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W.C.C.T. celebrates the 2013-14 season.
Posted: Oct 01 2014 by ppowers

 Last Sunday, the Webster City Community Theater held its annual recognition night to honor the cast and crew of the shows of last season. A token of appreciation was presented to the cast of "House Guests Can Be Murder", The Best Christmas Pageant Ever", "The Dixie Swim Club", "Moonlight and Magnolias" and "Guys and Dolls".  The Willing Worker Awards were presented to the Nilles Family and Sue Heerema. The Friend of Webster City Community Theater award was presented to Yvonne McCormick of Farmhouse Kitchen and Gardens for the treats served up during intermission time of each performance. This season the Webster City Community Theater will begin with "Alone Together Again" on November 14 for six performances.The cast features Cathy Olson as Helena, Paul Wagner as George, Al Yungclas at Pop, Sally Evans as Grace and Virginia Continelli as Ruth. Other shows this season will be Almost,Maine in Februrary, "Once Upon a Crime:The Trial of Goldilocks" in April and "Monty Python's Spamalot" next July.

Webster City Police keeping close eye on students after reported abduction attempts in Boone,Webster and Greene Counties.
Posted: Oct 01 2014 by ppowers

 Webster City Police continue to monitor the reports from three central Iowa counties after attempted child abductions were reported on Sunday and Monday. Officers will keep a close eye on school grounds in the city in the coming weeks. Last Sunday the Webster County Sheriff's Department reported two different girls were targeted in separated incidents. The first abduction was reported in Gowrie at 2:50 Sunday afternoon and later that same day in Dayton at 5:09 p.m. Webster County Sheriff James Stubbs said a 13 year old girl reported a man wearing a ski mask came from behind some bushes and approached her at Brockett Park in Gowrie. The girl ran north to the business area on Market Street. In Dayton a five year old girl was riding her bicycle near Third Street Northeast and Fifth Avenue Northeast. The girl told sheriff's deputies that a white van pulled over near her and a man wearing a ski mask followed her on foot. She reported the man was talking to someone in the van. Both children are okay. Anyone with information on these incidents should contact Webster County Crimestoppers at 515-573-1444. A similar incident occured in Grand Junction on Monday and in Boone on Monday evening. Webster City Police Chief Shiloh Mork said officers will continue to keep a close eye on these reports in preventing a similar incident in Webster City.

September weather in review.
Posted: Oct 01 2014 by ppowers

September was a month of above normal temperatures and precipitation in Webster City. Records at the Radio Hill weather reporting station for the month showed the average high at 73 degrees and the average low at 48. Normal high for September is 63 degrees. The warmest day for the month was 88 degrees on September 4 with the lowest temperature being 31 degrees on September 13. The 31 degree temperature on that date was a new record for Webster City breaking the old  record of 34 degrees set on September 13,1931 and again on September 13,1975. As for precipitation we ended September with 4.57 inches of rainfall.

The National Weather Service outlook for October in Iowa shows we will be in for normal to below normal temperatures and above normal precipitation. Last October in Webster City the average high was 62 degrees and the average low was 36 degrees. Total rainfall for October,2013 was 1.96 inches of precipitation. KQWC Radio is the official observer for the National Weather Service in Webster City.

No school Monday in Webster City.
Posted: Oct 01 2014 by ppowers

 Students in the Webster City Community Schools will be away from the classroom on Monday,October 6 due to professional development day for the staff. The staff will learn positive behavior support techniques for dealing with behaviors that are impeding the ability of the classroom teachers to deliver instruction for all children when some children are dealing with  Attention Deficit Hyper Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Learning Disabilities, Oppositional Defiant Disorder and other challenging behaviors. School will resume on Tuesday,October 7.

New SHIIP Counselor Offering Medicare Information in Webster City.
Posted: Oct 01 2014 by ppowers

 Van Diest Medical Center in Webster City announced Tuesday Dalene Schlitter as the newest volunteer counselor with the Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) with which the hospital serves as a sponsor site. Schlitter is a long time resident and very active  community member of Webster City, recently completed the extensive training program  conducted by the State of Iowa Insurance Division. SHIIP was created in 1990 in response to the statewide need for senior health insurance information. The program provides free information materials as well as one to one assistance with questions and problems related to Medicare benefits, Medicare supplement insurance, Medicare and insurance claims and other related issues. SHIIP does not recommend insurance companies, plans or agents. The volunteers answer questions and provide impartial information to help Iowans on Medicare make well informed decisions. People with questions regarding Medicare prescription drug plans, Medicare Advantage plans, whether mammograms are covered by Medicare Part B or simply to better understand Medicare are encouraged to schedule an appointment with Schlitter by calling 832-7769.

