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One injured in Monday afternoon crash

WILLIAMS – An Apple Valley, Minnesota, woman was injured in a car accident on Interstate 35 northbound in rural Hamilton County on Monday afternoon. According to the Iowa State Patrol, a 2011 Nissan driven by Heidi Barta, of Apple Valley, was traveling north on I-35 in the left lane ...

Public health announces flu clinics

Hamilton Co Public Health will be holding a High Dose (age 65 and over) Walk-in Flu clinic on Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the new location, 1610 Collins St., the former Webster City Medical Building. Other Flu clinics scheduled thus far are: Tuesday, Oct. 22, 8:30-9 Stanhope ...

Reynolds to speak at GOP dinner

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds will be the keynote speaker at the Hamilton County Republican Chili Supper and Auction on Sat., Oct. 12 at the Webster City Middle School beginning at 5:30 p.m. Fourth District U.S. Rep. Steve King, Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate, 48th District of Iowa Rep. Rob ...

City Council approves moving forward with Second Street project plans

The Webster City City Council passed a motion to continue forward to the next steps with the proposed Second Street Reconstruction Project 2020 during its meeting at City Hall on Monday evening. “As we all know, the city has made it a priority working on the proposed Second Street project ...

­Pumpkins and ponies

HUMBOLDT — A simple question 14 years ago led Lonnie and Bob Larson, of Humboldt, to a long tradition of hosting the annual Pumpkins and Ponies at their Springvale Farm near Humboldt. It began with ponies. “My husband and I gave pony rides to kids,” she said. “Then one year Bob ...

‘For me, it’s the people’

   Editor’s note: This feature first ran in a special publication called Hometown Pride, featuring people and organizations from Fort Dodge and the surrounding area who are working hard for their communities. Not too much has changed in Webster City since Mari Kait Keane went away to ...

City Council to meet tonight

The Webster City City Council will be starting its meeting off tonight with a moment of silence in remembrance of Kent Harfst, the late assistant city manager and director of recreation and public grounds. Harfst was killed in a tragic bicycling accident near Sioux City on Sept. 28. On the ...

Leapin’ lizards!

“Annie Jr.” is coming to Webster City Community Theatre for six performances. The one-act is slated for Oct. 10 and 11 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 12 and 13 at both 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale now. Admission is $8 for youth 10 years and under and $12 for everyone else. Tickets can ...

Pack the Paddy Wagon

Area residents will be asked to help “Pack the Paddy Wagon” on Sunday, Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Webster City Hy-Vee. The annual event is hosted by the Hamilton County Peace Officers Association and Hy-Vee and will be held at the Webster City Hy-Vee. Donations of food and ...

A life of service

FORT DODGE -- When the law enforcement officers and firefighters of Fort Dodge were facing grim situations, they had the Rev. Al Henderson to lean on for support. They, along with just about everyone who met the Lutheran pastor, knew him for his friendly smile and his habit of wrapping up ...

Change of venue for Taste of Fall

LIFT WC has announced that the Taste of Fall event in partnership with Briggs Woods Conference Center scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 6 at 5:30 pm has been moved to the Briggs Woods Conference Center due to the cooler temperatures forecasted for Sunday evening. The event was originally scheduled to ...

Bilingual story time planned for Kendall Young Library

Area children are invited to attend a very special story time on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at the Kendall Young Library. The library will be hosting a bilingual story hour from 6 to 7 p.m. in the lower level of the building. According to Laura Kooyman, a part-time librarian at Kendall Young Library ...

Reynolds to speak at county GOP chili dinner

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds will be the keynote speaker at the annual Hamilton County Republican Chili Supper and Auction fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Webster City Middle School beginning at 5:30 p.m. Hamilton County Co-Chair Becky Kepler has confirmed that 48th District of Iowa Rep. Rob ...

WC Women’s Club meeting Monday

The Webster City Women's Club will meet Monday, Oct. 7 at 1:30 p.m. at the Jane Young House. Hospitality is under the direction of Jolene Hibbing. The program, “A House in Mourning,” will be presented by Marty Mitchell of Marshalltown, who is founder of the Iowa Funeral Museum. Mitchell ...

Flags to be at half-staff in honor of Kent Harfst

In honor of Assistant City Manager and Director of Recreation & Public Grounds Kent Harfst, who passed away in a tragic accident on Saturday, Sept. 28, Webster City Mayor John Hawkins has authorized and asks that all flags within the city of Webster City be flown at half-staff beginning at ...

SALT meeting to be held tomorrow

The Seniors and Law Enforcement Together program will hold its bi-monthly meeting at 9 a.m. on Thursday in the clinic board room at Van Diest Family Health Clinic in Webster City. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. with a breakfast social and free blood pressure checks from VDMC staff. The ...

Semi flips on side, driver uninjured

WILLIAMS – A semitrailer tipped on its side while navigating an exit ramp in rural Hamilton County on Monday afternoon. The driver of the semi was driving north on Interstate 35 when he entered the exit ramp for U.S. Highway 20 West. While going around the curve of the exit ramp, the ...

Prioritizing veterans

Military veterans in Hamilton County will soon have another resource to help with securing skillful employment. During the county Board of Supervisors meeting on Sept. 24, county supervisors unanimously passed a resolution to add Hamilton County to the Home Base Iowa Initiative through Iowa ...