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Bassett sentenced to 50 years

Webster City man Zackery Bassett has been sentenced to a maximum of 50 years in prison for his second-degree murder conviction of the 2018 death of his girlfriend, Andrea Sokolowski. Bassett must serve at least 70% of his sentence before he can be eligible for parole. See tomorrow's DFJ for the ...

Fundraiser planned for Thongsouk

A fundraiser to help support a Webster City man battling kidney disease will be held Wednesday afternoon. The Kona Ice truck will be at Webster City Middle School, 1101 Des Moines St., from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 23, with proceeds to benefit Wong Thongsouk. Thongsouk, of Webster City, ...

Council to consider water rate hike

The City Council of Webster City will consider an update to water and sewer rates Monday night as the council meets in regular session Monday night. The council held a work session on June 5 to discuss increasing the rates. According to a memo to the council from Finance Director Dodie ...

WC educators honored by AEA

Prairie Lakes AEA presents an annual award to a PBIS (Positive Behavorial Interventions and Support) Person of the Year, and for 2020-21, two staff members at Sunset Heights Elementary were the recipients. School Counselor Jaime Davis, left, and Behavior Interventionist Judy Doolittle. right, ...

Volunteers to assemble West Twin Park shelter next weekend

The walls of the new West Twin Park shelter house will soon be going up, according to Larry Flaws, director of recreation and public grounds. He told members of the Parks and Recreation Commission Thursday night that volunteers, under the direction of Mayor John Hawkins, will begin ...

‘We need rainfall’

It’s no surprise it is dry out, but just how are these drier conditions affecting the agricultural industry and what could this mean for the consumer? Conditions Dennis Todey, director of the United States Department of Agriculture Midwest Climate Hub, said precipitation for spring has ...