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Hamilton County GOP to meet Thursday

The Hamilton County Republicans will hold their monthly meeting at the 2nd Street Emporium, Thursday at 6:30 pm.The group will be preparing for the upcoming Hamilton County Fair.The public is invited to stop by the GOP booth at the Ed Prince Building during the fair and meet our "special ...

Max’s journey

Max Bailey has had a incredible and scary journey in his first five weeks of his life.Following a healthy birth, he developed a life-threatening viral infection and was medevaced from Costa Rica to the United States. He's now recovering at the University of Iowa Hospitals.The infant, son of ...

School board tonight

The Webster City School Board will meet tonight at the school administration building at 6 p.m.The board will discuss legislative priorities and a bus bid.The first reading of board policy concerning social media responsibility will be read tonight.The Iowa Central Community College 28E ...

Feeding a need

The third year of the summer lunch program at Webster City Middle School is underway. During June and July, children under the age of 18 can visit the middle school from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for a free meal and activities.The program was started because of the need to ...

What’s Up

'Fiddler' continues at WCCTThe Webster City Community Theatre will present "Fiddler on the Roof" Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.Tickets are available at the box office from 5 to 7 p.m. or Saturday morning from 10 a.m. to noon. Tickets are $15.Performances of the classic ...

Fire destroys garage, damages home

BLAIRSBURG - On Tuesday night, five area fire departments responded to a fire at the rural Blairsburg home of Dusty and Paula Schutt.At approximately 11:30 p.m. Tuesday night, Paula Schutt and her youngest daughter Jasmine heard a small explosion outside the home. Upon investigation, she ...

Input sought

The Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce is looking for some input from local residents.Chamber Director Deb Brown received an email from Aaron Putze of the Iowa Food and Family Project. He said that 40 food-minded Iowans, many of whom are bloggers or who are active on social media will be ...

Bluegrass Fest opens today

STRATFORD - Musicians and bluegrass enthusiasts from all over the Midwest are expected to roll into Stratford over the weekend for the Stratford Stride 32nd annual Bluegrass Festival in the City Park.The festival will feature three days of music beginning Thursday night with a performance at 7 ...

Suspect caught by WCPD

A suspect wanted in connection with an Amber Alert issued Monday was apprehended in Webster City by local police.An Amber Alert was issued around 11:30 a.m. for a 17-year-old female who was taken against her will by a subject in Hampton, according to Webster City Police Chief Shiloh Mork. ...

Police Reports 7-6-16

A hit-and-run was reported on July 3. A black car was behind Deanna M. Keehn, Maxwell, who was exiting Highway 20 at the 140 exit. Keehn was stopped at the stop sign when the front of the black car collided with the rear of Keehn's vehicle. The driver of the black car exited his vehicle and ...

NEH board approves sharing contracts

By TERESA WOODeditor@freemanjournal.netBLAIRSBURG - The Northeast Hamilton school board renewed its superintendent sharing agreement and two staff contracts at its meeting on June 30.Board President Eric Patterson, Thea Wibholm, Sara Zorn and Marlin Pruismann unanimously approved the two-year ...

Residential completion agreement signed

The Residential Completion Agreement for 1503 First St. was approved and signed Tuesday night at the Webster City City Council meeting after agreement to terms by Marty and Nathaniel Parkhill.The dwelling in disrepair at the First Street address was given an unsafe building notice this spring. ...

Plant to bring 900 jobs

CLARION - Prestage Foods of Iowa LLC has plans to construct a new multi-million dollar pork processing facility in Wright County, bringing 900 new full-time jobs to the area, the Wright County Board of Supervisors announced at a press conference Tuesday afternoon."We look forward to the ...

An old-fashioned Fourth of July

WILLIAMS -If you didn't have fun at the 65th annual Williams Independence Day celebration, you just weren't trying hard enough.Even though cloudy skies threatened rain, the crowd of nearly 1,500 remained dry and comfortable with the temperature staying around 70 degrees.The day's celebration ...

Council to meet

The continuation of a tabled item from the June 20 meeting of the City Council of Webster City is on the agenda for tonight. The City Council meeting was postponed to Tuesday because of the Fourth of July holiday on Monday.A motion on the Residential Completion Agreement for 1503 First St. is ...

Reward offered for info

The Hamilton County Sheriff's office is seeking the public's help in identifying a man who was captured on surveillance video in connection with a burglary at The Boondocks Truck Stop. The business was burglarized between 12:30 and 1:30 a.m. on June 19. The male suspect was accompanied by an ...