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Board hears presentations

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Nine local organizations presented to the Webster City Hotel Motel Tax Board Tuesday evening in hopes of receiving grant monies. This is the 20th round of grant applications. A total of $99,669.20 was requested between the nine organizations. The H/M Tax Board will meet tonight at city ...

‘The best form of recycling’

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“I love the old character and the architecture in these old buildings,”said Clare Schwager, one of the newest — and youngest — business owners on Main Street in Jewell as she looked around the large storefront with tall ceilings and windows that face the street where a new business ...

The joy of giving

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December is the season of giving. In keeping with the season, Christmas at The Bridge returns Saturday. The event will begin at 9 a.m. and go until noon. Community members are welcome to attend the event and pick out a gift to give someone this Christmas. Each person that comes receives a ...

Building destroyed by fire

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—Daily Freeman-Journal photo by Adri Sietstra WILLIAMS – A tin office/utility building owned by Iowa Select Farms was destroyed in a fire early Tuesday afternoon. The building, located in the 1600 block of Xircus Avenue, was between two hog buildings. Neither the two hog buildings or ...

Hearing is set for road vacation

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The Hamilton County Board of Supervisors set Wednesday, Dec. 27 at 9 a.m. as the date and time for a public hearing on a proposed road vacation. The hearing will be held during the next board meeting, which was moved from Tuesday, Dec. 26 to Wednesday, Dec. 27 to give staff time to prepare ...

Fareway to go nicotine, tobacco-free

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Fareway Economical Food Stores, a large Midwest grocery company with a store in Webster City, announced that it will implement a tobacco and nicotine-free policy on Jan. 1, 2018. The policy prohibits smoking and the use of any other tobacco or tobacco-like products such as electronic ...

P&Z approves Kwik Star zoning petition

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The Webster City Planning and Zoning Commission voted unanimously to approve a zoning petition from Kwik Star pending revision of the comprehensive plan Monday evening. This petition is to rezone land on Fairmeadow Drive from residential to commercial property. The recommendation to rezone ...

No December fireworks in WC

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Webster City residents wishing to celebrate the New Year will have to do so with out fireworks, according to city officials. The City Council revised the fireworks ordinance in October, prohibiting the use of fireworks around the New Year’s holiday. The decision stemmed from a rise in ...

Touch of Rustic opens in Stratford

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STRATFORD — The community of Stratford welcomed a new business to their main street last month when Touch of Rustic opened its doors. The cozy, inviting store features home décor, Toploft Clothing and accessories, and hand-crafted signs in simple styles like the name of the store ...

ISF, Hansen Foundation distribute pork

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Iowa Select Farms and the Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation gave away 500 pork loins to families in need this morning in Webster City. Starting at 11 a.m., Iowa Select Farms employees began handing out free, five-pound loins to everyone in line. The event ended at 1 p.m. "Growing up as ...

City, firm complete rural economic development loan

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Officials with the City of Webster City have announced the completion of the USDA Rural Economic Development Loan to Mary Ann’s Specialty Foods of Webster City. In February 2016, the City Council of Webster City Approved a resolution authorizing the City’s application to the U.S. ...

Availa Bank donates building to WC Chamber of Commerce

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The Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce received a generous donation Thursday morning at the quarterly chamber coffee. Availa Bank made a presentation of the building located at 628 Second St., in downtown Webster City, to the Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce. The building has been ...

Kruse talks trade, corn and bean costs

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From the 1980s farm crisis to the high point of $7 per bushel corn just a few years ago, David Kruse talked ups and downs in the agriculture economy during his talk at the 2017 Farm News Ag Show Thursday. Farmers may be on track for another “down,” said Kruse, who is president of ...

Winter concert set for WCHS

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Webster City High School will present its Winter Concert on Monday, Dec. 11, at 7:30 pm at WCHS Prem Sahai Auditorium. Singing group Chordination will open the concert with the rock ‘n’ roll-era “Run Rudolph Run.” Lynx Singers will perform the Latin number “South of the ...

Shining a light on women in agriculture

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Marji Guyler-Alaniz spent more than a decade working in a corporate setting and, although she was successfully climbing the ladder, felt there was more she wanted to do. Speaking to an audience of more than 50 people at the 16th annual Farm News Ag Show, Guyler-Alaniz shared her story of how ...

An investment in the future

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“Donations to ACE are investments in the future of Hamilton County,” said Janet Toering, ACE Education and Immigration Director. As 2017 comes to a close, ACE is in dire need of financial contributions to keep their doors open. According to Toering, it costs the community center ...

Lucia Festivity of Light pageant set for Saturday

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STRATFORD — The Swedish American community will be celebrating the upcoming St. Lucia Day with its annual Lucia Festivity of Light pageant on Saturday, Dec. 9 Stratford Lutheran Church, 812 Teneyck Ave, Stratford. Lions Club Soup Luncheon, 11a.m.-1 p.m.; Swedish carols singalong with ...

Welch to host coffee Dec. 16

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Coffee With Councilman Welch will be held on Saturday Dec. 16 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Mornin’ Glory Coffee. Visit with Welch about Webster City issues and future projects he is working on. Some of the new projects Welch will discuss are: • Working with local youth organizations to ...

#norastrong

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JEWELL - Jeff Scott called it every parent’s worst nightmare. It was in late April that he and his wife, Lily, noticed their two-year-old daughter, Nora, experiencing some concerning symptoms. “Soon after Nora’s second birthday, she fell and bit her lip pretty hard,” Scott ...

Hawks for Hope Event set

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JEWELL - The Kids Cancer Squad, along with Bethesda Lutheran Church, will be holding a fundraiser, A Royal Night for Nora, starting at 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 12. The event includes a free-will donation dinner, silent auction and raffle drawing as the South Hamilton basketball teams take on the ...