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An ‘electrifying’ evening at City Hall

After decades of faithful service, substantially all of Webster City’s public utilities are in the process of major renewal or rebuilding. Nowhere is this more evident than in the City’s electrical utility. The new Reisner electrical substation, which will be built near the corner of ...

Council doubles down on street repairs

For some time now the City Council of Webster City has looked for every opportunity to catch up on repairs to overdue repairs to the city’s streets. To that end, on Monday the council gave the green light for $858,016.01 in repairs as part of the city’s hot melt asphalt (HMA) street ...

Humlicek pleads guilty to vehicular manslaughter

Dustin Humlicek will be sentenced later this summer after pleading guilty Monday to vehicular manslaughter in District Court in Hamilton County. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. August 12 in the Hamilton County Courthouse, according to online court records. Humlicek, 40, is ...

There will be no Daily Freeman-Journal on Wednesday

There will be no Daily Freeman-Journal on Wednesday, June 19, due to the postal holiday Juneteenth. This is because the DFJ is delivered through the postal system. Juneteenth is a national holiday marking June 19, 1865. That is the date the slavery ended in the former Confederacy when Union ...

Park & Rec Commission meets Thursday at outdoor pool

The Webster City Park & Recreation Commission will meet Thursday at the outdoor Municipal Swimming Pool, 1200 Union Street, Webster City. This meeting begins at 5:15 p.m. On the agenda are budget and Fuller Hall reports, an update on the outdoor pool, updates on all city parks, and a ...

Crafting for Seniors is Wednesday at Fuller Hall

Crafting for Seniors is Wednesday in the Sampson Room, Fuller Hall, 625 Bank Street, Webster City. This free event begins at 11 a.m. This month the craft is creating a decoupage tin can that can hold pencils, utensils or plants. Crafting for Seniors if offered every third Wednesday of the ...