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Sanitary sewer cleaning

The City of Webster City has contracted with Hydro-Klean to clean sanitary sewers in Webster City. Affected areas have been notified by mail. Residents in the notified areas are reminded to take the following precautions during this time as some homes may have inadequate or partially ...

Creative pieces

The cool temperature and wind didn’t stop art lovers from attending the 7th Annual Arts R Alive Sculpture Event Thursday evening at West Twin Park. The crowd was entertained by the brass quintet, Jive for Five, as they perused the eight diverse sculptures that were recently installed at the ...

Medication drop-off set up at Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff Douglas Timmons announced Thursday the placement of a permanent medication dropbox located in the lobby of the Sheriff’s Office, 2300 Superior Street, Webster City. Timmons said the drop box is made possible through a small grant from the Governor’s Office of Drug Control ...

Carr named Iowa Legionnaire of Year

Marvin Carr, American Legion Post 191 Legionnaire of the Year was nominated for the Department of Iowa Legionnaire of the Year by Past Post Commander Dale Caquelin. On July 22, 2017 at the Department Convention in Des Moines, Carr was selected to receive this honor. The award is based ...

Sales tax holiday is today, tomorrow

Shoppers will have a chance for some savings on clothing and footwear today and Saturday during the annual Iowa Sales Tax Holiday. The holiday began at 12:01 a.m. today and ends at midnight Saturday. During that period, no taxes will be collected on sales of clothing or shoes that have a ...

Celebrating the arts

The 7th Annual Arts R Alive in Webster City Sculpture Event festivities began Wednesday night at West Twin Park. Residents perused eight pieces made by artists from across the country. Each piece was diverse. Nature, light, strength and life were all themes found throughout the recently ...

Stenger receives deferred judgement, probation

A former Webster City school board member received a deferred judgement and probation Wednesday morning in Hamilton County District Court on a charge of lascivious conduct with a minor. Paul S. Stenger, 65, entered an Alford plea on June 1 to an amended charge of lascivious conduct with a ...

Options discussed

The City Council of Webster City discussed the wastewater treatment plant Tuesday night during a work session at city hall. The council talked about possible courses of action concerning the improvement of the current wastewater treatment facility. “The last time they met in detail ...

Putting on a show

Camp Creamery has returned to the Webster City Community Theatre. Kids are memorizing lines, practicing songs, and getting educated about the arts as they put together a short performance. In just five days, the students will have a show-worthy performance for the public. The weeklong ...

Local boy scout improves Kendall Young Park

A local boy scout is perking up Kendall Young Park. Blake Seiser, a Webster City Boy Scout Troop 17 member, is sprucing up the restrooms on the park’s property. Seiser took this building on in hopes of earning the esteemed rank of Eagle Scout. The 15-year-old estimates the project will take ...

Accident, grass fire

A one-vehicle accident occurred on Tuesday afternoon shortly before 1 p.m. at the 137-mile marker on Highway 20. The driver lost control of the vehicle and entered the ditch. “The vehicle entered the ditch and the hot exhaust on the bottom side of the vehicle started the grass on fire,” ...

AgSource Laboratories welcomes community to new integrated facility

ELLSWORTH — It was a festive day in Ellsworth Tuesday, when a ribbon cutting was held for one of the town’s newest industries. AgSource Laboratories hosted the ceremony at their 15,000 square foot facility on Detroit Street on the east side of Ellsworth. Formerly located on DeWitt ...

Arts R Alive returns

Webster City residents driving by West Twin Park will notice some new pieces spread across the park this week. New pieces are being installed throughout this afternoon. The pieces are being put in place for the 7th Annual Arts R Alive in Webster City Sculpture Event. The festivities begin ...

Councilman announces re-election campaign

Councilman Logan Welch has announced that he will seek a second term on the Webster City Council. “I am excited to announce my candidacy for a second term on the Webster City Council. It has been an honor to represent you on the City Council for the last four years,” Welch said in his ...

Reuniting and reminiscing

In celebration of 100 years of ISU extension and outreach in Hamilton County, Hamilton County 4-H held a celebration and reunion to look back on the 100 years of impact 4-H and ISU Extension has had on Hamilton County. The reunion, which took place Saturday afternoon at the Hamilton County ...

Supreme effort

As the 2017 Hamilton County Fair wrapped up Sunday, Hamilton County Fair Livestock Champions lined the arena to show off their efforts and animals. Each youth exhibitor who won a championship livestock award was invited to participate in the Parade of Champions. Participants showed off ...

Council to hold work session

The City Council of Webster City will be holding a work session Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. in the council chambers. According to the agenda, the main topic of discussion will focus on wastewater treatment. The meeting is open to the public. City hall is located at 400 Second St.

Jenna Woodall crowned 2017 Fair Queen

Jenna Woodall, the 18-year-old daughter of Alex and Shelley Woodall of Kamrar, was crowned as the 2017 Hamilton County Fair Queen Thursday night during the coronation ceremony held at the Fairgrounds. A total of seven young women took part in the competition. Woodall was crowned by last ...

Reunited

Former Hamilton County fair queens received a royal welcome Thursday evening at the fair. Past queens were invited to a short reunion and reception before Thursday night’s queen coronation, in honor of the fair’s 100-year-anniversary. According to Kim Schaa, member of the Hamilton ...

More scenes from Thursday’s Hamilton County Fair

It was the rumble of hoof beats instead of the roar of engines at the Hamilton County Speedway Thursday night. Fairgoers had a chance to watch harness races from the grandstand just before the queen coronation ceremony was held.