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Shelter from the storm

February 10, 2016 Kent Johnson didn't expect to spend his Monday night at the Webster City Fire Station. more »»


February 9, 2016 Blizzard conditions kept law enforcement and rescue personnel busy Monday morning and conditions didn't get much better throughout the day. more »»

Board hears grant update

February 9, 2016 Members of the Webster City school board heard a report on the Teacher Leadership Compensation Grant Monday night during the board's regular session. Superintendent Mike Sherwood and Dr. more »»

DFJ shines in state newspaper contest

February 8, 2016 The Daily Freeman-Journal staff brought home five first place awards and multiple second and third place awards presented Friday night at the Iowa Newspaper Association annual banquet and awards... more »»

Public input appreciated

February 8, 2016 The Boone, Hamilton and Webster Counties Parks to People Regional Plan has launched an on-line survey for the public to help plan the region’s futur. more »»

Board to hold budget session

February 8, 2016 There will be a work session following the regular school board meeting tonight to talk about the budget. No action will be taken during the meeting. The public is welcome to attend the open session. more »»

Full moon hike

February 8, 2016 A full moon hike and snowshoeing program will be held at Briggs Wood Park and Golf Course on Tuesday, Feb. 23. The program will start at 7 p.m. and end at 8 p.m. more »»

Gone Cold

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Swans at Beemer’s Pond

February 8, 2016 Come out to Beemer’s Pond on Saturday, Feb. 13 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. to view Iowa’s largest wintering population of Trumpeter Swans. more »»

Event center planned for Briggs Woods

February 5, 2016 Organizers are hoping that a new expansion project at Briggs Woods Golf Course Clubhouse could bring more conventions, business gatherings and weddings to Hamilton County, and with it a positive... more »»

Keeping nitrates on the farm

February 5, 2016 FORT?DODGE?—?In a perfect world, food-producing farms would mimic nature’s sustainable ways and surface water would be running clear and potable, carrying small amounts of nitrates that happen... more »»

My Thriving Family Food clinic planned

February 5, 2016 Curious about how to stretch out the household food budget? Questions about couponing and how to organize them? Webster City Church of Christ will be hosting two My Thriving Family Food Clinics on... more »»

Calm after the storm

February 4, 2016 Calm after the storm... more »»

Digging out

February 3, 2016 Tuesday’s blizzard hit right on schedule, closing down roads and public offices. “It’s bad and it’s going to get worse,” said Iowa State Patrol Lt. Kelly Hindman of the roads Tuesday morning. more »»

Safety first

February 3, 2016 Safety is the foremost thought in the minds of today's school administrators and on Monday, Northeast Hamilton School implemented a security entrance system for the school. more »»

VDMC to offer free community program

February 3, 2016 Van Diest Medical Center is offering a free 30 minute Lunchtime Learn community program entitled, “Matters of the Heart.” This program will be offered on Wednesday from 12 to 12:30 p.m. more »»

Council makes sewer, water line resolution

February 3, 2016 The City Council of Webster City met Monday night at City Hall and amended a resolution that establishes fees by adding sections on sewer and water line replacement in conjunction with street... more »»

All Culture Equal to host Valentine’s dinner Feb. 13

February 3, 2016 All Cultures Equal will host a “Lavish in the International Love Languages of Food and Music”?on Feb. 13. Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. and the meal costs $15. more »»

Fire damages rural WC home

February 2, 2016 The Webster City Fire Department assisted the Kamrar Fire Department on a call Monday afternoon. Reports of a house fire on Inkpaduta Ave. were called in by someone at a neighbor’s residence. more »»



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