Local News

Knutson elected board chairwoman

Roberta Knutson, Webster City, was elected chairwoman of the Van Diest Medical Center Board of Trustees Tuesday night during the board's regular session. Knutson takes over the reins from Carroll Ose. Other officers elected were Ose, who will serve as vice chairman and Kirk McCollough, ...

Arts R Alive

Arts R Alive in Webster City, Iowa is sponsoring a brainstorming meeting regarding the promotion and continuation of their Sculpture Event tonight from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Morning Glory Coffee Shop. Light snacks and coffee will be provided.

Rathbun pleased with VDMC’s growth

Van Diest Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Lori Rathbun gave an overview of the hospital's performance and offered some thoughts on issues relating to healthcare Tuesday night during the board of trustees monthly meeting. Rathbun said she was pleased with how the year is shaping up ...

Stansfield welcomed

New Webster City Fire Chief Charles T. Stansfield was welcomed by the council at Monday evening’s city council meeting. “I’d just like to say thank you for the opportunity to come to Webster City,” said Stansfield. “I am definitely excited to be here and given the opportunity ...

Council approves speed limit reduction

A proposed ordinance amending a speed limit reduction on East Second Street was approved by the City Council of Webster City Monday night. The second reading of a proposed ordinance to amend and reduce the speed limit on East Second Street was approved. The council made a motion to waive ...

Winterfest this week at WCHS

In celebration of Winterfest at Webster City High School this week students can participate in dress-up days. They are Mismatch Monday, Turtleneck and Fanny Pack Tuesday, Windbreaker Wednesday, Thermal Thursday, and Festive Friday. Coronation and assembly will take place on Friday at 1:50 ...

Arts R Alive to meet

Arts R Alive in Webster City, Iowa is sponsoring a brainstorming and informational meeting regarding the promotion and continuation of their local Sculpture Event on Wednesday, January 18 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Morning Glory Coffee Shop. Light snacks and coffee will be provided.

GriefShare to begin

Trinity Lutheran Church in Ellsworth will be hosting 13 weekly GriefShare classes on Sunday afternoons from 2-4 p.m. beginning February 5. Cost of the class is $15 for the accompanying workbook. Contact Pastor Jon Rollefson at 515-836-4792 for more information.

Public Meetings

The Parks and Recreation Commission will meet Thursday at 5:15 p.m. in the Fuller Hall Sampson Room. The Wilson Brewer Historic Park Committee will meet Friday at 10 a.m. at City Hall.

Healthy alternatives

About 30 vendors, healthcare providers, nutrition and fitness experts were on hand Saturday at the Fuller Hall Health Fair held in the gym of the recreation facility. Those attending had the opportunity to learn more about health services available in the community, along with ...

VDMC to offer oncology services

Van Diest Medical Center has announced the addition of oncology services to the specialty care services available at the hospital. Dr. Angela Sandre, with Medical Oncology and Hematology Associates (MOHA) of Iowa, is now seeing patients in the Specialty Clinic Department at Van Diest ...

Ikes donate to Honor Flight

The Boone Valley Izaak Walton League donated $600 to the Brushy Creek Honor Flight. The money will be put towards the next Honor Flight which is scheduled for May 6. Boone Valley Izaak Walton League President Dave Gordon, left, is shown above presenting the check to Brushy Creek Honor Flight ...

ACA rally held in Fort Dodge Sunday

FORT DODGE — J.J. Jacobs, of Fort Dodge, credits the Affordable Care Act for helping her receive the medical treatment she needed at the age of 24. Jacobs was diagnosed with a condition that rendered her disabled in 2012, she said. “I was told I could no longer work, but ...

Healthy outlook

Looking to get healthy in 2017? Interested in learning about a selection of health and fitness organizations in the area? Look no further than the 4th Annual Health Fair/Free Fitness Day at Fuller Hall Recreation Center this Saturday. The free event will begin at 10 a.m. and end at 2 p.m. ...

Community book read planned

JEWELL — Ever feel like guiding young people today is like traveling in new territory without a map? Several agencies are bringing people together to discuss issues around raising today's kids by hosting a community book discussion of "Artificial Maturity: Helping Kids Meet the Challenge ...

Annual dinner, meeting for Chamber set

The Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual meeting and dinner is planned for Jan. 23 at the St. Thomas Aquinas Church. Networking, a cash bar and a silent auction is from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Donations for the auction maybe made by calling the Chamber office, 832-2564. ...

Final plans unveiled

The Briggs Woods Golf Course clubhouse was packed Wednesday evening with community members eager to see the finalized plans for the Briggs Woods Conference Center. Attendees were able to take a closer look at the buildings features and hear from individuals involved in the project. Wayne ...

Leopold begins run for governor

Rich Leopold, who last week announced his bid for governor, stopped in Webster City Wednesday morning as part of his “Let's Go Outside” meet and greet tour across rural Iowa. He met with several local residents at the Second St. Emporium. The Democrat said he announced his intentions ...

Police investigate crash

— Daily Freeman-Journal photo by Adri Sietstra Webster City police investigated a three-vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon at the intersection of Bank Street and Superior Street. Donna K. Von Feldt, Webster City, was traveling south on Superior Street. Allan L. Hansen, Holland, was ...

A chocolate lover’s dream

The Kendall Young Library will once again host a popular event, the Festival of Chocolate on Sunday, Jan. 29 from 2 to 4 p.m. Attendees can sample a selection of chocolate treats made by local community members at the event. “It’s fun. It’s delicious. It’s local,” said Angie ...