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Books and badges

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There is a law enforcement presence at two Hamilton County schools - and its a good thing. Alternating every other Friday between Northeast Hamilton or Stratford Elementary schools, Hamilton County Deputy Alex Pruismann visits classrooms to read to students as a part of the Books ...

Chief: Fatal WC blaze remains under investigation

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WEBSTER CITY — Investigators are still trying to figure out what caused a Wednesday night fire in Webster City that killed one man and left a woman in critical condition. Webster City Fire Chief Charles Stansfield said Friday that investigators are still working. But he also raised the ...

Artist welcomed to Hickory Cabin

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Legacy Learning Boone River Valley welcomed new Artist in Residence, Diane Kunzler, to Webster City with a reception at the Hickory Cabin on Sunday afternoon. Kunzler is the first artist in a series to work at the cabin. She will be working at Briggs Woods from March 13 through 17 at the ...

Man dies in WC house fire Wednesday night

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One person is dead and another is in critical condition following a house fire late Wednesday night in Webster City. The names of the people were not released by authorities as of Thursday night. A man and a woman were found by firefighters in the upstairs apartment at 603 Ohio St. ...

Head-on collision

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A head-on collision occurred on Thursday afternoon at the intersection of 220th St. and Erickson Ave. According to David Turpen, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Deputy, a Chevy headed west bound on 220th St. crossed over the center line and was struck by a pickup truck headed east bound on 220th ...

Springing into action

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Special to the Daily Freeman-Journal Editor’s Note — Megan Burney, a student at Webster City High School and an aspiring journalist, job shadowed at the DFJ during Spring Term. Bar Rafaeli once said, “Have the passion, take the action and magic will happen.” Kids are told all ...

Duffel bag for a change

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Special to the Daily Freeman-Journal Another way that students could get involved was by creating a project they felt passionate about. Kylie Lantz, a sophomore at Webster City High School, created a project for the community. Lantz decided for her passion project to take action and ...

Hejlik achieves MDRT membership

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Andy Hejlik of Webster City has qualified for membership in the Million Dollar Round Table. Heljik is a four-year member of MDRT. Attaining membership in MDRT is a distinguishing career milestone. It requires Hejlik to adhere to a strict Code of Ethics, focus on providing top-notch client ...

Nothing like a good book

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Sunset Heights Elementary School students visited Kendall Young Library Monday afternoon to read books and get acquainted with the library. An estimated 300 students come in once a month from September to May. Kendall Young Library Children’s Librarian Linda Brown explained the ...

Reception set for artist at Briggs Woods

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Legacy Learning Boone River Valley is hosting a reception for the new Artist in Residence in the Park, Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Hickory Cabin in Briggs Woods Park. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Diane Kunzler has a degree in Art from Graceland University, Lamoni and an ...

Weaver considers another run for Congress

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Kim Weaver, Sheldon, has announced the launch of an exploratory committee, the first step in a potential second run for Congress in Iowa's 4th Congressional District in 2018. This announcement was made at the Story County Democrats Soup Supper, attended by former Maryland Governor and 2016 ...

Tasty skills

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There is still time to sign up for the LLBRV Traditional Lao Cooking with All Cultures Equal workshop. Learn how to make traditional Lao cuisine with LaoThai Chefs Anne Channoi, Chien Maikhio, and Lynne Kannuan on Saturday at ACE Your Community Center. The class will run from 9 a.m. to ...

Cooking class

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Learn how to make traditional Mexican cuisine with chefs Graciela Murillo, Shaila Jones, Nancy Gonzales and Margarita Garcia on Saturday, March 18 at ACE Your Community Center. The event is part of LLBRV Cooking South of the Border workshop. The class will run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Cost ...

1 dead, 1 critical following WC house fire

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One person is dead and another is in critical condition following a house fire late Wednesday night in Webster City. Webster City Fire Department was called to 603 Ohio St. shortly before 11 p.m. when a neighbor reported the fire. The two-story home is divided into an upstairs and ...

Turning passions into opportunities

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Students at Webster City High School are venturing down a new educational path this month. Spring term is giving students that chance to take their passions and turn them into learning opportunities. Spring term is two weeks long. It began last Monday and continues throughout this week. ...

Grants to be given

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The Enhance Hamilton County Foundation has announced their upcoming Grant Awards Night scheduled for March 14, at the Stratford Community Center, 7 p.m. Thirteen organizations located throughout Hamilton County will receive a total of over $40,000. All Hamilton County residents are invited to ...

Council to meet Thursday for work session

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The City Council of Webster City will meet on Thursday evening at 5:15 p.m. in the Fuller Hall in the Sampson Room for a goal setting work session. The goal setting session will be conducted by Jeff Schott, Institute of Public Affairs.

Staying the course

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FORT DODGE —When John Jergens went to work for Misty Harbor Pontoons in 2011, it was not only an opportunity to learn the business, it was also a chance to assert himself as a future leader of the company that Dave Wilson and Lisa Wilson built. Behind the scenes at that time, Dave ...

Storm rips through Hamilton County

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A violent storm tore through the region Monday evening, spawning a tornado in southern Webster County and leaving hundreds of people, including much of Webster City, without power. The tornado was reported northeast of Harcourt. Damage was reported south of 350th Street between Oak Avenue ...