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Reynolds: ‘some of the toughest decisions’

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In an exclusive 45 minute interview, Gov. Kim Reynolds explained the decisions she has made to guide the state during COVID pandemic. Excerpts of that interview are presented here. What have been the principles that have guided your response to the COVID pandemic? ‘‘These are some ...

Council reviews plans to expand reopening of Fuller Hall

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The City Council of Webster City reviewed a plan Monday for the reopening of Fuller Hall for school age youths. The council met in regular session Monday night, utilizing the Zoom teleconferencing platform and it was broadcast on Facebook live. Larry Flaws, director of recreation and public ...

Angstrom Group acquires Vantec Inc.

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Angstrom Group announced this week that on Sept. 18, Vantec, LLC a division of Angstrom Group acquired Vantec, Inc. and will operate out of Vantec, Inc.'s former Iowa & Nebraska facilities effective Monday. As an Angstrom Group company, Vantec LLC will join the Angstrom Group family of ...

New charges, suspect in Eagle Grove officer-involved shooting

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EAGLE GROVE — The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) named a new suspect and new charges for a suspect previously named in a Sept. 15 deputy-involved shooting that temporarily put area schools on lockdown. Fort Dodge man Shawn McMillan, 31, has been charged with attempted murder ...

Hinderks honored on retirement

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Karen Hinderks, center, was honored following the outdoor Sunday morning service at Trinity Lutheran Church.  She retired from her many duties at church in March after 47 years of service.  The celebration had to be postponed due to the pandemic.  Several children of the congregation hold ...

To Protect and Serve

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Andrew T. Lowe, Senior Patrol Officer Webster City Police Department How long have you been in law enforcement? 1 1/2 years What other law enforcement positions/departments have you served in? This is my first law enforcement position that I have held. I have always been passionate ...

Answering the call to help

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American Legion Auxiliary Unit 191 of Webster City stepped up this summer to help support veterans living at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown. The auxiliary received word that due to COVID-19, outside vendors were no longer allowed into the facility, which meant the canteen was closed. ...

Local officials warn of Social Security scam

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The Webster City Police Department, in cooperation with the Hamilton County Attorney’s Office, wants to alert the community to a Social Security scam. According to officials, this scam has someone call and state there is a problem with your social security number. They often ask for you ...

Hamilton Co. GOP to hold chili supper, auction

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The Hamilton County Republicans will be holding the annual Chili Supper and Auction at The Bridge, 901 Des Moines Street, Webster City on Saturday, Oct. 3, according to Becky Kepler, chair of the Hamilton County Republicans. Guests will include Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate, Secretary of ...

Alzheimer’s Association to hold awareness walk

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The Alzheimer’s Association invites the public to participate in their annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s next Saturday, Sept. 26. Instead of hosting a large gathering, the association is encouraging Fort Dodge to walk as individuals or in small groups on sidewalks, tracks and trails in ...

Donation for Love a Little program

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Unable to raise funds with their traditional fund raisers due to COVID-19 restrictions, members of the Main Street, USA Kiwanis Club dug into their own pockets to donate baby products to the “Love a Little” campaign that has been recently written about in the Freeman Journal.  In the ...

Sharing the road

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Abiding by the Iowa State Patrol’s motto of slow down, put your phone down and buckle up is more important than ever as motorists are beginning to share the road with farm equipment this fall. “We know harvest season is upon us and the advice we would give to both farmers and the motoring ...

Falls are not inevitable

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September is Fall Prevention Awareness Month September is Fall Prevention Awareness Month and according to the Iowa Falls Prevention Coalition, falls are preventable and not inevitable. According to the Iowa Department of Public Health, in Iowa, falls are the leading cause of unintentional ...

WCF Financial Bank begins operations in Tama-Toledo

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TAMA – Two well-respected local bankers have opened the doors to WCF Financial Bank in the Tama-Toledo market. Kelly Smith is WCF Financial Bank market president. Jenn Thiessen is local market mortgage loan processer. The bank branch is located at 2000 McClellan Street in Tama; the site ...

An unofficial gathering

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This week was supposed to be the 34th annual Doodle Bug Club of America reunion, the celebration of the little red scooter produced in Webster City from 1946 through 1948. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers decided the best thing to do would be to cancel the event for the safety of all ...

‘E.T.’ to be shown at Availa Plaza

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The final summer outdoor movie 2020 will be held Friday night at Availa Bank Plaza. "E.T. The Extra Terrestrial" will be the title of the movie to be shown. according to the Webster Theater Facebook page. The movie was scheduled for last weekend, but was rained out. The movie will begin ...

Mobile Food Pantry coming to Jewell

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JEWELL — The Food Bank of Iowa Mobile Food Pantry will be coming to Jewell on Thursday, Sept. 24 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Those who need extra food for their family are invited to stop. The distribution will be conducted at Bethesda Lutheran Church, 439 Main St. Those attending are asked to ...

Getting ready to vote

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By now, most registered voters have probably received at least one or two absentee ballot request forms in the mail. Forms have been sent out by the two major political parties, others may have been sent by political action committees. The Iowa Secretary of State has also sent out a form for ...

Free school meals offered at St. Thomas, Stratford

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St. Thomas Aquinas School has announced that starting this week, the school is participating in the extension of the Summer Food Service Program until Dec. 31 or until the funds are depleted. Meals will be provided to the school’s enrolled students in grades pre-school 4 through 6th grade ...

Iowa Central fall enrollment down 8.7%

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Nearly a month into the fall semester, Iowa Central Community College has seen a significant decrease in enrollment, college President Dan Kinney said. “We’re living in uncertain times right now,” he said, attributing the decrease in enrollment to the COVID-19 pandemic. Kinney said he ...