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Sleepout for a cause

The weather forecast for the next several days looks to be perfect for a sleepout. But that’s not always the case for those who are forced to sleep outside because they are homeless. A special event is being held all across the state of Iowa to help raise money and awareness to help combat ...

Just clobber me

Five years ago in early June, Julie and I moved into a 55+ retirement community. Our relocation choice has proven to be a wise decision. We love our home, our neighbors, our neighborhood, our church and our proximity to shopping and doctors’ offices. Our retirement community is growing ...

Rural home leveled by explosion

A house in rural Hamilton County was leveled Sunday night by what appeared to be an explosion around 9 p.m. Homeowner Donald Christopherson said the house at 2121 Bach Grove Ave. was unoccupied and no injuries were reported. Fire crews from Webster City, Duncombe, Vincent and Woolstock were ...

Hamilton County Fair hosts flower show

Flower show judges Sandy Grossman of Ames and Sandy Quan of Jefferson review breakfast tray entries in the Floral Hall during first flower show of the Hamilton County Fair. A second flower show is set for Saturday with judging to begin at 1 p.m.

ICCC holds board meeting

The former Student Support Services building at Iowa Central Community College will be getting a new roof soon. The ICCC Board of Directors approved the plans and specifications for the Art and Technology Building Roof Replacement Project during its meeting on Monday night. The building ...

Growing buzz for Earth Day

Perennials and annual flowers will be given out at the Kendall Young and Williams Libraries and vegetable seedlings will be handed out at the All Cultures Equal’s drive-through food bank on April 22, thanks to the Hamilton County Democrats’ effort called Dems Growing ...