• Webster City Police investigating early morning robbery at Kum and Go.
At 2:03 Friday morning,May 22 the Webster City Police Department received a report of a silent panic alarm being sent from the Kum and Go Store located at 1102 Second Street. Officers were in the area and arrived on scene within one minute of being notified of the alarm.
Officers arrived and found that the subject had fled on foot from the store. A subsequent interview of the clerk revealed that a sub...ject had entered the store, displayed a handgun and demanded money. The clerk complied with the demand and the subject fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.
The subject was described as between 5’8” to 5’11” tall, with a slender build. The subject was wearing dark colored pants, a University of Cincinnati Bearcats hoodie, black face mask and red sneakers. The picture of the subject is below.,
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Webster City Police Department at (515) 832-9166 or Hamilton County Crime Stoppers using the following anonymous methods:
● Call the tip line at 800-873-TIPS (8477). These phone lines have no recording device.
● Text your tip to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637) then type keyword “IA40” before you type your message.
● Call the local tip line at 515-832-8473. These phone lines have no recording device.
The Webster City Police Department was assisted by the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office and the Boone County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit.
• Webster City Community School Board to meet Tuesday evening.
The Webster City Community School Board will meet Tuesday evening at 6:00 p.m. at the school administration building at 825 Beach Street. The agenda will include a student presentation, a review of legislative priorities, approve a special education contract, updating the school calendar for 2015-16 and set the June and July board meeting dates. There will also be a look at personnel matters including resignations, a voluntary transfer request and contract recommendations. The Webster City school board will meet in closed session for the annual evaluation of the superintendent.
• Stratford School Board preparing for summer projects.
Summer projects at Stratford elementary school were reviewed at Wednesday's board meeting. Superintendent Sarah Binder said the work will include the installation of new carpeting in the school office, the hallway, computer lab and library with the work to commence August 3. The plumbing work will include new faucets for the classrooms,adult restroom sinks and faucets, a new sink for the concession stand,and a stool in the girls restroom in the gym hallway.The work will begin in June with the completion in time for the start of the school year.
Superintendent Binder informed the Stratford school board Wednesday on the fire inspection report and corrective action plan. The report included six citations. They included documentation provided by independent certified extinguisher,one required an immediate repair with the work to be done this summer. There will also be work on providing a heat detection system in the school kitchen and a smoke detector in the lunchroom.
The Stratford school board will be recognizing the retirements of staff members Darrell Borer and Linda Swedlund for their many years of outstanding service. A celebrating of their accomplishments will be held Thursday afternoon, May 21 at 2:00 p.m.
The recipients of the Marsha Simonson Memorial Scholarship were announced. The students are Brittany Carlson and Colby Deakman. There was also a report on the summer professional growth and development opportunities. They include the autistic spectrum class in June,C.G.I. Leadership Team on June 25 and 27, and a coaching camp
The Stratford school board will receive the data next month in regards to the MAP, FAST and Reading tests over the spring. The board also learned that the Stratford elementary school was recognized as the recipient of being a school with Paramount status. Four schools in the state were honored with the Paramount award this year.
• South Hamilton Community School Board to meet Friday for a special session.
• Avian flu forces cancellation of poultry show at the Wright County District Junior Fair.