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Mobile pantry coming to Jewell

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JEWELL — The mobile food pantry is coming to Jewell on Thursday, March 22, sponsored by the Iowa Food Bank. The pantry will be set up at the Bethesda Lutheran Church, 439 Main St., Jewell from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Those attending are asked to bring their own boxes or bags to carry the ...

Grand reopening

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A grand re-opening is taking place at McDonald’s Restaurant in Webster City now through the end of the month. On Monday afternoon, members of the Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce, community members and McDonald’s staff members gathered for a ribbon cutting. Corey Kasch, franchise ...

Change of time, venue for public hearing

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The Hamilton County Board of Supervisors have announced a change in the starting time and location for the public hearing on the Summit Farms LLC Construction Permit Application. The public hearing will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 13 instead of during the 9 a.m. Board of Supervisors ...

The economics of health

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By TERRENCE DWYER tdwyer@messengernews.net FORT DODGE — UnityPoint Health — Trinity Regional Medical Center generates 1,159 jobs that add $72,784,155 to the local economy, according to a study just released by the Iowa Hospital Association. It is one of the area’s largest ...

Discovering a lost art

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Several women from all across Hamilton County gathered Saturday at Kendall Young Library to learn how to make rag rugs. The class, taught by JoElla Travis of Sidney, explored methods of making the rugs from t-shirts and bed sheets. Above, Cheri Snell, Michelle Jacobson and Diana Erickson work ...

Cemetery cleanup reminder issued

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The City of Webster City would like to remind residents that the spring cleanup removal will start on April 1 at Graceland and Foster's Baby Addition Cemeteries. It is requested that all flower boxes, wreaths, decorations, and flowers (this includes items in above-ground fixtures-saddles, ...

Trying out new skills

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Legacy Learning Boone River Valley will host another series of workshops this month, beginning with a rug making class on Saturday. The class will explore the age-old experience of preparing and making a rag rug. Participants will learn a simple crochet stitch and learn to make a rug in the ...

New options for health insurance for WC

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A recent announcement from Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Iowa has many people optimistic about the individual under-65 health insurance market. Last week the company announced that as long as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) remains stable, they plan to reenter the market in ...

Year one: $7,175,780

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Iowa Central Community College’s $25.5 million general obligation bond, which will pay for a variety of building improvement projects, will be broken down into phases and sold with multiple bond sales, according to Angie Martin, the college’s vice president of business affairs. The Iowa ...

Sherwood, Schwartz to receive awards

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Two area school administrators will be honored Friday night during the 2018 Boys State Basketball Tournament. Mike Sherwood, Webster City Schools superintendent, and Lyle Schwartz, former South Hamilton Schools superintendent, are among four school officials who will be honored with the ...

Game on

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—Daily Freeman-Journal photo by Adri Sietstra Kids attending Kendall Young Library’s Teen Lounge Wednesday afternoon beat the chilly temperatures with some MarioKart games. The after school program provides an assortment of fun games and activities. Pictured above are L-R: Teen librarian ...

Drivers honored

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Southfield Wellness Community hosted the Annual Meals on Wheels Brunch to show appreciation to the drivers, who loyally deliver noon meals to Webster City residents who are less mobile. Any Webster City resident interested in receiving a warm meal delivered to their door Monday-Friday can call ...

Sustaining Webster City

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The Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities at the University of Iowa Wednesday announced Webster City as its next community partner. Webster City's resilience and grass-roots recovery initiatives reportedly inspired the IISC advisory board to choose the community for IISC's ...

Brewing up success

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JEWELL — There probably aren’t a lot of kitchens in Hamilton County where you’ll find a coffee bean roaster, but for the Winborn family of Jewell the compact roaster sitting on the kitchen counter is an important part of their new business. And it represents a step into the future for ...

Snowy grazing day

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The snow didn’t seem to bother the deer out grazing at Briggs Woods Campground Tuesday afternoon. A group of six were spotted near the creek, nearly hidden by the trees and foliage.

A bird’s eye view

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—Daily Freeman-Journal photo courtesy of Dylan Hagen The Briggs Woods Conference Center construction is moving fast, according to Kelly Haman, events coordinator. Walls in the structure were beginning to be put up last week. “The conference center progress is a testament to the ...

Candidates named for superintendent post

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The three candidates for the Webster City School superintendent position were announced Monday night following a closed session of the school board. The candidates selected were: Dr. Jesse Ulrich, of AHSTW (Avoca, Hancock, Shelby, Tennant and Walnut) Schools; Dr. Amanda Ross, associate ...

Zellmer a finalist for Carroll job

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Dr. Adam Zellmer, Webster City School District director of teaching and learning, is one of three finalists for the superintendent position at Carroll Community School District. Zellmer confirmed Monday that he is a finalist for the superintendent job in Carroll. The candidates were ...

City looks to restructure well-traveled street

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The City Council of Webster City reached a consensus on which engineering option they will be using for the Superior Street and Fairmeadow Drive intersection on Monday night. The council chose Option C. This option will be tailored in the future as members of the council did not reach a ...

Work session tonight

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The City Council of Webster City will meet for a work session this evening at 5:30 p.m. in the council chambers. Discussion will be focused on branding and marketing for the City of Webster City.