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‘Impossible Dream’

Recruiting qualified candidates for certain healthcare positions can be challenging in today’s world. Kerrie Schmidt, laboratory manager at Van Diest Medical Center, experienced that challenge as she tried to hire additional medical lab technologists. Ultimately, she reached halfway around ...

Humlicek will face jury trial in April

Dustin Humlicek will face a jury when his case goes to trial in Hamilton County on April 9. He is accused of causing a passenger’s death in a one-vehicle crash in northern Webster City in 2023. Humlicek, 40, has pleaded not guilty to the charges he faces. He was charged earlier this month ...

Town & Country Garden Club will meet Wednesday

The Town & Country Garden Club will meet Wednesday, February 28, at the Anchor Point Baptist Church, 543 Division Street, Webster City. The meeting begins at 1 p.m. Sharon Cline will talk about herbs. Hostesses are Cheryll Entriken, Georgia Hoode, Diane Bunkofske, Rhonda Masser and ...

Not on their watch

Our teens’ well-being is our world’s well-being. To go forward in wellness, they must grow up in wellness. There are people in Hamilton, and surrounding counties, who work tirelessly toward that goal. They know that it is easier to guide young people than it is to heal a wounded soul. And ...

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

It’s hard to digest the statistics that confront youth today. For example, one in three teens will experience some kind of abuse in a dating relationship. It might be physical, sexual or emotional — or all three — but that is the national statistic that explains why February has been ...