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Relying on sunshine

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Sometimes it takes a leap of faith when entrepreneurs decide to start a new business. After working in the solar energy industry for several years, Logan Welch of Webster City has made the leap to open his own consulting and design firm. Welch is the founder, chief executive officer and ...

Council OKs Urban Renewal Plan amendment

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The Webster City City Council held a public hearing to discuss the proposed Urban Renewal Plan amendment to the 2013 Red Bull Division Urban Renewal Area during Monday night’s city council meeting. City staff did not receive any written objections prior to the hearing, nor were there any ...

HCSRA to hold annual supper

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The Hamilton County Speedway Racing Association will host its 19th anniversary chili supper on Saturday, Feb. 22. at the Ed Prince Building on the Hamilton County Fairgrounds. “Hot Laps” begin at 5 p.m., with the chili supper to begin at 6 p.m. Admission is $5 which includes the chili ...

Mobile pantry arrives today

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The Food Bank of Iowa Mobile Pantry Program will be in Webster City Tuesday, Feb. 18, The pantry will be set up at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish Center, 1000 Des Moines St. from 4 to 5:30 p.m. The dors open at 2 p.m. for registration. Those attending should bring bags, laundry baskets or ...

Willow Ridge Restaurant gives students hands-on experience

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FORT DODGE – A small bell dings and a waitress dressed in all black comes gliding in through the door to pick up the plates of beef carpaccio with roasted garlic aioli and take them to the customers waiting in the dining room at Willow Ridge Restaurant. Back in the kitchen, the hustling ...

Preserving history is ‘essential’

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Cleta Cupp is not a native of Webster City, but the 89-year-old Windsor Manor resident certainly played a crucial role in preserving an important part of the community's history. "It was a real fight," Cleta recalls of the 1990s when as president of the Webster City Women's Club, she helped ...

Fundraiser to benefit Twin Parks

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Local shoppers will have the opportunity to help support the revitalizations of Twin Parks through “rounding up” while shopping at Fareway and Hy-Vee grocery stores. Between Feb. 17 and Feb. 22, customers at either store can ask for their shopping total to be rounded up at the register, ...

Black Hills Energy hosts chamber coffee

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Lynn Porter. community affairs manager for Black Hills Energy talks about her duties with the company Thursday morning during the quarterly Chamber of Commerce coffee. The company hosted the event in the Sampson Room of Fuller Hall. Michael Wright, operations manager, standing right, talked ...

Almost home

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The vintage Illinois Central caboose, purchased a year ago from a private owner in Texas, is much closer to its final destination and home at the Depot Museum in Webster City’s Wilson Brewer Park. Bob Oliver, local railroad enthusiast who’s been handling the details of bringing the ...

WBHP committee approves plans for grounds

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The plans for the updates and improvements to the grounds at the Wilson Brewer Historic Park were approved at a special meeting of the WBHP committee Wednesday morning. Wayne Schlotfeldt of Schlotfeldt Engineering presented an updated plan that calls for paved walking paths, benches, ...

Kiwanis donate to D/SAOC

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The Main Street Kiwanis Club heard a program on the Domestic/Sexual Assault Outreach Center (D/SAOC) Tuesday morning, presented by D/SAOC representative, Paula Griffin. To learn more about the crisis center, one can go online at www.dsaoc.com or call the toll-free crisis line at 1-888-356-2006 ...

Bailey says he won’t seek re-election

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Doug Bailey, chairman of the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors, formally announced Tuesday that he will not seek re-election to the board. The Webster City Democrat is the District 1 supervisor and has served four terms on the board. He made the announcement at the conclusion of the ...

GO refunding bonds approved by supervisors

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The Hamilton County Board of Supervisors Tuesday morning approved a resolution authorizing the issuance of $4,885,000 in General Obligation Refunding Bonds which officials said would offer substantial interest savings over term of the bonds. “This is the final part of the process of ...

School board OKs math curriculum updates

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At Monday night's regular meeting, the Webster City School Board approved high school math course updates slated to begin with the start of the 2020/2021 school year. Jama Hisler, Webster City School Director of Teaching and Learning and high school Principal Dan Johnson, addressed the ...

Bringing history to life

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BLAIRSBURG —History came alive at Northeast Hamilton Elementary School on Thursday night at the second annual Living Wax Museum. Introduced last year by 4th - 6th Grade Reading and Title I teacher Laura Seiser, this year's students have been working on the project since the beginning of ...

Books and badges

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BLAIRSBURG — In its fourth year, Books and Badges continues to introduce grade school children to law enforcement in a friendly setting while teaching basic safety tips. Hamilton County Deputy Alex Pruismann initiated the program in 2016 in an effort to acquaint students at Northeast ...

Dodge for a Cause to benefit park projects

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Get ready to dodge, duck, dip and dive as the annual Dodge for a Cause returns Friday, March 6. Sponsored by SHIFT (Students Helping Impact Future Teens) Happens, the event is open to students in 5th-12th grades, as well as families and/or community members. Check-in starts at 5:30 p.m, ...

Starting with a good foundation

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STRATFORD — It's a busy, active place in the two-year-old room at the Early Learning Center in Stratford on this recent winter day. In the cheerful, bright room well stocked with toys and other baby equipment, nap time is over for five little boys. Several two-year-old girls still ...

Legacy Learning’s Wood Shop Wednesday begins Feb. 12

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A new Wood Shop Wednesday begins this week, offering participants the opportunity to explore their creative side in the workshop. The Legacy Learning Boone River Valley four-session experience will be held Feb. 12, 19, 26 and March 4 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Webster City High School. ...