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Meals on Wheels continues to deliver

A Webster City program that has been around for 50 years is still delivering on its original premise — to provide a hot, nutritious meal for seniors. Meals on Wheels was started in Webster City in 1971 when Rev. Ray Roden, then the pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church, brought together a group ...

Space sought for public defender office

An official with the state public defender’s office asked the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday for assistance in providing office space for a public defender that will be soon based in Webster City. Kurt Swaim, the first assistant state public defender, the Legislature, in ...

Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll shows high ratings of community vitality

AMES – Although COVID-19 has had major impacts on all of Iowa’s communities, the state’s farmers give high marks to the vitality of their communities. Since the early 1990s, periodically the Farm Poll has asked farmers questions about community vitality. “Farmer ratings of key ...

Winterfest king, queen crowned

Tucker Murray and Kendyl Felts were crowned as the king and queen of the Webster City High School Winterfest Monday afternoon in a coronation ceremony held in Prem Sahai Auditorium. Members of the court include, front row from the left, Ella O’Hearn, Erin Bailey, Queen Kendyl Felts, Jacie ...

Council approves emergency grant for daycare

Webster City Daycare Center was awarded a bridge grant Monday night as the City Council met in special session to discuss the center’s finances and circumstances. Councilman and daycare board member Brian Miller told the council that he had approached City Manager Daniel Ortiz-Hernandez and ...

A thriving conservation culture

CLARION — A free, public event to discuss the key ingredients to developing a thriving conservation culture will be held Feb. 11 in Clarion. Local and regional farmers and collaborative projects will talk about how to have more profitable farms that are less dependent on inputs. Farmer ...