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Slagle named new DF-J advertising manager

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Chuck Slagle has been named the new Daily Freeman-Journal advertising manager. He steps into the position as former manager Josh Lovelace moves onto another opportunity with the Farm Bureau Spokesman. Originally from Woodbine, Slagle says he's happy to call Webster City home. His family ...

Olerich joins McFarland Clinic WC office

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WEBSTER CITY — McFarland Clinic has announced that Angela Olerich, DO, has joined the McFarland Clinic Webster City Office in January. Olerich is from Carroll. Olerich, completed her family medicine residency at the University of Minnesota in Mankato. She received her doctorate of ...

School Choice Week proclaimed

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Mayor John Hawkins read a proclamation Monday evening commemorating the City of Webster City School Choice Week as Jan. 23-28. “...the city of Webster City is home to a multitude of excellent education options from which parents can choose for their children. Educational variety not only ...

Appointments for city positions approved

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The City Council of Webster City appointed a series of officers Monday evening. The appointments are as follows: • Karyl Bonjour, City Clerk • Ann Smith, Deputy Clerk • Zach Chizek, City Attorney • Adam Dickinson, North Iowa Municipal Electric Cooperative Association ...

Campidilli takes oath of office

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New Hamilton County Supervisor Dan Campidilli took the oath of office Tuesday morning during the re-organizational meeting of the Board of Supervisors. Other elected officials sworn in included Supervisor Doug Bailey and Kim Schaa, county auditor. Campidilli said he was ready to begin his ...

Teen Lounge kick-off

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—Daily Freeman-Journal photo by Adri Sietstra The first Teen Lounge of the new year at Kendall Young Library kicked off with bowling and prizes Tuesday afternoon. Pictured above, George Vila, 13, puts a new spin on his bowling ball release in an attempt to knock down the makeshift pins ...

First meeting of year

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The City Council of Webster City will appoint a series of officers tonight at city hall at 5:30 p.m. This will include the City Clerk, Deputy Clerk, City Attorney, North Iowa Municipal Electric Cooperative Association representative and alternative representative, Right To Know ...

Trekking into the new year

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OTHO — While some were still in bed after staying up welcoming in 2017, a group of eight people descended on Dolliver Memorial State Park Sunday morning to ring in the new year with a hike. The 9:30 a.m. mile-long hike through the state park was one of two First Day Hikes in Webster ...

Audit report released for VDMC

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For public record, the accounting firm Seim Johnson, LLP released an audit report for Van Diest Medical Center, Webster City, Iowa on Sept. 20, 2016. The Hospital's operating revenue totaled $23,673,408 for the year ended June 30, 2016, a 12.6 percent increase from the prior year. Total ...

Offering comfort

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A Webster City woman is sharing her sewing talents with an organization that seeks to provide comfort to parents grieving the loss of a stillborn child. Each year in the United States, there are about 26,000 stillbirths or about 1 in every 160 births. Many of those children are premature. ...

WC grad is new Fort Dodge Fine Arts director

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For the first time, the Fort Dodge Fine Arts Association has an executive director. The organization, founded in 1985, has announced Shelly Bottorff will take the new position starting today. “I’m excited for it,” Bottorff said. “Creating a whole new job description, and what does ...

Supporting human needs

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Members of the Ecumenical Human Needs Committee accepted a $400 donation from First State Bank Thursday afternoon. Accepting the check on behalf of the committee were The Rev. Mike Kroona, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, Kathy Kolbeck and Rhonda Masser, far right. Melody Haman of First State ...

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Dan Ryherd of Webster City was appointed Thursday night to fill an unexpired term on the Webster City school board. He will serve until September 2017 which is when the next school board election will take place. At that time, according to Superintendent Mike Sherwood, the seat would ...

Launch night planned

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A Project Launch Night is planned for Wednesday, Jan. 11 to unveil the final plans for the Briggs Woods Conference Center. This public event will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at Briggs Woods Golf Course Clubhouse. Plans for the evening include a viewing of the final plans including ...

Ping pong tourney results released

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The Webster City Recreation Department has announced the winners of the Ping Pong tournament held Wednesday at Fuller Hall as part of the annual Holiday Fun Week activities. Sixteen youths took part in the tournament. The results are as follows: Elementary division: Matthew Tesdahl, ...

Building skills

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In an effort to help revitalize downtown Webster City, Legacy Learning Boone River Valley will be holding an eight-week construction skills seminar. The workshop will be taught by Chad Eels. The seminar will be held on Wednesday nights from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Home Appliance and ...

Death ruled a homicide

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MOORLAND — The man who was found dead in a Moorland-area field Monday morning had been shot, according to the state medical examiner’s office. He has been identified as Donald Preston, 51, of Fort Dodge. Preston’s death is a homicide, the office ruled. Webster County Sheriff ...

Fun Week activities continue at Fuller Hall

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The basketball courts at Fuller Hall were filled with youths ready to test their skills in a free throw contest Wednesday afternoon. The competition was part the facility's annual Holiday Fun Week events, scheduled for the week between Christmas and New Year's Day. There were 38 ...

School board to meet to appoint new member

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The Webster City school board will meet Thursday at 6 p.m. at the school administration building with just one item on the agenda. The board is expected to appoint a new member to finish the unexpired term of Paul Stenger who resigned earlier this month. The person appointed will serve ...