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Hamilton County COVID-19 cases above 300

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Hamilton County COVID-19 positive cases climbed to 304 on Thursday, according to data from the coronavirus.iowa.gov website dashboard. A total of 244 have recovered and have been released from isolation in Hamilton County. The number of individuals who have been tested in Hamilton County ...

St. Paul’s to host mobile food bank

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The Mobile Food Bank Drive through event will be held Tuesdday, Sept. 15 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Webster City, 1005 Beach Street. The event will begin at 3 p.m. Those taking part are asked to stage traffic on Water Street from west to east, being mindful of the intersections. ...

Council hears update on stimulus loans

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Back in May, the City of Webster City announced that it would award loans to area small businesses impacted by COVID-19 related losses. Forty-seven loans totaling $150,000 were awarded to local businesses. Tuesday night, Community Vitality Director Lindsay Henderson gave an update on the ...

It’s a mystery

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The final summer outdoor movie for 2020 will be held Saturday night at Availa Bank Plaza. Organizers are keeping the title of the movie a secret, according to the Webster Theater Facebook page. The movie will begin at 8:30 p.m. and those attending are asked to bring blankets or lawn ...

STOLEN ID

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As most on the unemployment rolls expected to see a reduced weekly payment from Iowa Workforce Development in the first week of August, Webster City resident Larry Blankenship was surprised to see nothing when he checked his bank balance. As unemployed Americans watched the federal supplement ...

Warning signs

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September is National Suicide Prevention and Awareness month and Van Diest Medical Center’s Senior Life Solutions is working to raise awareness and educate the community on the risk factors and warning signs of suicide. Talk of suicide should never be dismissed. If you, or someone you know, ...

Cleanup, Dropoff event still under consideration

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The date and time for a possible Clean Up, Drop Off Day in Webster City is still up in the air after the City Council of Webster City discussed the logistics of the event Tuesday night during the council meeting. The council is considering a shortened, one-day event either on Oct. 3 or ...

Masks to be required at courthouse

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Starting on Monday, anyone with business at the Hamilton County Courthouse will be required to wear a face covering before entering the building, following an announcement by the Board of Supervisors Tuesday morning. The requirement relates to both the public and staff members in the public ...

Date set for LOSST election

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The date for the upcoming Local Option Sales and Service Tax election has been set for March 2, 2021 following action taken Tuesday morning by the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors. County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections Kim Schaa said a change in the law has prevented the county ...

Public hearing on the agenda for City Council

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The City Council of Webster City will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday night in the council chambers and will hold a public hearing on the proposed plans, specifications, form of contract and estimate of cost for the 2020 Hot Mix Asphalt street improvement project. The public can listen into the ...

FD suspect ID’d in Hamilton Co. burglary

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STRATFORD — The suspect in a Hamilton County burglary in August was identified Friday by the Hamilton County Sheriff. Sheriff Doug Timmons said that Daniel Shane Anthony, 30, has been charged with four counts stemming from the burglary of the Copperhead Saloon in Stratford during the early ...

To Protect and Serve

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Brandon Pritchard, Senior Patrol Officer, Webster City Police Department How long have you been in law enforcement? Almost 11 years. What other law enforcement positions/departments have you served in? I worked for the Webster County Sheriff’s Office as a deputy for a short time ...

A walk in the park

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There’s a new paved walking path in Webster City that will give walkers a shady stroll through the community’s history. The new walking path through Wilson Brewer Park, located at the corner of Superior and Ohio streets, was recently completed. The path and landscaping around the park ...

Vehicular homicide ends in plea deal

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By ELIJAH DECIOUS The Fort Dodge woman charged with vehicular homicide has agreed to a plea deal in which she could be sentenced to up to 10 years in prison and ordered to pay $150,000 in restitution for her role in a fatal 2018 crash. Aisha Ismail, 26, entered a guilty plea after fighting ...

FD man sentenced in burglary, kidnapping

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The Fort Dodge man accused of burglary and kidnapping a woman at knifepoint in May has been sentenced to up to five years in prison through a plea agreement. Through the agreement, Leon Drayton Sr., 34, pleaded guilty to false imprisonment, domestic abuse assault while using or displaying a ...

Keeping patients, staff safe

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Back in March and April, Van Diest Medical Center was working with other area health care professionals to prepare for the COVID-19 pandemic. They developed plans in the event of a surge of cases, along with procedures to keep patients and staff safe as they interacted in the clinic and ...

No outdoor movie this weekend

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The Webster City outdoor movies, which have been shown throughout the summer, will be taking a break this weekend due to the home Lynx football game and the Labor Day weekend, according to organizers. Officials with the Webster Theater said the movies at Availa Bank Plaza will return on ...

‘Farm to town, life retold’

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CLARION –Where can you find an original soda fountain, a replica of a 1950s kitchen, a small town garage, teddy bears, a hat collection and tractors all under one roof? The answer is the Heartland Museum in Clarion. Those displays and several more have been a part of the museum since it ...

Ernst gives coronavirus aid negotiation update

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EAGLE GROVE — Less than three weeks after Sen. Chuck Grassley said a compromise on the next coronavirus aid package is within reach, Iowa’s junior senator divulged the frustrations brought by a stalemate after weeks of negotiations. “I’m not as optimistic (as Sen. Grassley),” ...

To Protect And Serve

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How long have you been in law enforcement? 10 years. What other law enforcement positions/departments have you served in? I worked for the Iowa Falls PD to begin my career for 4.5 years and still work there currently in a part time officer role. What's an interesting fact about you that ...