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Another snowy afternoon

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— Daily Freeman-Journal photo by Anne Blankenship Snow flurries and showers moved into Webster City Thursday afternoon, making for slushy and sometimes slick driving conditions around the area. Friday is expected to be mostly cloudy with a wintery mix of snow and sleet is expected to move ...

Dodgeball set for tonight

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Dodge For A Cause returns to Jeff Gym at the Webster City Middle School tonight. Check-in starts at 5:30 p.m. and the event begins at 6 p.m. Bee Inspired CAPP Coordinator Tiffany Larson would like registrations in by Thursday, Feb. 22 at the latest. The first throw will start promptly at ...

Grant awarded to Elderbridge Agency

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The National Council on Aging recently announced that Elderbridge Agency on Aging is being awarded a grant to develop Benefits Enrollment Centers to help low-income Medicare Beneficiaries access and apply for programs that pay for prescriptions, healthcare, food and more. Elderbridge will ...

Ribbon cut at Deja Vu

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A ribbon cutting was held on Thursday evening to celebrate the opening of Deja Vu Boutique, located at 620 Second St., Suite 3. The upscale clothing consignment store opened for business in the space where R Company was formerly located. Pictured above are owners Tim and Sandy Jondal along with ...

Looking at the numbers

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The City Council of Webster City will hold a public hearing on the 2018-2019 budget Monday, March 5 at their regular meeting. “Every year the council has to adopt and submit to the state its annual budget of expenses as well as its request and authorization for property taxes,” said ...

NEH board to talk about improvements

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BLAIRSBURG — The Northeast Hamilton School Board will meet on Thursday, Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. in the Elementary Media Center. Items on the agenda include an update on facility improvements, the initial budget proposal for the 2018-2019 school year, setting public hearings for the school ...

Anniversary proclamation

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—Daily Freeman-Journal photo by Adri Sietstra Webster City Mayor John Hawkins read a proclamation on the 50th Anniversary of Home Rule-Local Control to Cities Iowa during Monday evening’s city council meeting.

Deadline nears for academy

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Local residents still have an opportunity to apply for the 2018 Hamilton County Peace Officers Association’s fourth annual Citizen’s Academy, The deadline to submit an application is March 2 at 4 p.m. The academy’s goal is to inform the public about what the county and state law ...

Manure applicators workshop set for Kamrar Lions Building Feb. 28

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Commercial manure applicators and confinement site manure applicators who primarily handle, haul, or land apply dry or solid manure should plan to attend the dry manure applicator certification workshop scheduled in Hamilton County at the Kamrar Lion’s Building in Kamrar on February 28, ...

Chilifest comes to Clarion Feb. 27

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CLARION — For the 33rd year, Mosaic in Northern Iowa will be holding it's annual Chilifest in Clarion. Just as in past years, visitors can come to the south end of the building and enjoy a chili meal with members of the community. Chilifest will be Feb. 27, from 4 to 7 p.m. Visitors will ...

It’s official now

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“I’m just excited for this opportunity. I’ve worked here since 1999, so I’m excited to move to this position and use what knowledge I’ve learned in the past 19 years and help the library continue to grow and be well-loved by the community.” Lubberstedt-Arjes was officially ...

Deja Vu Boutique opens downtown

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A new clothing store has opened up in downtown Webster City. Deja Vu Boutique opened for business on Feb. 1. The former site of R Company, an upscale consignment shop, the boutique boasts many clothing styles and accessories. Owners Tim and Sandy Jondal had been searching for a business to ...

Volunteers set-up food pantry

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Judy Shepard, left, Marilyn Jelinek, and Victor Jelinek, right, all of Webster City, organize food donations before the start of the Mobile Food Bank of Iowa food pantry at St. Thomas Aquinas Tuesday afternoon. The next mobile food pantry at St. Thomas will be held on Tuesday, April 17 from 4-6 p.m.

Council discusses proposed TNR program

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The City Council of Webster City continued their discussion on the Hamilton County Animal Advocates Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program Monday evening. Hamilton County Animal Advocates board members Monica Becker and Tina Poland spoke to the council at their second January meeting about the ...

Fighting food insecurity

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The Mobile Food Bank of Iowa will return to St. Thomas Aquinas Parish today from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. to help individuals overcome food insecurity. Individuals are encouraged to bring bags, laundry baskets, or boxes to carry their food in. No I.D. is required. According to the Iowa State ...

Anniversary proclamation

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—Daily Freeman-Journal photo by Adri Sietstra Webster City Mayor John Hawkins read a proclamation on the 50th Anniversary of Home Rule-Local Control to Cities Iowa during Monday evening’s city council meeting.

WBHPC meeting today cancelled

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Due to the weather forecast, the Historical Committee meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 20 at 9 a.m. in the City Council Chambers has been cancelled. Unless there is need for a special meeting, the next monthly meeting will be Tuesday, March 20 at 9 a.m. in the Council Chambers. The log ...

Backing the blue

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—Daily Freeman-Journal photo by Adri Sietstra St. Paul Lutheran Church Pastor Paul Eichler, left, and Becca Eichler, members of the Webster City organization, Serving Our Servants, place blue tape on a vehicle Sunday afternoon at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Webster City. SOS provided tape ...

Information requested

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On February 18, 2018 officers were called to the Van Diest Medical Center in regards to an unresponsive male that was dropped off at the emergency room. After an initial investigation it was determined the male had been involved in an altercation at TK’s Tavern located at 723 Second Street ...

Car chase leads to two arrests

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On Thursday, Feb. 15, the Webster City Police Department and Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office responded to Tolles Automotive, located at 140 Second St. in Webster City, for a burglary report. According to a press release from the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, during the course of ...