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Coronavirus

Shanti Rejuvenation Center to reopen June 2

Editor’s Note: The following article is part of a continuing series on how Webster City area businesses are faring during the COVID-19 pandemic. In Sanskrit, Shanti means “inner peace,” something everyone could use a little more of in the age of the coronavirus. And personal ...

Grant to boost West Twin Parks projects

The City of Webster City recently was awarded a large grant which will be used for the East Twin Park Playground Project. The grant from the Wellmark Foundation was awarded in the amount of $96,928. MIDAS Council of Governments assisted the city with the application for this grant. The ...

Wright County COVID-19 positives double

CLARION — The number of positive COVID-19 tests in Wright County has doubled from 20 to 41 since the beginning of the week. That spike in positive test results is due to the increased testing efforts at the county’s larger employers, said Karl Helgevold, a Wright County supervisor and ...

Campgrounds ready for the holiday weekend

As the holiday weekend arrives, campers are returning to the county campgrounds. The campgrounds at Hamilton County Parks opened last weekend with a few restrictions still in place, according to Brian Lammers, Hamilton County Conservation Director. “The shower houses were closed, but ...

Osweiler’s gets back to business

Editor’s Note: The following article is part of a continuing series on how Webster City area businesses are faring during the COVID-19 pandemic. Osweiler’s Fashions in downtown Webster City is officially back in business. After a two-month closure due to the coronavirus ...

Hamilton County cases holding at 11

Hamilton County’s positive COVID-19 cases remained at 11 on Tuesday when the weekly briefing on the coronavirus was presented by local health department officials. Shelby Kroona, Hamilton County Public Health administrator, told the Board of Supervisors in the Tuesday update that there ...

County offices to open by appointment

Hamilton County Offices will be open by appointment only beginning Monday. This would include the Courthouse, Social Services, Public Health Conservation, County Attorney and Briggs Woods Conference Center. County officials said the public must call the specific department they wish to ...

Sheriff’s Office to open with restrictions

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office has decided to make services more accessible to citizens. Starting on Monday, the Sheriff’s Office will be making appointments for certain services by appointment only. The doors of the courthouse will remain locked, a member of the Sheriff’s ...

Inching back to normal

Editor’s Note: The following article is part of a continuing series on how Webster City area businesses are faring during the COVID-19 pandemic Josh Woodward, the general manager at Webster City Auto Center, is energetic and optimistic when it comes to the Chevy, Buick and GMC ...

First COVID-19 death reported in Webster County

FORT DODGE —Webster County’s first COVID-19 death, confirmed Wednesday, was related to the outbreak first identified with Ja-Mar Drive-In Restaurant employees last Thursday. Jackie Newton, the first Ja-Mar employee to test positive, confirmed her husband of 33 years, Brent ...

Public Health gives update on pandemic

The number of COVID-19 cases in Hamilton County remains at 11 as of Wednesday. Four hundred eighty-two people have been tested in Hamilton County, with no deaths or hospitalizations. Shelby Kroona, Hamilton County Public Health administrator, said during her weekly COVID-19 update to ...

Graduation rescheduled for June 28

Webster City High School has scheduled a tentative graduation ceremony make-up date for Sunday, June 28 at 2 p.m. The COVID-19 pandemic and school closures across Iowa have led to the school postponing the Class of 2020 commencement, originally scheduled for May 17. Over the past few ...