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Hamilton County's Special Olympic athletes and law enforcement in the Torch Run parade held Thursday,May 21.

 • Webster City Community School Board to meet Tuesday evening.

 The Webster City Community School Board will meet Tuesday evening at 6:00 p.m. at the school administration building at 825 Beach Street. The agenda will include a student presentation, a review of legislative priorities, approve a special education contract, updating the school calendar for 2015-16 and set the June and July board meeting dates. There will also be a look at personnel matters including resignations, a voluntary transfer request and contract recommendations. The Webster City school board will meet in closed session for the annual evaluation of the superintendent.

 • Stratford School Board preparing for summer projects.

 Summer projects at Stratford elementary school were reviewed at Wednesday's board meeting. Superintendent Sarah Binder said the work will include the installation of new carpeting in the school office, the hallway, computer lab and library with the work to commence August 3. The plumbing work will include new faucets for the classrooms,adult restroom sinks and faucets, a new sink for the concession stand,and  a stool in the girls restroom in the gym hallway.The work will begin in June with the completion in time for the start of the school year.

Superintendent Binder informed the Stratford school board Wednesday on the fire inspection report and corrective action plan. The report included six citations. They included documentation provided by independent certified extinguisher,one required an immediate repair with the work to be done this summer. There will also be work on providing a heat detection system in the school kitchen and a smoke detector in the lunchroom.

The Stratford school board will be recognizing the retirements of staff members Darrell Borer and Linda Swedlund for their many years of outstanding service. A celebrating of their accomplishments will be held Thursday afternoon, May 21 at 2:00 p.m.

The recipients of the Marsha Simonson Memorial Scholarship were announced. The students are Brittany Carlson and Colby Deakman. There was also a report on the summer professional growth and development opportunities. They include the autistic spectrum class in June,C.G.I. Leadership Team on June 25 and 27,  and a coaching camp

The Stratford school board will receive the data next month in regards to the MAP, FAST and Reading tests over the spring. The board also learned that the Stratford elementary school was recognized as the recipient of being a school with Paramount status. Four schools in the state were honored with the Paramount award this year. 

 • South Hamilton Community School Board to meet Friday for a special session.

 A special meeting of the South Hamilton Community School Board has been called for Friday morning at 7:45 at the middle school high school board room. The board will discuss the use of a project and construction management company and group and the possible hiring of a firm for the project. 

 • Avian flu forces cancellation of poultry show at the Wright County District Junior Fair.
 • Special meeting of the Webster City City Council set for Thursday.



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Time for a playing in the snow selfie with
Natalie, Rhonda, Mary and Myra. 

Chuck Long former IA Hawkeye quarterback
made a visit to KQWC...We had to get a 
picture with him and signed autographs! 

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