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Firefighter of year

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— Submitted photo Captain Brandon Hayes, right, was named the Firefighter of the Year for 2016 by the Webster City Fire Department Saturday night. He’s pictured with firefighter Don Wills. Hayes has been department member for 25 years. He served as interim fire chief for about six months ...

Dodging for a cause

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SHIFT Happens is encouraging the community to duck, dodge, dip, and dive for a cause. This year's Dodge For A Cause Event is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 24 at Jeff Gym in Webster City. City. Check-in starts at 5 p.m. and the event runs from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Registration is only $5 per ...

New season, new skills

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Legacy Learning Boone River Valley is offering a diverse selection of workshops for the months of February and March. Welding Skills for Sculpture Join Doug Abbott on Saturday, Feb. 25 to hone the basic skills it takes to make beautiful, one-of-a-kind artwork. The morning ...

School board tonight

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The Webster City School Board will observe a second grade technology integration presentation Monday night at 6 p.m. The WCEA Initial Proposal and WCESA Initial Proposal are on the board’s agenda. A fundraising request is also on the board agenda. Two contracts are on the agenda: ...

Remembering winter adventures

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I recently saw a headline about winter adventures. Since so far our winter has been mild and open, I guess the closest we can come to winter adventures is to read about them. But I can’t help remembering the kind of fun that was found on sleds when I was growing up. We were lucky to ...

Saving a life

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St. Thomas Aquinas School gymnasium was filled with a flurry of activity Thursday afternoon. Sixty-five students got active to raise awareness about heart health. The students concluded their fundraising efforts with a two hour activity session to get their blood pumping. Donations were totaled ...

Networking and learning

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The Webster City Area Chamber, Hamilton Hometowns, and Wright County Economic Development are hosting EntreBASH Feb. 20, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Stanhope Community Center in Stanhope. As a part of the five-year Regional Entrepreneurship Project, the event is sponsored by UNI’s Business ...

‘Murder on a Budget’

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The cast and crew of “Murder on a Budget” are getting ready for opening night of the Webster City Community Theatre’s first production of 2017. “Murder on a Budget” opens Friday, Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Webster City Community Theatre. Writer and director Sally Evans said ...

Relieving food insecurity

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The Mobile Food Bank of Iowa will return to St. Thomas Aquinas Parish on Tuesday, Feb. 21 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. to help individuals overcome food insecurity. Individuals are encouraged to bring bags, laundry baskets, or boxes to carry their food in. No I.D. is required. According to the ...

Graceland sees rise in cremations

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The Graceland Cemetery Advisory Committee Tuesday afternoon discussed trends and numbers for the cemetery spaces and the former hospital property located next to Graceland Cemetery. “Craig (Biggs) has compiled, for the last several years, a statistical overview of the lot sales and ...

T&C Insurance named Gem Agency by IMT

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The IMT Group, a leading provider of personal and commercial insurance products in the Midwest, recently announced its list of 2017 Gem Agencies, distinguishing Town & Country Insurance as one of the qualifying recipients. The IMT Group is proud to recognize Town & Country Insurance ...

Two join staff at T&C Insurance

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Starr Banwell joined the Town & Country Insurance staff in Webster City in January 2017 as an insurance processor. She resides in Webster City with her husband and son. She’s a graduate of Humboldt High School. Prior to her employment at Town & Country Insurance Starr worked ...

Residents raise concerns about nuisance properties

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Two Webster City residents voiced their concerns about nuisance properties at Monday night’s city council meeting. Ken Graham and Karen Camp both expressed their displeasure with neighboring residential properties who have failed to follow city ordinances. Graham noted a house on Elm ...

Town hall meeting scheduled for March

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The City Council of Webster City set the date for the next town hall meeting during its regular session Monday night. The meeting will be held on March 27 at 6 p.m. at the Webster City Middle School. Possible topics of discussion include the current nuisance ordinances concerning ...

Johnson works for Homeland Security

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A Stratford man is now working in Washington, D.C., with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Jamie Johnson is an adviser currently assigned to the department’s Public Affairs Office. He said that office is “responsible for communicating to the country through the media things ...

Lawmakers to hold town hall meeting in WC

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State Rep. Rob Bacon, House District 48 and State Sen. Jerry Behn, District 24 will be in Webster City, Saturday, March 18 from 10 to 11 am at City Hall for a Town Hall Meeting. The meeting is open to the public and hosted by the Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce. Behn, Senate ...

GOP to meet Thursday

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The Hamilton County Republicans will meet Thursday at the Second Street Emporium at 6:30 p.m. for its regular meeting. The agenda calls for the election of officers for a two term. The meeting is open to the public and guests are welcome. For more information contact Becky Kepler, 835-0303.

‘Hidden Figures’

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Community members of all ages flocked to the Webster Theater Sunday afternoon for a showing of the film “Hidden Figures”. The Indivisible Iowa SD24/HD48 group offered a $1 discount off of the regular ticket price for the Sunday matinee. “Hidden Figures” is based on the true story ...

Council to meet tonight

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The City Council of Webster City will meet tonight at 5:30 p.m. in the council chambers. The council may approve a resolution setting a time and place for a public hearing concerning the proposed sale of a portion of city-owned property located in Lot 1, Wall Creek Addition, in Webster ...

DF-J brings home awards from newspaper convention

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The Daily Freeman-Journal brought home six first-place awards Friday night, a Best of Class advertising award and several second and third-place honors from the Iowa Newspaper Association Convention held last week in Des Moines. The awards were part of the Iowa Better Newspapers Contest, ...