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Webster City Middle School principal Becky Hacker Kluver and assistant principal Kelli Reis participating in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on August 28!

 • RV TV plans announced in Webster City.

 Officials with the Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce on Monday announced the schedule of events for RV TV on Monday,September 8. The crew from WHO television in Des Moines featuring Keith Murphy and Ed Wilson will be arriving sometime between 11 and 12 noon. Residents are being asked to decorate their car in the colors of Iowa or Iowa State and meet in the Maid Rite parking lot at 11:00 a.m. The Webster City Fire and Police Departments will escore the RV TV crew into the community. Murphy and Wilson will interview residents during the hour of 12 noon and 1:00 p.m. Food vendors, chili contestants, Kid Zone End Zone participants, tailgaters and bag tournament participants,tailgaters and bag tournament participants will be setting up at 2:00 p.m.with the downtown streets to be closed at that time. There will be live updates on WHO TV at 4, 5,and 6 p.m.in the tailgating section of the 700 block of Second Street. Motorized bar stool races will be held at 5:00 p.m. in the 600 block of Second Street on Monday afternoon. The Kid Zone End Zone will begin at 5:00 in the 600 block of Second Street on Monday sponsored by Building Families with special games for kids of all ages. The Tug of War Contest begins at 5:30 p.m. in the First American Bank Plaza. Another event is the Chili Cookoff begins at 6:00 p.m. with the chili to be served up after the completion of the judging contest. Nickle scramble events will be held at 6,7 and 8 p.m. downtown. A Bag Tournament will be held at 6:00 Monday evening. The cost to pre-register is $10 at R Company and $15 the day of the tournament.The tournament is a fund raiser for the residents of the Elm Street House. A Human Foosball Tournament begins at 7:30 p.m. at Willson Avenue and Second Street. The winners of the Coloring Contest and Best Windows will be announced at 8:00 p.m.The new marquee to the downtown Webster Theater will be let up for the first time at 9:00 p.m. by the HERO organization. The day wraps up wiith the final live update at 10:00 p.m. on WHO Television. RV TV is designed to get people involved with the September 13 Iowa and Iowa State football game in Iowa City. Last year, a huge crowd was in downtown in Webster City for this event. Webster City is one of five stops this next week by the crew of WHO TV. 

 • Rockwell City girl missing.

 The whereabouts of a 16 year old Rockwell City girl remains a mystery after her disappearance early Saturday morning. Cassie Simkins is believed to be with 20 year old Chance Kiney of Lake City. Family members say that Simkins is 5 feet 4 inches tall,weighs 115 pounds with dark brown hair.  Simkins requires medication for epilepsy which she does not have. Law enforcement authorities and family members spent the weekend searching for the girl. Anyone with information is asked to call the Calhoun County Sheriff's Department at 712-297-7583.

 • Humboldt man facing charges after Friday arrest.

 Webster City Police Friday were summoned to the Webster City Veterinary Clinic to investigate a suspicious person. While investigating, a vehicle was located on the property that had been reported stolen out of Humboldt. The vehicle had several stolen items out of Humboldt County.  Webster City Police Chief Shiloh Mork said after an investigation at the scene by officers,they arrested 23 year old Talon Michael Ladd of Humboldt.  Ladd was charged with Motor Vehicle Theft,two counts of Possession of Stolen Property, Possession of Burglar's Tools, Burglary in the Second Degree, Felon in Possession of a Firearm and a Nationwide Felony Arrest Warrant out of Humboldt County. Chief Mork said the quick response and excellent working relationship between the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office and Webster City Police Department quickly diffused a potentially dangerous situation without any injuries. Webster City Police and Hamilton County Sheriff's Deputies were assisted by the Humboldt County Sheriff's Department. An Aggravated Misdemeanor is punishable by a fine of up to $6,250 and imprisonment of up to two years. A Class D Felony is punishable by a fine of $7,500 and imprisonment of up to five years.

 • Greene County Fatality
 • Trott trial scheduled to begin Tuesday in Wright County.



Today...Mostly sunny. Isolated thunderstorms through mid morning. High in the upper 70s. West wind near 10 mph. Chance of thunderstorms 20 percent.
Tonight...Mostly clear. Low around 60. South wind around 5 mph.
Wednesday...Mostly sunny with a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms. Breezy. High in the mid 80s. South wind 5 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon.

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