• Webster City man charged with damage to the Links Golf Course.
A 19 year old Webster City man has been arrested and charged with damage done to the Links Golf Course on September 14. Avery Scott Jackson has been charged with Burglary in the Third Degree and Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree.Webster City Police were dispatched to the golf course on the north end of the city to investigate the damage done to the property. When they arrived the police observed damage to the putting green near the club house. On further investigation, officers discovered that entry had been made to several of the sheds on the property. Inside the shed numerous items were reported missing and damaged. Over the course of several days, the investigation into the incident led officers to locate some of the stolen items and develop suspects. Jackson was apprehended by local police on September 19. Burglary in the Third Degree is a Class D Felony punishable by up to five years and a fine of at least $750 and no more than $7500. Criminal mischief in the second degree is also a Class D felony punishable by a confinement of up to five years and a fine of at least $750 and no more than $7500. Webster City Police Chief Shiloh Mork said the investigation is ongoing and additional arrests are expected. Webster City Police were assisted in the case by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office and Hamilton County Attorney's Office.
• A night of Homecoming royalty in Hamilton County!
Two Hamilton County high schools held their coronation ceremonies Thursday night for Homecoming. Seth Crouthamel and Harleigh McKee were crowned as the 2014 Homecoming king and queen in the Webster City ceremony. The other contestants for queen at Webster City High School were Grace Bryan, Kenady Highland, Hannah Meyers and Olivia Tasler. The king candidates were Kyle Anderson, Cody Blair, Rylee Lawson and Cal Zahn.
The South Hamilton High School Homecoming queen and king are Carly Swenson and Jacob Heeren. The other contestants for queen were Sidney Alsager, Melinda Johnson, Amanda Teig and Sarah Rueger. This year's king candidates were Andy Cook, Caleb Olson,J.D. Rader and Sam Waid.
Pep rallies will be a part of Homecoming activities on Friday at both high school buildings. The annual Webster City High School Homecoming Parade begins at 2:30 in downtown Webster City. The parade will feature floats, bands, fire trucks and more. The parade begins at West Twin Park heading north on Seneca then west on Second and turning south on Des Moines Street where it will end at the Middle School.
Webster City will face Greene County in the football game set for 7:30 Friday night with the coverage on KQWC AM 1570. The South Hamilton Hawks will take on Ogden at 7:00 p.m. You can hear the game on KQWC FM 95.7. Both games will be heard on the internet at kqradio.com.
The Homecoming dance at South Hamilton will be held Friday night at the school gym from 10 until 12 midnight. Webster City's Homecoming dance will be Saturday night from 8:00 until 11:00 p.m.
• Fort Dodge man charged with illegal tattooing.
Fort Dodge Police in coordination with the Webster County Health Department and Webster County Attorney's Office investigated multiple tips related to the tattooing of minors and the operation of illegal tattoo establishments within the Fort Dodge area. Through their investigation the Webster County Health Department became aware of at least one individual who is alleged to have operated an unlicensed tattoo establishment out of his residence. A search warrant was obtained for the Jesse James Blair residence at 403 A Street in Fort Dodge. On September 19 investigators with the Fort Dodge Police and Webster County Sheriff's Office executed the search warrant at the Blair residence. Substantial evidence related to the operation of an illegal tattoo establishment was located and seized. Through their investigation officers learned of multiple individuals who received tattoos within the residence. Officers arrested 31 year old Jesse James Blair for Tattooing from an Unlicensed Establishment, a serious misdemeanor. The Fort Dodge Police Department is asking anyone with information related to illegal establishments or the tattooing of minors to contact the Environmental Health Division of the Webster County Health Department in Fort Dodge at 515-573-4107.
• Fort Dodge motorist injured in a one vehicle accident in Hardin County Thursday afternoon.
• Legion Tootsie Roll Drive set for Saturday.