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Successful mass vaccine clinic

Hamilton County Public Health held a mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Saturday morning at the Briggs Woods Conference Center. Volunteers checked the individuals in and led them to a socially-distanced seating area. Nurses and paramedics moved among the chairs, checking information on the ...

WC man sentenced to federal prison for child porn

A Webster City man who received and distributed child pornography was sentenced Feb. 26, 2021, to more than 14 years in federal prison. Kevin Eugene Dill, 56, received the prison term after an Oct. 9, 2020, guilty plea to one count of distribution of child pornography and one count of receipt ...

Prom plans on the agenda for board

In 2020, Webster City Schools, along with others around the country, closed due to the pandemic. With the closure came the cancellation of spring sports, school concerts and the prom. High School Principal Dan Johnson and prom sponsor Marta Paukert will present the plans for the 2021 prom ...

Council to hold special meeting

The Webster City City Council will meet in a special session Monday night to consider resolutions approving a bond purchase agreement for the sale of water revenue improvement and refunding bonds, series 2021B. The council will meet virtually using Zoom Monday night at 6 p.m. The public can ...

Find the fairy house, win a scholarship

Legacy Learning Boone River Valley is hiding two small clay fairy houses around Webster City.. The winners will receive a free scholarship to participate in the Clay Fairy House Workshop on Monday March 22 at the Produce Station Pottery studio from 6-8pm. Madalyn Loring, Webster City High ...

Frontier Days is roaring for 2021

FORT DODGE — Live music, buckskinners, jugglers, a chainsaw artist and oh, yes, a parade, will all be part of the Frontier Days festivities this summer. The annual three-day event at the Fort Museum and Frontier Village will once again take place after the COVID-19 pandemic forced its ...

Mobile food bank set for March 16

The Mobile Food Bank Drive through will be held Tuesday, March 16 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church 1005 Beach St. in Webster City starting at 3 p.m. Vehicles should stage facing west on Water St. Please wear a mask.

Vehicles damaged in Thursday fire

Eleven vehicles were damaged in a Thursday afternoon fire. Members of the Webster City Fire Department were called to a building at 221 North White Fox Road owned by Tony Nessa at 12:38 p.m. Reports indicate that there was a person working on a truck inside the building. The truck caught fire ...

Faith in the future

A Webster City church recently completed a successful capital campaign that will fund upgrades and renovations this year. Through a special capital campaign, Faith in Our Future, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church raised more than $2.7 million. The funds raised surpassed the initial ...

Council to meet in special session

The City Council of Webster City will meet in a special session Thursday at 6 p.m. The public can join the meeting by logging onto the Zoom platform using the meeting ID 857 8009 5788. The only item on the agenda is a resolution setting the date for a public hearing on the proposal to ...

WCHS musicians to present in-person concert

The Webster City High School band will present an in-person concert in the school’s competition gym to allow for social distancing. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 8. Attendance will be limited to students’ immediate household members and grandparents, in line with ...

Volunteers help man COVID vaccine clinics

With volunteer photo — Submitted photo Volunteers Paula Brownell and Colette Johnston work at the registration table at a recent COVID-19 vaccine clinic. Health department officials said the volunteers play a vital role in freeing up the nursing staff to administer shots and handle ...

Voters say yes to LOSST renewal

Voters in Hamilton County voted Tuesday to renew the Local Option Sales and Service Tax, though just 422 voters turned out to cast ballots, according to unofficial results released by Kim Schaa, Hamilton County commissioner of elections. That’s 4.12 percent of the 10,248 registered ...

New deputy joins team

Deputy Ethan Krieger, left, was given his oath by Hamilton County Sheriff Doug Timmons Tuesday morning. Krieger began his career in law enforcement working in the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office as a correctional officer in 2012. He then became a certified peace officer in 2015. Krieger has ...

Hearings set for shelter projects

Public hearings were set for April 5 to consider plans and award contracts for shelter projects planned in Webster City parks this spring as the council met in regular session Monday. The first project is the shelter house at Brewer Creek Park. The shelter, which sits at the bottom of ...

Council sets maximum tax asking from levies

A public hearing was held Monday night during the Webster City City Council meeting to consider the maximum tax dollars from certain levies for Fiscal Year 2022. The council gathered in-person in the council chambers while members of the public were able to join the meeting via ...

Serving up Sundaes on Sunday

—Daily Freeman-Journal photos by Anne Blankenship The Hamilton County Fair Foundation held its annual Sundaes on Sunday fundraising event at the Briggs Woods Conference Center. The event which in previous years had been held at the Webster City Middle School was held this year at the ...

Council to hold two hearings

Public hearings are on the agenda for the City Council of Webster City Monday night. The council will meet at 6 p.m. via Zoom and the public can join the session by logging on to Zoom using the meeting code of 84349810551 or watch it live on the city’s Facebook page. The first hearing is ...

WCHS band students to perform March 8

The Webster City High School band will hold its upcoming concert in the school’s competition gym to allow for social distancing. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 8. Attendance will be limited to students’ immediate household members and grandparents, in line with the ...

Gift card blitz returns

The Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce is once again offering the Gift Card Blitz available on the chamber website, www.visitwebstercityiowa.com. The sale, sponsored by People’s Credit Union, will be held from March 1 through 10. According to Melissa Miller, chamber membership ...