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 • Wilson denied post conviction relief.

 The man accused in the death of a Clare woman fifteen years ago had his application for post conviction relief denied on Monday. Mark Wilson was found guilty in March,2010 of Murder in the First Degree, a class A felony for the 2001 death of Joni Manning. Wilson was also convicted of Theft in the Second Degree, a class D felon. On April 30,2010, Wilson was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole as required by Iowa law. In his post conviction relief action, Wilson's arguments primarily revolved around claims that his charging documents and indictments filed by the State of Iowa were defective and illegal or inconsistent with Iowa law and that his original trial counsel was ineffective. Wilson argued that his trial counsel failed to adequately question jurors and failed to rescind objectionable statements made by the prosecutor in closing. Wilson also raised issues that his appellate counsel was ineffective for raising the same issues on appeal. Webster County District Judge Kurt Wilke found each of Wilson's claims to be without merit. In denying the application for post conviction relief, the Court held that Wilson failed to prove his attorney's assistance at trial was ineffective or show that any of the State's charging documents were contrary to Iowa law. Wilson was represented in the post conviction relief action by Daniel Feistner. Assistant Iowa Attorney General Susan Krisko and Former Webster County Attorney Ricki L. Osborn prosecuted Wilson in the 2010 murder trial and Assistant Webster County Attorney Brad McIntyre represented the State of Iowa in the post-conviction relief action.

 • Hamilton County Board of Supervisors to meet Tuesday morning.

 Another meeting of the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors will be Tuesday morning at 9:00 in the supervisors board room. The board will discuss personnel matters in the secondary roads,sheriff,wellness and social service departments. A contract with IP Pathways will be reviewed. The board will set the date and time for the 2017 fiscal year budget hearing for March 8,2016. Resolutions for bank depositories will be reviewed. The revised Iowa Department of Transportation Fiscal Year 2016 Five Year Construction Program will be presented to the board plus other matters.

 • South Hamilton Community School Board to meet Monday evening in Jewell.

 A meeting of the South Hamilton Community School Board will be this Monday,February 8 at 6:00 p.m. at the middle school high school board room in Jewell. The board will present a Hawk Friend of Education Award to Gene Greenfield at Monday's meeting. A discussion and approval of the 2016-17 school calendar will be on the agenda. Other items for discussion will include a look at the 2016-17 Modified Supplemental Amount Application for Dropout Prevention program, consider a fundraising request from Gaige Pickering, appoint two directors to serve on the Bargaining Ad Hoc Committee, and consider procedures of operation for district policies and procedures.The South Hamilton school board will receive update from principals Paul Hemphill and Scott Dryer and from superintendent Ken Howard.

 • Wright County Board of Supervisors to meet Monday morning.
 • Kendall Young Library Board to meet Tuesday evening.



Tonight...Partly cloudy. Bitterly cold. Breezy. Low zero to 5 below. Northwest wind 15 to 20 mph with gusts to around 35 mph Decreasing to around 10 mph after midnight. Lowest wind chill readings around 15 below after midnight.
Wednesday...Very cold. Mostly cloudy through mid morning...Then a slight chance of light snow before noon. Cloudy with a chance of light snow in the afternoon. High around 15. North wind 5 to 10 mph shifting to the east in the afternoon. Chance of snow 50 percent. Lowest wind chill readings around 15 below in the morning.
Wednesday Night...Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of light snow in the evening. Low near zero. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

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