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Open dialogue

Communication with teens and adolescents is not always easy. Age, emotion, and environment can play a huge part in how teens and adults exchange information.Tiffany Larson, on behalf of The Bee Inspired CAPP (Community Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention) Program, will be hosting a Bee ...

Autism center planned for Fort Dodge

FORT?DODGE?- If funding can be found, Opportunity Village will start a support group for families of children with autism by this fall.About 120 guests heard about the organization's plans for a Fort Dodge Children's Autism Center at the annual Supporting Success fundraiser Tuesday ...

Roots and wings

Friends and family came out to Pleasant View Elementary School Wednesday afternoon to honor the memory of two kindergarten students who tragically passed away during the 2015-2016 school year."These trees are being planted in dedication to our two kindergarten students that we lost this year," ...

A day in the life of a firefighter

Joe Lamb has always wanted to be a fire fighter. The 33-year-old finally got his chance Tuesday morning."We're trying to make a childhood wish or dream of Joe's come true so we're going to work with the fire department today and help him out with that," said volunteer fire fighter Kenric ...

County to purchase former Bliss building

The Hamilton County office of the Department of Human Services will be moving down the street to a new space soon, following action taken by the Board of Supervisors Tuesday.The supervisors announced the purchase of the former Bliss Cancer Center located at 1900 Superior St. The building, ...

Hospice program set for tonight

Those who are interested in end-of-life comfort care for a loved one are invited to a free one hour program, "Helpful Hospice Facts," Wednesday, May 25, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Southfield Independent and Assisted Living Apartments, owned and operated by ABCM Corporation.The speaker, Mark ...

Three years without Kathlynn

Three years after a tragedy, the city of Dayton has not forgotten.Life has moved on, of course, but reminders still exist of the day 15-year-old Kathlynn Shepard and a friend were kidnapped while walking home from school."I still see the ribbons around town," said Roz Gustafson, of ...

DFJ to host forum

The Daily Freeman-Journal will host a forum Thursday featuring the three Republican candidates for Hamilton County Sheriff and the two Republican candidates for District 2 supervisor.The event will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Webster City Middle School Commons. Bill Shea, city editor for The ...

JunqueFest is this weekend at Wilson Brewer Park

Looking for a way to spend Memorial Day weekend? Visit Wilson Brewer Park May 27 through 29 for the third annual JunqueFest.Over 80 merchants from all over Iowa, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Illinois will be at the event. There will be a large variety of items ranging from barn wood, yard art, ...

Moving on

The Webster City High School Gymnasium was packed on Sunday afternoon as the Class of 2016 took their final steps as high school seniors.Senior Class President?Jordan Moen welcomed attendees to the commencement exercises.Moen took time to acknowledge the family of Jorden Leeper. Leeper would ...

High-flying cap toss

The class of 2016 joined the ranks of South Hamilton alumni during commencement exercises in on Sunday afternoon. And just like generations before them, family, and friends gathered in a warm high school gym to watch as the 51 classmates in their caps and gowns entered to the traditional ...

NEH board reviews plan for specialization classes

BLAIRSBURG - At its regular meeting on Thursday, the Northeast Hamilton School board heard a plan for specialization classes in the 2016-2017 school year.NEH Principal Mike Kruger told the board that beginning next year, John Seiser, Laura Seiser and Joni Smith will be specializing in ...

Hunter’s wish comes true

A Webster City teen received a very special surprise Thursday morning at the start of the Special Olympics Torch Run celebration at the Webster City Middle School.Hunter Moss, 16, was chosen by Make-A-Wish Iowa to have his wish granted.Michelle and Sam De Marie, Make-A-Wish volunteers, were on ...

Athletes head to summer games

Dozens of Special Olympics athletes from all over Hamilton County took part in the annual Special Olympics Iowa Law Enforcement Torch Run Thursday morning at the Webster City Middle School.The athletes, from South Hamilton Schools, Sunset Heights Elementary, Webster City Middle School, Webster ...

Students create legacy art piece

A project by the student council at Stratford Elementary school has gone from pencil sketches to a fully-realized art work for the school.This week, students were putting the finishing touches on a paint and ceramic tile mosaic piece which will be prominently mounted in the halls of the ...

Senior Awards

Webster City High School seniors received more than $70,000 in scholarship money Wednesday night during the annual award ceremony held at Prem Sahai Auditorium.The scholarships were presented as follows: A.J. Julian Memorial Scholarship ( $2,000 per year for 2 years) - Cole Zahn; Effie McCollum ...

The heart of the matter

Physical education classes at Webster City High School got active for a cause on Tuesday.Students in Catherine Schroeder's physical education classes spent their class periods walking around the track to promote heart health awareness during the Second Annual Heart Walk."It's for my husband. ...

Hogg to visit Sunday

Democratic U.S. Senate Candidate Rob Hogg will visit with area residents on Sunday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The event will be held at the amphitheater above the swimming beach at Briggs Woods Park.Hogg is a State Senator from Cedar Rapids and is one of four Democrats vying for the Democratic ...