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Saving a life

St. Thomas Aquinas School gymnasium was filled with a flurry of activity Thursday afternoon. Sixty-five students got active to raise awareness about heart health. The students concluded their fundraising efforts with a two hour activity session to get their blood pumping. Donations were totaled ...

Networking and learning

The Webster City Area Chamber, Hamilton Hometowns, and Wright County Economic Development are hosting EntreBASH Feb. 20, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Stanhope Community Center in Stanhope. As a part of the five-year Regional Entrepreneurship Project, the event is sponsored by UNI’s Business ...

‘Murder on a Budget’

The cast and crew of “Murder on a Budget” are getting ready for opening night of the Webster City Community Theatre’s first production of 2017. “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 ...

Relieving food insecurity

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 ...

Graceland sees rise in cremations

The Graceland Cemetery Advisory Committee Tuesday afternoon discussed trends and numbers for the cemetery spaces and the former hospital property located next to Graceland Cemetery. “Craig (Biggs) has compiled, for the last several years, a statistical overview of the lot sales and ...

Residents raise concerns about nuisance properties

Two Webster City residents voiced their concerns about nuisance properties at Monday night’s city council meeting. Ken Graham and Karen Camp both expressed their displeasure with neighboring residential properties who have failed to follow city ordinances. Graham noted a house on Elm ...

Town hall meeting scheduled for March

The City Council of Webster City set the date for the next town hall meeting during its regular session Monday night. The meeting will be held on March 27 at 6 p.m. at the Webster City Middle School. Possible topics of discussion include the current nuisance ordinances concerning ...

Johnson works for Homeland Security

A Stratford man is now working in Washington, D.C., with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Jamie Johnson is an adviser currently assigned to the department’s Public Affairs Office. He said that office is “responsible for communicating to the country through the media things ...

Lawmakers to hold town hall meeting in WC

State Rep. Rob Bacon, House District 48 and State Sen. Jerry Behn, District 24 will be in Webster City, Saturday, March 18 from 10 to 11 am at City Hall for a Town Hall Meeting. The meeting is open to the public and hosted by the Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce. Behn, Senate ...

GOP to meet Thursday

The Hamilton County Republicans will meet Thursday at the Second Street Emporium at 6:30 p.m. for its regular meeting. The agenda calls for the election of officers for a two term. The meeting is open to the public and guests are welcome. For more information contact Becky Kepler, 835-0303.

‘Hidden Figures’

Community members of all ages flocked to the Webster Theater Sunday afternoon for a showing of the film “Hidden Figures”. The Indivisible Iowa SD24/HD48 group offered a $1 discount off of the regular ticket price for the Sunday matinee. “Hidden Figures” is based on the true story ...

Council to meet tonight

The City Council of Webster City will meet tonight at 5:30 p.m. in the council chambers. The council may approve a resolution setting a time and place for a public hearing concerning the proposed sale of a portion of city-owned property located in Lot 1, Wall Creek Addition, in Webster ...

DF-J brings home awards from newspaper convention

The Daily Freeman-Journal brought home six first-place awards Friday night, a Best of Class advertising award and several second and third-place honors from the Iowa Newspaper Association Convention held last week in Des Moines. The awards were part of the Iowa Better Newspapers Contest, ...

Grand opening held

An open house and ribbon cutting was held on Friday afternoon to celebrate the grand opening of Second Street Fitness. Donovan Cuesey, owner, is pictured above cutting the ribbon with local chamber members. Second Street Fitness is located at 544 Second St.

100 Days

Stratford Community School was a busy place Thursday as students celebrated the 100th day of school for the 2016-17 school year. The day started off with a parade for all the students through the halls, and then each classroom had their own 100 Day activities. In the fourth grade class, ...

Attend Grassroots Day on the Hill

Four Hamilton County Republican women attended the "Grassroots Day on the Hill" in Des Moines. Marlene Jackson, Connie Evans, Mary Clausen and Becky Kepler visited with Senator Jerry Behn, Representative Robert P. Bacon, Sen. Brad Zahn and Rep. Dawn Pettengill. The women are pictured ...

Bus tour set

An all-day bus tour is planned for Saturday, March 25 in remembrance of the Spirit Lake Massacre. The trip is being hosted by the Fort Dodge Historical Foundation and the Webster City Historical Committee. Stops on the tour include Lott's Creek, Emmetsburg, Lake Okoboji/Arnolds Park, and ...

Better together

—Daily Freeman-Journal photo by Adri Sietstra Over 70 people attended a community conversation at ACE Your Community Center Wednesday evening. Locals were invited to get the facts about immigration and law enforcement during this conversation. The discussion featured speakers Daniel ...

Indivisible looks to become more visible

The movie “Hidden Figures” begins Friday at the Webster City, and on Sunday at 2 p.m. Indivisible Iowa SD24/HD48 will be offering a $1 discount off of the regular ticket price. “I have heard that this is an excellent movie,” group member Sara Trueblood said. “Leah Feltz came up ...

Public hunting area near Dayton to expand

DAYTON — Webster County Conservation is adding on to a public recreation and hunting area southeast of Dayton. Some neighbors have sold about 50 acres at a bargain price to be added to the Carlson Recreation Area, said Webster County Conservation Director Matt Cosgrove. He spoke at the ...