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Fundraiser for East Twin Park started

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A new online fundraiser has been started to raise money for upgrades at East Twin Park. The fundraising effort comes on the heels of Monday night’s City Council meeting when the council voted to unanimously turn down a proposed deal to sell East Twin Park to an development group. The ...

KYL announces Festival of Chocolate to move to March

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The Kendall Young Library will hold its annual Festival of Chocolate Sunday, March 29 from 2 to 4 p.m. That’s a change from the late January date used since the event began in 2013. Organizers hope the change from winter to spring will tempt more folks to turn out for the “all things ...

The people spoke …. and the council listened

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Scores of concerned community members attended the Webster City City Council meeting at City Hall on Monday night. On the agenda was a public hearing on a resolution for the council to accept an offer from The Overland Group, a commercial developer out of Birmingham, Alabama, to purchase the ...

Former Shopko property sold

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The City of Webster City today announced the purchase of the existing building located at 200 Red Bull Division Drive, formerly the location of Shopko. The owners of Appliance Plus, Gary and Brenda Fox, Oelwein have purchased the building. “We are a small company that will be ...

Health Fair to be held at Fuller Hall

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The Fuller Hall Recreation Center will be offering the 7th annual Health Fair/Free Fitness Day on Saturday, Jan. 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The planning committee for the event is currently seeking health-related individuals and businesses who want to display or demonstrate their products or ...

Public hearing on park purchase proposal tonight

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The Webster City City Council is holding a public hearing tonight on a proposed offer from commercial developer The Overland Group to purchase part of East Twin Park. The hearing will take place during the regular meeting, which begins at 6 p.m. at the City Council chambers at City ...

To sell or not to sell?

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The Webster City City Council will be holding a public hearing during its regular meeting at City Hall on Monday night at 6 p.m. The public hearing will address a proposal by commercial developer, The Overland Group, to purchase city-owned property at 1100 Superior St. The city-owned ...

Bailey elected to chair county board of supervisors

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Doug Bailey was elected as the chairman of the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors Thursday morning as the board met for its first meeting of 2020. Bailey was absent from the meeting due to illness. Supervisor Dan Campidilli was named the chairman pro-tem and conducted the ...

Gowrie standing up to save last grocery store

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GOWRIE — After a string of small towns nearby have lost their only grocery store, Gowrie community and business leaders are attempting to avoid the same fate. Newly-formed Gowrie Grocery LLC will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the community room in Heartland Bank, 1201 Market St. Gowrie’s ...

Stanhope shooting still under investigation

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STANHOPE — Police continue to investigate a shooting incident in Stanhope Saturday that left one person injured. The injured individual, identified by authorities only as a male, was treated at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines and was released. In a written statement, the ...

Supervisors reorganizational meeting is today

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The Hamilton County Board of Supervisors will meet Thursday morning at 9 a.m. to reorganize for the new year. In addition to electing a new chairman and chairman pro-tem, the board is expected to pass resolutions authorizing the county auditor to issue certain payments without board ...

Firefighting is a family affair for Kleins

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DUNCOMBE — Fighting fires is a family affair for Eric and Jolene Klein, of Duncombe. The couple has given decades to the Duncombe Volunteer Fire Department, setting an example of community service their children have followed. Of their five kids, three sons are serving as firefighters. ...

Hoffman to present at Windsor Manor

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Webster City-area residents are invited to a special presentation at Windsor Manor on Jan. 7. Brendan Hoffman, a documentary photographer based in Kyiv, Ukraine, will speak and give a photographic presentation on Tuesday, Jan. 7, beginning at 2 p.m. in the dining hall. Hoffman's work ...

‘Thank you, Scotty’

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Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019 will be the final time Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Scott McConnell wears his brown sheriff’s deputy uniform after serving the residents of Hamilton County for three decades. The deputy, who is known as “Scotty” to nearly everyone who has met ...

City street department to pick up Christmas trees

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The Webster City Street Department will be picking up Christmas Trees on Friday, Jan. 2, 2020, weather permitting. Trees should be placed at the nearest street corner prior to 7 a.m. on Jan. 3, as only one trip will be made through the city. Please remove all stands and decorations and place ...

Hamilton County goes digital

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Hamilton County recently flipped the switch to a new county-wide digital radio communications system. The project to digitize the radio communications of the county’s law enforcement and emergency services has been a long time coming, said Hamilton County Sheriff Doug Timmons. “The ...

WCCC to host day camp next week

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The Webster City Church of Christ will host a Christmas break day camp all next week for kids in kindergarten through seventh grade. The camp will run from 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. on Monday through Friday at The Bridge, 905 Des Moines St. Each day will have a different theme with different ...

Wright County round barn endures

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GOLDFIELD — It’s the last round barn standing in Wright County. In fact, it’s one of the last round barns in Iowa. It’s located southwest of Goldfield in Eagle Grove Township, and it’s close to the Boone River that inspired the name Riverview Farm, which can still be read in the ...