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Ground breaking for the new location of WCF Financial Bank on April 16.

 • Hamilton County Conservation Board turn down plans for can collection project at Bells Mill Park.

 The Hamilton County Conservation Board voted to turn down the request from the Stratford Stride for pop can collection site at Bells Mill Park near Stratford on Tuesday. The club was going to use the money collected from the can site for their many projects. Hamilton County Conservation Director Brian Lammers said the reason that the request was rejected was due to setting a precedent with other organizations in the county offering a similar activity in other county parks. Other concerns focused on safety, an infestation of insects and rodents, the site used as a dumpster for garbage and the county parks carry out policy that has been in place the last few years.

Work on the new cabin facilities at Briggs Woods and Little Wall Lake Parks are nearing completion. Director Lammers said that reservations for the latest cabin sites will be accepted in time for next month's Memorial Day weekend. An open house for the cabins is set for sometime in June.

A request to allow the Border Brigade Archery Club to have a 3D target shoot event in May at Briggs Woods Park was approved by the Conservation Board Tuesday morning. The event will be held northwest of Shelter Number 3 inside the park. The board will evaluate this event at its conclusion to see if similar target shoot events will be held during the summer and early fall months.

The next Hamilton County Conservation Board meeting will be Thursday,May 29 at 9:30 at the Briggs Woods Conservation Office.

 • Boy and Cub Scouts thank everyone for food and can donations!


The annual Scouting For Food and Pop Can drive was held Saturday by member of Boy Scout Troop 17 and Cub Scout Pack 583. Scouts and their family members canvassed Webster City collecting donations of redeemable beverage containers and non perishable food items. Approximately 24,000 cans and bottles were collected and sorted, which will give the Scouts $1,200 to put toward the Hamilton County Cub Scout Day Camp to be held June 20 and 21 at Briggs Woods Park, as well as other scouting activities. Non perishable food items exceeded 1,300 individual food and hygiene items that were donated to U.D.M.O. for local families in need. Scoutmaster Dave Bergeson wanted to thank the community for their ongoing support, as well as all volunteers that helped canvass and collect items last Saturday morning.


 • Hamilton County unemployment numbers down in March.

 Hamilton County saw a drop in its unemployment rate for March. The Iowa Workforce Development office reported the rate was at 5.8 percent down from the February rate of 6.4 percent. There were 6,100 people employed in the county while 300 were without work in Hamilton County last month. Iowa's unemployment rate was 4.5 percent up from the February rate of 4.4 percent. The unemployment rates for surrounding counties showed Boone at 3.8 percent, Franklin at 5.2, Hardin at 5.1, Story at 3.3 percent, Webster at 5.8 percent and Wright at 5.1 percent.

 • Hamilton County Red Bull Division and Veterans Historical Monument to be dedicated next month.
 • Webster City Hotel Motel Tax Grant Applications to be accepted April 28.



Rest Of Tonight...Mostly cloudy. Low in the mid 40s. East wind 5 to 15 mph.
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Dave "The Shef" inspired the audience at
Wednesday night's Webster City Chamber
Dinner and Annual Meeting.

Kim Park helps Mike Weiman select his
ducks for door prizes at the annual Chamber