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Motorcycles and Vietnam war Veterans preparing to depart from the Boondocks.

 • Webster City City Council to meet Tuesday afternoon.

 A meeting of the Webster City City Council will be Tuesday afternoon at 5:15 in the city council chambers. The meeting is delayed one day due to Monday's Labor Day holiday.The agenda will include the setting of three public hearings on September 21. The first for the proposed sale of city owned propert at 1514 Superior Street at 5:30 p.m. The second is for another proposed sale of city owned property at 945 Walnut Street at 5:35 p.m. The third hearing to be set for September 21 is to amend the code of ordinances regarding ground and wall signs in all residential zones at 5:40 p.m. In other matters, the Webster City City Council will consider a request from the street department supervisor to hire Mobile Crushing and Recycling to crush an estimated 5,000 tons of asphalt located at the Webster City street department.There will be a request to be considered to enter into a Fiber Optic Lease Agreement with Woolstock Mutual Telephone Association for communication services.A resolution authorizing the mayor and city clerk to enter into an agreement with Snyder and Associates of Ankeny for engineering service in connection with the East Second Street Improvement Project and price estimate for the West Second Street area. The council will make a motion a request from the Webster City Chamber of Commerce to close Second Street from the middle of the 500 block to west of Des Moines Street, Des Moines Street from the alley north of Second, South to First Street from 2:00 until 9:30 p.m. for the WHO TV RV TV event next Thursday,September 10. Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce executive director Deb Brown will present her quarterly report to the council on current activities.  Webster City Mayor Doug Getter will sign a proclamation marking Doodlebug Days for September 14 to 19 plus other matters.

 • Two central Iowa men charged with violent threats at Pokemon convention to be held without bail for four months.

 The two central Iowa men charged with making online threats of violence at a Pokémon convention in Boston last month have been held without the right to bail for at least four months. A Boston judge Tuesday morning ruled that 18 year old Kevin Norton of Ames and 27 year old James Stumbo of Boone pose a danger to society. Prosecutors say the two men made social threats against at least one competitor at the World Pokémon Championships. Police said they found a 12 gauge shotgun, an AR-15 rifle and hundreds of rounds of ammunition in their car. Defense attorneys argued that there was no evidence the defendants planned to carry through on any threats. The judge in his ruling said their online postings were not "just kids' stuff on the computer".

 • Doodlebug Reunion set for September 17-19

 Plans for the 29th annual Doodlebug Reunion were announced Tuesday by event organizers. The dates will be September 17 through 19 at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds. The reunion is a celebration of the motorized scooter made by the former Beam Manufacturing Company of Webster City. From 1946 to 1948,over 40 thousand of the scooters were manufactured at the Beam plant.The reunion has drawn enthusiasts from as far away as Alaska and New York to Webster City. One of the highlights of the reunion is an extended trail ride plus an endurance run with the scooters. Several parts vendors will be in attendance so that Doodlebug owners can get the part they have been hoping to find. If you want more information please contact either Don Nokes at 515-832-4184, Vern Ratcliff at 515-832-5727 or Jerry Wells at 515-832-4194. There is more information at www.wcdoodlebug.com


 • Wet and warm August in Webster City.
 • Two people injured in SUV accident east of Webster City Thursday afternoon.



Early This Morning...Mostly clear. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
Today...Mostly sunny. High in the upper 80s. South wind 5 to 15 mph.
Tonight...Partly cloudy. Low around 70. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

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Natalie Stark and Mary Harris
had a great time at POET
Biorefining's luncheon and
tour of their facility in Jewell!

HERO Board Members Brian Miller,
Zack Chizek, & Kay Ross interviewed
for HERO Foundation. Other board
members include (not pictured): Jeff
Pingel, Holly Stroner, Jerry Kloberdanz
& Jake Pulis.

Our friends at our local Webster
City Hy-Vee getting ready for the
Hamilton County Fair Parade!

Brian Imbus hypnotized people 
during the Hamilton County Fair!