Local News

Going pink

The Webster City Lynx Softball Team is going pink Monday night. The team is dedicating the last regular season game, July 8, against Forest City to the Banning family. Kelly Banning, wife of DFJ Sports Editor Troy Banning, was diagnosed with breast cancer on April 22 and has been ...

Family Literacy Night set for July 10

Area families are invited to a special event at Kendall Young Library July 10. A Family Literacy Night will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. at the library, sponsored by Sunset Heights Elementary. Parents, grandparents, children and other family members will have an opportunity to browse the ...

Beating the heat

Caroline Ehn and Cyra Christensen beat the heat this week with a trip to the Webster City outdoor pool. With temperatures soaring into the 90s and heat indexes topping the 100 degree mark, the pool provided welcome relief for many area residents.

New city manager is appointed

D. Jeffrey Sheridan was hired as the new city manager of Webster City, following action by the City Council Monday night. Sheridan is currently the town manager for the town of Lowell, Indiana. He has more than 25 years experience in local government, having served as the town manager in ...

Council hears comments from local residents

Two local citizens spoke to the Webster City City Council Monday night about several topics during the public information section of the meeting. Bob Shultz, a member of the Webster City Daycare Board of Directors, asked if he could be placed on the agenda for a future meeting. He said he ...

Man dies in mower accident

A man has died after the mower he was using tipped over, pinning him beneath the machine. The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office communication center received a 911 call Sunday morning reporting the incident. The adult male was mowing a steep ditch when the mower tipped over and pinned ...

Plagge to head Iowa Division of Banking

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds announced today that Jeff Plagge, president and chief executive officer of Northwest Financial Corp (NFC), will serve as superintendent of the Iowa Division of Banking. Plagge begins his new role when Ron Hansen steps down on Sept. 16. “Jeff is a proven ...

Muscle cars, classic rides

Vintage and classic cars and trucks lined the streets of Kamrar Sunday afternoon for the annual Free Car Show. The event, sponsored by Webster City Auto Center, attracted hundreds of cars. Twenty-eight awards were be presented. Breakfast and lunch were served by the Kamrar Komets 4-H Club. ...

City Council to appoint new manager

The appointment of a new city manager is on the agenda for the City Council of Webster City. The council meets tonight at 6 p.m. at city hall. Callahan Municipal Consultants were hired in March to resume the search, after efforts to find a manager were unsuccessful last year. Former City ...

Keep it safe

With July 4th just around the corner, many area residents are looking forward to celebrations and fireworks displays. For those wishing to fire off fireworks on their own, there are a few restrictions that apply to those within the city limits of Webster City. According to the city ...

MARC REINSEL

Marc Reinsel, 55, of Webster City, died Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at the Israel Family Hospice House in Ames. A Celebration of Life will be held 10:30 a.m. on Monday, July 1, 2019 at the First Congregational U.C.C. with Rev. Craig Blaufuss officiating. Burial will follow in Graceland ...

A taste of nature

A special one-day workshop will give participants a taste of nature using wild edible plants and mushrooms. The workshop, hosted by Ben Hoksch, will be held Sunday, July 7, 1 to 4 p.m. at the Buxton Ranch in Webster City. Participants will have a chance to develop skills related to ...

Drive sober or get pulled over

Nationally, during the 2017 July 4th holiday period, 601 people died in motor vehicle crashes, or, an average of 134 per day. During that same time there were four fatalities on Iowa roads. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 60 percent of those who died in ...

A grand celebration

WILLIAMS — The Lions Club of Williams knows how to celebrate the Fourth of July and this year all the stops are being pulled out for the community's 150th sesquicentennial celebration. Festivities begin on Wednesday, July 3 with the Kids Parade at 6 p.m. on Main Street. Following the ...

H/M Board recommends grant levels

The Webster City Hotel/Motel Tax Board met Wednesday night to determine the funding amounts for grant proposals. The grant applicants gave presentations to the board Tuesday night, along with followup presentations from previous grant recipients. The board voted to recommend the ...

Blairsburg, Ellsworth receive USDA loans for wastewater, stormwater projects

DES MOINES — Acting Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Joel Baxley today announced that USDA is investing $192 million in 71 projects located across 29 states to improve rural water infrastructure. Nine of those projects, totaling $15.3 million, are assisting residents living ...

Fireworks displays planned

Fireworks displays will light up the night skies next week as Hamilton County celebrates the Fourth of July. On Wednesday, July 3, Van Diest Supply Company will be again sponsoring the annual fireworks display beginning at approximately 10 p.m. at the Webster City High School. There is ...

Supervisors approve swine finisher permit application

A construction permit application for 5,400-head swine finishing unit in Section 19 of Rose Grove Township was approved Tuesday morning during the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors meeting. The Swenson Site will feature two total-slat deep-pit buildings, measuring 71-feet by 277-feet. ...

Trustees hear clinic update

The Van Diest Medical Center Board of Trustees heard an update on the progress at the former Webster City Medical Clinic Tuesday night. VDMC Chief Executive Officer Lisa Ridge told the trustees that remodeling work is continuing at the former clinic building. The startup date for Hamilton ...

Polish and shine

KAMRAR — Car enthusiasts will be heading to Kamrar this weekend and will line the streets with polished and shined vehicles as the Kamrar Free Car Show is held Sunday, June 30 from noon to 3 p.m. The event is sponsored by Webster City Auto Center. The DJ is sponsored by NAPA and True ...