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Open house set at Wilson Brewer Park

Area residents will have an opportunity to view the updates and improvements going on at Wilson Brewer Park during an open house Monday, May 10. The open house will follow a Rotary Club meeting from noon to 1 p.m. at the park. From 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., the historic buildings at the park ...

City hires Ortiz-Hernandez as city manager

The City Council of Webster City Monday night appointed Daniel Ortiz-Hernandez as city manager. Ortiz-Hernandez was Webster City’s city manager from 2016 to 2018. He will begin his duties at the end of July. The search for a new city manager has been underway since the resignation of ...

CleanUp days set for June 4, 5

The annual Webster City CleanUp/DropOff days have been set for Friday, June 4 and Saturday, June 5, following a discussion by the Webster City City County Monday night. City officials said the event will be held at the Webster City Middle School parking lot as in past years. Area residents ...

Back home again

The newest provider at Van Diest Family Health Clinic is no stranger to Webster City. Madeline Keane was born and raised in the community and has returned to practice medicine in her hometown. She graduated from Webster City High School and attended Iowa State University where she obtained ...

Company’s coming

Thousands of bicyclists will be making their way through Webster City this summer as part of the annual RAGBRAI cross-state tour. Organizers, led by Rich Stroner, central committee chairman, are already working on plans for the Tuesday, July 27 event to make sure the riders have a safe and ...

Donation to Childcare Coalition

Representatives of Iowa Specialty Hospitals and the Webster City Clinic on Thursday morning presented a donation to the Hamilton County Childcare Coalition retention and hiring bonus program. Cindy Im, Hamilton County development director, front left, accepted the check from Kari Patten, PA-C, ...

Progress continues

Now that warmer weather has arrived, Webster City residents will start to notice that there’s a lot of activity going on at area parks. “That’s true,” said Larry Flaws, director of recreation and public grounds. “There’s something going on at almost all of the parks.” This ...

Walk-ins welcome

WEST DES MOINES— Hy-Vee, Inc. announced Wednesday that all Hy-Vee pharmacy locations now offer free COVID-19 vaccines with no appointment necessary to provide the option to walk in and receive the vaccine when it’s convenient for the recipient. For those who prefer to make a vaccine ...

Public Health to hold one-dose vaccine clinic

Hamilton County Public Health will offer a Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic May 12 from 3 to 6 p.m. To make an appointment for the one-dose vaccine clinic, call 832-9565t. Officials said doses are limited and they may not receive more.

Open house planned at Wilson Brewer Park

An open house will be held at Wilson Brewer Park, at the corner of Ohio and Superior streets, on May 10 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Larry Flaws, director of recreation and public grounds, said those attending will be able to tour the cabins, the Harmony School, Mulberry Center Church, courthouse, ...

Apartment fire investigated

Webster City Fire Department is investigating the cause of an apartment fire Wednesday afternoon. Firefighters responded at about 12:45 p.m. to a call of smoke coming from the first floor of the two-story apartment building at 1104 First St. Chief Chuck Stansfield said firefighters found ...

Summer meal program for children returns

The Webster City School District is again participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the ...

Pendleton convicted of killing pastor

DAVENPORT — It was a lesson in grace. Just moments after a Scott County jury convicted Joshua Pendleton of first-degree murder in the October 2019, killing of the Rev. Al Henderson, the pastor’s widow approached the defendant’s father, who had also been watching the trial from the ...

Hamilton County is seeing COVID cases in younger population

Hamilton County is still seeing a handful of new cases of COVID-19 each week, but as residents of the county receive the full vaccine dosage, the age of those testing positive is moving downward, according to health department officials. Shelby Kroona, Hamilton County Public Health ...

Crossing to close for repairs

Beginning on Monday, May 3 and continuing through Friday, May 7, CNN Railroad announces the Tasler Crossing at Clark Mollenhoff Dr. will be closed for construction and repairs. If anyone has questions, please contact the Public Works Director at 515-832-9139

Earth Day activities

St. Thomas Aquinas School students participated in Earth Day last week by raking leaves, planting flowers and picking up trash at the St. Thomas Aquinas School campus.

Pendleton found guilty

A jury convicted Joshua Pendleton of first degree murder Tuesday morning for the Oct. 2, 2019, death of the Rev. Al Henderson in Fort Dodge.

Contract awarded for elementary HVAC projects

A contract for the Sunset Heights and Pleasant View Elementary Schools HVAC projects were awarded to Peterson Construction of Webster City Monday night by the Webster City school board. The local contractor turned in the only bid for the project, totaling $3,197,000. Dr. Mandy Ross, ...

School staff to receive stipend

Webster City School District administrators, teachers and support staff will be awarded a one-time stipend for the extra efforts put in during the two-week remote learning period in late November and early December 2020, following action taken by the Webster City school board Monday ...

Rotary honors student leaders

The Webster City Rotary Club honored 31 Hamilton County high school seniors on Sunday afternoon as part of the annual Youth Leadership Recognition event. Held virtually this year via the Zoom platform, students, parents and Rotarians took part in the event. The group was welcomed by Webster ...