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Webster City Community Chorus rehearsing for their annual Christmas concert set for December 6 and 7 at Asbury United Methodist Church.

 • Humboldt man arrested on robbery charges Thursday afternoon

 A 20 year old Humboldt man is in the Webster County Jail in Fort Dodge after possibly involved in two robberies in Humboldt and another one in Fort Dodge Thursday afternoon. Fort Dodge Police arrested Kaleb Lenning. He is facing a charge of second degree robbery at the Days Inn at 3040 Fifth Avenue South at 1:14 p.m.  After getting a description of the vehicle involved, a Fort Dodge police officer conducted a traffic stop and found two men inside a vehicle that was believed to be involved in the case. The men were transported to the Webster County Law Enforcement Center for questioning. A description of the suspect in the robbery of the Days Inn matched that of a man involved in two robberies in Humboldt also on Thursday. The Humboldt County Sheriff's Department  reported robberies at Cenex Cross Roads and at Hy Vee Wine and Spirits. During one of the robberies, authorities said the man displayed a knife and demanded money.  Lenning is in the Webster County Jail  awaiting his initial appearance. Other charges are expected as the investigation continues.

 • Hamilton County sees a ten percent drop in land value for 2014.


Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Thursday released the 2014 Land Value Survey. Hamilton County witnessed a 10 percent drop in its farmland value this year. The value per acre in 2014 was at $9,779 compared with $10,907 in 2013. The state average was $7,943 per acre down from the 2013 price of $8,716. The land values for surrounding counties included Boone at $9,391, Franklin at $8,517, Hardin at $8,976, Story at $9,628, Webster at  $9,405 and Wright at $9,458. A complete report on the Iowa State Land Value Survey can be found at http://www.card.iastate.edu/land-value/2014/

 • Webster City Fire Department has safety tips for the holiday season.

 As the holiday season is upon us, the Webster City Fire Department reminds all residents to be safe during this time of year. Local fire chief John Conyn recommends that your smoke detectors be checked out. Be sure to feed your Christmas tree with water each day. The extension cords should be put to good use. Another recommendation is to practice a fire escape drill while everyone is home. Other safety items include watching for trip hazards, put candles out before going to bed, check the lint filter in your dryer and cooking in a safe area. Another recommendation is to make sure that the space heater in the home has a good foundation and clear the path around the unit. When done with your fire, cool the ashes outside. If you have any further questions on fire safety in the home during the holidays, be sure and call the Webster City Fire Department at 832-9131.

 • Clarion City Council rename street in honor of the founder of Hagie Manufacturing
 • Northeast Hamilton Community School Board will meet Thursday night.



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