Lifestyle Briefs

Inducted into National Honor Society

Nineteen new members of the Webster City National Honor Society chapter were inducted in a ceremony held Sunday evening at Prem Sahai Auditorium. New members, pictured in the upper photo are, front row from the left: Kamry Dawson, Michael Gilbert, Jackson Leman and Lesley Tomas; second ...

Sales kick off for Torch Run shirts

Teachers and law enforcement officered joined with HyVee to kick off sales of this year’s Torch Run shirts for Special Olympics. The Law Enforcement Torch Run will be held on May 23 with a ceremony at the Middle School at 10 a.m. Trials will be in Fort Dodge on April 18. Pictured are, Shylo ...

Contributes to Parent Connection program

Victoria Hill, Marilyn Middleton, Angela Wesselink, Cheryl Schneider are pictured as the Beta Sigma Phi sorority, chapter Xi Alpha Nu, presents Wesselink with a donation of $1,200. Wesselink is Parent Coordinator for Building Families, and gave a presentation on the Parent Connection Program ...

Sheriff, NCSC donate anti-drug materials

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office and the National Child Safety Council have partnered to supply child and drug safety materials to Hamilton County schools. The materials given to the schools focus on online safety, Bullying, Our Friendly Sheriff, Child Safety Manual with Safety Pup ...

Van Diest Hospital Auxiliary announces scholarships available

The Van Diest Medical Center Auxiliary is offering two scholarships of $1,000.00 per person to 2019 high school graduates wishing to pursue a career in the area of healthcare. Individuals going back to further their education in the healthcare field will also be considered. Applicants ...

In celebration of Seuss

Students at Stratford Community School are celebrating the birthday of Dr. Seuss this week, kicking off on Monday afternoon with a special event in the school library. Principal Josh Culberson read the Dr. Seuss book, ”And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street” to students in preschool ...

Storm spotting class offered

WILLIAMS — A storm spotting class will be offered Friday, March 8 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Williams Fire Station, 301 3rd St., Williams. All interested are invited to attend. Those with questions or who wish more information are asked to call Hamilton County Emergency ...

Supporting the kids

Staff from First State Bank and Town & Country Insurance in Jewell along with the organization matching staff contributions, made a donation of $320 to support the Kids Cancer Squad.

Flipping pancakes

The Williams Fire and Rescue held its annual pancake breakfast on Saturday at the Williams Community Center. Over 450 pancakes were served along with 100 pounds of sausage consumed, reported Harli Schutt, volunteer for the Williams Fire & Rescue department. Funds are used to update and ...

Students visit Kiwanis

These Webster City Middle School 5th graders — Juan Raymundo, Kenzie Jones, Kate Feltz, Natalie Illescas, Jesus Melendrez and Pedro Gomez Raymundo — were the guests of the Noon Kiwanis Feb 19. They introduced themselves and told about their families and pets and their favorite subject to ...

Cactus Feeders largest donor

Cactus Feeders, an emplpoyee-owned company, was the largest contributor to the Meals From the Heartland fundraiser and packaging event, sponsored by the Webster City FFA chapter Monday. The company’s pork division, Cactus Family Farms, has local ties and felt the event was a great ...

Snow angel

Pastor Chad Halbach of Webster City Church of Christ takes some time to make a snow angel before service on Sunday. The snowfall over the weekend made for great snow angel and sledding conditions.

VDMC Auxiliary to host fundraiser

The Van Diest Medical Center Auxiliary is sponsoring a Collective Goods Sale, formerly known as Books Are Fun, on Thursday, Feb. 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Meditation Room/West Corridor of the hospital. Items available for sale include books, electronics, home goods, kids’ gifts ...

Stop the Bleed class offered at VDMC

Van Diest Medical Center has announced they will be hosting a free class entitled, Stop the Bleed. This class is intended for laypeople to learn the skills and basic tools necessary to stop uncontrolled bleeding in an emergency situation. The training involves bleeding control principles ...

Webster City singers add their voices to support mental health

FORT DODGE — Fort Dodge Choral Society and Fort Dodge Senior High School A Cappella Choir will present “Lives Worth Living” at 3 pm on Sunday, Feb. 24 in the Fort Dodge Middle School Auditorium. Beautiful music, powerful stories, and visual images will tell the stories of those for whom ...

College News

UI Dean’s List IOWA CITY— Students named to the University of Iowa fall 2018 Dean's List include: Andrew Cook, Anna Moss, both of Jewell; Madalyn Anderson, Jordan Root, Cal Zahn, Cole Zahn, all of Webster City; Celia Wiseman of Williams. Undergraduate students in the ...

Students are lunch guests

These Webster City Middle School 5th graders — Eli Estlund, Cody Elliot, Jake Ewing, Haley Evans and Addasyn Carlsen — were the guests of the Noon Kiwanis Feb. 5. They introduced themselves and told about their families and pets and their favorite subject to study in school. They learned ...

Family Game Night returns to KYL

Kendall Young Library will be hosting its 11th annual Family Game Night on Friday, Feb. 15 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.. Bring the whole family to spend quality time together. Families will be able to choose from a variety of board games and card games, or try out life-size versions of ...

Mississippi Misadventures to highlight S.A.L.T meeting

Imagine floating the entire Mississippi River and experiencing the beautiful sights and adventurous challenges. A Hamilton County woman has authored a book, Mississippi Misadventures and she will share her story at the Thursday, Feb. 7. S.A.L.T meeting at the City Hall in Webster City. ...