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School board tonight

The Webster City Board of Directors will meet tonight at 6 p.m. to discuss the real estate agreement between the Webster City Community School District and Van Diest Medical Center. A series of board policy readings may be approved. • 201 - Board of Directors’ Election • 202.3 - ...

Council work session

The City Council of Webster City will meet in a work session/public meting tonight at 5:30 p.m. The work session will focus on budget. The session will be held in the council chambers.

Jump!

Students at St. Thomas Aquinas School in Webster City took time out from their studies Thursday afternoon to take part in Jump Rope for Heart, benefiting the American Heart Association. Youngsters worked their way through the obstacle course, shot hoops, and jumped rope. Throughout the ...

More snow for Hamilton County

Winter precipitation has once again returned to the region in full force. Hamilton County is under a Winter Storm Warning until 9 a.m. Friday with 4 to 6 inches of accumulation expected. The City of Webster City has issued a snow emergency for 6 a.m. Friday, Feb. 9. All vehicles must be ...

Ernst to stop in Jewell

U.S. Senator Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, will hold a town hall meeting on Saturday, Feb. 10 at 3 p.m. at the South Hamilton High School Auditorium, 315 Division St., Jewell. The stop is part of the senator’s 99-county tour to hear from constituents in the area about issues most important to ...

Singing Valentine deadline is today

The Webster City High School Choir students will be offering the annual "Singing Valentines" on Monday, Feb. 12. For $10, your Valentine will get a in-person singing Valentine, flowers, card and a candy; for $5 your Valentine will receive a singing Valentine phone call. Register by ...

Man accused of fighting with deputy, attempting to take Taser

BURNSIDE — A Gowrie man allegedly fought with a Webster County sheriff’s deputy and tried to steal his Taser during an arrest Tuesday. Matthew J. Nordin, 49, is facing multiple charges in connection with the incident. According to the criminal complaint, filed with the Webster County ...

A new generation of leaders

Six students in Webster City are working to ensure the voices of the community youth are heard. The City Council of Webster City appointed six students to the newly formed Youth Advisory Commission on March 20, 2017. The council appointed middle school students Sophia Vanderpool, Aiden ...

Cultural Cooking

With a new year comes new Legacy Learning Boone River Valley workshops. Visit ACE Community Center the second Saturday of each month to create a new dish with experienced chefs. The second cooking class is this Saturday at ACE Community Center from 1 to 4 p.m. with supper to follow from 5 ...

Duck, dip and dodge

SHIFT Happens is back again and wants the community to duck, dodge, dip, and dive for a cause. This year's Dodge For A Cause event is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 23 at Jeff Gym at the Webster City Middle School. Check-in starts at 5:30 p.m. and the event runs from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ...

Snow emergency declared in WC

Snow emergency has been declared in Webster City for Friday, Feb. 9 starting at 6 a.m. All vehicles must be off the streets by 8 a.m. Parking is not allowed on residential streets until both sides have been cleaned.

ICCC bond issue passes

Area voters easily approved a $25.5 million general obligation bond issue for Iowa Central Community College Tuesday, with 67.5 percent of them voting yes. To pass, the bond issue had to be approved by at least 60 percent of those who cast ballots. “This really sets Iowa Central apart and ...

Caring for all creatures

“I just knew that’s what I wanted to do,” said Dr. Richard Stribe. “The vets that came out to the farm – they were probably some of the few educated people you saw on the farm.” Stribe, 68, a veterinarian at the Webster City Vet Clinic, is retiring from the profession ...

Time for a SWITCH

BLAIRSBURG — It's time for SWITCH at Northeast Hamilton Elementary School. SWITCH stands for School Wellness Integration Targeting Child Health and is aimed to help students develop healthy lifestyles in the age of technology. The program is sponsored by Iowa State University and was ...

Iowa Central vote is today

The referendum on the proposed $25.5 million general obligation bond issue for Iowa Central Community College will be Tuesday. The polls in Hamilton County will be open from noon to 8 p.m. today. The proposed bond issue would pay for physical improvements at the college’s facilities in ...

Council approves rezoning request

The City Council of Webster City approved the rezoning of property on Fairmeadow Drive at Monday evening’s meeting. The council approved the second reading of the proposed ordinance rezoning land on Fairmeadow Drive from residential to commercial in a unanimous roll call vote. ...

Planning begins for Junquefest 2018

Teams of volunteers are being organized and preliminary planning for JunqueFest 2018 has started. JunqueFest will be held over Memorial Day Weekend, May 25 to 27, 2018 and once again, located in downtown Webster City. The show hours are as follows: • Friday, May 25, 12 p.m. to 7 ...

Retirement program set by Extension Service

“How can I be sure my retirement funds will last my lifetime?” This important question will be addressed in an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach workshop on Thursdays Feb. 15 and 22, 6-8 p.m. at Hamilton County Extension in Webster City. Writing Your Retirement ...

Ernst to hold Jewell town hall meeting

U.S. Senator Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, will hold a town hall meeting on Saturday, Feb. 10 at 3 p.m. at the South Hamilton High School Auditorium, 315 Division St., Jewell. The stop is part of the senator’s 99-county tour to hear from constituents in the area about issues most important to ...

The SWITCH program

—Daily Freeman-Journal photo by Teresa Wood At Northeast Hamilton Elementary School Lynne Roberts fills her water bottle at the ElKay EZ H2O station. The school had the filtered water dispenser installed from the funds received for the school's participation in the Iowa State University's ...