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Creating awareness

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These are challenging times for the United States. With a pandemic, social isolation and civil unrest unfolding in every corner of the nation, the stress and fear can be overpowering. Many don’t know where to turn to find comfort, support and peace of mind. But help is available as close ...

Number of positive cases grows to 169

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Just because many more venues and businesses have opened up as Gov. Kim Reynolds has eased COVID-19 restrictions across the state, doesn’t mean the coronavirus has gone away. That’s the message Shelby Kroona, Hamilton County Public Health administrator, gave to the Hamilton County Board ...

County accepts land donated near Shashi Station building

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The Hamilton County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday morning officially accepted the gift of some land adjacent to Shashi Station at 1610 Collins St. Shashi Station, which was the former Webster City Medical Clinic, was donated to the county by Van Diest Medical Center with the intent of ...

FD inmate charged with murder in prison homicide

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FORT DODGE — A Fort Dodge Correctional Facility inmate has been charged with first-degree murder in the homicide of an inmate found dead on June 14. Eric Hall, 44, was charged Tuesday after the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation determined that he had been inside victim Thomas ...

Class of 2020 on display

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Banners featuring the Webster City High School Class of 2020 are now on display in downtown Webster City. Following an unusual and unprecedented spring school session, the class will graduate in a commencement ceremony on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the competition gym.

Donation to benefit food pantries

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Thanks to an anonymous donor, Hamilton County food pantries will receive a boost, with the prospect of additional funds through a challenge. Officials with the Enhance Hamilton County Foundation announced that they recently received a donation of $10,000 by an anonymous donor to benefit the ...

Grant to aid park revitalization, improvements

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With all of the COVID-19 news, some may have forgotten about the efforts to save and revitalize East Twin Park. But behind the scenes, people have been working to make the updates a reality. Back in May, a large grant was received that will provide the city an opportunity to revitalize ...

National Night Out canceled for 2020

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Hamilton County Sheriff Doug Timmons has announced that the annual Hamilton County National Night Out is the latest victim of the COVID-19 virus. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the annual event, which is typically held the first Tuesday in August has been canceled for 2020. “This ...

Changes ahead for Firecracker Run

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There are some changes ahead for the annual Webster City Firecracker run set for Saturday, July 4. The 2020 edition will be held on a closed 3,000 meter course. The event will be a “Prediction Run,” where participants will predict their time to run the course prior to the run and awards ...

Controlled burn offers training opportunity

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A drone image captures flames shooting from the Highview United Coop elevator on Saturday during a controlled burn. Fire departments from Hamilton, Webster, Wright, Humboldt and Hardin counties took part in the training. A portion of Hamilton County Road D-20 (220th Street or Old Highway 20) ...

KENNETH W. MILLER

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Kenneth Wayne Miller, 91, of Webster City, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 22, 2020 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Webster City with Reverend Mark Eichler officiating. Burial will follow at ...

Modified county fair planned

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The Hamilton County Fair will have a different look this summer as fair officials have decided to cancel parts of the annual exhibition and modify others. In a statement released on its Facebook page, the Hamilton County Fair Board said the decision comes in light of the coronavirus pandemic ...

COVID-19 cases spike in Hamilton Co.

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Hamilton County’s COVID-19 positive cases spiked from 140 case on Friday to 158 as of Sunday night, according to the website coronavirus.iowa.gov. Hamilton County has also surged ahead of several surrounding counties, including Hardin with 53, Franklin with 60 cases, Boone with 117 and ...

The Reopening:

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As states continue the process of reopening after being shut down as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, gyms have become a source of healing for many who were unable to work out while quarantining. “Part of the draw to come to the gym is the social interaction,” Val Holmes, owner of ...

Brick by brick

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Area residents who have driven past the 700 block north alley may have seen some dramatic work being done at the former Elks Club Building. Right now, there’s some rather large openings in the back wall. But its all part of a grand restoration plan for the 114-year-old building. The ...

COVID-19 cases continue to grow in Hamilton County

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The number of positive COVID-19 cases in Hamilton County surged by 10 Thursday. The positive cases climbed to 140, up from 130 the previous day. A total of 1,597 people have been tested in Hamilton County. Sixty-five percent of those testing positive were symptomatic and 12 percent were ...

Shelter roof comes down

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The roof of the shelter/band shell at West Twin Parks was taken down recently due to some issues with the roof of the structure. The City of Webster City Recreation Department reported on its Facebook page that an new structure will be built once a new timeline is finalized. Construction was ...

Reward offered for information on double homicide

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FORT DODGE —Webster County Crime Stoppers is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the identification, apprehension and prosecution of anyone involved in Tuesday’s double homicide in the 900 block of 10th Avenue Southwest. Crime Stoppers said in a Tuesday release that ...

Fresh produce donated to area residents

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About 4,700 fresh peaches were given away free to local residents at Hy-Vee Tuesday morning. Cars lined up for blocks to wait their turn in line, The event was sponsored by Hy-Vee and produce supplier SunWest Fruit Company. The first 230 cars received a bag filled with about 20 peaches. Hy-Vee ...

Officials investigate possible homicide at FD prison

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Investigators are looking into the circumstances surrounding an inmate who was found dead in his cell at the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility Sunday evening. Thomas Andrew Daleske, 59, was found dead in his cell at approximately 5:15 p.m., according to Cord Overton, communications director ...