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School board OKs tentative WCEA contract

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The Webster City school board approved a tentative agreement with the Webster City Education Association Monday evening. Career increments were increased by a quarter of a percent. The publications (high school director) was increased by one percent from four to five percent. The ...

Honor Flight participants

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Veterans from Hamilton County who took part in the May 6 Brushy Creek Honor Flight included, from left, Doug Johnson, Jim Scott, Clint Arends, Jerry Ose, Robert Heinen, Jeff Arends, Ron Phelps, Mike Mason; center, Delmont Carter, seated, and Martin Duffy, standing. Steve Kehoe also traveled ...

WC students tour Washington, D.C.

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Thirty-two Webster City Middle School students and four adults took part in the annual WC2DC trip to Washington DC on April 28 to May 1. On April 28, the group toured the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History and American History Museum, Iwo Jima Marine Memorial, Arlington National ...

Clean energy ribbon cutting

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JEWELL – Little Wall Lake Park was filled with more than just campers Saturday morning. An open house and ribbon cutting were held to celebrate the completion of a series of solar array panels which are mounted at the north side of the park. The panels will provide electricity for the ...

To honor

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — As Navy Veteran Vernon G. Schmitz stood at the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C., he had a lot on his mind. “It’s just overwhelming,” Schmitz, of Fort Dodge, said. “Lots of memories.” A Vietnam veteran himself, Schmitz was one of more than 140 veterans ...

School board meets tonight

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The Webster City school board will meet tonight at 6 p.m. to discuss a tentative agreement with the Webster City Education Association. The board will also discuss the tentative graduation list. Bread and milk bids and student fees for the 2017-2018 school year will also be discussed ...

Preview tonight

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The public will have a chance tonight to preview many of the auction items that will be featured at the of the St. Thomas Aquinas Ball Saturday. The Bourbon and Bites after-hours event, tonight from 5 to 9 p.m., will offer an opportunity to view the silent auction items featured at the ...

Museum opens for season

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— Daily Freeman-Journal photo by Teresa Wood Rose and LeRoy D. Clark of Ft. Dodge visited the Hemken Collection Auto Museum in Williams on Wednesday - its opening day for the 2017 season. The Clarks especially liked the 1937 Mercedes Benz 170 V-Special Roadster. "You don't see many like ...

Free movies at theater

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Saturday There will be a free screening of the animated movie “Beauty and the Beast” on Saturday at 4 p.m. at the Webster Theater. A documentary film crew is filming in Webster City this week, profiling the community and its story of working towards the American Dream following ...

Hog roast is Sunday

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The annual Hog Roast at Southfield Wellness Community located at 2416 Des Moines Street in Webster City on Sunday, May 7 at the independent and assisted living garages. Serving for the free event is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will consist of pork sandwiches, all the fixings, dessert and ...

City of WC contracts with Mosquito Control of Iowa

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The City of Webster City has contracted with Mosquito Control of Iowa to provide coverage for comfort and safety to residents of Webster City throughout the 2017 season. Residents wanting to be notified prior to mosquito spraying are encouraged to contact City Hall and sign a ...

Museums receive donations

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The Wilson Brewer Park: Historic Park & Museums and The Fort Museum & Frontier Village in Fort Dodge received $388.46 each from the revenue after expenses from the Spirit Lake Remembrance Massacre Tour March 25. A total of 49 people attended the tour. The monies will benefit both ...

Knock, knock …

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Knock, knock. Who's there? Little old lady. Little old lady who? I didn't know you could yodel! That one of the knee slappers delivered at the Northeast Hamilton Silly Spring Concert Tuesday night. Under the direction of Music Teacher Elizabeth Schwake and accompanied on the ...

Dedication for solar array set

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JEWELL — Hamilton County Conservation, in partnership with Eagle Point Solar of Dubuque, will hold a ribbon cutting and dedication of the new solar array system located at Little Wall Lake Park, south of Jewell on Saturday, May 6 from 10 a.m. to noon. A ribbon cutting ceremony will ...

Drug take back a success

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The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office participated in the Drug Enforcement Administrations Drug Take Back Program last Saturday at various locations in Hamilton County. The purpose of this program is to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, ...

Fundraising campaign continues

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Fundraising is still underway for the Briggs Woods Conference Center. The conference center will provide a central meeting location for weddings, conferences and other professional events. The architect’s cost projection for the conference center is $2.6 million which encompasses the ...

VDMC to host free screening of ‘Sing’ Monday

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Van Diest Medical Center is inviting the community to a free showing of the movie, “Sing,” rated PG, on Monday, May 8 at 7 p.m. at the Webster Theater in Webster City. “Sing” is an animated film based on a city of humanoid animals in which a hustling theater impresario’s attempt ...

Focal on Local

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AMES — Small businesses are an important part of Iowa’s communities and play a central role to health and well-being of the state Iowa. To recognize the contributions of small businesses in Iowa, America’s Small Business Development Center Iowa has designated Saturday, May 6 as Focal ...

Recording their stories

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The military experiences of Madelyn Swearingen, of Humboldt, who served in the WAVES at the tail end of World War II, and Jim Scott, of Stratford, who served in the Army during the Vietnam War, couldn’t be more different. Swearingen came home on a troop train on which she was the only ...

Chamber update

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Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce Director Linda Christianson provided the council with a update on upcoming events in town Monday evening. “On the top of everybody’s mind right now, now that it’s May, is JunqueFest,” said Christianson. JunqueFest will be held May 26 through ...