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Stop the Bleed class offered

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In honor of Stop the Bleed Month, recognized during the month of May, Van Diest Medical Center will be hosting a free community class entitled, Stop the Bleed℠.  The class is planned for Thursday at 6 p.m. The class is intended for laypeople to learn the skills and basic tools necessary ...

Legion receives donations

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The Webster City High School class of 1967 met for a monthly lunch recently and money collected from classmates was given to Jon Burnett, Legionaire, presented by Patty Walker, treasurer for the class. The class donated $635 to the Webster City American Legion Post 191 for its restoration ...

A community champion

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The Hamilton County Jail received an award last week at the Mental Health Awareness Day Conference held in Webster City. Sheriff Doug Timmons was presented with the award for outstanding leadership and commitment to the citizens of Hamilton County, your guidance, persistence and dedication ...

No acceptable bids

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A public hearing scheduled for Monday evening was cancelled by the City Council of Webster City because it had received no bids for the demolition of the Fuhs building. The vacant former pastry shop in downtown Webster City was purchased on April 16, 2018, with the intent to demolish it. ...

Jones asks city for clear direction on his property

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Tony Jones, a Webster City business man who was issued a notice to clean up property near a busy downtown intersection before Junquefest told the City Council Monday that he wants to be a good citizen, but he’s confused. Jones said he was willing to do his part to spruce up his space near ...

Class of 2019 in the rearview

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Webster City High School added another crop of students to its list of graduates, as 129 members of the Class of 2019 received their diplomas in front of a packed house inside the WCHS gymnasium Sunday afternoon. Following the entrance of the graduates, WCHS Principal Brent Jorth opened ...

Serious injuries avoided in crash near Duncombe

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DUNCOMBE — A woman was hurt in a two-vehicle collision east of Fort Dodge Thursday afternoon. The accident happened around 4:23 p.m. Deputy Justin Wood, of the Webster County Sheriff’s Department, said a 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan, driven by Felicia Phillips, was eastbound on 200th ...

‘Lucky’ Larry Dawson will get his day in court

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DES MOINES — “Lucky Larry” may have a shot to win millions more — this time from a jury. A judge has ordered a trial in a lawsuit filed by Iowa lottery winner Larry Dawson, of Webster City, who contends a $9 million jackpot that he won in 2011 should have been nearly three times as ...

Faiferlick to offer women’s self-defense class

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FORT DODGE — Women interested in learning how to defend themselves will have the opportunity to learn self-defense skills and more this Saturday at the second annual Fight Like a Girl event. The class is a collaboration between the Fort Dodge Police Department and Faiferlick Martial ...

Bittersweet memories

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The joy during the Webster City High School awards night was sprinkled with tears for former students after whom memorial scholarships were named. But that didn’t dampen the evening. Nearly $250,000 was awarded to Webster City High School seniors Wednesday night during the annual ...

Scammers are posing as Webster City police officers

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The Webster City Police Department is alerting the public that scammers have been calling people in the community posing as members of the department. Police Chief Shiloh Mork said the scammers are calling and identifying themselves as an officer. The caller then tells the victim they need to ...

Housing project moves ahead in Blairsburg

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The Blairsburg City Council on Monday voted to promote town expansion by supporting a project to sell and build homes on four city-owned lots. Blairsburg Lumber Company general manager Keith Halleland appeared before the council and outlined a project to promote the sale of the four lots ...

Supervisors proclaim May Mental Health Month

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The Hamilton County Board of Supervisors signed a proclamation Tuesday declaring the month of May as Mental Health Month. The proclamation was signed during the supervisor’s regular meeting. Pictured are, front row, Supervisors Rick Young, Dan Campidilli and Doug Bailey; back row, Sheriff ...

Sups OK bond loan agreement

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The Hamilton County Board of Supervisors approved a loan agreement with the issuance of general obligation corporate purpose bonds to help pay for the updates and renovations to the former Webster City Medical Clinic. A public hearing on the matter was held Tuesday morning during the ...

Curbside recycling to begin in Blairsburg July 1

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BLAIRSBURG — Beginning July 1, the community of Blairsburg will have weekly curbside recycling. On Monday night, the Blairsburg City Council voted to begin the curbside recycling program following a presentation by Chris Kehoe, director of operations at The Trash Man. Kehoe proposed ...

New store director at the helm

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Hy-Vee’s newest store manager has been working with the grocery chain since he was 14. Kevin Barry took the position at Webster City Hy-Vee on April 29. “I was one of the young guys who got in. My dad is very traditional; he said if I was going to get a car, I needed to get a ...