• Webster City Parks and Recreation to discuss the plans for a dog park at Sketchley Park next month.
Due to the absence of some board members Thursday afternoon, there was no action taken on the agenda items presented to the Webster City Parks and Recreation Commission. Instead the board met with a group of local residents presenting their plans for a proposed dog park in the community. Sketchley Park on the east end of Webster City is the possible location for it. The group said there are volunteers lined up to get started on the project with obstacle courses and fencing to be built at the site. The Webster City Parks and Recreation Commission will meet at Sketchley Park on May 15 to look over the park area for the proposed dog park site.
• Northeast Hamilton School Board to meet Monday morning.
A special meeting of the Northeast Hamilton Community School Board has been called for Monday morning at 10 in the ICN room of the school in Blairsburg. The board members will consider the proposed form of the whole grade sharing agreement with the Webster City School District. A date for a public hearing on the whole grade sharing agreement with Webster City for grades 7 through 12 for the 2015-16 school year will be set by the board. There will also be the acceptance of resignations from staff plus other matters.
• 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.
• Roland Story School Board highlights.