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Veldhuizen honored

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Webster City High School Ag Instructor Kurt Veldhuizen was surprised with a special honor Thursday morning as the American Legion presented him with an District Educator of the Year award for 2017. The award was presented as the high school staff and teachers gathered in the media center. ...

Celebrating milestones

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Five Hamilton County businesses decided to celebrate their 100th year of business Friday night with a “100 year party” at the fairgrounds complete with games, crafts, and live music. ISU Extension Hamilton County Program Coordinator, Susan Schmitz, was present at the festival helping ...

Council to meet Monday

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A proclamation honoring Maia Jaycox, the 2017 American Honey Queen, will be read tonight at the city council meeting. Jim Hisler and Jean Fox will be presented with plaques Monday evening. A request from Square to close the 600 block of Second Street from Willson to Des Moines and Des ...

NEH board OKs reorganization study with WC

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BLAIRSBURG — The Northeast Hamilton School Board unanimously approved a resolution to study reorganization with Webster City Community School District at its meeting Thursday afternoon. In order to proceed with the reorganization study, the NEH district was required to have the same ...

WC pool opens Monday

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School is out and temperatures are rising. Looking for a great way to beat the heat? Visit the Webster City outdoor pool, which opens Monday for the season. The pool will be open for adult lap swimming from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily and available for open swim from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. daily. ...

School’s out for summer

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—Daily Freeman-Journal photo by Adri Sietstra Middle School teacher Doug Marks prepares to pass out high-fives to students as the busses leave the scramble for the final time. Thursday marked the last day of school for Webster City Middle Schoolers and High Schoolers. Elementary students ...

Documenting courage

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WILLIAMS — At Williams' Memorial Day services on Monday, two out-of-town guests were on a mission. Author, historian and public speaker Lou Baczewski and videographer Kyle Gisburne were filming the Williams Memorial Day services for a movie project based upon Lou's grandfather, Lou ...

Youth injured in jump from trestle

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A teenage male was Life Flighted to a Des Moines hospital following an accident near Nokomis Park on Thursday afternoon around 4:30 p.m. “We got a call of a male laying on the sand bar, unresponsive, that resulted in the fire department being notified because of the water involved,” ...

Now that’s a good sport

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BLAIRSBURG — The end of the school year came with an added bonus for the Stratford and Northeast Hamilton Elementary School students — it isn't everyday you get to pet an Alpaca, race a sheriff's deputy or plant a cream pie in his kisser. But that's the reward earned by the students in ...

Entries sought for ‘Arts R Alive’

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The Arts R Alive in Webster City, Iowa Sculpture Event Committee invites artists to submit an application to participate in the 2017 juried Sculpture Event held in Webster City on Aug. 2 and 3 at West Twin Park, Webster City. Organizers said that stipends will be awarded to the first ten ...

Celebrating a century

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Five area businesses are marking 100-years in business and have planned a big party with a free concert for the community to celebrate. The event is Friday night at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds. McMurray Hatchery, Hamilton County Farm Bureau, the Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce, ...

Letters of thanks

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Second grade students at Sunset Heights Elementary School raised $14,000 during the first week of May for their annual Shower Strike. Students went a whole week without showering to raise money for wells in Kenya. This included wearing the same shirt throughout the week. Nearly 100 second ...

NEH looks at options for the future

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BLAIRSBURG —The Northeast Hamilton school board will meet to consider a resolution to study reorganization on Thursday, June 1 at 4:30 p.m. in the elementary Media Center. Last week, the board learned that due to declining enrollment, the district would be facing a budget deficit by ...

Huisman to speak Thursday at S.A.L.T.

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Well-known area columnist, Arvid Huisman, will present a program, “Hamilton County …. my hometown,” at the Hamilton County S.A.L.T. meeting scheduled for Thursday, June 1, at the Kamrar Lions Building. Coffee, treats and blood pressure checks will be offered from 9 to 9:30 a.m. before ...

‘Happiness’ duet

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— Daily Freeman-Journal photo by Teresa Wood Northeast Hamilton Elementary students took center stage as they presented a talent show Tuesday at the school. Above, Sylvia and Ava Otteros play a piano duet of "Happiness Runs" during the talent show.

Sixth graders graduate

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Members of the Northeast Hamilton Elementary sixth grade class donned their caps and gowns Tuesday to officially graduate from the school. Pictured are, front row from the left: Caitlyn Romp, Jaeden Lanken and Joey Wallen; back row: Zach Henrickson, Jack Pruismann, Dacoday Warner and Grace Ott.

Smith joins the staff of First State Bank

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Stefanie Smith has joined the First State Bank staff in Webster City as an administrative assistant in the Investment Services Department. She is a graduate of Kelly Walsh High School in Casper, Wyoming and is licensed in property, casualty and life insurance. She resides in Webster City ...

‘Blessed beyond measure’

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WILLIAMS — "The United States of America has been blessed beyond measure," quoted American Legion 633 Commander Post Wayne Wahlert at Williams' Memorial Day services on Monday. "Once again a grateful nation joins together in many places today to remember those who gave that last full ...

Honoring those who have fallen

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With the backdrop of more than 600 American flags waving in the breeze, veterans and community members gathered Monday morning at Graceland Cemetery to for a Memorial Day ceremony honoring military personnel who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Led by American Legion Post 191, ...

Vendors turn out for JunqueFest

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The streets of Webster City were filled with crowds Friday, Saturday and Sunday as JunqueFest took over the majority of downtown. JunqueFest attracts thousands of people looking for antiques, repurposed goods, yard decorations, or maybe just something to eat or drink. Vendors come from ...