Kendall Young Library in Webster City contains unique art collections and archives that are accessible to library patrons. To increase awareness of these resources, students in Museums in a Digital World developed an interpretive plan that considered the needs of the community audience.
Three years ago, Hamilton, Boone, and Webster Counties received funding from Iowa’s Parks Foundation to develop a master plan as a region focused on achieving economic, social and natural resources balance and improvements.
The Boone Forks Parks to People planning team involves collaborators from the state, county and local government, non- profit organizations and private sector economic leaders to build a robust regional approach for the future.
Graduate students in the School of Library & Information Science provided a framework for digitizing thousands of archived local historical records that currently exist only as print documents in Webster City’s Kendall Young Library.
Webster City has a small population of first and second generation immigrants, particularly families originally from Laos and Latin American countries.
As the City becomes more diverse and attracts residents from across the world, community leaders hope to ensure that new residents can smoothly transition into the community and easily access information about local services and the community.
All Cultures Equal (ACE) is a Webster City based non-profit organization focused on bringing together and empowering diverse cultures in the community. ACE provides a wide range of services, such as ESL programming, Immigration assistance, community meetings and events, translation services, and more.
A local benefactor in the Webster City community would like to see and financially support the creation of an outdoor amphitheater at the bottom of Hospital Hill at Brewer Creek Park. Set in the natural valley alongside Brewer Creek and the Brewer Creek Trail, this location would be a perfect spot for outdoor concerts and gatherings.
The 12-panel mural celebrates Webster City’s past, present, and future with colorful paintings that each represent an important person or aspect of the community.
As part of the ICIGO student organization within the Department of Geographical and Sustainability Sciences, students examined wayfinding placement in Webster City, Iowa. They used Geographic Information Systems (GIS) tools to identify and recommend placement locations for signage within the city.
For a town of its size, Webster City (pop. 7,877) offers a great deal of open space and outdoor recreational opportunities. The community’s parks and recreation system includes eight quality parks, bicycle & walking trails, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and several access points to the popular Boone River.
The significance of the river is evident in Webster City. Providing opportunities for hiking, fishing, canoeing and kayaking, the river is one of the community’s most beloved amenities.