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Parks close for season

Webster City parks are now officially closed for the season.According to city officials, this involves closing the outdoor restrooms a the various parks and the gates at Kendall Young Park. Walking traffic and use are still welcome at the parks. Weather permitting, the skate park will remain ...

Lt. Governor headlines GOP annual dinner

"I want to remind you how important this election is," Iowa Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds told the Hamilton County Republicans at their annual chili feed on Saturday at the Webster City Middle School.Reynolds, the event's keynote speaker, summarized her life in public service from serving as Clarke ...

Judge visits with WC supporters

Democratic Senate candidate Patty Judge stopped in Webster City Saturday morning to meet with supporters and local canvass volunteers.The former Iowa Secretary of Agriculture and former Lt. Governor during Chet Culver's administration, is facing longtime Iowa Republican Senator Charles ...

Grant completed

The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office has recently completed the Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau Grant for the 2015-2016 fiscal year. The grant period was from October 2015 to September 2016.The Sheriff's Office received $16,500 from the GTSB, this money was for overtime and for the purchase of ...

Council meets tonight

By ADRI SIETSTRAasietstra@freemanjournal.netThe City Council of Webster City will meet tonight at the council chambers at 5:30 p.m. tonight.There are two motions on request on the council agenda. There is a motion on request to purchase sampling equipment for the Wastewater Treatment Plant and ...

NEH holds second annual homecoming

Despite the chilly night, Northeast Hamilton students and enthusiasts turned out to celebrate the second annual Homecoming on Thursday.The night began with a hot dog roast, followed by activities on Trojan field. The event is sponsored by the Trojan Boosters.

Say cheese

Along a quiet, winding gravel road dotted with fields and farmsteads a few miles south of Kamrar is something you don't see very often in Hamilton County: a dairy farm. Even more unusual, this is a farm where cheese is made using the milk from those cows.The business is a long-held dream of ...

Webster City High School spreading the word

Students and instructors at Webster City High School are 'Spreading the Word to End the Word'. This movement to end the "r-word" started at the school Monday after Amanda Nichols, Webster City High School special education teacher, and student Katie Greenfield were discussing an upcoming school ...

What’s Up

Reynolds to headline GOP?dinnerIowa Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds will be the keynote speaker at the Hamilton County GOP?Chili Supper and Auction Saturday night.The event will be held at the Webster City Middle School with serving to start at 5:30 p.m. The dinner is open to the public and a free will ...

WCPD seeks information

The Webster City Police Department is seeking information in connection with a theft that occurred at First American Bank in Webster City, involving a quick change artist.According to investigating officer Jordan Elonich, the individual walked into the bank on Tuesday near closing time, 4 p.m., ...

DFJ to host forum

Two candidates for Hamilton County Sheriff will meet to discuss the issues in a forum hosted by The Daily Freeman-Journal.The two candidates, Rod Hicok of Webster City and Doug Timmons will appear at the forum on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Webster City Middle School.This is the second ...

Election coming quickly

The Hotel/Motel Tax renewal is on the November election ballot. Hotel Motel Tax is a tax imposed on the gross receipts from the lodging arrangements in any place where sleeping accommodations are furnished to transient guests."It has to be renewed every ten years. It comes up for renewal ...

Five on ballot for ISU Extension Council

WEBSTER?CITY?- Voters will have the opportunity to elect four members of the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Hamilton County Council from a slate of five candidates at the Nov. 8 general election."The council members elected this year will be involved in bringing educational ...

Stinn named new county engineer

Nicole Stinn was named as the new Hamilton County engineer on Tuesday morning during a meeting of the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors.Stinn, who has served as the assistant county attorney since June, will take over the duties from the current engineer Dan Waid. Waid was hired in June 2006 ...

Ladies Night Out returns Oct. 20

One of the Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce's most anticipated events of the year is almost here. The annual Ladies Night Out is Thursday, Oct. 20 from noon to 9 p.m.Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce Director Deb Brown is encouraging women and men to come out and shop local."The ...

ACE to host fall events

ACE will also be holding Apple-icious, a cooking school, on Friday, Oct. 21 at ACE.The class will go from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The cost for the cooking school is $10.The class will make an assortment of apple treats including cake, dumplings, and turnovers."Anyone who came out here for Legacy ...

Songs of suffrage

The Webster City Women's Club enjoyed a presentation on women's suffrage at their meeting Monday afternoon at the Jane Young House. The 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote in 1920In accordance with the club's 'Salute to Women's Suffrage Movement', Karin Yungclas and Donna Foster read a ...