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Tickets on sale

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The Webster City High School Variety Show will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Prem Sahai Auditorium.The theme is "Webster City's Voice Factor Idol - Off,"?featuring songs from all of the competition singing TV?shows. Each night will feature the ensemble groups and a different set of ...

NEH Spirit Club hosts carnival

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By TERESA?WOODeditor@freemanjournal.netBLAIRSBURG?- It was all fun and games at the Northeast Hamilton Spirit Club's "Carnival" on Thursday night in the school gym."This event was a team effort," said NEH Spirit Club member Carina Wahlert, who said many volunteers put in a lot of hours to make ...

Blaze damages home

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An fire early Thursday morning heavily damaged a home in the 1100 block of First Street, according to Webster City Fire Chief John Conyn.Fire fighters were called to the scene at about 1:40 a.m. and arrived to find the family of five children and two adults had escaped with no injuries, ...

Bridging the gaps

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Local gardeners can help bridge the gap between poverty and nutrition.Webster County ISU Extension and Outreach concluded a three-week series of webinars on food security Wednesday to help area gardeners receive grant funds to start a community garden.The online seminars, free to the public, ...

Retailers, ESL learners provide input

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Local retailers joined ESL learners Wednesday night at All Cultures Equal for an international dinner and conversation.Management, owners, and representation from Casey's General Store, Osweiler's Fashions, Chicago Style, the Chamber of Commerce, La Perla Jarocha, and The Produce Station and ...

VDMC to host Medicare seminar

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A?free Welcome to Medicare Seminar will beheld at Van Diest Medical Center on March 17.Officials said the seminar is designed for those who are nearing eligibility for Medicare and those who have been on Medicare and want to better understand what it offers.The Senior Health Insurance ...

Day off Friday for WC students

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Students will have the day off from school in Webster City on Friday.Teachers will take part in a professional development day with Northeast Hamilton school instructors.Classes will resume as usual on Monday.

Ready to dodge?

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The Dodge for a Cause Dodgeball Tournament, sponsored by SHIFT?(Students Helping Impact Future Teens)?Happen, will be held Friday at Jeff Gym in Webster City.Teams of 8 to 10 people are welcome to take part. Registration is $5 per person. Officials said teams could register between 5 and 5:30 ...

Plans revealed

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The Enhance Hamilton County Foundation teamed up with officials from Briggs Woods Golf Course to present locals with information about the proposed Briggs Woods Conference Center Tuesday night at the Briggs Woods Golf Course."The main reason we're here this evening is we wanted to propose a ...

Weaver talks immigration, Medicare expansion

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Kim Weaver of Sheldon said she thinks Iowa's 4th Congressional District is ready for a change. That's why she says she's running for the seat currently held by Rep. Steve King, R-Kiron.Weaver spoke in Webster City Tuesday night at the Hamilton County Democrats soup supper fund raiser.Weaver, ...

Town & Country Insurance named Gem Agency

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The IMT Group, a leading provider of personal and commercial insurance products, recently announced its list of 2016 Gem Agencies, distinguishing Town & Country Insurance as one of the qualifying recipients.The IMT Group recognized Town & Country Insurance as one of the highest ...

River jams

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FORT?DODGE?- Some Fort Dodge residents found their homes filling with water Monday as ice jams along the Des Moines River caused flooding.Webster County remained under a flood warning from the National Weather Service Monday.Scott Forbes, Webster County emergency management coordinator, ...

Visioning session

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Music, art, theatre and other community organization leaders met Monday night at All Cultures Equal for a visioning workshop and goal session.Jennifer Drinkwater, Assistant Professor of Art and Visual Culture in the College of Design at Iowa State University and Community Art Specialist for the ...

Monday accident investigated

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The Webster City police responded to an accident at the corner of Beach and Elm streets Monday morning.Andrew H. Croy, Webster City, told officers he was traveling north on Beach St. when he saw Zachary W. Dodge, Webster City, pull out in front of him and try get across the intersection. Croy ...

Board talks budgets

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Webster City School administration officials are working to set the district budget for school year 2016-2017 despite of not knowing what the supplemental state aid will be."Supplemental state aid for school year 2016-2017 was supposed to be established in January 2014," Superintendent Mike ...

Police Reports

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Hannah J. Coon, Fonda, was traveling east bound on Highway 20 on Feb. 21. Coon lost control of her car due to the snowy conditions. Coon hit the 141 mile marker sign and went into the ditch. There were no injuries. The mile marker received an estimated $50.00 in damage. Coon's vehicle sustained ...

Read Across America Week

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Northeast Hamilton Elementary School will celebrate Read Across America Week Feb. 29 - March 4 with fun activities to mark the birthday of Dr. Seuss.Theodor Seuss Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss, wrote such beloved children's books as "Cat in the Hat," "Horton Hears a Who" and "Green Eggs and Ham". He ...