rotary Club made a $500 donation to LIFT WC at the July Rotary After Hours meeting. Pictured is LIFT WC President Lindsay Henderson and Rotary After Hours Chair Travis Lala. Monies received will be used to assist with the renovation of the historic Elks Building. LIFT WC donated ...

Rotary Club contributes to ACE

Zach Chizek, Webster City Rotary Club president, presents a $250 check to Kathy Vaughn of All Cultures Equal Monday during the club’s meeting.

Donations buy school supplies

Every Friday, the employees of WCF Financial Bank can wear jeans for a $5 donation. This quarter, the funds raised went towards back-to-school supplies that were donated to UDMO. There was a grand total of $500 which purchased 12 school bags filled with supplies and a check to UDMO for $117.82.

WC native enters class of 2023 Plebe Summer at U.S. Naval Academy

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Alex Hooker, a 2019 graduate of Webster City High School, was inducted into the Naval Academy Class of 2023 Thursday, June 27, and will begin six challenging weeks of basic midshipman training as part of Plebe Summer. He is the son of Terry and Michelle Hooker of Webster ...

Hog roast donations benefit UDMO

Jamie Flugstad of Upper Des Moines Opportunity was presented a donation of $1,200 from Southfield Wellness Community by Stacy Wardell, HR Director, Sue Newman, Dietary Director and Niki Kumm, Assisted Living Director. The funds were raised during Southfield’s annual Hog Roast, held in May and ...

Little princesses to reign over Williams celebration

The Williams Little Princesses are girls from Williams who have just finished Kindergarten, First and Second Grades. On the Fourth of July, they represent the City of Williams in the annual Independence Day Parade and are featured in a program at 1:30 p.m. at the gazebo in the park. Ava ...

Donation to youth advisory

At their weekly Tuesday morning Kiwanis Club meeting, the program for the meeting was then presented by Logan Welsh who spoke on the city's Youth Advisory Council and answered questions on other subjects. The club then presented Welsh with a $100 donation for the council's activities ...

VDMC to hold dry needling info session Wednesday

Van Diest Medical Center and 21st Century Rehab invite all community members to attend the upcoming free Dry Needling Workshop geared toward those looking to conquer chronic pain once and for all. The event will be held Wednesday, June 26 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Physical Therapy ...