Webster City man charged with damage to the Links Golf Course.
Posted: Sep 26 2014 by ppowers

 A 19 year old Webster City man has been arrested and charged with damage done to the Links Golf Course on September 14. Avery Scott Jackson has been charged with Burglary in the Third Degree and Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree.Webster City Police were dispatched to the golf course on the north end of the city to investigate the damage done to the property. When they arrived the police observed damage to the putting green near the club house. On further investigation, officers discovered that entry had been made to several of the sheds on the property. Inside the shed numerous items were reported missing and damaged. Over the course of several days, the investigation into the incident led officers to locate some of the stolen items and develop suspects. Jackson was apprehended by local police on September 19. Burglary in the Third Degree is a Class D Felony punishable by up to five years and a fine of at least $750 and no more than $7500. Criminal mischief in the second degree is also a Class D felony punishable by a confinement of up to five years and a fine of at least $750 and no more than $7500. Webster City Police Chief Shiloh Mork said the investigation is ongoing and additional arrests are expected. Webster City Police were assisted in the case by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office and Hamilton County Attorney's Office.

A night of Homecoming royalty in Hamilton County!
Posted: Sep 26 2014 by ppowers

 Two Hamilton County high schools held their coronation ceremonies Thursday night for Homecoming. Seth Crouthamel and Harleigh McKee were crowned as the 2014 Homecoming king and queen in the Webster City ceremony. The other contestants for queen at Webster City High School were Grace Bryan, Kenady Highland, Hannah Meyers and Olivia Tasler. The king candidates were Kyle Anderson, Cody Blair, Rylee Lawson and Cal Zahn.

The South Hamilton High School Homecoming queen and king are Carly Swenson and Jacob Heeren. The other contestants for queen were Sidney Alsager, Melinda Johnson, Amanda Teig and Sarah Rueger. This year's king candidates were Andy Cook, Caleb Olson,J.D. Rader and Sam Waid.

Pep rallies will be a  part of Homecoming activities on Friday at both high school buildings. The annual Webster City High School Homecoming Parade begins at 2:30 in downtown Webster City. The parade will feature floats, bands, fire trucks and more. The parade begins at West Twin Park heading north on Seneca then west on Second and turning south on Des Moines Street where it will end at the Middle School.

Webster City will face Greene County in the football game set for 7:30 Friday night with the coverage on KQWC AM 1570. The South Hamilton Hawks will take on Ogden at 7:00 p.m. You can hear the game on KQWC FM 95.7. Both games will be heard on the internet at kqradio.com.

The Homecoming dance at South Hamilton will be held Friday night at the school gym from 10 until 12 midnight. Webster City's Homecoming dance will be Saturday night from 8:00 until 11:00 p.m.

Fort Dodge man charged with illegal tattooing.
Posted: Sep 26 2014 by ppowers

 Fort Dodge Police in coordination with the Webster County Health Department and Webster County Attorney's Office investigated multiple tips related to the tattooing of minors and the operation of illegal tattoo establishments within the Fort Dodge area. Through their investigation the Webster County Health Department became aware of at least one individual who is alleged to have operated an unlicensed tattoo establishment out of his residence. A search warrant was obtained for the Jesse James Blair residence at 403 A Street in Fort Dodge. On September 19 investigators with the Fort Dodge Police and Webster County Sheriff's Office executed the search warrant at the Blair residence. Substantial evidence related to the operation of an illegal tattoo establishment was located and seized. Through their investigation officers learned of multiple individuals who received tattoos within the residence. Officers arrested 31 year old Jesse James Blair for Tattooing from an Unlicensed Establishment, a serious misdemeanor. The Fort Dodge Police Department is asking anyone with information related to illegal establishments or the tattooing of minors to contact the Environmental Health Division of the Webster County Health Department in Fort Dodge at 515-573-4107.

Fort Dodge motorist injured in a one vehicle accident in Hardin County Thursday afternoon.
Posted: Sep 25 2014 by ppowers

 The Iowa State Patrol investigated a one vehicle accident Thursday afternoon in the westbound lane of Highway 20 at the 181 mile marker in rural Hardin County. Reportedly a 1997 Ford Explorer pickup truck  driven by Marques Johnson of Fort Dodge was heading east when it left the roadway. Johnson over corrected the truck which lost control entering the median and rolled several times. Johnson was air lifted to Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo for treatment of his injuries. A passenger, Jordan Blocker of Calumet City was transported to the Hansen Family Hospital in Iowa Falls by Ackley Ambulance for treatment. The Hardin County Sheriff's Department assisted State Trooper Andrew Hobart in investigating the accident.

Legion Tootsie Roll Drive set for Saturday.
Posted: Sep 25 2014 by ppowers

 Webster City American Legion Post 191 will be holding their yearly Tootsie Roll drive this Saturday, September 27 from 8 until 12 noon. The locations will be at East and West Second Streets and South Superior Street. Donations will be distributed among local charities. 

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