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Physician shares his journey

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A Webster City physician is going through something that some of his patients have experienced. He’s battling cancer. “So, this is my journey,” said Dr. Subhash Sahai, revealing that he has recently been diagnosed with stomach cancer. “I think it’s been four or five weeks since ...

Webster City police release names in suspicious death

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Webster City Police have released the names of two individuals who were found deceased Sunday in a Des Moines Street apartment. The individuals have been identified as Mariangelys Ortiz, 28, and Abimelec Ortiz Figueroa 3 months. Both were staying at an apartment at 721 Des Moines ...

New restaurant opens in Stratford

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STRATFORD - Copperhead Saloon is the newest business in Stratford. The large, inviting lodge-like dining room area decorated with mounts of deer and elk is already attracting customers to enjoy good food and drinks with their friends and family since it's been open for several weeks now. ...

WC school board OKs debt service payment

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The Webster City school board approved the debt service payment and a substitute pay increase at its regular meeting Monday. The board approved the debt service general obligation bond interest payment in the amount of $176,681. Also approved was an increase to the substitute pay rate ...

Peoples Credit Union is on the move

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Peoples Credit Union is on the move both literally and figuratively. The Webster City-based financial cooperative has just moved its Fort Dodge office to a spacious new facility at 1717 Fifth Ave. S., the city’s booming Corridor of Commerce. This relocation is part of Peoples’ robust growth ...

Fire destroys hog confinement

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KAMRAR — An early morning fire on Tuesday near Kamrar destroyed a hog confinement building and about 3,000 head of pigs housed in the building. Kamrar Fire Chief Tim Mortenson said Kamrar Fire Department personnel arrived on the scene at 2980 Lakins Grove Ave.about 6:30 a.m. The property ...

County supervisors approve new county engineer

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The Hamilton County Board of Supervisors approved a contract and agreement for a new county engineer on Tuesday morning. Ryan Weidemann, of Stratford, will take over as Hamilton County Engineer on Monday. “Ryan comes to us after several years as an assistant in Webster County,” Hamilton ...

St. Thomas to take part in strategic management, development program

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St. Thomas Aquinas School has announced its participation in a strategic planning initiative. Catholic School Management (CSM), a division of Christian Brothers, is providing its Strategic Management and Development Program to St. Thomas Aquinas School. The school is one of 30 schools within ...

A day to remember

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"I am not a hero, but I have had the honor of walking among a few," quoted Webster City Associate Principal Pat Farley introducing the Webster City High School Veterans Day keynote speaker, Tech. Sgt. Savannah Page of the US Air Force National Guard, based in Des Moines. Today is a day to ...

Saying ‘Thank You’

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"Veterans Day is about saying thank you to those men and women who have sacrificed so much of themselves for the greater good of the United States," declared Williams American Legion Post 633 Commander Derrick Greenfield at Northeast Hamilton Elementary School ceremony on Monday. While ...

Input sought

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SaveYour.Town (Deb Brown), Legacy Learning Boone River Valley and The Daily Freeman-Journal are partnering together November through January to offer: ·An embedded community experience from SaveYour.Town ·A residency for international photojournalist Brendan Hoffman at the Daily ...

Continuing service to mankind

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The Webster City Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Friday at the new location of Hamilton County Public Health at 1610 Collins Street in Webster City. "This is a very long time coming," said Hamilton County Board of Supervisor Doug Bailey of the effort to bring a variety of county ...

WC Police investigate deaths

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Webster City Police officers are investigating the death of two individuals reported Sunday morning. At about 8:15 a.m., Webster City Police officers and paramedics responded to 721 Des Moines St. after receiving a report of two people who were believed to be deceased. When officers and ...

‘It’s all about earning the support’

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FORT DODGE — With the Iowa Caucuses less than three months away, Democratic candidates for president are zeroing in on Iowa voters and looking to gain their support as the first-in-the-nation caucuses loom ever nearer. Sen. Kamala Harris, of California, is polling at just 4% with likely ...

Angel Tree returns for holiday season

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The HERO board of directors announced today that the Angel Tree has been set up in the lobby of the Webster Theater. The lobby will be manned everyday from 4 to 6 p.m. The tree is filled with blue and pink angel tags with the sizes, ages and Christmas lists for area children who might not ...

WC Police investigate two deaths

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Webster City Police officers are investigating the death of two individuals reported Sunday morning. At about 8:15 a.m., Webster City Police officers and paramedics responded to 721 Des Moines St. after receiving a report of two people who were believed to be deceased. When officers and ...

Webster City Veterans Day events

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Webster City will celebrate local military veterans during various ceremonies and events on Veterans Day, Monday. Veterans from the American Legion Post 191 will be talking to eighth grade students at Webster City Middle School about their military experiences from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 ...

MN woman killed in Hamilton County crash

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A Minnesota woman was killed after the vehicle she was driving crashed into the back of a semitrailer late Wednesday afternoon in rural Hamilton County, according to Iowa State Patrol crash reports. Catherine Pesavent, 27, of Afton, Minn., was driving a 2003 Subaru Legacy northbound on I-35 ...

Spaghetti Dinner in Duncombe

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DUNCOMBE – The American Legion Auxiliary #491 will be hosting a spaghetti dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Duncombe Community Center. The event will have free will donations and take outs are available. Money raised will support the Brushy Creek Area Honor Flight and local veterans.

Pruismann, Van Diest elected to WC school board

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Webster City Community School District board of education candidate Marlin Pruismann defeated Todd Lovelace 699 to 431 votes to secure the at-large school board seat during Tuesday's election. “My first reaction is humbled,” Pruismann said. “I appreciate all the support I got from the ...