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Christmas in the City

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Downtown Webster City was buzzing with activity Sunday afternoon during this year’s Christmas in the City. Local businesses were open from noon to 5 p.m., giving the public a chance to do some early Christmas shopping. Children of all ages visited Santa and Mrs. Claus at First American ...

Special election ballots available

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Kim Schaa, Hamilton County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections, has announced that absentee ballots are now available for the Dec. 6 special Iowa Central Community College election. To obtain an absentee ballot, a qualified voter must complete an Official Absentee Ballot Request Form and ...

Peter gets 10 years

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A man who admitted robbing a Duncombe business armed with a machete last month has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Christopher David Peter, 21, of Webster City, pleaded guilty Friday in Webster County District Court to second-degree robbery, according to Webster County Attorney Jennifer ...

Meeting tonight

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The City Council of Webster City will meet tonight at 5:30 p.m. in the council chambers. A motion pertaining to the second reading of a proposed ordinance amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of Webster City, Iowa, 1996 by adding a new chapter to Title IV Culture and Recreation, ...

Man charged with attempted murder in stabbing

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A Webster City man has been charged with attempted murder and willful injury, following a stabbing incident in Webster City early Thursday morning. Webster City police responded to the call at 5:16 a.m. near 632 Webster St.  Ana Puente-Gomez, 43, was transported to Van Diest Medical Center ...

Lynx head to the Dome

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Webster City High School Football Coach Bob Howard revs up the crowd Wednesday evening at Prem Sahai Auditorium during the pep rally. The rally was held in honor of the Webster City High School Football team who will be making Lynx history tonight as they play in the Class 3A State Championship ...

Flipping for football

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The Webster City High School cheerleaders perform Wednesday evening at Prem Sahai Auditorium during a pep rally for the football team. The Lynx will be playing in the Class 3A State Championship game tonight at 7 p.m. at the UNI Dome in Cedar Falls for the first time in school history.

An appetizer to Christmas in the City

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All Cultures Equal will be having their Holiday Fair and Thanksgiving dinner this Saturday at ACE from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Attendees at the craft and vendor fair will also have the opportunity to enjoy a hot home-cooked meal. “We’ll have hot turkey sandwiches and the fix-in’s, ...

Contract OK’d for part-time nurse at NEH

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BLAIRSBURG — The Northeast Hamilton school board approved a school nurse contract, an increase in the district's Modified Allowable Growth and an Open Enrollment request at its regular meeting on Tuesday. The meeting was held two days earlier to accommodate all the board members who will be ...

Wellness Wednesday

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—Daily Freeman-Journal photo by Adri Sietstra Fareway Store Manager Matt Shannon, left, and Steve Proctor, Fareway Meat Manager, hand out Thanksgiving recipe samples to Crestview Nursing and Rehabilitation residents Wednesday afternoon during Wellness Wednesday. Caitlyn Ferin, Fareway ...

Iowa Eats

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Author Darcy Maulsby will be bringing Iowa food stories to life during a free program Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m. at Kendall Young Library. The program will feature a cooking demonstration with book signing to follow. “You'll love this fun, fast-paced program filled with stories, rare ...

Community improvements

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Kendall Young Park visitors will be able to enjoy the newly-refinished shelter thanks to Webster City Troop 17 Boy Scout Aaron Campbell. Campbell, with the assistance of local individuals, re-roofed, caulked, and touched up the peeling paint on the main shelter. Campbell completed the project ...

Hindman placed on leave

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For the second time in a year, an Iowa State Patrol supervisor has been placed on administrative leave. Lt. Kelly Hindman, District 7 commander of the Iowa State Patrol, was taken off duty on Oct. 26 and placed on paid administrative leave. Alex Murphy, a spokesman for the Iowa ...

Town hall meeting held

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The City Council of Webster City heard updates on the proposed youth advisory commission, Blue Lights Uniformed Events, and Wilson Brewer Historic Park Monday night during a town hall meeting at Webster City Middle School. Webster City Police Officer Jordan Elonich updated the City Council ...

The birds are back

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The Master’s Cup Poultry show returns to the Hamilton County Events Center at the Fairgrounds in Webster City, this Saturday.   The unique show was first held here in 2014.  The bird flu epidemic forced cancellation of last year’s show. Entries are expected from at least ten states ...

Allowable growth request approved

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The Webster City school board approved a modified allowable growth request Monday night at  its regular meeting in the school administration building. Superintendent Mike Sherwood said the request if approved would petition the School Budget Review Committee for modified allowable growth for ...

Thanks for your service

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Webster City residents, middle school students and local veterans attended the annual Veteran's Day ceremonies on Friday at the Webster City Middle School. American Legion Post 191 led the ceremonies in the school's multipurpose room. Commander Dale Caquelin welcomed the students and the ...

Legion presents new flag to NEH

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WILLIAMS — Williams American Legion Post 633 presented Northeast Hamilton Elementary School with a new American flag during a Veterans Day ceremony on Friday. Veteran Price Moberly told the students and staff that Veterans Day is a time to remember the men and ...

Veteran’s Day events at SH planned by students

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JEWELL — Patriotism and thanks were the words of the day at South Hamilton Community Schools on Friday morning.  Community members, along with faculty, staff, and K-12 students filled the high school gym to honor veterans who were guests of honor for the annual Veteran’s Day program at the ...

Funds raised

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The Enhance Hamilton County Foundation's Food Panty Community Challenge was completed the end of October with total funds being raised to benefit area food pantries in the amount of $3,845. "We appreciate the support by charitable donors to benefit the food pantries and the families they ...