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Revitalization continues

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Now that spring has arrived and with it some warmer weather, groundwork at East Twin Park is moving forward this week. New playground and fitness equipment were installed last fall. The park will soon see the finishing touches put in place around the new equipment. “Habhab ...

Building skills

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A group of students at Webster City Middle School recently competed in the regional and state FIRST Lego League Challenges. The “Lego League” name can be a bit deceiving for those unfamiliar with the program. Coaches Mark Murphy and Julie Pagel say the program really has nothing to do ...

Need help getting food?

Coronavirus

In the months since COVID struck, we have encountered many challenges. Iowans lost precious work hours or their job altogether. Kids were home with school closures and senior citizens became even more shut in. As the state started its economic recovery, a historic storm ripped across ...

WCHS seniors to take part in graduation week

Coronavirus

Webster City High School is working to provide a memorable experience to the Class of 2021 during what has been an unusual and highly challenging school year. Graduation week for seniors will kick off with final exams on May 17-18. The last day of classes will be Wednesday, May 19, when ...

Benefit planned for Olson

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JEWELL — A drive-through meal benefit for Bob Olson to defray medical and living expenses from a recent accident will be held this Sunday, April 11 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Jewell Market, 607 King St., Jewell. On Jan. 19, Olson had a one vehicle rollover accident south of Ellsworth on ...

Drug Take Back planned for April 24

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The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, on Saturday, April. 24 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., will provide the public the opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription ...

Undercover

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“The sweltering Iowa sun beat down upon me like a heavy blanket as I prepared myself to enter the sanctum of the unknown. With my CI at my side, whom I have to rely on with my life, we enter the garage where I find myself staring down the barrel of a 12-gauge shotgun. The training I have to ...

Public hearings set for council

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The City Council of Webster City will hold three public hearings Monday night as they meet in the first regular meeting of the month. The meeting will be held virtually at 6 p.m. on the Zoom conferencing platform. Those wishing to join the meeting can do so by entering the 840 6499 1106. ...

Jessen named Firefighter of Year

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The Webster City Fire Department recently named Lt. Phil Jessen the 2020 Firefighter. Jessen, pictured right with Fire Chief Charles Stansfield, is a veteran of the armed forces and he currently is head of maintenance at a large processing plant. Jessen started his career with the Webster ...

Ernst: Keep Iowa as first in the nation

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In spite of the efforts of politicians from other states, Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa says her state should remain first in the nation with its early February caucuses. Ernst made a stop Thursday at Van Diest Supply Company in Webster City and toured the facility with company officials ...

‘A dream job’

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If you told Jesse Ulrich three years ago — or even just last year — that he was going to be the president of Iowa Central Community College, he would have laughed at you. “It truly is a dream job,” the Fort Dodge Community School District superintendent said. And now it’s a ...

City parks to open April 15

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The city parks of Webster City, including Kendall Young Park, pictured above, will be officially open for the season on Thursday, April 15. Official park hours are from sunrise to 10 p.m. daily. All public restrooms will be open and park shelters will be available to rent. Contact Fuller ...

Gotta have heart

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Students at St. Thomas Aquinas School in Webster City recently stepped up to help raise funds for the Kids Heart Challenge. The special day allowed students to learn about their hearts while helping others by raising money for the American Heart Association. The children spent a day competing ...

Schools launch Digital Backpack

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The Webster City Community School District has added a new tool to increase families’ access to flyers and information regarding school and community activities. Through the District’s Digital Backpack, families can find educational and enrichment opportunities throughout the community. ...

Production begins at shrimp facilities

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NaturalShrimp Inc. has begun stocking its NaturalShrimp-Iowa facilities with post larvae shrimp. All three Iowa facilities will utilize the patented platform technology filtration equipment designed and developed by NaturalShrimp. Officials said the company will continuously stock the ...

Supervisors approve county budget

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“It’s been a difficult year.” That’s what Dan Campidilli, chairman of the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors said Tuesday during a public hearing on the 2022 county budget. The board met in special session to approve the budget and other matters. The supervisors voted ...

Names of students who died in boating accident released

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JEWELL — The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office and Iowa State University Police Department have identified the two students who died in a boating accident Sunday morning at Little Wall Lake. Yaakov Ben-David, 20, a sophomore accounting major from Washington, D.C. Derek Nanni, 19, a ...

VDMC, Iowa Donor Network encourage Iowa to Donate Life

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Van Diest Medical Center is joining with Iowa Donor Network to Inspire Iowa to Donate Life during National Donate Life Month this April. VDMC officials said that throughout Donate Life Month, they will celebrate transplant recipients who have been given a new life, they will shine light on ...