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Opinion

Remembering the heroes

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I slipped home earlier this week to grab a bite of lunch and as I nibbled on my sandwich, I flipped through the channels on the television.Landing on an old favorite soap opera that I rarely get to see, I settled into my chair for some high drama. Of course, some would say that I could go for ...

Volunteers at Webster Theater pitch in to clean

Letters to Editor

To the Editor:I want to personally thank all of the volunteers who helped with our clean-up day at the Webster Theater this morning. It was amazing.There must have been at least 40 people there, of all ages, from children to senior citizens. There were even three people from out of state who ...

Celebrate National Library Week in Webster City

Letters to Editor

To the Editor:This week, April 13-19, communities across the country celebrate National Library Week, a time to remind the public about the contributions libraries and library workers make to their communities.Lives Change @ Your Library is the theme for this year's National Library Week ...

Good Friday – Time to plant potatoes?

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With Good Friday almost upon us, some folks will be gearing up to plant their potatoes. It is a commonly held belief that potatoes should always be planted on Good Friday.Using Good Friday as a planting date may be problematic, as this date can occur early in March or late April, and soil ...

Can you go home again?

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In 1940 a book was published from the writings of the late Thomas Wolfe. Entitled "You Can't Go Home Again," the novel is about a fledgling author who writes a book that makes many references to his home town. While the book was a big success, the residents of his hometown were upset with what ...

A different time in kindergarten

Local Columns

Not too long ago my fellow columnist made mention of starting kindergarten.I believe Arvid said his start on the road of education began in Jewell in the spring of the year. That sounded familiar to me, as my first day in kindergarten was in January at the start of the second semester of the ...

Get Money $mart at the library

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You may have noticed the Money Smart Events happening around town this week. Hopefully you attended a session or participated in Dash for the Stash. Financial Literacy is an important skill for people of all ages. The books below are some of the many great resources at the library for working ...

Citizens take the lead

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"That government is best whichgoverns the least, because its people discipline themselves."- Thomas JeffersonThere was a time in our history when citizens saw a problem, figured out a solution and resolved the problem either individually or by joining with their neighbors. They didn't turn to ...

Keplers offer thanks for benefit

Letters to Editor

To the Editor:Words cannot express our thanks to everyone who helped make the benefit for Dave Kepler a huge success.Thank you to Pat Nokes and her wonderful committee for all their work and thanks to the Church of Christ for hosting it at the Bridge. Thank you to Webster City Custom Meats, ...

New recipes and twists on the old

Local Columns

Jam of the Week: "L" by Tycho.The response to my column's sudden shift to cooking from the perspective of a newbie has been surprising. Ever since I took up the resolution to take up cooking as a hobby and partially for my health, it's been a regular topic with people I run in to. It's amazing ...

Thanks to all who donated to fund drive

Letters to Editor

To the Editor:The Hamilton County Pony Express Riders would like to thank the many businesses and individuals who donated generously to the dance and auction at the Kamrar Lions Club and those passing through our toll road for making this annual event a great success. Hamilton County will ...

Organizers say Kepler benefit a huge success

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To the Editor:I cannot begin to thank everyone who helped make the benefit for Dave Kepler a huge success. It was amazing to see all the people who came to support Becky and Dave. Everything - the meal, bake sale, quilt drawing and silent auction went better than we could have ever imagined. ...

Great river birding trail

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You probably know it as the hiking trail along the river. I call it Webster City's "Great River Birding Trail" a.k.a. The Boone River Hiking trail.I think the Chamber of Commerce missed the boat on this one. It's one of Webster City's overlooked assets. And a premiere one at that. Not only is ...

Eb Griper on Facebook. You think?

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I saw a familiar rusty old pick-up truck in the coffee shop parking lot as I drove by. It was the '50-something Studebaker driven by my grumpy old pal, Eb Griper.Having not seen Eb in quite a well, I made a quick turn into the parking lot. Eb was sitting in a booth by himself, looking like he ...

Remembering a dedicated bus driver

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Last week I went to the funeral visitation for a school bus driver.Of course, Dale had lots of roles throughout his life - husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, farmer - but even longer than any of that he was a school bus driver for the public school where he graduated. He started ...

The waiting game begins

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I had a call from my little granddaughter, Ariel, earlier this week. She wanted to tell me that her new baby brother would be coming in a few days. At 5, she's quite thrilled that she will have this little fellow to cuddle and coo over. She and her brother, Eric, 3, are probably not aware of ...

House has active week of debate

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As session is drawing towards a close, we have remained very active this week debating bills on the House floor and working with colleagues from the Senate on bills as they make their way back and forth from each chamber.AgricultureOn March 28, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land ...

Naden offers thanks for donation to honor flight

Letters to Editor

To the Editor:I wish to thank LuAnn Garvey, the FFA and all who helped with the USO show, Pork Burger dinner, Bake Sale and the Silent Auction last week. Also, a special thanks to all of the students who volunteered to help with this special night. It was a great and entertaining night.Because ...

Thanks to all who attended and helped with the USO show

Letters to Editor

To the Editor:We would like to thank everyone who attended the USO show last weekend at Webster City High School. We would also like to thank anyone who helped in any way with the show and bake sale. We received $4,723 to help send our veterans on the next Honor Flight in May.This was a ...

Veteran thanks USO show organizers

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To the Editor:A special thank you to Ms. Garvey and her crew for initiating the USO show as a fundraiser for a future Honor Flight to Washington D.C. for our veterans. Congratulations to all the students that took part in staging a great variety show. As usual, Pat Powers was excellent as the ...