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Ikes to host costumed shooting contest

“Cowboys and Cowgirls Rootin’ Tootin’ Good Time Shootin'” event returns to Boone Valley Izaak Walton Park on Sept. 21. The Ikes will host the event with proceeds going towards hunter’s safety courses, Pheasants Forever, outdoor fishing events, preservation of their cowboy town, and ...

Mayor Pete to stop in Webster City

Mayor Pete Buttigieg, a Democratic candidate for president, will make a campaign stop in Webster City on Sunday. Buttigieg, known as Mayor Pete around the campaign trail, will hold a town hall meeting West Twin Park. Doors will open at 12:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, ...

Kiwanis honor Swons

The Tuesday morning Main Street Morning Kiwanis Club program was presented by Darcy Swon. The subject of her program was about her involvement in LIFT WC, an organization currently dedicated to renovating the Elks Building downtown. Afterward, Kiwanian Greg Maharry presented Darcy and her ...

Sheridan: ‘Best approach is to listen and learn’

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in the September Our Hometown Magazine. Sitting in his office in the Webster City City Hall, D. Jeffrey Sheridan is flanked by an Indianapolis Colts pennant above his desk and a Green Bay Packers poster on the back of his office door. The ...

POW Camps in Iowa program is Saturday

Chad W. Timm, Humanities Iowa presenter, will present a program “Working with the Enemy: German, Italian and Japanese prisoners of war in Iowa during the Second World War” at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Mulberry Center Church in Wilson Brewer Historic Park, Webster City. The talk will focus ...

Double murder trial’s venue to be moved

FORT DODGE — After nearing the point of exhausting a large jury pool and receiving reports of jury tampering, Judge Kurt Stoebe has ruled a change of venue is necessary to find a jury that can deliver a fair and impartial verdict for Tanner King as he faces two first-degree murder ...

City Council approves traffic study

The City Council of Webster City approved a traffic study for Prospect Street, which will encompass intersections with Webster, Cedar and Boone streets to determine whether stop signs are warranted in any of those locations. The estimated cost of the study is $2,800 and the Traffic Study ...

Don’t get scammed

“I have important information regarding fraudulent activity associated with your Social Security number…" It's a call we are all too familiar with and it seems these robocalls and other scams, are increasing by the day. According to the office of Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller, ...

Farming smarter

LYTTON — If a picture is worth a thousand words, then Ben Albright’s first grade school photo tells an entire story. While the “battle scar” on his head might have upset some kids, it didn’t bother this farmer-in-training. “I proudly displayed a goose egg from an ...

Informational meeting on street project held

Webster City business owners and residents had the opportunity to learn more about the city’s 2020 Second Street Reconstruction Project and to voice their concerns at a public informational meeting Thursday evening at City Hall. The construction project will affect nine blocks along Second ...

WCFD take part in Memorial Stair Climb

Six Webster City Fire Department members attended the 9/11 Memorial Stair climb at the Veribio building in Nevada. Nevada FD coordinated the event. Six WCFD members attended the climb and finished the climb. Lt. Zach Williams of WCFD coordinated the team which consisted of Williams, Capt. Andy ...

Former Webster City police chief passes away

Edmund “Ed” Latham, a longtime Webster City Police officer, died at his home after a long illness on Sept. 6. A native of Fort Dodge, Latham enlisted in the U.S. Navy following his 1957 graduation from Fort Dodge Senior High and served four years aboard an aircraft carrier. He then ...

Academic boost

Back in 2002, Webster City educator Fay Layne had a vision to help give struggling students an academic boost and so she developed the Asbury Learning Center, a one-on-one mentoring program for students in Kindergarten through fourth grade. Today, 16 years later, the free program continues ...

ICCC board approves plan to refinance bonds

The Iowa Central Community College Board of Directors approved resolutions to refinance three bond issues for the school during its monthly board meeting Tuesday night. “We are refunding some of our bonds,” said Angie Martin, Iowa Central vice president of business affairs. “Our ...

Grassley staff to meet with Hamilton Co. constituents

Sen. Charles Grassley's regional director, Adam DoBraska, will meet with Hamilton County residents on Monday, Sept. 30 at the Hamilton County Courthouse basement conference room. He will be available from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Area residents are invited to stop by during the scheduled hours to ...

Ohio Street to close until Saturday

Ohio Street will be closed from Prospect to Des Moines Street for sanitary sewer manhole maintenance and street repair from now through Saturday morning. Street Department Supervisor Brandon Bahrenfuss said the street was just too busy and congested for employtees to work while the road ...

Two injured in rollover accident near Duncombe

DUNCOMBE — Two people were transported to UnityPoint Health — Trinity Regional Hospital Tuesday afternoon following a one-vehicle accident on 190th Street. The driver, Judith A. Foster, 71, of Woolstock, and a passenger Kristina Olson, 20, Eagle Grove, were transported by ambulance to ...

Board OKs day care contract

The Webster City school board approved the revised contract for the Riverview Early Childhood Center at its regular meeting Monday night. The revised contract agreement restructures the loan by reducing the remaining balance to $27,381.80 with a zero percent annual interest rate. Monthly ...

Fire department responds to acid spill

Webster City Firefighters and the Region 5 Hazardous Materials team responded to the spill of an unknown acidic substance near the corner of Second and Beach streets Monday afternoon. Webster City Fire Chief Chuck Stansfield said when firefighters arrived on scene, the substance was “off ...

NCYL honors area high school seniors

FORT DODGE — Dozens of area young adults were honored Sunday night during the 27th Annual Youth Salute Recognition Ceremony for the North Central Iowa Area Council of the National Council on Youth Leadership. In the Bioscience Auditorium at Iowa Central Community College, the students, ...