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Homecoming parade entries are sought

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The Webster City Homecoming Parade will be held Friday, Oct. 18 at 2:30 p.m. and the National Honor Society is requesting that all interested participants sign up for a homecoming parade entry this year. Any individual, nonpolitical group, or business, associated with the high school, is ...

H/M grant process opens

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The Webster City Hotel/Motel Tax Board has announced the schedule for the 24th round of Hotel/Motel Tax Grants. Hotel/Motel tax grants are for the purpose of increasing tourism and visitors in Webster City, officials said. A grant training session will be held on Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. at ...

Rotary Club turkey dinner returns

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The Webster City Rotary Club will be holding their 40th annual Turkey dinner from 11 am to 1 pm on Sunday, Oct. 27 at Webster City High School. The menu includes turkey, dressing, potatoes and gravy, green beans, cranberries, dinner roll and a light dessert, as well as coffee or milk. There ...

Here comes the bride

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The North Central Iowa Bridal Event presented by The Messenger and The Daily Freeman-Journal welcomed scores of area brides to the Briggs Woods Conference Center on Sunday afternoon. Around 40 local vendors, including photographers, venues, caterers, DJ services and dress boutiques were on ...

Republicans celebrate over chili in Webster City

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Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds lauded the state’s low unemployment rate and ability to attract new businesses during the Hamilton County Republican Chili Supper Saturday night. “We constantly rank in the top five for providing job creators the lowest cost of doing business,” Reynolds said to a ...

Benefit to be held for Webster City man

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Trinity Lutheran Church in Webster City will be hosting two benefit meals to raise money to help relieve some of the financial burden a Webster City family is facing following a series of medical expenses it endured over the past year. Seth Rowse, of Webster City, was diagnosed with ...

‘This is not a done deal’

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The agreement announced last week between the Environmental Protection Agency and the United States Department of Agriculture that was negotiated by President Donald Trump is by no means a “done deal,” according to Monte Shaw, executive director of the Iowa Renewable Fuels ...

Koppen Named RSVP Volunteer Coordinator for Webster County

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Becky Koppen started as the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program volunteer coordinator for Hamilton County in October 2012. Her office in downtown Webster City is a hub of activity for local senior citizens. Recently she has picked up the responsibilities of Webster County volunteer ...

Public trails meeting on Oct. 17

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The Hamilton County Conservation Board along with the Webster City Park and Recreation are hosting a public trails meeting on Oct. 17 at the Briggs Woods Conference Center from 5 to 7 p.m. The purpose of the public meeting is to gain feedback and information as to what the public is wanting ...

Supervisors OK master matrix data

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The Hamilton County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing on the results of the master matrix evaluation of a proposed hog confinement north of Williams during its regular board meeting on Tuesday morning at the Hamilton County Courthouse. The Fox Site hog confinement, which will ...

KYL to host All Iowa Reads author

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Kendall Young Library will host Ted Genoways, author of the 2019 All Iowa Reads title, This Blessed Earth: A Year in the Life of an American Family Farm, on Oct. 16 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Kendall Young Library in Webster City. Genoways will discuss his book and the rapidly changing landscape ...

One injured in Monday afternoon crash

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WILLIAMS – An Apple Valley, Minnesota, woman was injured in a car accident on Interstate 35 northbound in rural Hamilton County on Monday afternoon. According to the Iowa State Patrol, a 2011 Nissan driven by Heidi Barta, of Apple Valley, was traveling north on I-35 in the left lane ...

Public health announces flu clinics

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Hamilton Co Public Health will be holding a High Dose (age 65 and over) Walk-in Flu clinic on Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the new location, 1610 Collins St., the former Webster City Medical Building. Other Flu clinics scheduled thus far are: Tuesday, Oct. 22, 8:30-9 Stanhope ...

Reynolds to speak at GOP dinner

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Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds will be the keynote speaker at the Hamilton County Republican Chili Supper and Auction on Sat., Oct. 12 at the Webster City Middle School beginning at 5:30 p.m. Fourth District U.S. Rep. Steve King, Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate, 48th District of Iowa Rep. Rob ...

­Pumpkins and ponies

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HUMBOLDT — A simple question 14 years ago led Lonnie and Bob Larson, of Humboldt, to a long tradition of hosting the annual Pumpkins and Ponies at their Springvale Farm near Humboldt. It began with ponies. “My husband and I gave pony rides to kids,” she said. “Then one year Bob ...

‘For me, it’s the people’

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   Editor’s note: This feature first ran in a special publication called Hometown Pride, featuring people and organizations from Fort Dodge and the surrounding area who are working hard for their communities. Not too much has changed in Webster City since Mari Kait Keane went away to ...

City Council to meet tonight

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The Webster City City Council will be starting its meeting off tonight with a moment of silence in remembrance of Kent Harfst, the late assistant city manager and director of recreation and public grounds. Harfst was killed in a tragic bicycling accident near Sioux City on Sept. 28. On the ...