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Fall harvest work on October 12 near Duncombe.

 • Former Webster City resident and softball coach charged with crack cocaine possession.


A former Webster City resident and Carlisle softball coach was arrested Thursday night on charges of possession of crack cocaine. Jim Flaws turned himself in to Des Moines Police after his arrest on October 16. Flaws is a 1977 graduate of Webster City High School. This summer he was given the Plaque of Distinction Award by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union. Flaws was named Iowa Girls Coaches Association Coach of the Year five times and a finalist for National Coach of the Year this year. Carlisle School Superintendent Bryce Amos said Friday that Flaws is currently on administrative leave while the school district investigates the situation.

 • Webster City school board to meet Monday evening.

 A presentation by Webster City Middle School staff members and students will be one of the agenda items facing the Webster City Community School Board when they meet Monday evening at 6:00 at the school administration building. The board will look at a policy and inventory for textbooks, receive the certified enrollment figure for the 2014-15 school year, approve a special education contract and fund transfer. Prior to Monday's board meeting there will be an informal board session with the Webster City, Stratford, and Northeast Hamilton boards at 5:00 in the school conference room.

 • No change in enrollment for Northeast Hamilton School.

 The Northeast Hamilton Community School Board learned Thursday night that there was no change in the enrollment for the 2014-15 school year. Superintendent Mike Sherwood said the number is at 212 students which remained the same as last  school year. The enrollment count was held October 1. Plans for Professional Development meetings during the school year were discussed. Northeast Hamilton students will be dismissed at 1:30 on the second Wednesday afternoon of each month beginning next month through February plus on April 15 and May 6,2015. 

Northeast Hamilton board members approved 28-E agreements with the Webster City school district for technology, media center director, instrumental music and secretarial work. The board also will be submitting a grant before the deadline next Friday for teacher leadership and compensation.The draft application for the grant will be reviewed for final approval next week.

In other matters,the Northeast Hamilton board hired Chase Pruismann as assistant boys basketball coach for this season. A special education contract between Northeast Hamilton and Webster City was approved. Board members will  be sending out requests to district residents to serve on the School Improvement Advisory Committe. A meeting date of the committee will be announced.

The new district website is online. The address is www.northeasthamilton.org features information about the school and their activities.

The November meeting of the Northeast Hamilton school board will be on Tuesday, November 18 at 6:00 p.m. at the school elementary media center.

 • Hamilton County sees a slight increase in its unemployment rate for September.
 • Webster City Airport Commission to meet Tuesday afternoon.



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    Former Clinton man given prison time for bank robbery
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    High School football playoff pairings will use a new format this year
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    Davenport approves a coyote hunting ordinance
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    Regents’ discussion of tuition increase turns to talk of another freeze
    The Board of Regents held a discussion today on a proposed tuition increase at the three state schools. That discussion quickly turned to a proposal for another tuition freeze. Regent Larry McKibben of Marshalltown says he is concerned about figures showing Iowa college students graduating with the sixth highest debt load in the country. “I’m […]
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