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Leopold begins run for governor

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Rich Leopold, who last week announced his bid for governor, stopped in Webster City Wednesday morning as part of his “Let's Go Outside” meet and greet tour across rural Iowa. He met with several local residents at the Second St. Emporium. The Democrat said he announced his intentions ...

Police investigate crash

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— Daily Freeman-Journal photo by Adri Sietstra Webster City police investigated a three-vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon at the intersection of Bank Street and Superior Street. Donna K. Von Feldt, Webster City, was traveling south on Superior Street. Allan L. Hansen, Holland, was ...

Police Reports

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On Jan. 10, Officer Joel Delaney was providing traffic control on East Second Street when Ole C. Wibolm, Blairsburg, drove around all of the stopped vehicles and tried to pass them. Delaney advised Wibolm to stop in which he applied his brake and slid on the ice into a vehicle driven by ...

A chocolate lover’s dream

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The Kendall Young Library will once again host a popular event, the Festival of Chocolate on Sunday, Jan. 29 from 2 to 4 p.m. Attendees can sample a selection of chocolate treats made by local community members at the event. “It’s fun. It’s delicious. It’s local,” said Angie ...

Gift of life

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Hamilton County Public Health donated four automated external defibrillators to the Hamilton County Sheriffs Office Tuesday morning at the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors meeting. The AED’s were purchased by Hamilton Public Health with a Emergency Preparedness Grant. The defibrillators ...

A sweet opportunity

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Webster City graduate Maia Jaycox will be competing for the American Honey Queen or Honey Princess Title this week in Galveston, TX. The competition, in association with the American Beekeeping Federation, begins today and lasts through Saturday evening. “I will be in Texas for six days. I ...

Ryherd: ‘It’s good to be back’

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New Webster City school board member Dan Ryherd was sworn in Monday evening at the school administration building. Ryherd was appointed to fill a position following the resignation of former school board member Paul Stenger. “It’s good to be back,” said Ryherd. The board consented ...

KYL 2017 budget released

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The Kendall Young Library Board of Trustees approved the 2017 library budget at their December. The library has experienced a significant downturn in its income in recent years, according to library officials. The reduction is primarily due to declining cash rent on the library’s ...

Boil advisory for Lehigh issued

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LEHIGH — The city of Lehigh in Webster County issued a boil advisory Monday morning after water pumps at the city's water treatment plant malfunctioned, failing to refill the water tower. The resulting drop in water pressure created the potential for bacteria to enter the water ...

Public Meeting

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• The Hamilton County Conservation Board will hold a special meeting Wednesday, Jan. 11 at 3:30 p.m. at the Briggs Woods Golf Course Clubhouse. On the agenda is the oath of office for a new board member. Also on the agenda is the architect and engineering final plans for the Briggs Woods ...

Police Reports

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On Jan. 7, Robert A. Joslin, Webster City, was traveling east on West Second Street when he reportedly reached for an object and struck a parked 2004 Ford Mustang. The Mustang was legally parked against the curb. There were no injuries. Joslin’s vehicle sustained an estimated $1,200 in ...

Music in Motion

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— Daily Freeman-Journal photo by Anne Blankenship Music in Motion, the Webster City High School show choir, performed for area elementary students Friday during the Tour of Schools. The group, under the direction of Andrew Wotherspoon, performed at Sunset Heights, Pleasant View and ...

School board tonight

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The Oath of Office will be administered to a newly appointed Webster City School Board member tonight at 6 p.m. at the school administration office. Also on the board’s agenda is the possible approval of The Promise of Iowa Resolution. The board will observe the Rural School Advocates ...

Brrr…

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Once again, the bitter Iowa winter weather is back. With temperatures dipping below freezing, Dawn Trujillo, a nurse with Hamilton County Public Health, has some tips to help locals stay safe and healthy. “If you have to go out in the cold weather you need to dress properly,” said ...

Sun’s rays

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Curious to know more about the benefits the sun’s rays provide? Logan Welch, renewable energy product manager with Van Meter Inc., will present “Solar Energy 101” on Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 6 p.m. at Kendall Young Library. Attendees will learn more about solar energy and the impact it has on ...

Winter workshops to be offered

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Legacy Learning Boone River Valley is sponsoring a Winter Weekend of workshops Jan. 28 and 29. Officials said there are still a few spots available.workshops are January 28 and 29 and there are a few spots still available. Please join us and take a workshop this weekend. The three remaining ...

Marilyn Marshall, 75, Eagle Grove

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Marilyn Ann Marshall, the daughter of Charles and Serena (Robinson) Marshall, was born November 24, 1941, in Woolstock, Iowa. She was raised and educated in the area of her birth, graduating from Eagle Grove High School in 1961. Marilyn started working at a cafe in Woolstock for Lillan ...

Woman’s death ruled a homicide

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FORT DODGE — The death of a woman found a week ago in the Caldwell Building at 5 S. 11th St. in Fort Dodge has been ruled a homicide by the state medical examiner’s office. The woman was identified as Lorri Alexander, 50, of Fort Dodge. Fort Dodge Police Chief Kevin Doty said that ...

Waste agency hires new COO

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FORT DODGE — Jeff Feser is the new chief operating officer at the regional waste agency south of Fort Dodge, which has been without a director for about a year. Feser was hired in a special meeting of the North Central Iowa Regional Solid Waste Agency executive board Tuesday night. He ...

Welcome to the world

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Van Diest Medical Center welcomed the first baby of 2017 on Tuesday. Paola Marta Benitez Reyes, 25, and Rudy A. Ordonez Lopez, 22, of Webster City, are the parents of a baby boy, Christian Adolfo Ordonez Benitez, on Jan. 3, 2017 at 10:12 a.m. He weighed 6 lbs. and 6.3 oz. and was 19 inches ...