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Sparking discussion

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The Bee Inspired Advisory Council is inviting community members to a free showing of the movie, “The Breakfast Club”. The event is scheduled for Monday, June 19 at 7 p.m. at the Webster Theater, located in Webster City. “The Breakfast Club” is the story of high school students ...

New venue for farmers market

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The Webster City Farmers Market is in full swing. The farmers market began May 20 at its new location, 1900 Superior St., next to the Department of Human Services building, just south of Wilson Brewer Historic Park. Locals can browse and buy items at the market from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. every ...

It’s Jubilee time in Jewell

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JEWELL — Jewell will roll out the red carpet this weekend as the community hosts the annual Jewell Jubilee, featuring a barbecue, ice cream social, parade and kids activities. The fun begins Friday night with the Main Street Barbecue. Smoked beef, pork and turkey will be served along with ...

Music in Park to feature band and open mic

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Thursday night will bring a full evening of entertainment to downtown Webster City. In addition to the premiere of the documentary “Made in Iowa,” which was filmed in Webster City, Music in the Park will be held at Availa Bank Plaza from 7 to 10 p.m.. The band “Bad Tactics” will ...

Milestones and memories

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It’s been a busy two weeks, folks. I’ve been traveling, working and celebrating milestones left and right. I took my first legitimate vacation from work over Memorial Day weekend. I traveled to North Carolina to celebrate my cousin’s marriage. I had the privilege of seeing lots of ...

Cleanup starts today

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Webster City will once again be holding their city-wide clean-up and drop-off event this Friday and Saturday. Residents are being encouraged by city officials to take advantage of the free event to dispose of items that cannot be placed in the regular garbage or recycling. Webster City ...

‘Made in Iowa’ to premiere in WC

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Mark your calendars, Webster City. Thursday, June 15 is going to be chock full of activities. Visit downtown Webster City for a free film, food and music. Webster City residents have been collaborating with Square to tell the story of determination and optimism after the closing of ...

Countdown to cleanup

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The countdown to cleanup is on. Webster City will once again be holding their city-wide clean-up and drop-off event this Friday and Saturday. Residents are being encouraged by city officials to take advantage of the free event to dispose of items that cannot be placed in the regular garbage or ...

Cover crop, soil health field day set

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Prairie Rivers of Iowa, in conjunction with Iowa Learning Farms, is hosting a field day on Tuesday, June 13 for those involved in or interested in agriculture. This will be hosted on the farm of Larry Haren, 1387 Kendall Young Rd., Webster City, and will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. with ...

Concert pianist to present recital, classes

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JEWELL — A concert pianist from Vienna, Austria will bring his keyboard mastery to Jewell next week with a recital and learning opportunities for area musicians. Stephan Moller, who has performed all over the world including at Carnegie Hall in New York City, is a friend and colleague ...

‘Nick’s Boat’ sets sail

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Everyone has a happy place. For Nick Seamonds, it happens to be at Lake Cornelia. Nick, 37, has cerebral palsy and is confined to a wheelchair. Thanks to efforts by his family and friends, an accessible cabin offers enjoyment and inclusion. Nick is able to navigate his wheelchair around ...

Toering to step down

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ACE Community Center is looking for an individual to lead their non-profit into the future. Current executive director Janet Toering will be stepping down from the position July 1. Toering has been the ACE Executive Director for the last five years. Although Toering is resigning from her ...

Cooking creations

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—Daily Freeman-Journal photo by Adri Sietstra ACE Community Center Executive Director Janet Toering helps campers with their food creations Tuesday afternoon during the kick-off of the ACE Community Center Summer Youth Camp. Campers get to help out in the garden and create delicious recipes ...

Learning the ropes

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—Daily Freeman-Journal photo by Adri Sietstra Chien Maikhio helps camper, Amiree, roll her tortilla Tuesday afternoon during the kick-off of the ACE Community Center Summer Youth Camp. Campers get to help out in the garden and create delicious recipes throughout the summer at the free ...

Firefighters honored for lifesaving efforts

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Members of Webster City Fire Department were honored Monday night during the City Council meeting. Five men received the Lifesaving Commendation for their service during a house fire on March 8. In addition to a certificate,Mayor John Hawkins presented each with a pin. Those honored ...

Electric rates on agenda

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The City Council of Webster City discussed the need for an increase in electric rates Monday night. The council decided to recommend an increase as follows: •An increase of 6.25 percent across the board on base rate • A 6.25 percent increase in Kilowatt hours for commercial and ...

One youth referred to JCS for mischief

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One juvenile has been referred to the Juvenile Court System as the result of an investigation by the Webster City Police Department into some incidents of graffiti throughout the community. According to police, several locations were sprayed with “GBR” and other images. The ...

Going green

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Got a green thumb but no garden? The annual Youth Summer Camp at ACE Community Center begins today, June 6 and runs through Aug. 1. The camp will be held each Tuesday. The free sessions are open to children in first through fifth grade. “Youths can learn more about gardening and where ...

WC board OKs resolution to study NEH reorganization

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The Webster City school board unanimously voted to adopt a resolution jointly with the Northeast Hamilton Community School District to study the question of undergoing a reorganization to occur on or before July 1, 2019. The same resolution was approved Thursday by the NEH school board. ...

Perfect opening day

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With temperatures climbing into the 80s, conditions were perfect for the opening day of the Webster City Municipal Pool Monday. A long line of children and adults waited outside the pool house for the 1 p.m. opening and a chance to take a cool dip.