Editorials

Shooting in Oregon another sign our culture is ill

He asked them their religion. If they said they were Christian, he killed them right there in that classroom in Oregon.And since the news trickled out, slowly, about what was done and how, some of us have been asking ourselves:Would I deny my faith to stay alive? Would I answer?"He said, 'Good, ...

Timing is everything

Lately I have been mulling over the passing of time. Time is something I will never fully comprehend. It flys by and it creeps on like molasses.It's been five years since the passing of a friend. I can't believe where the time went.As a senior in high school it was my first experience with ...

Scrapping space shuttle program was a mistake

The decision to scrap the U.S. space shuttle program was a mistake, one that may have set exploration of the great beyond back by years. NASA is just now beginning to develop a new system to send American astronauts into space and bring them back - without relying on Russia's goodwill.We were ...

This week is a good time to reflect on how they affect you

Here at The Daily Freeman-Journal, we work diligently to put out a daily newspaper that we hope readers find both informative and useful.This is National Newspaper Week. That makes it a good time to reflect on our industry.Newspapers are so much a part of daily life that most people spend ...

Tough job ahead for the next House speaker

Hard-right members of Congress got their wish last week when Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, announced he will step down - leaving not only his position as one of the most powerful people in Washington, D.C., but resigning from Congress altogether.Now, Republicans must make a very ...

Keep yourself, those around you healthy

If you are like most people, you buckle your seatbelt when you get in a car or truck. After all, with about 33,000 traffic deaths each year in the United States, there's no sense taking chances.So ... Gotten your flu shot yet? Why not? Influenza kills about 24,000 Americans every year.If you ...

In My Opinion

We asked Webster City residents..."What is your favorite part about autumn?"

Keep yourself, those around you healthy

If you are like most people, you buckle your seatbelt when you get in a car or truck. After all, with about 33,000 traffic deaths each year in the United States, there's no sense taking chances.So ... Gotten your flu shot yet? Why not? Influenza kills about 24,000 Americans every year.If you ...

Time to move on, let the process work

Local residents had an opportunity to voice opinions, ask questions and understand the ins and outs of the Webster City sign ordinance Monday night. The City Council opened up the floor for discussion, inviting any who wished to speak to do so during a public hearing.Eight or nine people ...

More conservation efforts could be established

With worry about the futures of some of the world's great animals - tigers, lions and elephants come to mind - fully justified, events in Rwanda during the past few years are more than nice to reflect upon. They also may be a model for conservation.In Rwanda, the mountain gorilla is making a ...

Successful celebration brings community together

Thursday marked the third time RVTV has visited Webster City. That's called a hat trick. Thursday also marked yet another time Webster City has shown the state what our community can do when we work together.The celebration of the Iowa/Iowa State game stretched for three city blocks, with ...

Dayton Rodeo fun starts today

The 2015 incarnation of the Dayton National Championship Rodeo will attract large crowds this Labor Day weekend deservedly so.What began more than 75 years ago as the dream of three young cowboys - Allen Porter, Duane Vegors and Vern Danielson - has grown to a four-day event that draws ...

Sign installation may send the wrong message

The Webster City Lynx football team is off to a great start this season. Despite the rain and soggy conditions, the Lynxmen soundly defeated their opponents from Gilbert Friday night. School spirit was certainly alive and well at Lynx Field.Those attending the game likely saw the Lynx Country ...

Newspaper collaboration revisits unsolved homicides

Homicides attract the attention of just about everyone. These tragic and disturbing events start us all wondering why they happened, who are the victim or victims and who will be determined to be at fault.The response of law enforcement, the details of the investigation and after charges are ...

Teamwork makes for successful day

It's been a busy week in Webster City. RAGBRAI passed-through, the Hamilton County Fair Parade was held followed by several days of fun at the fairgrounds.On Tuesday, more than 20,000 people filtered through downtown Webster City as the community hosted RAGBRAI riders passing through on the way ...

New clinic is welcome addition to the area

Ground was broken this week for a new $7 million family practice clinic at the Van Diest Medical Center. This marks the latest addition to the continued development on the city's southern edge, with WCF Financial Bank's recently completed new facility, and the new Shopko location coming in the ...

Nation’s promises are meant for all

July 4th is here again, and we are reminded once again that this country is not a nation of one but a nation of many. Many points of view, many religions, many personal stories. It was the promise of this country that freedom and opportunity would be available to anyone, regardless of what ...

Helping those who help strengthen families

Families sometimes have problems. A child that is out of control. A parent that is having trouble coping with the demands of both work and parenthood. A teenager who is experimenting with drugs and needs help finding their way back. A family member who is having trouble with depression and ...

Drop-off showcases community spirit

It was great to see the community drop-off event in Webster City come to fruition this past weekend. The event serves as an example of how the City Council and the public can come together to get worthwhile work done.The effort was born from discussion at the council's town hall meeting held on ...

Time to step up to help clean up

The month of June has been proclaimed as Webster City Beautification Month by Mayor Doug Getter. The proclamation encourages area residents to take pride in their community by cleaning up their properties, painting homes and clearing the clutter.As part of the month-long event, a two-day drop ...