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Three shows left

Local residents have three more chances to see the latest Webster City Community Theatre production, “Sherlock Holmes and the Wolf Family Caper.” Performances of the children's production are Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the ...

Interviews and impacts

—Daily Freeman-Journal photo by Adri Sietstra Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation Agent Ray Feidler goes through a mock witness interview process Thursday night with Katie Fischels. Feidler was joined by Agent Scot Ely for the first segment of the fourth session of the Hamilton County ...

Investment agreement approved

The City Council of Webster City approved an agreement between the Wilson Brewer Park/Depot Foundation, Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines and Enhance Hamilton County Foundation. The agreement is in connection with investments and authorizing the transfer of $10,000 from the City’s ...

Three selected for Boys State

Three Webster City High School juniors have been selected to attend the American Legion Hawkeye Boys State at Camp Dodge in Johnston, June 11 to 16. Matthew Johnson, Lucas Rohmiller and Evan Mark will attend the weeklong training program in citizenship and democracy. Iowa American Legion ...

NHS inducts new members

The Webster City High School National Honor Society welcomed 22 new members Sunday afternoon during an induction ceremony at Prem Sahai Auditorium. Students were selected for this honor based on scholarship, character, leadership and service. Greg Thomas, Humboldt Athletic Director and ...

Out of the ground

Prestage Foods of Iowa’s incoming multi-million-dollar pork processing plant could fuel a resurgence in north central Iowa communities, which have lagged behind the rest of Iowa and the United States in terms of growth, according to a study by Goss & Associates Economic Solutions, of ...

Council meets tonight

The City Council of Webster City will meet tonight at 5:30 p.m. in the council chambers. The council will meet in closed session at 5:10 p.m. this evening before the regular meeting. The meeting will focus an interview for a position on the Civil Service Commission. A request from ...

A new take on antiques

KAMRAR – Kamrar's newest business, Tempel's Timeless Treasures, will hold its grand opening on Saturday, April 1 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 430 Hill Street, Kamrar. The furniture, antique and collectibles shop is owned by Steve and Kay Tempel who have spent many years hunting flea markets ...

‘Race for Success’

St. Thomas Aquinas will be hosting the 2017 St. Thomas Aquinas Ball on Saturday, May 6. This year’s theme is “Race for Success” and is centered around the Kentucky Derby. The event will begin at 6 p.m. and end at midnight. The evening will entail a social hour, live and silent ...

Nuisance property talks continue

Nuisance properties were discussed extensively during a work session held by the City Council of Webster City Wednesday evening. Mayor John Hawkins stated that he spoke with Grid Iron Grill owner Burke Risetter Wednesday about getting the property next to the restaurant cleaned up as much ...

Webster City Woman sentenced to Federal Prison for Meth Conspiracy

A Webster City woman who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced to more than 6 years in federal prison. Deanna Ramirez-Trujillo, 31, received the prison term after a Nov. 2, 2016, guilty plea to conspiracy to distribute meth. On four occasions in September and October 2014, ...

A detective’s tale

Webster City Community Theatre brings its youth production to the stage with “Sherlock Holmes and the Wolf Family Caper.”  Performance dates are March 31, April 1, 7 and 8 at 7 p.m. and April 2 and 9 at 2 p.m.   In this “Law and Order” type mystery, the audience is called upon to ...

New name, same faces

New signs went up recently at the corner of Second and Des Moines Streets at the large clock as well as at the corner of Des Moines and First Streets, proclaiming the new name of the former First American Bank – Availa Bank. Carroll County State Bank purchased the Webster City, Jewell and ...

Junior beef show set for the fairgrounds

The Events Center on the Hamilton County Fairgrounds in Webster City hosts two days of Iowa Junior Beef Breeds Association shows April 1 and 2. The Kent Habeger Memorial Classic, formerly held in Algona, is set for Saturday with the Hamilton County Cattlemen’s show on Sunday. Each show ...

WC Little League renamed

The Webster City Little League has been renamed and will now be known as the Webster City Youth Baseball and Softball Association. The Webster City Little League Board of Directors voted unanimously on March 26 to rename their existing organization and to run independently from the Little ...

Nuisance property frustrations heard

Webster City residents expressed concerns and frustrations with local nuisance properties Monday night during a Town Hall meeting at the Webster City Middle School commons. The City Council of Webster City started off the discussion by opening up the floor to give residents an opportunity ...

Christianson named new WC Area Chamber director

Linda Christianson, a Webster City High School graduate, has been named the new Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce executive director. Christianson, who began her duties Monday, succeeds Deb Brown. Brown left the chamber to pursue her own business, SaveYour.Town. She spent part of ...

WC school board OKs budget

The Webster City school board approved the 2017-2018 district budget Monday night with a slight decrease to the tax asking, according to Superintendent Mike Sherwood. The tax rate for the coming year was set at $14.83186 per thousand in valuation, which is a slight decrease from the current ...

A community cause

“Dodge Ballin’ For Acceptance” was the theme Friday night at the Webster City High School P.E. gymnasium. Fifteen teams competed in the tournament, which was sponsored by SHIFT Happens. According to Bee Inspired CAPP Program Coordinator Tiffany Larson, an estimated $1,000 was raised at ...

A tour of the times

Dozens of people boarded a bus Saturday morning to travel 160 years into the past. The trip was a collaboration between the Wilson Brewer Historic Park and Museums in Webster City and the Fort Museum and Frontier Village in Fort Dodge. The Spirit Lake Massacre Remembrance Tour was a ...