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Christmas thyme

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The Webster City Community Theatre will unveil a brand-new holiday production next week, written by Stanhope resident Sally Evans. “The Gift of Thyme” was written by Evans, who is also directing the one-act Christmas play. The play is set to run Dec. 11 through Dec. 15. “I was ...

Car destroyed in early morning fire

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— Daily Freeman-Journal photo by Juan Trujillo A car was deemed a total loss in a fire that occurred early Thursday morning, according reports. Webster City firefighters were called to the alley behind 715 Division St. at 4:06 a.m. Upon arrival, the passenger compartment of the auto was ...

Gone but not forgotten

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Veterans Affairs of Hamilton County is asking for the public’s help in locating the families of two area soldiers who are listed as Missing in Action. According to Hamilton County VA administrator LuAnn Jackson, over 7,700 soldiers are missing in action and the United States Department of ...

Guarded optimism

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The 18th annual Farm News Ag Show kicked off Wednesday with more than 65 vendors on hand exhibiting both agricultural and non-agricultural products, bringing something for everyone to the show. The beginning of the show was also an opportunity for Farm News columnist and president of ...

No place like home for the holidays

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Webster City Chamber of Commerce and the City of Webster City are sponsoring a full day of family holiday fun on Dec. 14. Hometown Holidays will feature movies, music, food, shopping and the lighting of the community Christmas tree in Availa Bank Plaza. Jenn Peterman, executive director ...

Customer appreciation open house planned at WC post office

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The Webster City Post Office will hold a customer appreciation open house on Tuesday, Dec. 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Postmaster Harley Tapper said the post office is celebrating the support the community has shown the post office over the past two months. The local office finished second ...

Quarterly Chamber Coffee is Wednesday

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The Webster City Chamber of Commerce will hold its quarterly coffee meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 11 at The Bridge, 905 Des Moines St. The coffee will be hosted by the Webster City Church of Christ. Networking begins at 7:30 a.m. and the meeting will begin at 7:45 a.m. The meeting will feature ...

CFR offers free mental health first aid training

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According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, along with the Iowa Department of Public Health, over 600,000 Iowa residents (20 percent of the population) experiences signs and symptoms of mental illness every year. Only 41 percent of that total routinely receives appropriate ...

Ensemble to present holiday music

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With a mixture of secular and sacred holiday music, the Webster City Community Chorus, under the direction of Dane Barner, will present its 33nd annual holiday concert this weekend. Performances are planned for Saturday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 8, at 3 p.m. at Asbury United ...

Ag show opens today

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Joe Wiederin, branch manager of the Fort Dodge Ziegler CAT makes sure one of the tractors on display at the Farm News 2019 Ag Show sparkles. The 2019 Ag Show starts today at 8:30 a.m. and is open until 5 p.m. Thursday hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The show is on the Iowa Central Community ...

Live nativity to be presented Saturday night

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First Congregational UCC will have a live nativity scene on display Saturday, December 7 from 5:30 to 7:30pm. It will be staged in front of the church on the corner of Bank street and Willson Avenue. Area residents are invited to drive by to look, stop and have hot cocoa and cookies in the ...

WC schools prepare for winter concerts

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Webster City schools have been getting into the spirit with winter music concerts beginning this week. Northeast Hamilton Elementary Winter Concert on Thursday, Dec. 5 at 6:30 p.m. in Blairsburg. The Webster City Middle School will present its winter concert on Monday, Dec. 9 from 6 - 7 ...

A good neighbor

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A local benefactor wants to share the joys of kindness and being a good neighbor. That person is offering a Christmas gift to area movie goers. Webster Theater Manager Ann McLaughlin said she was “pleasantly surprised” when she was approached by a local resident last Saturday. They told ...

Council hears update on Second Street project

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Webster City City Manager Jeff Sheridan gave the City Council an update on the 2020 Second Street Reconstruction Project during the City Council meeting on Monday night. “The city is now eligible for Community Development Block Grants based on our low- to moderate-income statistics,” ...

Jill Biden makes campaign stop in WC

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“As a professor of writing, I always tell my students that words matter,” Dr. Jill Biden told a group of potential voters at Mornin’ Glory Coffee on Monday afternoon. Biden, spouse of former Vice President of the United States Joe Biden, stopped in Webster City to campaign for her ...

Oh, Christmas tree

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DUNCOMBE — Kevin and Aubrey Cordray, of Humboldt, have hopes that choosing and harvesting their own Christmas tree will become a long time family tradition. The Cordrays, along with their son Hayes, 3 and daughter Collins, 1, have been picking out their own Christmas tree, making it a ...

From Ukraine to Webster City

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He’s traveled the world photographing many of the major events of our time. He’s lived in Ukraine for several years, often working on the front-lines of the war. He’s traveled to India, Pakistan, Tibet and China recently on assignment. Now Brendan Hoffman is on assignment here in ...

Merchants gear up for Small Business Saturday

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By KELBY WINGERT kwingert@freemanjournal.net Small Business Saturday, the shopping holiday following Thanksgiving and Black Friday, is one of the best business days for downtown Fort Dodge shops, said Kris Patrick, executive director of Main Street Fort Dodge. “They report back that ...

Stepped up enforcement planned for holiday season

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The holiday season is known for celebrations and traditions, but it is also known for being the deadliest season when it comes to drunk and drug-impaired driving. Iowa Law Enforcement across the state will partner with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic ...

Operation Christmas Meal returns to WC

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Iowa Select Farms and the Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation announce the locations of Operation Christmas Meal, a free pork loin giveaway for families who aren’t planning a Christmas meal due to insufficient funds.  This year, Operation Christmas Meal will give away 18,000 boneless pork ...