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Searching for common ground

Members of the community took part in an informal discussion Friday afternoon at Fuller Hall about how to best serve the diverse community Webster City boasts. The discussion was led by Webster City Community Vitality Director Lindsay Henderson and Kathy Getting, Coalition Coordinator for ...

Council meets tonight

The City Council of Webster City will hear an update from the Wilson Brewer Park Committee tonight at 5:30 p.m. Gary Groves, Chairman of the Wilson Brewer Park Committee, will be providing the council with information about the state of Wilson Brewer Park and the plans the committee has for ...

Trimming the tree

Community members that stroll down Second Street today will notice a newly-placed Christmas tree at Availa Bank Plaza. The 25-foot tall tree was put up on Thursday afternoon thanks to the Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce and local volunteers. With the tree now in place, this means ...

H/M Tax Board determines applicants

The 20th round of Hotel/Motel Tax grant applications has brought “more diversity that ever seen” according to H/M Tax Board member Keri Holmes. Nine Hotel/Motel Tax Grant applications have been selected to move forward in the grant process during the meeting of the H/M Tax board ...

Sounds of the season

Local singers and musicians will present two nights of Christmas cheer and live performances this weekend in Webster City. The Webster City Community Chorus, under the direction of Andrew Wotherspoon, will present its 31st annual holiday concert, “My Favorite Things” this ...

Feeding a need

—Daily Freeman-Journal photo by Adri Sietstra Community members joined forces Tuesday evening at Trinity Lutheran Church in Webster City to package meals for the Backpack Program. The Backpack Program provides meals for students in need to take home each weekend during the school year. ...

Holiday YSS open house

YSS of Hamilton County, located at the Adele and Dean Bowden Youth and Family Clinic in Webster City, will host a holiday open house on Tuesday, Dec. 5 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1229 Kathy Lane. Officials said the event will kick off the holiday season and will ...

Festive decor

Two holiday ornament making workshops will be held at The Produce Station Pottery on Saturday, Dec. 2. The first class will go from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The second class will go from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Cost for each workshop is $25 plus a $10 materials fee which will be paid to the ...

Looking toward new resolutions

With January approaching in the next month, locals are starting to think about resolutions. Not sure where to start with yours? Visit the fifth annual Fuller Hall Health Fair on Saturday, Jan. 13. The Fuller Hall Recreation Center will be offering their 5th Annual Health Fair/Free Fitness ...

State of railroad viaduct discussed

Two local farmers visited the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday to see what could be done about wooden railroad viaduct in Section 16 of Independence Township. Wayne Blue and son Tony Blue said the bridge is a hazard and an inconvenience for those moving farm equipment. ...

‘Tis the season

Downtown Webster City will be ready for the holiday season as Christmas in the City returns on Sunday, Dec. 3. Activities are planned for 11 a.m. through 5 p.m. that day, according to Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Linda Christianson. “We’re hoping ...

J-Term talks

Webster City High School Principal Brent Jorth gave an update to the Webster City School Board on the upcoming J-Term at Webster City High School Monday evening. J-Term, in its second year at WCHS, is an outside the lines learning approach designed to give teachers and students more ...

Helping hands needed

The deadline to pick up an Angel Tree tag at the Webster Theater is fast approaching. There are still 34 tags that are in need of being adopted. Tags must be picked up and items returned to the theater by Friday, Dec. 1. According to HERO Board member Kay Ross, a total of 137 Hamilton ...

School board to meet

The Webster City School Board will be updated on the upcoming J-Term at Webster City High School at their meeting this evening at 6 p.m. J-Term, in its second year at WCHS, is an outside the lines learning approach designed to give teachers and students more critical thinking and real-world ...

WC Community Chorus to present concert

Join local singers this weekend for two nights of Christmas cheer and live performances. The Webster City Community Chorus, under the direction of Andrew Wotherspoon, will present its 31st annual holiday concert, “My Favorite Things” this weekend. Performances are scheduled for ...

Training for VITA is Dec. 2

People interested in becoming a volunteer tax preparers in the VITA program in Hamilton or Wright County will have a training session on Saturday. These volunteers take part in training, and then work with a team of other volunteers to prepare straightforward tax returns for low and moderate ...

Goss to speak at Farm News Ag Show

FORT DODGE - Ernie Goss, professor of economics at Creighton University and director of the Goss Institute is just one of seven speakers scheduled for the upcoming 16th annual Farm News Ag Show. Goss, who is scheduled to speak on Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 1 p.m. said he will be presenting, "The ...

Thanksgiving with all the trimmings

A tradition for more than 35 years continued Wednesday afternoon at Fuller Hall as Crestview Nursing and Rehab hosted local senior citizens for a Thanksgiving potluck. “This is a great event,” said Jill Scott, marketing director for Crestview Nursing and Rehab. “Thanksgiving and all of ...

New sculpture installed at WC restaurant

A new sculpture has been installed at a downtown Webster City restaurant recently. The 2nd Street Emporium, owned by Scott and Candy Rector, have a new art piece that greets diners at the rear entrance to their restaurant. “Dine,” created by local artist Tim Adams, features a large ...