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Free showing at Webster Theater Saturday

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A San Francisco-based company is focusing on Webster City for their current documentary project. The company is producing a series of short documentaries about the current state of the American Dream. Square is profiling Webster City and it’s story of working towards the American ...

Police logs

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Webster City Friday 6:28 a.m. – Complaint of a dog running loose in the 600 block of Webster Street. 7 a.m. – Suspicious activity reported in the 1000 block of Woolsey Avenue. 9:41 a.m. ­– Animal complaint 700 block of Division Street. 5:58 p.m – Suspicious activity reported ...

Police reports

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On April 29, a 2013 Ford Focus was traveling south and struck a 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix from the rear. The Grand Prix was legally parked on the road with no occupants. The driver of the Ford Focus reportedly fled the scene after the Ford Focus became disabled. The Ford Focus sustained an ...

History in the making

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Webster City residents got the chance to play their part on Saturday afternoon at the original Hamilton County Courthouse. Locals dressed in their finest 1900s get-ups assisted in the filming of the documentary “Unintended 1900.” The film is being directed by Colleen Bradford Krantz, ...

NEH Makers Day delights students

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Young and old enjoyed a festival for the imagination at the annual Northeast Hamilton Makers Day last Friday. Learning has never been so much fun as students and their guests enjoyed several activities aimed toward creative learning with the emphasis on STEM (Science, Technology, ...

Public meeting

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The Zoning Board of Adjustment of Webster City will hold a Public Hearing on the application for a building/zoning permit. Said permit would allow the construction of an addition with a 1 foot side yard and a 1 foot rear yard setback in a C-3 (Commercial Business) District, which is in ...

Council to meet tonight

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Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce Director Linda Christianson will be giving a chamber update to the council Monday night. A request from Seneca Street Saloon and the Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce to close the 900 block of Seneca Street (the alley to Bank Street) on Friday ...

Bomb detection dog gets ready to retire

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ALGONA— A four-legged member of the Algona Police Department has a unique distinction that makes her in-demand when it comes to certain law enforcement matters. Jet, a border collie who is one of two canine officers with the department, is the only bomb-detection dog serving on a police ...

Honor Flight ready to takeoff

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FORT DODGE — The group of veterans traveling on the next Brushy Creek Area Honor Flight gathered at the Webster County Fairgrounds Wednesday evening to check in, receive their itinerary and enjoy a meal. The 14th Honor Flight will leave from the Fort Dodge Regional Airport early in the ...

New ranger hired for Little Wall Lake

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There’s a new ranger in town. Michelle Pelzer was introduced as the newest park ranger for Little Wall Lake at Thursday morning’s Hamilton County Conservation meeting. Pelzer, a Griswold native, will officially begin the new position on Monday. “I knew I wanted to do some form of law ...

Businesses plan 100-year celebration

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Mark your calendars for a special date. Five area businesses celebrating 100-years in business are hosting a free concert for the community on June 2 at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds. McMurray Hatchery, Hamilton County Farm Bureau, the Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce, Hamilton ...

Thank you, Mrs. Binder

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“Thank you, Mrs. Binder!” is the general theme of the handmade cards and pictures—many done in crayon--posted on nearly every vertical surface in the office of Superintendent Sarah Binder at Stratford Community School. The heartfelt artwork also says a lot about the long and ...

Sneak preview offered at Bourbon and Bites event

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The public is invited to a sneak preview of the St. Thomas Aquinas Ball on Friday, May 5 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at St. Thomas Church Center. The Bourbon and Bites after-hours event will be a chance to view the silent auction items featured at the ball, sample some "bites" and see friends. ...

Talking the issues

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There are so many things going on right now in Webster City. Councilman Logan Welch will be discussing some of the recent happenings during his April Coffee With Councilman Welch The event will be Saturday, April 29 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Mornin' Glory Coffee. “See you there, ...

KYL Book Sale begins

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The Friends of the Kendall Young Library will host a Spring Book Sale April 27 through 29 in the library meeting room. The proceeds from this sale greatly assist in supporting the library’s summer reading programs and events. On Thursday, April 27, the sale is open to Friends members ...

A taste of hope

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During the month of May, local participating restaurants will be hosting special promotions with the donations coming back to the Relay for Life of Hamilton County. “We thought this would be a fun way to raise money for Relay for Life of Hamilton County and get people out to local ...

April declared Child Abuse Prevention Month

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The Hamilton County Board of Supervisors proclaimed April as Child Abuse Prevention Month during its Tuesday morning meeting at the courthouse. Michelle Walters, director of Building Families, spoke on behalf of the Prevent Child Abuse Council of Hamilton, Humboldt and Wright Counties. ...

Permanent medication dropbox installed

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Shiloh Mork, Webster City Chief of Police, announced today the placement of a permanent medication dropbox located in the lobby of the Police Department, 400 Second St. Mork said the drop box is made possible through a small grant from the Governor’s Office of Drug Control Policy to ...

Volunteers needed to help with tree planting

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The City of Webster City Recreation and Public Grounds Department would like to ask for volunteers for planting trees in observance of Earth Day and Arbor Day. Tree planting day will be on Friday, April 28 at 1:30 p.m. along the Boone River adjacent to Riverside Park (directly south of ...

Documenting history

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Filmmaker Colleen Bradford Krantz visited Webster City Monday afternoon to scope out the scene for her documentary project “Unintended 1900.” Bradford Krantz, 44, toured the original Hamilton County Courthouse with several community members before she returns on Saturday to film. ...