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Prevention and education

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Recent legislation from the Iowa Department of Public Health will impact students in Hamilton County this fall. Students in going into grades seven and 12 during the fall of 2017 will be required to get the meningitis vaccine. “The Iowa Department of Public Health has implemented a new ...

Deadline Friday

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The deadline for the 2017 Hamilton County Peace Officers Association’s third annual Citizen’s Academy is Friday at 4 p.m.. Those interested in attending the eight-week series can still fill out an application at the Hamilton County Courthouse. There is no cost to attend the academy. The ...

Soup lunch planned for Woolstock

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WOOLSTOCK — The Woolstock Volunteer Fire Department will host a soup luncheon on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Woolstock Community Hall. The menu will include chicken noodle soup, chili, vegetable beef soup and ham and bean soup. Free will donations will be accepted. Proceeds ...

Agricultural education

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It’s National FFA Week. In honor of agricultural education, Bill Northey, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture, visited FFA students at Webster City High School on Tuesday afternoon. “Every week, I think we say, is FFA Week, but this is a special FFA Week and it’s important to highlight ag ...

VDMC sets tax asking

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The Van Diest Medical Center Board of Trustees voted Tuesday night to keep the county tax asking for the 2017-2018 hospital budget at the same level as the previous four years. The tax asking will remain at $2.10 per $1,000 of valuation at the recommendation of the hospital finance ...

New partners named at Gerber Auto

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Doug Youngdale, owner of Gerber Auto, is pleased to announce the addition of two new partners to the firm, Josh Geerdes and Jesse Huber. Gerber Auto started in 1973. Youngdale went into auto mechanics because of a high school class. "We had an auto mechanics class in high school and I ...

T&C marks 25 years with Auto-Owners Insurance

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Auto-Owners Insurance Company and Town & Country Insurance recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of their partnership. The agency has represented Auto-Owners in Iowa for a wide range of personal and commercial insurance products as well as life, annuity, disability and long-term care, ...

Democracy in action

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Webster City High School seniors had the opportunity to see democracy in action Monday morning at Prem Sahai Auditorium. U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley visited the high school for a town hall meeting and to hear questions students. WCHS Principal Brent Jorth said the opportunity was one that the ...

City council approves 2015-2016 audit

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The City Council of Webster City observed two presentations Monday evening. Justin Jacobsma, with Williams & Company P.C. presented the 2015-2016 City of Webster City audit. According to Jacobsma, there was an “unmodified opinion” on the audit, which is positive. “The ...

Food bank returns Tuesday

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The Mobile Food Bank of Iowa will return to St. Thomas Aquinas Parish on Tuesday, Feb. 21 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 ...

Magic in Stanhope

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— Daily Freeman-Journal photo by Billie Shelton Frosty’s Wintertime Magic Show was a hit with Stanhope-area youngsters Saturday when Mike Prestley put on his magic show at the community center. The show was sponsored by the library. Some 35 children from preschoolers through elementary ...

NEH to hold Reading Night

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BLAIRSBURG —Northeast Hamilton Elementary School will present Family Reading Night on Thursday, Feb. 23 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The event will include two activity stations where families can participate. At one of the stations, Leslie Pralle Keehn, Prairie Lakes AEA Instructional ...

Council meets tonight

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The City Council of Webster City will observe two presentations tonight. Williams & Company P.C. will present the 2015-2016 City of Webster City audit. Gary Groves, Wilson Brewer Historic Committee Chairman, will update the council on potential plans and progress with Wilson Brewer ...

NEH board reviews initial budget draft

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BLAIRSBURG — The Northeast Hamilton school board Thursday night reviewed the initial 2017-2018 budget, received the initial proposal from the NEH Education Association and approved $500,000 for summer work projects. With Superintendent Mike Sherwood absent from the meeting, Principal ...

Lively learning

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Locals joined Chad Eells Wednesday night at Home Appliance and Repair to hone their construction skills. Workshop participants learned how to properly cut and measure boards. They also learned about the different tools used to cut and measure types of wood materials. This Legacy ...

Ready to set sail

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The Webster City Community Theatre is getting ready to set sail on another production this weekend. “Murder on a Budget” opens Friday, Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Webster City Community Theatre. Writer and director Sally Evans said the play centers around a high school class ...

WCFD investigates house fire Tuesday

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Webster City Firefighters were called to investigated a house fire shortly after 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Upon arrival, fire crews found smoke coming from the eaves of a home at 1040 Bluff St, owned by Holly Mortenson of Webster City. A fire was found in the bathroom ceiling on the east side of ...

Brown resigns from WC Area Chamber

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Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce Director Deb Brown has announced that she will be stepping down from her position on March 24. Brown, who came to Webster City in March 2013, said she's ready to continue with the next chapter of her life. She announced on her blog, “Need a Little ...

A Valentine serenade

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— Daily Freeman-Journal photo by Anne Blankenship Karen Hinderks, center in red, was surprised by a visit from the Purple and Gold Singers of Webster City High School. The group was busy all day Tuesday delivering singing Valentines to many local residents. The students delivered a flower, ...