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 • Webster City Hotel Motel Tax Board make final recommendations for funding.

 At their meeting Wednesday evening,the Webster City Hotel Motel Tax Committee reviewed and made their final recommendations for funding the requests made by eight organizations to the committe. The ACE Community Center-All Cultures Equal request for $18,600 for two signs and marketing support was approved. The original request from ACE was for $23,900. The request from American Legion Post 191 for a storage location for the Avenue of Flags at Graceland Cemetery. The committee voted to postpone the request from the Legion until the next round grant monies are available from the Hotel Motel tax committee. The Arts R Alive in Webster City's request of $3,600 for marketing efforts including the sculpture contest next August,music and two new sculpture pads at West Twin Park. In other requests, the board voted to award $25,000 to the Briggs Woods Golf Course and Hamilton County Conservation Board for the new event center at the golf course. The original request was for $50,000. The conservation board can reapply for more grant funds in the next cycle in the spring. Another request approved by the board was for Legacy Learning Boone River Valley was for $19,640 to be used for marketing,art workshops, downtown revitalization and an artist in residence program. The Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce and Iowa Antiques Network request for $2,825 was approved to help promote next May's Junque Fest at Willson Brewer Park. A request from the Webster City Lions Club for $35,000 was approved for improvements to Lions Park located on Lynx Avenue. One of the improvements was for the purchase of playground equipment. The Wilson Brewer Historic Park Committee's request of $21,619 for rehabilitation and improvements to the park was also approved. All of the requests by the Hotel Motel Tax Board will be forwarded to the Webster City City Council at their December 19th meeting for final approval.

 • Webster City fire fighters battle early morning garage fire.

The Webster City Fire Department members braved the cold and wind in battling a garage fire early Thursday morning. The call was received at 1:08 from the David Choate residence at 930 Third Street. When firemen arrived, the entire garage was engulfed in flames. The exact cause of the fire is unknown. There were no injuries reported. The Webster City Police Department were also on the scene plus the EMS department of Van Diest Medical Center. Local firefighters were on the scene for two hours in extinguishing the blaze.

 • Auditions for "Murder on a Budget" will be Sunday and Monday at the Webster City Community Theatre.

 Webster City Community Theatre announces auditions for its next production, Murder on a Budget, written and directed by Sally Evans. Lousy weather, a second-rate cruise ship, a cast of unusual characters and classmates, not to mention a murder, combine to make this reunion of the Higby High class of 1968 their worst...and yet, most comical. 

Copies of the script are now available for checkout from the Kendall Young Library. Auditions will be held at the theatre on Sunday, Dec. 11 at 3 pm and Monday, Dec. 12 at 7 pm. There are roles for 7 men, 6 women, and a narrator. All characters are in the 40-60 year age range (or made to look that way). Production dates are Feb. 17-19 and 24-26,2017.

 • Webster City Planning and Zoning Commission to meet Monday evening.
 • Webster City man injured in Tuesday night motor vehicle accident north of Duncombe.




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