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Webster City Community Chorus rehearsing for their annual Christmas concert set for December 6 and 7 at Asbury United Methodist Church.

 • Clarion City Council rename street in honor of the founder of Hagie Manufacturing

 The Clarion City Council this week announced the renaming of 8th Street Northwest to Ray Hagie Drive. Hagie founded the company that bears his name in 1947. A new sign will be installed in the next few weeks. 

Florene Swanson representing Vision 2020 presented the council with a Certificate of Equality for advancing gender equality through shared leadership among women and men on appointed boards and commissions of the Clarion City Council. Swanson told the council that there are four counties and seventeen cities in Iowa are compliance. The council approved the reappointment of Steve Terhark as police chief, Rich Bordwell as city attorney, and city administrator Rochelle Pohlman.

There was a discussion on a list of properties in Clarion that have junk, junk vehicles or other unsightly debris. Police Chief Terhark has sent letters to many of the addresses on a list presented to the council. A meeting is scheduled for this Monday between police chief Terhark, city administrator Rochelle Pohlman and mayor Mike Nail to discuss derelict properties

The Clarion city council voted to discontinue metering individual mobile homes located in the Mobile Home Parks and water supply will be metered through a meter located in the water pit located in the mobile home park.

 • Northeast Hamilton Community School Board will meet Thursday night.

 The December meeting of the Northeast Hamilton Community School Board will be Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m at the elementary media center in Blairsburg. The board will approve a modified allowable growth/dropout prevention grant for the district, consider the purchase of a school vehicle, discuss negotiating for the new school contract,review last month's Iowa Association of School Board convention and plans for mental health services. There will be reports by school superintendent Mike Sherwood and assistant superintendent Mike Kruger

 • Hamilton County Compensation Board sets salaries for next fiscal year.

 On Tuesday afternoon, the Hamilton County Compensation Board set the salaries of the county's elected officials for the 2016 fiscal year. County auditor Kim Schaa and new county treasurer Joni Hilpipre could see an increase in their salaries of five percent. The rest of the county elected officials will see their salaries increase four percent pending final approval by the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors. The current salaries include the county attorney at $69,661, county auditor at $55,236, county recorder at $53,720, county sheriff at $72,249, all three county supervisors at $36,800 and county treasurer at $54,086. The vote was 4 to 1 in favor of increasing the salaries. Board member Tim Neuroth casted the no vote. Hamilton County Supervisors will take action on the recommendation by the compensation board in the next few weeks. Kelly Wirtz was named as the new chairperson for the compensation board with Tim Neuroth as secretary for 2015

 • Stanhope City Council approves an increase in water, solid waste and sanitary sewer rates.
 • Jewell motorist escapes injury in Saturday night accident.



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