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Area Republicans weigh in on King

U.S. Rep. Steve King’s recent remarks about white supremacy and white nationalism have elicited scorn and even calls for his resignation from Republicans in the region with experience in government and politics. Perhaps the harshest words for the veteran Republican from Kiron who represents ...

A grand opening

Members of the Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce and local residents gathered at Webster City’s newest business for a ribbon cutting Wednesday morning. Kwik Star, 505 Fair Meadow Drive, rolled out the red carpet to officially open for business Wednesday. The business opened it’s ...

Wanted: Chocolate creations

There’s still time to enter a delicious chocolate creation for the annual Festival of Chocolate at the Kendall Young Library. Whether it's a gooey molten lava cake or moist chocolate brownie, Kendall Young Library is looking for chocolate goodies from area bakers. The annual Festival of ...

Shutdown continues to hamper ag industry

United States farmers have already taken a hit from the trade war with China and are now facing additional financial strain thanks to the government shutdown that looms as the longest in U.S. history. Chinese tariffs on U.S. ag products were imposed in response to U.S. duties enacted upon ...

Queen Isabelle, King Tucker to reign over 2019 Winterfest

Webster City High School seniors Isabelle Hooker and Tucker Judkins were crowned the queen and king of the 2019 Winterfest in a ceremony held Monday afternoon at the Prem Sahai Auditorium. The coronation ceremony featured skits by students and faculty, dance routines by the Webster City ...

A breath of spring

The Hamilton County Relay for Life Committee has announced that daffodils will be available for sale now until Feb. 14. Dollars raised through Daffodil Days support research, patient services and other lifesaving programs. Through the daffodil, the first flower of spring, this campaign ...

Warm up with winter weekend workshops

Legacy Learning Boone River Valley has three winter workshops coming up which will focus on wood, welding and creating family heirlooms, according to officials. "Making Memories in Wood with Ernie Koch", will be held Jan. 26 and 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Webster City High School (wood ...

Chuck Long visits Rotary Club Monday

Chuck Long, former Hawkeye quarterback and the current head of the Iowa Sports Foundation, visited the Webster City Rotary Club Monday. Long gave a program to the group and to members of the public, sharing stories from his career and talking about his new book, “Destined for ...

All about health and wellness

Local residents turned out for the sixth annual Fuller Hall Health Fair held Saturday. Despite the snow and slick roads, those attending had a chance to talk with health and wellness professionals, view demonstrations, sample products and learn more about local programs. Throughout ...

WC garage fire investigated

The Webster City Fire Department responded to a garage fire early Friday afternoon. Fire crews found that the detached garage at 1136 Water St. was on fire. Crews opened the doors to vent the smoke and the fire was quickly extinguished. According to officials, there was minor damage to the ...

Head-on crash on P59 leaves one dead

One person was killed and two others were injured in a fiery crash south of Fort Dodge Saturday evening on Webster County Road P59, according to emergency personnel. The collision sent a sport utility vehicle into a ditch on the east side of the road, where it burst into flames. A column of ...

Boosting the band

After having donated $430.00 to the School Band Uniform funds raiser at their Tuesday morning club meeting, the club's board of directors voted at the Friday board meeting to donate an additional $430. Pictured are John Boughton accepting the check on behalf of the band from Kiwanis treasurer ...

Coming soon: Fast and Fresh

Work is progressing on Hy-Vee’s new Fast and Fresh Express store in Webster City. Thursday a concrete pump truck could be seen with crews hard at work laying the pad down for the fuel pumps next to the brand new convenience store at Hy-Vee’s parking lot. The fuel pumps and ...

A Kwik start

It was a busy morning at the new Kwik Star which opened Thursday morning at 5 a.m. at 505 Fair Meadow Dr. Area residents as well as travelers filtered in throughout the day to check out the all the store had to offer. Staff members kept the baked goods replenished and also helped direct ...

Chuck Long to speak at Rotary Monday

Hawkeye Chuck Long will share stories of his football life and career as well as sign copies of his just-released biography “Destined for Greatness” during a special noon meeting of the Webster City Rotary Club. The event will be held Monday, Jan. 14, from noon to 1 p.m. at Trinity ...

Man dies in multi-county chase that ended in FD

FORT DODGE — A man is dead after police say he led officers on a high-speed chase in a stolen van Thursday that began in Story City and ended on a highway going through Fort Dodge. The Iowa State Patrol identified the driver as Philip A. Wooden, 24, of Kansas City, Missouri. The ...

35 vendors set for Health Fair Saturday

Thirty-five vendors and exhibitors will share their wares and the services they provide at the 6th annual Fuller Hall Health Fair Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. In addition to the exhibits, area residents can take advantage of a free day at Fuller Hall Saturday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. There ...

WC men accused in Sac County burglary

AUBURN — Two Webster City men are facing felony charges after they allegedly broke into a home in Auburn last month. Aric G. Dunn, 25, and Brett C. Nessa, 28, are each charged with ongoing criminal conduct, a class B felony; first-degree theft, a class C felony; and two counts of ...

Sutter joins news staff at DF-J

The Daily Freeman-Journal is pleased to announce that Joe Sutter is joining the newsroom staff. Sutter is originally from Manson and attended college in Ohio where he studied physics. He decided to pursue journalism because he liked the idea of sharing ideas and helping people know more ...

County says no to sub-acute unit

The Hamilton County Board of Supervisors Tuesday morning voted to turn down a proposal to potentially place a sub-acute residential recovery center in a portion of the former Webster City Medical Clinic building. The clinic building was obtained by Van Diest Medical Center with the ...