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We’re back’

Last year, there were very few in-person music performances anywhere and the Webster City Schools music programs were no different. The pandemic kept many ensembles from doing what they love to do most — make music. “We just want to let people know we’re back,” said Middle School ...

WCF Financial Bank adds remote ag lender

WCF Financial Bank has announced that Cody Heckenlaible has been named Assistant Vice President/Lending. Heckenlaible began his duties on October 6 as a remote lender, serving existing current and prospective clients with a primary focus on the bank's Webster City and Independence markets and ...

Halloweentown pops up

Homes all across Webster City are starting to take on a definite Halloween theme as the annual fall holiday approaches. This house in the 1200 block of First Street features a ghoulish graveyard, plenty of jack o’lanterns, some swinging ghosts and a scary clown on the front steps. We invited ...

Rotary District Governor visits

Jeff Hassman of Cedar Falls, the Rotary District 5970 district governor, visited the Rotary After Hours group Tuesday night at the Briggs Woods Conference Center. Hassman shared his “Rotary Story” and encouraged members to embrace this year’s Rotary theme, “Serve to Change.” Hassman ...

Flower Cart celebrates milestone

A Webster City business is marking a notable milestone this week. The Flower Cart, located at the corner of Second and Prospect streets, has been in continuous operation for the past 60 years. The business has had seven owners since it opened on Oct. 11, 1961. Bob and Marilyn Manke opened ...

Board moves closer to coach recognition

After several months of meetings, the Webster City School District moved a step closer Monday night to establishing a means to recognize coaches for their long careers and winning seasons. Joe Shanks, athletic director, said he had been meeting with board members Rich Stroner and Eric ...