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Stenger awaits sentencing on lascivious acts charge

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WEBSTER CITY — A former member of the Webster City school board is awaiting sentencing after making an Alford plea to lascivious conduct with a minor. Paul Stenger, 64, made the plea on June 1. The Iowa Code defines lascivious conduct with a minor as someone who is at least 18 years old ...

Driving forward

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Webster City recently welcomed their newest auto dealer to town. Brian Spangler, owner of Spangler Automotive, in Glidden, made the decision to expand his business by purchasing the old Pizza Hut building and transforming it into a car sales lot. Spangler, 35, and a former Webster City ...

Retiring Old Glory

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—Daily Freeman-Journal photo by Adri Sietstra Members of the Webster City American Legion Post 191 pay tribute Wednesday night while ceremoniously burning retired flags in the North Alley. The legion collects retired and used flags throughout the year to be properly disposed of each year on ...

‘Made in Iowa’ to premiere

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The premiere screening of a new documentary, filmed in Webster City, is set for Thursday night beginning at 6 p.m. at the Webster Theater. Webster City residents have been collaborating with Square to tell the story of determination and optimism after the closing of Electrolux in 2011. The ...

Flaucher is new Fareway assistant manager

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Brandon Flaucher, 26, is the new assistant manager at Fareway in Webster City. Flaucher has worked at Fareway for seven years. He transferred to the Webster City location on June 5. He graduated from Oelwein High School and went on to Hawkeye Community College. He started at Fareway ...

Moller to perform recital tonight

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It’s not unusual for someone to invite friends to their home. But when Don and Delayna Beattie invited their colleague and close friend to their home in Jewell, it meant that Stephan Moller had to travel from Vienna, Austria to take advantage of their hospitality. It’s a distance that ...

Engineer urges motorists to follow detours

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Motorists taking shortcuts to avoid the posted detour for the James Street construction project maybe creating more work for the county roads department, according to County Engineer Nicole Stinn. The James Street project effects travel from the west side of Webster City and the overpass on ...

Fireworks display set for LW Lake

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JEWELL — The Hamilton County Conservation Board will host the 12th annual Fireworks over the Lake on Monday, July 3 at Little Wall Lake Park. Starting approximately at 4 p.m., there will be rendition drawings for a new lodge at the park on display. Donations will be accepted for this ...

Staying safe

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Temperatures are on the rise. Due to the high heat, locals are flocking to the pool. Not only is the Webster City outdoor pool open, but many residents have put up pools in their backyards to help combat the heat. Due to a rise in residential pools, the city is reminding home owners to make ...

Fund set up to benefit WC businessman

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A GoFundMe page has been established to help offset medical expenses for a Webster City businessman injured Saturday at his shop. Pat Blake, owner of Pat Blake Auto Repair, was reportedly injured Saturday morning when a car hoist landed on his leg. He was taken by LifeFlight to Mercy ...

Bee Inspired program gives ‘Triple A’ recognition

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May was Teen Empowerment Month and The Triple A — Approachable Adult Award — was presented to three community members from Hamilton, Humboldt and Wright counties. The Bee Inspired CAPP Program announced the winners of this distinguished award to Kris Flaugh of Hamilton County, Kris ...

Premiere night to feature free meal, music, games

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Thursday night, downtown Webster City will be hopping with a full evening of entertainment, food, and games for those who attend the Block Party. The evening will feature the premiere of the documentary “Made in Iowa,” which was filmed in Webster City. The screenings begin at 6 p.m., ...

Summer fun at the Jubilee

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—Daily Freeman-Journal photos by Chris Anderson A participant in the youth tractor pull event at the Jewell Jubilee smiles after his attempt. Children peddled their hardest on Saturday to move the weighted tractor.

City-wide clean up a success

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This year’s annual Webster City city-wide clean-up and drop-off event had an astounding turnout. According to Mayor John Hawkins, 13 full bins of garbage were collected and eight full bins of scrap metal were collected. Volunteers spent Friday and Saturday unloading trucks, sorting ...

Sparking discussion

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The Bee Inspired Advisory Council is inviting community members to a free showing of the movie, “The Breakfast Club”. The event is scheduled for Monday, June 19 at 7 p.m. at the Webster Theater, located in Webster City. “The Breakfast Club” is the story of high school students ...

New venue for farmers market

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The Webster City Farmers Market is in full swing. The farmers market began May 20 at its new location, 1900 Superior St., next to the Department of Human Services building, just south of Wilson Brewer Historic Park. Locals can browse and buy items at the market from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. every ...

It’s Jubilee time in Jewell

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JEWELL — Jewell will roll out the red carpet this weekend as the community hosts the annual Jewell Jubilee, featuring a barbecue, ice cream social, parade and kids activities. The fun begins Friday night with the Main Street Barbecue. Smoked beef, pork and turkey will be served along with ...

Music in Park to feature band and open mic

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Thursday night will bring a full evening of entertainment to downtown Webster City. In addition to the premiere of the documentary “Made in Iowa,” which was filmed in Webster City, Music in the Park will be held at Availa Bank Plaza from 7 to 10 p.m.. The band “Bad Tactics” will ...

Milestones and memories

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It’s been a busy two weeks, folks. I’ve been traveling, working and celebrating milestones left and right. I took my first legitimate vacation from work over Memorial Day weekend. I traveled to North Carolina to celebrate my cousin’s marriage. I had the privilege of seeing lots of ...

Cleanup starts today

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Webster City will once again be holding their city-wide clean-up and drop-off event this Friday and Saturday. Residents are being encouraged by city officials to take advantage of the free event to dispose of items that cannot be placed in the regular garbage or recycling. Webster City ...