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A new style

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Webster City business pHairytales is rebranding and revamping. As of Oct. 16, pHairytales will be known as Salon Meraki. In honor of the business’s new location and name change an open house will be held on Monday, Oct. 23 at Salon Meraki. The open house will begin at 4 p.m. and go until 7 ...

An upgrade is in the wind

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Iowa is one of the top states in the nation when it comes to pulling electricity out of thin air. But wind turbines don’t last forever. MidAmerican Energy has announced it will upgrade hundreds of its older wind turbines, bringing additional wind energy and what it projects to be cost ...

Ready for Halloween

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—Daily Freeman-Journal photo by Adri Sietstra Residents who drive down Bank Street will see a creative Halloween display set up for the upcoming holiday. According to residence owner, Georgene Breiner, she and her daughter, Deb Habhab, put out a display each Halloween and another at ...

Drug take-back event planned

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The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 14th opportunity in 7 years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially danger expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs. The event will be held Saturday, ...

Walk-in flu clinic set for Thursday

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Hamilton County Public Health will hold a walk-in flu clinic on Thursday, Oct. 19 at their office, 820 James St., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Both high dose for those over 65 and regular dose will be available. There will also be a children’s flue clinic from 4 to 6 p.m. on Oct. 25 at the ...

Deals and meals

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Great deals and meals await women this week in Webster City as businesses and restaurants take part in the annual Ladies Night Out event, from noon to 9 p.m. on Thursday. More than 20 unique Webster City storefronts will be open for shoppers. “It’s going to be a beautiful day to come to ...

Council approves BW water agreement

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A water service territory transfer agreement was approved Monday night during the Webster City City Council meeting. Xenia Rural Water District is relinquishing the service territory that encompasses Briggs Woods and transferring rights to provide water service to the City of Webster ...

Supporting Hamilton County agencies

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Serving Our Servants is embarking upon their first mission. SOS will be selling stuffed animals to benefit area organizations. Roary the Lion stuffed animals can be purchased for $20 each. Individuals can then either keep the stuffed animal or donate it back to the SOS committee. Fifty ...

Night Hike set for Saturday

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A special night hike adventure is planned for Saturday, Oct. 21 at Briggs Woods Park. Everything gets underway at 5 p.m. Participants are asked to park at the beach parking lot and a hayrack will pick them up and deliver families to the campground where children can trick or treat. The ...

Grid Iron winner of best tenderloin

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A Webster City restaurant has been selected as the winner of the 2017 Best Breaded Pork Tenderloin contest, sponsored by the Iowa Pork Producers Association. The Grid Iron Grill and Sports Lounge, owned by Burke Risetter, was judged to have the very best tenderloin in the state. “It ...

Webster City, NEH begin to map out the future

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BLAIRSBURG — The joint meeting of the Northeast Hamilton and Webster City school boards mapped out the future for a combined school district Thursday night at NEH, addressing the district's name, board member representation, assets and liabilities, boundaries, petition timeline, property ...

Council meets tonight

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A proposed water service territory transfer is on tonight’s Webster City City Council agenda for possible approval. Xenia Rural Water District is relinquishing the service territory that encompasses Briggs Woods and transferring rights to provide water service to the City of Webster City. ...

Olson, Williams crowned at Boom Night

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Students, faculty and parents turned out to see the Boom Night festivities at Webster City High School Thursday night. The celebration featured the introduction of sports teams, skits and entertainment by the students and the coronation of homecoming royalty. The homecoming parade is ...

Officially open

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Members of the Webster City Lions Club, city officials and area residents turned out Thursday evening for the ribbon cutting, officially opening the renovated Lions-Stafford Park on Lynx Avenue. Jeff Kluver, president of the Lions Club, welcomed those present and thanked everyone who ...

A family road trip

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Extended family members with Hamilton County ties took what they describe as “a trip of a lifetime” last month. That’s when 25 in the Staples/Clair extended family traveled together to Washington, D.C. to see in person an historic quilt that was made by an ancestor before the Civil ...

Spirit Week set for NEH

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BLAIRSBURG — Northeast Hamilton Elementary School will be celebrating Spirit Week Oct. 16 to 20 with a variety of activities for students and families. On Monday, the students are asked to dress as their favorite Super Hero. On Tuesday, students and staff are invited to celebrate their ...

Conference Center donation

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The Briggs Woods Conference Center project got a boost Thursday, thanks to a $10,000 donation from Availa Bank of Webster City. The funds will be used to aid in the completion of the conference center project. Pictured are, from the left, Laurie Epps, Ryan Williams, Scott Bargfrede, Russ Appel ...

Book signing

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— file photo Longtime high school football coach Dick Tighe will hold a book signing at Kendall Young Library beginning at 6 p.m. Tighe will be signing copies of his new book, “Coach Tighe: 63 Years of High School Football.” Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event.

Traveling memorial to be on display in Webster City

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“Remembering Our Fallen” will be on display Wednesday, Oct. 18 to Saturday, Oct. 28 at R.S.V.P., 749 Second St., in Webster City. The display is open to the public from noon to 7 p.m. There is no admission charge. A very emotional memorial, “Remembering Our Fallen,” is a stark ...