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Supper and Santa, too

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Bladen Granzow, 4, right, eagerly opens a present from Santa Claus Monday night at the Grid Iron Sports Bar and Grill. The Jolly Old Elf was on hand for Supper with Santa. He distributed presents to children who dining with their parents. Santa will return to the Grid Iron on Monday, Dec. 19 ...

KYL launches annual appeal

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The Kendall Young Library Board of Trustees recently launched their 2016 Annual Appeal. "The library makes a difference every day in the life of the community," said board president Crystal Gordon in a press release announcing the appeal. “Contributions make it possible to replenish ...

School district begins search for board member

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The Webster City School Board is looking to fill a recently vacated slot following the resignation of one of its members. Paul Stenger submitted his resignation early last week after he was arrested. His resignation was received on Dec. 7 by Superintendent Mike Sherwood. Stenger, 64, was ...

Mobile food bank to stop in Webster City

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The Mobile Pantry program, sponsored by the Food Bank of Iowa, will make a stop in Webster City on Tuesday, Dec. 20 from 4 to 6 p.m. The mobile pantry will be set up at the St. Thomas Aquinas Church Parish Center, 1000 Des Moines St., in Webster City. No ID is required to ...

Police Reports

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Pedro Lopez-Cedillo, Webster City, was arrested on Dec. 5 and charged with OWI, leaving the scene of an accident, failure to prove security against liability, failure to maintain control, and driving while license suspended. A warrant was served to arrest Fransisco Lopez DePaz, Webster ...

Christmas at the Bridge

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Families, puppies, and Santa packed The Bridge Saturday morning for Christmas at the Bridge. Families had the opportunity to pick out a gift for someone special, visit with Santa Claus, and play with puppies who visited The Bridge. “We are really excited to have had a good turnout. We ...

School board tonight

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The resignation of a Webster City School Board member is on the board’s agenda tonight. The board will meet at 6 p.m. at the School Administration Office Board Room. According to the board’s agenda, a fundraising request will also be examined this evening. There are two Intents to ...

Stenger resigns

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A Webster City school board member who was arrested earlier this week on charges of second degree sexual abuse and lascivious acts with a child, has submitted his resignation to school officials. Superintendent Mike Sherwood confirmed Thursday morning that he had received the resignation ...

Celebration planned for Hagenson

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A retirement celebration for Hamilton County Sheriff Denny Hagenson will be held on Thursday, Dec. 15 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the sheriff’s office multi-purpose room at the Hamilton County Courthouse. Hagenson is retiring from the office he’s held for the past 12 years, though he’s worked ...

City employees graduate

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City Employees Tim Danielson, superintendent of the water treatment plant and wastewater treatment plant, Beth Chelesvig, administrative services director and Kent Harfst, recreation and public grounds director/assistant city manager, recently graduated from the Certified Public Manager program ...

Tri-county pursuit ends in FD

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A federal fugitive was arrested in Fort Dodge early Thursday afternoon after he led law enforcement officers from multiple agencies on a pursuit through three counties. Daniel Moss, 41, of Fort Dodge, spent about 40 minutes fleeing from pursuing officers after police in Webster City attempted ...

A cut for a cause

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Abie Meyer doesn't get her hair cut very often. In fact, she can count on one hand the number of times that's happened in her 8 years. But Monday night, she lost about 12-inches of hair for a good cause. The Webster City girl donated her long locks to an organization that makes wigs for ...

Grant talks

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The Hotel/Motel Tax Board met Wednesday night at city hall to decide how they wish to distribute grant monies to local applicants. The board’s recommendations will be presented to the Webster City City Council on Monday, Dec. 19. The council will have the final say on how the H/M Tax grant ...

Middle School fills the sleighs

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The Webster City Middle School is having a “Fill the Sleigh” drive for its Christmas project. Each grade level has been asked to bring items to be given to Upper Des Moines Opportunity. The fifth grade will bring canned goods; sixth grade will bring paper products; seventh grade will have ...

Police reports

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A warrant was served to arrest Dustin P. Vandemark, Webster City, on Dec. 4. A 17-year-old Webster City male was charged with possession of marijuana on Dec. 2. A 16-year-old Webster City male was charged with possession of marijuana on Dec. 2. A warrant to arrest Cody J. Peter, ...

WC man charged with sexual abuse, lascivious acts

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A Webster City school board member was arrested Tuesday on felony sexual abuse charges allegedly involving a child. Paul S. Stenger, 64, has been charged with second-degree sexual abuse, a class B felony, and lascivious acts with a child, a class C felony. The Webster City Police ...

Finalists make requests

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The Hotel Motel Tax Board met Tuesday night to hear presentations from current and former H/M Tax grant money finalists. The board observed presentations from four previous grant recipients. Janet Adams presented on behalf of Arts R Alive in Webster City. Nancy Kayser presented on ...

ICCC bond issue fails

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A proposed $29.5 million bond issue that would have paid for a variety of building upgrades at Iowa Central Community College was rejected by a slim margin during a referendum Tuesday. Unofficial election results from multiple counties showed that collectively 58.6 percent of the voters ...

Council hears downtown revitalization plans

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The Iowa Architectural Foundation presented their findings and ideas for the downtown of Webster City to the City Council of Webster City Monday night. Claudia Cackler, with the IAF, began the presentation by providing information on the IAF’s Charrette findings from Oct. 27-28. The team ...

Lighted Drive now open for viewing

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— Daily Freeman-Journal photo by Anne Blankenship The Briggs Woods Park campground is filled with brightly lit holiday displays — all part of the annual Lighted Drive, sponsored by the Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce and the local Boy Scouts. Businesses and organizations have ...