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Supervisors to meet Tuesday

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The board of supervisors will hear a report on COVID-19 in Hamilton County Tuesday morning as during its regular session at 9 a.m. in the basement of the Hamilton County Courthouse. The meeting is also audio-streamed on the county website, www.hamiltoncounty.org. The board will also hear a ...

School board to hear COVID update

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The Webster City School Board will hear an update from Dr. Mandy Ross, superintendent, on COVID-19 Monday night as the board meets in regular session. The meeting will be offered on the Zoom conferencing platform and the public can join by entering the meeting ID 84266165386 and the password ...

Settled in

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DUNCOMBE — When the first rays of the morning’s sunshine strike the east side of Matt and Libby Mitchell’s barn , they stream through the frost formation on the windows, casting orange spots of light onto the opposite wall. Downstairs, where the animals were once kept, that sunshine ...

Police reports

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Following report of someone breaking into a residence and items missing, Cory Lee Joseph Cebula, 22, Webster City, was arrested on Jan. 1 on charges of burglary in the third degree, fraudulent use of credit cards and fifth degree theft. He was also charged with fraudulent use of stolen or ...

On track with vaccinations

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Hamilton County Public Health received its first allotment of COVID-19 just before Christmas. Officials with the agency got busy and started vaccinating area healthcare workers with the Moderna vaccine just days later. Public health split its allotment with Van Diest Medical Center and ...

The perfect picture

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Karlee Ihde, a 20-year-old student at Iowa Central Community College, grew up in West Union shooting pictures to submit for county and state fairs. “I loved seeing the reactions,” said Ihde, who was involved in Future Farmers of America. Ihde and a group of photography students at ...

Former MIDAS Council embraces new name, initiatives in 2021

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Pathfinders Strategic Partners has left its old name behind in 2020 as it seeks to continue providing a variety of services and start new ones with its rebranding in 2021. The intergovernmental agency, formerly known as the Mid-Iowa Development Association Council of Governments (MIDAS), is a ...

Change to January mobile food bank

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The Food Bank of Iowa mobile food pantry will once again be held in Webster City on Tuesday, Jan. 19 but there will be a change of venue. The event will be a drive through pick up from 1 to 3 p.m. at Upper Des Moines Opportunity, 1610 Collins St. The event was originally scheduled to be ...

A permit to ride

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There are some new vehicles tooling around Webster City since the start of the new year. Off-road vehicles, also known as side-by-sides, with at least four and not more than eight wheels, a steering wheel, headlights, tail lights and brakes, can now be driven on Webster City streets once. The ...

Snow removal

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Snow and ice buildup on a natural gas meter can create a safety hazard and even cut off the flow of natural gas to heating equipment and other appliances. To avoid trouble, gently remove snow and ice from on and around the meter with hands or a broom. Gas meters and regulators are durable ...

Campidilli elected chairman

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Dan Campidilli was elected chairman of the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors Monday morning during the board’s reorganization meeting. Doug Bailey, 2020 chairman, called the meeting to order and conducted the election of the new chairman. He passed the gavel to Campidilli who took over ...

First meeting of year

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The City Council of Webster City met for a reorganization meeting Monday night, gathering for the first time for 2021. The council met via Zoom conferencing platform and the meeting was also carried live on Facebook. A series of appointments and annual resolutions were approved during the ...

Council approves interim management team

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Three veteran city administrative staff members will form a team to serve in as interim city managers until a new manager can be hired. Dodie Wolfgram, finance director, Beth Chelsevig, administrative services director and Ken Wetzler, public works director, will work collectively to oversee ...

Southfield Wellness Community receives COVID-19 vaccine

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ABCM Corporation has been working diligently to get clinics scheduled at the 31 ABCM Iowa locations as early as possible, including Southfield Wellness Community in Webster City. “Very early in the process, we partnered with CVS/Omnicare for vaccines to be administered via the Pharmacy ...

New doc in town

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John Swisher, DO, CAQ, has joined the Iowa Specialty Hospital Webster City clinic, providing family medicine and sports medicine services. Swisher, who started with the clinic in December, graduated from Belmond-Klemme High School and received his undergraduate degree from Iowa State ...

Hamilton County Supervisors to reorganize

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The Hamilton County Board of Supervisors will hold a reorganizational meeting Monday at 9 a.m. in the basement conference room. The board will elect the 2021 chairman and chairman pro-tem. A resolution appointing the staff of the newly elected officials is expected to be approved. A ...

A downhill run

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The conditions were perfect Wednesday afternoon for some downhill sledding fun at Hospital Hill in Webster City. The thick wet snow that fell Tuesday provided a slippery, fast track for those swooshing down the hill. Bundled in snowpants, parkas, hats and gloves to guard against the cold ...

Tree pickup is Monday

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The Webster City Street Department will be picking up Christmas trees on Monday, Jan. 4, weather permitting. Trees should be placed at the nearest street corner prior to 7:00 a.m. on January 4 as only one trip will be made through the City. All stands and decorations should be removed. ...

Four charged in Halloween bar riot

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Four Fort Dodge and Des Moines residents appeared in Webster County Magistrate Court Tuesday on charges of participating in a riot that Fort Dodge Police say happened on Halloween. Jacob Clayton, 24, of Fort Dodge; Josh Coleman, 30, of Fort Dodge; Alexander Pallos, 23, of Des Moines; and ...

Winter storm dumps several inches of snow

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A strong winter storm made for treacherous travel conditions and spurring warnings urging people to stay off the roads. Webster City was under a winter storm warning Tuesday which was in effect until 6 a.m. Wednesday morning. Snow continued to fall throughout the day and evening. A mixture ...