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A proper sendoff

FORT DODGE — As a young boy, Austin Wisdom, of Stanhope, dreamed of serving his country in the military, according to his mother, Trisha Wisdom. “He told me I’m gonna’ be a soldier,” she said. “He always had in the back of his mind that this was what he wanted to do, and he ...

Potential reorganization with NEH discussed

The Webster City school board hosted a joint meeting with Northeast Hamilton at Monday evening’s board meeting concerning the proposed district reorganization. “There will be a joint board meeting this Thursday to finalize the petition for reorganization,” said Superintendent Mike ...

Picture this

Webster City residents will have an opportunity to share their perspective on the community through photos this evening. Legacy Learning Boone River Valley and Building Possibility are collaborating with award winning photographer Brendan Hoffman to host a photo walk in downtown Webster ...

WC leaf pickup set for Nov. 14

The Annual City Wide Leaf Pick Up will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 14 beginning at 7 a.m. Residents are reminded to have their leaves in plastic bags and on the curb by 7 a.m. The bags need to be tied. Please do not place sticks or any other type of yard waste or rubbish in the bags. Only ...

En Espanol

The Webster Theater will be holding a Spanish night at the movies. Patrons are invited to see the new film "Lego Ninjago" on Saturday, Oct. 14 at 9:30 p.m. The film will be played in Spanish. The subtitles will either be Spanish or the voiceover will be in Spanish. As Hamilton County boasts ...

Governor to headline county GOP event

Gov. Kim Reynolds will be the keynote speaker at a Hamilton County Republican soup supper and auction Saturday, Oct. 28. The event will be held at the Webster City Middle School, 1101 Des Moines St., Webster City. Other speakers expected to attend include Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg, Sen. Jerry ...

Grab your camera

Legacy Learning Boone River Valley and Building Possibility are collaborating with award winning photographer Brendan Hoffman to host a photo walk in downtown Webster City on Wednesday night. Photographers, both professional and amateur, are invited to join Hoffman at the downtown ArtSpace ...

Turning the page

Patrons who visit Kendall Young Library will notice a new face as they pass by the reference desk. Pascale Bruns officially began her duties as teen librarian on Oct. 4. She will be working with teens and other community members who frequent the library. She will also be working at the ...

South Hamilton crowns royalty

—Daily Freeman-Journal photo by Tracy Runneberg South Hamilton's Homecoming King Grant Evans and Queen Gabbi Struchen are pictured above at Friday night’s football game.

Packing the Paddy Wagon

—Daily Freeman-Journal photo by Adri Sietstra The Hamilton County Peace Officers Association held their second annual Pack the Paddy Wagon event at Hy-Vee Sunday afternoon. This year, the HCPOA collected food for local pantries and hosted a cook-out to benefit the Special Olympics. A total ...

School board to meet tonight

The Webster City School Board will have a joint meeting with Northeast Hamilton at tonight’s board meeting concerning the proposed district reorganization. The board will discuss and review the most recent informal board meeting with the Stratford and Northeast Hamilton school districts. ...

Stratford business hosts Reynolds

STRATFORD – A Stratford winery caught the attention of Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds during the 2017 Iowa State Fair. Thursday, Reynolds had a chance to see the Backcountry Winery in action. The winery is owned and operated by Amber and Preston Gable and was started in 2014. Backcountry ...

A closer look at Seneca Foundry

Students from the Iowa Central Career Academy toured Seneca Foundry Thursday morning to get a glimpse into the world of manufacturing. High school juniors and seniors from Webster City, Eagle Grove, Clarion, Fort Dodge and Humboldt participated in the tour of the foundry. “The importance ...

Pack the Paddy Wagon is Saturday

The Hamilton County Peace Officers Association and Webster City Hy-Vee will be holding their second annual Pack the Paddy-Wagon food drive and cook-out to benefit the Hamilton County Special Olympics. The event will be held on Sunday, Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Webster City ...

Parade is Oct. 13

The Webster City National Honor Society is requesting all interested participants sign up entries for this year’s homecoming parade set for Friday, Oct. 13. The parade will begin at 2:30 p.m. with line up to start at 1:30 p.m. and commence at 2:15 p.m. on Seneca Street on the west side ...

Breaking ground

The first shovelfuls of soil were turned in a ceremony Wednesday morning to mark the beginning of the $2.6 million Briggs Woods Conference Center construction project. County and city officials, donors and community members gathered in the Briggs Woods Golf Course parking near the site of ...

NEH goal: Don’t sit, get fit

BLAIRSBURG — Don't Sit, Get Fit! That's the goal at Northeast Hamilton as students, staff and community members kicked off the 2017 Iowa Healthiest State Initiative with a 20 minute stroll around the new walking track. "Community members and students from all across Iowa are walking 30 ...

Schools lockdown

CLARION — A threatening social media post forced some area schools to enter a lockdown Wednesday afternoon, according to Robert Olson, Clarion-Goldfield-Dows superintendent. Clarion-Goldfield-Dows and Eagle Grove Community schools went on a low-level lockdown shortly after 1 p.m. A ...

“Nick’s Boat” sails to KYL

Jo Ann Hendricks describes Nick Seamonds as “one awesome guy.” Seamonds, 37, has cerebral palsy and is confined to a wheelchair. Thanks to efforts by his family and friends, an accessible cabin at Lake Cornelia offers enjoyment and inclusion and gives Nick the ability to navigate his ...

Reynolds gets VIP tour of Prestage site

EAGLE GROVE — Gov. Kim Reynolds believes the addition of a $250 million pork plant south of Eagle Grove, which will process 10,000 hogs a day, is needed to help revitalize the area. “This can bring more companies here and help the area continue to evolve,” Reynolds said Saturday ...