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Councilman announces re-election campaign

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Councilman Logan Welch has announced that he will seek a second term on the Webster City Council. “I am excited to announce my candidacy for a second term on the Webster City Council. It has been an honor to represent you on the City Council for the last four years,” Welch said in his ...

Reuniting and reminiscing

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In celebration of 100 years of ISU extension and outreach in Hamilton County, Hamilton County 4-H held a celebration and reunion to look back on the 100 years of impact 4-H and ISU Extension has had on Hamilton County. The reunion, which took place Saturday afternoon at the Hamilton County ...

Supreme effort

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As the 2017 Hamilton County Fair wrapped up Sunday, Hamilton County Fair Livestock Champions lined the arena to show off their efforts and animals. Each youth exhibitor who won a championship livestock award was invited to participate in the Parade of Champions. Participants showed off ...

Council to hold work session

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The City Council of Webster City will be holding a work session Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. in the council chambers. According to the agenda, the main topic of discussion will focus on wastewater treatment. The meeting is open to the public. City hall is located at 400 Second St.

Jenna Woodall crowned 2017 Fair Queen

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Jenna Woodall, the 18-year-old daughter of Alex and Shelley Woodall of Kamrar, was crowned as the 2017 Hamilton County Fair Queen Thursday night during the coronation ceremony held at the Fairgrounds. A total of seven young women took part in the competition. Woodall was crowned by last ...

Reunited

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Former Hamilton County fair queens received a royal welcome Thursday evening at the fair. Past queens were invited to a short reunion and reception before Thursday night’s queen coronation, in honor of the fair’s 100-year-anniversary. According to Kim Schaa, member of the Hamilton ...

More scenes from Thursday’s Hamilton County Fair

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It was the rumble of hoof beats instead of the roar of engines at the Hamilton County Speedway Thursday night. Fairgoers had a chance to watch harness races from the grandstand just before the queen coronation ceremony was held.

Letter by letter

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Spelling bee contestants at this year’s Hamilton County Fair got the chance to meet royalty. The 2016 Iowa State Fair Queen, Amanda Riniker, was on hand to pass out ribbons at the event. Multiple age categories competed in the event. This year’s queen contestants also got the ...

Archery event planned

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The Hamilton County Pheasants Forever along with the Izaak Walton League and the Border Brigade Archery Club will be hosting the annual Youth Shoot and Archery event at the Izaak Walton League on Wednesday, August 2 at 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Kids ages eight to 18 are welcome to shoot at the ...

Coffee with Welch

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City Councilman Logan Welch will be holding a coffee on Saturday morning at Mornin’ Glory Coffee Shop. “Coffee with Councilman Welch” will held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and Welch will be available to speak with residents. Welch invites the community to come out for the informal ...

Nuisance issues on the rise

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The City of Webster City and the Webster City Police Department have received a large number of complaints regarding furniture and discarded appliances on curbs over the past few weeks. “Over the past few weeks we’ve been seeing a lot more debris and miscellaneous items being placed on ...

Judging begins

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The 4-H judging at the Hamilton County began Monday morning with static exhibits receiving ribbons and some advancing on to the Iowa State Fair. A wide variety of projects — from breads and cookies, to woodworking projects, from photos to sewing pieces — were presented by the club members ...

A fresh coat of paint

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—Daily Freeman-Journal photo by Adri Sietstra Andrew Pruismann, a Webster City native, paints the overhead doors at the Webster City Fire Station on Monday afternoon with the help of his employees, Tanner Ehlert and Matt Pruismann. The trio donated their time to spruce up the doors at the ...

Fireworks spark debate at town hall meeting

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Webster City residents brought their concerns to the city council at Monday night’s town hall meeting. The majority of residents present at the meeting expressed their dislike of the current fireworks ordinance. Individuals brought up concerns with the high volume of noise, danger to ...

Fair parade tonight

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The Hamilton County Fair Parade is scheduled for 6 p.m. tonight and the Webster City Police Department are asking for the public’s assistance. Vehicles in the staging areas or the parade route area will be subject to tow after the declared time. Officials said signs will be posted to ...

NEH board appoints new director

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BLAIRSBURG — The Northeast Hamilton School Board installed a new director at its monthly meeting on Thursday, July 20. Tyler Burton applied for the position of NEH CSD District Two Director when Thea Wibholm resigned last month due to moving from the district she represented.  Burton ...

Town Hall meeting tonight at WCMS

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The public is invited to come out to the Webster City Middle School commons tonight at 7 p.m. for a Town Hall meeting. The Webster City City Council will be present to take questions on a variety of topics. As the council has seen a large amount of complaints due to fireworks usage over ...