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Council tonight

A plaque will be presented to Dr. Leo Moriarty at tonight’s city council meeting at 5:30 p.m. The council will observe a presentation by Iowa Area Development Group this evening. A resolution to possibly approve the Fire Department Work agreement for 2017-2018 is on the agenda. A ...

Healthy Kids, Healthy Community

Power Up YOUth is celebrating Healthy Kids, Healthy Community week in Hamilton County. To celebrate, the organization will be doing a series of fun activities for the whole family throughout the week. “Community is built when we share our stories, have fun together, take care of one ...

Bunny visits Stanhope

The Stanhope Park was the site for the annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday morning, which saw scores of youngsters from those barely old enough to walk through sixth graders gathering to search out the goodies hidden in the park and on the ball diamond. The Stanhope Development Group, Inc. was ...

Life Flight makes emergency landing

STRATFORD — The crew of a Fort Dodge-based medical helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing Thursday morning after it collided with a bird while returning to town. The UnityPoint Health — Trinity Regional Medical Center Life Flight air ambulance landed in Hamilton County with ...

The creative process

Webster City residents had the opportunity to check out the work of local artist, Cord McMahon, Thursday evening at the downtown Artist in Residence space. “Legacy Learning has written the grant with Hotel Motel Tax monies to bring a visiting artist to the community for a year and as ...

Youth advisory committee convenes first meeting

.—Daily Freeman-Journal photo by Adri Sietstra The Youth Advisory Committee held their first meeting Thursday evening at City Hall. Pictured are left to right, Webster City City Manager Daniel Ortiz-Hernandez, Sophia Vanderpool, Anna Atchison, Webster City City Councilman Logan Welch, Matt ...

Building for the future

With the approved development of Brewer Creek 5th and 6th Additions, the city of Webster City will have the capacity to provide more housing opportunities for individuals within and outside the community. With the anticipated Prestage Farms processing plant, the newly constructed lots will ...

Local businesses donate $500K to BW project

A check for $500,000 from First State Bank, Town & Country Insurance and Van Diest Supply Company was presented to Enhance Hamilton County Foundation for the Briggs Woods Conference Center project. Pictured from left to right are Doug Follmann, executive vice president of Town & ...

Missing WC man, woman found safe

Two people reported missing from Webster City in unrelated cases earlier this week have been found and are safe, according to Webster City Police. Sue Hollingshead, 59, was reported missing on April 9. She was last seen on April 4 in Webster City. Friends and family members received ...

Timm begins duties as city inspector

By ADRI SIETSTRA asietstra@freemanjournal.net The City of Webster City has a new building inspector. Elise Timm, 37, began her duties with the city last Tuesday. “I’m absolutely thrilled to be here,” Timm said. Timm and her husband, Jeremy, reside in rural Stratford. Together, ...

Two missing people found

The two people reported missing from Webster City earlier this week, Sue Hollingshead and Norman Ford, have both been located and are safe according to the Webster City Police Department. No further details are available at this time.

‘Monday After Work’ planned

Arts R Alive in Webster City will host a “Monday After Work” party on April 17 from 6 to 7 p.m. at Mornin’ Glory Cafe at 719 Des Moines St. Organizers say the event is a kick off of the month-long fundraising campaign for the Seventh annual Sculpture and Street Painting event ...

New truck ready to roll in Kamrar

KAMRAR — Community leaders in Kamrar today unveiled a recently purchased fire truck which officials say will help improve fire protection services in the community. The truck's purchase was made possible through a $25,000 grant from USDA Rural Development. The purchase price for the new ...

Two reported missing, information sought

Webster City Police are seeking information about the whereabouts of two missing people, Sue Hollingshead and Norman Ford. According to officials, the two cases are separate and unrelated and both parties appear to have left the area on their own accord. Webster City police also said they ...

Ready for Torch Run

Members of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, Jail, Dispatch, and Webster City Police Department joined teachers and para educators from Webster City and South Hamilton Schools to show off the 2017 Torch Run shirts. The sales of these shirts support the Special Olympics Iowa athletes ...

Contract proposal received

The Webster City School Board acknowledged the initial proposal from the Webster City Education Association Monday evening. Trish Bahrenfuss, on behalf of the WCEA, proposed a yearly salary increase of 5 percent, which would raise the regular salary schedule and extra-curricular salary ...

LLBRV unveils Thursday art events

The public is invited to explore the local art scene with some special events planned by Legacy Learning Boone River Valley. Starting this week, the group will be hosting gatherings every Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. at 531 Second St., to offer local residents a chance to meet some local ...

On the hunt for Easter eggs

Hundreds of area children and their families turned out Saturday morning for the annual Family Easter Event at West Twin Park. Hosted by Southfield Wellness Community and the City of Webster City, the event featured two egg hunts —one for preschoolers and another for older children. Those ...

Fifty attend Youth Summit

About 50 Webster City High School students and area adults gathered at Fuller Hall on Friday to address youth-adult connections and work readiness skills in small group discussions. The exercise ended in finding action steps that will lead to the goal of Hamilton County eventually being the ...

School board tonight

The Webster City Education Association Initial Proposal is on the Webster City School Board’s agenda this evening. There will be discussion of informal board meeting with Northeast Hamilton and Stratford. A public hearing will be set concerning the 2017-2018 school calendar. The ...