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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 ...

Alert Iowa now available

Hamilton County Emergency Management officials today announced that citizens in Hamilton County can now sign up for emergency alerts via Hamilton Alert, which is part of the Alert Iowa system. Governor Terry E. Brandstad, Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds, and Iowa Department of Homeland Security ...

Proposal received

The Northeast Hamilton school board received the proposed 2017 – 2018 school budget at its regular meeting on Thursday, March 23. The proposed $2.5 million budget would include a levy of 10.69 and a surtax of five percent. Superintendent Mike Sherwood told the board this budget is lower ...

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 ...

Dodgeball tonight

The Annual SHIFT Happens Dodge for a Cause Dodgeball Tournament is tonight, March 24 at the Webster City High School P.E. Gym, beginning with check-in at 5 p.m. Students in fifth through 12th grade, as well as families and community members are invited to participate in the tournament. Check-in ...

Council to hear concerns

A Town Hall Meeting, hosted by the City Council of Webster City, will be held on Monday, March 27 at the Webster City Middle School Commons, 1101 Des Moines St., at 6 p.m. The agenda calls for a presentation by Kathy Getting of PowerUp YOUth. She will discuss a community needs ...

WC Area Activities Guide available now

The new Webster City Area Activities Guide has been released and is included in today's Daily Freeman-Journal. The guide is a joint project between the Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce and The Daily Freeman-Journal. The guide features a look at all that the Webster City area ...

ACE grand opening

ACE Community Center will be holding their grand opening Saturday at ACE from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Attendees can enjoy food, fun, and get to know more about the programs ACE offers. A series of programs will start at 10 a.m. and go until 1:45 p.m. at Moun Hall. Attendees will get a passport ...

Powered by the sun

Campers and visitors to Little Wall Lake Park will notice something new at the park this summer. Installation is nearly complete on a series of solar array panels that will provide electricity at the park. The solar array panels are mounted in two rows at the north side of the park. ...

Picture this

Interested in photography? Want to tackle tough topics in a new and creative way? Youths in grades 9 through twelve in Hamilton County are invited to find their voice through the lens on Sunday afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. at Mornin’ Glory Coffee Shop. The workshop is free. “The overall ...

Who shot the eagles?

Two bald eagles — a state and federally protected bird species — have been found shot in Webster County during the past two weeks, according to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Both birds died. Webster/Humboldt County Iowa DNR Conservation Officer Bill Spece said the first ...

New truck enhances Duncombe Fire

DUNCOMBE — The Duncombe Volunteer Fire Department has a new truck that will now be on scene for all medical and extrication calls, according to Daryl Hanson, volunteer fire chief. The 2017 Chevy Silverado was purchased from Kemna Auto of Fort Dodge with the help of three grants. Aureon, ...