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Saying farewell

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—Daily Freeman-Journal photo by Adri Sietstra A going away party was held on Thursday afternoon for Webster City downtown Artist in Residence Cord McMahon. Pictured above L-R are: Shirley McMahon, Sandy Mercer, Artist in Residence Cord McMahon, and Webster City City Councilman Logan Welch.

Ridge appointed CEO at Van Diest Medical Center

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The Van Diest Medical Center Board of Trustees, in partnership with Mercy Health Network – Central Iowa, has announced the appointment of Lisa Ridge as Administrator and Chief Executive Officer of Van Diest Medical Center. This decision came following an extensive interview and selection ...

WC men sentenced to federal prison on drug charges

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Three men from Webster City have been sentenced to federal prison after pleading guilty to a drug conspiracy. The United States attorney’s office, Northern District of Iowa, identified the men as Soon Phatdouang, 44; Touy Khamsai, 42, and Van Khamsai, 42. All three men had previously ...

Sessions set for Briggs Woods Park

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Briggs Woods Park will be the site for two two-day workshops being offered by Legacy Learning in September. Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 18 and 19 will give participants the opportunity to attend one of the two workshops designed to combine the beauty of Briggs Woods Park with two days ...

Back to the future

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The Doodlebugs are back. The Doodle Bug Club of America, which was founded here in Webster City, is gearing up to celebrate the specialized motor scooters on Sept. 14-16. Locals will soon see the rare, specially-made scooters zipping along the Boone River Trail and other parts of Webster City. ...

Farewell party today

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Cord McMahon, Webster City's artist in residence, has been in town for the past 9 months and will be leaving Friday. Legacy Learning Boone River Valley is hosting a going-away party for McMahon on Thursday, Aug. 31 from 4 to 6 pm. There will be snacks, cake and drinks. Featured art works will ...

Golf tournament will support D/SAOC

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FORT DODGE — A new golf tournament being held next month will serve as a fundraiser for a program dedicated to helping people who have been victims of violent crimes and relatives of homicide victims. The inaugural Tee-d Off Against Violence Golf Tournament will be held Sept. 23 at ...

Project results in 36 traffic stops

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The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office, along with the Iowa State Patrol, worked on a multi-agency enforcement project on Aug. 25 during the evening hours. The project, sponsored by the Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau, was conducted on U.S. Highway 20 at the Williams exit between 5 and 8:30 ...

Finding the right path

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A soon-to-be constructed trail in the Brewer Creek Estates 5th Addition was met by opposition from a Webster City resident. Todd Lovelace is concerned about the construction of a trail head in the Brewer Creek Estates. He shared those concerns at the Aug. 21 City Council meeting. The ...

Ropes and spurs to converge in Dayton

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DAYTON — Action and excitement will erupt once again during the 80th annual Dayton Championship Rodeo Friday through Sept. 4 at the Dayton Rodeo Arena. “This two hours of fast, thrilling family entertainment,” said Kendra Breitspecher, a member of the Dayton Rodeo Celebration ...

School year off to ‘great start’

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The beginning of the 2017-2018 Webster City School District’s year is off to a great start, according to Superintendent Mike Sherwood. “We had a very good start,” said Sherwood. “We had a great staff in-service.” Sherwood also noted positive comments from staff about this ...

Absentee ballots available

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Kim Schaa, Hamilton County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections, announces absentee ballots are now available for the Sept. 12 School Election. To obtain an absentee ballot, a qualified voter must complete an Official Absentee Ballot Request Form and submit it to the Hamilton County ...

The heart of a fighter

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A Webster City infant is currently in the fight for his life. Michael “Mikey” Biggs was born premature at 26 weeks, weighing only one pound and four ounces. Mikey was born extremely early on July 10, 2017. Due to his premature birth, Mikey was born with a congenital heart defect. He ...

Voicing opinions

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When US Congressman Steve King declined an invitation to attend a MoveOn.org Resistance Summer town hall sponsored in Webster City on Saturday, organizers did the next best thing. With a life-size cardboard cutout of King displayed, participants were asked to address the faux congressman and ...

Reorganization at NEH

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The Northeast Hamilton School Board gave the nod to begin exploring reorganization at its regular meeting on Thursday. The board tasked Superintendent Mike Sherwood in researching and developing a process in which NEH would consider reorganization with the Webster City Community School ...

School board tonight

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The Webster City School Board will be addressing the next steps in a reorganization discussion this evening. The reorganization would involve the Northeast Hamilton School District. The beginning of the 2017-2018 school year will be discussed. Agreements with the Head Start Program and ...

Water valve maintenance happening in WC this week

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Beginning Monday, Aug. 28 and continuing through Friday, Sept. 1, water valves will be operated for maintenance purposes at several locations throughout the City between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. The areas involved in this work include: 100 – 1500 Blocks of First, Second and ...

4-H Club News

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The Boone Boosters 4-H club meeting was held on Aug. 19 at the Hamilton County Extension Office. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Landon Crawford. Ten members and one guest answered the role call by telling one thing they learned at fair this year. The secretary’s report was read by ...

Haren receives environmental award

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DES MOINES – Larry Haren, a farmer from Hamilton County, received a 2017 Iowa Farm Environmental Leader Award in a ceremony at the Iowa State Fair. The Iowa Farm Environmental Leader Award is a joint effort of the Office of the Governor, the Office of the Lt. Governor, the Iowa ...

Challenge issued

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The Enhance Hamilton County Foundation is issuing a “Stock Up For Fall” challenge to Hamilton County residents throughout the month of September. Funds received on or before September 30, 2017, will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to the first $4,000 raised by the Enhance Hamilton County ...