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War in Ukraine exhibition opens in WC

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Brendan Hoffman, photographer-in-residence at the Daily Freeman-Journal, opened his exhibition of photographs entitled War in Ukraine Monday night. The war in eastern Ukraine began nearly six years ago. After showing the work last year at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art in Chicago, ...

Council tables GO bond resolution

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The Webster City City Council agreed to table a resolution to enter a general obligation corporate purpose loan agreement to borrow $9.5 million to fund 2020 street, sidewalk, water system, sewer system and stormwater drainage system improvement projects. During the public hearing that was ...

Timmons seeks re-election

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Sheriff Douglas D. Timmons has announced he is running for re-election in the 2020 election season as the incumbent Republican candidate. Timmons, 48, a Republican, is a 20-year veteran of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office. He was a deputy sheriff for 16 years in Hamilton County prior ...

Latella sentenced to two months, fined for false claims

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Dr. Joseph X. Latella, 76 of Webster City, was sentenced on Thursday to two months in federal prison and fined after previously pleading guilty to making false statements related to health care matters. As part of the plea agreement, Latella also agreed to pay $316,438.96 to resolve False ...

City council to hold hearing on bond issue

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The Webster City City Council will hold a public hearing tonight during its 6 p.m. regular meeting at City Hall about a proposal to enter into a general obligation corporate purpose loan agreement and to borrow $9.5 million for 2020 city construction projects. The public hearing will start ...

Shanti open house tonight

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Shanti Rejuvenation Center, 914 Willson Ave., will be hosting an open house tonight from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., to showcase the center’s new facility. Owner Mary Fortune invites visitors to see the finished renovation, learn about services they maybe haven’t been exposed to, learn about pricing ...

Mobile Food Pantry coming to Jewell

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The Food Bank of Iowa’s Mobile Food Pantry is coming to Jewell on Thursday from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The pantry will be located at Bethesda Lutheran Church, 439 Main St. in Jewell. Stop in if you would like extra food for you and your family. Please bring your own boxes and bags.

In their own words

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A special program tonight at Van Diest Medical Center will offer the public an opportunity to learn more about mental illness and mental illness conditions. NAMI: In Our Own Voice will be presented Thursday, Jan. 16 at 5:30 p.m. in the VDMC clinic board room. The presentation will ...

Hicok enters race for county sheriff

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Rod Hicok announced today that he has entered the race for Hamilton County Sheriff as a Republican candidate in this years’ Primary Election on June 2. Hicok has 39 years of law enforcement experience and training, 29 years with the Iowa Department of Public Safety and 10 years with the ...

ICCC board OKs salary freeze

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FORT DODGE — The Iowa Central Community College Board of Directors voted to approve a salary freeze for the college’s administrators and president on Tuesday night. “Tonight, we’re asking the board to approve a freeze for the administrative salaries for the 2020-2021 year,” ...

Changes ahead for Friends Forever

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Some changes are coming for a Hamilton County-based social services agency, according to the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors. Doug Bailey, chairman of the board of supervisors, announced Tuesday that Friends Forever will be moving out of the county’s control to become a non-profit ...

A good problem to have

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It’s a good problem to have. That was the summation of Webster City School Board members when Pleasant View Elementary and Northeast Hamilton Elementary principals Mindy Mossman and Jessica Hector reported at Monday’s regular school board meeting that Kindergarten enrollment continues to ...

Photography exhibit to open Jan. 20

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Brendan Hoffman, photographer-in-residence at the Daily Freeman-Journal, brings his exhibit of photographs entitled War in Ukraine to Webster City Jan. 20 through 26. The war in eastern Ukraine began nearly six years ago. After showing the work last year at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern ...

Under construction

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Work began in the Shashi Station offices of Central Iowa Recovery on Jan. 13 with a targeted mid-May opening date.Central Iowa Recovery's primary focus is intensive psychiatric rehabilitation through three sub-acute support programs - Intensive Psychiatric Rehabilitation Service, Peer Support ...

BreakThru gathers in downtown Stratford

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Shakespeare Avenue in Stratford is pretty much like many other small town main streets: here's the grocery store, a couple of restaurants, a clinic and a chiropractor's office, the library across the street. That's until you get to the attractive storefront with an awning, the windows painted ...

Jewell grocery store to close today

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JEWELL – More than 100 Jewell-area residents met Saturday afternoon to discuss how to best proceed in keeping the grocery store open in their community. Like several other towns in the area, Jewell (population 1,215 at the 2010 census) will soon lose its only grocery store. The Jewell ...

Happy birthday, Mr. Young

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Reaching a milestone birthday is certainly something to celebrate. But when the milestone is a 200th birthday, well, that’s really noteworthy. Jan. 19 will mark the 200th birthday of early Webster City benefactor Kendall Young. The local library, which was named in honor, plans to ...

John Kerry stumps for Biden in Fort Dodge

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Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, speaking Thursday during a campaign stop in Fort Dodge on behalf of Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden, wasted little time before sharply criticizing President Donald Trump. Kerry spoke to an audience of about 60 people at Biden’s campaign ...

Plain re-launches PrimeLife practice in Webster City

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When Melanie Plain started PrimeLife Integrative Medicine in 2014, she thought she would just be doing some integrative medicine consults. Now, Plain runs two PrimeLife clinics — one in Ames and one in Webster City. Plain, a certified physician assistant, recently re-opened her Webster ...