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Going underground

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Overhead electric lines in two areas of Webster City will be moved underground in an upcoming project that will require the cooperation of home owners. One of the affected areas is bordered roughly by Bank Street to the north, Beach Street to the east, Walnut Street to the south and Lynx ...

Second Street rebuild idea advances

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The concept of rebuilding a long stretch of Second Street in Webster City advanced Monday when the City Council hired an engineering firm to prepare plans for the job. The council hired Snyder & Associates, of Ankeny, to prepare plans for the project at a maximum cost of $584,300. The ...

Council approves new banking arrangements

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The Webster City municipal government is changing its banking arrangements. The City Council on Monday voted for new checking and money market accounts, and the purchase of certificates of deposit. The council approved a checking account with Availa Bank with a .5 percent interest ...

WC couple given 20 days to move vehicles

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A Webster City couple has been given 20 more days to move vehicles that city officials say meet the definition of junk. "I can store them all in the garage if you like," Josh Gordon, of 1330 Second St., told the City Council Monday. Gordon and his wife, Katie, addressed the council as ...

What’s the deal with Real ID?

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There’s only one year left before a new sort of driver’s license will be needed to fly on airlines in the U.S. The Real ID system is being phased in, and will be officially required to get through airport security on Oct. 1, 2020. Getting the new license doesn’t cost extra. It ...

St. Thomas Ball raises $221,000 for school

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The Friends of St, Thomas School Ball brought in $221,000 Saturday night at the annual fundraising event held at the St. Thomas Parish Center. The ball, with a theme of Casino Royale, featured a live and silent auction, food, games and music for dancing later in the evening. ...

Town hall meeting set for tonight

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Van Diest Medical Center and Hamilton County Public Health have partnered to perform an evaluation of the health needs throughout Hamilton County and surrounding areas.  The findings in this evaluation will be compiled into a public report called a Community Health Needs Assessment. The ...

Revitalizing Webster City

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In order to revitalize its downtown, Webster City could apply to re-join the Main Street Iowa program which it was a part of in the late 80s and early 90s, students with the University of Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities said Thursday night. But to do so successfully would take ...

Crackdown on distraction

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Texting while driving — or reading something off a screen, or taking a picture or video while driving — has become all too common lately. It doesn’t make sense to Lt. Mark Miller, with the Iowa State Patrol, who is sometimes the one to tell a family their son, or daughter, has died in ...

It’s all about Ag

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EAGLE GROVE — As many as 800 fifth-graders from Hamilton, Hardin, Humboldt, Webster and Wright counties learning about the impact agriculture has on their lives during the 2019 Youth Environmental Agriculture Days. The 24th annual event is held each year at the Wright County Fairgrounds in ...

Bottorff named Shive-Hattery Iowa City VP and office director

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IOWA CITY — Shive-Hattery announced today that Doug Bottorff will succeed Phil Larson as Vice President and Office Director of its 70-person Iowa City design office. Bottorff has 23 years of service with the architecture and engineering firm and has held a variety of leadership and ...

Honor Flight prepares for takeoff

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FORT DODGE — Veterans from across northern Iowa who served their country in the steaming jungles of Vietnam, on the world’s oceans or in the skies gathered together Wednesday evening at the Webster County Fairgrounds to prepare for another mission. But their upcoming mission will be ...

Brandt honored on list of 400 Top Financial Advisors

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Jeffrey Brandt, CRPC®, APMA®, CMFC® a Private Wealth Advisor with Ameriprise Financial in Webster City, was named to the list of “400 Top Financial Advisers” published by the Financial Times. The annual list recognizes the most outstanding financial advisors who represent the highest ...

St. Thomas Ball set for Saturday night

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Local residents will have a chance to preview the  2019 Friends of St. Thomas Ball Friday night. The preview, which is open to the public, will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Those attending will have a chance to view auction items, check out the decorations and enjoy refreshments. The ...

Wanted: Volunteers

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Volunteers are still needed for this year’s Junquefest coming up on Memorial Day weekend, according to Webster City Chamber of Commerce officials. Junquefest is Webster City’s annual vintage and antiques show held downtown May 24-26. Officials with the Chamber of Commerce are ...

Tractors destroyed in hoop barn fire

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EVANSTON — A couple of classic International Harvesters were the only casualties of a fire that broke out in a hoop barn Monday evening between Duncombe and Lehigh. No humans or animals were harmed in the fire, reported around 5:30 p.m. at 2608 255th St. Some hay bales also burned in ...

Perry selected to create sculpture

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Arts R Alive in Webster City, Iowa has chosen Dan Perry to design and construct a permanent sculpture for Webster City. Perry is a Studio Technician/Instructor and Co-Supervisor of the Public Art Incubator, University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls. Forty-five entries were considered for ...

Stanhope Locker and Market marks first anniversary

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The Stanhope Locker and Market hosted a hog roast on Saturday to celebrate their one-year anniversary of being in business with new owners. The event drew a large crowd of customers, friends, and family from a wide area to assist in commemorating the small-town, main street business. Partners ...

Community health priorities are topic of town hall meeting

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Van Diest Medical Center and Hamilton County Public Health have partnered to perform an evaluation of the health needs throughout Hamilton County and surrounding areas.  The findings in this evaluation will be compiled into a public report called a Community Health Needs Assessment. The ...

Mental Health conference planned

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A Mental Health Awareness Day Conference is planned for Friday, May 17 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1229 Kathy Lane, in Webster City. The second annual event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Registration for the conference is due May 9. Those wishing to reserve a spot can contact ...