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Businesses to celebrate Manufacturing Day

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Local residents will have a chance to learn more about local industries on Friday. In honor of Manufacturing Day, Seneca Foundry will be opening its doors to the public on Friday, Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will give community members a chance to learn about today’s ...

Petition received

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A public hearing that was originally scheduled for Monday night’s city council meeting was cancelled. A request from applicant Kwik Star was withdrawn, according to the council packet. Although the public hearing did not occur, one local woman came to the meeting to express her support of ...

‘So many memories’

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“So many memories," said Belinda Heinen of Webster City as she watched the home at 1437 Burgess St. consumed by flames. "This was my childhood home. It seemed bigger back then.” The Webster City Fire Department conducted a controlled burn Saturday in conjunction with the fire and ...

Timmons becomes NSI graduate

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Aurora, CO — Hamilton County Sheriff Douglas D. Timmons completed participation in the 113th session of the National Sheriff’s Institute (NSI) held in Aurora, CO from September 18 to 22. The NSI is the only national executive development program designed for sheriffs. This no-cost program ...

Public hearing cancelled

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The public hearing originally scheduled for 5:50 p.m. at tonight’s city council meeting concerning the proposed rezoning of property located in an area west of Superior Street and north of Fairmeadow drive has been cancelled. This item has been cancelled due to the withdrawal of petition by ...

Grief support

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Losing a loved one brings a series of complex emotions. Having the support of others can be an effective way to deal with loss and work through pain and other aspects of grief. Van Diest Medical Center is starting a grief support group with the first meeting to be held Thursday, Oct. 12 ...

Before the bug hits

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With flu season fast approaching, Dawn Trujillo, RN with Hamilton County Public Health, is encouraging Hamilton County residents to get vaccinated. Flu season begins in October and ends in April, according to Trujillo. “Kids are our focus,” said Trujillo. “We really need to educate ...

A perfect day for lemonade

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—Daily Freeman-Journal photo by Adri Sietstra Kamden Tolly, 11, of Webster City, pours some lemonade for customers Joe Rezek and Curtis Johnson on Thursday afternoon. Tolly is saving up money for a new bike and decided to give making and selling lemonade a go to get closer to his goal.

Flu clinic at NEH Oct. 13

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BLAIRSBURG — Hamilton County Public Health will be administering flu vaccines at Northeast Hamilton Elementary School on Friday, Oct. 13 beginning at 7:15 a.m. in the school nurse's office. Cost is $25 or participants can submit the cost to their insurance carrier. No pre-registration ...

Grant cycle details revealed

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The Enhance Hamilton County Foundation has announced that its 2018 Grant Cycle will begin on Oct. 15, when its grant applications and details will become available on the website at enhancehamiltoncounty.org Applications received by 5 pm on December 31, 2017, will be considered eligible ...

Painting freedom

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STRATFORD — Hamilton County’s Freedom Rock will soon be complete. Located on a corner lot in Stratford’s downtown area, the transformation of the very large rock into an original piece of art is nearly finished. Artist Ray “Bubba” Sorensen II has been in Stratford since last week ...

Two charged in incident at movie theater

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Two people were charged following an investigation into a report of criminal mischief at the Webster Theater Wednesday night. Webster City Police were called to the Webster Theater Wednesday night at 6:07 p.m. Officers found damage to the inside of the theater. It was discovered that ...

Flu clinics continue

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Hamilton County Public Health will hold a series of flu vaccine clinics across Hamilton County. Flu shots are available to the general public. Traditional Medicare Part B, Medicaid and most private insurance is accepted. Cost is $25 for regular dose and $50 for high dose, available for ...

Pack the Paddy-Wagon returns

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The Hamilton County Peace Officers Association and Webster City Hy-Vee will be holding their second annual Pack the Paddy-Wagon food drive and cook-out to benefit the Hamilton County Special Olympics. The event will be held on Sunday, Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Webster City ...

Public gets first look at SH renovations

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JEWELL — On Sunday afternoon, the South Hamilton school invited the public to view the final results of a remodeling project on the South Hamilton middle/high school building. The $9.2 million project took two years to complete, with one of the highlights an update and renovation of the ...

Oath administered to new board members

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Two newly elected Webster City School board members were administered the oath of office at Monday night’s meeting. Richard Stroner and Linda Williams will each be serving a four-year term on the board. Superintendent Mike Sherwood thanked outgoing board members Pam Hayes, Michelle Zahn ...

Stepping into a new role

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For the last two months, librarian Ketta Lubberstedt-Arjes has been getting reacquainted with Kendall Young Library on a whole new level. Although Lubberstedt-Arjes has been working at KYL since 1999 as a reference librarian, she recently stepped into a position new to her -- Interim ...

Cowpokes wanted at Ikes

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Cowboys and cowgirls are wanted to participate in the Rootin’ Tootin’ Good Time Shootin’ event Saturday, Sept. 30 at the Boone Valley Ikes. Sign in begins at 8:30 a.m. and shooting begins at 9:30 a.m. There is a $15 entry fee which includes .22 ammo. Lunch will be available ...

Bark in the Park

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The Bark in the Park event at Wilson Brewer Park Sunday afternoon brought out animal lovers throughout the community. “It was a major success,” said Wilson Brewer Park Committee member Lindsay McCormick-Welch. “We got families and pets out here and everyone had a blast.” A pet ...

New board members installed at Blairsburg

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BLAIRSBURG — The Northeast Hamilton School Board installed newly elected board members and discussed procedures for reorganization at its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, Sept. 21. Following protocol, the meeting was called to order with the retiring board in attendance.  Board ...