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Special session set for council

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The City Council of Webster City will meet in special session Monday at City Hall beginning at 5:30 p.m.The council is expected to go into closed session to discuss information relevant to the provision of electric service by the city utility as per Iowa Code Chapters 21.5 a, 22.7 3 and 6, and ...

What’s up

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Pumpkin scarecrow event returnsMonday will start the second year of the Pumpkin Head Scarecrows. This will run until Oct. 31. Organizers said this is a chance to show creativity while supporting the museums at Wilson Brewer Park.To participate, go to Fuller Hall, pay a $10 donation that will ...

Honored for valor

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DES MOINES - For the three local peace officers honored Wednesday for saving the life of an apparently suicidal man in Fort Dodge last December, the recognition was humbling.Fort Dodge Police Lt. Dennis Mernka, former Fort Dodge Police Officer Nathan Eldredge and Iowa State Patrol Trooper Matt ...

The quests for the Northwest Passage

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Small sailboats, choppy Arctic waters. Humanities Iowa presenter David Thoreson will talk about his explorations of the Northwest Passage in a program Saturday at 1 p.m. at Mulberry Center Church. The event is free to the public.'Personal Adventures and Explorations of the Northwest Passage' ...

Ballots ready

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Kim Schaa, Hamilton County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections, reminds residents of the county that absentee ballots are available for the Nov. 8 general election.To obtain an absentee ballot, a qualified voter must complete an Official Absentee Ballot Request Form and submit it to the ...

Parks and pancakes

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The Webster City Lions Club will be holding their annual Pancake Day Sunday at the Webster City Middle School from 8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Come enjoy pancakes, eggs, sausage, and drinks and check out the Lions' current service project, Lions Park. Dine-in, carry-out, and to-go are all available ...

Author to visit KYL

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Tom Shroder, writer and grandson of Iowa author MacKinlay Kantor, will be at Kendall Young Library on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. 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 look at the complex and contradictory ...

Iowa Central looks back to its beginning

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Way back in 1966 there were only two employees of what was then the Area V Community College-Vocational School: Donald Klucking, of Webster City, and Edwin Barbour, of Eagle Grove.Klucking was the school's secretary and business manager.Barbour, who at that time had been Eagle Grove's ...

Blinkowski joins Maharry Family Dentistry

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Dr. Daniel Blinkowski, D.D.S., will begin at Maharry Family Dentistry in early October. He will be at the office every Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.Blinkowski specializes in IV sedation for the comfort of his patients. He is one of few dentists in the central Iowa region to offer this ...

Foundation issues new challenge

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The Enhance Hamilton County Foundation is issuing a "Stock Up For Fall" challenge to Hamilton County residents throughout the month of October. Funds received on or before October 30, 2016, will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to the first $2,000 raised by the Enhance Hamilton County ...

Crime Stoppers mark 4 years

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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

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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

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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 ...

Police Reports

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On Sept. 28 the WCPD was notified of an accident on East Second Street. One of the cars in the accident had moved to the Mary Ann's Deli parking lot. Upon arrival, Officer Delaney spoke with Ryan A. Utley, Fort Dodge, who reportedly stated he was sitting at the stop light at the beginning of ...

Hawk pride on display

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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

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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

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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

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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 ...