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Campidilli to lead board of supervisors

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Dan Campidilli was elected Tuesday morning to serve as the chairman of the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors. The board held its annual reorganizational meeting Tuesday morning at the start of the new year. Supervisor Doug Bailey was named the chairman pro-tem. In other annual ...

Young, Hilpipre won’t seek re-election

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Two Hamilton County office holders announced Tuesday morning that they would not seek re-election this year. Supervisor David Young and Treasurer Joni Hilpipre both said they would step down at the end of 2018. The announcement came at the conclusion of the Board of Supervisors meeting ...

A dream come true

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Patrons of Webster City Community Theatre will have a chance to see a classic of the American theater this winter and at the same time, one actor will realize a dream he's had since high school. “You can lay this on me. Ever since I've been involved in theater as an adult, whenever people ...

Council to appoint positions

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Members of the City Council of Webster City will elect the Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem during tonight’s council meeting. After both two-year terms are approved, City Clerk Karyl Bonjour will administer the oath to both representatives. The council may also approve appointing the following ...

Learning opportunities

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Legacy Learning Boone River Valley will kick off the new year by hosting several workshops in January and a Cups and Creativity Event as well. Cups and Creativity is a special event planned for Jan. 5 at Mornin' Glory Coffee Shop. Organizers said those attending will be able to paint ...

Friendly competition

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Holiday fun week activities are continuing Thursday at Fuller Hall. The week of competitions and tournaments offers area youths something to do over the week-long winter break from school. Tuesday brought the annual ping pong tournament with eight youths taking part. The winners in the ...

On the route

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The Hamilton County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution in support of a measure to mark Historic U.S. Route 20 — old highway 20 — Wednesday morning in their regular session. Supervisor Dan Campidilli said a national group, Historic U.S. Route 20 Association, is working to get ...

Webster County Supervisors receive complaints

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FORT DODGE — Emotions ran high Tuesday morning as some county residents berated the Webster County Board of Supervisors for not appealing the decision to allow two hog confinements to be built near Duncombe. Although the meeting’s agenda said the supervisors would reconsider ...

Flying to new heights

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Thanks to the purchase of a new drone, Hamilton County Emergency Management will have an eye in the sky. The drone, which cost $2,200, was purchased through Iowa Communities Assurance Pool (ICAP) grant money. It is licensed with the FAA and registered with Hamilton County Emergency ...

Department of Education ranks NEH buildings ‘commendable’

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BLAIRSBURG — The Northeast Hamilton school board approved the grant for Modified Allowable Growth at At-Risk/Drop-Out Prevention at its regular meeting last week. With board members Eric Patterson, Sally Greenfield, Tyler Burton and Sara Zorn present, the board approved the Modified ...

Fialkov to provide urology services at ISP

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CLARION and BELMOND — Iowa Specialty Hospitals & Clinics have annouced the addition of Jonathan Fialkov, MD, to its Clarion and Belmond locations. He will provide urology services and surgeries for patients of all ages. Fialkov received his degree from the University of ...

Festival of Chocolate to return

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Now that Christmas is over, bakers looking for a way to beat the post-holiday January blahs are invited to whip up a batch of chocolate goodies for the Kendall Young Library’s 6th Annual Festival of Chocolate. The event is scheduled for Sunday, Jan 28 from 2 to 4 p.m. Organizers said ...

Snow safety

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With our first measurable snowfall likely just around the corner, county officials are reminding residents to be safe while traveling the roads this winter. “So far we’ve, in my opinion, been lucky, and haven’t had really any winter weather to deal with,” said Hamilton County ...

Wednesday night fire damages Mary Ann’s plant

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The Webster City Fire Department responded to a fire at Mary Ann’s Specialty Meats Wednesday night. “At approximately 7:45 p.m. we were called to Mary Ann’s for fire and smoke in the roof of the building. We arrived on scene and found fire in the back part of the structure – the ...

Showing support

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Members of Hamilton County Law Enforcement showed their support for a Jewell toddler battling cancer by shaving their heads Wednesday night at the Webster City Fire Station. Officers from the Hamilton County Sheriff's Department and the Webster City Police Department shaved their heads in ...

A surprise from one of Santa’s little helpers

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Santa’s Master Chief Elf brought some Christmas Cheer to seven boys and girls at Kendall Young Library Wednesday afternoon. Santa’s helper visited with kids yesterday and helped them make their wish lists. The children who completed their lists had gifts from their lists waiting for ...

Webster County won’t appeal Duncombe hog sites

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Webster County’s Board of Supervisors declined on Tuesday to appeal the decision to allow two hog confinements to be built near Duncombe. Although Supervisor Keith Dencklau said the appeal would send a message, and all the supervisors agreed there were concerns with the two sites at the ...

Supporting the vision

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“The community is at a crossroads because we must determine, all of us residents, what value to our present and future should be placed on our past,” said Wilson Brewer Historic Park Committee Chairman Gary Groves. Groves is one of many committee members hoping to revitalize Wilson ...

Police investigate rollover accident

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—Daily Freeman-Journal photo by Adri Sietstra Local law enforcement responded to a rollover accident on Tuesday afternoon at the intersection of Superior Street and Fairmeadow Drive. According to Webster City Police Sergeant Eric McKinley, a jeep was parked going north on Superior Street. A ...

Holiday giveaway at ACE is today

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ACE Community Center is planning a special event today to offer help to those in need, according to organizers. ACE  will be holding a Holiday Giveaway today from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Food, winter clothes, accessories, household items, children’s items and more will be available. ...