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‘Lewis and Clark in Iowa’

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Iowa’s history is full of exploration and ingenuity. Learn more about famous explorers Lewis and Clark this Saturday at the Mulberry Center Church. Join Humanities Iowa presenter Donald G. Shurr at 1 p.m. as he takes visitors through a perilous journey. “Lewis and Clark in Iowa” ...

The making of ‘Mushtown’

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STRATFORD – Every farm is unique. The Chally homestead outside of Stratford is no exception. Rustic barns, shining silos and weathered red sheds line the property, which is owned by Jerold and Arlene Chally. This week, jigs, rigs, camera equipment and film crew members were welcomed onto the ...

Developing a safe plan

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A change in his career path is what ultimately brought Hamilton County’s new emergency management coordinator to the community. Dylan Hagen, 23, began his duties at Hamilton County Emergency Management Coordinator on March 15. Hagen graduated from Jefferson High School. After high ...

Koop honored by Kiwanis Club

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At the Main Street Morning Kiwanis Club meeting Tuesday, 22 local farmers enjoyed a Grid Iron breakfast and program about 100 years of the Hamilton County Farm Bureau presented by Leah Maass. Maass is pictured at the left with Kiwanian Jeannie Hill. During the meeting, John J. Koop was ...

Animals at Kendall Young Library

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—Daily Freeman-Journal photo by Adri Sietstra The Blank Park Zoo, of Des Moines, visited Kendall Young Library on Tuesday morning. Kids got to meet three animals and learn fun facts about their habitats, food habits and their species. Children met a hedge hog, guinea pig and tortoise. ...

Lights, camera, action

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—Daily Freeman-Journal photo by Adri Sietstra Crew members involved in the making of “Mushtown” are seen above filming in one of Jerold and Arlene Chally’s barns outside of Stratford Monday afternoon. The crew braved the hot July heat well known to Iowa as they set up cameras and ...

Animals, magic events planned for KY Library

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Area youngsters will have an opportunity to meet some animals from the Blank Park Zoo and experience a magic show this week at the Kendall Young Library’s children’s department. Today, representatives of the Blank Park Zoo will make a visit to storytime at 10:30 a.m. The storytime is ...

Council approves grants

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The Webster City City Council approved the Hotel/Motel Tax Board’s recommendations for the 19th round of grant monies Monday night. A total of $78,687.71 in grant monies was approved.The board met last Monday, July 10 to determine the final recommendations on projects and funding levels to ...

Food and fun

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STANHOPE -- It was a standard mid-July day on Saturday, but bright sunshine, temperatures in the 90s, and high humidity didn’t seem to stop crowds of folks of all ages from heading to the annual Watermelon Day celebration in Stanhope. Attending Watermelon Day is a strong tradition for ...

Saying farewell

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—Daily Freeman-Journal photo by Anne Blankenship An open house was held Friday afternoon at the Kendall Young Library for Angie Martin-Schwarze who is leaving her position as library director. She and her family are moving to Washington state soon. She's pictured with Gary Moenck of the ...

Council meets tonight

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The Hotel/Motel Tax Board will give their recommendations for the 19th round of grant monies to the Webster City City Council tonight at 5:30 p.m. The board met last Monday, July 10 to determine the final recommendations on projects and funding levels. The board will be recommending a total of ...

HCHA to meet on Saturday

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The Hamilton County Historical Alliance will meet on Saturday, July 22 at the city hall in Randall. Meeting starting at 10 a.m. Anyone interested in their towns history or the history of Hamilton County is welcome. Wanted: representatives from Blairsburg, Williams, Kamrar and Webster ...

BW Conference Center moves forward

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The Briggs Woods Conference Center Project was awarded a grant on Wednesday from Enhance Iowa for $350,000. This particular grant was a major piece in the puzzle allowing the Conference Center Project to move forward to the construction phase. “We are over the moon excited,” said Kelly ...

Racing to the finish

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It takes a lot of hard work, motivation and dedication to compete in athletics. Just ask Jennifer Peterson. The 36-year-old Webster City woman took her fitness goals to the next level last weekend when she completed her first-ever Half Ironman, Muncie 70.3. Peterson traveled to Muncie, ...

Stanhope celebration turns 60

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STANHOPE — The 60th annual Stanhope Lions Club Watermelon Day is set for Saturday with a full slate of activities planned throughout the day, including free servings of ice-cold watermelon. The day gets underway with the big parade at 10:30 a.m. The theme for the parade is “Celebrating ...

Supervisors consider ATV-ORV ordinance

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The Hamilton County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved the first reading of a new ordinance that would allow the use of all-terrain and off-road vehicles on Hamilton County secondary roadways. The ordinance will have two more readings, scheduled for July 25 and Aug. 8. If approved ...

Poplar Grove hosts Grand Nationals

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— Daily Freeman-Journal photo by Adri Sietstra 2-cycle Grand Nationals began on Wednesday at Poplar Grove Speedway in Kamrar. Racing will continue Thursday, July 13 and Friday, July 14, beginning around 1 p.m. each day. There is no charge for spectators who wish to watch the event on ...

Eagles and ospreys

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Hamilton County Conservation Naturalist John Laird will be presenting two wildlife programs today and tomorrow for the public. Attendees will learn about eagles, osprey and the snakes found in Hamilton County. Laird comes up with programs for the public and school systems each year. Laird goes ...

WC Custom Meats named Supplier of Year by Fareway

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A Webster City business was recently honored for its partnership with Fareway Stores Inc. Webster City Custom Meats Inc. was named the Supplier of the Year by Fareway at an Iowa Grocers Association luncheon in Johnston. Webster City Custom Meats specializes in custom meat processing of ...