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Team asks to plant tree in memory of Kent Harfst

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The Webster City High School Cross Country team approached the Webster City City Council Monday night to ask for permission and guidance to plant a tree in honor of the late Kent Harfst. Harfst, the Webster City director of recreation and public grounds and assistant city manager, died ...

City, school elections are today

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Hamilton County voters will head to the polls Tuesday to elect city officials and school board directors in the first joint election for the state of Iowa. The joint elections are due to new election laws passed by the Iowa Senate in 2017. The two elections were combined in an effort to ...

City Council addresses Dairy Queen nuisance property

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The Webster City City Council passed a resolution Monday evening establishing the Dairy Queen at 1403 Superior St. as a nuisance property and giving owners Ron and Steve Hellman 30 days to abate the nuisance or show significant progress. The city Inspection Department served the Hellmans ...

Heating bill help available

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The 2019=2020 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) has been established to help qualifying low-income Iowa homeowners and renters pay for a portion of their primary heating costs for the winter heating season. Applications will be taken now through April 30, 2020. This program ...

Vision reimagined

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Last year was a difficult one for All Cultures Equal in Webster City. The center, located on the east edge of Webster City, needed financial help to remain viable and offer vital services to the community. The ACE Board approached both the City of Webster City and Hamilton County to ...

Jewell native opens hometown chiropractic practice

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JEWELL – A Jewell native has returned to her hometown to establish her own chiropractic practice. Molly Hamilton, a 2010 graduate of South Hamilton High School, opened the doors of Hamilton Chiropractic a few months ago after an extensive remodel of the building at 608 Main Street that ...

New MIDAS director ready to get back to her roots

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Kathy Pfiffner grew up in a tiny town in eastern Iowa, so small towns are near and dear to her heart. Pfiffner recently took over as the executive director at the Mid-Iowa Development Association Council of Governments. Her first day on the job was Sept. 3. MIDAS is an agency created to ...

Smart Start workshop set for Jewell

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Hamilton County residents who are thinking about starting their own business are invited to attend a special workshop being offered in Jewell on Wednesday, Nov. 13. The Smart Start session, presented by the North Central Iowa Small Business Development Center, will be held at the Montgomery ...

Iowa Ag secretary to EPA: ‘A deal is a deal’

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Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig was on hand at a public hearing impacting the ethanol and renewable fuels industry held by the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday morning. “It’s really important that we have our voices heard here because while we’re appreciative of the ...

Social benefits child care center

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Justus, Zara and Tariq Burton attended the ice cream social that was held in conjunction with the Northeast Hamilton Parent/Teacher conferences on Monday. The ice cream social will benefit the Mighty Trojan Child Care, according to co-directors Katie Chamness and Abbey Pruismann and be ...

WBHP plans move forward

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The Wilson Brewer Historic Park Committee approved a grounds-side plan to present to the Webster City City Council during the committee’s meeting on Tuesday morning at City Hall. The plans, which detail updated landscaping and new walking paths at Wilson Brewer Historic Park, will be ...

Enrollment up at WC schools

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Enrollment is up in the Webster City school district. At Monday night's school board meeting, Superintendent Dr. Mandy Ross told the Webster City School Board the district's certified enrollment is 1,774.98 students, which is up 56.97 students from last year's enrollment. "This truly is a ...

City, school board elections approach

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Iowa voters will go to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 5 to take part in the newly-combined city and school board election. The joint elections are due to new election laws passed by the Iowa Senate in 2017.  The two elections were combined in an effort to boost voter participation while ...

Iowa Democrats prepare for the home stretch

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With the 2020 caucuses now just 100 days away, Democrats are honing in to harness what the Iowa Democratic Party sees as a small window of opportunity to bring more Iowa voters, particularly in small towns and rural areas, into the fold. “These caucuses ... allow us to build so much ...

Ladies Night

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Webster City merchants welcomed shoppers Thursday from noon until 8 p.m. for the annual Ladies Night Out, sponsored by the Webster City Area Chamber. The event also featured pop-up shops where independent vendors showed their wares.

Federal flood insurance now available in Hamilton County

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Residents of Hamilton County can now purchase federally-backed flood insurance, the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced this week. The county joins more than 22,000 communities and counties across the nation that are allowed to purchase the federally-backed flood insurance. This ...

EPA rule proposal reneges on Trump deal, IRFA says

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A proposed rule draft released by the Environmental Protection Agency last week falls short of promises made by the EPA during a deal that was announced earlier this month regarding the Renewable Fuel Standard, according to the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association. The agreement, negotiated by ...