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A detective’s tale

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Webster City Community Theatre brings its youth production to the stage with “Sherlock Holmes and the Wolf Family Caper.”  Performance dates are March 31, April 1, 7 and 8 at 7 p.m. and April 2 and 9 at 2 p.m.   In this “Law and Order” type mystery, the audience is called upon to ...

Dodgeball tonight

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The Annual SHIFT Happens Dodge for a Cause Dodgeball Tournament is tonight, March 24 at the Webster City High School P.E. Gym, beginning with check-in at 5 p.m. Students in fifth through 12th grade, as well as families and community members are invited to participate in the tournament. Check-in ...

Council to hear concerns

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A Town Hall Meeting, hosted by the City Council of Webster City, will be held on Monday, March 27 at the Webster City Middle School Commons, 1101 Des Moines St., at 6 p.m. The agenda calls for a presentation by Kathy Getting of PowerUp YOUth. She will discuss a community needs ...

WC Area Activities Guide available now

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The new Webster City Area Activities Guide has been released and is included in today's Daily Freeman-Journal. The guide is a joint project between the Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce and The Daily Freeman-Journal. The guide features a look at all that the Webster City area ...

ACE grand opening

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ACE Community Center will be holding their grand opening Saturday at ACE from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Attendees can enjoy food, fun, and get to know more about the programs ACE offers. A series of programs will start at 10 a.m. and go until 1:45 p.m. at Moun Hall. Attendees will get a passport ...

Powered by the sun

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Campers and visitors to Little Wall Lake Park will notice something new at the park this summer. Installation is nearly complete on a series of solar array panels that will provide electricity at the park. The solar array panels are mounted in two rows at the north side of the park. ...

Picture this

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Interested in photography? Want to tackle tough topics in a new and creative way? Youths in grades 9 through twelve in Hamilton County are invited to find their voice through the lens on Sunday afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. at Mornin’ Glory Coffee Shop. The workshop is free. “The overall ...

Who shot the eagles?

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Two bald eagles — a state and federally protected bird species — have been found shot in Webster County during the past two weeks, according to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Both birds died. Webster/Humboldt County Iowa DNR Conservation Officer Bill Spece said the first ...

New truck enhances Duncombe Fire

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DUNCOMBE — The Duncombe Volunteer Fire Department has a new truck that will now be on scene for all medical and extrication calls, according to Daryl Hanson, volunteer fire chief. The 2017 Chevy Silverado was purchased from Kemna Auto of Fort Dodge with the help of three grants. Aureon, ...

EHCF fund agreement approved

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The Wilson Brewer Historic Park Committee approved a fund agreement through The Enhance Hamilton County Foundation Tuesday morning. “It’s important that the public know at this point in time that our main mission here, in this committee and our recommendations to the council, will be ...

Audit report approved

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The Wilson Brewer Historic Park Committee adopted a needs assessment list for the park on Tuesday morning. According to Webster City Public Recreation and Public Grounds Director Kent Harfst, Gerald Peterson will develop preliminary cost estimates based on the needs discussed in the list. ...

Spring photo day at NEH is Thursday

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BLAIRSBURG — Spring pictures will be taken on Thursday, March 23 at Northeast Hamilton Elementary School in Blairsburg. No money is due at this time. Photos will be sent home with students at a later date and parents have the option to buy only the photos they chose.

First State Bank welcomes new tellers

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First State Bank in Webster City recently welcomed two new tellers to the staff. Katelin Keomany Keochai resides in Webster City and is a graduate of Ames High School in Ames. Prior to her employment at First State Bank, she worked at Subway and AmericInn®, both in Webster City. In her ...

DCI: Petraline took $10K from Democrats

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A former treasurer of the Webster County Democratic Central Committee has been accused of stealing more than $10,000 from the organization over five years. Diana Petraline, 70, formerly of Fort Dodge, was charged with first-degree theft and first-degree fraudulent practices. She made her ...

Celebrating everything new

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“We’re celebrating everything new here at the east entrance of Webster City,” said ACE Community Center Director Janet Toering. ACE Community Center will be holding their grand opening Saturday at ACE from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. “We have a beautiful new street. In the spring we’ll ...

City Council appoints students to YAC

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The City Council of Webster City appointed six students to the newly formed Youth Advisory Commission Monday night. The council appointed middle school students Sophia Vanderpool, Aiden Feltz, and Anna Atchison along with high school students Matthew Johnston, Brianna Luke, and Katie ...

Town Hall meeting held in WC

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Health care, managed care and education funding were on the minds of Webster City and Hamilton County residents Saturday morning as they gathered for a town hall meeting with State Rep. Rob Bacon, R-Slater, and State Sen. Jerry Behn, R-Boone. About 100 people gathered at the Webster City ...

Learning about law enforcement

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Locals interested in learning about law enforcement met Thursday evening at the Hamilton County Courthouse during the third annual Hamilton County Peace Officers Association Citizens Academy. Communications specialist Chris Segar and Terry Christensen spoke with the class about ...

Council tonight

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The City Council of Webster City will appoint six local students to the newly formed Youth Advisory Commission Monday night. The council will appoint three middle school students and three high school students to the commission for the terms of March 20, 2017 through June 1, 2018. A public ...

New FSB branch opens in Jewell

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JEWELL — First State Bank opened its new location in Jewell on Monday. The 717 Main Street location is temporary until a new bank is built at the site of the former Jewell vet clinic. Staci Olthoff, formerly with Stanhope First State Bank, is the new manager at the Jewell bank. She ...