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Promoting growth

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“What I want people to understand is that I am interested in hearing about every segment of this community,” said Lindsay Henderson, Webster City Community Vitality Director. “What their ideas are. What they would like for our community. What matters to them. How we can help improve the ...

Date set for Kwik Star public hearing

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The City Council of Webster City set the date for the upcoming public hearing on the rezoning request for a property west of Superior Street and north of Fair Meadow Drive where Kwik Star has expressed an interest to build. The public hearing will be held on Monday, Jan. 15 at 5:30 ...

Lights of the season

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—Daily Freeman-Journal photo by Anne Blankenship Michael and Cathryn Dingman’s home on Harding Court in Webster City is wrapped up in the lights of the season. From the lights in the trees to the snowman and tin soldier figures in the front yard, the home is definitely decked with holiday ...

Santa to visit party in Kamrar

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KAMRAR — Just in time for Christmas, the Kamrar Lions will host the 49th Annual Kamrar Lions Club Christmas Party on Saturday, Dec. 23 at the Lions Building in Kamrar. Coffee and donuts will be served at 2 p.m. with Santa and Mrs. Claus set to arrive at 3 p.m. Everyone will receive a ...

Christmas at the Bridge

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Hundreds of area residents turned out Saturday morning for the annual holiday shopping event, Christmas at the Bridge. Sponsored by the Webster City Church of Christ, the event encourages giving by allowing those attending to select one gift, at no charge, from the tables filled with gift ...

Abuelos opens in downtown Jewell

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JEWELL — Norma Fiddelke Showen has “always wanted to have a restaurant,” she said. That long-held ambition was at last realized when Abuelos opened on Main Street in Jewell about ten days ago. The new business owner draws on her family background and her own cooking experience for ...

Supervisors will appeal hog confinement approval

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DUNCOMBE — The Webster County Board of Supervisors will appeal the approval of two hog confinements planned for near Duncombe. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources approved both sites on Dec. 8, three weeks after a board of supervisors meeting in which supervisors heard widespread ...

Legion donates to Senior Center, MOW

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The Webster City Senior Center received a $200 donation from The American Legion Post 191 on Friday. Pictured above, back left to right are: Bob Erickson, Ron Keigan, Rich Stroner and Randy Youngdale; front, Lee Ayers, Joe Parrish, receiving the check Sharon Kruse and Commander Marvin Carr.

Supper with Santa

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—Daily Freeman-Journal photo by Adri Sietstra Brenna Maas, 15 months, unwraps a gift from Santa Claus last Monday night during the Grid Iron Grill’s Supper with Santa event. Kids of all ages are invited to the second Supper with Santa on Monday night at the Grid Iron from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Board finalizes recommendations

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The Hotel Motel Tax Board met Thursday evening to determine final recommendations on project applications to be presented to the City Council of Webster City on Monday, Dec. 18. The board is recommending the council approve awarding $81,944.20 in grant monies for the 20th grant cycle. If the ...

Special service planned at Asbury

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A Webster City church is offering a unique service in hopes of offering comfort during the holiday season to those who have lost a loved one. A Blue Christmas service will be held at Asbury United Methodist Church on Sunday at 7 p.m. The Rev. Jeff Flagg, pastor at Asbury, said the ...

Board hears presentations

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Nine local organizations presented to the Webster City Hotel Motel Tax Board Tuesday evening in hopes of receiving grant monies. This is the 20th round of grant applications. A total of $99,669.20 was requested between the nine organizations. The H/M Tax Board will meet tonight at city ...

‘The best form of recycling’

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“I love the old character and the architecture in these old buildings,”said Clare Schwager, one of the newest — and youngest — business owners on Main Street in Jewell as she looked around the large storefront with tall ceilings and windows that face the street where a new business ...

The joy of giving

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December is the season of giving. In keeping with the season, Christmas at The Bridge returns Saturday. The event will begin at 9 a.m. and go until noon. Community members are welcome to attend the event and pick out a gift to give someone this Christmas. Each person that comes receives a ...

Building destroyed by fire

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—Daily Freeman-Journal photo by Adri Sietstra WILLIAMS – A tin office/utility building owned by Iowa Select Farms was destroyed in a fire early Tuesday afternoon. The building, located in the 1600 block of Xircus Avenue, was between two hog buildings. Neither the two hog buildings or ...

Hearing is set for road vacation

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The Hamilton County Board of Supervisors set Wednesday, Dec. 27 at 9 a.m. as the date and time for a public hearing on a proposed road vacation. The hearing will be held during the next board meeting, which was moved from Tuesday, Dec. 26 to Wednesday, Dec. 27 to give staff time to prepare ...

Fareway to go nicotine, tobacco-free

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Fareway Economical Food Stores, a large Midwest grocery company with a store in Webster City, announced that it will implement a tobacco and nicotine-free policy on Jan. 1, 2018. The policy prohibits smoking and the use of any other tobacco or tobacco-like products such as electronic ...

P&Z approves Kwik Star zoning petition

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The Webster City Planning and Zoning Commission voted unanimously to approve a zoning petition from Kwik Star pending revision of the comprehensive plan Monday evening. This petition is to rezone land on Fairmeadow Drive from residential to commercial property. The recommendation to rezone ...

No December fireworks in WC

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Webster City residents wishing to celebrate the New Year will have to do so with out fireworks, according to city officials. The City Council revised the fireworks ordinance in October, prohibiting the use of fireworks around the New Year’s holiday. The decision stemmed from a rise in ...