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Black smoke fills the sky and blocks out the sun as flames leap from an upper story window of a Webster home while firemen Robert Kwasniewski, Rob Grewe and Wes Hoven work to contain the blaze. Firemen were called to this house, located in the 100 block of W. 1st Ave., twice Nov. 13. The first call was at approximately 12:10 p.m. and the second call came at about 4 p.m. after firemen had left the scene. The Webster Fire Department called in both the Roslyn and Waubay departments to assist. Other responding agencies included Northwestern Energy, Day County Emergency Management, Webster Police Department, Day County Sheriff’s Department and Christensen Ambulance. While there were no human casualties, two cats and a dog lost their lives in the fire. The family who lived in the house were displaced. A Go Fund Me page has been set up for the family and may be accessed at

Fire ignites a second time

Family’s Webster home, pets lost in blaze

Heavy smoke rolling out of the attic and eaves of the house greeted fire fighters the first time they responded. A missed hot spot necessitated their return several hours later, and this time firemen were met with large flames.

The Webster Fire Department was first called to the report of a...

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Christensen is named Region 1 Coach of the Year

Tanner Christensen was named Region 1 Coach of the Year. The Bearcat coach transitioned his team from 9AA when he began in 2014 to 11B this year. The Bearcats first year in 9AA came in 2013. Prior to that the Bearcats were an 11B football team. Christensen will receive the honor during the halftime of the 7 p.m. 11AAA contest in Brookings.

Christensen came to Webster in 2014 and for the past six seasons has...

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