Local News

Crime Stoppers mark 4 years

In its first few years of existence, the Hamilton County Crimestoppers have logged an impressive record.Thanks to tips from local citizens, 97 individuals have been apprehended and $4,350 in reward money has been awarded for those tips.The organization publishes a Most Wanted poster which ...

Council on board with youth advisory committee

The City Council of Webster City met Monday evening. The council reached a consensus for which bridge option they preferred for the location near Stony Creek Landscapes. The council went with the connector truss style option and weathering steel for the bridge finishing option.The council ...

DFJ to host forum

Two candidates for Hamilton County Sheriff will meet to discuss the issues in a forum hosted by The Daily Freeman-Journal.The two candidates, Rod Hicok of Webster City and Doug Timmons will appear at the forum on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Webster City Middle School.This is the second ...

Hawk pride on display

JEWELL - South Hamilton celebrated Homecoming 2016 with a series of activities last week including hall decorating, Class Color Day, Jersey Day, Family Day and Spirit Day.But on Friday, the Student Council presented the SH inaugural Homecoming parade. Hawk boosters lined the streets of Jewell ...

WC Scouts achieve Eagle rank Sunday

Three individuals in the Webster City Boy Scout Troop 17 achieved the prestigious honor of Eagle Scout Sunday afternoon at Trinity Lutheran Church. The Eagle Scout Court of Honor took place in honor of three young men whose due diligence and work got them to this milestone.The American Legion ...

Council meets tonight

The City Council of Webster City will meet tonight at the council chambers at 5:30 p.m.A motion accepting an easement from the Van Diest Family, LLC, for a public water main is on the agenda.A request from the Interim City Manager/Public Grounds Director to seek bids for a 72 inch tractor mower ...

Taking an ‘Herstoric’ walk

A group of about 20 local Democrats met Thursday morning in a corner of the parking lot of the Hamilton County Courthouse to mark the historic - or "herstoric" year that finds four women in key races for the general election.A banner which said "Votes for Women 1920 to 2016" was signed by many ...

Taha: Education, water quality, privatized care top issues in House Race

Schools, water quality and privatized care are Democrat Sherrie Taha's top issues and reasons for running for the Iowa Statehouse. If Taha's name sounds familiar, it's probably because she was on the ballot in 2when she ran for Iowa Secretary of Agriculture. She lost her race against Republican ...

Project to seek design firms

The Hamilton County Conservation Board met Thursday morning at the Conservation Headquarters at Briggs Woods Park to discuss the Briggs Woods Conference Center."We had a big meeting with the supervisors last Wednesday and we discussed the conference center at length and what we basically came ...

Terrific tunes

Cool temperatures didn't stop locals from live music Thursday evening during the fourth Open Mic Night event at First American Bank Plaza.

Coronation is tonight

It's homecoming week at South Hamilton schools in Jewell. The crowning of this year's king and queen will be held Thursday night at the middle school/high school gym at 7 p.m. The ceremony is being held in the gym due to the construction in the Robert J.Jensen Auditorium.The candidates for ...

Signs of significance

U.S. Route 20 is 3,365 miles of highway that runs through 12 states across the nation. This well-traveled route also runs through Second Street here in downtown Webster City. Because this historical road runs through Webster City, the town is eligible to put up official historical sign markers ...

Event for vets set

Hamilton County Veteran Affairs and Heartland Retirement Group will host an appreciation meal with a special recognition for Vietnam vets on from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6 at Webster City High School.The event is open to veterans, spouses and service members. Vietnam vets planning to attend ...

Kantor’s grandson to hold book talk

Tom Shroder, writer and grandson of Iowa author MacKinlay Kantor, will be at Kendall Young Library on Thursday, Oct. 6 at 6:30pm to discuss his new book "The Most Famous Writer Who Ever Lived: A True Story of My Family."The newly released non-fiction work is a fascinating look at the complex ...

Street sealing

Beginning Thursday, Sept, 29, Scodeller Construction will begin routing and sealing joints and cracks on concrete streets. There will be delays and possible closures to through traffic to allow street maintenance to be completed in the following order: Meadow Lane, Graceland Cemetery, Ohio ...

Hydrant flushing

Starting Oct. 3 and continuing through Oct. 12, the Webster City Street Department will be flushing fire hydrants, which increases the life of the City's watermains. This flushing may temporarily cause some cloudiness or discoloration of the water in homes.Flushing operations schedule is as ...

October Wild Gatherings

Legacy Learning Boone River Valley will be holding a series of workshops this weekend for their October Wild Gatherings Weekend. Join talented, passionate instructors to learn a new skill or hone an existing one.Artisan bread makingMary Ellen Deverux will be showing students traditional baking ...

One more time

The Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce is bringing Music in the Park downtown on Thursday, Sept. 29 from 6 to 9 p.m. First American Bank Plaza will be open to everyone and Chamber officials suggested those attending bring lawn chairs to enjoy the live entertainment. Peter Odegaard and River ...

Coffee talk

Coffee With Councilman Logan Welch will take place again on Friday, Sept. 30 from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Mornin' Glory Coffee Shop.At Monday evening's Webster City City Council meeting the City Council and the Wilson Brewer Historic Park Committee met to discuss the aging buildings and cabins ...