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A simple act of kindness

To observe World Kindness Day, Nov. 13, Windsor Manor of Webster City shocked a local Hy-Vee customer by applying $100 to her grocery purchase. Unsuspecting Carla Youngdale of Webster City was told as she started to have her items scanned that she was the lucky recipient of this kind ...

What do you want for WC?

Deb Brown from SaveYour.Town will give a special presentation tonight, Wednesday, Nov. 20 about what people in the community want. Over the past two weeks, she’s spoken to hundreds of people in Webster City and asked them that simple question, “What do you want?” The presentation ...

Fareway partners with St. Paul’s food pantry

Area residents who visit the Food Pantry at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church may find a wider selection of foods to take home with them, thanks to a partnership initiated between the pantry and Fareway Food Stores. Karen Camp, a coordinator for the church food pantry, said the local store is ...

Realtors boost LIFT WC efforts

The Heart of Iowa Board of Realtors selected LIFT WC for its annual charitable donation of $500. Abens Realty and Neighborhood Realty each donated an additional $250 to bring the total donation to $1000. Pictured front row from the left, Bev Husiman and Tami Hejlik of Abens Realty; Jill ...

City Council approves WBHP plans

The Webster City City Council unanimously approved the site plans for the proposed Wilson Brewer Historic Park improvements during the city council meeting on Monday evening at City Hall. The project for the park improvements began in 2016, said Gary Groves, WBHP committee member. The ...

Honor Flight expands to peacetime veterans

Veterans who served their country during times of peace in between World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War are now eligible to take part in the Brushy Creek Area Honor Flight. “These peacetime veterans deserve the right to go,” said Ron Newsum, the chairman of the board that ...

New officer sworn in

Webster City Mayor John Hawkins reads the oath of service swearing-in new Webster City police officer Dalton Mourlam during the city council meeting on Monday evening. Mourlam, a native of Boone, now resides in Stratford.

Iowa Specialty Hospital clinic opens in WC

As of today, Advanced Family Medicine, 903 Willson Ave., is now Iowa Specialty Hospital – Webster City Clinic. Iowa Specialty Hospital acquired the private medical practice run by Dr. Donald Woodhouse recently and made the official transition to the Webster City Clinic over the ...

Not me, not today

A personal safety seminar will be held Saturday, Nov. 23 at the the Hamilton County Courthouse. “Not Me, Not Today,” produced and presented by Hamilton County Deputy Sheriff Rod Hicok, in cooperation with the Hamilton County Peace Officers Association, will be offered at 10 a.m. in the ...

‘Bigger than life’

As chief justice of the Iowa Supreme Court, Mark Cady’s dedication to law was unwavering. As a husband, father and grandfather, he was loyal, loving and supportive. As a friend, he was honest and a good listener. As a member of the Fort Dodge community, Cady was active and committed. As a ...

Our son, officially

Billie Long, of Moorland, sat at a table in the courtroom at the Hamilton County Courthouse Saturday morning holding her son, Samuel, 1, looking up toward the bench at District Associate Judge Joseph Tofilon. Next to her, husband David and two of her other children, Skye, 7 and Tobias, ...

Students discover Night Zookeeper

Have you ever visited a zoo at night where the only animals there are products of your imagination? Well, welcome to Night Zookeeper, The co-creators of Night Zookeeper stopped in Hamilton County on Wednesday to visit classrooms and meet students participating in the innovative, ...

Victims identified in suspicious death case

Webster City Police have released the names of two individuals who were found deceased Sunday in a Des Moines Street apartment. The individuals have been identified as Mariangelys Ortiz, 28, and Abimelec Ortiz Figueroa 3 months. Both were staying at an apartment at 721 Des Moines ...

Physician shares his journey

A Webster City physician is going through something that some of his patients have experienced. He’s battling cancer. “So, this is my journey,” said Dr. Subhash Sahai, revealing that he has recently been diagnosed with stomach cancer. “I think it’s been four or five weeks since ...

Webster City police release names in suspicious death

Webster City Police have released the names of two individuals who were found deceased Sunday in a Des Moines Street apartment. The individuals have been identified as Mariangelys Ortiz, 28, and Abimelec Ortiz Figueroa 3 months. Both were staying at an apartment at 721 Des Moines ...

New restaurant opens in Stratford

STRATFORD - Copperhead Saloon is the newest business in Stratford. The large, inviting lodge-like dining room area decorated with mounts of deer and elk is already attracting customers to enjoy good food and drinks with their friends and family since it's been open for several weeks now. ...

WC school board OKs debt service payment

The Webster City school board approved the debt service payment and a substitute pay increase at its regular meeting Monday. The board approved the debt service general obligation bond interest payment in the amount of $176,681. Also approved was an increase to the substitute pay rate ...

Peoples Credit Union is on the move

Peoples Credit Union is on the move both literally and figuratively. The Webster City-based financial cooperative has just moved its Fort Dodge office to a spacious new facility at 1717 Fifth Ave. S., the city’s booming Corridor of Commerce. This relocation is part of Peoples’ robust growth ...

Fire destroys hog confinement

KAMRAR — An early morning fire on Tuesday near Kamrar destroyed a hog confinement building and about 3,000 head of pigs housed in the building. Kamrar Fire Chief Tim Mortenson said Kamrar Fire Department personnel arrived on the scene at 2980 Lakins Grove Ave.about 6:30 a.m. The property ...