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Editorials

Use caution as cyclists roll through Webster City Tuesday

Webster City is going to welcome a lot of visitors Tuesday — probably more than 15,00 people. All of those 15,000 people will be here as RAGBRAI rolls into town. While Webster City is not an overnight stop on the route, the bicyclists will be taking a break here. There will be food and ...

Be sure to attend the Hamilton County Fair

Times change. Even so there are a few constants in life. One is the pleasure provided by the county fairs that continue to be a highlight of summer in the Hawkeye State. For as far back as anyone who now lives in this part of Iowa can remember, these summer festivals have been ...

The end of an era

It was known as a cozy gathering place for an intimate dinner. Businesses and organizations gaveled in thousands of meetings in the iconic Quarry Room. And were there any local children who didn’t insist that the family sit at the table by the aquarium? The 2nd Street Emporium, in business ...

Congratulations, Class of 2021

To the Graduates of 2021, What a long, strange trip it's been. You may not know where that comes from, but it's never been more true this year. You spent the last year and a half taking classes from home, not being sure how long it would be before you could hang out with your friends and ...

New production facility is positive development for WC

NaturalShrimp Inc. has taken over the assets of Alder Aqua (formerly Vero Blue Farms). This is a positive development for Webster City and will bring many good-paying jobs to the community. It also repurposes existing industrial properties so that they are back on the tax rolls. The ...

Low state unemployment figure is positive sign

Iowa continues to get some good news on the jobs front as the state’s economy gradually rebounds from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. In December 2020, the state’s unemployment rate stood at 3.1 percent. That marks a healthy decline from the November 2020 unemployment rate of 3.8 ...