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Supervisors to consider mask ordinance

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The Hamilton County Board of Supervisors will consider a mask ordinance Tuesday at its regular meeting, beginning at 9 a.m. in the basement of the Hamilton County Courthouse. The mask ordinance was initially approved last week by the Board of Health. The proposed ordinance will require three ...

School board hears fall sports update

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The Webster City school board Monday night approved a measure that will require those attending fall sports events to wear face coverings. The board unanimously approved the mask requirement. Athletic Director Joe Shanks gave the board discussed the fall sports season. “It’s an ...

Birthday celebration

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The Webster City Women's Club celebrated Jane Young's 186th birthday on Sunday with a drive-by party in front of the home that bear's her name. Decorated cupcakes were distributed by costumed docents who delivered the treats curbside to those stopping by the house at 629 Elm St. The party also ...

School board to review fall activities

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The Webster City school board will meet Monday night at 6 p.m. at the school administration building, 820 Des Moines St. While the board is meeting in person, the public can attend via Zoom, using the meeting ID 836 2922 5633. The Board will hear an update on Fall Activities from Athletic ...

VDMC trustees to hold virtual meeting Tuesday

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The Van Diest Medical Center Board of Trustee’s meeting t is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 25 at 7 p.m. This will be a virtual meeting. The public can dial in to listen to the meeting using their phone by calling 1 (312) 757-3121, access Code: 783-845-797. The board will hear a COVID-19 ...

WCCT heads to the great outdoors for Pop-Up Theater performance

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Webster City Community Theatre moves to an outside venue Sunday to perform three short plays. Billed as an "Outdoor Pop-Up Theater," it's the troupe's first public offering since March when the stage went dark due to the coronavirus pandemic. The plays will be done as radio theater with ...

Lifelong leadership

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editor@freemanjournal.net Mention the name Charles Grassley, and many Iowans think of politics. It’s understandable, since this longtime U.S. senator was first elected at age 25 to the Iowa State Legislature in 1958, becoming the youngest member of the Iowa House of ...

Prestage in trouble with USDA

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EAGLE GROVE – Prestage Foods of Iowa has recently been in some hot water with the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service following an incident on July 28 at the pork processing facility in which a pig was not properly slaughtered. According to a ...

WC man charged with unemployment fraud

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A Webster City man was one of three in Iowa to be charged with fraud offenses in federal court after criminal complaints and indictments allege they fraudulently obtained unemployment benefits related to COVID-19 relief funds, according to a Thursday press release from the U.S. District Court ...

Reward offered for information in 2019 stabbing

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Hamilton County Crimestoppers needs your help! Crimestoppers is offering an enhanced reward of $500 to anyone who has information that leads to the arrest of the suspect who stabbed Samantha Jo Gray and a juvenile male at 1239 Second Street on June 22, 2019. To submit anonymous tips to HC ...

County’s second COVID-19 death reported

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Hamilton County marked its second COVID-19 related death Thursday, according to information on the coronavirus.iowa.gov website. The data also shows one additional positive case with 13 active positive cases. Two-hundred twenty-seven people have recovered, according to the website. A total ...

City to host banner art contest

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The City of Webster City and the Self-Supported Municipal Improvement District have teamed up for a Downtown Light Pole Banner Art Contest. Organizers are looking for submissions for four different categories: Summer/Boone River fun; Fall/Lynx Pride; Winter/Hometown Holiday and ...

Srinivas resigns from Community Health Center

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Dr. Megan Srinivas has departed from Community Health Center of Fort Dodge after two years of service, she announced this week. An infectious disease specialist — one of a select few in rural and north central Iowa — Srinivas became a go-to source of expertise for local, state and ...

Test reporting errors skew coronavirus data

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Errors in how testing data was reported to the state resulted in some inaccurate numbers on Iowa’s coronavirus dashboard. Those numbers have now been corrected, according to Shelby Kroona of Hamilton County Public Health. The corrected data means Hamilton County’s actual positive cases ...

Minions take over Availa Bank Plaza for Friday movie

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"Despicable Me" will shown at Availa Bank Plaza Friday night in downtown Webster City. The free film will be shown using the City of Webster City's projector and outdoor inflatable movie screen, sponsored by Dawson & Bertran Investment Advisors. Showtime is 8:55 p.m. The Webster ...

County Democrats donate book to KYL

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— Submitted photo Hamilton County Democrats have donated the children's, Anti-Racist Baby by Ibram X. Kendi to the Kendall Young Public Library. Pictured is Janet Adams presenting to library director, Ketta Lubberstedt-Arjes, the book with $50 to use for resources that address racial ...

Attendance down at pool this summer

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There were plenty of hot, humid days this summer, the perfect kind conditions for a trip to the municipal pool. But officials with the Webster City Department of Recreation and Public Grounds said that attendance was quite low at the outdoor pool. The pool, which opened for the summer on ...

MIDAS hosting photography contest

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The Mid-Iowa Development Association Council of Governments has opened the call for submissions for its 2020 photo contest. Amateur and professional photographers alike are invited to submit their best and most creative photos showcasing their communities as wonderful places to live, work ...