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 • Hamilton County Sheriff's Department investigate two accidents over the Memorial Day weekend.

 The Hamilton County Sheriff's Department investigated two accidents over the Memorial Day weekend...

On Friday evening, a one vehicle accident happened on Highway 17. Reportedly a southbound 2003 GMC Envoy driven by Rhianna Rykhus of Eagle Grove crossed the center lane after she apparently suffered a panic attack causing her to fall asleep at the wheel. The Rykhus vehicle hit the northbound shoulder of the highway,over corrected and entered the south ditch where it rolled twice and came to rest on its top. The EMS staff from Van Diest Medical Center checked over the driver for any possible injuries. The Rykhus vehicle was totaled in the accident. Investigating deputy Ryan Rupiper charged Rhianna Rykhus with Failure to Maintain Control.

A one vehicle accident north of Webster City on the White Fox Road south of 210th Street was reported at 7:48 Sunday morning.  Reportedly a south bound 2007 Toyota Rav 4 driven by Mason Myers of Webster City swerved to avoid a deeer crosssing the roadway at the time. The Myers vehicle then entered the west ditch where it rolled over. Myers and a passenger, Taylor Scott were treated at the accident scene by the Van Diest Medical Center EMS staff. The vehicle was totaled in the accident. Investigating deputy Dave Turpen charged Mason Myers with Failure to Prove Security in an Accident and Operating While Intoxicated.

 • Entries are now being accepted for this year's Bill Riley Talent Search at the Hamilton County Fair.

 A Bill Riley Talent Search contest is scheduled for Saturday, July 23 during the 2015 Hamilton County Fair in Webster City.  The event will be on the Ed Prince Stage beginning at 4 pm. Competition includes a Senior division for ages 13 to 21 and a Sprout division for ages 2 to 12.   The winner from each age group qualifies to participate in the  annual Iowa State Fair Talent Search in Des Moines. Vocalists, dancers and instrumentalists are encouraged to participate.  There are no categories for combos, rock bands or similar musical groups.  There is no cost to enter. Local chairperson is Tennie Carlson, Hamilton County Fair Board member from Stratford. Entries are due by July 11th and maybe mailed or made in person at the Secretary’s Office on the Hamilton County Fairgrounds. Contest rules and entry blanks are available at the Secretary’s Office on the Hamilton County Fairgrounds or on the Fair’s website www.hamiltoncountyfairia.com.This year’s Hamilton County Fair is set for July 19-24.      

 • People's Credit Union acquires Frontier Community Credit Union of Fort Dodge.

 Plans have been announced by People's Credit Union of Webster City for the acquistion of Frontier Community Credit Union of Fort Dodge. People's Credit Union will take over the assets and control of the Fort Dodge credit union as of June 1. On Thursday,the Fort Dodge location of People's Credit Union at 13 South Third Street will officially open. Talks between both People's Credit Union and Frontier Community Credit Union have been underway since last fall. Frontier Community Credit Union first opened for business over 50 years ago with $19 million in assets. People's Credit Union has assets of $31 million. There will be no change in regards to staff with the merger. Last year, People's Credit Union purchased Lehigh Valley Credit Union in Lehigh.

 • Two injured in Sunday afternoon motorcycle accident near Lehigh.
 • Webster City man charged in Friday night robbery of the Jewell Casey's store.



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    Mason City man accused of trying to murder his girlfriend
    A court hearing has been set for next week for a Mason City man charged with first-degree kidnapping and attempted murder. Police say 43-year-old Jason Clausen assaulted his girlfriend shortly before 6 o’clock Sunday morning. The woman was taken to Mercy-North Iowa with what were described as serious injuries. Clausen was arrested and charged with […]
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    Iowa towns prep for rhubarb festivals (audio)
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    Researchers try to find origins of PED virus in hogs
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