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Adams charged with probation violation

FORT DODGE —A former Iowa Central Community College student accused of causing a fire in the college parking garage has now been accused of violating his probation on a previous case. Terrell Adams, 22, of Fort Dodge, appeared on a probation violation charge in Webster County ...

Hansen keynotes Democratic fundraiser

Two-time Associated Press Sportscaster of the Year, Dale Hansen of Dallas, shared his social and political commentary Wednesday night at the Hamilton County Democrats annual soup supper and fundraiser. Hansen, who works for the ABC affiliate in Dallas, spoke to a large crowd at the Webster ...

EHCF grant cycle to begin in October

The Enhance Hamilton County Foundation has announced that their 2019 Grant Cycle will begin in October. As part of the grant application requirements, applicants must have a representative attend one of two informational meetings to be held in Hamilton County. The first meeting will be ...

KYL to screen ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor’

A documentary released to select theaters this past June called “Won’t you be my neighbor?” will be airing at the Kendall Young Library on Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 6 pm as part of their Movie for Adults program this month. Popcorn and beverages will be provided. The run time for the movie ...

Hamilton County partners with Availa Kares program

The Hamilton County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to join in a new first-in-the-nation program to provide college savings plans to all kindergartners who attend Hamilton County schools. The announcement was made Tuesday during the board's regular session. The county will provide ...

Public Health to offer flu clinics

The Hamilton County Public Health will be hosting flu shot clinics during the month of September, as well as a few scheduled in October. The clinics will be held at different locations in Webster City and the surrounding small towns. Most insurance companies will cover the cost of the flu ...

Pleasant View celebrates reading

It was all about reading Tuesday morning at Pleasant View Elementary School when Marcus McIntosh of KCCI-TV and representatives of EMC Insurance visited the school with the Read With Me program. The Read With Me Program is a partnership between EMC and KCCI 8 News in Des Moines. Each ...

Tighe to hold book signing Thursday

Coach Dick Tighe will be available to sign his book “Coach Tighe: 63 Years of Coaching High School Football” on Thursday, Sept. 13 at 6 p.m. at the Kendall Young Library Meeting Room. Tighe was the longtime Webster City Lynx football coach.

Recovery Month proclaimed

The Hamilton County Board of Supervisors proclaimed September as National Recovery Month in Hamilton County. The proclamation was signed Tuesday morning during the regular board session as representatives with Community and Family Resources and YSS looked on.

Jewell: A treasure trove for antique shoppers

If you have ever been one to need help finding inspiration for home decor or just that one unique piece to really make your house a home, by checking out the Central Iowa Junk Jaunt this Sept. 14-16 in Jewell, the local shop owners hope to help shoppers find what they didn’t even know they ...

Dems to hold annual dinner Wednesday

The Hamilton County Democrats Annual Soup Supper will take place Wednesday, Sept. 12, at the Webster City Middle School from 6 to 8 p.m. Candidate for Hamilton County Treasurer, Colleen Hansen, Tim Winter, Candidate for the Iowa House of Representatives and Candidate for the U S House of ...

School board honors teacher’s service

LuAnn Garvey was honored during Monday evening’s Webster City school board meeting by Superintendent Mandy Ross for the award she had received in July for Educator of the Year by the American Legion. She was nominated by Post 191 and 8th District Commander Marvin Carr, who was also in ...

Game with silly name grows in popularity

Pickleball is sweeping the nation, and a couple of local enthusiasts, Lisa Schaa and Jerita Nelson, are bringing an upcoming clinic to Webster City. The clinic will be held at the Webster City High School on Saturday, Sept. 15. Schaa and Nelson received funding from a Hotel/Motel Grant in ...

Learning Center now accepting applications

Applications are now being accepted for the Asbury Learning Center tutoring program. Students in grades K-4 needing extra assistance in reading or math may qualify for this service. This program is nondenominational and is offered at no cost to families through an endowment fund. ...

Teen advisory board meets

By COURTNEY SOGARD csogard@freemanjournal.net The Teen Advisory Board met for the first time Thursday afternoon in the Jane Young Room of the Kendall Young Library. Led by Teen Librarian, Pascale Bruns, the board meets to discuss what the teens would like to see more of in the library ...

Hundreds turnout for car show

Sunny skies brought out vintage and classic car enthusiasts to the annual Cruisin’ South car and tractor show, held Sunday afternoon in the Southfield Wellness Community parking lot. Shined and polished entries with hoods up were on display for visitors to check out. Residents of ...

Building in the middle of everything

STRATFORD — A conference held in Hamilton County which was geared toward growing and strengthening small towns drew participants from all over the Midwest this week. The Rural That Works Conference, organized by Deb Brown of Building Possibility and Sarah Thompson of Rural Revitalization ...

Conservation efforts in the prairie pothole region

When one thinks of conservation efforts being made toward any aspect of nature, one might assume that preserving the natural resources in any given ecosystem may be all the Hamilton County Conservation does for the Briggs Woods animal and vegetation populations. But some other key elements ...

Camp S’more Reading Night held at KYL

Twin sisters Lily Romp, top left and Hope Romp, top right age 6, make some band-aid fireflies in a mason jar while attending the Camp S’more Reading night at Kendall Young Library on Thursday evening. The event included crafts, treats and story reading.

New store director bringing community to Hy-Vee

Webster City Hy-Vee’s new store director, Jon Johnson, has worked for the Hy-Vee Corporation for 25 years and has decided to bring his experience to the Webster City community. Johnson took advantage of the opportunity when it was first suggested to him by his friend, the Fort Dodge Hy-Vee ...