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Westrum to run for treasurer

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A longtime employee of the Hamilton County Treasurer's Office has announced her intention to run for county treasurer. Cheryl Westrum, a Republican, said she would seek the Republican nomination for the office. Joni Hilpipre, the current county treasurer, announced recently that she ...

Hunt begins for new school superintendent

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The Webster City school board took the first steps toward finding a new superintendent Monday night with the hiring of the Omaha-based search firm of McPherson and Jacobson. Superintendent Mike Sherwood announced last week that he would be retiring at the end of the current school year, so ...

Search begins

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The Webster City School Board of Directors will begin the search for a new superintendent tonight at 6 p.m. at the school office administration building. The board will observe a presentation by McPherson & Jacobson on how to search for a new superintendent. The board may then ...

City Council of Webster City to meet

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A public hearing will be held at tonight’s City Council of Webster City meeting. The public hearing will be held at 5:30 p.m. concerning the proposed rezoning of land located in the area west of Superior Street and north of Fair Meadow Drive from residential to commercial zoning. Kwik ...

Reminder from conservation

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The Hamilton County Conservation Board reminds all snowmobile riders that the use of snowmobiles inside of Briggs Woods Park, the Boone River Recreational Trail, JeweEllsworth Trail and all county and state DNR wildlife management areas is prohibited. Briggs Woods Park is a wildlife ...

Members wanted

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The Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce is working hard to continually improve their services to offer more networking, educational and marketing opportunities to support the growth of local businesses. According to a press release from the chamber, they are asking for the help from the ...

WC, NEH reorganization approved

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The Prairie Lakes Board of Directors unanimously approved the reorganization plan proposed by the Webster City and Northeast Hamilton school districts at a public hearing Wednesday night in Blairsburg. Rich Engel, PLAEA Attorney, chaired the meeting that was attended by District 7 Board ...

Snowy day

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—Daily Freeman-Journal photo by Adri Sietstra SOS Vintage employee Kyle West shovels the sidewalk in front of the store late Thursday morning. Webster City residents and businesses had nearly two inches of snow to remove from sidewalks Thursday. Area schools cancelled classes Wednesday ...

Activist: Water strategy is inadequate

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FORT DODGE —Iowa’s Nutrient Reduction Strategy is failing, and should be altered to make more efficient use of taxpayer dollars, according to the Environmental Law and Policy Center. Instead of the current strategy, water quality improvements should be focused to specific areas that ...

Back the blue

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— Submitted photo Webster City High School J-Term students created a mural for the Webster City Police Department, called “We Back the Blue.” The students presented the mural to Chief Shiloh Mork People. Pictured are, from left to right, Mork, Jesse Phompong, Shamari Khamsai, Ben ...

Wild Gatherings

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To help beat those winter blues, Legacy Learning Boone River Valley is offering a variety of workshops Jan. 27 to 28. Preserving Holiday Rituals, Traditions, Memories with Jennifer Berte Join Jennifer Berte at the Briggs Woods Hickory Cabin on Saturday, Jan. 27 and Sunday, Jan. 28 from 9 ...

‘Robust flu season’

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Widespread — that's how the Iowa Department of Public Health is classifying this year's flu season. Fever and/or chills, cough, sore throat, a runny and stuffed nose, body aches, headaches, and fatigue are all common signs a patient might have the flu, according to the Centers for ...

School cancelled for Thursday

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Classes in Webster City on Thursday are cancelled, according to school officials, due to the expected weather conditions. Northeast Hamilton Elementary School has also cancelled classes for Thursday. Hamilton County is in a Winter Storm Warning alert from 3 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Thursday. Heavy ...

ICAP grant awarded

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Hamilton County, Hamilton County Emergency Management Commission, and Hamilton County E911 all received a $1,000 grant from the Iowa Communities Assurance Pool (ICAP), the member’s property and casualty coverage provider. The ICAP Grant, a special initiative in celebration of the Pool’s ...

#ChooseKind

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Thanks to a community act of kindness, local students were able to attend a free showing of ‘Wonder’ at the Webster Theater this week. An estimated 600 students from Webster City Middle School, Northeast Hamilton and Stratford had the opportunity to see the newly released film which is ...

Planning session held

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Jeff Schott, Director of the Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Iowa, led a goal-setting session last week with the City Council of Webster City. City Manager Daniel Ortiz-Hernandez was present along with a number of other city staff and department heads. A preliminary ...

Young announces bid for supervisor

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JEWELL — Jewell City Councilman Rick Young today announced he is running for Hamilton County District 3 Supervisor. Young also serves as treasurer of the Hamilton County Economic Development Board, president of the Enhance Hamilton County Foundation, Hamilton County Relay for Life ...

County approves road vacation

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The Hamilton County Board of Supervisors Tuesday morning voted to vacate a gravel road, a half-mile section of Fowler Avenue. County Engineer Nicole Stinn said the road in Section 10 of Webster Township only serves a couple of properties, including the Department of Natural Resources. She ...