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

 • Webster City school board approves contracts for five staff members plus resignations and a transfer request.

 There will be five new staff members joining the Webster City Community School District when school begins August 24. The Webster City school board Tuesday evening approved the hiring of Katie Elliott for high school science, Linda Jansen for high school special education, Mary Karbula for middle school special education, Cami McCoy for Pleasant View Kindergarten and Tanner Urich for high school science. The board accepted the resignations of Mary Karbula as a paraeducator and Loretta Martzahl as high school counselor. A transfer request from Brenda Dahlstrom from St. Paul four year old preschool to Pleasant View Pre Kindergarten and Special Education was accepted.

The Webster City school board also watched presentations by Evan Mark and Luke Rohmiller on what they have learned in Ben Jass' Reverse Engineering course. Both students explained the inner workings of tools in the industrial arts classroom.

In other matters, the Webster City school board approved the first reading on the policy for the school calendar. This is for the start of the academic year to begin the week of August 23. The second reading of the policy will be at the June meeting. The board will review the five legislative priorities to be submitted to the Iowa Association of School Board for final approval. The Webster City Community School Board will meet in June on June 29 and in July on July 13 with both meetings beginning at 6:00 p.m.

 • Webster County reports its first case of avian flu.

 Officials with the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship announced Tuesday that there are two more probable cases of avian flu in the state. One of those probable cases is in Webster County at a commercial laying operation with an estimated 160,000 birds that has experienced increased mortality. The other probable case is in Adair County at a commercial laying operation  with an estimated 975,000 birds affected. This now brings to 66 cases of the disease in the state. The Agriculture Department has quarantined both facilities. Once the presence of the disease is confirmed, all birds on the property will be humanely euthanized to prevent the spread of the disease. 

 • Hamilton County Board of Supervisors to meet Tuesday morning.

 The Hamilton County Board of Supervisors this Tuesday will receive reports from Roxanne Dass on America's Renewable Future and from Van Diest Supply on the anhydrous tanks at the Blairsburg site. There will be a look at personnel issues for the county sheriff, social services and public health departments. Contracts and agreements with Solutions,Incorporated, IP Pathways, Covenant Medical Center for inpatient detox and a railroad detour agreement on Highway 17 will be reviewed at the meeting. Pay estimates for Drainage Districts 9 and 47 will be discussed by the board plus other matters. The meeting of the Hamilton County Supervisors will be Tuesday morning at 9:00 a.m.

 • Changes for Monday's Memorial Day services in Webster City
 • Hancock County Fatality.



Today...Mostly sunny. Warmer. High in the lower 80s. West wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight...Mostly clear. Low in the upper 50s. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday...Mostly sunny in the morning...Then mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. High around 80. South wind 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.

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Yup... That would be our "Woody" interviewing
a sheep at our local Webster City Hy-Vee!

Look closely! Picture taken on Memorial
Day, May 25th, 2015 during a Severe
Thunderstorm right outside of Webster City.
No worries... this is not a tornado. This is just
peculiar rain coming down in one spot.

Boys from T&T Line-X did a great job recording!