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BreakThru gathers in downtown Stratford

Shakespeare Avenue in Stratford is pretty much like many other small town main streets: here's the grocery store, a couple of restaurants, a clinic and a chiropractor's office, the library across the street. That's until you get to the attractive storefront with an awning, the windows painted ...

Jewell grocery store to close today

JEWELL – More than 100 Jewell-area residents met Saturday afternoon to discuss how to best proceed in keeping the grocery store open in their community. Like several other towns in the area, Jewell (population 1,215 at the 2010 census) will soon lose its only grocery store. The Jewell ...

Happy birthday, Mr. Young

Reaching a milestone birthday is certainly something to celebrate. But when the milestone is a 200th birthday, well, that’s really noteworthy. Jan. 19 will mark the 200th birthday of early Webster City benefactor Kendall Young. The local library, which was named in honor, plans to ...

John Kerry stumps for Biden in Fort Dodge

Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, speaking Thursday during a campaign stop in Fort Dodge on behalf of Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden, wasted little time before sharply criticizing President Donald Trump. Kerry spoke to an audience of about 60 people at Biden’s campaign ...

Plain re-launches PrimeLife practice in Webster City

When Melanie Plain started PrimeLife Integrative Medicine in 2014, she thought she would just be doing some integrative medicine consults. Now, Plain runs two PrimeLife clinics — one in Ames and one in Webster City. Plain, a certified physician assistant, recently re-opened her Webster ...

Account established for WC parks

Inspired by the community's passion for preserving East Twin Park, a donor has stepped forward to open a fund at the Enhance Hamilton County Community Foundation. The Fund will facilitate charitable donations for the enhancement and preservation of East Twin Park, as well as, all of the ...

WC man sentenced on meth and gun charges

A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine while possessing a firearm was sentenced Jan. 2 to 12 years in federal prison. Jaime Candelario-Mercado, 38, from Webster City, received the prison term after an Aug. 28, 2019, guilty plea to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, ...

Women in the Wilderness camp planned

A Williams woman will once again lead a wilderness camp in 2020 for other adventurous woman. The Women in the Wilderness Camp session July 12-18 at Elbow Lake, Minnesota. This marks the third year for the camp. Organized and conducted by Anne Sherve-Ose, WOW campers will learn basic ...

Fundraiser for East Twin Park started

A new online fundraiser has been started to raise money for upgrades at East Twin Park. The fundraising effort comes on the heels of Monday night’s City Council meeting when the council voted to unanimously turn down a proposed deal to sell East Twin Park to an development group. The ...

KYL announces Festival of Chocolate to move to March

The Kendall Young Library will hold its annual Festival of Chocolate Sunday, March 29 from 2 to 4 p.m. That’s a change from the late January date used since the event began in 2013. Organizers hope the change from winter to spring will tempt more folks to turn out for the “all things ...

The people spoke …. and the council listened

Scores of concerned community members attended the Webster City City Council meeting at City Hall on Monday night. On the agenda was a public hearing on a resolution for the council to accept an offer from The Overland Group, a commercial developer out of Birmingham, Alabama, to purchase the ...

Former Shopko property sold

The City of Webster City today announced the purchase of the existing building located at 200 Red Bull Division Drive, formerly the location of Shopko. The owners of Appliance Plus, Gary and Brenda Fox, Oelwein have purchased the building. “We are a small company that will be ...

Health Fair to be held at Fuller Hall

The Fuller Hall Recreation Center will be offering the 7th annual Health Fair/Free Fitness Day on Saturday, Jan. 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The planning committee for the event is currently seeking health-related individuals and businesses who want to display or demonstrate their products or ...

Public hearing on park purchase proposal tonight

The Webster City City Council is holding a public hearing tonight on a proposed offer from commercial developer The Overland Group to purchase part of East Twin Park. The hearing will take place during the regular meeting, which begins at 6 p.m. at the City Council chambers at City ...

To sell or not to sell?

The Webster City City Council will be holding a public hearing during its regular meeting at City Hall on Monday night at 6 p.m. The public hearing will address a proposal by commercial developer, The Overland Group, to purchase city-owned property at 1100 Superior St. The city-owned ...

Bailey elected to chair county board of supervisors

Doug Bailey was elected as the chairman of the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors Thursday morning as the board met for its first meeting of 2020. Bailey was absent from the meeting due to illness. Supervisor Dan Campidilli was named the chairman pro-tem and conducted the ...

Gowrie standing up to save last grocery store

GOWRIE — After a string of small towns nearby have lost their only grocery store, Gowrie community and business leaders are attempting to avoid the same fate. Newly-formed Gowrie Grocery LLC will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the community room in Heartland Bank, 1201 Market St. Gowrie’s ...

Stanhope shooting still under investigation

STANHOPE — Police continue to investigate a shooting incident in Stanhope Saturday that left one person injured. The injured individual, identified by authorities only as a male, was treated at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines and was released. In a written statement, the ...