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Under construction

It is an exciting time at South Hamilton, as the district looks to the future with an ambitious upgrade to the middle school/high school building.The $12.2 million project will- Update all science rooms Remodel the library/media center Remodel the auditorium, including a new auditorium lobby ...

A new chapter

Daniel Ortiz Hernandez will be taking over as Webster City City Manager Oct. 31. Ortiz-Hernandez was chosen for the position during the Aug. 16 council meeting. The council chose him over five other applicants after a meet-and-greet and multiple interviews."The entire interview process and the ...

Release violation

JEWELL - A man awaiting sentencing on an extortion conviction has been arrested after he allegedly violated one of the rules of his release from jail.James L. Risetter, 69, of Jewell, is charged with violation of pretrial release.Risetter had been released with supervision to the Iowa ...

Rehabilitating history

The ads featured on the walls of the Sales Pavilion and Stock Barn at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds are getting a facelift. The Hamilton County Fair Foundation will be paying to have to the ads rehabilitated. The estimated cost for the project is $9,000.Thirteen ads are featured on the walls. ...

Larson pens blog for Our Hometown

A new blog written by Tiffany Larson of Webster City will be featured on the Our Hometown website. Our Hometown is a monthly magazine published by the Daily Freeman-Journal.Larson's blog, Tidbits by Tiff, will appear monthly on the website www.ourhometownwebstercity.com. Readers can also view ...

Entries sought for parade next week

The Webster City High School National Honor Society is requesting all interested participants to sign up for a homecoming parade entry this year.The parade will begin at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16. Line up will begin at 1:30 and the parade will commence at 2:15 p.m. on Seneca Street on the ...

Book tour

Hamilton County Fair Queen MaKayla Tapper visited area schools on Tuesday to read to students as part of a challenge made by a nine-year-old.As the Hamilton County Fair Queen, Tapper represented her county at the Iowa State Fair. At the state fair, pageant coordinator Corina Stien introduced ...

Doodle Bug Days proclaimed in WC

Webster City Mayor John Hawkins proclaimed Sept. 12 through 17 as Doodle Bug Days in Webster City Monday night at the Webster City City Council meeting. Doodle Bug Club members Vern Ratcliff, Jerry Wells, Jim Juon, and Don Nokes were present as Hawkins read and signed the proclamation."Each ...

Nurses to offer shots in each community

Hamilton County Public Health has released the schedule of upcoming fall flu shot clinics to be held this month and next.Shots are available to the general public at a cost of $25 or $50 for the high dose vaccines (for those 65 and older). Traditional Medicare Part B and most private insurance ...

Road work

Beginning today, Scodeller Construction will start routing and sealing joints and cracks on?Webster City's concrete streets. There will be delays and possible closures to through traffic to allow street maintenance to be completed in the following order: Beach Street, Meadow Lane, Graceland ...

County GOP to gather

The Hamilton County Republicans will hold a monthly meeting at the 2nd Street Emporium Thursday at 6:30 p.m.The group will be preparing for the upcoming Nov. 8 election and headquarters and their annual chili supper and auction on Oct. 15.The group meets every month on the second Thursday at ...

Dems to hold meetings

The Hamilton County Democrats have announced the following September meetings:Pints and Politics at Hamilton County Democratic Headquarters, 1118 Second St. Webster City on Friday at 7 p.m. Friday Night Flicks on Sept. 23 at Hamilton County Democratic Headquarters, 7 p.m. Bring your own food ...

Iron Woman

Taylor Schaa Wilmoth is no stranger to challenging herself. She's served in the Peace Corps, travelled the world and pushed herself physically to compete in triathlons. This weekend, she'll put her physical and mental endurance to it's greatest challenge by competing in the Iron Man event in ...

Benefit raises $46,000

Over 550 people gathered together Aug. 27 to support the late Dr. Morgan Pommrehn-Jass and the Jass family. The benefit raised $46,000 for the Jass family.The 35-year old Alden resident passed away August 15. She was the wife of Webster City High School industrial technology teacher and tennis ...

Proclamations on City Council agenda Tuesday

Two proclamations are on the agenda for tonight's city council meeting in the council chambers at 5:30 p.m. Mayor John Hawkins will proclaim September 12 through 17 Doodle Bug Days in Webster City. Hawkins and the council will also proclaim the month of September as National Recovery Month.The ...

Public information

According to the Webster City Public Works Department, beginning today, Tuesday, Sept. 6 and continuing through Friday, Sept. 9, water valves will be operated for maintenance purposes at several locations throughout the city between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.The areas involved in this work ...

Business matters

Members of the Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce gathered at the Van Diest Family Health Clinic Thursday morning for the quarterly breakfast meeting.Van Diest Medical Center CEO Lori Rathbun welcomed the Chamber members and told about some of the projects the hospital had undertaken ...

Community officer

Webster City High School sophomore Tyler Nelson thought Wednesday was going to be another ordinary school day. Little did he know that a surprise visit awaited him first period.Nelson was greeted by Webster City Police Chief Shiloh Mork at the front office. Mork presented the 16-year-old with ...

Create explore inspire

There are a variety of activities going on throughout the month of September in conjunction with Legacy Learning Boone River Valley.Ride the River TrailJoin Lisa Schaa on Saturday, Sept. 10 on the Ride the River Trail excursion.Enjoy a leisurely bike ride along the Boone River Recreational ...