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Keeping patients, staff safe in a pandemic

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It’s been six months since the COVID-19 pandemic arrived. Since that time, health care systems have been put to the test. Hospitals, clinics, public health agencies and others organizations concerned with the well being of Iowans, formed collaborations to prepare for a possible influx of ...

Broadband is topic of virtual meeting Monday night

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The City of Webster City invites all citizens to participate in a virtual Broadband Town Meeting on Monday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. The meeting will be broadcast on the City’s Facebook page. The meeting is part of the information gathering process the City is conducting as part of a community ...

WCCT receives Awards of Excellence

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Following the virtual annual meeting of the Iowa Community Theatre Association on September 21, the organization announced the Awards of Excellence winners in nineteen categories. Webster City Community Theatre's February 2019 production of "The Trouble with Cats," was reviewed by members of ...

To celebrate 70th Jubilee

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Sister Marla (Virginia) Smith, OSF, a member of the Sisters of St. Francis, of Dubuque, Iowa, will celebrate her Double Diamond Jubilee (70 years) on Sunday, Oct. 11, at Mount St. Francis Center in Dubuque. She is the daughter of William and Mae Smith, and was born on a farm near Webster ...

Mask or no mask?

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To mask or not to mask, that is the question as Hamilton County citizens face the continuing threat of COVID-19 and debate the ways to combat it. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention advocates prevention techniques such as maintaining a six foot social distance between yourself and ...

WCCT Pop-up Theater returns Sunday

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Webster City Community Theatre hosts its second outdoor "Pop-up Theater" production Sunday, Sept. 27, at 2 p.m. on the north lawn of the Trinity Lutheran Church, 1229 Kathy Lane in Webster City. As before, face coverings are required. Patrons are invited to bring their own lawn chairs or ...

COVID forces Eagle Grove schools to close

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EAGLE GROVE — The Eagle Grove Community School District has cancelled school for Thursday and Friday due to multiple COVID-19 exposures reported within the district’s buildings, Superintendent Jess Toliver confirmed on Wednesday. He said the district is preparing to go to an online ...

Lots of learning at St. Thomas

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Third-grade students at St. Thomas Aquinas School show off the face shields they wear in class. On the white board behind them are some of the topics the students have reviewed and learned in the short time school has been in session this year.

Living with the pandemic

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Part of a six-part series on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Hamilton County Iowans have been living with the COVID-19 pandemic for the past six months, with business and school closings, social distancing, hand sanitizer and face coverings. Hamilton County has not experienced a large ...

Reynolds: ‘some of the toughest decisions’

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In an exclusive 45 minute interview, Gov. Kim Reynolds explained the decisions she has made to guide the state during COVID pandemic. Excerpts of that interview are presented here. What have been the principles that have guided your response to the COVID pandemic? ‘‘These are some ...

Council reviews plans to expand reopening of Fuller Hall

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The City Council of Webster City reviewed a plan Monday for the reopening of Fuller Hall for school age youths. The council met in regular session Monday night, utilizing the Zoom teleconferencing platform and it was broadcast on Facebook live. Larry Flaws, director of recreation and public ...

Angstrom Group acquires Vantec Inc.

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Angstrom Group announced this week that on Sept. 18, Vantec, LLC a division of Angstrom Group acquired Vantec, Inc. and will operate out of Vantec, Inc.'s former Iowa & Nebraska facilities effective Monday. As an Angstrom Group company, Vantec LLC will join the Angstrom Group family of ...

New charges, suspect in Eagle Grove officer-involved shooting

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EAGLE GROVE — The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) named a new suspect and new charges for a suspect previously named in a Sept. 15 deputy-involved shooting that temporarily put area schools on lockdown. Fort Dodge man Shawn McMillan, 31, has been charged with attempted murder ...

Hinderks honored on retirement

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Karen Hinderks, center, was honored following the outdoor Sunday morning service at Trinity Lutheran Church.  She retired from her many duties at church in March after 47 years of service.  The celebration had to be postponed due to the pandemic.  Several children of the congregation hold ...

To Protect and Serve

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Andrew T. Lowe, Senior Patrol Officer Webster City Police Department How long have you been in law enforcement? 1 1/2 years What other law enforcement positions/departments have you served in? This is my first law enforcement position that I have held. I have always been passionate ...

Answering the call to help

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American Legion Auxiliary Unit 191 of Webster City stepped up this summer to help support veterans living at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown. The auxiliary received word that due to COVID-19, outside vendors were no longer allowed into the facility, which meant the canteen was closed. ...

Local officials warn of Social Security scam

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The Webster City Police Department, in cooperation with the Hamilton County Attorney’s Office, wants to alert the community to a Social Security scam. According to officials, this scam has someone call and state there is a problem with your social security number. They often ask for you ...

Hamilton Co. GOP to hold chili supper, auction

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The Hamilton County Republicans will be holding the annual Chili Supper and Auction at The Bridge, 901 Des Moines Street, Webster City on Saturday, Oct. 3, according to Becky Kepler, chair of the Hamilton County Republicans. Guests will include Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate, Secretary of ...

Alzheimer’s Association to hold awareness walk

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The Alzheimer’s Association invites the public to participate in their annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s next Saturday, Sept. 26. Instead of hosting a large gathering, the association is encouraging Fort Dodge to walk as individuals or in small groups on sidewalks, tracks and trails in ...

Donation for Love a Little program

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Unable to raise funds with their traditional fund raisers due to COVID-19 restrictions, members of the Main Street, USA Kiwanis Club dug into their own pockets to donate baby products to the “Love a Little” campaign that has been recently written about in the Freeman Journal.  In the ...