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Seed-spittin’ fun at Watermelon Day

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STANHOPE — Mother Nature smiled on Stanhope Saturday, when pleasant weather prevailed as the community hosted the 62nd annual Watermelon Day. After a week of sweltering high temperatures coupled with high humidity, a cold front came through Saturday morning just in time to save the day for ...

Carlson takes expertise to Europe

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A Fort Dodge-based probation and parole officer recently spent some time in Poland, where she spoke at a corrections conference. Tennie Carlson, an officer with the 2nd Judicial District Department of Correctional Services, was in Poland from May 10 through May 21 as part of a delegation that ...

Residents invited to taxpayers’ meeting

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Area residents are invited to attend an Iowa Taxpayers’ meeting planned for Webster City on Thursday, Aug. 1. Tom Sands, president and chief executive officer of Iowa Taxpayers’ Association in Des Moines, will be traveling around Iowa to visit with members and guests about Iowa’s ...

Stanhope to serve up slices of fun at annual Watermelon Day

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STANHOPE — With warmer days predicted for the weekend, perhaps one of the best ways to beat the heat is with an ice-cold slice of watermelon. And Stanhope will be the place to be for watermelon. The 62nd Stanhope Watermelon Day is set for Saturday, sponsored by the Stanhope Lions Club. ...

‘This is important; they’re making history’

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Long before the internet, iPads and smart phones, people around the world gathered around televisions and radios to hear about the Apollo 11 moon landing. “The Eagle has landed,” were the words that signaled the successful landing of the lunar module. Webster City area residents ...

Underground railroad in Iowa is topic of program

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The Underground Railroad in Iowa will be the theme of a program to be presented at 1 p.m. Saturday afternoon at the Mulberry Center Church in Wilson Brewer Park. The program will be presented by Judy and Gary Huxford. Their presentation centers around Iowa Underground Railroad sites, with ...

Progress continues at Wilson Brewer Park

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Anyone who’s driven past Wilson Brewer Park and the Depot Complex recently may have noticed there’s a great deal of activity going on. Renovations and upgrades are continuing at the historic park this summer. Most recently, Peterson Construction has begun the delicate task of moving the ...

Rescue tube donated at Kamrar

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Monday evening, members of the Kamrar Fire Department were trained in the operation of a grain bin rescue tube by Outstate Data LLC from Minnesota. This equipment was donated by the staff at Farm Credit Services of America in Webster City. Three members of FCSA staff were on hand for the ...

Ready for the county fair

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The 2019 Hamilton County Fair is less than a week away and fairgoers this year will likely notice some improvements around the fairgrounds. The Hamilton County Fair Foundation is the group responsible for the improvements, including a new play equipment next to the Ed Prince Building. An ...

Open for business

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WILLIAMS — The Jay Bros. Truck Shop and Circle S Motel are up and running. The Jay Bros is a new name but the location is familiar. The business was formerly known as Boondocks, USA, at the intersection of Interstate 35 and County Road D-25 at the Williams exit. Owned by Harry and ...

Ahrendsen appointed interim examiner

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The Hamilton County Board of Supervisors appointed an interim medical examiner Tuesday morning, following the resignations of Dr. Joseph Latella. The resignation comes on the heels of Latella’s guilty plea in federal court last week to a charge of making false statements about Medicare ...

School board approves contract assignments

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At the first meeting of the reorganized Webster City school board on Monday, Jessica Hector was named principal at Northeast Hamilton Elementary in Blairsburg. Hector is a veteran of Webster City schools and had served as Associate Prinicipal at the WC Middle School for the past three ...

Hector is new NEH principal

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BLAIRSBURG — Jessica Hector has been named principal at Northeast Hamilton Elementary School in Blairsburg. The Webster City School Board officially named Hector to the position at Monday's school board meeting. Hector replaces NEH Supt/Principal Mike Kruger who resigned in June to take ...

Council hears garbage complaint

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A homeowner addressed the City Council of Webster City Monday night and asked for help with a trash problem at a neighbor’s property that she said was a health problem. Kelly Akers, 117 Hamilton Road, said the property at 113 Hamilton Road had an accumulation of garbage stashed in the ...

City to restructure loans for day care centers

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Two Webster City child care centers will have restructured loan agreements following action taken by the Webster City City Council Monday night. Councilman Logan Welch told his fellow council members that he serves on the Riverview Day Care’s board as a liaison to the council because of ...

New name, new location

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Brady Eekhoff has worked in the auto industry since he was in high school. But it wasn’t until recently that his name went up on the sign at his dealership. Eekhoff Motors, located at 1951 James St., on the west edge of Webster City, opened last month and will hold a grand opening ...

Wallace honored with regional award

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FORT DODGE - Dr. Kelli Wallace, along with her staff at the Webster County Family Planning Clinic, were twice nominated and recently honored as a Triple A Recipient by the BEE Inspired CAPP program. The Triple A award recipient is an individual who is deemed to be an approachable adult in the ...

H/M grant funding on Monday Council agenda

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The City Council of Webster City will tonight consider the recommendations from the Hotel/Motel Tax Board funding of grants to eight local organizations. The council meets at 6 p.m. in the council chambers at city hall. The eight organizations and their requests are as follows: • ...

Researcher joins Prairie Rivers of Iowa

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AMES — David Stein of Ames, Iowa has joined Prairie Rivers of Iowa Resource Conservation and Development as the watershed program coordinator replacing former coordinator Kayla Bergman. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from Drake University and a Master of Science in ...

AWARE visits museum

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Over 50 volunteers from the AWARE group cleaning up the Boone River spent the evening at Wilson Brewer Park. At the Mulberry Center Church they watched a slideshow of "History of Wilson Brewer Park" and two videos about the dismantling of the cabins. Afterwards they spent time in the Depot, ...