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EHCF fund agreement approved

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The Wilson Brewer Historic Park Committee approved a fund agreement through The Enhance Hamilton County Foundation Tuesday morning. “It’s important that the public know at this point in time that our main mission here, in this committee and our recommendations to the council, will be ...

Audit report approved

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The Wilson Brewer Historic Park Committee adopted a needs assessment list for the park on Tuesday morning. According to Webster City Public Recreation and Public Grounds Director Kent Harfst, Gerald Peterson will develop preliminary cost estimates based on the needs discussed in the list. ...

Spring photo day at NEH is Thursday

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BLAIRSBURG — Spring pictures will be taken on Thursday, March 23 at Northeast Hamilton Elementary School in Blairsburg. No money is due at this time. Photos will be sent home with students at a later date and parents have the option to buy only the photos they chose.

First State Bank welcomes new tellers

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First State Bank in Webster City recently welcomed two new tellers to the staff. Katelin Keomany Keochai resides in Webster City and is a graduate of Ames High School in Ames. Prior to her employment at First State Bank, she worked at Subway and AmericInn®, both in Webster City. In her ...

DCI: Petraline took $10K from Democrats

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A former treasurer of the Webster County Democratic Central Committee has been accused of stealing more than $10,000 from the organization over five years. Diana Petraline, 70, formerly of Fort Dodge, was charged with first-degree theft and first-degree fraudulent practices. She made her ...

Celebrating everything new

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“We’re celebrating everything new here at the east entrance of Webster City,” said ACE Community Center Director Janet Toering. ACE Community Center will be holding their grand opening Saturday at ACE from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. “We have a beautiful new street. In the spring we’ll ...

City Council appoints students to YAC

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The City Council of Webster City appointed six students to the newly formed Youth Advisory Commission Monday night. The council appointed middle school students Sophia Vanderpool, Aiden Feltz, and Anna Atchison along with high school students Matthew Johnston, Brianna Luke, and Katie ...

Town Hall meeting held in WC

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Health care, managed care and education funding were on the minds of Webster City and Hamilton County residents Saturday morning as they gathered for a town hall meeting with State Rep. Rob Bacon, R-Slater, and State Sen. Jerry Behn, R-Boone. About 100 people gathered at the Webster City ...

Learning about law enforcement

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Locals interested in learning about law enforcement met Thursday evening at the Hamilton County Courthouse during the third annual Hamilton County Peace Officers Association Citizens Academy. Communications specialist Chris Segar and Terry Christensen spoke with the class about ...

Council tonight

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The City Council of Webster City will appoint six local students to the newly formed Youth Advisory Commission Monday night. The council will appoint three middle school students and three high school students to the commission for the terms of March 20, 2017 through June 1, 2018. A public ...

New FSB branch opens in Jewell

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JEWELL — First State Bank opened its new location in Jewell on Monday. The 717 Main Street location is temporary until a new bank is built at the site of the former Jewell vet clinic. Staci Olthoff, formerly with Stanhope First State Bank, is the new manager at the Jewell bank. She ...

Dodgeball rescheduled

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The Annual SHIFT Happens Dodge for a Cause Dodgeball Tournament has been rescheduled to Friday, March 24 at the Webster City High School P.E. Gym, beginning with check-in at 5 p.m. Originally scheduled for Feb. 24, the event was postponed due to severe weather, organizers said. Students ...

Town Hall meeting Saturday

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Rep. Rob Bacon, R-Slater, House District 48, and Sen. Jerry Behn, R-Boone, District 24 will be in Webster City, March 18 from 10 to 11 a.m. The meeting is open to the public and hosted by the Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce. Behn, Senate President Pro Tempore, sits on the following ...

Program at Briggs Woods tonight

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Join Mike Zahm on Friday for folk tales and campfires. Stories will begin at 5 p.m. and go until 8 p.m. at the Hickory Cabin in Briggs Woods Park. Cost is $10. Families are welcome to join Zahm at the campfire to cook green s’mores and listen to tall tales and kids can try their hand at ...

Funeral services set for fire victim

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Funeral arrangements have been made for a Webster City man who died in a fire March 8. Services for Lester Davis, 51, are set for Saturday at 2 p.m. at Mitchell Family Funeral Home in Marshalltown. Visitation is planned for 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Davis died as from ...

Longstanding membership

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Five Webster City American Legion Post 191 members received certificates for long standing membership at Tuesday night’s meeting. Two members were present to receive the honor. “This certificate of continuous membership issued in grateful appreciation for faithful and dedicated ...

Sheriff warns of scam

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The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office is reminding citizens to be aware of ongoing scams. Scammers are trying to get your hard earned money by using various scams. Sheriff Doug Timmons said most recently his office received a call from a concerned grandparent. The grandparent received a ...

Supervisors adopt 2018 county budget

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The Hamilton County Board of Supervisors approved the Fiscal Year 2018 budget including a 2.5 percent wage increase Tuesday morning following a public hearing on the matter. Supervisors David Young and Dan Campidilli outlined the major points in the budget. Supervisor Doug Bailey was ...

EHCF awards more than $90,000 in grants

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The Enhance Hamilton County Foundation awarded $90,764 in grant funds to 14 Hamilton County organizations Tuesday night during their annual Grant Awards ceremony held at the Stratford Community Center. More than 40 guests attended to receive grant monies and to learn more about the projects ...

Woman dies in one car accident

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A Fort Dodge woman is dead following a one-vehicle accident late Tuesday morning near Webster City. The accident occurred at the 147 mile marker east bound on U.S. Highway 20. The driver, who was identified as Michelle Salter, 54, of Fort Dodge was pronounced dead at the scene. The Iowa ...