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Homecoming parade

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-Daily Freeman-Journal photos by Gloria Rasmussen Crowds lined Seneca, Second and Des Moines streets Friday afternoon for the Webster City homecoming parade. Student groups, sports teams, bands and local businesses took part in the parade, along with the homecoming court, including Queen ...

‘Honeymoon in Baghdad’

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When Heidi Radkiewicz got married in 2002, a honeymoon was not in the budget. “For us, a honeymooon wasn’t even in the works,” she said, after they paid a justice of the peace $25 to marry them. But lucky for them, they got to spend the first months of their marriage on the U.S. ...

LLBRV offers weekend writing workshop

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Legacy Learning Boone River Valley is offering an opportunity to combine the beauty of fall weekend at Briggs Woods Park with a chance to delve into creative writing. A writing workshop with Jennifer Berte will be held Friday through Sunday morning at the Hickory Cabin in Briggs Woods ...

Council to consider Sculpture location

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The City Council of Webster City on Monday night will consider a location for a proposed new sculpture in West Twin Park. The council meets at 6 p.m. in the council chambers of City Hall. The piece, entitled “Nexus,” is being created by artist Dan Perry. In his concept proposal, Perry ...

Annual celebration set

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Legacy Learning Boone River Valley is planning a special evening celebrating art, nature, music and storytelling. The annual celebration is planned for Monday, Oct. 28 at the Briggs Woods Conference Center beginning at 5 p.m. Twenty different artists will display and demonstrate their art at ...

Semi-annual book sale is this week

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The Friends of Kendall Young Library Book Sale will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the lower level of the library. Books, CDs, videos, DVDs, magazines, and books on tape will be for sale. Thursday, the sale is open to just Friends of the Library members from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., but ...

Care Transition of West Central Iowa launches

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Dawn Villhauer-Murley is pleased to announce the launch of her new business, Caring Transition of West Central Iowa. This new senior-focused relocation and estate-clearing company serves Carroll, Fort Dodge, Webster City, Jefferson, Ames, Sac City, Rockwell City and the surrounding areas. ...

County economic development group votes to dissolve

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The board of directors of Hamilton County SEED, doing business as Hamilton Hometowns Economic Development has voted to dissolve the organization, effective Nov. 15. Hamilton County SEED, which stands for “support and enrich economic development,” was incorporated in 1988 and included all ...

Board OKs first reading of smoke-free policy

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The Webster City School Board approved the first reading for a district-wide smoke-free environment policy at its regular meeting this week. The smoke-free environment policy addresses not only tobacco products but also electronic cigarettes and the vapor they produce. The board also ...

Shoetown Market a success

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Vintage and antique enthusiasts once again found bargains and unique items in Webster City. Last weekend, Oct. 12 and 13, the Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the first ever Shoetown Market at the Tex Trails Warehouse. Dozens of vendors from across the state brought a wide ...

An evening of music, art and storytelling

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Legacy Learning Boone River Valley is planning a special evening celebrating art, nature, music and storytelling. The annual celebration is planned for Monday, Oct. 28 at the Briggs Woods Conference Center beginning at 5 p.m. Twenty different artists will display and demonstrate their ...

Appellate Court reverses $100,000 Wilson Brewer Park donation

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A $100,000 gift made last year to the Wilson Brewer Park Foundation has been reversed by order of the Iowa Court of Appeals after a successful legal challenge on behalf of Mabelle Raska, a successful businesswoman and longtime Webster City resident. The Sept. 25 opinion precedes a meeting ...

WC man charged with attempted murder

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A Webster City man has been charged with attempt to commit murder in connection with an incident that occurred in Eagle Grove in July. On Monday, Eagle Grove Police issued an arrest warrant for David Hernandez, 30, of Webster City. He was arrested and is currently in custody in the ...

FD mural site to get an upgrade

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FORT DODGE - Stopping by the old grain silos on Hawkeye Avenue to view the massive mural painted on them may become an easier experience as a result of a contract awarded Monday by the Fort Dodge City Council. The mural, painted by Australian artist Guido van Helten, features the images of ...

‘Hot Tamale Louie’ to be presented Saturday

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Humanities Iowa presenter John Rapson will give a program “Hot Tamale Louie: Telling Stories Without Words” at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Mulberry Center Church in Wilson Brewer Historic Park, Webster City. Zarif Khan as a teenager left his home near the Khyber Pass in Afghanistan and ...

Homecoming parade entries are sought

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The Webster City Homecoming Parade will be held Friday, Oct. 18 at 2:30 p.m. and the National Honor Society is requesting that all interested participants sign up for a homecoming parade entry this year. Any individual, nonpolitical group, or business, associated with the high school, is ...

H/M grant process opens

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The Webster City Hotel/Motel Tax Board has announced the schedule for the 24th round of Hotel/Motel Tax Grants. Hotel/Motel tax grants are for the purpose of increasing tourism and visitors in Webster City, officials said. A grant training session will be held on Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. at ...

Rotary Club turkey dinner returns

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The Webster City Rotary Club will be holding their 40th annual Turkey dinner from 11 am to 1 pm on Sunday, Oct. 27 at Webster City High School. The menu includes turkey, dressing, potatoes and gravy, green beans, cranberries, dinner roll and a light dessert, as well as coffee or milk. There ...