Flags to be at half-staff in honor of Kent Harfst

All city departments will close at 3 p.m. today

-Messenger photo by Hans Madsen Kent Harfst, assistant city manager and recreation and public grounds director in Webster City, enjoyed the Boone Valley Trail in Webster City for a May, 2018 article. Harfst was killed early Saturday morning in a traffic accident near Sioux City while riding an across Iowa run.

In honor of Assistant City Manager and Director of Recreation & Public Grounds Kent Harfst, who passed away in a tragic accident on Saturday, Sept. 28, Webster City Mayor John Hawkins has authorized and asks that all flags within the city of Webster City be flown at half-staff beginning at sunrise today and ending at sunset on Friday.

In his proclamation authorizing the flags to be flown at half-staff, Hawkins said “Kent Harfst dedicated his life and career to the betterment of the city of Webster City and its residents. … As a community, we are better as a whole for Kent Harfst having been a part of it. His legacy will live on forever.

Fuller Hall, City Hall and all other city departments will be closing at 3 p.m. today to allow employees to attend the memorial service honoring the life of Kent Harfst, assistant city manager and director of recreation and public grounds.


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