Aaron Rider is the new manager of the Webster Theater By Anne Blankenship: Daily Freeman Journal Managing Editor ablankenship@freemanjournal.net There’s a new face at the Webster Theater. The HERO Board recently hired Aaron Rider, 41, of Webster City as the new manager of the facility. Rider is an Iowa native. He grew up in Waterloo […]

By: ADRI SIETSTRA, Daily Freeman Journal Reporter asietstra@freemanjournal.net Thanks to a community act of kindness, local students were able to attend a free showing of ‘Wonder’ at the Webster Theater this week. An estimated 600 students from Webster City Middle School, Northeast Hamilton and Stratford had the opportunity to see the newly released film which […]

The Angel Tree Project has officially begun for the 2017 holiday season. Community members once again have an opportunity to bring joy to a local child in need by adopting a tag off of the Angel Tree. The tree, located at the Webster Theater, boasts 280 tags this year. Last year, 270 tags were adopted […]

Chris Simmons, general manager of WMTel.net, presented a donation of $1,000 for the Webster Theater to Tyler Abens, HERO board member. The donation will help defray the costs from the recent break-in and will help get the movie screen repaired, Abens said. Click here to see this story as it originally appeared in the Daily Freeman [...]

In 2011, Webster City, Iowa, experienced a massive economic shift after the town’s large appliance manufacturing plant shut down. This left many jobless and impacted local business, including the closing of the town’s beloved, historic movie theater. But the community refused to let their town die—and “Made in Iowa” tells the story of how small […]