Local News

Webster City boil order lifted

A boil order issued for the eastern portion of Webster City Wednesday was lifted Thursday morning when tests showed no threats to the water.The boil order was imposed when a contractor working on a city water line failed to secure it.The boil order that included the areas of High Street, Bell ...

Police nab teen who led Webster City to Fort Dodge chase

A 15-year-old led police on a chase that began in Webster City and ended in Fort Dodge when the teen’s vehicle struck a tree in that Webster County city early Wednesday morning. The juvenile, whose name was not released, faces multiple charges. Webster City Police Chief Shiloh Mork said ...

‘Annie Jr.’ auditions approaching

Auditions for Webster City Community Theatre’s Annie JR. aren’t “Tomorrow,” but they are coming soon. Director Loween Getter and Music Director Dane Barner, with assistance from Angela Rottering, said try outs are Aug. 28 and 29 at 6 p.m. at the theatre, 1001 Willson Ave. Scripts ...

FD man jailed after high-speed pursuit; Gray drove down dead end road

GOWRIE — A Fort Dodge man is in jail after he led police on a high-speed pursuit through rural Webster County, according to Gowrie Police Chief Patrick Monaghan. Anthony Gray, 33, is charged with eluding, driving while barred, and interference with official acts. Monaghan said he saw Gray ...

End of summer party

LIFT WC, in partnership with Spangler Automotive, will host a community End of Summer Block Party this Saturday on the 700 block of Second Street and will include a bags tournament and an outdoor concert featuring local artists. Monies raised will benefit the LIFT WC organization and assist ...

Boil order issued in Webster City

A boil order was issued for the eastern portion of Webster City Wednesday afternoon when a contractor working on a city water line failed to secure it. The boil order that includes the areas of High Street, Bell Avenue and parts east of there is precautionary, according to City Manager Jeff ...

Search warrant leads to arrest

The Webster City Police Department executed a search warrant on Aug. 14 for stolen property at1522 7th Avenue N, Apt 5 in Fort Dodge. The search stemmed from information that the subject used counterfeit money to make a purchase. Over 100 stolen items were recovered from the apartment. ...

Outdoor pool hours change for the week

Officials with the Webster City outdoor pool said hours of operation will change this week due to a shortage of lifeguards. The pool will be open through Friday for adult lap swimming from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and for open swimming 1 to 4 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday, the pool will be ...

Celebrating art in WC

Two ribbon cuttings were held Monday afternoon in downtown Webster City, celebrating two art installations that were recently installed. Community members, city officials and representatives of the University of Iowa were on hand as artist Ali Hval cut the ribbon, honoring her mural project ...

New city manager faces full agenda for first meeting

D Jeffrey Sheridan, the new city manager for Webster City, faced a full agenda for his first City Council meeting Monday night. Sheridan was hired earlier this summer following an extensive search process. He succeeds Daniel Ortiz-Hernandez who left a year ago to take a position in ...

Council approves amendment to Black Hills agreement

The City Council of Webster City approved resolution authorizing an amendment to an agreement originally signed with Aquila Energy in March 2005. Aquila now operates as Black Hills Energy. The amendment was approved for review by the council and was reviewed by City Attorney Zach Chizek, ...

Ribbon cutting tonight for art displays

Local residents will have a chance to celebrate two new art installations Monday night at a ribbon cutting planned for 5 p.m. Officials will gather at the northwest corner of Des Moines and Second streets for recognize the new mural panels installed on the second story of the building ...

Richards: Iowans tired of political bickering

Republican Bret Richards of Irwin is the first candidate in Iowa's 4th Congressional race to gather the necessary signatures to have his name placed on the 2020 Republican primary ballot. Richards stopped in Webster City last week. The candidate is one of three Republicans who have ...

Council to hold public hearings tonight

Three public hearings concerning property sales will be held at the top of the Webster City City Council meeting Monday. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. in the council chambers of city hall. The council will consider authorizing and approving a purchase agreement with Black ...

Nature and creativity

Legacy Learning Boone River Valley is hosting its annual Fall Weekend, Sept. 27-29 at Briggs Woods Park. Participants will have a chance to immerse themselves in nature while exploring their creative side. Five different workshops, ranging from a watercolors to blacksmithing, will offer a ...

Poplar Grove Speedway hosts Clone Nationals

KAMRAR — Poplar Grove Speedway of Kamrar held the 12th Annual Clone Nationals on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019. Racers from several states raced for trophies and more than $4,500 in money payouts. The highlight of the day was the Senior Clone Class that was racing for $1,000 to win. Aaron ...

Challenge is issued

The Enhance Hamilton County Foundation is issuing a Food Pantry challenge to Hamilton County residents throughout the month of September. Funds received on or before Sept. 30, will be matched by the Enhance Hamilton County Foundation dollar-for-dollar up to the first $2,000. To participate ...

FIRST Lego League meeting set for Aug. 26

Webster City Middle School will be hosting the FIRST Lego League for fifth and sixth grade students with "City Shaper" being the theme of this year's project. Students will work to build and code a robot in addition to designing a project that ties into the theme. This year there will be ...

Solar art

A unique new piece of artwork that was installed this week at the City Hall Plaza will offer a special view of the community whether seen during the day or at night. The large stainless steel sculpture created by a University of Iowa art professor features a curved bench and a grid canopy ...