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17 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: Webster City, IA

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

The Daily Freeman-Journal

Ready, set, go

The 27th annual Webster City Firecracker 5K hosted over 200 participants from Hamilton County and beyond on Friday morning.

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Related Topix: Webster City, IA, Fort Dodge, IA

The Daily Freeman-Journal

The farmer wave

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

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Related Topix: Sioux City, IA

Wed Jul 02, 2014

The Daily Freeman-Journal

Plenty of auto race activities set for Saturday

Hosted by the Hamilton County Fair and the Hamilton County Speedway Racing Association, the events will kick off at 11 a.m. and conclude at 4 p.m. Vintage race cars, including the No.

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Tue Jul 01, 2014

The Messenger

Graesch trial set for Aug. 19

A man accused of killing his father is set to stand trial in August after pleading not guilty to the charge.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

The Daily Freeman-Journal

Severe weather hits Iowa

Damage including flooded roads and downed power lines was reported around Iowa as severe weather packing golf ball-size hail, torrential rains and strong winds moved through the state Monday.

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Related Topix: Weather, Iowa, Hailstorm, Natural Disasters, Tornado, Webster City, IA

Fri Jun 27, 2014

The Daily Freeman-Journal

Lights... camera... preparing for action

Several projects have been completed since HERO asked for volunteers to help during their public cleaning day.

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Related Topix: Arts, Theater, Webster City, IA

Wed Jun 25, 2014

The Daily Freeman-Journal

Cooney, Elliott among leaders at Hamilton County Speedway

The summer racing season at the Hamilton County Speedway has reached its midpoint, and five of the six race classes enter the second half with tight battles at the top of the points standings.

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Related Topix: Webster City, IA, Fort Dodge, IA, Story City, IA, Blairsburg, IA

Tue Jun 24, 2014

The Daily Freeman-Journal

A real survivor

A Webster City woman, a two-time cancer survivor, has been named the honorary chairman of the Hamilton County Relay for Life.

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Related Topix: Webster City, IA, Duncombe, IA, Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer, Ovarian Cancer

The Daily Freeman-Journal

One last ride

Editor's Note: This article is part of a monthly series on the history of Webster City and Hamilton County, written by local historian, Nancy Kayser.

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Related Topix: Webster City, IA, Iowa, us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Chicago Travel, Alden, IA, Iowa Falls, IA

Mon Jun 23, 2014

The Daily Freeman-Journal

Summer Nights returns to WC

The clouds threatened to dampen the celebration, but that didn't stop a large crowd of local residents and visitors for turning out for the first Summer Nights event of 2014 Friday.

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Related Topix: Webster City, IA, Theater, Arts

Wed Jun 18, 2014

The Daily Freeman-Journal

Couple enjoys active lifestyle

Editor's Note: This the third and final installment of a series about the lives of Webster City area residents of who are at least 90 years old.

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Related Topix: Webster City, IA, Fort Dodge, IA, Des Moines, IA

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