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Ostlund honored for parks and recreation work

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Jefferson City, MO – On April 15 David Ostlund was inducted into the Missouri Recreation and Parks Hall of Fame. The induction took place at the annual awards banquet of the Missouri Park and Recreation Association in Columbia, Missouri. Ostlund is a 1966 graduate of Webster City High ...

Hamilton County food pantries receive grants

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DES MOINES — Across Iowa’s 99 counties, 324 grants totaling $3,452,729 were awarded to Feeding America partner pantries and feeding sites to mitigate additional costs incurred by front-line food assistance providers that stepped up to respond to unusually high demand during the COVID-19 ...

Registration begins for summer activities

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Registration for Youth Summer Activities will begin at Fuller Hall on Monday, May 10, according to officials with Webster City Recreation and Public Grounds. Youth summer activities will get underway the week of June 3 and 7. A wide range of activities will be offered, including the ...

‘It is a safety hazard’

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GOWRIE — Curves along an otherwise straight stretch of road between Harcourt and Gowrie have caused numerous single-vehicle crashes throughout the course of Greg Benson’s career as a firefighter. And that’s why he’s advocating that they be removed. “We’ve been to a lot of wrecks ...

Mental Health Conference goes virtual

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Let’s face it: 2020 was a really tough year with the pandemic, lockdowns, social distancing and isolation. The stress related to those events could have residual effects for years to come, some mental health professionals suggest. A conference planned for later this month will offer a ...

BASE senior fitness program to resume

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The RSVP-sponsored BASE Senior Fitness Exercise Program is reopening, and anyone aged 55 and older are invited to join. BASE Senior Fitness, which stands for Balance, Agility, Strength and Endurance, is a free, low-impact exercise program designed for seniors. The exercises used in the ...

Poetry and Pastry workshop set for two Saturdays

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Legacy Learning Boone River Valley will host a special writing workshop over two Saturdays. Poetry and Pastry will be held Saturday, May 8 and 22 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Episcopal Church, 511 Mary St., Webster City. Participants will explore poetic techniques, find inspiration ...

Open house set at Wilson Brewer Park

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Area residents will have an opportunity to view the updates and improvements going on at Wilson Brewer Park during an open house Monday, May 10. The open house will follow a Rotary Club meeting from noon to 1 p.m. at the park. From 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., the historic buildings at the park ...

City hires Ortiz-Hernandez as city manager

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The City Council of Webster City Monday night appointed Daniel Ortiz-Hernandez as city manager. Ortiz-Hernandez was Webster City’s city manager from 2016 to 2018. He will begin his duties at the end of July. The search for a new city manager has been underway since the resignation of ...

CleanUp days set for June 4, 5

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The annual Webster City CleanUp/DropOff days have been set for Friday, June 4 and Saturday, June 5, following a discussion by the Webster City City County Monday night. City officials said the event will be held at the Webster City Middle School parking lot as in past years. Area residents ...

Back home again

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The newest provider at Van Diest Family Health Clinic is no stranger to Webster City. Madeline Keane was born and raised in the community and has returned to practice medicine in her hometown. She graduated from Webster City High School and attended Iowa State University where she obtained ...

Company’s coming

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Thousands of bicyclists will be making their way through Webster City this summer as part of the annual RAGBRAI cross-state tour. Organizers, led by Rich Stroner, central committee chairman, are already working on plans for the Tuesday, July 27 event to make sure the riders have a safe and ...

Donation to Childcare Coalition

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Representatives of Iowa Specialty Hospitals and the Webster City Clinic on Thursday morning presented a donation to the Hamilton County Childcare Coalition retention and hiring bonus program. Cindy Im, Hamilton County development director, front left, accepted the check from Kari Patten, PA-C, ...

Progress continues

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Now that warmer weather has arrived, Webster City residents will start to notice that there’s a lot of activity going on at area parks. “That’s true,” said Larry Flaws, director of recreation and public grounds. “There’s something going on at almost all of the parks.” This ...

Walk-ins welcome

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WEST DES MOINES— Hy-Vee, Inc. announced Wednesday that all Hy-Vee pharmacy locations now offer free COVID-19 vaccines with no appointment necessary to provide the option to walk in and receive the vaccine when it’s convenient for the recipient. For those who prefer to make a vaccine ...

Public Health to hold one-dose vaccine clinic

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Hamilton County Public Health will offer a Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic May 12 from 3 to 6 p.m. To make an appointment for the one-dose vaccine clinic, call 832-9565t. Officials said doses are limited and they may not receive more.

Open house planned at Wilson Brewer Park

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An open house will be held at Wilson Brewer Park, at the corner of Ohio and Superior streets, on May 10 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Larry Flaws, director of recreation and public grounds, said those attending will be able to tour the cabins, the Harmony School, Mulberry Center Church, courthouse, ...

Apartment fire investigated

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Webster City Fire Department is investigating the cause of an apartment fire Wednesday afternoon. Firefighters responded at about 12:45 p.m. to a call of smoke coming from the first floor of the two-story apartment building at 1104 First St. Chief Chuck Stansfield said firefighters found ...

Summer meal program for children returns

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The Webster City School District is again participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the ...

Pendleton convicted of killing pastor

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DAVENPORT — It was a lesson in grace. Just moments after a Scott County jury convicted Joshua Pendleton of first-degree murder in the October 2019, killing of the Rev. Al Henderson, the pastor’s widow approached the defendant’s father, who had also been watching the trial from the ...