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Young announces bid for supervisor

JEWELL — Jewell City Councilman Rick Young today announced he is running for Hamilton County District 3 Supervisor. Young also serves as treasurer of the Hamilton County Economic Development Board, president of the Enhance Hamilton County Foundation, Hamilton County Relay for Life ...

County approves road vacation

The Hamilton County Board of Supervisors Tuesday morning voted to vacate a gravel road, a half-mile section of Fowler Avenue. County Engineer Nicole Stinn said the road in Section 10 of Webster Township only serves a couple of properties, including the Department of Natural Resources. She ...

‘Mississippi Misadventures’

“Having canoeing be such a constant part of my life, when my friend called me and asked me if I wanted to paddle the Mississippi, I said of course,” Anne Sherve-Ose said. Kendall Young Library will be hosting an author visit with Sherve-Ose on Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m. She will ...

Sherwood announces retirement

Webster City Schools Superintendent Mike Sherwood announced his resignation Monday evening during a meeting of the Webster City School Board of Education. “It was just that time in my career,” said Sherwood. “It’s been 41 years. I’ve served here 14 years. People say you just wake ...

Rink to open three nights this week

The Webster City Recreation and Public Grounds Department will open Carl Rhoer Ice Skating Rink at Nokomis Park on North Des Moines Street this week on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday evenings from 5 to 8 p.m. The hours the shelter will be open this weekend are from 1 to 6 p.m. on Saturday and ...

Oh, baby!

Two Webster City couples welcomed the first babies of the new year last week at two different area hospitals. Little Brystol Reann Hay, daughter of Nathan and Jennifer Hay, arrived four days into the new year. She was born Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 at Van Diest Medical Center. Brystol weighed 8 ...

School board to meet

A real estate gift agreement with Van Diest Medical Center will be considered at tonight’s Webster City School Board meeting. A proposed special education contract is on the agenda for possible approval. The board will look at the taxable valuations for the 2019 fiscal year as well as ...

Making a racquet

Swing into the new year by picking up a racquet and participating in badminton at Fuller Hall. Individuals can participate in the recreational sport on Tuesdays beginning Jan. 9, from 6-7:30 p.m. Badminton is a sport in which racquets are used to hit a shuttlecock across a net. This ...

More than 30 vendors set for Health Fair

More than 30 vendors have signed up for the fifth annual Fuller Hall Health Fair on Saturday, Jan. 13, and officials said the vendors represent a wide variety of health and wellness businesses and services from around the area. The event which also includes a free fitness day at Fuller Hall ...

Overcoming obstacles

With the new semester in full swing, students at Webster City High School are diving into J-Term. Now in its second year at WCHS, J-Term is an outside the lines learning approach designed to give teachers and students more critical thinking and real-world skills. J-Term consists of two ...

Tree pickup is Friday

The Webster City Street Department will be picking up Christmas trees on Friday, Jan. 5, weather permitting. Trees should be placed at the nearest street corner prior to 7 a.m. on Friday, as only one trip will be made through the city. All stands and decorations must be removed. Place ...

Fire damages Lehigh garage

Brandon Osborne, a Dayton volunteer firefighter, shoots water at the side of a garage near Lehigh Tuesday afternoon. According to Aaron Morris, Lehigh volunteer fire chief, the north wall of the structure caught fire from a nearby wood stove. Morris said the garage, located at 1096 290th St., ...

Hawkins re-elected

Mayor John Hawkins was re-elected Monday evening during the City Council of Webster City meeting. Hawkins was unanimously re-elected in a roll call vote. Mayor Pro Tem Brian Miller was also re-elected in a 4:1 roll call vote with councilman Logan Welch voted no. The council approved ...

TNR pilot program proposed

Monica Becker, a representative and board member of the Hamilton County Animal Advocates organization, spoke with members of the City Council of Webster City Monday night about the possibility of a pilot Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program in Webster City. The TNR program would consist of ...

Campidilli to lead board of supervisors

Dan Campidilli was elected Tuesday morning to serve as the chairman of the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors. The board held its annual reorganizational meeting Tuesday morning at the start of the new year. Supervisor Doug Bailey was named the chairman pro-tem. In other annual ...

Young, Hilpipre won’t seek re-election

Two Hamilton County office holders announced Tuesday morning that they would not seek re-election this year. Supervisor David Young and Treasurer Joni Hilpipre both said they would step down at the end of 2018. The announcement came at the conclusion of the Board of Supervisors meeting ...

A dream come true

Patrons of Webster City Community Theatre will have a chance to see a classic of the American theater this winter and at the same time, one actor will realize a dream he's had since high school. “You can lay this on me. Ever since I've been involved in theater as an adult, whenever people ...

Council to appoint positions

Members of the City Council of Webster City will elect the Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem during tonight’s council meeting. After both two-year terms are approved, City Clerk Karyl Bonjour will administer the oath to both representatives. The council may also approve appointing the following ...

Learning opportunities

Legacy Learning Boone River Valley will kick off the new year by hosting several workshops in January and a Cups and Creativity Event as well. Cups and Creativity is a special event planned for Jan. 5 at Mornin' Glory Coffee Shop. Organizers said those attending will be able to paint ...