• Iowa Falls standoff ends in a man being shot and killed.
Law enforcement authorities shot and killed man after a standoff Thursday afternoon in Iowa Falls. The name of the individual who was killed has not been released. Iowa State Patrol spokesman Sgt. Scott Bright said the man was held up in his home just west of downtown Iowa Falls. Officers from the Iowa Falls Police Department were trying to talk the man out after he was being held inside the home. A tactical team from the Iowa State Patrol was called in to assist at the scene. The man came outside of the home and yelling at the officers from the front porch. He then pulled out a weapon from his pants and pointed the gun at the officers. Law enforcement then shot and killed the man. The incident remains under investigation.
• Webster City City Council to meet Monday afternoon.
The next Webster City City Council meeting is Monday afternoon at 5:15 p.m. in the city council chambers. The agenda includes two appointments to the Civil Service Commission,approval of establishing an investment advisory committee. There will also be the first reading of an ordinance to repeal the position of city treasurer. The first reading of a proposed ordinance concerning the Senior Citizens Center Advisory Board will be held. A request to replace the carpet in the City Hall hallways,council chambers and conference room will be considered. The council make a motion on the request to submit a grant application to the U.S.Department of Justice for a "Bulletproof Vest Partnership" grant for the Police Department.
In other matters the council will set the date for a work session on the proposed animal control ordinance. A public hearing will be held at 5:30 p.m. on the proposed maps,specifications and form of contract for the Water Distribution System Improvement Project.Following the business at city hall, the council will travel to the former Beam building at 1700 West Second Street for a tour of the facility.
• Roland Story School Board highlights.
Last Monday evening, the Roland Story Community School Board accepted the bid from Academy Roofing for $84,000 for work on the middle school roofing project. A bid from Bailey Roofing for $66,900 for the high school roofing project was accepted. Both of the roofing projects will begin at the conclusion of the school year in early June. The Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Guarantee resolution was approved. The Roland Story Board also adopted the 2015 Fiscal Year proposed budget.
A contract with the Canvass for the Student Learning Management System was approved. The list of graduates for the class of 2014 was approved pending the succesful completion of the graduation requirements. The school calendar for 2014-15 was approved. Opening day of classes will be Thursday,August 14 with the final day being Thursday,May 21,2015 weather permitting.
There will be an increase in meal prices for the 2014-15 school year. Pre-kindergarten through 12th grade breakfast will be at $1.40 for students and adults at $1.65. Pre-kindergarten through 4th grade lunch will be set at $2.15, 5 to 12th grades at $2.25 and adults at $3.30 Special milk prices did not change however the name will now by referred to as snack time milk.
In other matters, the board approved an increase in pay for summer school teachers to $25 per hour and to approve a third class to be added as recommended by Principal Kate Hartzler. Requests for the FFA students to attend the national convention and for the high school basebal team to attend the College World Series in Omaha were approved.
The board accepted the resignations of assistant musical/variety show director Cathy Hermanson and elementary principal secretary Patty Schlorholtz. A contract for boy's golf coach Mike Risdal was approved. Contracts were also approved for learning coaches Michelle Sodestrum, Jil Hogan, Shelly Broich and Cheryl Larson. The board rejected the bids for the bus maintenance facilty in Roland and to rework the design, since the bids were over the budget. A nursing contract for Kristin Greenfield for next school year was approved.
• Veishea task force study committee selected.
• Webster City Middle School Parent Teacher Conferences set for Monday,April 21.