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Webster City, NEH begin to map out the future

BLAIRSBURG — The joint meeting of the Northeast Hamilton and Webster City school boards mapped out the future for a combined school district Thursday night at NEH, addressing the district's name, board member representation, assets and liabilities, boundaries, petition timeline, property ...

Council meets tonight

A proposed water service territory transfer is on tonight’s Webster City City Council agenda for possible approval. Xenia Rural Water District is relinquishing the service territory that encompasses Briggs Woods and transferring rights to provide water service to the City of Webster City. ...

Olson, Williams crowned at Boom Night

Students, faculty and parents turned out to see the Boom Night festivities at Webster City High School Thursday night. The celebration featured the introduction of sports teams, skits and entertainment by the students and the coronation of homecoming royalty. The homecoming parade is ...

Officially open

Members of the Webster City Lions Club, city officials and area residents turned out Thursday evening for the ribbon cutting, officially opening the renovated Lions-Stafford Park on Lynx Avenue. Jeff Kluver, president of the Lions Club, welcomed those present and thanked everyone who ...

A family road trip

Extended family members with Hamilton County ties took what they describe as “a trip of a lifetime” last month. That’s when 25 in the Staples/Clair extended family traveled together to Washington, D.C. to see in person an historic quilt that was made by an ancestor before the Civil ...

Spirit Week set for NEH

BLAIRSBURG — Northeast Hamilton Elementary School will be celebrating Spirit Week Oct. 16 to 20 with a variety of activities for students and families. On Monday, the students are asked to dress as their favorite Super Hero. On Tuesday, students and staff are invited to celebrate their ...

Conference Center donation

The Briggs Woods Conference Center project got a boost Thursday, thanks to a $10,000 donation from Availa Bank of Webster City. The funds will be used to aid in the completion of the conference center project. Pictured are, from the left, Laurie Epps, Ryan Williams, Scott Bargfrede, Russ Appel ...

Book signing

— file photo Longtime high school football coach Dick Tighe will hold a book signing at Kendall Young Library beginning at 6 p.m. Tighe will be signing copies of his new book, “Coach Tighe: 63 Years of High School Football.” Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event.

Traveling memorial to be on display in Webster City

“Remembering Our Fallen” will be on display Wednesday, Oct. 18 to Saturday, Oct. 28 at R.S.V.P., 749 Second St., in Webster City. The display is open to the public from noon to 7 p.m. There is no admission charge. A very emotional memorial, “Remembering Our Fallen,” is a stark ...

Homecoming week events continue

It’s homecoming week in Webster City and tonight, students, faculty and parents will gather in the Prem Sahai Auditorium at the high school for Boom Night. The evening will feature the introduction of the fall sports teams, skits from each of the high school grade levels and the crowning ...

A proper sendoff

FORT DODGE — As a young boy, Austin Wisdom, of Stanhope, dreamed of serving his country in the military, according to his mother, Trisha Wisdom. “He told me I’m gonna’ be a soldier,” she said. “He always had in the back of his mind that this was what he wanted to do, and he ...

Potential reorganization with NEH discussed

The Webster City school board hosted a joint meeting with Northeast Hamilton at Monday evening’s board meeting concerning the proposed district reorganization. “There will be a joint board meeting this Thursday to finalize the petition for reorganization,” said Superintendent Mike ...

Picture this

Webster City residents will have an opportunity to share their perspective on the community through photos this evening. Legacy Learning Boone River Valley and Building Possibility are collaborating with award winning photographer Brendan Hoffman to host a photo walk in downtown Webster ...

WC leaf pickup set for Nov. 14

The Annual City Wide Leaf Pick Up will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 14 beginning at 7 a.m. Residents are reminded to have their leaves in plastic bags and on the curb by 7 a.m. The bags need to be tied. Please do not place sticks or any other type of yard waste or rubbish in the bags. Only ...

En Espanol

The Webster Theater will be holding a Spanish night at the movies. Patrons are invited to see the new film "Lego Ninjago" on Saturday, Oct. 14 at 9:30 p.m. The film will be played in Spanish. The subtitles will either be Spanish or the voiceover will be in Spanish. As Hamilton County boasts ...

Governor to headline county GOP event

Gov. Kim Reynolds will be the keynote speaker at a Hamilton County Republican soup supper and auction Saturday, Oct. 28. The event will be held at the Webster City Middle School, 1101 Des Moines St., Webster City. Other speakers expected to attend include Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg, Sen. Jerry ...

Grab your camera

Legacy Learning Boone River Valley and Building Possibility are collaborating with award winning photographer Brendan Hoffman to host a photo walk in downtown Webster City on Wednesday night. Photographers, both professional and amateur, are invited to join Hoffman at the downtown ArtSpace ...

Turning the page

Patrons who visit Kendall Young Library will notice a new face as they pass by the reference desk. Pascale Bruns officially began her duties as teen librarian on Oct. 4. She will be working with teens and other community members who frequent the library. She will also be working at the ...

South Hamilton crowns royalty

—Daily Freeman-Journal photo by Tracy Runneberg South Hamilton's Homecoming King Grant Evans and Queen Gabbi Struchen are pictured above at Friday night’s football game.