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Be prepared

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Motorists planning to travel when winter driving conditions may be hazardous should plan ahead and have a winter emergency kit in the trunk or cargo area of their vehicles. According to the National Safety Council, vehicle emergency kits, should include the following: ¯ A properly ...

New business opens in WC

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Holly Weisberg-Louk knew from an early age that she wanted to work in real estate. The Woolstock native said her mom, Mary Weisberg, had worked as a realtor in Webster City for about 10 years. “I just knew that it was something I wanted to do,” said Weisberg-Louk. She graduated from ...

First Day Hike Challenge set in Iowa state parks

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DES MOINES – The Iowa DNR and Travel Iowa invite Iowans to participate in the 2021 First Day Hike Challenge to ring in the New Year through the digital State Park Passport. The challenge takes the place of traditional guided hikes due to COVID-19. “We are looking for ways to encourage ...

Stueland retires from Seneca Foundry

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A retirement celebration was recently held for Marv Stueland of Webster City as he ended his career with Seneca Foundry. Lori Mason, company president, said Stueland started with the foundry in 1972 and retired in November 2020. She added that Stueland was dedicated, reliable and ...

Preserving the past

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The parks in the City of Webster City have seen many improvements during 2020. East Twin Park has new playground and fitness equipment that has been installed, ready for some final touches when spring arrives. At West Twin Park, construction of a new shelter house and restroom facility ...

Having fun during the holiday break

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The presents are opened. Now what are some fun activities to do with kids until school resumes? Malisa Rader, human sciences specialist, family life for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, said there are several activities families can do together to help make the best out of the ...

Oath of office

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Senior Judge James McGlynn administered the oath of office to four newly-elected county office holders Tuesday morning during the Board of Supervisors meeting. From the left, Kim Schaa, county auditor, Doug Timmons, sheriff, Jerry Kloberdanz, board of supervisors and Dan Campidilli, board of ...

‘An honor and pleasure to serve’

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Doug Bailey, who has served as a Hamilton County Supervisor for the past 16 years and as chairman this past year, chaired his last regular meeting of the board Tuesday morning. Bailey decided not to seek re-election to the office and will conclude his duties with the county at the end of the ...

Vaccine has arrived

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The much-anticipated Moderna COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Hamilton County Tuesday, according to officials with Hamilton County Public Health. Shelby Kroona, public health administrator, spoke about the vaccine procedures Tuesday during the Board of Supervisors meeting. First to be vaccinated ...

New clinic building planned

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Officials with Iowa Specialty Hospital and Clinics, based in Clarion and Belmond, have announced plans for the construction of a new clinic building to be built in Webster City. The construction of the new facility, which will be located on Superior Street next to the Department of Human ...

City will seek proposals from search firms

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The City of Webster City will send out requests for proposals from several search firms as the City Council begins the process of finding the next city manager. The council met in virtually Monday and the public was invited to take part in the meeting via Zoom or through Facebook Live. The ...

Council OK’s funds for Chamber

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The Webster City City Council approved the third reading of an ordinance that would allow the Webster City Chamber of Commerce to be allotted annual funds from the hotel/motel tax revenue funds. The council met virtually using the Zoom teleconferencing platform Monday night. The meeting was ...

Awaiting arrival

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With the second COVID-19 vaccine receiving approval in recent days, area healthcare officials are eagerly anticipating the arrival of vaccine. Hamilton County Public Health will serve as the local distribution point for the vaccine. The agency will keep about one-third of the doses and ...

Council begins city manager search

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The search for a new city manager will begin soon as the City Council Monday night looks to approve a letter requesting proposals from search firms. The meeting at 6 p.m. will be held via the Zoom teleconferencing platform. Community members who wish to watch the meeting can join by using ...

Area churches prepare for Christmas

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Christmas is nearly here and for many area churches, finding ways to provide worship and fellowship opportunities in a safe and socially-distanced manner during the pandemic has been challenging. Many have chosen to gather in smaller numbers, while others have held outdoor worship ...

EHCF grant helps make park signage a reality

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A grant from Enhance Hamilton County Foundation has helped create some new nature-inspired signage at Briggs Woods park to help identify the locations of the various cabins in park. Legacy learning wrote the proposal for an Enhance Hamilton County Physical Improvement Grant in ...

Building for the future

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Ashley Hunt says she excited to help share the story of a first-of-its-kind program in Hamilton County that is designed to benefit and encourage children to pursue higher education. The Iowa Falls native was hired recently to work with the Financial Literacy Council of Greater Hamilton ...

Luminaria display to honor those who died in 2020

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Foster Funeral and Cremation Center will remember those who died in 2020 with a special luminaria display on Sunday, Dec. 20 from 5 to 8 p.m. “We will be remembering every person who came through our care in 2020 with luminaries around the funeral home,” according to Amy Erickson ...

United Express to bring jet service back to Fort Dodge

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- Submitted photo Bombardier CRJ-200 jets like the one shown here will become a regular sight at the Fort Dodge Regional Airport. United Express will begin flying those jets between Fort Dodge and Chicago O’Hare International Airport in Illinois beginning March 1. This is a look at the ...