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Seussical the Musical comes to WC Community Theatre

The cast and crew say, ”Thank you, Dr. Seuss.” And after audiences see “Seussical the Musical” at Webster City Community Theatre, they will too. Many of Theodore Geisel’s, phantasmagoric array of absurd characters, animals, places, and catchy rhymes come alive on the stage July ...

City unveils new logo, website

The new City of Webster City website is now live and viewable by the public. according toCommunity Vitality Director Lindsay Henderson. The new site — located at www.webstercity.com — will feature the City’s new brand identity and has been developed to be more user-friendly, ...

EUGENE GRAY

Eugene Gray, 88, of Webster City, died June 30, 2018 at his home. Services are pending at Gunderson Funeral Home & Cremation Services.

Fighting the summer slide

BLAIRSBURG — To fight the summer slide in learning, Northeast Hamilton Elementary School is opening up its library once a month for students for the Trojans Read! summer reading program. Students are encouraged to check out up to five books two times during the summer, explained NEH ...

Basketball camp held

June 18 to 21, 64 second through sixth grade girls attended basketball camp at Webster City High School. Throughout the week, they participated in six skill sessions each day that covered ball handling, defense, boxing out, screen roll, layups, shooting and passing. The athletes also took part ...

Williams to host annual observance

WILLIAMS — The Williams Lions Club will sponsor its 67th Annual Independence Day celebration on Wednesday, July 4 in downtown Williams. The day kicks off with the parade at 10 a.m. with Wayne and Connie Wahlert serving as Parade Grand Marshals. Also featured will be the American Legion ...

Fireworks planned in Webster City, Little Wall Lake

Fireworks will light up the night sky Tuesday night in Webster City, sponsored by Van Diest Supply Company. The fireworks will begin about 10 p.m. that night just west of the three ball diamonds at the high school. Area residents are invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets to sit on the ...

Addressing the epidemic

State, local and region experts gathered on June 26 at the Webster City High School Prem Sahai Auditorium to hold a panel addressing the growing opioid epidemic. The purpose of this panel was to educate the public about the growing opioid epidemic. RSVP, which stands for Retired and Senior ...

Mr. Mayor

John Hawkins, an immigrant from Australia, is truly a jack-of-all-trades. From expanding his family’s business in Australia, to starting a new life and business in America, to becoming mayor in his small town, to being a father and grandfather, Hawkins seems to be able to do it all. ...

Kamrar Car Show draws auto enthusiasts

Kamrar’s Annual Car Show, held Sunday, drew car enthusiasts from all over the state. Above are the 31 trophy winners from the event. At the left is the Best of Show winner sponsored by Webster City Auto Center. John Rasmussen of Cedar Falls brought his 1972 Chevy Monte Carlo to the show.

County accepts former clinic building

The Hamilton County Board of Supervisors accepted the transfer of property from Van Diest Medical Center Tuesday morning during the board's regular session. The former Webster City Medical Clinic, located at 1610 Collins St. in Webster City, was given to the county to be used for mental ...

Students collect shoes to raise funds for WC2DC

WC2DC is conducting a shoe drive fundraiser through the end of July to raise funds for a group of eight kids to go to Washington DC next May. WC2DC will earn funds based on the total weight of the pairs of gently worn, used and new shoes collected, as Funds2Orgs will issue a check for the ...

Public hearing on Master Matrix set

The Hamilton County Board of Supervisors set July 10 at 9 a.m. for a public hearing on the Master Matrix. The hearing will be held during the regular board session and is for a project at Summit Farms LLC, located in section 23 of Blairsburg Township, about two miles north of Blairsburg. ...

Singers to join Iowa Ambassadors of Music

Three young women from Webster City High School will join nearly 400 other students, musicians, advisors and parents who will be leaving July 2 on a 16-day tour of Europe with the “Iowa Ambassadors of Music.” The local participants are: McKenna Mitchell, 2018 graduate of WCHS and ...

Board thanks Sherwood for service

Superintendent Mike Sherwood took part in his final Webster City school board meeting Monday night as he prepares to retire from the district on Friday. Sherwood announced his retirement at the beginning of the year. He has served as superintendent for 14 years. Members of the board ...

Town hall to address opioid crisis

BY TERESA WOOD editor@freemanjournal.net In an effort to educate the public about the growing opioid epidemic, Central Iowa RSVP is hosting a town hall meeting tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Webster City High School Prem Sahai Auditorium, according to Becky Koppen, Central Iowa Webster City ...

Annual July 4 foot race set

The Firecracker 5K road race-walk is planned again for Wednesday, July 4 in Webster City. The annual race starts and finishes at Twin Parks, 1100 Seneca St., and the course will consist of routes on paved roads and park trails. Organizers said the course is basically flat with one small ...

High water closes parts of Boone River trail

Portions of the Boone River Recreational Trail were closed Friday afternoon and over the weekend due to the recent heavy rains. At the right, the parking lot at Riverside Park was mostly underwater Sunday.  As of Sunday afternoon, the Boone River at Webster City was at 10.3 feet. Flood stage ...

Emerald ash borer found in Hamilton County

DES MOINES — A destructive pest of ash trees has now been confirmed in Buchanan, Hamilton, Hardin and Pottawattamie counties. The emerald ash borer, an exotic pest from Asia, was first found in Iowa in 2010 and has now been detected in 61 Iowa counties. Insect samples were collected from ...

WC native to present book talk

A Webster City native will share excerpts from his new book in a program Thursday night at Kendall Young Library. Nathaniel Tagg recently published “Animal Virtue,” a book of original poetry. He'll read some selected poems from the book and talk about his writing process. The program ...