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Webster City Middle School Principal Becky Hacker Kluver (right) honored at an open house by teacher Donna Bristow on May 27.

 • Proclamation signed for Webster City Community Clean Up month.

 

 

Webster City Mayor Doug Getter Wednesday afternoon signed a proclamation setting the month of June as Community Beautification Month. The month will be a time for residents to take the time for yard cleanup, house painting and restoration and business dress up. The proclamation states in part that whereas the quality of life in a community is often exemplified by the physical beauty of the community, the physical appearance of a neighborhood, business and community are exampl...es of pride in a community. The proclamation further stated that there are several lawns, shrubs, household and business exteriors that are in need of clean up and improvement and that residents and business owners would like to have improved property valuations. Several local businesses are willing to provide in store specials on items that can improve the appearance of the households and businesses. The proclamation asks all civic groups, business community, neighborhood groups have demonstrated a willingness to work together to enhance the beauty of the Webster City community through a variety of endeavors. On Friday June 5 and Saturday,June 6 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. there is a need for volunteers to be at the Webster City Middle School parking lot to assist with the acceptance of items that are longer used. The Trashman and Scrap Processors will take things. Items that will not be accepted are garbage, hazardous waste, and tires. Computer towers will be accepted but no computer monitors and keyboards. If you have any questions please call the Webster City City Manager's office at 832-9151 Monday to Fridays from 8:00 until 5:00 p.m.

 • Discussion on food insecurity in Hamilton County

 A meeting focusing on the problem of food insecurity in Hamilton County will be held at Kendall Young Library in Webster City on Thursday,June 4. The meeting is sponsored by the Food Bank of Iowa. The discussion will focus on what the Food Bank of Iowa, partner agencies and community members are doing to fight hunger in the county. The meeting will begin at 10:30 in the lower level meeting room of Kendall Young Library. If you have any further questions please call 515-729-8624.

 • Another probable case of avian flu in Wright County

 Officials with the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship on Wednesday announced that they are responding to a probable case of avian flu in Wright County. The case involves an estimated one million birds that have experienced increased mortality. Initial testing showed it positive for H5 avian influenza. Additional confirmatory testing is pending from the National Veterinary Services Laboratories in Ames. With Wednesday's announcement, Iowa has now 67 cases of the disease in the state with four of the cases in Wright County. 

 • Webster City school board approves contracts for five staff members plus resignations and a transfer request.
 • Webster County reports its first case of avian flu.

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Today...Mostly sunny. Breezy. High in the lower 80s. South wind 5 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight...Mostly cloudy. A chance of thunderstorms through midnight...Then thunderstorms likely after midnight. A chance of thunderstorms early in the morning. Low in the mid 60s. South wind 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph through midnight. Chance of thunderstorms 60 percent.
Friday...A chance of thunderstorms through mid morning...Then thunderstorms likely in the late morning and afternoon. High in the mid 70s. Southwest wind around 10 mph. Chance of thunderstorms 70 percent.

Iowa State News

 

  

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    Scotsman who founded Mary’s Meals charity making appearances in Iowa
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    William Penn and Grand View ready to move to new conference
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    Coventry to raise rates on subsidized Obamacare coverage
    The only health insurance provider offering Iowans subsidized coverage through the Affordable Care Act wants to raise rates to its customers by at least 18-percent starting in November during open enrollment. Iowa Insurance Commissioner, Nick Gerhart, says while Coventry is the only provider right now, two other insurance providers will be on the exchange next […]
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    State unemployment drops below 4%
    A record number of Iowans were working last month, according to a new report from Iowa Workforce Development. IWD spokesman Ed Wallace says the state’s jobless rate in April dropped to 3.8-percent, down from 4-percent in March. “This is the lowest Iowa unemployment rate in 7 years,” Wallace said. The total number of working Iowans […]
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Yup... That would be our "Woody"
interviewing a sheep at our local
Webster City Hy-Vee!




Look closely! Picture taken on
Memorial Day, May 25th, 2015
during a Severe Thunderstorm
right outside of Webster City.
No worries... this is not a tornado.
This is just a peculiar rain coming
 down in one spot.
 
 


Boys from T&T Line-X did a
great job recording!