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Board proclaims Mental Health Awareness Month

The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday morning declared May as Mental Health Awareness Month in Hamilton County. The board also heard from area mental health providers about why the proclamation and raising awareness is so important. “We try to do some extra things to bring about awareness ...

Kroona: 40 percent of county fully vaccinated

Just over 40 percent of Hamilton County’s population have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Tuesday. Public Health Administrator Shelby Kroona told the Board of Supervisors Tuesday morning that the county will likely fall short of the earlier estimate of 50 percent by June ...

Variety show moved to high school auditorium

Webster City High School students will hold their annual Variety Show at Prem Sahai Auditorium this Saturday. After encountering some logistical challenges in the competition gym, WCHS decided to move the event back to the Prem Sahai Auditorium where the show is usually held. There will be ...

YSS to reopen for in-person service

YSS of Hamilton County will be opening its doors to the public for face-to-face services beginning June 1. The agency will continue to follow the Center for Disease Control guidelines regarding mandatory masks and ask that anyone receiving services monitor for symptoms of COVID-19, or any ...

That’s some fish!

LARRY SCHULTZ LANDED this big catfish Monday night near the dam on the Boone River at Webster City.

Fresh and green

A new business has opened in Webster City that will offer shoppers a wide variety of farm-fresh produce as well as garden plants, flowers and much more. The Farmstand, owned and operated by Zoami Calles-Rios Sosa, her husband Antonio Rios, and sister Keyla Calles Sosa, opened at the end of ...

CARYL ‘DOC’ HOLLINGSHEAD

Caryl “Doc” Hollingshead, 97, of Webster City, died Thursday, April 1, 2021. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 13, 2021 at the First Congregational UCC in Webster City. Due to COVID restrictions at the church, there is limited seating capacity. Please join ...

Preserving the history

Craftsman Phil Grossman of Heritage Woodworks of Clemons, Iowa, shows Loween Getter one of the axes used to reconstruct the two log cabins at Wilson Brewer Park. Grossman talked to the Webster City Rotary Club Monday and described the restoration work he completed on the cabins.

WCHS to return to pre-pandemic schedule in the fall

Webster City High School students will be returning to an 8-period school day when the next school year begins in August. The Webster City School Board heard a report from high school Principal Dan Johnson who worked with a team of high school administrators and teachers. “This year, we ...

Food pantry challenge returns

The Enhance Hamilton County Foundation (EHCF) announced that they recently received a second donation of $10,000 by the same anonymous donor from 2020 to benefit the food pantries throughout Hamilton County. The donor stated they were pleased with the amount of money raised to benefit the ...

Epic adventure

Alex Simon is on a mission. With a 3,356-mile cross-country road trip, the Las Vegas man aims to bring more awareness to the use of electric “micromobiles” and “micromobility.” Through “Scoot America,” Simon brings attention to the fact that about half of all car trips range ...

Living wax museum set for NEH

A little thing like a pandemic will not stop the march of history as Northeast Hamilton Elementary School students will present their annual Living Wax Museum on Thursday, May 13 from 6-7 p.m. at the NEH walking track. According to Laura Seiser, 5th and 6th Grade Reading/Social Studies ...

School board to consider bond items, personnel matters

The Webster City school board will discuss the 2021-2022 high school schedule Monday night when it meets in regular session. The board will also consider personnel matters, including the resignation of high school principal Dan Johnson. Johnson stepped into the principal’s job at the start ...

Ostlund honored for parks and recreation work

Jefferson City, MO – On April 15 David Ostlund was inducted into the Missouri Recreation and Parks Hall of Fame. The induction took place at the annual awards banquet of the Missouri Park and Recreation Association in Columbia, Missouri. Ostlund is a 1966 graduate of Webster City High ...

Hamilton County food pantries receive grants

DES MOINES — Across Iowa’s 99 counties, 324 grants totaling $3,452,729 were awarded to Feeding America partner pantries and feeding sites to mitigate additional costs incurred by front-line food assistance providers that stepped up to respond to unusually high demand during the COVID-19 ...

Registration begins for summer activities

Registration for Youth Summer Activities will begin at Fuller Hall on Monday, May 10, according to officials with Webster City Recreation and Public Grounds. Youth summer activities will get underway the week of June 3 and 7. A wide range of activities will be offered, including the ...

‘It is a safety hazard’

GOWRIE — Curves along an otherwise straight stretch of road between Harcourt and Gowrie have caused numerous single-vehicle crashes throughout the course of Greg Benson’s career as a firefighter. And that’s why he’s advocating that they be removed. “We’ve been to a lot of wrecks ...

Mental Health Conference goes virtual

Let’s face it: 2020 was a really tough year with the pandemic, lockdowns, social distancing and isolation. The stress related to those events could have residual effects for years to come, some mental health professionals suggest. A conference planned for later this month will offer a ...

BASE senior fitness program to resume

The RSVP-sponsored BASE Senior Fitness Exercise Program is reopening, and anyone aged 55 and older are invited to join. BASE Senior Fitness, which stands for Balance, Agility, Strength and Endurance, is a free, low-impact exercise program designed for seniors. The exercises used in the ...

Poetry and Pastry workshop set for two Saturdays

Legacy Learning Boone River Valley will host a special writing workshop over two Saturdays. Poetry and Pastry will be held Saturday, May 8 and 22 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Episcopal Church, 511 Mary St., Webster City. Participants will explore poetic techniques, find inspiration ...