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Ex-chamber employee enters not guilty plea

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A former Webster City Chamber of Commerce employee entered a written plea of not guilty Monday in Hamilton County District Court on four felony charges related to alleged improper spending of chamber funds. Leah Mulholland, 40, Webster City, will face a jury trial on Aug. 25, according to ...

Campgrounds closed, parks are open

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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and as a way to help keep the virus from spreading, the Hamilton County Conservation Board this week announced that the conservation headquarters office and shop would be closed to the public. The only exception to that policy is for scheduled ...

A new type of convention

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The Hamilton County Democrats will host an absentee county convention over several days in April. The Convention Committees were called into action to meet the challenge of holding a county convention while respecting the social distancing due to COVID-19. “I’m proud of the way ...

Eagle Grove policeman delivers baby

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EAGLE GROVE — Aaron Carda has been a patrol officer in Eagle Grove for a little over a year. He’s certainly encountered his fair share of unique situations while on duty. A call in late February, though, wound up being the surprise of his career. On Feb. 21, Carda — the only ...

From a distance

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Michele Veldhuizen’s classroom at Webster City High School sits silent now, void of the hustle and bustle of a normal April where every day brings teachers and students one step closer to the end of the school year. The coronavirus has robbed teachers and students alike of a sense of ...

D&B Agro-Systems receives High Performance Builder honor

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Kansas City, MO – D & B Agro-Systems (DBA D & B Buildings Systems), a general contractor in Hubbard, received recognition as a Higher Performance Builder from Butler Manufacturing. Each year, Butler Manufacturing recognizes its highest performing builders with this designation. D ...

Second case of COVID-19 in county

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Hamilton County has its second positive COVID-19 case, according to public health officials. The news came at the regular weekly COVID-19 briefing held at the courthouse Tuesday morning. “I want to assure the public that the two individuals who have had the positive tests have gone ...

City-owned trails open for individual use

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The Webster City City Council voted Monday night to modify the closure of the city-owned trails as part of the closing of city parks in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Effective immediately, the trails are open for use by individuals and small groups of less than 10 people. City ...

Governor tasks law enforcement with dispersing gatherings

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Governor Kim Reynolds issued guidance this week to law enforcement to enforce her orders limiting non-essential public gatherings. Webster City Police Chief Shiloh Mork said under state code, law enforcement is responsible for enforcing executive orders and declarations. That was true ...

City Council holds virtual meeting

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The council chambers at Webster City City Hall was oddly quiet and empty on Monday night, even though there was a city council meeting scheduled. Instead of the meeting at City Hall, the Webster City City Council held a virtual meeting using the video conferencing platform Zoom. The Zoom ...

Practice sessions at HC Speedway now postponed

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Practice sessions at the Hamilton County Speedway, scheduled throughout this week, have been postponed indefinitely. Track promoter Todd Staley announced last week that drivers would be allowed onto the historic half-mile dirt track on a limited basis, and two-hour time slots were scheduled ...

Many digital services available through KYL

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Even though it’s closed to the public right now, local residents can still access a myriad of materials from the Kendall Young Library through its online resources. Library Director Ketta Lubberstedt-Arjes said the library staff is looking at other options that might be added if the ...

County confirms first positive COVID-19 case

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The Hamilton County Public Health Department reported the first positive case of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Hamilton County on Sunday morning. “Van Diest Medical Center and Hamilton County Public Health have been working together for weeks, cooperatively, to prepare for our first ...

WC City Council to hold virtual meeting tonight

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In compliance with the Center for Disease Control’s guidance on social distancing during this COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the Webster City City Council will hold its meetings using the Zoom teleconferencing program. Zoom allows the council members, as well as city staff and community ...

Made in Iowa

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When President Donald Trump appealed to manufacturers to help in the production of personal protection equipment for health care workers and first responders, a Webster City firm immediately answered the call to action. Vantec Inc. is producing part of the vital face shields that hospitals ...

Churches reach out to congregations during COVID-19 crisis

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With church services canceled for the foreseeable future and Holy Week just a few days away, Webster City churches are finding ways to reach out and connect with their congregation during this COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Rev. Mark Eichler, of St. Paul Lutheran Church, said that the church ...

VDMC prepares for COVID-19 pandemic

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As of Thursday, the state of Iowa has 66 additional positive cases of coronavirus, bringing the total to 614, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health. There have been 8,054 negative tests to date. As of Thursday, Hamilton County has had no positive tests for COVID-19, according to ...

Schools to remain closed until April 30

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On Thursday afternoon, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced an extension of school closures across the state of Iowa as a result, school buildings in the Webster City Community Schools will remain closed through at least Thursday, April 30. Officials said the district will continue to provide meal ...

Parks, trails, playgrounds closed

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The city of Webster City announced Thursday that, effective immediately, all city parks will be closed. The closure includes all park restrooms and playgrounds. Officials said the closure comes after consultation with Hamilton County Public Health. The action is due to the COVID-19 ...