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VDMC trustees meet tonight

The Van Diest Medical Center board of trustees will meet Tuesday in regular session beginning at 7 p.m. in the clinic board room. Local businessman and philanthropist Bob Van Diest has indicated that he will address the board during the public forum time. The board allows public input for ...

‘Exceptional’ rating earned

BLAIRSBURG — Northeast Hamilton Elementary School has earned an "Exceptional" rating in the report of the Every Student Succeeds Act released on Tuesday by the Iowa Department of Education. NEH Superintendent/Principal Mike Kruger announced the ranking at the regular meeting of the NEH ...

Rotary donates to local causes

Webster City Rotary Club recently presented a check for $600 to the Webster City School Band Boosters to use for new band uniforms. Accepting the check from Tami Hejlik is Linda Lahr.

NEH preschoolers receive diplomas

BLAIRSBURG — Northeast Hamilton Elementary School held its Preschool graduation ceremony Friday with 21 students receiving diplomas. Under the guidance of NEH Preschool instructor Chelsea Gerard and paras Kacey Pruismann and Lisa Brim, the students sang “I've Been Going to my ...

UpLIFTed

Local residents and visitors to Junquefest this weekend will have a chance to tour an historic building that a nonprofit organization hopes to turn into a venue for educational, social and cultural events. Local Initiative for Transformation Webster City LLC or LIFT WC, plans to open the ...

A memorial Day proclamation

Mayor John Hawkins, second from right, reads a proclamation that proclaimed Monday, May 27 as the official Memorial Day observance for Webster City. Several members of American Legion Post 191 were on hand to witness the proclamation. Pictured, from the left, are Ron Keigan, Avenue of Flags ...

On to State

“Let me win, but if I can’t win, let me be brave in the attempt.” — Special Olympics motto Athletes from all over Hamilton County converged upon Jefferson Gym at the Webster City Middle School Thursday for a grand sendoff to the state Special Olympics games. The teams of athletes ...

Avenue of Flags on display

Members of American Legion Post 191, along with other volunteers, made good use of the sunshine and warmer temperatures Wednesday afternoon as they began installing the 600-some American flags which will be displayed at Graceland Cemetery until Friday, May 31. The Avenue of Flags lines the ...

Observances planned for Memorial Day

Memorial Day observances will be held in several Hamilton County communities on Monday as area residents gather to honor those who lost their lives in military service to the United States. Webster City A series of observances will be held in Webster City. American Legion and Auxiliary ...

Bring on the junque

Downtown Webster City will be brimming with antiques, junk, salvage materials and other unique items as the sixth annual Junquefest returns to the community Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The event, organized by the Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Webster City Custom ...

Vintage destination

JEWELL — For several years now, Main Street in Jewell has been building a reputation as a destination for fans of vintage, collectibles, and antiques. The recent addition of two new such shops brings to a total of six businesses in the 600 block of Main Street that offer plenty of ...

Stop the Bleed class offered

In honor of Stop the Bleed Month, recognized during the month of May, Van Diest Medical Center will be hosting a free community class entitled, Stop the Bleed℠.  The class is planned for Thursday at 6 p.m. The class is intended for laypeople to learn the skills and basic tools necessary ...

Legion receives donations

The Webster City High School class of 1967 met for a monthly lunch recently and money collected from classmates was given to Jon Burnett, Legionaire, presented by Patty Walker, treasurer for the class. The class donated $635 to the Webster City American Legion Post 191 for its restoration ...

A community champion

The Hamilton County Jail received an award last week at the Mental Health Awareness Day Conference held in Webster City. Sheriff Doug Timmons was presented with the award for outstanding leadership and commitment to the citizens of Hamilton County, your guidance, persistence and dedication ...

No acceptable bids

A public hearing scheduled for Monday evening was cancelled by the City Council of Webster City because it had received no bids for the demolition of the Fuhs building. The vacant former pastry shop in downtown Webster City was purchased on April 16, 2018, with the intent to demolish it. ...

Stinn offers word or two about county road conditions: They’re. Wet.

A public hearing scheduled for Monday evening was cancelled by the City Council of Webster City because it had received no bids for the demolition of the Fuhs building. The vacant former pastry shop in downtown Webster City was purchased on April 16, 2018, with the intent to demolish it. ...

Jones asks city for clear direction on his property

Tony Jones, a Webster City business man who was issued a notice to clean up property near a busy downtown intersection before Junquefest told the City Council Monday that he wants to be a good citizen, but he’s confused. Jones said he was willing to do his part to spruce up his space near ...

Class of 2019 in the rearview

Webster City High School added another crop of students to its list of graduates, as 129 members of the Class of 2019 received their diplomas in front of a packed house inside the WCHS gymnasium Sunday afternoon. Following the entrance of the graduates, WCHS Principal Brent Jorth opened ...