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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.

 • Webster City Community Theater announces cast for "Almost,Maine".

Webster City Community Theater has announced its cast for its upcoming production of "Almost,Maine". The production is a series of short stories featuring 19 actors in independent scenes. Each scene takes place at approximately the same time, on the same evening in the middle of winter, at the time of the Northern Lights, in a place called Almost,Maine. The residents of the town find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Cast members include Larry and Sharon Helm, Dale and Therese Arends, David Borer, Mary Sealine, Sarah Kopriva, Sam and Nichole Ose,Kyle Clum, Maggie Breitenkamp,Mikey Paisley, Peter Almstalden, Pete Neumeister, Angela Rottering, Al Yungclas, Susan Leman, Paul Wagner and LuAnn Jackson. Directors for "Almost,Maine" are Mark Andrew, Stephanie Hill, Doug and Loween Getter, Angela Rottering and Al Yungclas. Rehearsals will begin the first week of January. Production dates are February 6 to 8 and 13 to 15. Tickets will go on sale January 31st at $12.  Webster City Community Theater punch cards are available through December 31. They are good for 4 admissions to any of the shows this season at a cost of $45. You may contact Loween Getter to oder your punch card at 515-297-0846 or online at www.wcctonline.org. Anyone interested in becoming involved with the production of "Almost, Maine" is encouraged to contact Executive Director Mark Andrew at 515-835-2101.

 

 • Wright County Board of Supervisors to meet Monday.

 The next meeting of the Wright County Board of Supervisors will be Monday morning at 9:00 in the supervisors board room. The agenda includes approving the final plans for a bridge project in section 16 of Eagle Grove Township and a railroad crossing in section 25 in Eagle Grove Township. The board will meet with C.S.S. coordinator Jen Sheehan to present information the 28E on Targeted Case Management. The engineer reports on Drainage Districts 35 and 93 will be presented for review. There will be a presentation by Goldfield Access Network General Manager Jared Johnson to discuss Rural Call Completion and the problems with long distance or wireless calling to rural areas landline telephones. The board will meet with the Wright County Secondary Road Union to exchange initial proposals for a new contract followed by a closed session to conduct collective bargaining negotiations.

 • Christmas closings.

 Thursday will be observed as a complete holiday in observance of Christmas around the KQWC listening area. Many area businesses will be closed for the day. Stores on Wednesday will either close early or at their regular time. Many area financial institutions will be closing at 12 noon on Christmas Eve . The Hamilton County Courthouse, all county offices and the Webster City Municipal Building will be closing at 12 noon Wednesday for the Christmas holiday to reopen again on Friday. Friends Forever Social Education Center will be closed December 24 through the 26 for the Christmas period. Kendall Young Library will be closed both Wednesday and Thursday. The Fuller Hall Recreation Center will close at 12 noon Wednesday for Christmas to reopen Friday morning,December 26 at 6:00 a.m. There will be no city or rural delivery of mail Thursday. The Webster City post office box lobby will be open as usual but the customer service window will  be closed for the Christmas holiday. Mail service will resume on Friday,December 26. The Hamilton County Iowa State University Extension Office will be closed Christmas Day and December 26 for the Christmas weekend. Webster City school students will be dismissed at the regular time on Tuesday afternoon, December 23. Classes will resume again on Monday,January 5,2015.

 • Northeast Hamilton school board faces brief agenda for the final meeting of 2014.
 • Humboldt man arrested on robbery charges Thursday afternoon

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Early This Morning...Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of light rain. Southeast wind around 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.
Today...Breezy. Light rain likely through mid morning...Then light rain before noon. A chance of light rain in the afternoon. High in the upper 30s. Southeast wind 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 80 percent.
Tonight...Light rain likely until early morning. Snow likely overnight. Snow accumulation up to 1 inch. Low in the lower 30s. East wind 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

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