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Action vs. reaction

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Students in the Hamilton County Peace Officers Association Citizens Academy were taken through a series of simulations with local law enforcement Thursday evening at the Hamilton County Conservation building. Iowa State Patrol trooper Dennis Schnathorst has been in law enforcement for ...

NEH OKs contracts

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BLAIRSBURG —The Northeast Hamilton School Board approved teacher contracts and the 2017-2018 school calendar at its regular meeting on Thursday, April 20. The contract with the Northeast Hamilton Education Association added $215 to the teacher base salary of $27,765 plus an additional ...

Eagle Scout of year honored

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— Daily Freeman-Journal photo by Adri Sietstra Webster City High School Senior Brian Borkowski was honored with Eagle Scout of the Year on Saturday afternoon at an American Legion Conference at The Bridge. Pictured from L-R are American Legion 8th District Commander Marvin Carr, Brian ...

Juggling, unicycles and fun

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BLAIRSBURG — Williams Area Development Corporation hosted the Hanson Family Jugglers for a Family Fun Night at the Northeast Hamilton gym Monday night. The Hanson family from Kanawha, Iowa feature Mark and Christina Faye and their four children. Mark holds two Guinness World Records for ...

WC schools respond to violence rumors

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Webster City School District officials sent a statement to parents of high school students Wednesday, responding to rumors about alleged threats of violence by a student. Superintendent Mike Sherwood said in the statement that the district was aware of the rumors. “Whenever the ...

Education is key in prevention

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Education is imperative to help prevent child abuse, according to officials with Building Families. “Our goal is that every child be healthy, happy and successful,” said Angela Wesselink, Parent Coordinator with Building Families, “I work on helping parents – our goal is preventing ...

Sheriff’s Office, DEA to hold prescription drug collection

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The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 13th opportunity in seven years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. The drug take-back will ...

Sidewalk work begins

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Crews were beginning the groundwork on South Superior Street Wednesday as the sidewalk project gets underway in Webster City.

Technology talks

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In the last five years, the Webster City School District has seen a rapid increase in the use of technology. As technology and the use of social media increase at all age levels, the district is working to give students the tools to successfully utilize it. “Since we went to 1:1 with the ...

Donations roll in for Pocket Lady

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Linda Williams of Webster City retired from the Webster City School District in 2016 due to health issues, but she hasn't had a chance to enjoy her retirement. She's spent many days in hospitals and medical facilities. Known to elementary children for many years as the Pocket Lady and as the ...

Grant process begins

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Applications for the 19th round of Hotel/Motel Tax Grants open today, according to H/M Tax board members. Hotel/Motel tax grants are for the purpose of increasing tourism and visitors to Webster City. Individuals who wish to apply for grant money must attend a mandatory grant training session ...

Brandt named to list of ‘Top 400 US Financial Advisors’

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Jeffrey W. Brandt, CRPC®, CMFC®, APMASM a Private Wealth Advisor with Ameriprise Financial in Webster City, was named to the list of “FT 400 US Financial Advisors 2017” published by the Financial Times. The annual list recognizes the most outstanding financial advisors who represent the ...

Exploring Thailand

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Diane Bahrenfuss, a Webster City teacher, recently traveled half-way around the world to a country she never dreamed she would visit. A trip to Thailand wasn't on her radar until her son, Dalton Keane, took a job teaching English in Chiang Mai in the mountainous northern part of the country. ...

WC utilities receive state honor

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The Iowa Area Development Group honored Webster City Municipal Utilities with the Economic Development Impact Award Monday evening during the City Council meeting. In recognition of their leadership and support, Webster City was presented with a IADG Impact Award for project development. ...

Clean-up days are approved

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The City Council approved the the dates and times for the city-wide Cleanup-Drop-off Event Monday evening during its regular meeting. The dates are Friday, June 9 from noon to 4 p.m. and Saturday, June 10 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Webster City Middle School parking lot. The city ...

Moriarty honored

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A plaque was presented to Dr. Leo Moriarty at Monday evening’s city council meeting for his many years of service with the planning and zoning commission. Above, Webster City Mayor John Hawkins shakes with Moriarty after presenting him with a personalized plaque for his service.

A hopping good time

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Northeast Hamilton County children had a hopping good time Saturday morning at area Easter Egg Hunts. Mother Nature cooperated for the Blairsburg Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Blairsburg Community Improvement Association held at Anthony Hale Park at 9:30 a.m. The threatening skies did ...

Mobile food pantry returns

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The Webster City Mobile Food Pantry will return to Webster City on Tuesday from 4 to 6 p.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Church Parish Center, 1000 Des Moines St. The free food pantry is a program of the Food Bank of Iowa. No ID is required. Those attending are asked to bring bags, laundry ...

Council tonight

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A plaque will be presented to Dr. Leo Moriarty at tonight’s city council meeting at 5:30 p.m. The council will observe a presentation by Iowa Area Development Group this evening. A resolution to possibly approve the Fire Department Work agreement for 2017-2018 is on the agenda. A ...