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Indivisible looks to become more visible

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The movie “Hidden Figures” begins Friday at the Webster City, and on Sunday at 2 p.m. Indivisible Iowa SD24/HD48 will be offering a $1 discount off of the regular ticket price. “I have heard that this is an excellent movie,” group member Sara Trueblood said. “Leah Feltz came up ...

Public hunting area near Dayton to expand

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DAYTON — Webster County Conservation is adding on to a public recreation and hunting area southeast of Dayton. Some neighbors have sold about 50 acres at a bargain price to be added to the Carlson Recreation Area, said Webster County Conservation Director Matt Cosgrove. He spoke at the ...

A chance to network

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Entrepreneurs and business owners are invited to learn how they can take their ideas and business plans to the next level at EntreBash on Feb. 20. The Webster City Area Chamber, Hamilton County S.E.E.D, and Wright County Economic Development are hosting EntreBASH Feb. 20, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. ...

Rollover crash

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The Webster City Police Department, Webster City Fire Department and a Hamilton County Sheriff deputy responded to a car rollover in the 1200 block of Bank Street shortly after 6:30 p.m. Tuesday night. The Daily Freeman-Journal will provide more details as the investigation continues.

Early dismissal

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All Webster City Community School students will be dismissed from school two hours early on Thursday, Feb. 2 because of Pleasant View Elementary and Middle School Parent Teacher Conferences. Sunset Heights Elementary and the High School will have Professional Development. Classes ...

New Chamber board members

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Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce has added three new board members after the general membership voted. They are Kristen Williams from First State Bank, Zachary Sukraw from United Coop and Tina Poland from pHairytails Salon.

DF-J to mark 160 years

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Editor's Note: Inserted in today's Daily Freeman-Journal is the first section of Progress 2017. This section is dedicated to marking milestones. This year, five area businesses will celebrate 100th anniversaries. We feature stories about Murray McMurray Hatchery, Farm Bureau, Iowa State ...

Better together

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ACE Your Community Center will be hosting a immigration and law enforcement conversation on Wednesday evening at ACE. The conversation will begin at 7 p.m. The discussion will feature representatives from local law enforcement including Webster City Police Chief Shiloh Mork and Hamilton ...

Budget talks begin for City Council

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The City Council of Webster City held a work session Monday night to discuss the Operating Budget, Capital Improvement Plan and Capital Equipment Plan for the 2017-2018 through 2021-2022 fiscal years. “I must say for me it’s interesting coming in to a budget as it’s being prepared and ...

Goodies galore

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Over 150 people were treated to delectable goodies Sunday afternoon at Kendall Young Library during the Festival of Chocolate. Individuals sampled homemade chocolate creations and enjoyed music from local artists. “We had a wonderful turnout. This is our biggest turnout yet,” said ...

WC teacher receives Iowa S.T.E.M. honor

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Surrounded by his fellow teachers Friday morning, Webster City High School industrial technology instructor Ben Jass accepted an Iowa STEM Teacher Award. Jass is one of six recipients of the award from across the state. Each recipient receives a $3,000 check which is split between the ...

Council to meet tonight

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The City Council of Webster City will meet tonight at 5:30 p.m. in the council chambers. On the council’s agenda is a resolution providing for the notice of a public hearing to be held on Monday, Feb. 20 at 5:50 p.m. The public hearing concerns the proposed plans and specifications ...

Standing in solidarity

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Last Saturday, two Webster City women and their adult daughters were among the estimated half-million people who traveled to Washington, D.C. to be part of the Women's March. Lisa Schaa and Sara Trueblood were joined the thousands of people who marched in support human rights issues that ...

Snow day!

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Webster City students took advantage of a day off from school on Wednesday to sled at Hospital Hill.

Winter Weekend to inspire and encourage

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Legacy Learning Boone River Valley is sponsoring a Winter Weekend of workshops this weekend. Workshops are scheduled for Jan. 28 and 29. There are still spots available in the following workshops: Creative Garden Sculpture with Tim Adams Tim Adams will lead a workshop to teach how to use ...

Bond amount increased

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FORT DODGE — A former Fort Dodge Senior High assistant swim coach accused of sexually assaulting a student was taken back to jail Wednesday morning after a judge ordered his bond amount to be raised. Aaron Poldervaart, 22, of Fort Dodge, is charged with two counts of third-degree sexual ...

Police Reports

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On Jan. 24, Jeri S. Elliott, Webster City, was traveling west bound on First Street. Loren D. Anderson, Webster City, was driving a road grader and was traveling north bound on Broadway Street plowing snow. Elliott attempted to stop for a stop sign located at the intersection of First Street ...

Training tactics

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Hamilton County employees participated in an active shooter training Monday and Tuesday at the Social Services building in Webster City. The training exercise was led by instructors with Eagle Ridge Tactical Consulting. Participants sat through a series of videos and real-life shooting ...

Supervisors move ahead with solar

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The Hamilton County Board of Supervisors voted to move forward with a plan to place solar panels at Little Wall Lake following action at its meeting Tuesday morning. The action followed the recommendation from Hamilton County Conservation Board to proceed with the plan to put a solar array ...

People’s Credit Union to build new office in FD

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FORT DODGE — A local credit union plans to build a new office on a large vacant lot along Fifth Avenue South in Fort Dodge. Jordan Hensley, the president and chief executive officer of People’s Credit Union, said Monday night that his financial institution plans to buy the property at ...