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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 ...

FD man hits deputy with patrol truck

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EAGLE GROVE — A Wright County sheriff’s deputy avoided serious injury after a handcuffed suspect hit him with the deputy’s patrol vehicle Tuesday afternoon in Eagle Grove, according to the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation. After being hit by the vehicle, the deputy responded by ...

McFarland Clinic to offer flu shot clinics

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Flu shots are now available at McFarland Clinic in Webster City. Designated flu clinics at the Family Flu Clinics are available to schedule online. Patients can also request a flu shot vaccine at their next appointment or to call to make an appointment. Information about the flu shot, or to ...

To Protect And Serve

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How long have you been in law enforcement? Since 2007 What other law enforcement positions/departments have you served in? Windsor Heights Police Department, a suburb of Des Moines. What's an interesting fact about you that some might not know? I was a career firefighter/EMT for 10 ...

Free student meals

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Students in the Webster City Community School District will now receive free breakfast and lunch meals, following notification last week from the USDA that the district was approved for the program. The Food and Nutrition Service of the U. S. Department of Agriculture announced in late August ...

Rotary Club to continue turkey dinner

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The Webster City Rotary Club’s Annual Turkey Dinner returns on Sunday, Oct. 11. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, there will be some changes to keep the fundraiser safe for all. The dinner site has been changed to Briggs Woods Conference Center. There is no dine-in or carry-out as in ...

Helping Hamilton County’s littlest residents

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There’s still time to donate items to a program that will held some of the county’s littlest residents and their families. Love a Little, Keep ‘Em Clean and Dry is a new diaper and baby necessity drive that Jamie Nielsen of Jewell is spearheading. “About 30 percent of the ...

Cyber scare: FD schools return following attack

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The Fort Dodge Community School District announced Thursday that class will be in session today following a cyber attack that disrupted the district’s phone and internet services on Wednesday. The district said its systems are coming back online and most of its phones are working again. ...

Hamilton County COVID-19 cases above 300

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Hamilton County COVID-19 positive cases climbed to 304 on Thursday, according to data from the coronavirus.iowa.gov website dashboard. A total of 244 have recovered and have been released from isolation in Hamilton County. The number of individuals who have been tested in Hamilton County ...

St. Paul’s to host mobile food bank

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The Mobile Food Bank Drive through event will be held Tuesdday, Sept. 15 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Webster City, 1005 Beach Street. The event will begin at 3 p.m. Those taking part are asked to stage traffic on Water Street from west to east, being mindful of the intersections. ...

Council hears update on stimulus loans

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Back in May, the City of Webster City announced that it would award loans to area small businesses impacted by COVID-19 related losses. Forty-seven loans totaling $150,000 were awarded to local businesses. Tuesday night, Community Vitality Director Lindsay Henderson gave an update on the ...

It’s a mystery

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The final summer outdoor movie for 2020 will be held Saturday night at Availa Bank Plaza. Organizers are keeping the title of the movie a secret, according to the Webster Theater Facebook page. The movie will begin at 8:30 p.m. and those attending are asked to bring blankets or lawn ...

STOLEN ID

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As most on the unemployment rolls expected to see a reduced weekly payment from Iowa Workforce Development in the first week of August, Webster City resident Larry Blankenship was surprised to see nothing when he checked his bank balance. As unemployed Americans watched the federal supplement ...

Warning signs

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September is National Suicide Prevention and Awareness month and Van Diest Medical Center’s Senior Life Solutions is working to raise awareness and educate the community on the risk factors and warning signs of suicide. Talk of suicide should never be dismissed. If you, or someone you know, ...

Cleanup, Dropoff event still under consideration

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The date and time for a possible Clean Up, Drop Off Day in Webster City is still up in the air after the City Council of Webster City discussed the logistics of the event Tuesday night during the council meeting. The council is considering a shortened, one-day event either on Oct. 3 or ...

Masks to be required at courthouse

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Starting on Monday, anyone with business at the Hamilton County Courthouse will be required to wear a face covering before entering the building, following an announcement by the Board of Supervisors Tuesday morning. The requirement relates to both the public and staff members in the public ...

Date set for LOSST election

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The date for the upcoming Local Option Sales and Service Tax election has been set for March 2, 2021 following action taken Tuesday morning by the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors. County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections Kim Schaa said a change in the law has prevented the county ...

Public hearing on the agenda for City Council

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The City Council of Webster City will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday night in the council chambers and will hold a public hearing on the proposed plans, specifications, form of contract and estimate of cost for the 2020 Hot Mix Asphalt street improvement project. The public can listen into the ...