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Webster City Women’s Club will meet Monday

The Webster City Women's Club will meet Monday, May 13, at the Jane Young House, 629 Elm Street, Webster City. This meeting begins at 1:30 p.m. The program to be presented by Carol Zills is “Paintbrush in Hand.” Bev Hayes is in charge of hospitality. A committee of Jana Reints, Kathy ...

Spring singing

Webster City Schools third- and fourth-graders joined together in concert Tuesday at the Webster City High School competition gym under the direction of Dane Barner. — Daily Freeman-journal photo by David Borer

Military plan appears to doom Fort Dodge Air Guard unit

FORT DODGE — A plan recently released by military leaders apparently makes it very likely that the Iowa Air National Guard unit in Fort Dodge will eventually be closed. It was announced in December, just months after the 133rd Test Squadron marked its 75th anniversary, that the unit would ...

Wildcat Distilling Co. products win at International Spirits Competition

Two of Wildcat Distilling Co.’s premium whiskeys were winners at the American Distilling Institute’s 2024 International Spirits Competition. Planter’s Pride took home the silver medal, and Plow Point earned the bronze, a testament to Wildcat’s dedication to creating authentic, ...

Now arriving: Webster City railroad history

Think you know your Webster City history? Then surely you know the name Walter Willson, local landowner and politician. Webster City’s best-known hotel and one of its streets are named for him, too. But, is there more to his story? Jacob Funk may be on your radar. Successful banker and ...