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Two correctional officers assaulted by FDCF inmates

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FORT DODGE — Two correctional officers at the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility were assaulted by two inmates Wednesday evening, causing minor injuries to both officers. Neither the officers or the inmates were identified by the Iowa Department of Corrections, which released a statement ...

Hamilton County Pheasants Forever celebrate 30 years

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The Hamilton County Pheasants Forever 30th anniversary dinner will beheld Monday, March 26 at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds Show Arena, Doors open at 5 p.m. and the dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Tickets for the prime rib dinner featuring a large hors d’oeuvres table are $55 which ...

‘The absence of normal’

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Human trafficking is the second most profitable industry in the world, second only to drugs. —Michael Ferjak A truck driver parked at a gas station in New Kent, Virginia, thought the presence of black curtains on a nearby RV was strange. Even more strange, he thought, was when he briefly ...

NEH, WC patrons hear about the impact of upcoming reorganization

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BLAIRSBURG — In the second of a series of public information meetings, Northeast Hamilton administrators presented the facts about the proposed school reorganization plan on Tuesday night in the media center. More than a dozen people attended the meeting to learn and ask questions about ...

FCSAmerica returns $4.7 M to area farmers

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Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica) announced today that eligible customer-owners in Franklin, Hamilton, Hardin, Webster and Wright counties will receive checks this month totaling $4.7 million – their share of the financial cooperative’s $200 million cash-back dividend for 2017. ...

In celebration of veterans

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A special evening of food, auctions and entertainment will benefit Honor Flight veterans. Webster City High School will host a USO Show Friday night to celebrate all veterans and their service. The event will begin with a supper at 5:30 p.m. served by the FFA. Porkburgers with all the ...

Let’s talk local housing

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FORT DODGE — Webster County is one of six Iowa counties that aren’t part of a local housing trust fund that receives state money to help low income households, according to Vickie Reeck, the community and economic development director for Fort Dodge. Reeck spoke to the Webster County ...

Interns to help with Junquefest

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The Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce have announced that two interns will be working with the organization as it gets ready for the upcoming 2018 Junquefest. Breean Hoyt will be graduating in May from Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management with a ...

Medians to remain in place

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The concrete medians at the intersection of Fair Meadow Drive and Superior Street that are despised by at least some residents will remain in place when the road juncture is rebuilt this year. The Webster City City Council voted 3-2 Monday night to keep the medians that Mayor John ...

Council considers Corn Belt agreement

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Webster City officials are considering an agreement that could pay dividends, but could also mean the local government would be responsible for paying off debt incurred by an electricity supplier. The City Council on Monday received information on the proposed Combined Transmission System ...

Brandt named to list of top 1,200 advisors

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Jeffrey Brandt, APMA®, CMFC® a Private Wealth Advisor with Ameriprise Financial in Webster City, has been named to the list of “America’s Top 1,200 Advisors: State-by-State” published by Barron’s® Magazine, a publication covering business and finance. The annual Barron’s list ...

Let them eat cake

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FORT DODGE —Once a year, there’s one place where people can support a local organization that helps victims of domestic and sexual violence. They do it by bidding on auction items paired with cakes. This year is the 23rd annual Domestic/Sexual Assault Outreach Center’s cake ...

Public meeting planned

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BLAIRSBURG — The Northeast Hamilton School District will hold a public informational meeting on the district's proposed school reorganization with Webster City on Tuesday, March 20 at 6 p.m. in the NEH Media Center. School administrators will give a presentation which outlines the ...

Interviews to be held for three finalists

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Three candidates for the Webster City School superintendent position will have interviews this week with the school board and other stakeholder groups. Full-day interviews are scheduled for Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. The three finalists are: Dr. Jesse Ulrich, of AHSTW (Avoca, ...

‘The game is afoot’

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A program about Sherlock Holmes, the great detective made famous in stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, will be presented at Kendall Young Library on Thursday, March 22 at 6:30 p.m. in the Library Meeting Room Richard Caplan will present “Sherlock Holmes in Turn-of-theCentury ...

Two arrested for Thursday thefts

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Two Harcourt men are facing charges following arrests Thursday morning in Webster City. The Webster City Police Department responded to a report of a theft from a property in the 800 block of Boone Street shortly after 8 a.m. Thursday. The reporting party gave a description of the suspect ...

Weekend escapes and creative outlets

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Legacy Learning Boone River Valley has a wide variety of workshops and classes planned for spring. Each offers participants a creative outlet to experiment and try new hobbies, including quilting, writing, jewelry making and others. City Quilts – Quilting Retreat Looking for a weekend ...

Farmers Market meeting set

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A planning and informational meeting will be held Tuesday, March 27 at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall. Those attending will make plans for the 2018 Farmers Market season in Webster City. All interested parties are invited to attend. For more information, contact Councilman Brian Miller at (641) ...