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Motorcycles and Vietnam war Veterans preparing to depart from the Boondocks.

 • Century and Heritage Farms from Hamilton County announced at the Iowa State Fair.

 Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey recognized Century and Heritage Farm families during the Iowa State Fair again this year. To qualify, a family must have owned at least 40 acres for 100 yeard or more in the case of Century Farms and 150 years or more for a Heritage Farm. This year 366 Century Farms and 101 Heritage Farms were recognized. The 2015 Heritage Farms from Hamilton County included the David Carlson farm located near Stanhope of 330th Street. The same Carlson farm near Stanhope was also honored as a Century Farm recipient. The Century Farm honorees this year included the Earl and Mae Etta Cramer farm at 1728 Little Wall Lake near Blairsburg, the R.Kathleen Hemmen Trust farm at 2564 240th Street near Blairsburg and the Larry O'Connor farm at 2111 250th Street near Webster City.

 • Nessa trial moved to January

 The trial of a Webster City man facing charges after an incident in Story County is now set for early next year. 53 year old Terry Nessa is accused of first degree burglary, willful injury causing serious injury and third degree criminal mischief. On Wednesday, the trial date for Nessa was set for January 26,2016 in Story County District County. Both Nessa and 50 year old Ted Larson pleaded not guilty to the charges filed against them. The two men allegedly broke into a rural McCallsburg home on December 13,2014. They allegedly assault Lyndal Olson who lived in the residence. Olson suffered injuries as a result. Two vehicles were vandalized in Olson's driveway and are accused of breaking the windows to his barn.The trial for Ted Larson will begin September 15 in Story County District Court in Nevada. Larson is the former head wrestling coach for Webster City High School and district transportation director while Nessa was a former volunteer wrestling coach. Both men have been released on bond.

 • Nomination papers can be taken out for municipal elections in Hamilton County

 Hamilton County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections Kim Schaa announced that nomination papers for the November 3 municipal elections are available. The papers can be picked up at the city clerk's office in your community. The terms will all expire at the end of the year. In Blairsburg, Troy Hassebrock is up for election as mayor while there are three members on the city council that will be up for election. They are Arne Fagervik,Shirley J. Nelson and Marlin Pruismann. In Ellsworth, Gregory Campbell is up for election of the community with the terms of Marv Norem, Stephen M. Holt and Dewaine Zimmerman  up for election on the city council. Mickey Walker's term as mayor of Jewell will end at the end of this year with Jewell council members Bruce G. Johnson and Fred Marcalus up for election. Kamrar mayor Jeannette Tempel and and two council members Jason Moon and Amy Pigsley will be up for election this November.In the other communities across Hamilton County, Gregg Wright's term as the mayor of Randall will expire on December 31 with council members Carlene Enderson and Shawn Murphy up for election. Three city council members in Stanhope will face election this November. Terms expiring are those of Roger Hayes,Jr, Susan K. Moore and Nila Zanker. Stanhope mayor Harold Hove is also facing election this year. In Stratford the terms of Travis Sonksen and Rick Woodard will be expiring December 31. In Williams, Jessica Hiemstra's term as mayor will end on December 31 with council members Tracy Nicholson and Patsy Weldin also up for election. In Webster City, the terms of council members Doug Getter and Geary Meyer will end this year. There are two seats on the Fuller Hall Board of Trustee that are up for election. The seats belong to John Van Diest and Dan Asklund. The terms for both members expire December 31,2016. For Kendall Young Library board,the term of Kellee Shey will expire December 31,2015 and L. Richard Anderson's term expires December 31,2016. All nomination papers need to be returned by Thursday,September 17 at 5:00 p.m. to city clerk's office in your community.

 • Northeast Hamilton Community School Board to meet Thursday evening.
 • Arrest warrant issued for Webster City man following an incident in Fort Dodge.



Rest Of Tonight...Partly cloudy before midnight. Isolated thunderstorms before midnight and early morning. Numerous showers after midnight...Then widespread thunderstorms early in the morning. Some thunderstorms May produce heavy rainfall early in the morning. Low in the lower 60s. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.
Friday...Breezy. Showers and isolated thunderstorms in the morning...Then showers likely and isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. Some thunderstorms May produce heavy rainfall in the morning. High around 70. Southeast wind 10 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.
Friday Night...Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms through midnight. Low in the upper 50s. North wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.

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Natalie Stark and Mary Harris
had a great time at POET
Biorefining's luncheon and
tour of their facility in Jewell!

HERO Board Members Brian Miller,
Zack Chizek, & Kay Ross interviewed
for HERO Foundation. Other board
members include (not pictured): Jeff
Pingel, Holly Stroner, Jerry Kloberdanz
& Jake Pulis.

Our friends at our local Webster
City Hy-Vee getting ready for the
Hamilton County Fair Parade!

Brian Imbus hypnotized people 
during the Hamilton County Fair!