• Wright County Supervisors look at ambulance transfer issues.
On Monday the Wright County Board of Supervisors continued their discussion with officials of county emergency medical staff members on the future of ambulance transfers. There was no final decision reached by the parties as they each figured out how to help out with the country transfers with Iowa Specialty Hospital in Clarion. Discussion on this issue will be revisited in a few weeks.
The supervisors went on to approve a joint drainage district assessment with Hamilton County. In one other matter,the Wright County board of supervisors voted to have another hearing at a date to be set on the work for drainage district 131 located near Clarion. The consensus was to televise the whole line.
• Death investigation in Cambridge.
The Huxley Police Department Monday evening responded to 117 Race Street in Cambridge in response to a welfare check. Upon checking the residence, the officers located a deceased female in an upstairs bedroom with multiple gunshot wounds. A weapon matching the caliber of spent casings found near the body was located inside the residence. The body was transported to the Iowa State Medical Examiner's Office in Ankeny where an autopsy is to be performed today. On Tuesday morning, the suspect 44 year old Jeremy Michael Cory was arrested and charged with Murder in the First Degree. Cory was arrested by members of the Huxley Police Department and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation. He was then transported to the Story County Jail in Nevada. The incident is still being investigated.
• Webster City Middle School to raise money to reopen Webster Theater.
The Webster City Middle School students on Thursday will be raising money to help reopen the downtown Webster Theater. On Thursday morning, students can purchase tickets to a choice of six movies to be shown in separate classrooms. The movies are Despicable Me 2, Frozen, Sandlot 2, Monsters University, Little Rascals and Partly Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Two. The students can purchase a movie ticket for one dollar, a drink for one dollar, a bag of popcorn for one dollar and wear slippers for the day again for one dollar. At 1:30 Thursday afternoon, the students will go to the movie they purchased. Thursday's event is made possible through the Project Business class and their instructor Patsy Brock. The purpose is for the students to support their community and working towards a common goal for their Class of 2018. All of the money raised will be presented to the HERO (Help Entertain and Restore Organization) group in the effort of reopening the Webster Theater.
• Drug Drop Off Day set for April 26.
• Van Diest Medical Center Board to meet Tuesday night.