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‘Family and community are important’

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Editor’s Note: This article first appeared in Our Hometown Magazine Tell us about your background I’m a homegrown Hamilton County resident. I was raised on a farm east of Webster City and attended both Northeast Hamilton and Webster City schools. I’m the middle child of Roger and ...

One dead, one missing in ISU boating accident

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JEWELL — Divers will resume their search today for a member of the Iowa State University Crew Club who remains missing after a boat capsized in Little Wall Lake Sunday morning. Another member of the club died and three others were rescued, according to a statement from the ...

Gearing up for RAGBRAI

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A group of about 15 representatives of the city of Webster City, the Chamber of Commerce, American Legion, Rotary Club and other organizations met Tuesday morning to get plans moving for a visit from RAGBRAI this summer. Webster City was selected to be a pass-through town on the route that ...

Oh, baby!

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CLARION — Iowa Specialty Hospital’s 100th baby of 2021, Beckett Henry Thompson, was born on March 17, 2021 at 6:32 p.m. to parents, Jerud and Michelle Thompson of Webster City. Baby Beckett weighed 8 pounds .02 ounces and was 20 inches in length and has dark brown hair and brown eyes. ...

Kroona: Keep those second appointments

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Hamilton County health officials gave an update on the progress of its COVID-10 vaccine program Tuesday during the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors meeting. Shelby Kroona, public health administrator, told the board that as of Tuesday, 4,390 residents of Hamilton County have received at ...

Detours ahead

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Motorists who routinely travel the western part of Second Street in Webster City may soon find an alternate route as the 2021 Second Street project gets under way Monday. Signs announcing the project start and detour signs started popping up Thursday in preparation for the reconstruction ...

Parks and Rec Commission hear about projects

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Bids for work on two Webster City park shelters will be let next week, according to city officials. Larry Flaws, director of recreation and public grounds, told the Parks and Recreation Commission that the West Twin Park project includes cement work and plumbing. The bids will be opened ...

Ramping up clinics

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About 4,600 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered so far in Hamilton County and clinics are continuing to ramp up this month. On Wednesday, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced she was opening up the vaccine queue for all adults, beginning April 5, provided supply projections are ...

Pancake Day set

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KAMRAR — The Kamrar Lions will hold their Pancake Day Sunday, March 21 at the Kamrar Lions Building. Pancakes, sausage, milk, coffee and juice are on the menu for a cost of $5 for adults, $3 for children ages 5 to 11, and children 4 and younger eat for free. Serving is from 11 a.m. to 1 ...

Underpass to close Monday

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The City of Webster City has just announced beginning on Monday, March 22, the Oak Street Underpass will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily until completion of the project. The roadway will reopen to traffic each evening or when workers are not on site. If anyone has questions, ...

Grants presented

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The Enhance Hamilton County Foundation wrapped up its 2021 Grant Program earlier this month and awarded over $74,451.43 to local organizations and causes throughout Hamilton County. Due to the pandemic the annual awards ceremony was not held. Instead, the Affiliate Board and Youth in ...

Date set for hearing on sewer project

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A public hearing date was set Monday night during the regular City Council session for the proposed plans, specifications, form of contract and cost estimates for the 2020 sewer rehabilitation and repair project. April 19 was set as the date for the hearing. Ken Wetzler, public ...

Council approves 2021-2022 budget

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The City Council of Webster City approved the 2021-2022 Fiscal Year budget for the city as well as the five year capital improvement plan Monday night in regular session. The council met via Zoom, with the public joining in online or watching the lifestream on the city’s Facebook ...

Black Hills Energy moves to new location

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For the last 23 years Black Hills Energy has leased office space at 644 First St. in downtown Webster City. All of that changed over the weekend when crews moved the utility company to their new facility located at 225 E. Commerce Drive. The 12,000-square foot facility will serve as regional ...

Three hearings on council agenda

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The City Council of Webster City will hold three public hearings Monday night related to the 2021-2022 budget and capital improvement plan and budget, as well as a proposal to enter into an essential purpose loan agreement. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. via Zoom. The public can join ...

‘Not ready to give up’

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Editor’s note: This is the third of a series sharing the journeys of three people from Hamilton County who have battled COVID-19. Jess Severe’s bout with COVID-19 last month wasn’t the first time she had battled a respiratory ailment. Twelve years ago, the Webster City High School ...

‘Just a minor cough’

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No two COVID-19 experiences are alike. Some people may experience only mild flu-like symptoms. For others, it can be a life-threatening situation requiring a stay in an intensive care unit. For one Webster City native, now a physician, it started off with the sudden onset of a cough. Just ...

A long, tough winter

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Editor’s note: This is the first of a series sharing the journeys of three people from Hamilton County who have battled COVID-19. It’s been a long and difficult winter for Cindi Sweedler of Williams. As a school nurse, she’s coached and instructed others how to remain safe during ...

Iowa Central sets 2021-2022 budget

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The Iowa Central Community College Board of Directors approved the college’s budget for fiscal year 2021-2022 on Monday evening. The approved budget includes an $800,000 increase to the operating budget expenditures. According to Vice President of Finances and Operations Angie Martin, ...

Day one of year two

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Shelby Kroona warned the Board of Supervisors Tuesday morning that she might get a little choked up as she read her bi-weekly COVID-19 update. This report was much different than others presented over the past year. This report looked toward a more hopeful future “Today is day one of ...