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Still time to get a flu shot

According to the Iowa Department of Public Health, only 33.8 percent of the Iowan population have received an influenza vaccine for the 2019-2020 flu season. In Hamilton County, that number is 41.2 percent. Those numbers are nowhere near where they should be, Hamilton County Public Health ...

VDMC to host holiday movie

Van Diest Medical Center is inviting the community to a free holiday showing of the movie, “Christmas Vacation,” rated PG-13, on Monday, Dec.16, at 7 p.m. at the Webster Theater in Webster City. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation is a 1989 American Christmas comedy film directed by ...

Legion honors Jorgenson

American Legion Post 191 Commander Rich Stroner presented Webster City Middle School teacher Lisa Jorgenson with a plaque Tuesday night at the Legion Hall. For the past 22 years, Jorgenson has helped to organize the annual Veterans Day service at the middle school and visits by veterans to ...

Ceramic pendant workshop offered

The holidays are quickly approaching, but there is still time to create a handcrafted gift for someone on your Christmas list. Art instructor Madalyn Loring will lead a class on Saturday, Dec. 14 showing participants how to create clay pendants. The workshop will be held from 10 a.m. until ...

Wanted: Volunteer firefighters

The Webster City Fire Department is in recruiting for volunteer firefighters. Fire Chief Chuck Stansfield said those interested can find the application on the city’s website, www.webstercity.com or they can stop at the fire station to fill out an application. “We will be conducting a ...

ISH marks 400th delivery of 2019

CLARION — Iowa Specialty Hospital’s 400th baby of 2019, Koyer Huntley, was born on Dec. 6 at 7:29 a.m. to parents Olivia and Nate Huntley. Baby Koyer weighed 8 pounds 1 ounce, was 21.5 inches in length, and has brown hair and blue eyes. He will join sibling, Kyrie, at home. “It ...

WC School District seats new board

The Webster City School Board transitioned to a new board at Monday's regular meeting and recognized a retiring board member. Results of November's school board election were announced, followed by the adjournment of the retiring board.  Beth Van Diest was re-elected as District Director ...

Fuller Hall Health Fair returns

The Fuller Hall Recreation Center will be offering the 7th Annual Health Fair/Free Fitness Day on Saturday, Jan. 18, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The planning committee for this event is currently seeking health-related individuals or businesses who want to display or demonstrate their products ...

Lunch with Santa planned for Saturday in Williams

WILIAMS — Lunch with Santa will be held on Saturday, Dec. 14 at the Williams Fire Station from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hot dogs, chili, chicken noodle soup and chips are on the menu. Activities will include a visit with Santa, a hot chocolate bar and Christmas cookie decorating. The event ...

NEH Elementary School hosts winter concert

BLAIRSBURG — Northeast Hamilton Elementary presented its winter concert "All Bundled Up" on Thursday night in Blairsburg. The Kindergarten class sang "Listen to the Bells," "Mittens and Gloves" and "If I Could Fly Like a Snowflake.” The combined choir of first and second grade sang ...

‘Kids feeding kids’

FORT DODGE — Emily Thompson continues to be amazed at the level of support the Fort Dodge community shows for the Feed My Starving Children MobilePack effort. More than 500 volunteers split into three different shifts on Saturday to bag meals for the hungry. The event was held inside the ...

Mr. Mayor

Editor’s Note: The following article originally appeared in the November Our Hometown Magazine. ELLSWORTH — There is a wide array of ways to become part of one’s community, and volunteering is one of the best. In Ellsworth, where he’s lived for twenty years now, Greg Campbell ...

Christmas thyme

The Webster City Community Theatre will unveil a brand-new holiday production next week, written by Stanhope resident Sally Evans. “The Gift of Thyme” was written by Evans, who is also directing the one-act Christmas play. The play is set to run Dec. 11 through Dec. 15. “I was ...

Car destroyed in early morning fire

— Daily Freeman-Journal photo by Juan Trujillo A car was deemed a total loss in a fire that occurred early Thursday morning, according reports. Webster City firefighters were called to the alley behind 715 Division St. at 4:06 a.m. Upon arrival, the passenger compartment of the auto was ...

Gone but not forgotten

Veterans Affairs of Hamilton County is asking for the public’s help in locating the families of two area soldiers who are listed as Missing in Action. According to Hamilton County VA administrator LuAnn Jackson, over 7,700 soldiers are missing in action and the United States Department of ...

Guarded optimism

The 18th annual Farm News Ag Show kicked off Wednesday with more than 65 vendors on hand exhibiting both agricultural and non-agricultural products, bringing something for everyone to the show. The beginning of the show was also an opportunity for Farm News columnist and president of ...

No place like home for the holidays

Webster City Chamber of Commerce and the City of Webster City are sponsoring a full day of family holiday fun on Dec. 14. Hometown Holidays will feature movies, music, food, shopping and the lighting of the community Christmas tree in Availa Bank Plaza. Jenn Peterman, executive director ...

Customer appreciation open house planned at WC post office

The Webster City Post Office will hold a customer appreciation open house on Tuesday, Dec. 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Postmaster Harley Tapper said the post office is celebrating the support the community has shown the post office over the past two months. The local office finished second ...