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9 hrs ago | The Daily Freeman-Journal

Fun times at the county fair

Whether in Hamilton County or back home in Illinois, I always get excited for the county fair.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Daily Freeman-Journal

Fairground plaza renamed in honor of Keith McCollough

The Hamilton County Fair Parade, with more than 100 entries, drew large crowds to the sidewalks and curbs in downtown Webster City Tuesday night.

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Related Topix: Webster City, IA

Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Daily Freeman-Journal

Winding down

For the 88 racers in the pits at the Hamilton County Speedway Saturday night, this was a next-to-the-last chance to better their season point standings.

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Related Topix: Belmond, IA, Grundy Center, IA, Fort Dodge, IA, Webster City, IA, Dows, IA

The Daily Freeman-Journal

Helen Throntveit, 80, Webster City

Helen Norene Throntveit born November 24th, 1933 in Thompson, Iowa to Alfred and Luella Halverson joined our Father in Heaven on July 16th, 2014.

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Related Topix: Webster City, IA, Thompson, IA, Seymour, IA, Newton, IA, Eagle Grove, IA

Sun Jul 20, 2014

The Daily Freeman-Journal

Children's dental sealant clinic to be held in August

A free dental sealant clinic for kids ages 6 to 18 is being offered at the Hamilton County Health Department in August.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

Thu Jul 17, 2014

The Daily Freeman-Journal

Dohms to speak at August SALT meeting

Hamilton County Seniors and Law Enforcement Together meeting is set for Aug. 7 at the Williams Public Library in Williams.

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Related Topix: Williams, IA, Webster City, IA

The Daily Freeman-Journal

Extension nomination committee appointed

Four Hamilton County residents have been appointed to the Extension Council Nominating Committee, Brett Ahrens announced.

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Related Topix: Jewell, IA, Stanhope, IA, Webster City, IA, Randall, IA

The Daily Freeman-Journal

Vandals burn flag at bridge memorial

The flag on the memorial honoring Sgt. James E. Wedding, the first Hamilton County casualty of World War I, was destroyed recently, according to Legion Sergeant at Arms Mike Whipple.

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Related Topix: Webster City, IA

Wed Jul 16, 2014

The Daily Freeman-Journal

HCS titles to be decided in final two weeks of season

Drivers are eager to get their race cars back on the dirt track at the Hamilton County Speedway and they'll get their chance on Saturday after last week's program was cancelled because of the soggy conditions in the pits.

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Related Topix: Webster City, IA

Tue Jul 15, 2014

The Daily Freeman-Journal

4-H'ers shine in Fashion Revue, Share the Fun

Several Hamilton County 4-H'ers were honored Saturday at the judging of the Fashion Revue and Share the Fun.

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Mon Jul 14, 2014

The Daily Freeman-Journal

Last quilt raffle set for 2014 Fair

On July 27, a 15-year tradition at the Hamilton County Fair will come to an end when the 4-H Foundation quilt raffle and quilt decor auction makes its final appearance at the Webster City event.

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Related Topix: Webster City, IA, Personal Finance, Retirement

Sun Jul 13, 2014

The Des Moines Register

Country Roads: Friendly one-finger salute seen in rural Iowa

One of the things I enjoy about being back home in rural Iowa is the "farmer wave."

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Related Topix: Iowa, Sioux City, IA, Des Moines, IA

Fri Jul 11, 2014

The Daily Freeman-Journal

Six women to vie for fair queen

The judging will take place July 19 and the coronation is set for July 23 at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds grandstand, according to fair queen committee members, Kim Schaa, Kathleen Hay and Carla Johnson.

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Related Topix: Stanhope, IA, Morningside College, Blairsburg, IA, Family, Kids, Jewell, IA

The Daily Freeman-Journal

Welcome to Our Hometown

Inside today's The Daily Freeman-Journal, readers will find the first edition of a new monthly publication, Our Hometown.

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Related Topix: Webster City, IA

Thu Jul 10, 2014

The Daily Freeman-Journal

Bringing a little country to WC

On July 19, starting at 4 p.m. right after Crazy Day and Crazy Day Car Show, the Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce is bringing country into the city for this month's Summer Nights theme of "Ag In Town."

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Related Topix: Webster City, IA, Agriculture, Science, Life, Dessert, Food, Ice Cream, Woolstock, IA

The Daily Freeman-Journal

Walk through history at Hetland Cemetery set

The Hamilton County Cemetery Preservation Society will host a cemetery walk at the Hetland Cemetery on July 16 at 6:30 pm.

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Related Topix: Ellsworth, IA

Mon Jul 07, 2014

The Daily Freeman-Journal

Racing finally resumes at HCS after two-week layoff

Finally! The heavy rains that have been a constant in the area in recent weeks departed on Saturday and allowed the Hamilton County Speedway to get in a night of racing.

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Related Topix: Webster City, IA, Iowa Falls, IA, Blairsburg, IA, Roland, IA, Belmond, IA

The Daily Freeman-Journal

Time to work together

The June 26 edition of the Daily Freeman Journal reported that the Hotel Motel Tax Board reduced funding for one of the applicants because the applicants advertising encouraged visitors to stay in the cabins in Briggs Woods Park and not hotels and motels where the tax is generated.

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Related Topix: Webster City, IA

The Daily Freeman-Journal

DF-J adds additional ways to read the newspaper

Since 1857, The Daily Freeman-Journal has delivered valuable news and information to people in Webster City and surrounding areas.

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The Daily Freeman-Journal

The slings of summer storms

I know I'm not the only gardener in Hamilton County feeling sad about Monday's storm, but, oh, my garden was looking so good before that mean storm hit a week ago.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Weather, Life, Food, Vegetables, Hailstorm, Natural Disasters

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